PM6004 or 350A for my Cambridge Audio S30’s
I’m happy with my Cambridge Audio S30’s. So is my wife. Size does matter, but in this case in an opposite way
My Yamaha receiver died more or less, so I’m on a quest for a new, decent amplifier for the speakers mentioned above. Not a receiver since I don’t listen to terrestrial radio anymore. Also not a Yamaha again, because this is already the second Yamaha that dies sooner as expected. I’ll extend it later this year with a new CD player and a Sonos Connect for internet radio and my NAS stored music collection.
My budget is limited but I can’t afford rubbish, if you know what I mean. I’m looking for an amplifier that is very well build, lasts long and keeps me happy.
The Cambridge Audio Azur 350A is the first amplifier that comes in my mind, and probably also yours. It fits my budget as well. But also the Marantz PM6004 fits my budget and is at this very moment even 20 euro cheaper as the 350A. Normally the PM6004 is 50 euro more expensive than the 350A. So, pricewise (now) about the same, what doesn’t help making the choice easier.
The PM6004 is a Best Buy, but I know that isn’t a guarantee for a good match with “just” a pair of speakers that are also a Best Buy. Therefore I surfed the internet quite a while but I didn’t find any information how the PM6004 matches with the S30’s. It looks I’m the only one thinking of (or having) this combination.
I need some advice here. Any recommendations and suggestions, please? Thanks in advance.
(excuses for any grammatical errors, English is not my native language)