Marantz PM6006 UK Edition - Stereo Amplifier
Launched in 2016, the Marantz PM6006 won not just a What Hi-Fi? five-star accolade, but also the EISA 2016-17 Award for Best European Stereo System, recognising the exceptionally high standards of performance and spectacular value for money. For this special UK Edition the audio tuning team has tweaked certain aspects, improving components throughout to deliver even better sound, and designing a new Special UK Edition logo incorporating the Union Flag to set them apart from the standard models.
45W per channel of wide-band amplification gives the PM6006 UK Edition more than enough power for most rooms and speakers and, as well as analogue inputs including MM Phono for a turntable, the PM6006 UK Edition has three digital inputs (two optical and one coaxial) for digital sources. The digital-to-analogue conversion uses the same CS4398 DAC found in the CD player, while Marantz HDAM-SA 3 amplification modules ensure a wide-open, detailed and dynamic sound, aided by a custom-built toroidal transformer for generous power supply.
To enhance the performance of the amplifier, the PM6006 UK Edition uses selected ELNA capacitors in its power supply for the digital stage and preamplifier, along with sound-optimising mechanical changes to the power amplifier stage.
- Integrated Current Feedback Amplifier with 2x 45W / 8 ohm rms
- Further sound tuned with carefully selected components
- Digital inputs (2x opt. / 1x coax.)
- High quality DAC CS4398 and Marantz HDAM SA2
- Fully shielded DAC unit; copper screws; rigid feet
- Gold Plated Inputs/Outputs incl. Phono (MM) input
- Marantz proprietary HDAM-SA3 circuits
- Toroidal Transformer and high quality customized components
- High quality Speaker Terminals (A / B switchable)
- Available in black or silver-gold
Marantz HDAM Technology
Marantz developed its own discrete circuit boards to replace standard IC's. These HDAM's consists of discrete surface mount components with short mirror image L/R signal paths. Those devices are doing exactly the same thing as the Op-Amps, but outperform the regular IC Op-amps dramatically in terms of the Slew Rate and reduced noise level, resulting in a much more dynamic, accurate and detailed sound. Over the years Marantz developed different types of the HDAM to improve quality and to fit to the special requirements of a product category like CD or amplifier.
The Current Feedback amplifier technology provides wide-bandwidth and high-speed sound reproduction. In combination with the Toroidal Transformer, the PM6006's amplifier holds a massive energy reserve to drive even demanding speakers with absolute ease.
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.
High Current Power Supply
The power supply has high current high speed Shottky Barrier Diodes and high current storage capacitors that together provide wide dynamic range along with low impedance drive capability.
Reference Quality D/A Conversion for Digital Input
The PM6006 features high resolution D/A conversion and is equipped with the reference class CS4398 D/A converter, which provides up to 192 kHz/24 bit resolution for optimum fidelity with high resolution audio file types.
Expanded Connectivity for Digital Inputs with Hi-res Audio Support
1 Coax digital and 2 Optical digital inputs are now available to connect digital devices and play back Hi-res Audio (up to 192kHz/24bit PCM) through the PM6006's advanced audio circuitry. And the complete digital section is fully shielded by an extra metal housing to ensure that the digital stage has no effect on the analogue signal.