Marantz CD6006 CD Player : Great Sound – Great Value

Just replaced my cd player with a marantz cd6006the clarity and sharpness of sound is excellent and so much better than my old cd player. Good in upper and lower frequencies. I haven’t checked out all the features yet, but as i use it mainly to play classical and jazz cd’s i don’t need to programme track sequences or play random tracks, but understand this is all possible. The usb connection for playing music from ipods and smart phones gives an amazing enhancement to the sound. My old cd’s have come to life – i’m a happy bunny.

Have this linked to a yamaha rxa 2040 and sone dali floorstanders . No comparison with digital music .George michaels latest mtv unplugged is currently playing . I can hear every inflection in his voice.

Marantz CD6006 CD Player

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  • CD, CD-R/RW playback, Front USB input certified “Made for iPhone/iPod”
  • Support of WAV, MP3, AAC, WMA file playback via USB devices
  • Further sound tuned with carefully selected components
  • High quality 192kHz/24bit D/A conversion (CS4398) and accuratesystem clock
  • Marantz proprietary HDAM-SA2 circuits

For the price this is an amazing amp. Lots of connectivity and good sound output to the right speakers. Returning to vinyl has been a joy with this unit. A good deck plugged into this unit brings alive the sound of vinyl.

Brilliant – no other choice. Bought the cd player and matching 6006 amplifier to replace an old arcam set, of which the cd player was no longer reading discs. I thought i would replace both cd and amp as i always think that it is better to have matching units which are designed to work together, although in theory there was nothing ‘wrong’ with the arcam amp. I have to say i wish i had ‘upgraded’ soonerthis marantz combination is superb. It ‘feels’ robust and the casings and control knobs have a nice solid feel and finish to them. The remote working both cd and amp is a treat. I know it is not the most expensive ‘fidelity’ you can buy but, quite frankly, i doubt you would get much better than this without paying a huge amount more. Clarity of sound is brilliant, deep base, lots of mid range and crystal clear to range. I use bose acoustimass 5 system and the sound from the marantz is big, big; much more so than from the arcam which seemed a bit ‘thin’ in comparison.

I used the ultimate hifi test for this player. . I spent ages trying to justify this purchase. I already own a marantz cd50 se and it still sounds pretty good after 28 years service. I have a hearing defect, my hearing is far from perfect unfortunately so i tend to be influenced by what i read in hifi magazines and often go along with their advice and award winning components. After months of deliberation i have taken the plunge. My amplifier developed a fault and i purchased the marantz pm6006. Knowing the cd6006 is a perfect partner for this amp i eventually bought it. I read previous reviews, one of which stated you hear instruments on tracks that you have never heard before. I also find this to be true. Rag n bone man’s ‘skin’ i could hear drum sticks and plucked guitar strings as well as being amazed by the deep silences between rory’s breaths.

Marantz CD6006 CD Player : Brilliant cd player and service.

Wonderfully full, sharp sound with all detail evident (didn’t realise quite how much guitar strings squeaked).

Have this linked to a yamaha rxa 2040 and sone dali floorstanders . No comparison with digital music .George michaels latest mtv unplugged is currently playing . I can hear every inflection in his voice.

They worked and are beautiful.A perfect item i ever bought. It appears like it will meet our needs well. I couldn’t find another product that with a better quality. Also, i like its price, cheap. Other places are selling for double the price.

I used the ultimate hifi test for this player. . I spent ages trying to justify this purchase. I already own a marantz cd50 se and it still sounds pretty good after 28 years service. I have a hearing defect, my hearing is far from perfect unfortunately so i tend to be influenced by what i read in hifi magazines and often go along with their advice and award winning components. After months of deliberation i have taken the plunge. My amplifier developed a fault and i purchased the marantz pm6006. Knowing the cd6006 is a perfect partner for this amp i eventually bought it. I read previous reviews, one of which stated you hear instruments on tracks that you have never heard before. I also find this to be true. Rag n bone man’s ‘skin’ i could hear drum sticks and plucked guitar strings as well as being amazed by the deep silences between rory’s breaths.

Buy with confidence, built to last although sounds a tad thin, still the best sub £500 player available. . No doubt this cd player on paper has a excellent tech spec sheet. I have heard the player but i find it rather thin compared to the original marantz cd6000 series. Signature is stunning, i have had to spend £3000 to get a better sounding player, the marantz cd6000 ose k. Signature really is that good if, you can get a second hand one ”you will be overjoyed” but most people tend to keep them. The cyrus logic chipsets and noise shaping chips in the marantz cd6006 do not do the 6006 any favours by sounding so thin compared to the original philips chipset cd6000 series. The philips chipsets in use in the original 6000 series were perfect from day one and i can never understand why philips pulled out of making dac chips, they really were perfect from day one even if the original 16 bit cds were not. In the cd6006 player you have a very well made machine that in itself sounds more akin to the cd63 series of players from the end of the 1990s, i can only assume this is to brighten up dull recorded cds or mp3 and and other lossy computer files played via the 24bit-192khz usb input at the rear, lets face it a lot of these players will be used to play mp3 files stored on a home pc or on a usb stick or burnt onto blank cd media. If you are looking for a cd player that will last you years that is very well built and looks this good then buy one of these but you will be looking to upgrade as the rather thin sounding chipset gets tiresome, still its the best sub £500 player at the moment.

Very havy for cd,makes music not just sound, looks good, plasic in front edge, cd door start no to close and open after 3 weeks and nedd help to close.

It was perfect for the occasion thank you best on the market it is a great stuff with high quality. These are really cool such a big help.

It was perfect for the occasion thank you best on the market it is a great stuff with high quality. These are really cool such a big help.

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  1. Brilliant – no other choice. Bought the cd player and matching 6006 amplifier to replace an old arcam set, of which the cd player was no longer reading discs. I thought i would replace both cd and amp as i always think that it is better to have matching units which are designed to work together, although in theory there was nothing “wrong” with the arcam amp. I have to say i wish i had “upgraded” soonerthis marantz combination is superb. It “feels” robust and the casings and control knobs have a nice solid feel and finish to them. The remote working both cd and amp is a treat. I know it is not the most expensive “fidelity” you can buy but, quite frankly, i doubt you would get much better than this without paying a huge amount more. Clarity of sound is brilliant, deep base, lots of mid range and crystal clear to range. I use bose acoustimass 5 system and the sound from the marantz is big, big; much more so than from the arcam which seemed a bit “thin” in comparison.
  2. This review is from : Marantz CD6006 CD Player

    Brilliant – no other choice. Bought the cd player and matching 6006 amplifier to replace an old arcam set, of which the cd player was no longer reading discs. I thought i would replace both cd and amp as i always think that it is better to have matching units which are designed to work together, although in theory there was nothing “wrong” with the arcam amp. I have to say i wish i had “upgraded” soonerthis marantz combination is superb. It “feels” robust and the casings and control knobs have a nice solid feel and finish to them. The remote working both cd and amp is a treat. I know it is not the most expensive “fidelity” you can buy but, quite frankly, i doubt you would get much better than this without paying a huge amount more. Clarity of sound is brilliant, deep base, lots of mid range and crystal clear to range. I use bose acoustimass 5 system and the sound from the marantz is big, big; much more so than from the arcam which seemed a bit “thin” in comparison.
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    Bit picky on some cd’s but that said very happy: -). A bit picky on some cd’s but that said very happy :-).
  4. This review is from : Marantz CD6006 CD Player

    Bit picky on some cd’s but that said very happy: -). A bit picky on some cd’s but that said very happy :-).
  5. This review is from : Marantz CD6006 CD Player

    Quality as always from marantz, heavy, well made and works. A little heavy on the bass and lacks a little lustre in the overall sound (hence the 4 stars not 5) but as i am using a valve amp i can rectify this by swapping out the valves and having a tinker with the innards of the cd player itself helping to put the spark back into this machine. . Overall the marantz spins up quickly and reads discs with no problems so far. I have no real need for the front usb for ipods etc as most of my music is held on a laptop which i play through a cambridge dac magic with amazing results.
    1. Quality as always from marantz, heavy, well made and works. A little heavy on the bass and lacks a little lustre in the overall sound (hence the 4 stars not 5) but as i am using a valve amp i can rectify this by swapping out the valves and having a tinker with the innards of the cd player itself helping to put the spark back into this machine. . Overall the marantz spins up quickly and reads discs with no problems so far. I have no real need for the front usb for ipods etc as most of my music is held on a laptop which i play through a cambridge dac magic with amazing results.
      1. I review this in conjuction the marantz pm6006, as i am using the two devices together, which i am playing through tannoy eclipse 3 floorstanding speakers (which i already owned and i am very pleased with. )there is no doubt that, in some ways, the pm6006 and cd6006 represent a step up from the denon dm40 which they are intended to replace. There is greater range and detail and some pieces of music sound fantastic. Synthesizers particularly so. There is something clinical and metallic about their combined sound which suits the synth. Other pieces of music, however, sound strident and lacking in warmth – and hard to listen to, despite attempting to make appropriate adjustments to the tone. And so i am in the strange situation of playing some cds through my denon (which is a third of the price) which is easier on the ear. I know i should have listened to this set up before i handed over my readies, and i urge you to do so, lest you end up in the same position.
  6. I review this in conjuction the marantz pm6006, as i am using the two devices together, which i am playing through tannoy eclipse 3 floorstanding speakers (which i already owned and i am very pleased with. )there is no doubt that, in some ways, the pm6006 and cd6006 represent a step up from the denon dm40 which they are intended to replace. There is greater range and detail and some pieces of music sound fantastic. Synthesizers particularly so. There is something clinical and metallic about their combined sound which suits the synth. Other pieces of music, however, sound strident and lacking in warmth – and hard to listen to, despite attempting to make appropriate adjustments to the tone. And so i am in the strange situation of playing some cds through my denon (which is a third of the price) which is easier on the ear. I know i should have listened to this set up before i handed over my readies, and i urge you to do so, lest you end up in the same position.
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    A solid player – recommended. Only 4 stars is because i still think all manufacturers are making too much profit on cd players. They say the price is paid for sturdy box, quality components and circuitry inside, but this is no groundbreaking new technology, does only 1 job (albeit now with usb input), why does it still cost so much?in summary, if you are in the market for a simple but quality cd player to go with the rest of your system without spending silly money, and the rest of your system/ recording is not extremely high-end to be able to tell much difference, this is it.
    1. A solid player – recommended. Only 4 stars is because i still think all manufacturers are making too much profit on cd players. They say the price is paid for sturdy box, quality components and circuitry inside, but this is no groundbreaking new technology, does only 1 job (albeit now with usb input), why does it still cost so much?in summary, if you are in the market for a simple but quality cd player to go with the rest of your system without spending silly money, and the rest of your system/ recording is not extremely high-end to be able to tell much difference, this is it.
      1. This marantz replaced a very aged one the new 6006 is as near perfect as i require the power and definition is superb nothing to fault so very well pleased and the price for a product of this performance is very good value so well done marantz againused the 6006 for a week now and its really superb in every way the definition seems to dig out every detail of a recording but it will show up less good recordings the power and fidelity is astonishing and as fat as looks go its top drawer elegant but robust —.
  8. This review is from : Marantz CD6006 CD Player

    This marantz replaced a very aged one the new 6006 is as near perfect as i require the power and definition is superb nothing to fault so very well pleased and the price for a product of this performance is very good value so well done marantz againused the 6006 for a week now and its really superb in every way the definition seems to dig out every detail of a recording but it will show up less good recordings the power and fidelity is astonishing and as fat as looks go its top drawer elegant but robust —.
  9. This review is from : Marantz CD6006 CD Player

    I’m not an audiophile, therefore i’m not the best person to givean opinion, i can only say that the quality of this player is verygood, obviously there are better cd players, but they costthousands of £. I have a pioneer amplifier (a-209r), a bit old but i can’t complainand castle acoustics speakers (made in england)the quality of the sound is quite good. The only thing they could do better is they could put an ejectbutton on the remote.
    1. I’m not an audiophile, therefore i’m not the best person to givean opinion, i can only say that the quality of this player is verygood, obviously there are better cd players, but they costthousands of £. I have a pioneer amplifier (a-209r), a bit old but i can’t complainand castle acoustics speakers (made in england)the quality of the sound is quite good. The only thing they could do better is they could put an ejectbutton on the remote.