Summary: I had my first experience with setting up and installing one of these for a customer. Normally customers request Sonos for wireless multi room audio. However. this customer is more of an audiophile and is not happy with the quality of the Sonos sound. I set up the M-CR603 to the network ( which was a royal pain ) and connected a pair of Anthony Gallo Acoustics CL2s. The sound quality was outstanding considering that the speakers and speaker cables were not broken in.
Summary: We were looking for a simple CD player with audio inputs so that we could play our CDs and also plug in our record player (the player had a pre-amp so we didn't have any need for a phono input). Going to Best Buy resulted in a lot of blank stares from the sales folks who were expecting us to by a thousand-plus dollar entertainment system. We even went to a locally-owned audio equipment store and they didn't have anything like this in stock.
Summary: The Marantz is a solid piece of AV equipment, and it worked great... for about 4 days, and then just stopped working. Red blinking light of death... send to an authorized Marantz dealer for repairs... So I returned to Amazon, for an exchange. We'll see how this new one works out. I REALLY want it to work out, and I want to give it 5-stars, let's hope the second time is a charm. Amazon was great, no complaints there.
Summary: I got this little Network player because I didn't want to use the 2nd rate amplifiers that come built into CD players. The contenders were down the Onkyo, Teac and Marantz. Because of the ratings and specs I chose this little wonder. It is very easy to set up except for the internet connection which will be the next step. This will require a wireless adapter to link into my home network. The unit was a breeze to set up and play basic CD material.
Summary: I purchased this stereo and the sound is GREAT !!!!!!!!!! I placed the orders because I saw in the web site [...] ,that the mini system won the best mini system in 2011 . Just use great speakers too ... I have my old B&W DM-303 and the sound is great!
Summary: Excellent receiver/CD player combo. Has ethernet connection to LAN, which is great if it is easy to run cable from your PC. I used a Netgear wireless-USB gadget to connect to PC. (See other reviews for setup instructions, which are a bit tricky.) Can play Pandora and from iTunes. Would have rated higher if it had built-in wireless or price were a bit lower.
Summary: This unit has met all my expectations. I needed something to fit into a narrow 15" wide media center and replace my 17" wide Sony Amplifier/Receiver and 5 CD carousel player. The Marantz unit is high quality and sounds great hooked up to my 2 Boston Acoustic speakers. It only plays 1 CD at a time, but this unit is internet ready. So, I just added a WIFI adaptor ($50) to the ethernet port and connected up to my home network. Now I can stream Internet Radio, Pandora, etc..