Launched in 2016, the CD6006 and PM6006 won not just What Hi-Fi? five-star accolades, but also
the EISA 2016-17 Award for Best European Stereo System, in recognition of their exceptionally high
standards of performance and spectacular value for money. For the UK Editions, the audio tuning
team has revisited these two models, improving components throughout to deliver even better
sound. A new UK Edition logo was also designed to incorporate the Union Flag that sets them apart
from the standard models.
Both the CD6006 and PM6006 were originally designed with selected audio components, but for the
UK Edition model’s further enhancements have been made in sound-critical areas. This gives the
new models even more performance, while also bringing the listener even closer to their favourite
music by enhancing both dynamic ability and soundstage focus.
The tradition of Marantz Special Edition models stretches back more than 30 years: in 1986 Ken
Ishiwata – now Marantz Brand Ambassador – developed the idea of taking existing models and
tuning them to achieve maximum performance. His conviction was that even audio components
within a lower price bracket could still be true Hi-Fi products in terms of sound quality, while also
allowing them to remain affordable for newcomers of high-quality audio.