Best CD Player up to £500 2014
Marantz have garnered a reputation for building exceptional value for money CD Players that dates back to the late 80's and 90's with units like the CD65IISE and CD75IISE for those of you who remember!
It is a tradition that we are pleased to announce is continuing with the new CD6005. The player is an evolution of design rather than "Ground Up" and this is perhaps why it is so good.
Why fix it, if it isn't broken? By taking the existing design and modifying it, there has been plenty of time to develop the product into one of the most reliable, well thought out players around.
For this year the engineers have considered the area of vibration reduction and fitted a new heavy inert baseplate. The power supply has been beefed up along with detail improvements to the USB input.
That's Right! I said USB input. As included on the previous model the USB input for Ipod and USB Memory Sticks has been improved to include WAV playback and the ability to charge your Ipad even when the unit is in standby. The navigation of digital media was never that easy though but now the player has an extra line on the display to ease the situation. Another item to note is that the remote control now has volume control included for the matching PM6005 amplifier.
For those who prefer to listen on headphones the CD6005 continues to have a good quality headphone stage included with volume control.
In terms of sound quality the new player has fine dynamics with a sharp precise presentation, that even more excitingly never slips into being harsh and aggressive. The player has the ability to disable the display and digital outputs for that final boost in performance. It is not a night and day difference, but in fact quite subtle with just a slight improvement in openess and smoothness.
Available in Black and Silver, the legend is re-born once again!