Integrated Amplifiers

Marantz PM6005 Integrated Amplifier and CD6005 CD Player

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Introduction to the Marantz PM6005 Integrated Amplifier and CD6005 CD Player

Marantz is one of the legendary names in audio and has remained a brand noted for high quality audio devices from power amplifiers to CD/SACD players, integrated amplifiers, home theater receivers and processors. The PM6005 integrated amp and CD6005 CD player are part of Marantz' Slim Line components and are updated versions of the PM 6004 integrated amplifier and CD 6004 CD player reviewed by Secrets' writer Jared Rachwalski in May, 2012.

I remember Marantz gear when I was a poor college student lusting over audio equipment like a dog after a sirloin steak, but was unable to afford even a modest stereo receiver. But that didn't stop me from visiting all the shops in both my home town and the town where I attended college. I specifically remember the unusual "gyro tuning" wheel on Marantz receivers and their blue panel lights.

I also remember the time I attended an amplifier clinic conducted by another high-end manufacturer which is even older (and more expensive) than Marantz. One could bring any amplifier or receiver and the engineer would hook it up to their analyzer and bench test it for maximum power at clipping and distortion at rated power. I hung around until all of the amplifiers had been tested that day and much to the chagrin of the manufacturer's engineer, the "winner" was a Marantz power amplifier!

MARANTZ PM6005 INTEGRATED AMPLIFIER AND CD6005 CD PLAYER SPECIFICATIONS

PM6005 Integrated Amplifier

  • Design: Two-channel Integrated Amplifier
  • Power Output: 45 watts (8 Ohms); 60 watts (4 Ohms)
  • THD: 0.08% (20 Hz – 20 kHz, Both Channels Driven, 8 Ohm Load)
  • Inputs: 5 x Analog RCA, Including Phono, 2 x Digital - Toslink, Coaxial
  • Outputs: 1 Analog RCA
  • Bass Control: ± 10 dB
  • Treble Control: ± 10 dB
  • Loudness Compensation
  • Speaker Terminals: 2 Pair, Gold Plated
  • Dimensions: 4.1" H x 17.3" W x 14.6" D
  • Weight: 16.8 Pounds
  • MSRP (USD): $699

CD6005 CD Player

  • Design: Stereo CD Player
  • THD+N: 0.002%
  • Playback Formats (Disc): CD, CD-R/RW(CD-DA/MP3/WMA
  • USB Input: WMA, MP3, AAC, WAV
  • Digital Outputs: 1 x Toslink Optical, 1 x Coaxial
  • Headphone Output: ¼" with Level Control
  • Analog Output: 1 Analog RCA
  • Dimensions: 4.1" H x 17.3" W x 13.4" D
  • Weight: 14.6 Pounds
  • MSRP (USD: $499
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