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Marantz CD6006

Single-disc CD player with USB port for iPod®/iPhone®

55 Reviews | 6 questions - 16 answers


Our take on the Marantz CD6006

Our customers love Marantz CD players for their warm, detailed sound. The CD6006 follows in the footsteps of its acclaimed predecessors with outstanding sound from a sleek, affordable component. You'll enjoy impressive audio performance from every disc in your CD library. If you love the convenience of portable music, this player has a front-panel USB port for connecting Apple® devices. You can also connect a flash drive loaded with music files. The CD6006's high-end digital-to-analog converter brings out the best in every track, with refreshing detail and clarity. A newly developed headphone amplifier with adjustable gain settings accommodates a wide range of headphones.

Clear, dynamic CD sound

Our customers love Marantz CD players for their warm, detailed sound. The CD6006 follows in the footsteps of its acclaimed predecessors with outstanding sound from a sleek, affordable component. You'll enjoy impressive audio performance from every disc in your CD library. If you love the convenience of portable music, this player has a front-panel USB port for connecting Apple® devices. You can also connect a flash drive loaded with music files. The CD6006's high-end digital-to-analog converter brings out the best in every track, with refreshing detail and clarity. A newly developed headphone amplifier with adjustable gain settings accommodates a wide range of headphones.

High-level performance

The CD6006 incorporates reference-class technologies from Marantz's high-end CD players. Its precision disc transport and double-layered bottom chassis resist vibrations that can have a negative impact on sound. Newly designed extra-rigid feet further eliminate vibration. An oversized power supply feeds the player's digital and analog circuitry, delivering plenty of clean power for lively, low-noise playback.

Product Highlights:

  • plays CDs, CD-Rs & CD-RWs plus MP3, WMA, and AAC CDs
  • front-panel USB input (type A) for USB flash drive, iPod®, iPad®, or iPhone®
  • USB input supports WAV, MP3, AAC, and WMA file playback
  • high-performance 192kHz/24-bit Cirrus Logic CS4398 digital-to-analog converter
  • double-layered metal bottom plate for vibration resistance
  • centralized disc mechanism resists vibration for improved sound quality
  • Marantz HDAM® (Hyper Dynamic Amplifier Module)-SA2 used in analog circuitry for faster signal transfer and better transient response
  • robust, high-speed power supply for rich, dynamic sound
  • remote
  • optical and coaxial digital outputs
  • gold-plated stereo analog RCA output
  • built-in headphone amplifier with full-size headphone jack and volume control
  • remote control input/output (for use with Marantz receivers and amps with a compatible remote control in/out jack)
  • detachable power cable
  • frequency response: 2-20,000 Hz
  • dynamic range: 100 dB
  • signal-to-noise ratio: 110 dB
  • total harmonic distortion: 0.002%
  • 17-5/16"W x 4-1/8"H x 13-1/2"D
  • warranty: 3 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • CD player
  • 6' AC power cord
  • Wireless remote (RC003PMCD)
  • 2 "AAA" batteries
  • 3' Stereo RCA cable
  • 2' Mono-RCA cable
  • Owner's Manual on CD-ROM
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Safety Instructions
  • Limited Warranty Information (US/CA)

Marantz CD6006 Reviews

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Features and Specs

Disc Capacity 1
CD Transport Only No
Disc Exchange N/A
Track Programming 25
Random Play Single Disc
Disc Naming No
Direct Track Access Yes
Direct Disc Access N/A
Remote Included
Display Color Bluish white
Multiple CD Player Control ---
Parts Warranty 3 Years
Labor Warranty 3 Years
CD-R Playback Yes
CD-RW Playback Yes
MP3 Playback Yes
SACD Playback No
CD Frequency Response 2-20k Hz
Signal to Noise Ratio 110 dB
SACD Frequency Response Not Compatible
SACD Dynamic Range Not Given
SACD THD Not Given
Digital Optical Output 1
Digital Coaxial Output 1
Headphone Standard

Product Research

Disc/USB/iPod Compatibility
Audio Section
Convenience Features

Disc/USB/iPod Compatibility

Disc Player: The Marantz CD6006 Single Disc CD Player can play CD, CD-Text, CD-R, and CD-RW discs (both 12cm and 8cm discs). The CD6006 supports MP3, WMA, WAV, and AAC audio files that have been recorded onto CD-R or CD-RW discs in ISO9660 mode 1/2 or Juliet/Romeo disc format. The Marantz CD player will recognize up to 255 total files and folders on a single disc. The unit will also display CD-Text, MP3-ID3, WMA, and AAC song/artist information.

Front-Panel USB Port: The CD player features a front-panel USB (type-A) port. The front panel port is designed for USB mass storage class devices, such as your Android smartphone/tablet or USB thumbdrive. The front-panel USB port is compatible with FAT16/FAT32 file systems and will play MP3, WMA, AAC, and WAV files. The CD6006 can support 700 folders and 65,535 files per folder. The unit will also display MP3/WMA tag data information. The front-panel controls and supplied wireless remote will operate basic playback functions of your connected USB device. The 5V/1A USB  port will also charge your device while connected.

Compressed Music File Formats: The Marantz CD6006 supports the following compressed music files on CD-R/RW discs and USB.

File Format Sampling Frequency Bit Rate Extension
MP3 32/44.1/48 kHz 32-320 kbps .mp3
WMA 32/44.1/48 kHz 32-192 kbps .wma
AAC 32/44.1/48 kHz 32-320 kbps .m4a
WAV (PCM) 32/44.1/48 kHz 16-bit .wav

iPod/iPhone Direct: You can connect your iPod or iPhone to the front-panel USB port using the Lightning or 30-pin cable supplied with your Apple device (not included with this unit).  Sound quality is maximized by using the USB connection along with the CD6006's D/A converter. Playback can be controlled using the front-panel or remote buttons, or the iPod/iPhone itself. You can browse your iPod/iPhone's music library from the CD6006 by Album, Artist, Genre, Playlist, or Track. The CD6006 will also display song/artist information, as well as charge your iPod/iPhone. The unit is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compliant and supports the following iPod/iPhone model features (as of 7/19/2016):

Apple Device Generation Tested Version Media Type Control Type Display Type Charge
Audio Video Unit/Remote iPod/iPhone Artist/Song Text Track Info
iPhone 2G 3.1.3 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
3G 4.2.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
3GS 6.1.6 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
4 9.3.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
4S 9.3.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
5/5C/5S 9.3.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
6/6+/6S/6S+ 9.3.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
touch 1st 2.2.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
2nd 4.2.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
3rd 5.1.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
4th 6.1.6 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
5th/6th 9.3.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
3rd 1.1.3 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
4th 1.0.4 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
5th 1.0.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
6th 1.2 PC Y N Y Y Y Y Y
7th 1.02PC Y N Y Y Y Y Y
classic 80GB 1.1.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
120GB 2.0.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
160GB 2.0.4 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
iPad 1 5.1.1 Y N Y Y Y Y N
2/3 9.3.2 Y N Y Y Y Y N
4 9.3.2 Y N Y Y Y Y N
Air 1/2 9.3.2 Y N Y Y Y Y N
mini 1/2/3/4 9.3.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may need to reset the head unit and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If this doesn't work, you may need to wait until a newer software update is available.

Audio Section

Marantz HDAM + HDAM SA2 Technology: Ordinary CD players employ conventional IC-based op-amps in the D/A and analog output sections, but the CD6006 is equipped with Marantz exclusive HDAM & HDAM SA2 technology, which uses discrete circuit elements and not ICs. HDAM technology provides wide dynamic range and wide frequency response along with lowest distortion for the utmost musical fidelity

High Current Power Supply: For the most stable power to the various circuit blocks, the power supply employs high speed, high current Shottky Barrier Diodes in the AC-DC conversion circuit, and the power supply is fitted with high current storage capacitors for the most stable DC supply to the mechanical and electrical sections.

Reference Quality D/A Conversion: The CD6006 features high resolution D/A conversion and is equipped with the reference class CS4398 D/A converter, which provides up to 192kHz/24-bit resolution for optimum fidelity with high resolution audio file types. To prevent interference with the critical analog audio output circuitry, the digital audio circuit block is housed in its own shielded subsection.

Precision System Clock: The CD6006 employs a precision system clock to virtually eliminate any jitter for distortion-free music that sounds like the artist intended.

Fully Discrete Headphone Amplifier: The all discrete headphone amplifier section features Marantz's HDAM-SA2 circuit with three gain settings (Low/Mid/High) for a wider range of headphones, plus independent volume control. The gold-plated 1/4" jack is compatible with audiophile and studio headphone types and adapters.

Audio EX Function: For improved analog audio output fidelity, the Audio EX function lets you disable the front-panel fluorescent display, to minimize noise artifacts. You can also disable the digital audio outputs when listening via analog audio for even greater noise reduction.

Gold Plated Analog & Digital Outputs: The analog audio RCA outputs, along with the digital coaxial output connector, are all gold plated to ensure optimum signal transfer with no degradation.

  • Analog RCA Outputs: The CD player also features a stereo RCA output for analog connection.
  • Optical/Coaxial Digital Outputs: For optimum compatibility with digital audio amplifiers and decoders the CD6006 is equipped with both optical and coaxial digital audio outputs (supports 2ch PCM only).

Rigid Chassis Design: The CD6006 CD player's front-panel is constructed from aluminum and glass-reinforced resin, which resists harmful resonances that can harm sonic quality. The panel is finished in a soft black tone, and features a graceful curvature that complements any home décor. The CD player also employs a double layered bottom plate to prevent unwanted resonance that could lead to distortion.

Convenience Features

Two-Line Florescent Display: For optimum visual clarity, the CD6006 features a deluxe two-line fluorescent display that features alphanumeric characters (up to 16) for song/artist information from CD-Text discs and MP3/WMA/AAC music tracks. The display is dimmable.

Remote Control: The supplied IR remote control features an easy to use ergonomic design, and can control the CD6006 as well as control the matching PM6006 integrated stereo amplifier (sold separately). The remote can also be used to control your USB-connected iPod or iPhone. The CD player also includes a Remote Input/Output and Flasher Input.

  • Remote Input/Output: Two RCA jacks (1 In/1 Out) are provided for connecting the player and another Marantz A/V component for system remote control purposes. The accompanying switch allows you to select the remote control mode you desire: External (when the player is connected to another component's remote control jacks) or Internal (when the player is used as a standalone component).
  • Flasher In: This 3.5mm minijack input is used to control this unit using an optional keypad (sold separately) from another room of your house.

Playback Functions: The Marantz CD player offers basic playback functions like Play/Pause, Stop, Fast Forward/Rewind, and Random/Repeat. It also has variety of unique playback functions like Direct Search, Program Play, Quick Replay, Time Player, and A-B Repeat.

  • Direct Search: You can use the numeric keypad on the remote control to select a specific music track.
  • Program Play: You can arrange and play tracks on a disc in a specific sequence. Up to 25 tracks can be programmed. As you are selecting tracks, the display will show the number of tracks in the program, and the total playing time of the programmed tracks. During program play, you can repeat the entire list of programmed tracks, or play them in random order.
  • Quick Replay: During Quick Replay, the music track or file rewinds the set amount of time (5-60 seconds), and then resumes playing from the rewind point.
  • A-B Repeat: You can specify the section within a track that you want to hear, and play it back repeatedly.
  • Timer Play: When this CD player is connected to a commercially available external audio timer (sold separately), the unit's power is switched on and media playback starts at the specified time.

Auto Standby: With Auto Standby On, you can automatically set this unit to standby mode after the CD player is in stop-mode (no operation) continuously for approximately 30 minutes.

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Q & A

Customer Q&A

Crutchfield asked  
Why did you buy this?

It's Marantz, what else is there to say? [ Gregory Scott  Oct 13, 2018 ]
Great product and brand [ Robert  Sep 23, 2018 ]
Prior good experience with Marantz brand, high-quality DAC chip, direct iPod AAC file support using the iPod controls. [ Mark  Sep 11, 2018 ]
value [ charles  Aug 28, 2018 ]
I needed a new CD player for my stereo system, and it was also truly time to upgrade. Cody from Crutchfield recommended this player based on my budget. Cody took the time to assist my needs. I appreciate his assistance. [ ETHAN  Jun 30, 2018 ]
i have a marantz cd player . just wanted to upgrade to newer cd player after buying new marantz 8012 receiver. never had any problems with older marantz player. [ daniel  Jun 27, 2018 ]
I have a marantz amp and love it [ David  Jun 05, 2018 ]
Good reviews by several independent sites--Marantz reputation [ HOWELL  May 25, 2018 ]
I chose the Marantz CD6006 because I have a CD6005 and have been very satisfied with it. My old Onkyo player has deteriorated on my headphone system, so the CD6005 will be moved to the headphone system, and the CD6006 will be used on my Klipschorn/McIntosh system. I've dealt with Crutchfield in the past, and have been pleased with their service. [ Dave500  Apr 24, 2018 ]
Wanted to update my old player and hoping for improved sound quality [ Michael  Mar 27, 2018 ]
highly rated [ TODD  Mar 21, 2018 ]
Good past experience with Marantz and bad past experience with Bose Wave Radios. [ Craig  Mar 02, 2018 ]
I have always found Marantz to have great products and the reviews for this player were exceptional. Returning to classical music, I have truly realized the loss of quality in listening to .mp3 files and want to build my CD collection and have a great player that will last a long time. Speaker upgrades to follow! Crutchfoeld reviews show customer satisfaction with product and delivery times too. [ Anne  Feb 10, 2018 ]
Marantz has an excellent reputation. I am using a 23 year old Marantz CD 63 and it still delivers great sound. [ Edward  Jan 19, 2018 ]
I decided to choose crutchfield because salesman Buzz took the time to help me. thank you [ jack  Jan 11, 2018 ]
Quality DACs for analog output/amplification (USB feedthrough was a plus) [ J  Dec 31, 2017 ]
Other than a McIntosh, the NAD C546BEE would have been my first choice but it does not support WAV files via the USB connection like the Marantz does. [ George  Dec 27, 2017 ]
Marantz products are the bomb!!! [ Christine  Dec 14, 2017 ]
Manufacturer's reputation for producing CD players, on-line product model reviews; ability to play music from thumb drive and Apple products. [ Abraham  Dec 06, 2017 ]
Reviews on site and previously owned Marantz CD player. [ Alan  Aug 05, 2017 ]
There were a lot of good reviews. The company has a 3 year parts and labor warranty. The specifications were comparable to NAD and other similar units, but Marantz 6006 had what purports to be a working USB input for iPod Classic. On the downside, there is risk because a number of customers who bought this unit on Amazon had quality problems with the CD transport and thought it was cheap for a high end CD player. [ Stephen  Jun 08, 2017 ]
Excellent reviews, a favorable history with Marantz equipment, and Crutchfield's stellar reputation for service, [ Michael  Jun 02, 2017 ]
Upgrading system and looking for a unit with power and clarity. [ Joseph  May 28, 2017 ]
After research I came to the conclusion it had the best features for my needs and my budget. I also liked the 3 year warranty - parts and labor. [ Todd  May 04, 2017 ]
Marantz makes excellent equipment and I have a large CD collection. [ WILLIAM T  Apr 30, 2017 ]
Liked the NAD c546BEE better except it did not have a head pones jack, or play WAV files from USB port. Thus, I picked the Marantz CD6006. [ Herbert  Apr 22, 2017 ]
After reading a lot of reviews, I'm looking at improving details, soundstage and transparency of my cd's. The Marantz SR7010 was a big step-up in sound quality over my prior amp, and now I'm looking for some improvement over older cd player and Blu-ray player with the CD6006. [ Craig  Apr 17, 2017 ]
I have owned Marantz equipment in the past and have always been satisfied. This unit has also had a number of good reviews. [ DUANE  Apr 08, 2017 ]
Has a good feature selection. Partners with the Marantz PM8005 so the look is similar and both units can be operated with the same remote. While it won't get much use, the Scratch and Dent pricing and Rewards Points pushed it into the "buy it" realm. [ John F.  Apr 02, 2017 ]
I bought the Marantz cd 6006 because I have the cd 6005 version and both have great features and the 6005 sounds very good and I am hoping this new 6006 will be just as good. [ Glenn  Mar 20, 2017 ]
upgrade. [ Tim  Mar 16, 2017 ]
best sounding cd out there now. [ Elizabeth  Mar 14, 2017 ]
I selected this cd player becouse it has usb port and support aac and wav files. [ Manuel  Feb 14, 2017 ]
I read the reviews in your online store. [ Roberto  Jan 19, 2017 ]
it was between this and a $700.00 NAD. This had better specs. [ bob  Jan 13, 2017 ]
Had the features that I wanted and had rave reviews about it. I can hardly wait to get this one hooked up. [ Michael  Dec 17, 2016 ]
My Husband just had to have it and he likes this brand. [ jessica muffinc  Dec 15, 2016 ]
Read a lot of very positive reviews and you can't go wrong for the price. [ David Mulford  Dec 13, 2016 ]
Outstanding quality for the money. Will be buying additional Marantz gear soon. [ Jerry  Dec 05, 2016 ]
Seemed to be the best player in this price range. Also the Marantz name and warranty. [ T  Nov 04, 2016 ]
Review posted on your website and product review from web search engine. [ Richard  Sep 24, 2016 ]

6 questions already asked

Sorry, not sure. So far it's a great player. [ Chris  Mar 26, 2018 ]
It has headphone level but the sound level is controlled by the amp. I have the pair and the remote is seamless across the two. [ RON  Mar 25, 2018 ]
No. Connect to an amp, choice of connections, I used the optical output.Enter [ John S.  Mar 25, 2018 ]
Yes, the marantz can be used as a cd transport ,(the next text is taken from the Marantz manual) 2. DIGITAL AUDIO OUT connectors (COAXIAL/OPTICAL) Used to connect an AV receiver or D/A converter that has a digital input connectors. (v p. 19) [ Glenn  Mar 13, 2018 ]
Interesting idea but I don't know the answer, sorry to say. [ James  Mar 06, 2018 ]
Absolutely, I have mine connected to the optical input or you can use the coaxial input. I believe the digital optical input is better sound quality however. Hope this helps. [ Michael  Jun 25, 2017 ]
Hey Robert!! First, let me say that I love the Marantz!!! Second, YES! I was pleasantly surprised when I stuck a USB memory stick into it from my studio, and it PLAYED IT!! However, the file was an m4a, recirded at 48/24, not a .wav. file. So I don't know it that will help you any. But I didn't expect it to play a 24 KHz ANYTHING, and yet it happily played the 24 KHz, 24 bit M4a. I have yet to try a .wav. [ Ed  Apr 02, 2017 ]
Robert - I have a 6006, but haven't tested that yet. My understanding of the 6006 is that it does support HD - but like you, I'll believe it when I've heard it. [ Maxwell  Apr 02, 2017 ]
I have not used the usb yet as I only play cd's but the usb does support wav files Playing back music stored on a USB memory device. Only USB memory devices conforming to mass storage class standards can be played on this unit. . This unit is compatible with USB memory devices in "FAT16" or "FAT32" format. . This unit can play back the following files. . WMA . MP3 . WAV . AAC The best thing you can do is get the pdf manual for the 6006 player at the Marantz website. I can tell you that I have had the 6005 player for over 3 years with absolutely no problems, and when I learned Marantz came out with a new 6006 player I had to get it and it is fantastic. [ Glenn  Apr 02, 2017 ]
Just black. [ DAVID  Mar 27, 2017 ]
I have heard that it is just black for the US market. [ Robert  Mar 27, 2017 ]
I don't really know but I have never seen it in silver. [ James  Mar 26, 2017 ]
Just black, you don't get a choice when you check out. [ Michael  Mar 26, 2017 ]
The CD6006 might be available in silver for the U.K. market but I have only seen it available in black for the U.S. market. [ Marvin  Mar 26, 2017 ]
I was told silver was available in uk and comes with a 2 year warranty [ Jim  Mar 26, 2017 ]
It will play Pandora and hundreds of radio stations but you don't need your iPhone to make it happen. You will get much better audio using the built-in apps for radio streaming. [ James  Feb 08, 2017 ]