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Marantz PM6007

Mr. C Nation

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Fear not. The vocal performance will be back, along other vague 'improvements' when the UK version is released in 6 months., for an extra £50.
 
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For more or less the same money you can get the audiolab 600a, which is a stunning amp compared to the just decent marantz pm 6006
 

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When it comes to the progression of tech devices of all kinds, I am sceptical, with a dash of cynism thrown in.

Back in the late 70's of the last century I came home from an auction of pro recording gear held in Studio 1, Abbey Rd. with a little early '60's Leak valve pre and power amp - about 15W. Cost me £25. Good money, then. (M. Oldfield had bought the Mellotron used on Sgt P. Who at Abbey Rd OKed the sale of that? )

I set the Leak in place of the girlfriend's solid state JVC equivalent to the Marantz 6000 range - IE all the mags' recommended default 'entry level' hi-fi amp.

She, not being in any way a 'hi-fi' buff, immediately said, "the sound is so much clearer". Her take on a really significant improvement over the JCV.

But, sceptical as I am, the fad for 12" vinyl makes me smile. The makers of turntables and associated pre-amp electronics must think they're dreaming and any minute they'll wake up to find ...
 

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Fear not. The vocal performance will be back, along other vague 'improvements' when the UK version is released in 6 months., for an extra £50.
I also fear that’s likely to be the case, along with £50 off in January sales and £100 by this time next year. I’d like to see the graph of these 600x series prices, because they always follow a similar trajectory. Perhaps it’s similar to the annual TV cycle of prices, where last years Best Buy is usually a third cheaper than the newest release and still excellent.
 
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Mr. C Nation

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I kept my eye on the price of the legendary Marantz CD ?? KI in a branch of Richer Sounds, right opposite the end of my road. Sure enough, Marantz replaced it with a new model. I was in there like Flint [a silly Bond-spoof move called "In Like Flint", a phrase I use for fast/chop-chop] and got the KI for £200 less than it had been the day before.

This CD... KI went on to be one of the 10 best audio devices of any kind in the 40 year old publishing history of whatever hifi mag.

I expect this process is called 'product churn' or something. Whatever, it all makes work for the workers to do.
 

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Fear not. The vocal performance will be back, along other vague 'improvements' when the UK version is released in 6 months., for an extra £50.
Maybe just a *tad* too cynical. From the review it seems the new model is based on the previous UK variant. So I doubt there’ll be a special version this time round.
 

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Save an extra hundred and get the audiolab.
Would you choose the Audio lab 6000A (if that is the one you refer to?) over the Marantz PM6007? I'm interested why, as I'm currently debating which to get. Thanks!
 
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Jose Lopes

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Hello all.

My first post here.

I have an old Musical Fidelity Electra E10 with a Bluesound node 2i connected and attached to my old floorspeakers DALI Blue 6006.

I want to upgrade my Musical Fidelity amplifier and I was thinking of this Marantz PM 6007.

Do you think this is a good trade?

Thanks in advance for your help.
 

Surly Sid

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Has anyone tried the Marantz PM6007? I am looking to buy it for a family member as a gift. I am also considering the Audiolab 6000A, but it is more expensive. I would appreciate any impressions.
 

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Hi there, I don't really understand much about DACs and playing bluetooth so I wondered if someone could please help/advise me. I just purchased a marantz PM6006 amp and would like to be able to play music wirelessly from devises as well. Is it worth getting one of these https://www.whathifi.com/reviews/ifi-zen-blue to connect to it? I thought the amp had a DAC in it so slightly confused.

How does the zen blue device compare to google chromecast audio?

I also have an older Rotel amp from the 80s/90s-is it possible to connect that to something like this (in another room), or would that not work? Thanks in advance...
 

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Marantz’s latest entry-level amp is even better than its Award-winning predecessor.

Marantz PM6007 : Read more
While I mostly agree with the reviewer, after purchasing one a couple of months ago I would criticise one point and that is the volume control. I am used to a Rega amp that had a very linear control which made it easy to set the the required volume, however the Marantz seems quite crude in comparison going from either too quiet or too loud in a single bound with no happy medium!
 

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While I mostly agree with the reviewer, after purchasing one a couple of months ago I would criticise one point and that is the volume control. I am used to a Rega amp that had a very linear control which made it easy to set the the required volume, however the Marantz seems quite crude in comparison going from either too quiet or too loud in a single bound with no happy medium!
Yep, most Marantz amps do this, previously I've got around it by using attenuators on the inputs. Thankfully, current amp does not require them as it has a "normal" linear volume pot.
 

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Ok, but why should a customer have to "improve" any product they have just purchased, and if this is a known problem then why hasn't it been addressed by the manufacturer? I've never had a problem with the volume control of any amplifier I've owned since purchasing my first hifi set up in the 1980s, however, this is my first purchase from a non UK based manufacturer which may have proved to be an error.
 
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Ok, but why should a customer have to "improve" any product they have just purchased, and if this is a known problem then why hasn't it been addressed by the manufacturer? I've never had a problem with the volume control of any amplifier I've owned since purchasing my first hifi set up in the 1980s, however, this is my first purchase from a non UK based manufacturer which may have proved to be an error.
It's a marketing ploy, makes the amp appear to be more powerful than it actually is. It isn't a fault as such and it's not improving the product by inserting attenuation, it is purely a personal preference. Marantz are not alone, many amp volume pots are designed this way, including UK built amps. As far as I'm aware it's down to input sensitivity of the amp, plug in CDP giving out 2V and it will get loud very quickly without much volume dial movement.

You can either live with it, add attenuation, or get shot of it :)
 

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I know nothing about electronics or marketing but I don't see how having a dodgy non linear volume control makes it a more desirable device; that to me is just poor design. What if someone set up the accelerator in a car that way just to make it seem more powerful? Having just spent £500 I suppose I'll have to live with it for a while but it's a reminder that anything of real quality always costs a bit more. Oh yes, and don't take it for granted that what you read bears any relation to the reality.
 
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Jose Lopes

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Hello again.

I have an old Musical Fidelity Electra E10 with a Bluesound node 2i connected and attached to my old floorspeakers DALI Blue 6006.

I want to upgrade my Musical Fidelity amplifier and I was thinking of this Marantz PM 6007.

Do you think this is a good trade?

Thanks in advance for your help.

JLopes
 

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