Marantz PM6005 Integrated Amplifier with Digital Input - Black
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- Integrated Current Feedback Amplifier with 2x 40W / 8 ohm rms
- Gold Plated Inputs / Outputs including Phono (MM) Input
- Marantz Proprietary HDAM-SA3 Circuits
- Fully discrete volume amplifier circuit
- Tone control and Source Direct function
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New to the Marantz collection, this excellent entry-level integrated amplifier breaks all the rules. That's because it's the first in its class to offer current feedback architecture - a feature that normally is reserved for the more expensive models. This technology provides very fast and accurate signal handling, which results in perfectly balanced stereo sound reproduction as well as a very open and precise sound stage. It's also been recently enhanced with performance-optimising discrete audio circuitry and fine-tuning components. In addition, this year's model looks a little more stylish than last year's, thanks to new elegant knob design. On top of that, it comes with a new remote and a new low-power stand-by and auto stand-by mode. But back to being an amp: the PM5005 offers 40W per channel into 8 ohm or 55W into 4 ohm, and includes a metal chassis and a front metal panel to ensure a very rigid and solid base. It also has a Phono MM equaliser, as well as a Source Direct functionality to ensure shortest signal paths. Without doubt, the PM5005 has raised the performance bar in the so-called entry level area. Great sound. Amazing versatility.
1x Quick Start Guide
1x CD-ROM (Owner's Manual)
1x Safety Instructions
1x Power Cord
1x Remote Control Unit
2x R03/AAA Batteries
Top customer reviews
I still have that Sherwood amp, and whilst in fairness it has done me proud, I decided to purchase a Marantz PM6005, mainly because I liked the idea of having a built-in audiophile DAC in the amp (as most of my music collection is now digital).
I have some Wharfdale speakers still on the way, but the amp arrived yesterday and like the big child I am, I couldn't wait to play with my new toy! The only other speakers I had at my disposal were a pair of mediocre Sony bookshelf speakers which I've had for years on a mini-hifi system in my bedroom. These speakers are NOT audiophile quality by any means - I think the entire system cost me about £200, 15 years ago. So, needless to say, I was not expecting miracles.
So I plugged everything in (on this note, one reviewer mentioned it was impossible to wire the speaker cables to the binding posts without banana plugs, but personally I didn't have any trouble at all) and used an optical cable to connect my macbook to the digital input.
Wow! Even with the shoddy Sony speakers, the level of detail in the music was incredible. Listening to a Mozart Piano Concerto, I could pick out each instrument in the orchestra clearly, and even the tiny noises of fingers on instruments and intakes of breath from the performers. I switched to some Hybrid (dark electronica): The bass was controlled and detailed, but full of punch (a word I would never have previously used with those Sony speakers!), while the mids and highs sparkled without being harsh or overpowering. I found myself laughing maniacally like some in-patient of Broadmoor Hospital (before checking myself hurriedly and wandering round the house to ensure no one else was home).
Lastly I hooked up my turntable to the phono pre-amp and played one of my favourite albums of all time - Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon (yes, cliched I know, but it is a fantastic album to be fair). It would not be an exaggeration to say that the sound stage was as broad, detailed and crisp as it had been from the digital input - the instruments and drums were all clearly defined and David's vocals sounded beautifully warm and rounded. Interestingly, a low DC rumble which I had previously assumed was an issue with my cartridge had completely disappeared as well.
...and all that through a pair of mass-produced consumer speakers. I literally can't wait for the Wharfdales to turn up now!
Yes, good speakers are extremely important in a hi-fi setup, but my little experiment proved to me that the amp can contribute far more than I ever thought previously.
Don't know why the fault occurred after 14 months of use but it is beyond irritating that I now have to jump through hoops to get a repair. Apparently, from Googling the fault I found that the fix is to open it up and disconnect the auto-standby circuit. This would void the warranty but is the warranty really worth the hassle.
Marantz - I will not be buying your products again.
I've just received my PM-6005 , plugged the digital coaxial input ,sourced from FIIO X3, matched with KEF-Q500
I really got fantastic sound - deep bass - more detailed music.
coming days will try the analogue inputs as well .
I got it for 266 Pounds - price is getting dropped now to 250 Pounds
Remote control having much buttons for the rest of Marantz sets - you feel they are much if you just own PM-6005 only
Don't feel any hissing or humming noise coming from speaker while no inputs . Perfect
I bought it to get a nice stereo music sound regardless of my Onkyo home theatre surround system.
Most recent customer reviews
+ Possibility to plug 2 pairs of speakers
+ Great detailed sound for jazz and classical music.
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