Marantz launches 6006 Series hi-fi separates

The time has come. Marantz has replaced the all-conquering, Award-winning PM6005 and CD6005 stereo components with its brand new 6006 Series. As before the range consists of CD player and matching amplifier, both of which have been completely retuned and fitted with more specially selected components designed to improve sound quality.

Besides improved internal circuitry and components, the CD6006 features new high-performance feet, designed to reduce the effect of unwanted vibrations.

As with its predecessor, there's also Apple connectivity in the shape of the front-mounted USB socket, which can also play hi-res music files (up to 24-bit/192kHz) from compatible USB storage devices.

The CD6006 also features a new headphone amp with switchable gain settings which should, in theory, make it more flexible when it comes to driving different impedence headphones.

MORE: Marantz CD6005 review

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The PM6006 stereo amp also gets high-performance feet and upgraded internals. There's an improved power supply, while Marantz has added an extra optical input over its predecessor to give you another option when connecting digital sources.

Both the CD6006 and PM6006 cost £399 and are available to buy now.

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Andy Madden

Andy is Deputy Editor of What Hi-Fi? and a consumer electronics journalist with nearly 20 years of experience writing news, reviews and features. Over the years he's also contributed to a number of other outlets, including The Sunday Times, the BBC, Stuff, and BA High Life Magazine. Premium wireless earbuds are his passion but he's also keen on car tech and in-car audio systems and can often be found cruising the countryside testing the latest set-ups. In his spare time Andy is a keen golfer and gamer.