Marantz PM6006 vs Cambridge Audio CXA60

Marantz PM6006 vs Cambridge Audio CXA60

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 for triggering a signal bypassing the tone block and adjusting 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 device is equipped with a universal remote control. Compared with Cambridge this device provides more power - 40/8 vs 30/8 W/Ohm. Marantz PM6006

Cambridge Audio CXA60 review

The Cambridge Audio CXA 60 is equipped with inputs for five linear signal sources (four inputs on the RCA connectors on the rear panel and one on the 3.5 mm mini-jack connector on the front), as well as optical and coaxial inputs. The built-in DAC of the amplifier is based on the Wolfson WM8740 chip, and is capable of receiving a signal with parameters up to 24 bit / 192 kHz. In addition, the device has a USB connector, to which you can connect the BT100 Bluetooth receiver (sold separately), with support for the improved aptX audio codec. Cambridge Audio CXA60

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

Cambridge Audio CXA60 pros & cons

Pros

  • Energetic, detailed and rhythmically impeccable sound is very pleasant for hearing
  • The strong and thoughtful remote control will quickly become your indispensable assistant

Cons

  • No bluetooth module

Votes 33 33
Rating 4.4 4.4

Integrated amplifiers comparison chart

Overall
Marantz PM6006
7.7
Cambridge Audio CXA60
6.8
7
7
10
3
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Common

Product

Marantz PM6006
Cambridge Audio CXA60

Model

PM6006
CXA60

Brand

Marantz
Cambridge Audio

Reviews

193
37

Amplifier

Channels

2
2

Power output (RMS), W/Ohm

90/8, 120/4
60/8, 90/4

Power output per channel, W/Ohm

40/8, 55/4
30/8, 50/4

Output Impedance, Ohm

8, 4
8, 4

Frequency response

10Hz-70KHz
20Hz-20KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.08
0.02

Signal-to-noise ratio, dB

83
100

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

CS4398 192 KHz/24-bit
Wolfson WM8740 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

2/0
2/0

Coaxial digital input/output

1/0
1/1

Phono (MM) input

1
0

Subwoofer output

0
1

Headphone outputs

1
1

USB

0
1

Preamplifier outputs (pair)

0
1

Main inputs (pair)

0
0

Line level inputs (pair)

5
4

XLR inputs (pair)

0
0

Record outputs (pair)

1
0

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
600

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
43 x 11.5 x 34.1/16.9 x 13.4 x 4.5

Weight, kg/lbs

7.8/17.2
8.3/18.3
Marantz PM6006
Cambridge Audio CXA60
Marantz PM6006
Cambridge Audio CXA60

Integrated amplifiers CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.7
  • 6.8
  • 7.7Marantz PM6006
  • 6.8Cambridge Audio CXA60

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