Marantz PM8006 vs Rega Brio

Marantz PM8006 vs Rega Brio

Marantz PM8006 review

The circuitry provides the necessary stability of the amplifier when working with speakers with a complex impedance characteristic. The amplifier volume control is built according to a new scheme to achieve the most smooth and accurate tune of the signal level without audible noise. The Marantz PM8006 power supply is built on the basis of a powerful toroidal transformer with a double screen to completely eliminate interference to sensitive audio circuits. It has a distinctive signature sound with smooth mid frequencies. The power output of these competitors is different: 70W in PM8006 and 58W in Rega Brio, both at 8 Ohms. Marantz PM8006

Rega Brio review

The amplifier is equipped with an input for a vinyl player, four line inputs and an output to the recorder. The built-in RIAA corrector is designed to work with MM type heads; for MC heads, an external matching transformer is needed. Acoustic terminals are universal; they accept bananas, spatulas and bare wire. It sounds soft and sophisticated, the middle register resembles the sound of tube amplifiers - juicy and transparent, without losing a single important musical detail. The top is clear, clean, transistor notes do not appear. The lower case is worked out perfectly. Rega Brio

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 as well as relay clicks when changing input

Cons

  • Not enough dynamics and bass control

Rega Brio pros & cons

Pros

  • Pushes a great deal of volume for such a small unit
  • It gets the job done without the heat. It runs surprisingly cool

Cons

  • Volume control only through remote control

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

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Common

Product

Marantz PM8006
Rega Brio

Model

PM8006
Brio

Brand

Marantz
Rega

Reviews

12
20

Amplifier

Channels

2
2

Power output (RMS), W/Ohm

140/8, 200/4
50/8, 73/4

Power output per channel, W/Ohm

70/8, 100/4
58/8, 93/4

Output Impedance, Ohm

8,4
8, 4

Frequency response

5Hz-100KHz
12Hz-43KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.02
0.02

Signal-to-noise ratio, dB

125
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

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)

0
0

Main inputs (pair)

0
0

Line level inputs (pair)

7
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

220
195

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
13.6 x 3.1 x 8.5/7 x 1.9 x 4.9

Weight, kg/lbs

12/26.4
6.1/11.24
Marantz PM8006
Rega Brio
Marantz PM8006
Rega Brio

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  • 8
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  • 8Marantz PM8006
  • 4.7Rega Brio

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