Marantz PM8006 or Audiolab 8300a

Rollo

Well-known member
Apr 21, 2020
38
23
45
Hiya Folks, I'd appreciate any opinions on my final choice of a new amp. I've whittled it down to these two. I have been demoing the 8300a and I have been impressed. I currently have the PM6006 which I really like. Would I notice a step up to the PM8006 which would be a fairer comparison to the 8300a.

Many thanks for taking the time to respond.

Rollo
 

Al ears

Moderator
Nov 23, 2008
1,552
499
20,070
They are pretty evenly matched really and depends whether you prefer Marantz HDAM technology or prefer the dual mono topography of the Audiolab.
Also you may consider the very different looks of these amplifiers if that means anything to you.
Me, I would take the Marantz but only because I have had plenty of their stuff in the past.
 

Rollo

Well-known member
Apr 21, 2020
38
23
45
Hi AI ears, I would be pairing it directly with the Cd6006 and the NA6006, replacing the PM6006. After demoing the 8300a along with the 8300cdq I'm really not that bothered about upgrading my cd6006 for the sake of. I think it is actually pretty good.

Cheers
 

Al ears

Moderator
Nov 23, 2008
1,552
499
20,070
Hi AI ears, I would be pairing it directly with the Cd6006 and the NA6006, replacing the PM6006. After demoing the 8300a along with the 8300cdq I'm really not that bothered about upgrading my cd6006 for the sake of. I think it is actually pretty good.

Cheers
Understand, an all Marantz system is not a bad thing although I am sure the Audiolab would fit in well, I guess you pay your money and make your choice.....
 

Rollo

Well-known member
Apr 21, 2020
38
23
45
Hi folks, after all the demos finally went with my gut and first instinct after weeks of research and couldn't be happier. Went all in on the Cambridge Audio. Looks are beautiful (IMHO) and really feels a quality product. Had some initial listening and Wow! Will need to come back to you after a week or two.

All the best

Rollo IMG_20200515_140540.jpgIMG_20200515_140553.jpg
 

ASK THE COMMUNITY

TRENDING THREADS