I contacted Marantz USA Support today and explained the hum situation. I informed the rep about the various online forums where numerous consumers are experiencing this same issue. He casually said that "many pre-pros have hum". He recommended that I buy a device called a "Hum- X". I said "so basically if consumers don't buy your matching amps, they will experience hum?". This seems to be the case. "So now I have to spend money to buy an ancillary 3rd party filter to fix what seems to be a Marantz design flaw?"
Well, this also seems to be the case. I ordered a hum-x via Amazon Prime for $59.00. What I like is that it installs inline with my Power Cord instead of being in the signal path via XLR's or RCA's. I will let everyone know in 3 days if the Hum-X cures the hum. This is disappointing and Marantz should fix the issue but if a $60 item will make the issue go away, this is still currently one of the best pre-pros for the money for sure.