Stereophile did a review of the amp, they loved it. It retailed for $3500.00 when new and outputs 90wpc into 8 ohms. The pearl is Ken Ishiwata's 30th Anniversary Amplifier and was a statement piece at that time.
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There is Marantz (Japan) and Marantz USA. The latter no longer exists! The original Saul Marantz (and chief engineer Sid Smith) company was recognized from the early Fifties to the mid-Sixties as the purveyors of the finest tube gear! Alas, the arrival of cheap transistor gear (and a bankruptcy due to the development of the Model 10B tuner) led to the company's sale to a Japanese investor group's interest in using the Marantz name as a prestige label.
I was considering upgrading one of my integrateds recently and came close to pulling the trigger on a KI Pearl. I haven't heard one, but have owned a few Marantz pieces, including a KI Pearl SACD player, which is probably the nicest sounding source in my system. If it shares the same sonic DNA, expect it to be just a little on the warm side with lots of detail and very listenable. If you look at hifishark sales history they range between $1500 - $2000.