Rated 5 out of 5áby Dimitar One of the best budget amplifiers on the market
I would like to thank Callum an Conor from Chiswick store for everything.
After contacting 3 Richer Sounds stores in London they were the only ones that agreed to help. Really impressed by their extremely professional attitude and understanding!
The Marantz has a very balanced and refined sound. It has a decently warm sound for a transistor amp. Not as warm as a tube amp, but quite pleasing for a transistor amp. The mids are not very forward but they are quite smooth and clear. Instrument separation is decent - much better than most transistor amps. It is a really easy match with most speakers. It sounds well both with Tannoy Mercury 7.4 and Dali Zensor 7. The Dali is not an easy match! It tends to sound bright with many budget amps and has sharp highs when not matched properly. The DAC is also very good - better than many old CD players.
I am very grateful to Marantz and especially Tannoy for selling great sound,
not just fancy look and useless extras as many others do.
26 December 2016
Rated 5 out of 5áby Myspace Marantz PM6005...
Another Marantz amp in my home. This one now taking up residency alongside a recent Richer Sounds purchase of a Pioneer record deck. Terrific sound and the amp looks great, solid build and another excellent Richer Sounds price.
22 December 2016
Rated 5 out of 5áby Insh Excellent Amp
I bought the Marantz PM6005 to replace my aging Cambridge Audio Topaz AM5. Its so much better, with an easy to use remote I don'teven need to make the three steps to turn the volume up. The sound is clear and powerful, only now I think I may have to upgrade my speakers!
28 November 2016
Rated 5 out of 5áby Tracker15 An excellent amp
This Marantz amp is virtually identical to my previous Marantz one - except it is several years newer and incorporates the improvements in technology that have been developed.
The sound quality is excellen, the optical audio input makes connection to new TVs very simple and small improvements in the remote control just add to the overall enjoyment.
31 October 2016
Rated 5 out of 5áby Trebor6472 Excellent value amplifier
I have always previously bought second hand vintage Marantz amps, thinking they would be a better match for my Technics turntable. I think that this amp offers a small improvement on my turntable but the improvement for my cd player and pc sound connected to the amp's dac via optical cable is massive. It is the equivalent of HDTV compared to SDTV. My beloved vinyl is currently in the shadows a bit as I go back and listen to my CD collection and downloads/youtube. Love this amp. Very quickly delivered by the excellent Richer Sounds. Thanks.
24 October 2016
Rated 5 out of 5áby kryur56 Excellent sound quality and elegant
Clear sound quality, easy to install & get going. Elegant design
22 October 2016
Rated 5 out of 5áby Davi Fantastic sound, looks great too
I purchased this last week to replace a sound bar (Yamaha YSP2500). For music the 2500 just did not cut it. I paired it with Zensor 1s and WOW, great sound. I added a Chrome-cast Audio to the digital input, and Tidal HIFI is amazing.
Only small issue was at first I though the sound was terrible and duly rang RS for a return. Whilst disconnecting it I realised I had wired the speakers wrong (schoolboy error) however to be fair, the terminal layout is a little misleading (red,black,black,red - should be red black red back). Anyway, after wiring it correctly it suddenly sprang to life.
21 October 2016
Rated 4 out of 5áby TheGeneral Great starter for getting into Hi Fi sound
Bought to replace my Marantz PM66SE. Partly for nostalgic reasons but also to ensure I could still listen to decent quality music in my gym. Paired with a CD 67 SE and Mission floor standers.
The sound is brighter than the PM 66SE. That may be because the PM6005 is digging out more detail, or it may be that I still need to run it in.
Good value if you still listen to vinyl occasionally. The quality with vinyl is actually better than I recall but much depends on the quality of the original recording. Grace Jones' Night Clubbing album is one of the best produced records ever. My old Deep Purple albums seem fuzzy by comparison.
No doubt there are better amps, but for the price the PM6005 is hard to fault.
Richer Sounds are fantastic value as ever. Been using them since the 1990s and wouldn't go anywhere else.
15 October 2016