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Yamaha A-S801 Or Marantz PM8006?

Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by rockin_since_58, Mar 31, 2021.

  1. Slippers-on

    Slippers-on Forum Resident

    Location:
    St.Louis Mo.
    I guess I may have to branch out a bit and try it. But I love Highland Park.
     
  2. rockin_since_58

    rockin_since_58 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    Simi Valley, CA
    I need to take a look at the manual. It is very thin sounding, no punch or oomph at all. Heck, my Sonos Play 1's sound better as well.
     
  3. rockin_since_58

    rockin_since_58 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    Simi Valley, CA
    I am more a bourbon fan than Scotch. The Lagavulin was a gift from a friend.
     
  4. Slippers-on

    Slippers-on Forum Resident

    Location:
    St.Louis Mo.
    Its new...has to burn the newness off and come up to speed. wont happen overnight.
     
  5. rockin_since_58

    rockin_since_58 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    Simi Valley, CA
    Sounds decent with the headphone output.
     
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  6. rockin_since_58

    rockin_since_58 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    Simi Valley, CA
    I will let it run overnight but for now just need to relax and get into the tunes.
     
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  7. Slippers-on

    Slippers-on Forum Resident

    Location:
    St.Louis Mo.
    Check eveything. And Its got to run in. Turn up the volume knob a bit.
     
  8. Slippers-on

    Slippers-on Forum Resident

    Location:
    St.Louis Mo.
    Oh....16 year. it has to be a good one.
     
  9. Slippers-on

    Slippers-on Forum Resident

    Location:
    St.Louis Mo.
    My Marantz, tho a Reference model, has all the punch and dynamics I need. Treble as well and a great mid-section...and its supper transparent. Its a really refine sound. Im sure yours just has to run in.
     
  10. Davey

    Davey NP: Art Davis - A Time Remebered

    Location:
    SF Bay Area, USA
    No decent scotch on hand, but I'll tip an IPA your way and wish you well ... latest from William Doyle on the table, Bear Republic Racer 5 IPA setting the mood ...

    [​IMG]
     
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  11. Slippers-on

    Slippers-on Forum Resident

    Location:
    St.Louis Mo.
    His ears may have to catch up with the Marantz. Right now he is adjusting to a different new sound from the Vincent. Once he sorts it out and the amp runs in he probably will enjoy it.
     
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  12. Slippers-on

    Slippers-on Forum Resident

    Location:
    St.Louis Mo.
    Nice to have you in the celebration, Davey! And thanks for another chance at discovering some new music!
     
  13. Davey

    Davey NP: Art Davis - A Time Remebered

    Location:
    SF Bay Area, USA
    The William Doyle record is really nice, one of the best of the year for me so far, as you can see in my signature line... Best New Albums of 2021
     
  14. Slippers-on

    Slippers-on Forum Resident

    Location:
    St.Louis Mo.
    TY!...I will check it out!
     
  15. rockin_since_58

    rockin_since_58 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    Simi Valley, CA
    I am starting to warm up with Deep Purple Live In Paris 1975.
     
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  16. MusicNBeer

    MusicNBeer Forum Resident

    Location:
    Florida
    Racer 5!!! One of my favs.
     
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  17. Slippers-on

    Slippers-on Forum Resident

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    I remember that one from back in the day. I remember back in the day enjoying rocking out to Deep Purple's Rainbow album.....I think it was in 1972 or 73.
     
  18. Slippers-on

    Slippers-on Forum Resident

    Location:
    St.Louis Mo.
    I think your ears has to sort it all out.
     
  19. rockin_since_58

    rockin_since_58 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    Simi Valley, CA
    It starts to come alive at a loud volume. Running between 75 and 80dB from my listening chair and sounding decent. It is very thin at low volume so hopefully will improve with time. I know a lot of this is psychological.
     
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  20. Slippers-on

    Slippers-on Forum Resident

    Location:
    St.Louis Mo.
    I think you also have treble and bass knobs...don't be afraid to use them.
     
  21. rockin_since_58

    rockin_since_58 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    Simi Valley, CA
    The bass is at approximately at 75% and unfortunately, no loudness button on this amp. For now will just keep it cranked up. My wife doesn't get home for several hours :)
     
  22. Slippers-on

    Slippers-on Forum Resident

    Location:
    St.Louis Mo.
    The amp may just need to run in and ears have to get use to a new sound..at least that's what I've experienced in the past with new gear.
     
  23. ThorensSme

    ThorensSme Forum Resident

    Location:
    Seattle
    The CD input on this Marantz has an input buffer amp, sounds noticeably better than the other inputs, give it a try.
     
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  24. rockin_since_58

    rockin_since_58 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    Simi Valley, CA
    I gave it a brief try using it via my Denafrips Ares II with the new GD Dave's Picks 38 and it sounded really bad. I will try using my Rotel CD11 with the internal DAC and PM8006 CD input tomorrow with some CD's that I am familiar with.
     
  25. CBackley

    CBackley Chairman of the Bored


    Good whiskey taste too!
     
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