Published on 2018-12-07 03:58 PM by Brent Vercuiel
What the experts say
PM8006 / ND8006
Integrated Amplifier & Network Audio/CD Player
Best Product • 2018
“Offering great performance at the price, the ND8006/PM8006 streamer/integrated amplifier combination plays pretty much any music format from any source. The ND8006 spins CDs and streams via AirPlay 2, Bluetooth, Spotify Connect, Tidal, Deezer and more. Meanwhile, HEOS compatibility allows it to play in a multiroom set-up with matching products. It sports multiple digital inputs with 192kHz/32-bit conversion via an ESS DAC, and the unit is sprinkled with
goodies including Marantz’s selectable digital filters. The partnering PM8006 amp boasts 70W per channel, sports proprietary HDAM op-amps and a double-shielded toroidal transformer. A special mention goes to its exceptional phono stage. It’s a classic combination.”
”With the ND8006, Marantz has a strong advantage in the current market at a competitive price. It is attractive for music lovers that want to make the switch to streaming, and for those who mainly stream and at the same time still want to enjoy their carefully built-up CD collection.”
”With the PM8006 integrated amplifier, Marantz is aiming for people who want to distinguish themselves, both in quality and in experience.
Combine that beautiful analog Marantz technique, with real buttons and switches, with a streamer, music server or a virtual reality sound system and find the balance to enjoy both worlds.”
”Yes...Marantz has done it. A beautiful all-rounder with a very decent price. We are genuinely enthusiastic about the ND8006.
The reason? It brings back the Marantz sound. That wonderful ‘flowing’, somewhat warm sound. It also brings streaming, CD and a DAC in one housing without noticeable concessions.”
”The sound balance of the PM8006 is nice and warm and musical. All digital gadgets and optimisation layers have been omitted. The result is an honestly performing amplifier that does a lot of good and actually does nothing wrong at all.”