With awards season now in full swing, last week saw the coveted What Hi-Fi? Awards roll into town. Taking place this year at the elegant Grosvenor Square Marriott hotel in central London, the hotly anticipated event sees the very best audio brands in the world rubbing shoulders with the UK’s top publications across lifestyle and technology. Of course, the Marantz team were out in force to pick up two awards, as well as walking away with the gong for “Best CD player” for the ever-popular Marantz CD6006 UK Edition.
First up, for the second year running, the Marantz CD6006 UK Edition won the “Best CD player under £500”. However, this time went one step further by being awarded the “Best CD player” overall award. This is an outstanding accolade which means the player joined the exclusive list of Product Of The Year winners that were announced and presented on the night. In a suitably triumphant review, the discerning editorial team of What Hi-Fi? concluded, “When it comes to CD players, few manufacturers come close to matching Marantz’s track record. The company has always been a strong force, but in recent years it has made the more affordable end of the market its own by producing a long series of class-leading machines. The CD6006 UK Edition gives no sign of that vice-like grip easing”.
Not just finished there however, Marantz also saw success for the PM6006 UK Edition which was awarded the “Best stereo amplifier under £400” prize. As explained in the amp’s recent five-star review, “while Marantz has kept the details of the changes made to its Award-winning PM6006 amplifier close to its chest, it has taken the opportunity to fine-tune its operation with help from some of the finest technicians in the industry”. Building upon the success of the original PM6006, the UK Edition has been carefully redesigned to improve audience experience by enhancing both dynamic ability and soundstage focus.
To read up on all the happenings of the event and further write-ups on Marantz’s winning products, the magazine’s awards issue is on newsstands now.