Marantz PM8006

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Product code: PM8006
£1,099.00
Integrated Stereo Amplifier - When enjoying music is your top priority the Marantz PM 8006 is a fine option, legendary Marantz sound and features along with svelte styling.
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Integrated Stereo Amplifier - Marantz PM8006

The PM8006 integrated amplifier is ideal for audiophiles wanting both excellent music quality and flexible operation.

New integrated Amplifier - benefiting from a fully discrete current feedback design, 2x 70W output Amplification and preamp outputs along with a power amp direct input, which lets you use the unit as a standalone power amplifier for integration into a multi-channel home theatre system.

To ensure the most involving musical experience, the amplifier uses a new Marantz-designed electric volume control and brand-new Marantz Musical Phono EQ phono preamp stage, designed to get the purest signal from beloved vinyls by minimized noise levels. To further remove interference, new isolating feet are used to support the amplifier, combining high density and a damping fibre.

For precise sound tailoring, the triple tone control system provides separate controls for the bass, midrange and treble. The elegant remote control features an ergonomic layout for easy operation, and can control accompanying source players. 

Current Feedback
Current Feedback amplification is a well-known, Marantz-original circuit technology, suiting perfectly with the requirements of Super Audio hi-res music for wide-bandwidth, high-speed reproduction. The impedance at the Current Feedback point is limited resulting in a very low phase shift, meaning Marantz Current Feedback amplifiers reduce the need for phase compensation via Negative FeedBack (NFB) to a minimum. This simplified the signal path, resulting in high through-rate, excellent transient response and superb sonic transparency across the full bandwidth. Unlike conventional Voltage Feedback topology, Current Feedback also makes the power amplifier insensitive to difficult loudspeaker loads.

Marantz HDAM Technology
Marantz developed its own discrete circuit boards, called Hyper-Dynamic Amplifier Modules, or HDAMs, to replace the chip based amps used elsewhere. Using discrete surface mount components with short mirror-image left and right signal paths, HDAMs outperform the regular integrated Op-amps dramatically in Slew Rate and noise level, resulting in a much more dynamic, accurate and detailed sound. Over the years Marantz has developed different HDAMs to fit the particular requirements of players and amplifiers: the PM8006 uses the high-grade SA3 version. 

Marantz Musical Phono EQ
For a long time, Marantz integrated amplifiers have featured high-quality phono stages, but now the company takes its commitment to vinyl to new levels with the Marantz Musical Phono EQ stage, launched in the PM8006 amplifier. This unique technology, simplifying the signal path in the phono stage for optimal sound quality, underlines the company’s commitment to the very best playback of all music sources, be they digital or analogue. Marantz Musical Phono EQ uses two-stage amplification, allowing less gain per stage, for lower distortion. Of course, being a Marantz design it uses the company’s HDAMs, but here they’re combined with JFETs (junction gate field-effect transistors) in the input stage, giving a high input impedance. This allows the deletion of the AC coupling capacitors previously used providing a simpler signal path for the tiny output from a phono cartridge, improving signal purity.

Marantz has also rethought the re-equalization process within the phono stage, a fundamental part of vinyl replay required to compensate for the limitations of the format. In the Marantz Musical Phono EQ stage this re-equalization is split into passive and active sections, for more accurate equalisation: the RIAA correction is carried out within an HDAM, while amplification is in the hands of a high-quality op-amp, running in Class A mode for minimal distortion, and delivering a clean and open sound. With Marantz Musical Phono EQ there’s no need to consider upgrading the PM8006 with offboard phono stage: as part of Marantz’s commitment to optimising playback of all format, be they digital or analog, the amplifier already has premium-class phono capability built-in.

Toroidal Transformer
A Toroidal transformer has several advantages over a normal EI core transformer. It is very efficient and therefore delivers more power compared to the same size of an EI core transformer. In addition, due to its shape, the electromagnetic radiation and the mechanical vibration are extremely low all ending in a better sound quality.

Often under-estimated: a high-quality volume control
A newly developed electric volume control using the latest volume control IC realizes better channel separation, dynamic range and distortion-reduction, while retaining the operational feel of an analogue volume control device. To ensure the most involving musical experience, the amplifier uses a new Marantz-designed electric volume control for high linearity and best-in-class channel separation. 

High quality, original Marantz SPKT-1+ Speaker Terminals
The terminals are made of massive brass with a thick silver plating for the best possible contact with the speaker cables, and the main speaker terminals are mounted lower, and thus closer to the main circuit board, to reduce the signal path. That’s in keeping with the entire design of the amplifier, which uses the shortest possible signal paths and High Instantaneous Current topology for better speed and dynamics.

Key Features

  • Integrated Current Feedback Amplifier with 2x 70W / 8 ohm rms
  • Newly designed electric volume circuit
  • Exceptional Marantz Musical Phono EQ stage
  • Marantz proprietary HDAM-SA3 circuits
  • Triple layer bottom plate
  • Gold Plated Inputs/Outputs incl. Phono (MM) input
  • Double shielded Toroidal Transformer and high quality customized components
  • High quality, original Marantz SPKT-1+ Speaker Terminals (A / B switchable)
  • Available in black or silver-gold
Features
Channels 2
Current Feedback Topology Yes
Phono EQ Class A
HDAM Version SA3, SA2
Power Transformer Torodial
Features High Grade Audio Components    
Customised Components    
Symmetric PCB Layout    
Aluminium extrusion heat sink
Tri Tone Control (Bass / Mid / Treble)
Balance/Bass/Treble
Linear Drive Power Supply
Linear Volume Control
Shotky Diodes
Inner Buffer Amp - CD Only
Double Layer Bottom Plate - Triple
Source Direct
Power Amp Direct
 
 
Inputs/Outputs
Audio Inputs 6
Phono Input MM
Audio Outputs 1
Pre-Out 1
Power Amp Direct IN Yes
Gold Plated Cinch Yes
Speaker A/B Yes
Speaker Terminals Marantz SPKT-1+
Number of Terminals 4
D-Bus Yes
Headphone Out Yes
 
Specifications
Power Output (8/4/Ohm RMS) 70W / 100W
Frequency Response 5 Hz-100 kHz
Total Harmonic Distortion 0.02%
Damping Factor 100
Input Sensitivity: MM 2mV / 47 kOhm
Signal to Noise Ration: MM 87 dB
Input Sensitivity: High Level 200 mV / 20 kOhm
Signal to Noise Ratio: High Level 106dB (2V input)
Input Sensitivity: Power Amp Direct IN 1.6V / 15 kOhm
Signal to Noise Ratio: Power Amp Direct IN 125 dB
 
General
Metal Front Panel Yes
Power Consumption 220 W
Standby Consumption 0.2
Auto Power Off Yes
Detachable Power Cable Yes
Remote Control RC001PMND
System Remote Function Yes
Maximum Dimensions (W x D x H) 440mm x 379mm x 128mm
Weight 12 kg
 
 
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Lee F W from Dunstable -
I had the PM6004 - a great amp. I was considering changing to the PM6006, but the PM 6006UK had just emerged. I'd decided to get Xmas out of the way, and then see how the prices fared in January. This plan was upset on Christmas morning as my other half walked into the living room carrying a box, which I then found to be a lot heavier than a PM6006. Surprise No. 1. It was out of the box and set up in no time, albeit initially with my Project Phono pre-amp. After a couple of days low volume background music, radio, TV etc, I eventually got the opportunity to play with it. A couple of Mike Oldfield LPs, Dire Straits, Dave Brubeck on 12" 45rpm, and this unit was singing. I decided to try it without the Project, using the Marantz' own phono stage. Good move. My Rega RP6 was really opened up, deep, deep bass, but without affecting mids or highs. Brubeck's Take 5 sounding pretty phenomenal! I like plenty of bass in my music, but without it being muddy, or overpowering. This amp drives my Wharfedale 155 speakers easily, making them sound far better than the money I'd paid for them. I've had it 10 months now and couldn't be happier with this amp. Lack of digital inputs doesn't bother me in the slightest, but the NA 8006 takes care of that and is a great partner.
Type Integrated Stereo Amplifier
Product Code PM8006
Brand Marantz
Condition New