MARANTZ’S entry-level integrated amplifier/CD player pair has long been the go-to for music fans seeking to step into audiophile territory. The company continues to hold the flag high here with the new PM6007 and CD6007. Yes, an amp and CD player respectively.
The PM6007, which will retail at €549/£499, has been refined and updated from its previous iteration, incorporating three digital (one coaxial/two optical) and five analogue (with one phono MM) inputs.
The two-channel PM6007, which features a toroidal power transformer, larger power supply capacitors and carefully selected components, delivers 45 watts per channel.
“Designed by a team drawing on more than 65 years of hi-fi expertise, the current feedback amplifier technology with HDAM-SA3 circuitry used in the PM6007 provides wide bandwidth and dynamic range, depth of sound and artfully preserved detail from every recording,” Marantz tells us.
“In combination with the high-current power supply, the PM6007 maintains a large energy reserve to gracefully drive even the most demanding speakers with ease.”
There’s also a subwoofer output for bass heads, and a headphone out for some late-night listening.
“Enthusiasts can enjoy high-resolution digital content thanks to an internal reference quality AK4490 DAC capable of up to 24-bit/192-kHz resolution for optimum playback fidelity.
“The PM6007 includes high-quality speaker terminals with A/B switching capability, a fully-shielded internal DAC unit, copper assembly screws and rigid feet to ensure lasting durability and uncompromised performance.”
As for the CD6007 player (€449/£399), well, no smart remarks about its relevance, okay? Because it does more than CD – there’s a USB input into which you can plug a stick or drive filled with your music collection.
“The CD6007 features the new, reference-quality AK4490 DAC offering two selectable filter options. The DAC provides up to 24-bit/192-kHz and DSD 5.6MHz resolution for optimum musicality that delivers detailed bass transients, the most natural-sounding midrange and smooth, extended high frequencies for CD playback as well as high-resolution digital files accessed from a USB memory stick. CD and CD-R/RW discs as well as WAV, MP3, AAC, WMA, FLAC HD, ALAC, AIFF and DSD files are supported.”
Additionally, the player “offers specially-selected premium-grade components and an enhanced circuit layout including an oversized, low-noise power supply with high-speed, high-current Shottky Barrier Diodes and 120 percent larger capacitors from previous model for improved stability and reduced AC noise even during the most demanding listening sessions.
“The analogue signal in the CD6007 is driven by Marantz’s proprietary HDAM-SA2 low-level amplifier to gold-plated outputs on the rear panel. Rigid feet and a double-layered bottom panel eliminate unwanted vibration from reaching the precision mechanism inside the player.
“The CD6007 features an internal headphone amplifier with a gain setting to ideally accommodate a wide range of headphones types. Also included is an elegant new remote that also controls the PM6007 amplifier.”
Heck, even we are tempted! The PM6007 and CD6007, available in black or silver/gold finish, will be in stores from Sept 7.
Looking forward to audition both.