I would go for Creek, but you need to hear them yourself.
creek are excellent .....my marantz 603 sounds awsome i think if i was going for separates again i.d go higher end marantz ............maybe the pearl lites ive heard theyre awsome
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I can only comment on my preference , which would be Arcam, simply for the synergy with the RX6. As has been said above, this has to be your decision based on hearing all of them with your speakers.
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As "Stereophile" said, "Creek" and "Monitor Audio RX-6" are an excellent combination! According to the builder of my tube-amp, "Marantz" is "very disappointing" in general. Some "Electrocompaniet" might do good work too!
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I can't say for all marantz amps. But I have heard the pearl lite in a lengthy demo against the roksan k2.(demod with LS50 speakers). Both amps sound excellent but i did have a preference for the pearl lite. If i did not have a good amp already i would have bought it.
Have you got the MA RX6's and if so what do you use at the moment/what do you want to improve?
If not, what made you choose those speakers, what have you heard them with?
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Thank you all for your advice and opinions. I am asking because I can only demo Marantz amps out of these three brands where I live. Arcam A19 and Creek Evo 50A seem to be getting good reviews and maybe they offer better performance than Marantz PM6004 or even PM7004 with RX6's. I could also get secondhand Arcam A38 for the price of new Creek Evo 50A but no chance to demo it either. A38 sure is higher-end amp and more powerful but missing phono and not sure about the absence of tone controls.
Hi. I have the RX6's up and running with Yamaha RX-A1010 receiver. I used to have MA BR2 AV setup with the RX-A1010 but I go to the movies more often nowdays than watch them at home and I use my receiver 90% for music and 10% for movies so I decided to get pair of floorstanders that go nicely with my Yamaha but maybe things could really improve more if I change my receiver to a integrated amp. RX-A1010 is quite good for music and stereo for receiver and it has power and specs are in good shape but still I wonder could I get more out of my speakers with integrated amp..
I am somewhat biased as I really rate Arcam gear, but the A38 is a massive step up from the A19 and should have no problems driving the RX6s. I would buy an outboard phono stage instead of the A19 due to the clear uplift in SQ.
Arcam and MA work really well in all the guises I have heard them!
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For "Creek" i meant the "Destiny". The "2"-version will be expensive (2.000 GBP, new), but there might be a "1" secondhand. But you asked also about more expensive "Marantz" amps, so this could be your pricesegment too. Electrocompaniet is expensive too! A good amp will be expensive!
I've been saying that Creek (Evo2) and Monitor Audio are superb combo for the past 4 years. Doesn't anyone listen? No.
What's the EDITED point?
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I have heard the Creek 50A, Arcam A19 and Marantz Pearl Lite but not with the MA RX6 and not at the same time, the Creek 50A was the best. The A38 gets a poor review in WHF so not so sure its better than the A19. The impression I got is the Arcam A19 would suit classical music more than rock, the Creek seemed a good allrounder but was more musical. The Pearl Lite seemed pretty good but not so involving as the Creek. I suggest you read other reviews of the Creek, there is a link to 2 on their website.
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