Summary: I have had this right under a month. I feel confident enough to write a review at this point. I will update review if I have any issues in the future. The DAC is great being integrated, and it sounds wonderful. I have it hooked up to my Sony XBR850B Television. HDMI Inputs to TV are an Apple TV and a Sony PS4. All of these sound wonderful through the Toslink input. This amp has all the muscle it needs to drive my PSB Imagine B (Bookshelf) speakers to infinity and beyond.
Summary: Beautiful amp. Nice warm, full sound. No bloated bass or anything. Built solid, sounds amazing, couldn't be happier. Originally I went with a Yamaha A-S301 in my upgrade to my stereo system, BIG mistake. HARSH bright sound, treble sounded like it was jacked to like 100.... This Marantz amp is the polar opposite. Warm, inviting sound... nicely built; sleek, the knobs feel way more solid than the Yamaha... and the SOUND is insanely better!
Summary: Now in my late 50s, I’m ripe for a mid-life crises. Although there’s a new Tesla dealership going up in my neighborhood, that’s a little rich for me. Besides, I’m a musician, and musicians tend to be indifferent toward their mode of transportation. Instead, we obsess over sound. Had I the means, I’d cheerfully spend the equivalent of a small country’s gross national product on an audiophile system. Alas, I haven’t the means.
Summary: This Amplifier is outstanding. I was using NAD D3020 before, which was good but is not able to drive my speakers. PM6005 on the other hand is driving my set of speakers beautifully. It feels as if the speakers were hungry for power and the marantz PM6005 feeds them with enough power to make my speakers sound so good. The Digital input (optical) is connected to Apple TV and produces unbelievable sound. yes I know PM6005 doesn't have blue tooth and USB inputs.
Summary: Gorgeous amplifier. Greatly dynamic, gently warm, and much of my music which I always thought sounded harsh, suddenly is reborn. The leds on the front panel are very gently bright even in my somewhat dark basement, about the same brightness as the leds of my Pioneer N-50 network audio player. So, the appearance of the two together are in a nice harmony.
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21 July 2014
Summary: I don't often write reviews, but when I do, its about a product that really stood out in a good or bad way. I have been into intro-intermediate+ level audiophile gear for about 15 years now. As a young adult, living in an apartment, I am careful about picking equipment based on utility, performance, size, esthetics, reliability and price. Although I have owned several tube amplifiers and love the sound, their warm up and reliability is suspect at best.
Summary: The time had finally come to replace my aging stereo amplifier. I did my due diligence: research, looking over the specs, and relying on my memory for the names of audio equipment makers with an outstanding reputation for quality. I settled on the Marantz PM6005 integrated amplifier along with the Marantz CD6005 CD player. Initially, I had a concern about the output of this integrated amplifier. My concerns were unfounded.
Pros: Clarity of sound. Ample power.
Cons: Bass and Treble control sensitivity could be improved, but not a significant issue.