Marantz SR-6008

Tuesday, 21 January 2014 |

See the link below for an excellent online review of the Marantz SR6008 by Danny Philips for Trusted Reviews.

The SR6008 is awarded with the Trusted Reviews RECOMMENDED logo and rated 9/10 overall and with 4.5 Stars. For Performance and Sound Quality, the SR6008 is rated 10/10.
http://www.trustedreviews.com/marantz-sr6008_Surround-Sound-System_review

TRUSTED REVIEWS SAID;

"It’s not often that you can describe an AV receiver as ‘elegant’ but that’s exactly what the SR6008 is – although that’s no surprise as Marantz has been crafting the best-looking receivers on the market for years."

"What also makes the SR6008 incredibly easy to use is the remote. At first glance it’s more like a Blu-ray remote, avoiding the button gridlock you get from most AVR zappers – there’s space around each key and the labels are full words, not cryptic abbreviations."

"After spending a few days in its company, we’ve fallen in love with the SR6008 in a big way. It’s a beautiful-sounding receiver, reproducing our favourite movies and music with spine-tingling sophistication and blistering power….Dynamic shifts are expertly handled too."

"But that’s what’s so impressive about the SR6008’s sound – even when it’s flexing its considerable muscles during a hyperactive action scene, everything sounds smooth and controlled. There’s excitement in spades but your ears don’t take a battering at loud volumes. That’s the Holy Grail right there."

"And true to form, Marantz tops off this terrific performance with stunning stereo music playback."


Verdict "The SR6008 is a fantastic receiver in every respect, offering killer sound, extensive features and a slick operating system."


Marantz CD6005 and PM6005

Monday, 20 January 2014 |



David Price of H-Fi Choice Magazine did a 4-page in-depth review of the Marantz CD6005 and PM6005 as featured on the front cover of the latest issue of the magazine. Both units are awarded with 5 STARS and the Hi-Fi Choice RECOMMENDED logo.

HI-FI CHOICE SAID;
"They simply don't sound like your average, cheap, screechy budget hi-fi separates. Indeed, they're so good that you can put them through some pretty accomplished high-end speakers and they still won't give the game away."


"…the new Marantz CD6005 sounds very nice indeed. Treble is crisp and spacious….while the midband is smooth and open with a good sense of image placement. Bass does its own thing happily, sounding surprisingly strong and tuneful…and the overall result is a very enjoyable rendition of REM's 'Maps and Legends'." 
PM6005
"…you'll not fail to like the big-hearted nature of this integrated. It seems to bounce along with a smile, determined to enjoy whatever you play through it, without a care in the world."

CONCLUSION
…I'll be surprised if you aren't beguiled by the sound that this recently tweaked dynamic duo can make."

VERDICT – CD6005
"Excellent budget CD player, you can't ask for more" 

VERDICT – PM6005
"Strong budget amplifier with surprisingly fine sound"
The full Review can be read in the February Edition of Hi-Fi Choice (available at your favorite news agent) Or contact your nearest  Sound & Image branch to audition them.