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EISA Best European Stereo System 2016-2017 Marantz CD/PM6006

Sep 06, 2016
We are proud to receive Europe’s most prestigious EISA award for its PM6006/CD6006 Stereo Duo. 

Marantz, a world leader in advanced audio technologies, is proud to receive Europe’s most prestigious EISA award for its PM6006/CD6006 Stereo Duo. The company has always been instrumental in conveying the true emotions of musicians by reproducing their music as faithfully as possible, just as they originally played it. Following that tradition, Marantz continuously updates its stereo collection. And now, the PM6006 Integrated Amplifier and CD6006 CD Player are even crowned as Best European Stereo System 2016-2017 by the EISA jury.

The PM6006 Integrated Amplifier with digital inputs is an again upgraded successor of the multi-award-winning PM6005. Marantz has retained the pre-amp and power-amp sections that exclusively feature discrete components – not a 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 care for powerful, dynamic and detailed original Marantz sound.

The CD6006 is a fine-tuned version with even more specially selected components and new layout circuit compared to its CD6005 predecessor, the What HiFi “Best CD player under £500”. The Marantz engineers also added more rigid feet to further eliminate vibration. The oversized power supply feeds the digital and analogue circuitry of the player, where the high-quality CS4398 DAC converts digital signals to analogue, this is then ‘pushed’ to the gold-plated cinch outputs by Marantz’s own small signal amplifier, the HDAM-SA2. In addition, it has the same remote control that also controls the PM6006. Altogether, the CD6006 is a match made in heaven for the music lover who wants nothing but the best performance at an attractive price, and it is also perfect for lovers of portable music, thanks to its iPod-digital connectivity. One more thing: the CD6006 features a newly developed, complex headphone amplifier with Headphone amp gain setting for a wider range of headphones.


Read the official award citation of the EISA jury:

“High quality stereo separates are this company’s mainstay, its 6000 series being first launched some six years ago. This latest iteration of amplifier and CD player sees both components share a tried-and-tested 192kHz/24-bit DAC, upstream from its custom HDAM audio stages, as used across the Marantz range. While the CD6006 now boasts specially selected components and a reworked circuit layout, the PM6006 gains an optical digital input and a beefier design better suited to driving a wider range of loudspeakers. If you’re seeking the high-end Marantz sound at a bargain price, this combination’s supremely polished, yet powerful performance won’t disappoint.”

 

PM6006 Integrated Amplifier – Main Features and benefits

·       Integrated Current Feedback Amplifier with 2x 45W / 8 ohm rms

o   Wide bandwith sound and enough power for medium size rooms

·       Further sound tuned with carefully selected components

o   Unique Marantz audio experience

·       Digital inputs (2x opt. / 1x coax.)

o   For extended connectivity and High Resolution Audio support (192kHz/24bit PCM)

·       High quality DAC CS4398 and Marantz HDAM SA2

o   Best sound quality from digital input signal

·       Fully shielded DAC unit; copper screws; rigid feet

o   Eliminating interferences for purity of sound

·       Gold Plated Inputs/Outputs incl. Phono (MM) input

o   Best connection for external sources

·       Marantz proprietary HDAM-SA3 circuits

o   Wider dynamic range with lower distortion for the output stage

·       Toroidal Transformer and high quality customized components

o   Delivering more power while causing less interferences

·       High quality Speaker Terminals (A / B switchable)

o   Improved connection to speakers

·       Available in black or silver-gold

o   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”

o   Versatile playback options including iDevice direct connectivity

·       Support of WAV, MP3, AAC, WMA file playback via USB devices

o   Plays most popular digital media files

·       Further sound tuned with carefully selected components

o   Unique Marantz audio experience

·       High quality 192kHz/24bit D/A conversion (CS4398) and accurate system clock

o   Best sound quality from CD and digital media files

·       Marantz proprietary HDAM-SA2 circuits

o   Wider dynamic range with lower distortion for the output stage

·       Full discrete headphone amplifier with HDAM-SA2 and gain control

o   High-quality sound even from demanding headphones

·       Double layered bottom plate and rigid feet

o   Eliminating interferences for purity of sound

·       Gold Plated L/R/Coax Outputs

o   Best connection to amplifier

·       System remote to control CD-Player, Amplifier and Network Player

o   For total ease-of-use

·       Available in black or silver-gold

o   Perfectly matching PM6006 Amplifier and NA6005 Network Audio Player