M-CR611 Melody Media
The moment you see the M-CR611 you’ll know that this latest incarnation is pure refinement. Available in high-gloss Jet Black or Apple White, it has organically curved side panels, the immediate impression is style and elegance.
The M-CR611 comes with customisable front colour illumination which can be changed to white, blue, green or orange for a customisable flourish. The M-CR611 not only looks superb, it’s also a superb performer, reproducing excellent CD-audio, FM, DAB/DAB+ and Network files. Designed with ease of use in mind, the Melody Media features a simple “one-push” Wi-Fi connect. New Bluetooth with NFC boasts connectivity options further and iDevices can be hooked up via a front facing USB port, with an extra rear port for convenience.
And there are two digital inputs for connection to a TV. The Melody Media now supports Spotify Connect, as well as a host of other digital media and streaming features. Alongside listening to millions of songs on the world’s most popular online music service, it allows playback of music libraries stored on a NAS (Network Attached Storage) or a computer, provides access to thousands of free internet radio stations, and even supports Apple AirPlay.
Listeners can also take control via an Android and iOS compatible Marantz Hi-Fi Remote app. An additional new feature is the speaker A / B configuration, allowing individual volume control for A and B, or master volume control for A and B. Use the Melody Media not just to flood one room with music, but two. This is real versatility in elegant housing. The M-CR611 also supports ALAC, as well as 192kHz / 24bit high-resolution WAV, FLAC, AIFF files, 2.8MHz DSD file and Gapless playback.
• High quality power output:2 x 60 W
• CD Compatibility:CD / CD-R/RW / WMA / MP3 o / o / o / o
• Tuner: DAB / DAB+ / DMB-A / FM (RDS) / AM o / o / – / o / –
• Streaming audio from computer o
• Bluetooth / aptX / NFC o / – / o
• Internet radio o
• AirPlay Audio Streaming o
• Windows 8/RT Compatible o
• vTuner / Spotify* / last.fm* o / o (connect) / –
• USB Audio (Front ) / Made for iPod / Made for iPhone o / o / o
• USB Audio (Rear) / Made for iPod / Made for iPhone o / o / o
• USB-A: DSD / WAV / FLAC / AIFF / ALAC 2.8 / 192 / 192 / 192 / 96
• Wi-Fi built in / Ethernet o / o
• WiFi Setup WPS / WiFi Sharing
• DLNA certified o (v1.5)
• Lossy formats: MP3 / WMA / AAC o / o / o
• Lossless formats: FLAC HD / ALAC / WAV / AIFF / DSD 192 / 96 / 192 / 192 / 2.8
• Gapless Playback o (FLAC, WAV, DSD)
• WMM (WiFi Multimedia) o
• Marantz HiFi Remote App o (Android & iDevice)
• Tone Control: Bass / Treble / Balance o / o / o
• Low Noise OELD Display 3 line
• Illuminated front:4 colours selectable + off mode
• Sleep Timer:o
• Programmable Timer: Once/Daily/Weekday:o / o / –