Marantz PM6006 vs Rega Brio

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Marantz PM6006 review

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. Looking at Marantz PM6006 vs Rega Brio power output we can conclude that Rega Brio is a bit more productive: here we have 40/8 and 58/8 W/Ohm respectively. Thanks to the built-in converter CS4398 (24 bit / 192 kHz), the amplifier can be used as an external DAC. To do this, on its rear panel there is a coaxial input and a pair of optical inputs. Marantz PM6006

Rega Brio review

When I opened it, a power supply unit with a powerful toroidal transformer and smoothing capacitors with a capacity of 10,000 uF was striking. “Trans” is located in close proximity to the front panel, being a natural barrier to high-frequency interference from the indication circuits. Another source of interference is a microcontroller controlled by IR signals from the remote. The output stages — low-impedance emitter repeaters assembled in a complementary manner on 150-watt Darlington transistors — operate in class A. Careful design of the circuit has led to a radical increase in stability and lower leakage currents. Rega Brio

Marantz PM6006 pros & cons

Pros

  • Shielded low impedance toroidal transformer in PSU
  • Marantz has a fundamental understanding of what looks good, especially when you stack a PM6006 on it and make your other friends jealous

Cons

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

Rega Brio pros & cons

Pros

  • High antiresonance characteristics of the cases
  • The ability to connect a vinyl player
  • The presence of a USB-DAC for high-quality playback of files from external drives

Cons

  • No digital inputs

Votes 4 4
Rating 4.5 4.5

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Common

Product

Marantz PM6006
Rega Brio

Model

PM6006
Brio

Brand

Marantz
Rega

Reviews

148
20

Amplifier

Channels

2
2

Power output (RMS), W/Ohm

90/8, 120/4
50/8, 73/4

Power output per channel, W/Ohm

40/8, 55/4
58/8, 93/4

Output Impedance, Ohm

8,4
8, 4

Frequency response

10Hz-70KHz
12Hz-43KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.08
0.02

Signal-to-noise ratio, dB

83
97

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
0/0

Coaxial digital input/output

1/0
0/0

Phono (MM) input

1
1

Subwoofer output

0
0

Headphone outputs

1
1

USB

0
0

Preamplifier outputs (pair)

0
0

Main inputs (pair)

0
0

Line level inputs (pair)

5
5

XLR inputs (pair)

0
0

Record outputs (pair)

1
1

DC trigger output (12V)

0
0

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
195

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
13.6 x 3.1 x 8.5/7 x 1.9 x 4.9

Weight, kg/lbs

7.8/17.2
6.1/11.24
Marantz PM6006
Rega Brio
Marantz PM6006
Rega Brio

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  • 7.7Marantz PM6006
  • 4.7Rega Brio

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