Marantz PM6006 Review and Specs

Marantz PM6006 Marantz introduced Marantz PM6006 integrated amplifier, which replaced the Marantz PM6005 integrated amplifier, the main difference in Marantz PM6006 specs is the additional optical input and assembly is now made in Vietnam. Follow this Marantz PM6006 review for more.

Marantz PM6006 review

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Specs and features

The model has 40W of output power at 8 Ohms. The Marantz PM6006 circuit integrates HDAM SA2 and HDAM SA3 discrete amplifier modules. The changes affected the output section, which now provides higher peak currents. As a result, the sound became more accurate, detailed and dynamic. The amplifier is equipped with selected components. The large toroidal transformer of the power supply has a low impedance and is placed in a shielding casing. The PSU also has high-current capacitors and ultra-fast Schottky diodes. The model uses current feedback, with which it is possible to minimize distortion, expand the frequency range, obtain excellent transient characteristics and, in combination with a powerful PSU, ensure reliable operation even with capricious speakers in terms of impedance.

Design and build

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. Thanks to the built-in converter CS4398 (24 bit / 192 kHz), the amplifier can be used as an external DAC.

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Connectivity

There is a set of linear RCA inputs, MM phono stage connectors, a recording output, and D-Bus system bus switching. Four pairs of gold-plated screw terminals are used to connect to the speakers, which is convenient for organizing bi-wiring.

Pros and 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

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Common features

Product

Marantz PM6006

Model

PM6006

Brand

Marantz

Reviews

148

Amplifier

Channels

2

Power output (RMS), W/Ohm

90/8, 120/4

Power output per channel, W/Ohm

40/8, 55/4

Output Impedance, Ohm

8,4

Frequency response

10Hz-70KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.08

Signal-to-noise ratio, dB

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

2/0

Coaxial digital input/output

1/0

Phono (MM) input

1

Subwoofer output

0

Headphone outputs

1

USB

0

Preamplifier outputs (pair)

0

Main inputs (pair)

0

Line level inputs (pair)

5

XLR inputs (pair)

0

Record outputs (pair)

1

DC trigger output (12V)

0

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/1

RS-232

0

Additional features

Auto power off

Built-in display

Power

Power consumption, W

395

Power consumption standby, W

0.3

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

Weight, kg/lbs

7.8/17.2
Marantz PM6006
Marantz PM6006

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