Following its highly acclaimed predecessor, this lifestyle network system now supports Spotify Connect®(where available; subscription required), SiriusXM™ and Pandora®as well as a host of other digital media and streaming features. In addition to listening to millions of songs on the world’s most popular online music services, the M-CR611 allows playback of music libraries stored on a NAS (Network Attached Storage) or a computer. And it provides access to thousands of free Internet radio stations, and supports Apple AirPlay®.
Designed with ease of use in mind, this system features a simple “one-push” Wi-Fi connect button. The Wi-Fi connection has been upgraded to high-speed 11n, for a faster and more reliable connection. The addition of Bluetooth® boasts connectivity options even further, and if the Bluetooth device has NFC™ function, you can connect easily by touching it to the N mark. iDevices can be hooked up via a front facing USB port or an extra rear port for convenience. The M-CR611 also boasts two digital inputs for connection to a TV. Listeners can control the M-CR611 via an Android™ and iOS compatible Marantz Hi-Fi Remote app.
With 2x60 watts power output, the two-network system delivers big sound for such a compact system. The M-CR611 offers a bi-amping option and is now powerful enough to handle difficult to drive speakers, such as those with a 4ohm rating.
With its premium look and finish, the new acrylic top cover provides an anti-scratch coating to help keep the system in pristine condition. The front color illumination on the M-CR611 can also be changed to white, blue, green or orange.