- Written by Don Disbennett
- Published on 23 January 2014
Conclusions about the Marantz PM6005 Integrated Amplifier and CD6005 CD Player
I was quite pleased with the performance of both the amp and CD player, although I would hope that Marantz would consider adding FLAC playback in their next update of the player. Although the omission of this feature may be a deciding factor for some potential buyers, it doesn't take away from the neutral sound, nice build quality, and ample inputs. I really liked the player's clear, informative text display and responsiveness to the remote's commands for both CD's and USB files.
I also was impressed with the amp's inclusion of both digital and analog inputs, as well as a truly fine sounding MM phono stage. Further, its ability to accept digital files up to 192/24 in most of the more common codec's and its prowess in driving relatively low efficiency speakers to more than satisfying levels make for a very complete, modern integrated amp. Lastly, the slim profiles of both the player and the amp will allow them to be placed in a cabinet where other, bulkier components simply wouldn't fit. If you are in the market for components of this type under $1,000, the Marantz PM6005 Integrated Amplifier and CD6005 CD Player should be on your short list.