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Great looks and sound - dodgy app
on 27 December 2017
I bought my first Marantz amp about 35 years ago I reckon, so have long liked them for solid sound quality at a good price. This is a really good product that does what it is fundamentally there to do very well - play music with good sound in an attractive package. I use it in the kitchen as the day to day package for music and radio (though the sheer convenience of Alexa and the Echo is steadily displacing it, despite not sounding so good!) and it really does have very good sound per pound.
However, the App is surely the worst I have ever used - Marantz, with all its product out there and spending power must be able to get something better than this. Both on Apple (iPad) and Android (Samsung Galaxy) its incredibly flawed, drops out, freezes, poor interface, etc. Yes, the unit can be controlled on both the fascia and on the remote control but that's nowhere near the user experience of a well thought out app. This must apply to all Marantz products as its the same couple of apps that I can see on the respective app stores so these comments probably apply across the board. Come on Marantz, do yourselves a favour, fix it and this will be a tremendous package.