Marantz PM8006 vs Marantz PM6006

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Marantz PM8006 vs Marantz PM6006

Marantz PM8006 review

Both Marantz models worth their money but of course PM8006 has higher power: 70W vs 40W at 8 Ohms. 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 precisely match today's current requirements for vinyl reproduction. The amplifier also uses proprietary HDAM modules that have proven themselves in the Marantz technique. The circuit of the device is built on discrete elements and is covered by current feedback, which allowed to obtain a linear operating characteristic, a wide dynamic range and minimize noise and distortion. Marantz PM8006

Marantz PM6006 review

Thanks to the built-in converter CS4398 (24 bit / 192 kHz), the amplifier can be used as an external DAC. To do this, there is a coaxial input and a pair of optical inputs on its rear panel (the PM6005 model was equipped with only one optical connector), and the entire printed circuit board of the digital circuit is in a metal case-screen and does not adversely affect analog circuits. There is a set of linear RCA inputs, MM phono stage connectors, a recording output, and D-Bus system bus switching. Marantz PM6006

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

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

Integrated amplifiers comparison chart

Overall
Marantz PM8006
8
Marantz PM6006
7.7
9
7
10
10
Marantz PM8006

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Marantz PM6006

Marantz PM6006 review

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Common

Product

Marantz PM8006
Marantz PM6006

Model

PM8006
PM6006

Brand

Marantz
Marantz

Reviews

9
146

Amplifier

Channels

2
2

Power output (RMS), W/Ohm

140/8, 200/4
90/8, 120/4

Power output per channel, W/Ohm

70/8, 100/4
40/8, 55/4

Output Impedance, Ohm

8,4
8,4

Frequency response

5Hz-100KHz
10Hz-70KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.02
0.08

Signal-to-noise ratio, dB

125
83

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

CS4398 192 KHz/24-bit
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
2/0

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
1/0

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
1/1

RS-232

0
0

Additional features

Auto power off

Built-in display

Power

Power consumption, W

220
395

Power consumption standby, W

0.2
0.3

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

44 x 12.8 x 37.9/17.3 x5 x 15
43.9 x 10.4 x 37/17.3 x 4.1 x 14.6

Weight, kg/lbs

12/26.4
7.8/17.2
Marantz PM8006
Marantz PM6006
Marantz PM8006
Marantz PM6006

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