Marantz M-CR611 Melody Media Network CD Receiver : An excellent music centre

Quality marantz separate alternative. Great value, easy to set upbuy. I have a wide variety of mid price separates for different rooms plus various mid to higher cost wireless speakers. Marantz, yamaha, naim, audio pro, mass fidelity, jarre, b&o etc. I have recently been buying more wireless speakers for portable convenience. . However i’ve kept looking at this mcr611 as a small unit for a tv room. When i saw the price at circa £300 i bought it via amazon plus a pair of q acoustics 2050i floorstanding speakers again circa £300. Arrived just before christmas, easy set up, 30 mins. And up n’ running playing cd’s, hi-res music from my pono player plus iphone, ipad, spotify, radio etc. . And it all confirmed what i thought. . Wireless/portable speakers etc are great for convenience etc however the sound quality just notches way up when you switch back to separates. These days, circa £600 – £700 will buy you decent quality sound, if you shop around and wait for prices to drop. Last year or season’s best what-hi-fi pick doesn’t become bad just because a new contender comes along?.

Linked with martin logan motion 4 for smooth sound in dining room.

The system is easy to use and good quality build. Sound is good, has bass boost and treble,bass function but no graphical equaliser function. Overall very pleased, its got good connectivity.

This mini stereo after reading many reviews and am pleased to say i’m glad i did. Decided to take a punt of this mini stereo after reading many reviews and am pleased to say i’m glad i did. Straight out of the box, i updated the firmware after i connected it to the internet and before i did anything else. Easy to connect and update took 20 minutes. Then connected up to a set of small denon speakers. Controls & menus are easy to understand and to navigate through. I have the digital optical lead connected up to my sky hd box and it’s as good as having a sound bar setup. Bought a cheap lp player and connected that up for the occasional playing of records and again, no issues with it. Overall more than pleased with it and glad i have bought it. Currently have the following connected• dab / fm – via the supplied aerial.

Easy to set up good sound not used all the features yet but i am expecting no problems, looks good and bot to big.

Marantz M-CR611 Melody Media Network CD Receiver with DAB/DAB+ – Apple White : Absolutely fantastic for listening to internet radio. This system or any other like this will ever match up to the true hi-fi. Nonetheless, this little unit will be my constant companion. I would definitely recommend 100%.

Linked with martin logan motion 4 for smooth sound in dining room.

Excellent system, highly recommended. Just bought one to replace a 20 year old high-end technics separates set-up. Great sound, really very impressed. Paired it with a set of dali zensor 3 speakers which seem to work very well. Set up was incredibly easy and was up and running in minutes. Airplay from my mac worked straight away streaming from itunes. I have the unit on an ethernet connection as it’s right by my router but assume wireless would be equally easy. I was dubious about having such a small all-in-one system but was persuaded by the unanimously positive reviews in the music press.

Very good except for 2 points. Very good except for 2 points. The analogue input is not set for phono, a deck being the logical input; and the bluetooth is receive only, so an extra gadget to send to remote speakers, which would cost very little to build in.

23 months down the line and it’s a cracking system. Prior to buying this unit – i looked around to find a system that could do it all – listening to cd, radio, internet, bluetooth. And this system does it all. It passes the criteria very well. I popped it out of the box and wired it all up. I had it up and running in a very short amount of time. I found the system very intuative to use. There is no manual booklet – but it can be viewed from the company website. It pays to spend some time reading and reviewing to ensure you get the best out of it. There is phone app (i’ve used the andriod version) – it is a bit clunky but it makes searching for internet radio stations very straight forward.

A very flexible, great sounding system. Purchased this for my son as his first audio system, along with a set of q acoustic 2002 speakers and a project turntable. Flexibility was the key here. It allows the follwoing playback:o turntable (via an external dac connected to the analog aux. Inputs)o dnla from our media servero bluetootho airplayo online streaming services such as spotifyo 3. 5mm jacko cdsound quality is very good (but not audiophile quality) and much better than expected. Goes more than loud enough without distortion. It looks good and is easy to use. Easy to use via front panel or remotein short, anyone looking for a good sounding and flexible system will not be disappointed.

Beautiful look and versatile functions. Beautiful look and versatile functions.

If you you’re a music lover, treat yourself to this great piece of technology. Great music entertainment system, the music server works great, internet radio, bluetooth and airplay, i’m using everything and enjoying itgreat purchase at that price, in my country it costs 3 times this price.

23 months down the line and it’s a cracking system. Prior to buying this unit – i looked around to find a system that could do it all – listening to cd, radio, internet, bluetooth. And this system does it all. It passes the criteria very well. I popped it out of the box and wired it all up. I had it up and running in a very short amount of time. I found the system very intuative to use. There is no manual booklet – but it can be viewed from the company website. It pays to spend some time reading and reviewing to ensure you get the best out of it. There is phone app (i’ve used the andriod version) – it is a bit clunky but it makes searching for internet radio stations very straight forward.

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  1. I needed a replacement for a phillips strentium which had given up the ghost. I was looking for something with an internet radio and this popped up. It has a cd, dab, internet radio and bluetooth, good sound control and (once it was set up) easy to use. One word of warning, the quick set up guide is relatively useless but the online (or cd rom) guide is actually very good. Took it a while to find the network at first, i virtually had to sit it next to the router, but once it got there it was fine. Overall very pleased with it.
    1. I needed a replacement for a phillips strentium which had given up the ghost. I was looking for something with an internet radio and this popped up. It has a cd, dab, internet radio and bluetooth, good sound control and (once it was set up) easy to use. One word of warning, the quick set up guide is relatively useless but the online (or cd rom) guide is actually very good. Took it a while to find the network at first, i virtually had to sit it next to the router, but once it got there it was fine. Overall very pleased with it.
  2. Excellent media centera lot of technologies in a jewel casei recommend this product.
  3. This review is from : Marantz M-CR611 Melody Media Network CD Receiver with DAB/DAB+ – Apple White

    Excellent media centera lot of technologies in a jewel casei recommend this product.
  4. This review is from : Marantz M-CR611 Melody Media Network CD Receiver with DAB/DAB+ – Apple White

    I am very happy with this media network and i recommande it to. I don’t speak english very well . However, i am very happy with this media network and i recommande it to every one.
    1. I am very happy with this media network and i recommande it to. I don’t speak english very well . However, i am very happy with this media network and i recommande it to every one.
      1. Super appareil: bonne qualité. Super appareil : bonne qualité, connexion aisée, connectique complète même si quelques améliorations sur la fluidité des commandes pourraient être faites.
  5. This review is from : Marantz M-CR611 Melody Media Network CD Receiver with DAB/DAB+ – Apple White

    Super appareil: bonne qualité. Super appareil : bonne qualité, connexion aisée, connectique complète même si quelques améliorations sur la fluidité des commandes pourraient être faites.
    1. I found this when i was looking for an all-in-one which supported apple airplay and dab. This is the only product i found. Airplay and dab were absolute requirements, cd and internet radio nice to have, nas, spotify and bluetooth i probably wouldn’t use. Airplay allows me to stream audio from an iphone or ipad to the player, or from a mac to airplay players in different rooms, all in sync. Set up was fairly simple, but whenever i tried airplay the marantz hung after a few seconds. Applying the latest firmware fixed this, and it now works perfectly. Playing from airplay is very simple – if,say, from another room, i direct audio from a mac to the marantz, the marantz starts up and switches to airplay mode and starts playing. Functionality, appearance, and sound all very good for the price i paid (under £300). Just remember you don’t get speakers.
  6. This review is from : Marantz M-CR611 Melody Media Network CD Receiver with DAB/DAB+ – Apple White

    I found this when i was looking for an all-in-one which supported apple airplay and dab. This is the only product i found. Airplay and dab were absolute requirements, cd and internet radio nice to have, nas, spotify and bluetooth i probably wouldn’t use. Airplay allows me to stream audio from an iphone or ipad to the player, or from a mac to airplay players in different rooms, all in sync. Set up was fairly simple, but whenever i tried airplay the marantz hung after a few seconds. Applying the latest firmware fixed this, and it now works perfectly. Playing from airplay is very simple – if,say, from another room, i direct audio from a mac to the marantz, the marantz starts up and switches to airplay mode and starts playing. Functionality, appearance, and sound all very good for the price i paid (under £300). Just remember you don’t get speakers.
  7. This review is from : Marantz M-CR611 Melody Media Network CD Receiver with DAB/DAB+ – Apple White

    Still dating this all in one, but considering the price its a true bargain.
  8. This review is from : Marantz M-CR611 Melody Media Network CD Receiver with DAB/DAB+ – Apple White

    Complex but superb sound for the price. I read the reviews and the cr611 is what they say- excellent value, great sound and numerous options. Quite complex technically so perhaps not for people who are not technically competent. The latest android app can control it via wifi as well as the supplied remote control.
    1. Complex but superb sound for the price. I read the reviews and the cr611 is what they say- excellent value, great sound and numerous options. Quite complex technically so perhaps not for people who are not technically competent. The latest android app can control it via wifi as well as the supplied remote control.
      1. Great bit of kit, got it connected to my tv and pc via digital optical cables. Sound quality is great especially from the cd player. Easy to set up and build quality seems really good.
  9. This review is from : Marantz M-CR611 Melody Media Network CD Receiver with DAB/DAB+ – Apple White

    Great bit of kit, got it connected to my tv and pc via digital optical cables. Sound quality is great especially from the cd player. Easy to set up and build quality seems really good.