source direct marantz pm6004 cd6004

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Hi everybody bought my marantz pm6004 cd6004 what an amazing system c/w bx2 so much more power than my denon dm38 plus a much richer sound only have one question when i hit source direct on the marantz i dont seem to have hardly any base??i thought this was the clearest way to listen to cds?? i have to not press this and use the loudness button to enhance the sound is it me??

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Does it happens to all the recordings? Or just with some cd's?
 
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have tried it on several cds and yes it does seem to sound the same maybe its my ears??
 

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Up until about 17 years ago I took three spoons of sugar in every hot drink and put sugar on all breakfast cereals.

I decided to give up sugar and it was horrible. Everything tasted bland.

Six weeks after giving up, someone accidently put sugar in my tea and it tasted repulsive! My taste buds had 'flipped' and I could no longer bear sugar in drinks or on cereals.

Try getting used to listening to your system with no 'sweetening' for a while. If that fails, then use your tone controls again. There is no shame in doing so. The manufacturer provides them for use.

However, the 'loudness' control is not designed to be used at normal (or loud) volume levels. It is designed to be used when the volume is very low - late at night maybe - to lift the frequency extremes. It should really be called 'quietness'. After decades of misunderstanding and abuse of it's function, it may as well be called "Three sugars please".
 
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thanks for your words of wisdom so if i keep the loudness button on at high volumes will it damage my system???
 

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It shouldn't do because the compensation is reduced as you increase the volume. Probably still worth switching it off though at higher volumes, just to be sure.

I've no experience of modern Marantz amplifiers, but when I was a younger man with no kids and more money I chopped and changed my HiFi a lot, and I listened to a lot of kit, most of it budget to mid-range Japanese. One trend I did notice with Jap amps was that those built with tone controls often sounded a bit bland at the frequency extremes if you didn't use them, whereas certain Jap amps built without them (Pioneer A400 anyone?) most certainly didn't.
 

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