Yamaha A-S801 vs Marantz PM8006

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Yamaha A-S801 review

The amplifier design uses a separate master oscillator that eliminates jitter. On the facade of the building there is a series of LED indicators that determine the format of the incoming digital signal and its sampling frequency. The Yamaha A-S801 is equipped with an MM phono stage and has a set of line inputs, as well as coaxial and optical inputs. There is a subwoofer connector and 4 pairs of screw gold-plated terminals. You can connect a YBA-11 Bluetooth receiver with aptX codec support to the amplifier. Regarding power output Yamaha A-S801 vs Marantz PM8006 have the next figures: 100/8 and 70/8 W/Ohm. Yamaha A-S801

Marantz PM8006 review

The Marantz integrated amplifier is made in a corporate design with a curly aluminum front panel. In addition to the usual input selector and volume control, there are also tone controls for low, medium and high frequencies, as well as buttons for selecting operating modes. Among them is a selector of two pairs of connected speakers and “direct” audio supply bypassing auxiliary circuits, as well as turning on the input of a power amplifier. The amplifier is made on a three-layer chassis, eliminating the impact of any external vibrations on it. Marantz PM8006

Yamaha A-S801 pros & cons

Pros

  • Versatility in terms of reproducible material
  • Sufficient power headroom for mid-range acoustics

Cons

  • It is not visible in what position the volume knob (when controlled from the remote control, it rotates)

Marantz PM8006 pros & cons

Pros

  • It retains some of the signature warmth of the Marantz house sound, but to a lesser degree to past amps
  • The input selection is vast, allowing you to hook up just about anything imaginable
  • The input selector is of very high quality with distinct detents, as well as relay clicks during input changes

Cons

  • Not enough dynamics and bass control

Votes 5 5
Rating 4.6 4.6

Integrated amplifiers comparison chart

Overall
Yamaha A-S801
9.5
Marantz PM8006
8
10
9
10
10
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Common

Product

Yamaha A-S801
Marantz PM8006

Model

A-S801
PM8006

Brand

Yamaha
Marantz

Reviews

301
12

Amplifier

Channels

2
2

Power output (RMS), W/Ohm

200/8, 240/6
140/8, 200/4

Power output per channel, W/Ohm

100/8, 120/6
70/8, 100/4

Output Impedance, Ohm

8,6
8,4

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
5Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.01
0.02

Signal-to-noise ratio, dB

99
125

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

ES9010K2M 384 KHz/32-bit
CS4398 192 KHz/24-bit

Speaker A/B switching

Pure direct mode

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

Bluetooth

optional

Ethernet (RJ45)

Control

Bass

Treble

Balance

Remote control

Extensive connection

Optical digital input/output

1/0
0/0

Coaxial digital input/output

1/0
0/0

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
7

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

270
220

Power consumption standby, W

0.5
0.2

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
44 x 12.8 x 37.9/17.3 x5 x 15

Weight, kg/lbs

12.1/26.7
12/26.4
Yamaha A-S801
Marantz PM8006
Yamaha A-S801
Marantz PM8006

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