Marantz MCR603 Mini system - £299.95 - Richersounds
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Marantz MCR603 Mini system - £299.95 - Richersounds

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Found 28th Mar 2013
£30 less than the best current price for this great mini system with AirPlay support. Needs to be matched with good speakers as it really is a great performer.

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looks fancy.

Ive been looking at these for ages....matched with either Q Acoustics 2010i (£429.95) or Dali Zensor 1's (£499.95) so was happy to see these drop, only to be disappointed instore only.

So i have gone to Peter Tyson who did the Q acoustics bundle for 5p cheaper and 3 years warranty free

petertyson.co.uk/ebu…tml

t0rnad072

Ive been looking at these for ages....matched with either Q Acoustics … Ive been looking at these for ages....matched with either Q Acoustics 2010i (£429.95) or Dali Zensor 1's (£499.95) so was happy to see these drop, only to be disappointed instore only.So i have gone to Peter Tyson who did the Q acoustics bundle for 5p cheaper and 3 years warranty free http://www.petertyson.co.uk/ebuttonz/ebz_product_pages/marantz_mcr603_with_q_acoustics_q2010i_speakers.shtml



All Marantz equipment from a authorised dealers comes with a 3 year warranty.

Good unit though, o think it is better paired with Monitor Audio BX2`s. I really don't think the Q acoustics are that detailed. Each to there own though.
Edited by: "Crossy" 28th Mar 2013

Have this with the bx2's (from Peter Tyson). It's a fantastic set up for the cash. 299 on its own is a fantastic price...

Strong recommendation....

ewwaxo

looks fancy.



Perfect review.
I'm in :-)

Have this and it is a very high quality bit of kit for this price. Class D amp, CD Player, DNLA. Probably costs Marantz £300 to make!

I bought Boston Acoustics A25 with this. Would have liked B&W 686's, if I had more room.

Plus it has bass and treble controls.

Better than kit I've heard at 4 times the price.

Original Poster

This unit is so good it can easily drive speakers costing twice the as much as the MCR603 itself!

The Monitor Audio BX2 should be considered a minimum (space permitting), it is easily capable of driving a pair of floor standing speakers.

Absolute bargain at this price, I have had this for over a year & really can't recommend it enough! (tempted to get another for spare!)
......... plays cd's & MP3 cd's .. airplay so can play anything from the internet or PC, phone etc
DAB radio (can hook up to Spotify & the like) does it all, sounds great with Boston speakers (can have 4) from same dealer!

FREE Apple AirPlay upgrade offer.




Stream iTunes Music from PC, Mac or directly from iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch to Home Entertainment Networks

With the incorporation of AirPlay on Marantz products, users can now open up iTunes10 or higher version to a whole new experience, enjoying not only the ability to stream with iTunes music from their PC or Mac on their home network, but also access to artist information, album art and elapsed and remaining time. The inclusion of AirPlay capability on Marantz products has been made possible through the advanced networking technologies applied. AirPlay has previously only been available on products such as the Apple AirPort Express.

With OS4.2 or higher installed it is possible to stream music directly from iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch via a Wi-Fi network to an AirPlay-capable product.

You can download the Marantz AirPlay user manual HERE.




For more information on AirPlay and compatibility of Apple devices please visit apple.com/itu…lay and apple.com/ios/



Edited by: "snowtiger" 29th Mar 2013

Original Poster

I often use the Tunein App on my iPad to stream internet radio to my MCR603. This is even nicer to use than the Marantz remote App as selecting stations and creating favourites is even easier.

Android users can also stream using DLNA so everyone is catered for! The only thing missing for some users is the lack of built in wireless networking. Adding a HomePlug or wireless bridge is the easy solution to fix this if you are not able to run a ethernet cable to your router.

Original Poster

Anyone who is thinking of buying this with the Monitor Audio BX2 speakers will get a better deal by buying the package from Peter Tyson's as they have this for £479!
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