Integrated Amp with 24/192 DAC
Marantz's PM6005 integrated amplifier goes a step beyond its popular predecessor, the PM6004, by adding optical and coaxial digital inputs. That means, of course, that the PM6005 now includes a built-in 24/192 DAC. Marantz also gave the circuitry a tune-up for superior audio performance compared to its predecessor.
The PM6005 uses the same SACD-quality DAC as the Marantz CD6005 CD player. It features ideal linearity, no distortion due to resistor matching errors, no performance drift over time and temperature, and high tolerance to excessive clock jitter (time-domain irregularities) sometimes produced by other digital stages. In other words, the Cirrus Logic CS 4398 offers spectacular sound quality that remains constant regardless of its environment.
An Impressive Integrated
Integrated amplifiers are the best choice for anyone looking for superb performance without the complexity or cost of a comparable receiver or preamplifier/power amplifier combination. Their minimalist design (no tuner, no fancy processing) means that the engineering team concentrates on the essentials that directly contribute to better sound. So, depending on your point of view, you either get a lot more than you paid for or spent a lot less than you thought you would.
With its impressive array of inputs and outputs, the Marantz PM6005 amplifier offers an ideal way to consolidate all of your audio devices. The amplifier features exceptional audio engineering, allowing it to amplify sound without loss of fidelity or balance.
Discrete Preamp and Amp Sections
The PM6005 features audiophile-grade engineering. Both the pre-amplification and power amplification sections exclusively feature discrete components, with not a single IC employed. Specially selected single components not only outperform ICs in quality, they also make it possible to refine the sound in much more detail, resulting in more clarity and transparency in the sound stage.
The lower impedance toroidal transformer with case-shield has been retained, along with the customized main capacitors and the potential power transistor, which is mounted on the extruded aluminum heat sink and can easily handle higher currents to keep close control of speakers. All of this proven, superior technology has been passed along from the PM6004. So have all of the original features, such as six-line audio input, two-pairs of gold-plated speaker connections with the convenience of bi-wiring, and a wireless remote control.
The RC-5 input and output enables one-button turn-on and control of Marantz source components like the new CD6005, using only the included PM6005 remote control.
Current Feedback Design
The PM6005 uses current feedback design. This extraordinary circuit accurately tracks quickly changing, wide bandwidth musical signals for greater resolution of fine musical detail. The PM6005 delivers a highly musical 45-watts-per-channel at 8 ohms and 60-watts-per-channel at 4 ohms using Marantz's Current Feedback Technology for superb sound quality.
Built-in MM Phono Stage
Attention to detail is the order of the day with the PM6005. Each of the line level inputs and the phono input feed a buffer circuit that minimizes any interaction between the source and the PM6005. That's right, we said a phono input. The built-in MM moving magnet phono stage lets you connect a turntable and will do your vinyl proud. And there's a Source Direct switch so you can bypass tone and balance controls for the shortest signal path from input to output.
Want to record your favorite sources? Just connect the recording device of your choice to the Record Out jacks and begin! Connecting speakers is easy, too. Marantz-designed loudspeaker terminals are easy to use and let you see if there are any problems with your wiring. You can connect two sets of speakers to the PM6005, which includes Speaker A/B selection.
Easy, Intuitive Control Panel and Remote Control
The PM6005 is exceptionally easy to use thanks to an intuitive control scheme. The front panel provides quick access to basic controls, such as power and volume. An input selector knob allows you to seamlessly switch between input devices, while bass, treble, and balance knobs let you tailor sound balance to your liking. The amplifier also features a loudness mode, which can be toggled at the push of a button. The included remote control provides another easy way to control amplifier functions.
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|Excellent All around|
Bought this to replace some aging components. Most recently a BK Pro10MC. I upgraded my CD player to the Marantz CD6005 and after much research pulled the trigger on the PM6005. I listen to a lot of records and streaming online as well as CDs. I read a lot of good reviews about this amp and I have to say they were all true. The phono section is excellent. Really excellent. I have used various phono preamps with my turntable setup and none can match the Marantz. I use the coax input for streaming music from my computer via my firewire audio interface and Im very surprised how good it sounds. The DAC is apparantly the same model used on my CD player and it really works some magic. This was the biggest surprise. The headphone amp is decent. It easily drives my Senheiser HD580s but is not quite as good as my stand alone amps though its good enough that I usually just use it. Power wise I am driving a pair of Wharfdale Diamond 10.2s. Amp is fairly rated and easily drives my speakers to loud levels. I usually listen near-field but crank it up sometimes to fill the space with sound. I havent bough any new components for many years, I spent less and got a whole lot more than I have in the past. I am very happy with this amp.
|- Andy P, OH|