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Marantz Melody Media Network CD Receiver MCR603 - Silver

4.3 out of 5 stars 25 customer reviews

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  • 2x 60 Watts RMS 6 ohm
  • FM, AM, DAB and DAB+ tuners built-in
  • Streams music from PC, laptop, NAS-drive via the network
  • Internet radio supporting vTuner and last.fm
  • iPod/iPhone compatible USB input
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On-mode power consumption
50 Watts

Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 30.2 x 28 x 11.1 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 6 Kg
  • Item model number: MCR603/T1SG
  • ASIN: B004CLRR18
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 2 Nov. 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 148,359 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
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Product description

Product Description

The Melody Media is not only a good-looking, good-sounding CD Receiver, it also gives you effortless access to a myriad of different music sources. Firstly, it gives you high-quality playback of CD content as well as MP3 and WMA files from CD-R/RW. And as it is a receiver, a radio is built-in and you can select analogue FM radio with RDS or take advantage of digital radio broadcasting DAB and DAB+, which offer superior sound quality and supplementary information. The USB port is iPod-digital-compatible and is “Works with iPhone” certified. But it doesn’t stop there: you can also connect it to the Internet or your PC via the Ethernet input on the back. The DLNA 1.5 certified Melody Media plays thousands of free-of-charge Internet radio stations from all over the world via vTuner. You can even access your own music library on your PC. Whatever you want, the powerful 60W rms x2ch plays music loud and clear... and effortlessly, because the large display makes operation easy. The Melody Media has it all.

Box Contains

Remote control
R03/AAA batteries
AC Power cord (Cord length: Approx. 2 m)
AM Loop Antenna
FM Indoor Antenna
iPod Stand
User Guide
DAB Antenna


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My much-loved separates system finally had to be replaced after the speaker cones went and I had problems getting the left channel when I played my netbook (with most of my music collection on it) through it, so I was in the market for something with power, excellent sound and the ability to play radio, take my netbook input, Ipod input and anything else I might need in the next ten years or so (since my last system had served me well for something like 15 years).

My shortlist was the Marantz, the Arcam Solo Mini and the Denon DM38DAB. I immediately dropped the Arcam as it just hasn't kept up-to-date with developments in Ipod/USB/Streaming/Internet radio terms - and far too expensive for what was a good sound, but no better than the other two, with appropriate speakers (more on those later).

So, a straight fight between the Denon and the Marantz. And it was a close-run thing. Given the right speakers both systems sounded great, though the Marantz edged it for me. The Denon is a good buy and the price is very keen, but in the end the Marantz won on sound, looks and features. Firstly, it connects to your router for Internet Radio, and this is a BIG plus for me. There are a huge variety of stations from all round the world that cater for specific talk or musical tastes. Some are so good that I go to them rather than play my own collection of music. The only drawback on the internet connection front is that it isn't wireless - you are supposed to connect it via an ethernet cable to your router. But my router is at the opposite end of the house. Solution - I used Homeplugs which connect via your home mains wiring - result! One Homeplug connects to the router and the other to the Marantz. Easy.
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As with all DABs internet radios etc the screen is too small, and one has to use a series of menus, the handset is essential. But it works and does so very well. Alot of aerials! Dont forget this unit needs a hardwired ethernet connection. We seem to spend alot of time in our kitchen and here we have it with a pain of Cambridge Audio S20 speakers! Happy boy :-)
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A compact, smart, sophisticated looking system with a beautiful build quality that comes with great sound that's able to handle all types of music with great effect. M-CR603 is able to play CD and the many various types of CDR formats of today, and also great for radio listening with the ability to play FM/AM/DAB and Internet Radio stations from around the world - all with great clear sound. MCR603 can also stream wirelessly from PC/NAS HDD and also use Apple's offical Airplay; allowing you to play all your music stored on PC/NAS and Itunes(inc Iphone, Itouch, Ipad) wirelessly by sending it straight to your Mantraz 603 . Airplay also allows you manually control your music by using Itouch, Ipad or Iphone. A USB port for Ipods is also supported which can be controlled with the Marantz remote. The CR603 has various built Input/Output connections giving you the option to attach extra equipment(eg:TV) if requied, with also with the ability to attach a total of four speakers all together(2 in different rooms if wanted). The whole system is an attractive eye catcher itself with a gorgeous clear elegant LED display, displaying informative information esp with DAB/Internet Radio...A great hi-fi built with all the modern requirements for todays listening styles. MCR603 is the whole all in one music system without compromising build, quality, sound and features. Overall a great system that's easy to use and comes with great sound and features.

AIRPLAY: - When using this feature be sure too put the media volume low on the Apple product(Iphone..etc) - so it doesn't blast from the M-CR603 speakers at high volume if the system volume is set at medium or high volume setting. The volume control can be used and adjusted individually by any Airplay Apple product.
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We needed something with a good DAB radio, CD player and the ability to take other inputs. this fits the bill exactly. The radio aerial works well anywhere in our house which generally has quite poor DAB reception. There is also an RDS FM radio. The unit is neat and not too large.

The unit has a good 60 Watt amplifier and can, if required, also run two sets of speakers individually or bi-wired. An IPOD can just be plugged in and played through the unit with the IPOD display being reflected on the unit's display. There is an aux input for other MP3 players which works fine. One can also plug in outputs from an external unit such as a mini-disc player.

Sleep timer and also an alarm clock so could be used as an upmarket alarm clock! The remote works well.

The unit can be connected to the internet to play on-line radio and also to update the systems software. I used an ethernet cable to my router for this.

Neat, versatile and, I think, probably justifies the highish price!
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OK, what did we want from our Marantz CR603? A system to provide entertainment in our kitchen and dining room for general day to day cooking and eating times and dinner parties. It looks ideal on paper, Marantz quality electronics for FM and DAB radio with the added plus of Internet Radio, AirPlay, USB connection and Music Server functions. In the kitchen we have a pair of Bose 201 speakers - (Hi-Fi purists will laugh at this point), in the dining room a pair of Dali Zensor 1's. We wanted a system to drive either pair of speakers with good quality sound - result, sound quality is superb. Like all good Hi-Fi, it needs time to warm up and run in, after 20 hours use it really is starting to shine.

Perhaps we're old fashioned but 80% of the usage is going to be listening to good old FM radio, we swap between BBC R4, BBC R2 and Classic FM. We also sometimes listen to Radio 4 Extra on DAB. Why does this receiver need both a DAB and FM aerial attached? You get more than enough DAB signal pickup from a vertically polarised FM dipole aeriel and most other units have the intelligence to supply the FM feed to the DAB tuner section - not the Marantz, both aerials must be connected, also the whole tuner section shares the same list of pre-sets (setting of which is not very intuative - I had to refer to the manual, which is alarmingly thick by the way), so if you want BBC Radio 2 FM on pre-set 2 and BBC Radio 4 FM on preset 4 - seems logical to me, then you cannot use pre-set 4 for BBC Radio 4 on DAB, because it is in use for FM. We have other DAB/FM sets from Roberts and Pure in the house and they have a set of pre-sets for each tuner function, so on DAB you can have BBC R4 on button 4 and on FM BBC R4 on button 4.
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