Marantz PM8006 vs Cambridge Audio Azur 851A

Marantz PM8006
vs
Cambridge Audio Azur 851A

How do you choose between Marantz PM8006 vs Cambridge Audio Azur 851A? With our head-to-head comparison, that's how. Based on our rating, both integrated amplifiers have the same overall rating of 8.

Advantages Marantz PM8006 over Cambridge Audio Azur 851A

  • Better signal-to-noise ratio: 125dB vs 98dB
  • Balance control
  • Built-in Phono (MM) stage

Advantages Cambridge Audio Azur 851A over Marantz PM8006

  • Can be pure amplifier without any sound processing with Pure direct mode
  • Built-in coaxial digital in/out: 1/1
  • Integrated amplifier with built-in display

Common strengths

  • Supporting speakers impedances: 8, 4Ohm
  • Equal Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) in stereo: 0.02%
  • Have speaker A/B switching
  • Bass control available
  • Treble control available
Votes 4 4
Rating 5 5

Integrated amplifiers comparison chart

Overall
Marantz PM8006
8
Cambridge Audio Azur 851A
8
9
9
10
8
Marantz PM8006

Marantz PM8006 review

Feb 28, 2020

You have probably heard that the Marantz PM8006 has a distinctive signature sound with smooth mid frequencies, focused and deep bass and beautiful, airy highs. But what are the Marantz PM8006 specs? ...

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Common

Product

Marantz PM8006
Cambridge Audio Azur 851A

Model

PM8006
Azur 851A

Brand

Marantz
Cambridge Audio

Reviews

27
16

Amplifier

Channels

2
2

Power output (RMS), W/Ohm

140/8, 200/4
120/8, 200/4

Power output per channel, W/Ohm

70/8, 100/4
60/8, 105/4

Output Impedance, Ohm

8, 4
8, 4

Frequency response

5Hz-100KHz
20Hz-20KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.02
0.02

Signal-to-noise ratio, dB

125
98

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

Ethernet (RJ45)

Control

Bass

Treble

Balance

Remote control

Extensive connection

Optical digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
1/1

Phono (MM) input

1
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Headphone outputs

1
1

USB

0
0

Preamplifier outputs (pair)

0
1

Main inputs (pair)

0
0

Line level inputs (pair)

7
8

XLR inputs (pair)

0
2

Record outputs (pair)

1
1

DC trigger output (12V)

0
0

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/1
1/0

RS-232

0
1

Additional features

Auto power off

Built-in display

Power

Power consumption, W

220
800

Power consumption standby, W

0.2
0.5

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

44 x 12.8 x 37.9/17.3 x5 x 15
43 x 11.5 x 38.5/16.9 x 4.5 x 15.1

Weight, kg/lbs

12/26.4
15/33
Marantz PM8006
Cambridge Audio Azur 851A
Marantz PM8006
Cambridge Audio Azur 851A

Integrated amplifiers CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 8
  • 8
  • 8Marantz PM8006
  • 8Cambridge Audio Azur 851A

The Marantz PM8006 is better integrated amplifier in this comparison - check Marantz PM8006 price.