swaped rotel ra-11 with marantz pm 6400, added arcam rdac and paired with q300.. music comes from macbook pro... simply amazing !!! rotel and marantz is like night and day... rotel - flat, dull, cold, clinical, no bass at all, clipping at high and low frequencies when used with mac and itunes on full power !!! listened rotel for a week and hated every day... kef's with rotel were lifeless and really poor.
first few minutes with marantz and rdac and everything changed.. for good... rich and smooth bass, sweat treble.. lovely midtons.. all started to sing...
did try rotel with rdac.. built in rotel's dac is lower sq than arcam rdac... rotel is simply not for my taste.
enjoy the music !!!
We just recently got the Marantz CD6004, and I desperately wanted the PM6004, but, it didn't have USB port capability (to play (lossless) .flac files).
The CD6004 does have a USB port, (but it only plays mp3/WAV/..., but NOT ".flac" ??? Either way, the
PM6004/CD6004 combo sounded "clean, warm, smooth bass response"
OnkyoTX8050/CD6004 sounded "clean, crisp, punchy bass response"
I listened to them both for over a week.
Even though, I would much rather have prefered the "PM6004/CD6004" audio quality-wise, I sadly had to go with the "TX8050/CD6004" combo, but ONLY, because the TX8050 can play all my ".flac" files, and it also has an Network port.
Sooo, comcon' Marantz, you can easily add those "little" requirements today ! I hope Marantz's PM7004 ?, or whatever they call it, has those features. -hint.hint nod, nod.
Hi I have the PM6004 and play Flac files by streaming via an airport express and find the sound quality to be excellent.
i bought the pm6004 about a week ago having read all the reviews. having played it for several hours, i must confess, i was actually dissapointed with the overall sound. i bought this amp to replace my 20 years old musical fidelity e10 and in comparison mfe10 sounds a lot sweeter and cleaner than the pm6004.
can n e 1 please suggest what would be an ideal amp to replace my mf e10?
i am still using bw 601
Recently bought the Marantz PM6004 to replace an Acoustic Solutions SP101 purchased from Argos about ten years ago which has worked well.
I noticed a huge improvement straight away, the PM6004 is smooth, crisp and bright and you can hear things playing in the background which you had not heard before. My wife also noticed a much better sound too. Its connected to a Sony CD player and I'm using Acoustic Solutions inexpensive speakers for the time being.
I agree with Moon.
In two words - simply excellent.
Hi, I think that atanakata asked a good question that has not been answered (quoted below).
"You`re suggesting using the PM 6004 (2 x 45 watts )with the Tannoy Revolution DC6 T which are pretty big floorstanders ( 350 watts /max ). Is that amp . good enough to drive them ?"
Simple answer, yes.
I do think your reviews are somewhat informative but why are they so short? You didn't even go over how the phono input sounded? How are we supposed to make any decisions from the review? It would be nice to compare some of these top units once a year. Example Rega Brio-R vs. Marantz PM6004, strengths and weaknesses could really help out us audio enthusiasts. These reviews just seem like cliff notes, but people in the industry really take them to heart.
We've recently started publishing much longer, more in-depth reviews of key new products on the website (often before they appear in the magazine), and this is a policy we intend to continue.
Thanks for your response. I'll be looking forward to reading your newer in-depth reviews.
They don't make amps like they used to!
The bass/treble/balance knobs are just cheap plastic, could have made them of the same material as the 2 big ones.
Classic! Everybody has now greedily bumped up the price by £50 in a day because of this award. Great!
In a day? This Award was announced 5 months ago....
I know that but it's taken stores this long to bump up the price!
Excellent, Simply, Excellent
I paired this amp with Q300...it sounds absolutely awesome...around 70h on the clock...every day the whole system sounds better...or my ears are getting used to the sound...
previous system: Wharfedale 9.1/CA Azur 650A....I have to say that the imporvment is 100%...
Hi, last year the Yamaha A-S500 was addressed to as "A clear class leader". A clear class leader means that the differences between the Yamaha and the second in its class are very noticable. That also implies in my my opinion that slight improvements like the ones that have been made on the pm6004 over the pm6003 would not be enough to change that, but instead suddenly not only the Yamaha is not a clear class leader anymore, it is not even a leader in the first place, beaten by the pm6004, which is just a slightly tweaked pm6003, which was until last year, way behind the Yamaha according to the review of the Yamaha. Sorry if I take your reviews too seriously sometimes, but some things don't seem to make sense.
Joseph from Italy.
But Joseph according to the review the PM6004 is a big step up from the PM 6003. So it is not just a slight improvement as you claim. However I have not heard to compare the two models myself. Have you? What makes you think it is just slightly tweaked
This is a question for some of the WHF experts :
You`re suggesting using the PM 6004 (2 x 45 watts )with the Tannoy Revolution DC6 T which are pretty big floorstanders ( 350 watts /max ). Is that amp . good enough to drive them ? Would it be good enough for my Mezzo 6`s ??? Is there any stereo amp at this price level 300-400 to have a better synergy with my speakers?
Thank you for your help !
Have WHF this wrong? The pm 6004 has only 45 watt and the Tannoy has a sensitivy of 89 db.
No, the figures are correct.
But this little amp for this big floorstander?
in Europe Netherlands Yamaha A-S500 =339 Euro
as for the Marantz PM6004=449Euro
Conclusion of best buy is different here.
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