Marantz PM6006 vs Audiolab 6000A

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Marantz PM6006 review

Amplifier Marantz PM6006 has a low body, and its front panel almost completely follows the design of the facade PM6005. In the center is a strip with LED diodes indicating the choice of source. Below is the Source Direct key to start the signal bypassing the tone block and adjust the balance, the key to select the speaker sets (A or B) and activate the Loudness function. Even lower are the tone and balance knobs. On the right is the volume control, on the left is the input selector. The facade also has a headphone jack and a power / standby button. The device is equipped with a universal remote control. Concerning power output in Marantz PM6006 vs Audiolab 6000A comparison we can see that Marantz has 40W while Audiolab offers us 50W. Both at 8 Ohm load. Marantz PM6006

Audiolab 6000A review

On board the device there are four digital inputs - a pair of optical and coaxial ones, capable of receiving a signal as high as 24 bit / 192 kHz. Three digital filters are provided: fast decay, slow decay, and minimum phase. In the headphone amplifier, the current feedback works. The MM phono stage circuit is made on field-effect transistors. In circuitry, much attention was paid to shielding the preamplifier section, protecting it from interference. Audiolab 6000A

Marantz PM6006 pros & cons

Pros

  • Marantz has a fundamental understanding of what looks good, especially when you stack a PM6006 on it and make your other friends jealous
  • iDevice Management

Cons

  • I've had issues with volume control because the remote is too sensitive and makes it difficult to fine-tune the volume

Audiolab 6000A pros & cons

Pros

  • The flexibility provided by the slew of digital inputs allowed me to streamline and simplify my stereo
  • Good bass control

Cons

  • I find the front panel unattractive

Votes 15 15
Rating 3.6 3.6

Integrated amplifiers comparison chart

Overall
Marantz PM6006
7.7
Audiolab 6000A
6.7
7
10
10
3
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Common

Product

Marantz PM6006
Audiolab 6000A

Model

PM6006
6000A

Brand

Marantz
Audiolab

Reviews

160
1

Amplifier

Channels

2
2

Power output (RMS), W/Ohm

90/8, 120/4
100/8, 150/4

Power output per channel, W/Ohm

40/8, 55/4
50/8, 75/4

Output Impedance, Ohm

8,4
8,4

Frequency response

10Hz-70KHz
20Hz-20KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.08
0.004

Signal-to-noise ratio, dB

83
110

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

CS4398 192 KHz/24-bit
ES9018K2M 384 KHz/32-bit

Speaker A/B switching

Pure direct mode

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

Control

Bass

Treble

Balance

Remote control

Extensive connection

Optical digital input/output

2/0
2/0

Coaxial digital input/output

1/0
2/0

Phono (MM) input

1
1

Subwoofer output

0
0

Headphone outputs

1
1

USB

0
1

Preamplifier outputs (pair)

0
1

Main inputs (pair)

0
0

Line level inputs (pair)

5
5

XLR inputs (pair)

0
0

Record outputs (pair)

1
0

DC trigger output (12V)

0
1

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/1
0/0

RS-232

0
0

Additional features

Auto power off

Built-in display

Power

Power consumption, W

395

Power consumption standby, W

0.3
0.5

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.9 x 10.4 x 37/17.3 x 4.1 x 14.6
44.5 x 6.5 x 30/17.5 x 2.5 x 11.8

Weight, kg/lbs

7.8/17.2
7.8/17.1
Marantz PM6006
Audiolab 6000A
Marantz PM6006
Audiolab 6000A

Integrated amplifiers CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
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  • 7.7
  • 6.7
  • 7.7Marantz PM6006
  • 6.7Audiolab 6000A

The Marantz PM6006 is better integrated amplifier in this comparison. Check Marantz PM6006 price