Marantz Launch Windows Compatible Wi Fi Receivers
The devices which are set to be launched in Australia shortly for sub $800.
The M-CR610 model features an AM/FM tuner, embedded CD player, and four channels of amplification. The M-CR510 model lacks tuner and CD and features two-channel amp.
Both are Windows 8/RT-compatible products they, feature built-in Wi-Fi with Wi-Fi Protected Setup, vTuner internet radio, AirPlay, DLNA 1.5 certification, a Made For iPod/iPhone USB port on the front and back.
Users can also streams Internet radio stations.
Both also support playback of audio files in the MP3, WMA, AAC, FLAC, ALAC and WAV formats, and both can be controlled from supplied remotes or from Marantz’s Remote App for iOS mobile devices. Each features Wi-Fi Multimedia (802.11e) certification to provide improved quality of service for Wi-Fi music streaming.
Both also support 192kHz/24-bit FLAC and WAV playback, and both have optical digital input on back to improve TV sound and double as a DAC.
With four amp channels the M-CR610 will drive a pair of speakers with 2×60-watt output or two separate speaker pairs at 30 watts per channel. The receiver will also drive bi-amped speakers.