We’ve just taken delivery of the new Marantz M-CR612, better known as Melody X. This has now replaced the M-CR-611, which was a similar device, but boy is this 612 better!
The features on offer are varied and cover almost every aspect of streaming, CD replay and radio listening. The new device now features Apple AirPlay 2, together with Bluetooth capability. DAB/FM is also featured, along side internet radio, so you can listen to a wide range radio stations. The remote handset is supplied as pictured, but the unit can also be operated via an app for Apple and Android for added convenience.
Around the back, we have speakers connections A & B. These can be set to play music in more than one room, so you can pump things up in the main room, whilst listening at a lower level in the second room. We also find 2 optical inputs which are handy for both TV and games machines and a spare analogue input for connection to external devices such as a phono stage for use with a turntable. One other feature which merits special mention is the ability to form part of a Heos multi-room network to connect with other players that are suitably equipped to run music throughout your home. As expected, this new product also has Alexa, Google Assistant and Siri and will integrate with those products to control volume and input selection.
Come along to our store for a demo and do feel free to bring along some of your favourite music!
Marantz Hi-Fi products are available from the following branches of Audio T:
Brentwood, Brighton, Bristol, Cardiff, Cheltenham, Enfield, Manchester, Online, Oxford, Portsmouth, Preston, Southampton, Swansea, Swindon