BREAK OUT THE CHAMPAGNE FOR MARANTZ CR611
The Melody Media CR611 from Marantz goes down as being one of the most popular products in the current line-up and it’s no wonder, it does the lot.
And while it’s not a brand-new release having been available in a black finish for some time, by popular demand it’s now available in a stunning silver/gold combination.
As an all-in-one product, just add speakers, the CR611 is all about connectivity. As well as being able to play CD and stream hi-res music, it also features Bluetooth and Spotify Connect.
There’s two USB inputs (front and back) allowing you to connect your phone, an external hard drive or USB drive, plus one Analogue inputs and two Digital Optical inputs.
FM and DAB+ Radio hasn’t been forgotten and neither has Internet Radio – Radio Paradise anyone?
There’s an Ethernet jack as well as Wi-Fi, which can be configured easily from the Marantz Hi-Fi Remote app for Android or iOS devices.
Measuring just 292mm wide by 305mm deep and just 111mm tall, the CR611 packs in the feature for such a compact unit.
Amplifier output is rated at 50w per channel, more than enough to drive a solid pair of bookshelf speakers, or even an efficient pair of floor standers. In a world of $30,000 integrated amplifiers and $50,000 turntables, this is ‘Affordable-Fi’.
There’s also a subwoofer output which allows the addition of a sub of your choice for the lowest lows.
The Marantz Melody Media CR611 in the stunning Gold/Silver colour combination is available from Marantz dealers now for $1,250 RRP.
For more information visit the Marantz brand page.
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