Marantz® unveils new all-in-one, wireless, connected, music system with the M-CR611
Kleinburg, Ontario–July 29, 2015 – Marantz, a world leader in advanced audio technologies, launches its new M-CR611 Network CD Receiver. Combining advanced streaming and digital media features with Marantz’s renowned sound quality, this easy-to-use mini system boasts a stylish and elegant design with a sleek black finish. It is expected to be available in August for $899.
Following its highly acclaimed predecessor, this lifestyle network system now supports Spotify Connect®(where available; subscription required), SiriusXM™ and Pandora® as well as a host of other digital media and streaming features. In addition to listening to millions of songs on the world’s most popular online music services, the M-CR611 allows playback of music libraries stored on a NAS (Network Attached Storage) or a computer. And it provides access to thousands of free Internet radio stations, and supports Apple AirPlay®.
For audio enthusiasts, the M-CR611 is primed for the playback of the latest 192KHz/24-bit high-resolution digital audio formats including ALAC, WAV, FLAC, AIFF and DSD files. The M-CR611 also offers CD and FM/AM radio playback.
Designed with ease of use in mind, this system features a simple “one-push” Wi-Fi connect button. The Wi-Fi connection has been upgraded to high-speed 11n, for a faster and more reliable connection. The addition of Bluetooth® boasts connectivity options even further, and if the Bluetooth device has NFC™ function, you can connect easily by touching it to the N mark. iDevices can be hooked up via a front facing USB port or an extra rear port for convenience. The M-CR611 also boasts two digital inputs for connection to a TV. Listeners can control the M-CR611 via an Android™ and iOS compatible Marantz Hi-Fi Remote app.
With 2x60 watts power output, the two-network system delivers big sound for such a compact system. The M-CR611 offers a bi-amping option and is now powerful enough to handle difficult to drive speakers, such as those with a 4ohm rating.
With its premium look and finish, the new acrylic top cover provides an anti-scratch coating to help keep the system in pristine condition. The front color illumination on the M-CR611 can also be changed to white, blue, green or orange.
Marantz is a part of D+M Group. The company can trace its roots back to the dawn of the first mono LP, when Saul Bernard Marantz, a native of New York, was unhappy with the equipment available to play his cherished record collection on. So he had to build his own! Saul officially founded the Marantz Company in 1953. Then, as now, the company’s cornerstones were quality and innovation. For over half a century Marantz has been developing unique technologies and bringing landmark hi-fi and home entertainment products to market through its tireless and extensive R&D programs. Such commitment to audio and video excellence ensures each Marantz design delivers class-leading performance.
About D+M Group
D+M Group is a global company dedicated to enhancing life through inspired sound solutions delivered anytime, anywhere. With a strong belief that “Performance is everything,” D+M is focused on innovation to meet the needs of customers in an increasingly digital world. Serving the consumer and professional markets, D+M Group brands include Boston Acoustics®, Denon®, and Marantz®. D+M Group has approximately 900 employees worldwide, with products and services marketed in more than 45 countries.
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