Published On: July 22, 2010

Marantz Debuts Model M-CR603 Network CD Receiver

Published On: July 22, 2010

Marantz Debuts Model M-CR603 Network CD Receiver

Hot on the news of Marantz's other networked audio device, the NA7004, they've now announced the release of a networked CD receiver in the form of the Model M-CR603. This all-in-one solution has a host of features least of which is its ability to interface with your home network and share files, such as music, throughout your home.
Marantz_M_CR603_Network_CD_Receiver.gifMarantz America, a provider of home entertainment solutions, has debuted its M-CR603 Network CD Receiver (SRP: TBD). This all-in-one single component music solution offers lifestyle-focused music listening/distribution options, content access and system-building capabilities.


Noted Kevin Zarow, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Marantz America: "People are enjoying their music at home in a multitude of different ways from a multitude of sources. With the debut the Marantz M-CR603 Network CD Receiver, discriminating listeners now have a convenient single component solution for creating exactly the type of system they want, quickly and easily. By adding speakers, the MCR603 acts as a high-performance lifestyle audio system that can be used as a dedicated listening station or as the hub of a multi-room, high-performance audio system. The result is a unique component that reflects Marantz' longstanding heritage in audio excellence and opens up a new category in music delivery, distribution and enjoyment."

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All-in-One IP-Based Tabletop Music Distribution System

Marantz engineers designed the IP-based M-CR603 to serve as the "centerpiece for a lifestyle system" - a complete tabletop music distribution system for the 21st century. In addition to its 100-watt digital amplifier and receiver, the component features a CD player and AM/FM Radio, plus access to thousands of Internet radio stations, and allows for streaming of music services Rhapsody, Napster and Pandora. Users enjoy playback of CDs and CD-R/RW discs, as well as MP3 and WMA, with a USB interface for audio playback, stereo FM and AM. The unit offers multi-room operation available for an extra room. Sound tuning for the selected speaker system is made possible through the use of digital filters.

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Music Streaming and Multi-Room Distribution

Because the M-CR603 is IP-based and IP addressable, it provides the ability to connect to a home network for streaming and multi-room distribution. As such, it may be used as a zone player for users who already have a receiver-based home theater system in their family room, allowing for control of different zones of audio throughout the home. A variety of inputs and outputs, with the option for Bi-amplification, allows for system expansion, including the addition of a subwoofer. Features also include a front panel USB input for an iPod, and the unit's ability to be used as a D/A converter for those who have downloaded music on their PCs for streaming through a home audio system.

Additional information is available at www.us.marantz.com

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