Hi-fi fans assemble! The price of this Award-winning Marantz stereo amp has crashed

Marantz PM6007
(Image credit: Marantz)

If you're looking to get hold of an excellent stereo amplifier for less than £500, the Marantz PM6007 has been our pick of the bunch for many years. It's managed to keep its title for another year after winning at the 2023 What Hi-Fi? Awards.

When we tested this amp, it just about snuck into the under-£500 category with a price tag of £499. Thankfully, the cost of a PM6007 has crept even lower over time and is currently priced at an enticing £325

While it's not quite the lowest we've ever seen this Marantz amp go for, it's still an excellent deal and you may have to wait until Prime Day to see a better offer on a stereo amplifier.

Marantz PM6007 stereo amplifier was £499 now £325 at Amazon (save £174)

Marantz PM6007 stereo amplifier was £499 now £325 at Amazon (save £174)
A seasoned Award winner, the Marantz PM6007 is our favourite amplifier below £500 and is all you could ever want from your first amp – well-built, nicely featured and entertaining to listen to. In our review, we called out its "Award-winning budget amp recipe", and nothing has come along to successfully challenge it yet.

In our review of the Marantz PM6007, we gave it five stars across the board for its features, sound, and build quality.  

We describe its sound as being "smooth, full-bodied and balanced, with a pleasing spaciousness". Back when it cost £499, we said it was "about as agreeable a performer as you could ask for at this price", so this statement is even more true today considering the price drop.

The amp offers 45 watts per channel and includes a range of inputs: two pairs of stereo RCA inputs, an MM phono input, a coaxial input, and an optical input. During testing, we were impressed by the performance of the amp's internal DAC, the headphone output, and the phono stage, with all three proving to be strong components.

It doesn't have a USB input or Bluetooth, however, Marantz added a subwoofer output on this model if you're looking to extend your low-end. The front panel of the PM6007 features a 6.3mm headphone jack and the usual equalisation, source selection, and volume controls you would expect to find.

The Marantz PM6007 stereo amplifier is available in black or silver; the black model costs £345, slightly more at the moment than the silver model which is priced at £325.


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Staff Writer

Ainsley Walker is a staff writer at What Hi-Fi?. He studied music journalism at university before working in a variety of roles including as a freelance journalist and teacher. Growing up in a family of hi-fi enthusiasts, this naturally influenced his interest in the topic. Outside of work, Ainsley can be found producing music, tinkering with retro tech, or cheering on Luton Town.

  • Stevy68
    Well worth the money. I have had one now for two months and enjoying every bit of this amp, even the in built Dac. I usually add an external Dac but in this case I might only do that on a very special occasion as Marantz have done a fine job here. Build quality is great, nice finish too. I pretty much never touch the tone controls and leave this in source direct with this amp. I use a HP Prodesk 400 G6 SFF fitted with a Creative Audigy FXV2/DBPro soundcard as my main streaming source using a Chord Clearway X 3.5mm to twin RCA straight into the PM6007 with MCRU-Furutech/Belden power cord. That signal runs from the amp via a pair of 3m Rocket 11 cables into a pair of Monitor Audio Bronze 200 floorstanders and boy, it sounds good, very good! The cables allowing every detail with clarity out of the machine and that soundcard/software rocks, especially for the price! I have a sub too but in truth hardly use it with the Monitor Audio B200s and those comments regarding a lack lustre bass from this amp are very much ill founded or from an equipment mismatch, there is plenty here with the PM6007. I think I have matched my components well, even if I do say so myself. Very pleased with the Marantz PM6007.
  • SteveR750
    It's almost, no is in the important bits identical to the Denon 600hne. Make what you will of that of course.
  • Stevy68
    SteveR750 said:
    It's almost, no is in the important bits identical to the Denon 600hne. Make what you will of that of course.
    I found the Marantz PM6007 to sound very different to the 600ne from Denon regardless of whatever similarities they may or may not have inwardly. I like them both for different reasons. I usually go for Denon but on this occasion preferred the Marantz.