Yamaha A-S701 vs Marantz PM6006

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Yamaha A-S701 review

The power output of Yamaha A-S701 vs Marantz PM6006 is 100/8 W/Ohm and 40/8 W/Ohm. The Yamaha A-S701 Integrated Amplifier has a circuit topology that uses proprietary ToP-ART technology. Thanks to such circuitry and Direct Symmetrical Design, the right and left channels are absolutely symmetrical. In this case, the signal transmission from the input to the output of the amplifier is performed according to a direct symmetrical scheme, which ultimately helps to minimize distortion and obtain pure natural sound. The case of the model is equipped with a special ART (Anti-Resonance and Tough) Base. Yamaha A-S701

Marantz PM6006 review

Thanks to the built-in converter CS4398 (24 bit / 192 kHz), the amplifier can be used as an external DAC. To do this, there is a coaxial input and a pair of optical inputs on its rear panel (the PM6005 model was equipped with only one optical connector), and the entire printed circuit board of the digital circuit is in a metal case-screen and does not adversely affect analog circuits. There is a set of linear RCA inputs, MM phono stage connectors, a recording output, and D-Bus system bus switching. Marantz PM6006

Yamaha A-S701 pros & cons

Pros

  • The build is very solid. It weighs almost 30 pounds and the outside is very sturdy
  • Another nice feature is that you can unplug the power cord from the unit. This is a nice feature that allows you to purchase a longer or shorter cord if necessary

Cons

  • Overall appearance was spoiled by plastic tone controls

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 is very useful

Cons

  • The remote is too sensitive and makes it difficult to fine-tune the volume

Votes 10 10
Rating 4.1 4.1

Integrated amplifiers comparison chart

Overall
Yamaha A-S701
9
Marantz PM6006
7.7
10
7
10
10
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Common

Product

Yamaha A-S701
Marantz PM6006

Model

A-S701
PM6006

Brand

Yamaha
Marantz

Reviews

320
160

Amplifier

Channels

2
2

Power output (RMS), W/Ohm

200/8, 240/6
90/8, 120/4

Power output per channel, W/Ohm

100/8, 120/6
40/8, 55/4

Output Impedance, Ohm

8,6
8,4

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-70KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.01
0.08

Signal-to-noise ratio, dB

99
83

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

CS4398 192 KHz/24-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

1/0
2/0

Coaxial digital input/output

1/0
1/0

Phono (MM) input

1
1

Subwoofer output

1
0

Headphone outputs

1
1

USB

1
0

Preamplifier outputs (pair)

0
0

Main inputs (pair)

0
0

Line level inputs (pair)

8
5

XLR inputs (pair)

0
0

Record outputs (pair)

2
1

DC trigger output (12V)

0
0

Remote control input/output (IR)

0/0
1/1

RS-232

0
0

Additional features

Auto power off

Built-in display

Power

Power consumption, W

230
395

Power consumption standby, W

0.5
0.3

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.5 x 15 x 38.7/17.1 x 6 x 15.2
43.9 x 10.4 x 37/17.3 x 4.1 x 14.6

Weight, kg/lbs

11.2/24.7
7.8/17.2
Yamaha A-S701
Marantz PM6006
Yamaha A-S701
Marantz PM6006

Integrated amplifiers CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 9
  • 7.7
  • 9Yamaha A-S701
  • 7.7Marantz PM6006

The Yamaha A-S701 is better integrated amplifier in this comparison. Check Yamaha A-S701 price