Every AV system maker needs a model that takes its brand value to new highs. Hoping the same, Marantz, a brand well-known for its impeccable reputation when it comes to premium quality home theater systems, released a new CD receiver to the market. The latest Marantz M-CR611 Network CD Receiver comes with not so impressive specifications and slightly on higher price tag. We recently got a chance to test this new model, here is our Marantz M-CR611 Review to help you decide whether this model fulfills your needs.
CD-R/RW receiver with wireless and online music streaming. 60W x 2 channels (6 ohms THD 10%). Supports Apple AirPlay, online music stations like Pandora, Spotify, SiriusXM, QQ Music and thousands of other online music stations. Built-in FM tuner and USB input for iPod and iPhone.
We must say this, the new Marantz M-CR611 doesn’t come with a much impressive specification. The price tag looks hefty when compared to its specification. The model sports basic functions like CD playback, FM tuner, wireless music streaming from smartphones and online radio station streaming. Of course, the audio output from the 60W RMS x 2 channels is astounding. Superior audio experience is rest assured on this high-priced device. The audio output is quite enough to fill the room with clear and loud music.
Build quality of Marantz products are unquestionable, the latest M-CR611 is not an exception. The model looks extremely striking and elegant. Design of this high-end model has got a wow factor. The device comes with glossy three piece construction, which not only looks premium but also feels durable. Control buttons are neatly placed on the front panel. One USB input is provided on the front panel and one on the rear side. Also 2 channel speaker outputs, digital input, analog input and Ethernet port is provided on the rear side.
Overall, the new Marantz M-CR611 comes with premium design and basic features. What you pay, goes for the prestigious brand name. If you’re looking for an extremely striking product, which just brings an amazing audio experience and you’re ready to pay hefty price, this model suits you well. Otherwise we don’t see any point is owning this product when they are many 5.1 channel A/V receivers available at this price band. If you’re a Marantz fan, none going to spot you from buying this prestigious product.
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