CD Player Marantz CD 6003

In the listening room, 6003 (400 euros) less with its extensive equipment as with an exquisite sound shone the Marantz CD.

  1. CD player Marantz CD 6003
  2. Data sheet

(Only the curved side extensions are made of plastic) the eye is looking for after the first viewing of the neat Marantz player with his elegant, brushed metal front involuntarily the price tag: but there is in fact no more than 400 euros.

Then the USB input is in addition to the small control knob for the headphone volume. About not only contact with appropriate memory stick produces the CD 6003, swapping WMA, AAC and WAV format with modern iPods operating and music files in MP3, while the latter allows the non-reduced digital transfer. Finally is the CD 6003 when such activities of iPods out to operate.

Expenses around it could HiFiisten of old school be suspicious – until they in the nitty-gritty of the CD player and there peeking on the paperback high and width main attraction the Ausgangsboard,. To filter and amplify, parading there – accompanied by numerous suppliers of Elko – whole departments of individual transistors in symmetric guard formations.

Previously, which makes 8003 (1/09) proven already in the larger Marantz SA D/A converter CS 4398 by Cirrus certainly masterly, though he must confine themselves in the CD 6003 to the usual CD data and its SACD capabilities no longer can play out. Remains to mention that playing music on demand slows down the CD 6003 via pitch control or accelerated and that the owner can program a specific search step interval to find specific passages on CD faster.

The small Marantz player of less with great facilities (to which belongs naturally also CD-text) shone in the listening room as with an exquisite sound. By fundamentally earthy over brightly alive up to breathe through airy he folded up the whole audible spectrum with flying colors. His previous CD 6002 appeared covered and slower because a whole corner. No wonder the 6003 had proud 54 points and up to date earned the player test victory.

Marantz CD 6003

Manufacturer Marantz
Price €400.00
Rating 54.0 points
Test procedure 1.0

Technical data and test results

Dimensions (W x H x D) 44.0 x 10.6 x 33.9 cm
Weight 6.6 kg
Remote control / Adaptive / No
Outputs unbalanced / symm. / No
Digital output TosLink / ST / coaxial / XLR / / No
Display CD / SACD text /
capable of reading CD-R / CD-RW /
Volume control No
Headphone output / adjustable /
Random track selection
HDCD playback
Measured values
Error correction information layer CD 1.20 mm
Error correction surface CD 1.80 mm
Power consumption standby / operating 0.1 / 9.7 W
Sound Top-class
Sound points
(maximum 70 points)
Measured values
(maximum 10 points)
(max. 15 points)
(maximum 10 points)
Overall rating (max. 120 points) very good 80 points
Price / performance outstanding
tested in issue: 3 / 10