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Marantz Melody X M-CR612 Compact Network CD Receiver

SKU
MCR612.con
Ships in 4 to 7 Days
From $1,490

All the Marantz advantages in a single unit.

 

Marantz Melody X M-CR612 - HI-FI Network CD Receiver w/ HEOS, Bluetooth, Voice Control, and DAB+/FM Radio

The Marantz M-CR612 compact network CD receiver supports near limitless streaming platforms through AirPlay2, Bluetooth and HEOS connectivity. The built-in disc player is compatible with music CDs, CD-R/CD-RW recordable and erasable discs, and is equipped with a DAB+/AM/FM tuner. Use your voice to control the M-CR612 with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant or Apple Siri for seamless ease of use. Play all your digital and CD files with superior Marantz sound.

Key Features

• 60W x 2ch (6 ohms), or 4x 30W for speaker A/B with individual volume setting
• Plays CD, WMA/MP3 (CD-R/RW) and features an FM and DAB+ tuner
• High-performance, high-resolution audio playback for every source
• Stream TuneIn, Pandora, Spotify, SiriusXM, Amazon Prime Music, TIDAL, and more via AirPlay 2, Bluetooth, and the HEOS app
Control the CR612 with the built-in Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and Apple Siri voice agents
• Supports MP3 and gapless WAV/FLAC/ALAC 192kHz/24bit, DSD 2.8/5.6MHz playback
• Built-in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi with 2.4GHz/5GHz dual-band support
• Includes two digital Optical inputs with auto-sensing for your TV or digital device
• Works with your existing TV remote
• Refined elegance and thoughtful design to complement the superb performance

Owner's Manual (PDF, 2MB)

"Combining style and simple operation with ƃexibility and striking performance, the Marantz ‘Melody’ series of compact systems has long been attracting plaudits – and the M-CR612, or ‘Melody X’, is its best yet. Available in either gloss black or classic Marantz champagne gold, it combines CD playback, network music and streaming services including Spotify, TuneIn Radio and Tidal, FM/ DAB+ radio, and both analogue and digital inputs, so you can use it to boost your TV sound. It’s also compatible with HEOS, so can be used as part of a multiroom wireless audio system, and can even be voice-controlled using Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant or Apple Siri. Add in the option of running two pairs of speakers with separate volume controls, or doubling the power into one pair, and you have a remarkably ƃexible – and superb sounding – compact system."

"As a mini-system, the Melody X is a good option for those who already have a pair of speakers (or even two pairs) they’re attached to – or are desperate to invest in. The midrange is fairly detailed and open, and the CD player completes a mix that has plenty of appeal."

Read the full review on What Hi-Fi?

 "The Verdict"

"There is much to like about Marantz's new Melody X. Stylish and well-appointed, it brings its air of sophistication to work too – treating all sources with equal seriousness. Its midband, in particular, is quite treasurable for something so small and inexpensive – it makes music fun, so you'll not want to hit the off switch. "

Read the full review on StereoNET

         
 

Plays CDs, WMA/MP3 (CD-R/RW) And Features a DAB+ And FM Tuner

No matter how you listen, enjoy your music with elevated Marantz sound

 

Stream Music From Your Favourite Sources

Play songs from TuneIn, Internet Radio, Pandora, Spotify, SiriusXM, Amazon Prime Music, TIDAL and more via AirPlay 2, Bluetooth and the HEOS app

 
         
 

Power And Connectivity To Suit Your Audio Preference

60W x 2ch (6 ohms), or 4 x 30W for speaker A/B with individual volume setting.

 

Enjoy Pristine Sound Quality

Decodes hi-res audio ALAC, FLAC and WAV lossless files up to 24-bit/192-kHz, as well as DSD 2.8MHz and 5.6MHz tracks.

 
         
 

Use Your Voice To Control The M-CR612

Supports Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and Apple Siri voice agents

 

Works with Every Speaker

High-efficiency, low-distortion digital audio amplification, easily configure the Melody to drive two pairs of loudspeakers.

 

 

The Most Musical Sound

Engineered and extensively tuned by a team drawing on more than 65 years of Hi-Fi expertise, the M-CR612 provides exceptional performance for your audio collection. Whether digital or analog, enjoy the most musical sound from any source.

Elegant Design and Audiophile Construction

The M-CR612 combines refined elegance and thoughtful design into a compact network CD receiver. Styled in a high-gloss black or a classic silver-gold finish, the M-CR612 offers a beautiful look to complement its superb performance. Deluxe vertical lighting accents on the front panel give that extra touch of quality.


Digital Audio Amplifier Technology

Featuring four channels of high-efficiency, low-distortion digital audio amplification, easily configure the M-CR612 to drive two pairs of loudspeakers with independent volume control for each pair. Or, configure it to drive a single pair of speakers with double the output power, with the option to connect a pair of audiophile bi-amp compatible speakers. Additionally, the M-CR612 is fully compatible with low impedance speakers, including 4-Ohm models.

2 Optical Digital Inputs

Connect your digital TV or cable/satellite set-top-box and a Blu-ray or DVD player to either of the two digital audio inputs to enjoy full dynamic range digital audio playback of your favourite movies and TV shows. The Melody can automatically wake when sensing an audio signal from your television, and can be programmed to work with your TV’s remote for volume, mute and source selection.

 

Unlimited Music Sources

It does not stop with CD and FM/DAB+ radio playback. Thanks to built-in HEOS technology, you can enjoy your favourite digital music through a most comfortable App operation. Enjoy music from Spotify, TuneIn Internet Radio, Sound Cloud, Tidal, Deezer or your local music file libraries. With additional HEOS components like the HEOS speaker range or other HEOS-capable receivers, easily play all of your music in one room or many. AirPlay 2 and Bluetooth let you easily stream music and app content directly from your smartphone.

Built-In Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Wireless Streaming with Dual Diversity Antennas

Featuring dual diversity antennas, the M-CR612 lets you stream your favourite audio tracks wirelessly via Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. The dual diversity antenna system ensures stable streaming even in congested urban environments, and the Wi-Fi function features 2.4GHz(11b/g/n), 5GHz(11a/n) technology for compatibility with the widest range of smart devices. The M-CR612 offers quick and easy push-button Wi-Fi protected setup and simple iOS Wi-Fi sharing.

Supports a Wide Range of File Types, Including 2.8 and 5.6 MHz DSD

In addition to compatibility with conventional PCM audio tracks from digital audio sources such as CD, the Melody supports all major audio file types including hi-res.

Hi-Res Audio Support

Enjoy music exactly as the artist intended. The Melody decodes hi-res audio ALAC, FLAC and WAV lossless files up to 24-bit/192-kHz, as well as DSD 2.8MHz and 5.6MHz tracks (the audiophile format of SACD).

HEOS Multi-Room Streaming

With HEOS® Built-in technology, enjoy your favourite music in any room of your home for a wireless, whole-home audio experience. Play the same song in every room or select a different song for each connected room — the choice is yours. Enjoy music from Spotify, Pandora, TIDAL and more or your local music file libraries. With additional HEOS® Built-in components, like HEOS-capable speakers, play all your music in one room or many.

Multiple Control Options

Control the CR612 however you prefer. Use the supplied ergonomic remote control that’s compatible with Marantz Integrated Amplifiers, use the HEOS remote app on iOS, Android or Kindle to control volume or download the HEOS Home Entertainment Skill to use voice commands via Amazon Alexa voice control. The rear panel includes remote control input and output ports for direct connection to a Marantz disc player or amplifier, an infrared (IR) flasher input for connection to an external control device and an RJ-45 LAN port.

Support For Major Voice Control Agents

Enjoy effortless voice control and total flexibility from the leading voice agents. Speak commands with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Apple Siri and high-end smart home automation, Josh.ai. Ask to play your favourite music, turn the volume up, skip to the next track, switch inputs and more. Switch between voice agents, or pick a favourite to use — the choice is yours. Functionality varies by voice agent.

AirPlay 2 + Apple Siri Voice Control

Stream audio from your favourite music services like Apple Music and Spotify or watch videos from services like YouTube and Netflix from any iPhone, iPad, Mac or Apple TV. Hear the audio perfectly synced to your speakers from AirPlay 2 sources.

For multi-room audio, wirelessly stream content to multiple AirPlay 2 compatible devices simultaneously with improved audio buffering to ensure smooth audio playback. AirPlay 2 provides control and grouping of compatible audio devices within the Apple Music or Home app. Use AirPlay 2 in-app or with your voice via Siri.

Amazon Alexa Voice Control

Use your voice to stream your favourite music services to this HEOS Built-in device. Ask Alexa to play music from Pandora, Spotify, Amazon Music and much more. Switch between inputs (Blu-ray, DVD, Media Player, etc.), turn the volume up or down, pause, mute and play the next song — all with your voice.

With HEOS and Alexa, you can stream to this product and any other product with HEOS Built-in.

Google Assistant Voice Control

Ask your Google Home, Google app or other devices with Google Assistant built-in to control content across your listening environment. Start music in the HEOS app, then ask your Google Assistant to control volume, play, pause, skip tracks and more.

2-Line Display

The front panel features a clear, legible two-line display. Provides numerical and text display from a wide-angle view for easy operation and control.

Audiophile Construction

Designed with the modern audiophile in mind and crafted with superior materials that elevate audio quality. Fully optimized to reproduce the best audio performance possible, the compact signal paths reduce distortion and improve sound. Premium passive and active components amplify precision sound and audio quality.

Compact Chassis with Upgraded Cosmetics and New Accent Lighting

Place the Melody anywhere you like with its compact chassis, which features upgraded cosmetics including a durable acrylic top plate cover. Vertical white lighting accents on the front panel give the right touch of luxury.

More than 65 Years of Audiophile Heritage

Founded in 1953, Marantz has a long and rich history of designing audiophile components that have been embraced by music lovers and critical listeners around the world. Because Music Matters so much in our lives, the Melody carries on the long Marantz tradition of delivering a superlative music listening experience.

More Information
Model Number M-CR612
Specs

FEATURES

High-quality power output: 2x 60 W / 4x 30 W
Bi-Amping / Parallel BTL mode: Yes
CD Compatibility: CD / CD-R/RW / WMA / MP3 / AAC
Tuner: DAB / DAB+ / FM (RDS)
WiFi / Bluetooth / Spotify Connect / AirPlay 2: Yes
Network & Online Music Streaming: Yes
HEOS Multiroom integrated: Yes
Rear USB: Yes
Speaker A / B: Yes (Individual volume)
Powered multi-room for one extra room: Yes
Digital Optical in / Analogue in: 2 / 1
Analogue out: Fixed & Variable
Subwoofer Pre-out: Yes
Headphone Output: Yes
High Grade Audio Components: Yes
Tone Control: Bass / Treble / Balance
Low Noise OLED display: 3 line
Illuminated front: pure white + off mode
Clock / Sleep Timer: Yes
Programmable Timer: Once / Daily


NETWORK MUSIC STREAMING

Ethernet / Wi-Fi: Yes (dual antenna / dual band)
Made for iPhone/iPod/iPad: with AirPlay 2
Internet Radio (TuneIn): Yes
Spotify Connect, Deezer, TIDAL, Soundcloud: Yes
Lossy formats: MP3 / WMA / AAC
Lossless formats: FLAC / ALAC / WAV
DSD Streaming: Yes (2.8 MHz / 5.6 MHz)
FLAC HD 192/24 / WAV 192/24 / ALAC 192/24: Yes
Gapless playback: FLAC, WAV, ALAC, DSD
Compatible with Remote App for Smart Phones: Android/iOS


AUDIO SECTION

Power Output (6 ohm, 1kHz): 60W (2ch) / 30W (4ch)
Number of channels: 2 / 4
Freq. Response (Analogue In): 5Hz - 40kHz
Signal to Noise Ratio: 90dB
Total Harmonic Distortion: 0.1 %


DAB+ SECTION

Receiving Range (Band III): Yes
Signal to Noise Ratio DAB (Mono/Stereo): 95dB
Frequency response DAB: 20Hz - 20 kHz
Stereo Separation DAB: 90dB


FM TUNER SECTION

Frequency Range FM: 87.5 - 108 MHz
Signal to Noise Ratio (Mono/Stereo) FM: 70/70dB
Total Harmonic Distortion (Mono/Stereo) FM: 0.3/0.4%


GENERAL

Available Colours: Black / Silver-Gold
Power Consumption: 55 W
Standby Consumption: 0.3 W
Auto Power-off: Yes
Detachable Power Cable: Yes
Remote Control: RC014CR
DAB Antenna included: Yes
Maximum Dimensions (W x D x H): 280 x 303 x 111 mm
Weight: 3.4 kg

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Marantz AV Receivers and Hi-Fi Components are covered under warranty in Australia for 2 years (or 3 years if registering online), commencing from the date of purchase.

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