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I have now had this for just over two weeks and I am very impressed. It replaces a Marantz amp l bought over twenty years ago. Coupled with the Marantz CD6006UK l bought last year, the sound is just terrific. The depth and dynamic range of my CD's (90% classical) is a amazing.
This is my first Marantz Integrated AMP after using Rotel for the last 25 years. I love the sound quality - Not too heavy on Bass, very detailed when paired with good Speakers & Cabling. Multiple source input options allow me to connect it to my TV & Google Chromecast Audio over optical interface and to a Bluetooth receiver with the Digital Coax Interface. Internal DAC quality is decent although it sounds better with the "Loudness" feature turned on.
I tend to chop and change between heavy electric music - Chemical Bros, Underworld etc- and more instrument lead music like Led Zep and Whitestripes. Well well this sturdy sleek design produces a meaty thumping bass and copes adrimaly on guitars and keyboards of all music genres . I like the measured volume controls , for example Whole lot of love (Led Zep) turned up offers np distortion on my 25 year old Tannoys . All the rave reviews are justified this amp is intergrated but acts like seperates. All this for under £300 , it's simply amazing . Lay back and enjoy, music just got fun again.
The Marantz offers a reasonable sound, it's warm and inoffensive much in the tradition of old Pioneer and Sony amplifiers from the 1990s. I'm not sure what the UK designation refers to really. The amp itself isn't particularly powerful but it's fine for everyday listening.
Arrived on time, and as described by the seller. Well packaged. This amount is great and a marked improvement over my old pioneer amp. Paired it with Monitor Audio 2 Bronze speakers and an Audio Technica at-lp5 record player, and the level of detail I'm picking up from old and new records is amazing. Great stuff
We replaced a 15 year old amplifier with this machine which is also more powerful. We have a big high kitchen with a very high ceiling and this machine fills the space without any strain or distortion. The sound seems very smooth and relaxed.
Unit was dead on arrival. Was in a permanent power cycle and would occasionally work for a few seconds. No response from seller or marantz directly for help. Really disappointed. Got a denon instead and it has worked flawlessly.
HAve it rigged up using a coaxial connection to a simple DVD player. Using this with 4 old second hand speakers and yet the sound quality is amazing, hearing notes and touches in music which I have never heard in 40 years of listening to the same tracks. I would strongly recommend this amazing piece of hardware.
Very easy to get connected straight out of the box - phono , coax and optical (PCM) inputs all work well . This amplifier produces a warm rich punchy sound with lots of detail - suits my Celestion F30's .