Marantz PM6004 Integrated Amplifier and CD6004 CD Player
Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity
10 May 2012
Summary: What's left to say? Marantz has once again created a budget line that defies its price point. You have a solid amplifier capable of driving tough speakers that not only has on on-board phono stage but is also made with discrete components. With a well built smooth sounding CD player and a useful USB port (albeit not fully functional, FLAC support would have been a big plus) this combination of low to mid priced gear is at home even with much higher priced speakers.
Excerpt: Integrated amplifiers are probably more popular than ever before. Today, many companies offer a one box, convenient solution loaded with features and requiring fewer cables / less rack space, which allows for full system control with just one remote. That is not to mention that advances in design have made it possible for audio engineers to produce great sounding, easy to use products at even entry level price points.
Excerpt: When word came around that Marantz had given its already well-reputed PM6003 integrated amp a design refresh in the form of the new PM6004, we found ourselves scratching our heads a little. The PM6003 was very well received; so, if it ain’t broke, why fix it? Perhaps because integrated amps seem to be catching on again, and Marantz is looking to get the jump on its competition in this recently reinvigorated market.
Pros: Ample power, Tight bass, transparent mids, warm-yet-detailed treble, Phono pre-amp included, Two sets of speaker outputs, Source direct mode
Cons: Lacks muscle needed for deepest sub-bass, No ⅛-inch input for portable media players
Testbericht: Marantz CD6004 / PM6004 CD-Player und Vollverstärker
25 September 2012
Excerpt: Musikgenuss muss nicht teuer sein - das will Marantz mit seiner neuen Stereo-Kombi erneut unter Beweis stellen. Der CD-Player CD6004 und der Vollverstärker PM6004 kosten zusammen gerade einmal 900 Euro; AV-Magazin hat getestet, ob dabei schon richtig Spaß aufkommt.