Yamaha A-S1100 vs Marantz PM8006

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Yamaha A-S1100 review

The model has a discrete circuit topology using selected premium components, it has a high slew rate and has spaced power amplification stage boards, which ensures complete separation of channels and eliminates their mutual influence on each other. Between the boards there is a power supply unit equipped with a massive transformer with a W-shaped core, which is mounted on the chassis using brass spacers in order to minimize vibration and noise. The PSU uses four high-capacity capacitors in carbon shells. Comparing Yamaha A-S1100 vs Marantz PM8006 we can see that Yamaha has power output of 90/8 while Marantz produces 70/8 W/Ohm. Yamaha A-S1100

Marantz PM8006 review

The Marantz PM8006 is equipped with an upscale built-in phono equalizer, the circuit of which has been completely redesigned by the company's engineers to exactly match today's current requirements for vinyl reproduction. The amplifier also uses proprietary HDAM modules that have proven themselves in the Marantz technique. The Marantz PM8006 has a distinctive signature sound with smooth mid frequencies, focused and deep bass and beautiful, airy highs. Marantz PM8006

Yamaha A-S1100 pros & cons

Pros

  • Control knobs and switches operate very smooth with a solid feel
  • The connectors are clearly separated by a central array of inputs

Cons

  • I wish the volume knob had a tiny LED which would indicate volume level

Marantz PM8006 pros & cons

Pros

  • It retains some of Marantz's signature homeliness, but to a lesser extent than previous amplifiers.
  • The choice of input is huge, which allows you to connect almost everything imaginable
  • Very high-quality input selector with distinctive latches

Cons

  • Not enough dynamics and bass control

Votes 7 7
Rating 4.8 4.8

Integrated amplifiers comparison chart

Overall
Yamaha A-S1100
8
Marantz PM8006
8
9
9
10
10
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Common

Product

Yamaha A-S1100
Marantz PM8006

Model

A-S1100
PM8006

Brand

Yamaha
Marantz

Reviews

12
12

Amplifier

Channels

2
2

Power output (RMS), W/Ohm

180/8, 300/4
140/8, 200/4

Power output per channel, W/Ohm

90/8, 150/4
70/8, 100/4

Output Impedance, Ohm

8, 4
8,4

Frequency response

5Hz-100KHz
5Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.02
0.02

Signal-to-noise ratio, dB

100
125

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

0/0
0/0

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Phono (MM) input

1
1

Subwoofer output

0
0

Headphone outputs

1
1

USB

0
0

Preamplifier outputs (pair)

1
0

Main inputs (pair)

1
0

Line level inputs (pair)

7
7

XLR inputs (pair)

0
0

Record outputs (pair)

0
1

DC trigger output (12V)

1
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

360
220

Power consumption standby, W

0.5
0.2

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.5 x 15.7 x 46.3/17.1 x 6.1 x 18.2
44 x 12.8 x 37.9/17.3 x5 x 15

Weight, kg/lbs

23.3/51.4
12/26.4
Yamaha A-S1100
Marantz PM8006
Yamaha A-S1100
Marantz PM8006

Integrated amplifiers CHooseratoR comparison rating

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  • 8
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  • 8Yamaha A-S1100
  • 8Marantz PM8006

The Yamaha A-S1100 is better integrated amplifier in this comparison. Check Yamaha A-S1100 price