Marantz Announces PM6006 Integrated Amplifier and CD6006 CD Player

May 30, 2016

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Marantz continues its commitment to reproducing music the way musicians meant for it to be heard, bringing original sound quality into the home. To accomplish this, Marantz continuously updates its stereo collection. It now announces the new PM6006 Integrated Amplifier and CD6006 CD Player. This stereo duo is setting new standards in the mid-class for demanding music lovers by delivering that further refined Marantz sound. The PM6006 and CD6006 are expected to be available in June.

PM6006 Integrated Amplifier ($699)

The PM6006 Integrated Amplifier with digital inputs replaces the multi-award-winning PM6005 with superior upgrades combined with favorite features. Marantz has retained the pre-amp and power-amp sections that exclusively feature discrete components – with no single IC in sight of the signal path. The PM6006 is upgraded for peak current at the amplifier stage, which makes it possible to refine the sound in much more detail, resulting in more clarity and transparency. The Current Feedback amplifier technology provides wide-bandwidth and high-speed sound reproduction. In combination with the Toroidal Transformer, the PM6006 holds a massive energy reserve to drive even demanding speakers with absolute ease. And finally, the unique HDAM modules deliver powerful, dynamic, and detailed original Marantz sound.

From the back panel, even the most discerning audiophile can connect the PM6006 directly to a vast range of digital sources and use its superior 24-bit/192-kHz high current CS4398 DAC to create a high level of audio enjoyment with new media. Furthermore, the unit now includes two optical and one coaxial digital input (an additional optical input from its predecessor, the PM6005). And the complete digital section is fully shielded by an extra metal housing to ensure that the digital stage has no effect on the analog signal. And building upon the best from its predecessor, all of the original features – such as five-line audio input including dedicated phono, two-pairs of gold-plated speaker connections with the convenience of bi-wiring, and a remote handset, are still included, making this an excellent replacement to the PM6005.

CD6006 CD Player ($499)

The new CD6006 is a fine-tuned model with even more specially selected components and new layout circuit compared to its CD6005 predecessor. The oversized power supply feeds the digital and analog circuitry of the player, where the high-quality CS4398 DAC converts digital signals to analog. The signal is ‘pushed’ to the gold-plated cinch outputs by Marantz’s own small signal amplifier, the HDAM-SA2. For those who like portable music, it comes with iPod-digital connectivity. The CD6006 plays back MP3, WMA, WAV and AAC files from a connected USB storage device and directly plays back users’ iDevice music through its high quality D/A converters. One more thing: the CD6006 features a newly developed, complex headphone amplifier with Headphone amp gain setting for a wider range of headphones. To further eliminate vibration, more rigid feet were added to this model. And as an added convenience for those owning the stereo duo, it shares the same remote control as the PM6006. Altogether, the CD6006 is perfect for music enthusiasts who want nothing but the best performance at an attractive price.

PM6006 Integrated Amplifier – Main Features and Benefits

• Integrated Current Feedback Amplifier with 2 x 45W / 8 ohm rms
• Wide bandwith sound and enough power for medium size rooms
• Further sound tuned with carefully selected components
• Unique Marantz audio experience
• Digital inputs (2x opt. / 1x coax.)
• Extended connectivity and High Resolution Audio support (24-bit/192-kHz PCM)
• High quality DAC CS4398 and Marantz HDAM SA2
• Best sound quality from digital input signal
• Fully shielded DAC unit; copper screws; rigid feet
• Eliminating interference for purity of sound
• Gold Plated Inputs/Outputs incl. Phono (MM) input
• Best connection for external sources
• Marantz proprietary HDAM-SA3 circuits
• Wider dynamic range with lower distortion for the output stage
• Toroidal Transformer and high quality customized components
• Delivering more power while causing less interference
• High quality Speaker Terminals (A/B switchable)
• Improved connection to speakers
• Available in black
• Perfectly matching CD6006 CD Player and NA6005 Network Audio Player

CD6006 CD Player – Main Features and Benefits

• CD, CD-R/RW playback, Front USB input certified “Made for iPhone/iPod”
• Versatile playback options including iDevice direct connectivity
• Support of WAV, MP3, AAC, WMA file playback via USB devices
• Plays most popular digital media files
• Further sound tuned with carefully selected components
• Unique Marantz audio experience
• High quality 24-bit/192-kHz D/A conversion (CS4398) and accurate system clock
• Best sound quality from CD and digital media files
• Marantz proprietary HDAM-SA2 circuits
• Wider dynamic range with lower distortion for the output stage
• Full discrete headphone amplifier with HDAM-SA2 and gain control
• High-quality sound even from demanding headphones
• Double layered bottom plate and rigid feet
• Eliminating interference for purity of sound
• Gold Plated L/R/Coax Outputs
• Best connection to amplifier
• System remote to control CD Player, Amplifier and Network Player
• Total ease-of-use
• Available in black
• Perfectly matching PM6006 Amplifier and NA6005 Network Audio Player

Source: Press Release