Marantz keep on raising the bar for Hi-Fi equipment even at the entry side of the field. The PM6005 improves on the excellent qualities of the original PM6003 and PM6004 with the ability to directly connect to a vast number of digital sources thanks to the fully-shielded integrated 24-bit DAC.
€ 549€ 439
The analogue heritage Marantz is so reputed for is clear as soon as you give it your first listen. Solidly-built components inside the PM6005 like the Toroidial transformer and feedback amplifier offer a musical experience that's powerful but not unruly. Two pairs of speakers can be wired up in an A&B formation which is handy if you want to utilise a second zone in an adjoining room. Speakers can be 'bare-wired' into the premium binding posts or if you wish you may use standard 4mm banana plugs or spades.
As a further useful feature, the remote handset can also be used to operate the CD6005 - another good reason to match the amplifier up to it's equally as impressive CD Player sibling. The Marantz PM6005 comes in two finishes; classic black or silver.
Digital input (Optical / Coaxial) to extend connectivity
Fully shielded 24bit / 192kHz CS4398 DAC
A-B Speaker switching for bi-wiring or two pairs of speakers
Current feedback amplification for superior reproduction
Customised components specifically made for Marantz
Shottky Diodes for fast and efficient signal handling
24 karat Gold-plated contacts
Symmetrical circuit layout for improved stereo imaging
Toroidal transformer provides plenty of clean, efficient power
"There’s plenty to sing about with this Marantz amp. The digital upgrade broadens its appeal to a wider audience, and gives it an edge over its Rotel rival. This is Superb sound quality on a budget for your analogue and digital music."
2014 Best Stereo Amplifier up to £500 "A fantastic budget stereo amp. Delivers superb sound quality for your analogue and digital music."