The new CD6006 is a fine-tuned version with even more specially selected components and new layout circuit compared to its CD6005 predecessor, the What HiFi "Best CD player under £500".
Marantz have also added more rigid feet to further eliminate vibration. The oversized power supply feeds the digital and analogue circuitry of the player, where the high-quality CS4398 DAC converts digital signals to analogue, this is then 'pushed' to the gold-plated synch outputs by Marantz's own small signal amplifier, the HDAM-SA2.
Altogether, the CD6006 is a match made in heaven for the music lover who wants nothing but the best performance at an attractive price, and it is also perfect for lovers of portable music, thanks to its iPod-digital connectivity. One more thing: the CD6006 features a newly developed, complex headphone amplifier with headphone amp gain setting for a wider range of headphones.
Marantz HDAM Technology
Marantz developed its own discrete circuit boards to replace standard IC's. These HDAM's consists of discrete surface mount components with short mirror image L/R signal paths. Those devices are doing exactly the same thing as the Op-Amps, but outperform the regular IC Op-amps dramatically in terms of the Slew Rate and reduced noise level, resulting in a much more dynamic, accurate and detailed sound. Over the years Marantz developed different types of the HDAM to improve quality and to fit to the special requirements of a product category like CD or amplifier.
High Current Power Supply
For the most stable power to the various circuit blocks, the power supply employs high speed, high current Shottky Barrier Diodes in the AC-DC conversion circuit, and the power supply is fitted with high current storage capacitors for the most stable DC supply to the mechanical and electrical sections.
Reference Quality D/A Conversion
The CD6006 features high resolution D/A conversion and is equipped with the reference class CS4398 D/A converter, which provides up to 192 kHz/24 bit resolution for optimum fidelity with high resolution audio file types. To prevent interference with the critical analog audio output circuitry, the digital audio circuit block is housed in its own shielded subsection.
High slew rate op-amp + HDAM-SA2 headphone amplifier with headphone amp gain setting (Low/Mid/High)
The headphone amplifier section features Marantz's HDAM-SA2 circuit with three gain settings (Low/Mid/High) for a wider range of headphones.
Audio EX Function
For improved analog audio output fidelity, the Audio EX function lets you disable the front panel fluorescent display, to minimize noise artifacts. You can also disable the digital audio outputs when listening via analog audio for even greater noise reduction.
Front USB Port
Conveniently located on the front panel, the USB port lets you connect a USB memory device, and the port is also iPod and iPhone compatible, with 5V/1A output that lets you charge your device while listening to your favorite tracks. The included remote control also lets you control your iPod or iPhone. A wide range of audio file types are supported, including WAV, AAC, WMA and MP3, with up to 24 bit/192 kHz resolution.
Optical and Coaxial Digital Audio Outputs
For optimum compatibility with digital audio amplifiers and decoders the CD6005 is equipped with both optical and coaxial digital audio outputs.
Gold Plated Audio Connectors
The audio connectors, along with the digital coaxial output connector, are all gold plated to ensure optimum signal transfer with no degradation.
System Remote Control
The supplied remote control features an easy to use ergonomic design, and can control the CD6006 as well as control the matching CD6006 integrated stereo amplifier, and it can also control your iPod or iPhone.
Two Line Fluorescent Display
For optimum visual clarity, the CD6006 features a deluxe two line fluorescent display that features alpha-numeric characters, and is compatible with CD Text music discs