Marantz PM8006 vs Marantz PM8005

Marantz PM8006 vs Marantz PM8005

Marantz PM8006 review

The models from the same series line have rather different power output figures. PM8006 has 70W while PM8005 has only 35W both at 8-ohm load. It is made in a corporate design with a curly aluminum front panel, on which there are all controls arranged symmetrically relative to the vertical axis. In addition to the usual input selector and volume control, there are also tone controls for low, medium and high frequencies, as well as buttons for selecting operating modes. Among them is a selector of two pairs of connected speakers and “direct” audio supply bypassing auxiliary circuits, as well as turning on the input of a power amplifier. Marantz PM8006

Marantz PM8005 review

The Marantz PM8005 integrated amplifier is made entirely on discrete elements according to a circuit with current feedback. The device combines audiophile sound quality and good functional equipment, allowing you to create universal audio systems on its basis. On the rear panel of the amplifier there are gold-plated RCA sockets for six signal sources, adjustable and unregulated outputs, as well as a direct input for supplying a signal to the terminal. Marantz PM8005

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

Marantz PM8005 pros & cons

Pros

  • The uniqueness lies in the work with current feedback, which allows you to generate a large supply of energy
  • In order to eliminate unnecessary vibrations, the manufacturer created a special three-layer system

Cons

  • As for me, it is too heavy

Votes 4 4
Rating 5 5

Integrated amplifiers comparison chart

Overall
Marantz PM8006
8
Marantz PM8005
7
9
7
10
10
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Common

Product

Marantz PM8006
Marantz PM8005

Model

PM8006
PM8005

Brand

Marantz
Marantz

Reviews

12
23

Amplifier

Channels

2
2

Power output (RMS), W/Ohm

140/8, 200/4
70/8, 100/4

Power output per channel, W/Ohm

70/8, 100/4
35/8, 50/4

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

125
106

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
1

Main inputs (pair)

0
0

Line level inputs (pair)

7
7

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
220

Power consumption standby, W

0.2
0.2

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

44 x 12.8 x 37.9/17.3 x5 x 15
44 x 37.9 x 12.8 /17.3 x 14.9 x 5.1

Weight, kg/lbs

12/26.4
12/26.9
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Integrated amplifiers CHooseratoR comparison rating

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  • 8
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  • 8Marantz PM8006
  • 7Marantz PM8005

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