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Marantz PM6006

Stereo integrated amplifier with built-in DAC

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Overview

Our take on the Marantz PM6006

The Marantz PM6006 integrated amplifier continues in the tradition of its award-winning predecessor (the PM6005), while adding a few key upgrades. They've added a second optical input to accommodate another digital source, and the entire digital section is fully shielded by an extra metal housing so analog signals are unaffected by the digital stage. Connect a network music player or streaming media device in addition to analog components like a turntable or AM/FM tuner. A high-quality digital-to-analog converter decodes high-resolution audio files and improves the sound quality of your CD player. And speaking of CD players, the PM6006 pairs perfectly, sonically and visually, with the Marantz CD6006. You can even use the same remote to control both units.

The best of digital and analog sound

The Marantz PM6006 integrated amplifier continues in the tradition of its award-winning predecessor (the PM6005), while adding a few key upgrades. They've added a second optical input to accommodate another digital source, and the entire digital section is fully shielded by an extra metal housing so analog signals are unaffected by the digital stage. Connect a network music player or streaming media device in addition to analog components like a turntable or AM/FM tuner. A high-quality digital-to-analog converter decodes high-resolution audio files and improves the sound quality of your CD player. And speaking of CD players, the PM6006 pairs perfectly, sonically and visually, with the Marantz CD6006. You can even use the same remote to control both units.

Clean, dynamic power

The PM6006's clean, dynamic power will infuse your music with presence and clarity. It retains the PM6005's preamp and power amp sections, while boosting peak current at the amplifier stage for even more refined, detailed sound. A high-current power supply features a toroidal power transformer with high-current storage capacitors, so the amplifier can handle demanding 4-ohm speakers along with dynamic peaks in music.

Product 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
  • 2 optical and 1 coaxial digital audio inputs
  • 5 stereo RCA audio inputs (including a phono input for use with a moving magnet cartridge)
  • stereo RCA audio outputs for recording
  • built-in headphone amplifier with full-size (1/4-inch) jack
  • binding posts and front-panel switching for two pairs of speakers
  • 3 rear-panel AC outlets for powering other components (2 switched, 1 unswitched)
  • 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 CD6006 CD player
  • 17-5/16"W x 4-1/8"H x 14-5/8"D
  • weight: 17.2 lbs.
  • warranty: 3 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • Integrated Amplifier
  • 68" AC power cord
  • Remote control (RC003PMCD)
  • 2 "AAA" batteries
  • Owner's Manual on CD-ROM
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Safety Instructions
  • Warranty Information
Reviews

Marantz PM6006 Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(6 Reviews)

Very Nice Amp

Anonymous from Santa Fe, NM on 12/28/2017

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The Marantz PM 6006 seems to be an Excellent amp. I've had it set for about a month in a 500 square foot space. Paired with the matching CD player, the CD6006, it provides great tone and playing enjoyment. It is also a handsome unit. My CDs and records sound better than ever with more detailed acoustics in all ranges. I have it hooked up to two pairs of speakers [4] and the amp drives them beautifully. So far very happy with my purchase. Crutchfield customer service was helpful with the set up of the 4 speakers though it was not really difficult.

Pros: Seems to work flawlessly with the CD6006; handsome units; great sound

Cons: So far nothing

Marantz PM6006

Anonymous from Shafter, CA on 12/17/2017

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Provides Honest power

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Joe from Shelton, CT on 9/11/2017

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

After my vintage Kenwood KR 8050 passed on, there were big shoes to fill. But I now wanted to go with an integrated amp. I narrowed it down to the Yamaha A-S501 and Marantz PM 6006. After discussing all the pros and cons with Cosmo, the Marantz was clearly the choice. And I'm very happy with my decision. It performs flawlessly and brings out every subtle musical nuance with no coloration or distortion. I stream a lot of 70s folk rock, 80s synth pop as well as space music. The Marantz likes them all.

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Easy choice

Adam from SC on 4/26/2017

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Attractive all-in-one package that drives my B&Ws effortlessly.

Pros: Phono input, plenty of power, built in DAC, good looks and solid build quality.

Cons: No dedicated sub output

Understated Elegance

Brad from St Paul, MN on 4/4/2017

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The PM6006 provides plenty of power to effortlessly drive my ELAC Uni-Fi UF5 speakers. I purchased the Marantz PM6006 along with the CD6006 they make a great combination just as the Crutchfield review indicated.. Both my CD and MP3 collections have never sounded better.

Pros: Simple Elegant Design Plenty of Power Sturdy Construction-Built to Last

Cons: None

Beautiful sound

Matthew from Irvine, CA on 8/20/2016

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Beautiful sound, plenty of power. Great to have three digital inputs. Very happy with my purchase!

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Features and Specs

Performance Specs
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
Digital Music Features
Built-in DAC (Digital to Analog Converter) Yes
High-resolution Audio Playback No
Bluetooth No
Wi-Fi N/A
Connections
Total Analog Inputs 5
Phono Input Yes
Optical Digital Inputs 2
Coaxial Digital Inputs 1
USB Input No
Preamp Outputs No
Headphone Output 1/4"
Dimensions and Warranty
Width (inches) 17-3/8
Height (inches) 4-1/8
Depth (inches) 15-11/16
Weight (pounds) 17.2
Parts Warranty 3 Years
Labor Warranty 3 Years

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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 PM6006 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 PM6006 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 & one analog record output, the PM6006 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 (32-192kHz; 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 PM6006 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 PM6006 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). Use 4 to 8-ohm speakers when powering only one pair of speakers. Use 8-ohm speakers when powering two pair of speakers.

Fully Discrete Headphone Amp: For superb sound quality with the widest range of headphone types, the PM6006 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 CD6006 CD player (sold separately), as well as controlling a network player. Remote input and output terminals let you connect the PM6006 to other Marantz components, such as the matching CD6006 CD player, allowing you to place the PM6006 out of sight (such as in a cabinet) yet still providing full remote control capabilities. The IR (infrared) flasher port lets you connect the PM6006 to an external system remote controller

AC Outlets: The Marantz PM6006 is fitted with two switched & one un-switched AC power outlets to connect your other A/V components.

Protection Circuit: The PM6006'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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I've had so many Marantz stereos the first was a Quadrophonic from 1977, and I had the Marantz PM705 last gave it to my son.Marantz has always done very well with sound and looks for the money. [ George  Mar 14, 2018 ]
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The B & W LM1 are conventional 8 Ohm home speakers and rated to handle up to 100 watts RMS so, yes, they are definitely compatible with the Marantz PM6006. I hope that helps. My Bio: https://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=5 [ Ryan  Mar 23, 2017 ]  Staff
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