Marantz will soon ship its M-CR611 Network CD Receiver.
What Marantz calls a "lifestyle network system" supports Spotify Connect, SiriusXM, Pandora and internet radio, "as well as a host of other digital media and streaming features." The M-CR611 also allows playback of music libraries stored on a NAS (Network Attached Storage) or a computer. Support for Apple AirPlay is included.
The 2x60-Watt M-CR611 can play 192KHz/24-bit high-resolution digital audio formats, including ALAC, WAV, FLAC, AIFF and DSD files. And in a nod to the old school, it also offers CD and AM/FM radio playback.
Also featured is a “one-push” Wi-Fi connect button. The Wi-Fi connection is high-speed 802.11n. There is also Bluetooth and NFC connectivity, a front-facing USB port, an extra rear port, and two digital inputs for connection to a TV. The M-CR611 can be controlled via the Marantz Hi-Fi Remote app for Android and iOS.
The M-CR611 is "expected to be available" in August for $699, said Marantz.