Hi everyone, I'm new here, thanks in advance for any help you can offer.
In brief, my Hubby and I, are both bonkers about music and between us we've had that much hifi stuff we cannot remember all of it lol.
Yesterday we decided we would buy a brand new Marantz PM6004 amp and the matching CD6004 cd player to upgrade from the Yamaha amp and matching cd player we were using in our lounge. Prior to these purchases we usually run vintage stuff. We currently have various amps and hifi stuff along with speakers etc, we just wanted to get a bit more clarity, so decided on the Marantz for that room.
We setup with PM6004 and CD6004 to run with our two pairs of matching Dali 505 speakers. Sounded great however, when we tried to listen to the system at around the 10-11 am position on the volume control, the amp kept going in to mute mode, turning the volume control down to zero and then resetting to play after several sections (but with the volume at zero) We understand that the Marantz has a protection system on it, but surely it cannot be that sensitive to the 4ohm speakers we have can it? Wasn't really loud at that volume, but if we put on the loudness or a bit more bass it knocked out sooner.
There's nothing wrong with our speakers, they've been used on various amps, large and small without any problems. The speaker wire is new however it is just speaker wire, nothing fancy. Although, we've never had a problem before with using that type of wire on any of our gear.
We talked to the Hifi store and they suggested a bigger amp, we were refunded for the two Marantz items and we are back to square one. Not really fancying anymore Marantz gear if this could happen again.
Back to running our four Dali 505's and our Yamaha AX396 and Yamaha CDX480. OK, old stuff that isn't high value but is OK. We would like something with more clarity/detail though, hence the Marantz purchase.
Thanks for any help you can offer.