Marantz PM6006 vs Denon PMA-800NE

Denon PMA-800NE vs Marantz PM6006

Denon PMA-800NE review

This unit takes the point when we talk about power output. It delivers 50W while Marantz has 40W at the same 8-ohm load. The amplifier is equipped with an excellent built-in MM / MC phono stage, which can compete with many stand-alone devices. The digital section in the amplifier is represented by three optical and one coaxial inputs, which are capable of receiving a PCM signal with parameters up to 24 bit / 192 kHz. At the same time, the entire digital part of the Denon PMA-800NE can be turned off if desired, in order to eliminate its influence when listening through analog inputs. You can connect two pairs of speakers to the amplifier (or one pair according to the Bi-wiring scheme) using custom screw terminals. Denon PMA-800NE

Marantz PM6006 review

The Marantz PM6006 circuit integrates HDAM SA2 and HDAM SA3 discrete amplifier modules. The changes affected the output section, which now provides higher peak currents. As a result, the sound became more accurate, detailed and dynamic. The amplifier is equipped with selected components. The large toroidal transformer of the power supply has a low impedance and is placed in a shielding casing. The PSU also has high-current capacitors and ultra-fast Schottky diodes. Marantz PM6006

Denon PMA-800NE pros & cons

Pros

  • Operationally the amp is really straightforward
  • The remote control moves the volume in really fine increments

Cons

  • I wish the power cord was detachable so I could use one of my better ones

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

Cons

  • I've had issues with volume control because the remote is too sensitive and makes it difficult to fine-tune the volume

Votes 19 19
Rating 1.3 1.3

Integrated amplifiers comparison chart

Overall
Marantz PM6006
7.7
Denon PMA-800NE
8.2
7
9
10
10
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Common

Product

Marantz PM6006
Denon PMA-800NE

Model

PM6006
PMA-800NE

Brand

Marantz
Denon

Reviews

160
45

Amplifier

Channels

2
2

Power output (RMS), W/Ohm

90/8, 120/4
100/8, 170/4

Power output per channel, W/Ohm

40/8, 55/4
50/8, 85/4

Output Impedance, Ohm

8,4
8,4

Frequency response

10Hz-70KHz
20Hz-20KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.08
0.01

Signal-to-noise ratio, dB

83
105

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

2/0
3/0

Coaxial digital input/output

1/0
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)

5
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

395
200

Power consumption standby, W

0.3
0.3

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.9 x 10.4 x 37/17.3 x 4.1 x 14.6
34.5 x 12.1 x 26.6/13.6 x 4.3 x 10.5

Weight, kg/lbs

7.8/17.2
7.5/16.5
Marantz PM6006
Denon PMA-800NE
Marantz PM6006
Denon PMA-800NE

Integrated amplifiers CHooseratoR comparison rating

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  • 7.7
  • 8.2
  • 7.7Marantz PM6006
  • 8.2Denon PMA-800NE

The Denon PMA-800NE is better integrated amplifier in this comparison. Check Denon PMA-800NE price