Marantz PM8006 integrated amplifier
This amplifier had a lot to live up to – its forerunner, the PM8005 (see below) has been a long-time favourite of many people. In fact Marantz obviously had a hard time topping the PM8005, as the specs between it and its latest rendition are almost identical. The major upgrades have been the implementation of a new electric volume control, an upgrade of the phone stage and improved isolation via new feet. The good news is that at $2,640 the ‘Made in Japan’ PM8006 is only marginally more expensive than its predecessor.