Stunning Performance from Marantz

Posted on 18th August, 2016

Stunning Performance from Marantz

If you've been looking for a simple, yet elegant solution for your music then look no further than the Marantz PM6006 Integrated Amplifier, combined with the CD6006 CD Player. Award-winning performance, for just over two-grand.

In fact, this exact combination has just been awarded Europe's most prestigious EISA award for Best Product for 2016/2017.

To quote the EISA jury:

If you’re seeking the high-end Marantz sound at a bargain price, this combination’s supremely polished, yet powerful performance won’t disappoint.

The PM6006 Integrated Amplifier ($1,090 RRP) with digital inputs is the upgraded successor of the multi-award-winning PM6005. Marantz has retained the pre-amp and power-amp sections that exclusively feature discrete components – not a single IC in sight of the signal path. The PM6006 is upgraded for peak current at the amplifier stage, which makes it possible to refine the sound in much more detail, which they say results in more clarity and transparency.

The CD6006 CD Player ($1,060 RRP) is a fine-tuned version with even more specially selected components and new layout circuit compared to its CD6005 predecessor, that UK's What Hi Fi awarded “Best CD player under £500”.

The Marantz engineers also added more rigid feet to further eliminate vibration. The oversized power supply feeds the digital and analogue circuitry of the player, where the high-quality CS4398 DAC converts digital signals to analogue, this is then ‘pushed’ to the gold-plated cinch outputs by Marantz’s own small signal amplifier, the HDAM-SA2.

For ultimate convenience, it has the same remote control that also controls the PM6006.

Another important feature once again in demand these days, the CD6006 also includes a newly developed, complex headphone amplifier with Headphone amp gain setting for a wider range of headphones.

In a market full of big ticket products, it's refreshing to see a high-performance HiFi combination at a realistic price tag. Visit your local dealer for an audition today.

Marantz is distributed in Australia by Qualifi.

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Marc Rushton

English born but now residing down under, StereoNET’s Founder is still buried deep in the review room auditioning everything from docks to soundbars, amplifiers and headphones. Marc is also the founder of the International Hi-Fi Show.

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