Integrated Amplifiers

Marantz PM6004 Integrated Amplifier and CD6004 CD Player


Introduction to the Marantz PM6004 Integrated Amplifier and CD6004 CD Player

Marantz has a long history in Audio, dating back to the 1950's with Saul Marantz in New York, then with Phillips in the 80's and 90's and now under D&M Holdings along with Denon and McIntosh. Despite the varied history the Marantz name has always been synonymous with high fidelity and quality audio products. While they have become well liked in the home theater market they have stayed true to HiFi with several lines of two channel equipment. From high end reference components and standard setting SACD players to the budget offerings reviewed here.


PM6004 Integrated Amplifier

  • Design: Two-channel Integrated Amplifier
  • Power Output: 45 Watts/channel into 8 Ohms, 60 Watts/channel into 4 Ohms
  • THD+N: (8ohms ) 0.08%
  • 5 Analog Inputs
  • 1 Phono Input
  • 2 Analog Outputs
  • Bass Control (50Hz) +/-10dB
  • Treble Control (15kHz) +/-10dB
  • Loudness
  • Source Direct
  • 2 Switched AC Outlets
  • 1 Unswitched AC Outlet
  • Weight: 16 Pounds
  • Dimensions: 4.1" H x 17.3" W x 14.6" D
  • Weight: 20 Pounds
  • MSRP: $599.99 (USD)

CD6004 CD Player

  • Design: CD Player
  • Codecs: MP3, WMA, AAC, PCM, WAV
  • THD+N: 0.002%
  • S/N ratio: 110dB
  • USB Input
  • iPod control
  • Output Voltage: 2.2 V RMS
  • Dimensions: 4" H x 17.3" W x 13" D
  • Weight: 16 lbs
  • MSRP: $499.99 (USD)
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I have always been a fan of budget gear, both due to economic necessity and the challenge of finding the hidden gems. My two channel reference setup uses the Marantz PM8003 integrated amplifier which I have found to be a solid performer and a serious bargain at $999. However that is still a large amount of money for some to spend on one component, so I was very eager to receive the $599 PM6004 integrated amplifier and the $400 CD6004 CD player.