Rated 5 out of 5 by Seaside91 Marantz PM6005
The reviews of this amp are stunning. I needed to replace a Sony TAF940 after 15 years of constant use. I bought the amp by phone without a demo and when delivered and set up found it did not agree with my 35 year old ROGERS speakers .The amp through headphones was superb but not so good with my vintage speakers The staff at Cardiff came to my rescue and allowed me to change ( with a small charge for making my original purchase into an open box sale line ) for an amp with a softer sound. The new amp is fine for use with vintage speakers. The PM6005 and I am sure the new pm6006 are very fine amps and I am sorry I could not use it with my antiques. The Staff at Cardiff were very helpful and saved the day for me.
19 September 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by Rock73 Sounds Nasty
I recently bought this amp from Richer Sounds to replace a Maranntz PM 57 that after 18 years service had died. Once I started using it I couldn't beleive how inferior to my previous amp the sound quality was, no real base and yet what there was was fuzzy, top end harsh and nasty. I was massively dissapointed.
Thankfully following some fabulous customer service from Richer Sounds on the customer service helpline and at the Exeter Store I now have a Cambridge Audio Azur 651a, which sounds fabulous. Do yourself a favour and buy the CA instead
05 September 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jason26 Blown away
Originally I bought the Onkyo 9010a from Richer Sounds , I paired it with Dali Zenzor 3 . I had the Onkyo 6 months , it sounded great , but never really sparkled . Today I bought the Marantz pm6005 . The Marantz completely blew me away and had all the quality and depth I was looking for . Joe at Watford was a great guy who knew his stuff , he knew I'd be happier when I explained that the Onkyo was great , but didnt suit me . The Onkyo got moved to another room , and shined with different speakers , so glad I got the Marantz , the joy has come back to my music .
28 August 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by DogsRUs Tidy amp solution
Early days from purchase, however, very pleased with this purchase. Looks good; operates easily and offers practical funtionality.
27 August 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Chrisa212 Can't buy more sound at the price
Great amp! If paired with the cd6005 you'll struggle to find a better sound without spending double the dosh!
06 August 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by digby these products have enhanced my viewing pleasure immeasurably
Sound quality is rich, full and consistent. Functionality is exemplary. I would thoroughly recommend it for excellent value. If it came in white... but that is being far too picky - after all I bought it for listening not looking !
For viewing, the amazing LG OLED 55 curved screen is absolutely wonderful and combined with the Humax , I may never leave the house !!
Thanks also to the team at Richer sounds for their excellent guidance and support.
I am very happy with all my stuff from them!
04 August 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Good solid amplifier for reasonable cost
This replaces a Pioneer A400 of Richer Sounds London Bridge 1991 vintage. Been watching for a while to match a CD6005 brought a year ago. I liked the matching components idea and that the remote controls both.
So for anyone wondering if a 25 year budget amp can mix it with a similar priced modern equivalent, I can say that, with the right speakers - I am using Q Acoustic concept 20's, the Pioneer is in a different league! The whole musical landscape is more complete and bass is noticeably tighter with the Pioneer. The Marantz is, however a suprisingly nice and musical amp once acclimatised to its sound. From other reviews, I had expected it to be a little thin, bright and hollow sounding. It is none of these things although the bass is a little monotone and flabby and the rest a bit matter of fact and clinical, but that's being picky. I can't imagine the that you could buy significantly better without spending much more.
02 August 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cvdb I love this Marantz PM6005
This is a great amplifier that delivers an absolute great sound, if you don't want to spend a fortune on a amp this one won't disappoint you, go out and buy it!
I also bought a pair of Dali Zensor 3 speakers for this amp, a perfect combination.
01 August 2016