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Marantz PN5005/6005 or emotiva TA100

Wharfedale EVO4.4 Speaker


Active Member
Jan 20, 2012
new delhi
I had already booked Emotiva TA 100(Rs 23000) which is yet to ship in USA, maybe after Sep25. I can cancel any time now.

Meanwhile HIFi mart has come up with good deals on Marantz 5005/6005

I had heard Emotiva Fusion Flex amp with my Infinity bookshelf(https://www.amazon.com/Infinity-Primus-Two-way-Bookshelf-Satellite/dp/B0045NCB32) in Delhi Emotiva distributor Acoustic Arts. It was in a office suite but in a big room(24*15) with one side almost open and leading to other rooms. Not a ideal situation. From that experience I found that the 50wpc Emotiva with my 90db infinities was more than sufficient for my 15*10 room. I would also expect TA 100 to carry similar sound signature of Fusion Flex which is the earlier version so far as amp portion is concerned. There was good separation and mid range was natural and not sharp/thin. I would say it was balanced sound with Infinity. I could not expect deep bass in a 6.5 mid bass unit (49HZ )placed in a less than ideal position. But there was sufficient punch.
I have not heard Marantz with Infinities and I may not have time to visit before i take a call on emotiva. The question is shall i go far Emotiva or Marantz? PM 5005 will also do for me as PM 6005 does not have USB input. Emotiva has FM/digital inputs/sub out also but Emotiva claims that TA 100 is more of an integrated amp than receiver in Emotiva Lounge discussions.

Any tips/advice urgently so that I can take a call