Hi, what do you mean by "the USB port at the front now handles WAV"?
I have the CD6003 and that plays WAV files from an attached (FAT32 formatted) USB HDD - but only in the sequence they were written to the drive or in random mode. Has this now been improved upon?
What HiFi team, when will u guys review the PM6005?
When we can get it. We're still waiting for Marantz to supply one.
This CD player is a gem. I also listen directly (jack) with headphone Sennheiser HD650. The sound is terrific. Thank you.
Interesting Sluyts, have a friend with a Senn HD650 and he´s considering the CD6005, where the headamp is important. Have you tried a dedicated headamp and tested it up against the one build in the Marantz ? Can´s find anybody on the web who has or talks about how good it really is. Senn HD650 is difficult to drive, so it needs power to really sing, but maybe Marantz has given the headamp section a potent muscle .
Thanks for the review, it´s great. I have one question: If i play my ipod through the front USB port, does this marantz CD 6005 takes the unfettered digital signal, or an analogue signaI?
I have read your review about the Onkyo ND-S1, and it says that most docks take an analogue signal from the bottom of the ipod. So, What does Marantz this CD 6005 do?
It takes the digital signal.
Thanks for this review, to the point as usual
Thanks for the review.
On spec page it seems they have replaced the CD mechanism too. Did you find any difference by that?
My understanding is that the transport is the same as the CD6004. The new player sounds a little cleaner, but the basic sonic character hasn't changed.
Thank you so much
I'm running three MARANTZ amplifiers in the PM 7** series complete with all separate components,tuner ,vinyl player and CD.I need to replace the CD player connected to my PM 750 (CD 6000 OSE). I wonder if I should stick to vintage players or buy this new CD6005? I'm somewhat keen on the idea although they certainly don't match design wise but what do you think?
The C6000 OSE was a fine player, but I think this new one will sound better. It's got a more useful range of features too.
Well done Marantz.I am waiting for the Micro Hifi review too
What does this statement in the review mean?
"Marantz has played it a little safe".
It means it hasn't radically changed an already Award-winning formula, choosing to refine and improve rather than start from scratch with a completely new design. Nothing wrong with that in our view.
Thanks guys for a great and timely (one of the first in the world) review; I have been waiting for this one.
Besides CDs, obviously, I have a big collection of FLACs (CD, SACD & vinyl rips) in different quality (from 16/44 to high res 24/96 and 24/192). I am planning to convert them to WAVs and store them on a USB hard drive and play them through the front USB port. I coudn't find in the manual if high resolution WAVs are playable through the USB. Did you get a chance to play some hi-res files on the CD6005? Does it support 24/96 and 24/192 playback through USB? Thanks!
Hi Bob85, we played normal WAV files through the USB socket without any problems - just checking with Marantz for you on the hi-res compatibility...
Thank you, Andy, I really appreciate it. Please post Marantz's reply here. Cheers!
Hi Bob85, we've spokent to Marantz and they've confirmed that the USB will only support 16bit/44 or 48kHz WAVs.
Thank you, Andy! That was really healpfull. Cheers!
When u Guys going to review the PM6005?
We haven't had it yet, but hope to get the PM6005 soon.
Ok love it but what amp and speakers ?
Well, it's companion amp, the PM6005, would be my choice at this price range, because they are built to work well together and complement each other. For speakers, some of what hi-fi best buys might be a good choice. For alternatives, you can look at the recommended speakers for the predecesors of the 6005 gen, the Marantz CD6004 and PM6004.
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