Web radio, smartphones, tablets, TVs, streaming services and more; there’s certainly no shortage of places to get music these days. However, it can be difficult bringing all of this content together under one device. Marantz is hoping to make it a little easier, with a pair of new entries into its M-CR Series of network stereo receivers.
The company just announced the M-CR510 and the M-CR610, a pair of new wireless music systems that can tap into several music sources. Each one is compact, but packs a wallop—thanks to connectivity that stretches from your home network way into the cloud.
Each model features built-in Wi-Fi with WPS security, WMM (Wi-Fi Multimedia), iOS Wi-Fi sharing, and AirPlay. Both also have an optical digital input for connecting to a TV or other device.
Once connected, these receivers can snag Spotify, Pandora and SiriusXM, as well as all of your stored music and tons of other content. Just know that some subscriptions and/or fees may apply. The M-CR610 adds in a CD player, an AM/FM tuner and four channels of amplification, instead of the two in the M-CR510.
Other features on both include Windows 8/RT and DLNA 1.5 support, as well as mobile app control.
“The incredible sound and beautiful design that users get from these systems, while being able to access all their favorite content sets them apart in the marketplace,” says Paul Belanger, technical product manager for D+M Group. “The M-CR wireless music systems are an easy answer for those looking to simplify their listening experience without compromising on sound quality or looks.”
Marantz will start selling the M-CR510 and M-CR610 sometime this month for $599 and $699, respectively. Look for each one in stores and online.
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