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Marantz PM6005

Stereo integrated amplifier with built-in digital-to-analog converter

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    Binding posts for two pairs of speakers

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    Digital and analog inputs

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    Partial cutaway shot of high-current power supply and storage capacitors that ensure clean, stable power

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    Remote

 

Our take on the Marantz PM6005

by David Brown
Marantz

Everything you always wanted in a stereo receiver, except the radio

An integrated amplifier is essentially a receiver without a built-in AM/FM tuner. You get power to drive your speakers, audio controls, and inputs for music source components. Connect an iPod, a computer, a network music player, or any other device that can play Internet radio, and you may find you have no need for an AM/FM radio.

An integrated amp that welcomes digital sources

Show your speakers some love, without leaving digital music out of the loop. While many integrated amplifiers have only analog inputs, the Marantz PM6005 features optical and coaxial digital inputs that feed this amp's high-quality digital-to-analog converter (DAC). That means you can connect a network music player or streaming media device, as well as your turntable and AM/FM tuner. The PM6005's DAC is as adept at decoding high-resolution audio files from your digital music player as it is at improving the sound quality of your CD player.

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There's power, and then there's clean, dynamic power

Once it sinks its teeth into your music, the PM6005 knows just how to deliver warm, dynamic sound to your speakers. The conservative 45-watt stereo power rating only tells part of this amp's story. Those 45 watts per channel are generated by a high-current power supply that features a toroidal power transformer with high-current storage capacitors. That allows this amp to handle the heavy demands of 4-ohm speakers as well as dynamic peaks in music. Plus, the output stage utilizes current feedback circuitry — first developed by Marantz — to ensure clean playback with minimal distortion while driving both easy and difficult loads. So when that muted trumpet solo is suddenly augmented with the full power of the entire horn section, the PM6005 can handle that sudden jolt of brass cleanly in all its dynamic glory.

Tone controls, direct mode, and room for extra speakers

The PM6005 features two pairs of speaker connectors, front-panel treble and bass controls, and Source Direct mode for bypassing these tone controls if you desire even purer sound. There's also a discrete headphone amplifier for the full-size headphone jack, for late-night music listening that won't disturb others.

Looking for a CD player to pair with this amp? Check out the Marantz CD6005.

Highlights:

  • 45 watts x 2 channels into 8 ohms (20-20,000 Hz) at 0.08% THD
  • 60 watts x 2 channels into 4 ohms (20-20,000 Hz)
  • 4-ohm capability allows use with a wide range of speakers
  • Cirrus Logic CS4398 24-bit/192kHz digital-to-analog converter for high-performance playback of digitally connected sources such as network music players or CD players
  • high-current toroidal power transformer for clean playback and smooth handling of demanding speaker loads
  • Hyper Dynamic Amplifier Module and current feedback amplification for accuracy and control under high-drive conditions
  • front-panel tone controls (treble and bass)
  • Source Direct mode bypasses tone control circuits for cleaner sound
  • optical and coaxial digital audio inputs
  • 5 stereo RCA audio inputs (including MM phono input)
  • stereo RCA audio outputs for recording
  • built-in headphone amplifier with full-size (1/4-inch) jack
  • connections and front-panel switching for two pairs of speakers
  • frequency response 10-70,000 Hz (+0dB, -1dB)
  • signal-to-noise ratio: 102 dB (line in), 83 dB (phono)
  • IR flasher and remote control inputs
  • detachable power cord
  • remote control also operates the Marantz CD6005 CD player
  • 17-3/8"W x 4-1/16"H x 15-11/16"D
  • weight: 16.8 lbs.
  • warranty: 3 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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Features and Specs
General
Watts RMS per Channel (8-ohms) 45
Watts RMS per Channel (6-ohms) 50
Watts RMS per Channel (4-ohms) 60
Frequency Bandwidth 20-20k
THD 0.08%
Minimum Impedance 4 ohms
Signal to Noise Ratio 102
Number of Inputs 7
Phono Inputs Yes
Preamp Outputs No
Width (inches) 17-3/8
Height (inches) 4-1/16
Depth (inches) 15-11/16
Weight (pounds) 16.8
Parts Warranty 3 Years
Labor Warranty 3 Years
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What's in the box?

Download owner's manual

  • Integrated Amplifier
  • 68" AC power cord
  • Remote control (RC001PMCD)
  • 2 "AAA" batteries
  • Owner's Manual on CD-ROM
  • Getting Started booklet
  • Safety Instructions
  • Warranty Information

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Features

Marantz HDAM Technology: Marantz's exclusive HDAM technology features precision discrete components that provide wide dynamic range with low distortion, outperforming conventional op-amp integrated circuit chips. HDAM modules are used in the digital audio converter stages as well as the critical analog audio stage.

Current Feedback Amplifier: Equipped with multiple high current wide range power transistors, the PM6005 features the ability to handle low impedance speakers, and is rated at 45 watts per channel into 8 ohms and 60 watts per channel into 4 ohms. The output stages feature current feedback (originated by Marantz) instead of voltage feedback, for the lowest distortion and highest stability.

High Current Power Supply: Featuring a high current high capacity shielded toroidal power transformer, the power supply section also employs high current high speed Shottky Barrier Diodes, along with high current storage capacitors that together provide wide dynamic range along with low impedance drive capability.

Reference Quality DAC: The PM6005 is equipped with a reference class CS4398 24-bit/192kHz DAC for exceptional sound quality of your digital audio sources. The digital audio section is housed in a shielded compartment to prevent interference with the analog audio circuit blocks.

Analog & Digital Inputs: In addition to four other analog line level inputs, the PM6005 also features a dedicated phono input, for compatibility with moving magnet turntables. Both optical and coaxial digital audio inputs are provided, for compatibility with a wide range of digital audio sources (2ch PCM only). The analog inputs and coaxial digital input are gold-plated for optimum signal transfer.

Gold-Plated Binding Posts: Equipped with two sets of speaker terminals, the PM6005 can drive two pairs of speakers, or it can be connected to one pair of bi-wiring compatible speakers, with one set of terminals for the low range drivers and the other set connected to the high range drivers The PM6005 is fitted with eight gold-plated binding post terminals for long life and optimum signal transfer integrity. The binding posts will accept  banana plugs (single/dual), pin connectors, and bare wire (up to 10AWG).

Fully Discrete Headphone Amp: For superb sound quality with the widest range of headphone types, the PM6005 features a fully discrete headphone amplifier that is able to handle just about any headphone type, regardless of impedance or sensitivity. The high quality gold plated 1/4" headphone jack is compatible with audiophile and studio headphones and adapters.

Tone Controls + Source Direct Mode: This unit has a tone control function for adjustment of bass (low frequency) and treble (high frequency) sound to produce your preferred sound. There is also Loudness feature which compensates for human hearing characteristics by boosting the bass and treble response at low volume levels to achieve a more pleasing tonal balance. The Source Direct function bypasses unneeded circuit stages (such as the tone controls) for the most direct audio path from input to output.

Aluminum/Glass-Reinforced Resin Front-Panel: The integrated amplifier's front-panel uses a carefully chosen combination of aluminum & glass-reinforced resin to create a distinctive three dimensional appearance. Indirect reflecting blue LEDs indicating input selection and heighten its elegant appearance.

Remote Control: Featuring an easy to use ergonomic design, the elegant remote control can also be user to control the matching CD6005 CD player (sold separately), as well as controlling a network player. Remote input and output terminals let you connect the PM6005 to other Marantz components, such as the matching CD6005 CD player, allowing you to place the PM6005 out of sight (such as in a cabinet) yet still providing full remote control capabilities. The IR (infrared) flasher port lets you connect the PM6005 to an external system remote controller

AC Outlets: The Marantz PM6005 is fitted with two switched & one un-switched AC power outlets to connect your other A/V components.

Protection Circuit: The PM6005's Protection Circuit prevents damage to devices within the power supply when an abnormality such as an overload, excess voltage occurs or over temperature for any reason. If a malfunction occurs in this unit, the power indicator blinks red and the unit switches to standby mode.

Auto Standby Mode: With the Auto Standby Mode "On", this unit will automatically enter the Auto Standby Mode after approximately 30 continuous minutes of no output from the speakers or headphones.

 
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5 out of 5

PM6005 -- No problems

Written By BK, Cedarburg, WI on Monday, September 29, 2014
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Bought this Amp to replace an aging Rotel preamp and Proton amp. Pleased with the purchase. Plenty powerful for my 4 ohm KEF speakers. Nice colorless sound. Pleased with the purchase.
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5 out of 5

A Very Nice Amp

Written By Mark H., Kalamazoo, MI on Wednesday, June 25, 2014
 
I had purchased a Yamaha AS500 that was rated highly, but after several weeks of critical listening I found that amp to be somewhat brittle sounding. I have never owned a Marantz until now, but I was always impressed by the warmer sound that Marantz produced in a solid state component. The PM6005 is an excellent amplifier, and even though its power capabilities are less than the AS500, this amp can still play loud and clean, depending of course, on the efficiency of your speakers. And the fidelity is superior. I'm using this amp connected with a Marantz CD5004 player and a pair of Paradigm Atom Monitors, although I may upgrade to some Dali Zensor 3 speakers later. (See WhatHiFi reviews concerning Marantz and Dali online) Regarding the features, the loudness control is good for occasional use at lower volume, although sometimes the midrange gets lost in the mix. The source direct feature is valuable, but only when you have an exceptional source, such as a well mastered cd. Otherwise, the tone controls are extremely helpful in achieving a more balanced sound. I hope to utilize the phono input eventually. Vinyl is still preferable even though cds are convenient. Finally, the digital inputs and Cirrus Logic DAC are extremely useful for refinement of various sources including television and cinematic audio. If you're looking for high fidelity and versatility, consider the PM6005.
Pros:
Natural fidelity, digital inputs and DAC
Cons:
Moderate power, no subwoofer output
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5 out of 5

Mind Blowing Sound!

Written By marty, Fort Worth TX on Sunday, January 19, 2014
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I bought this integrated amplifier to replace an expensive vintage McIntosh amplifier and pre-amplifier which cost me three times as much and weighs a ton and takes up more space. I loved the fact that it has a loudness contour which is hard to find these days. I listen to music at moderate levels and the loudness contour makes a huge difference. I have really efficient speakers so I don't need allot of power to push them either and the Marantz does a fine job. I have always loved the sound of McIntosh until I heard the Marantz PM6005! Wow it sounds so smooth and the bass is pronounced but not boomy unlike the McIntosh. My speakers have a center mounted horn which at times sounded harsh with the McIntosh but not with the Marantz, the highs sound magnificent, smooth and sweet.The phono pre amp sounds amazing as well and is dead quiet. Plenty of options to hook up any component and the finish and build is solid. The esthetics are pleasing and contemporary. I couldn't be happier and highly recommend.
Pros:
Sound Quality Loudness Contour Finish and Build Endless Connectivity Possibilites Simple Remote
Cons:
None
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1 question already asked

What are the RCA inputs labeled "Network" for? [ Gonna  Mar 09, 2014 ]
3 answers
  • RCA jacks labeled network are to bring in data from your computer to paly throught the apm. I have my SONOS system hooked up this way and itt works like a dream to stream internet radio stations,mpr from the computer or from tthe Amazon Cloud. [ BARTON   Mar 10, 2014 ]
  • To plug in a network audio player. I have not used them. [ MICHAEL   Mar 10, 2014 ]
  • They are for whatever you want them to be for, as long as your device uses RCA jacks. I have a CD player plugged into CD and a DVD player plugged into Tuner. I will probably plug my Nintendo Wii into the Network jacks. [ MATTHEW   Mar 10, 2014 ]

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