Marantz PM6006 vs Marantz PM5005

Marantz PM6006 vs Marantz PM5005

Marantz PM6006 review

Two models from Marantz have different power. PM6006 has two times higher 40W compared to PM5005’s 20W at 8 Ohms. The preliminary and final stages of this unit are assembled on discrete elements, and there are no microcircuits on the signal path. 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 large toroidal transformer of the power supply has a low impedance and is placed in a shielding casing. Marantz PM6006

Marantz PM5005 review

The metal case of the Marantz PM5005 with a thick, curly aluminum front panel is equipped with anti-resonant supports. The device has a recognizable symmetrical design of the front panel, along the edges of which are the same handles of the input selector and volume control. Also here are knobs for adjusting the timbre of sound at low and high frequencies, as well as stereo balance. Among the other functionality of the amplifier, one can note the direct audio signal bypassing auxiliary circuits, the loudness circuit, the switch of two speaker pairs and the output for connecting headphones. Marantz PM5005

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

Marantz PM5005 pros & cons

Pros

  • The amplifier is equipped with a fully functional remote control, the design of which has been completely updated compared to the previous model
  • The device goes well with most speakers of popular brands

Cons

  • Can’t say that the sound totally satisfy me

Votes 25 25
Rating 4.2 4.2

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Overall
Marantz PM6006
7.7
Marantz PM5005
6
7
7
10
10
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Common

Product

Marantz PM6006
Marantz PM5005

Model

PM6006
PM5005

Brand

Marantz
Marantz

Reviews

193
47

Amplifier

Channels

2
2

Power output (RMS), W/Ohm

90/8, 120/4
40/8, 55/4

Power output per channel, W/Ohm

40/8, 55/4
20/8, 30/4

Output Impedance, Ohm

8, 4
8, 4

Frequency response

10Hz-70KHz
10Hz-50KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.08
0.01

Signal-to-noise ratio, dB

83
103

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
6

XLR inputs (pair)

0
0

Record outputs (pair)

1
2

DC trigger output (12V)

0
0

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/1
1/1

RS-232

0
0

Additional features

Auto power off

Built-in display

Power

Power consumption, W

395
350

Power consumption standby, W

0.3
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
44 x 10.5 x 37/17.3 x 4.1 x 14.6

Weight, kg/lbs

7.8/17.2
6.7/14.7
Marantz PM6006
Marantz PM5005
Marantz PM6006
Marantz PM5005

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  • 6
  • 7.7Marantz PM6006
  • 6Marantz PM5005

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