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.
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).
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.
Summary: Brilliantly designed. Great small footprint, perfect power level for a pair of efficient TQWT or single driver speaker systems. Sounds equally stupendous at power level 2 or near full blast, or anything in between.
Summary: Met all my expectations. I have it hooked up to my Consolette as a pre-amp and play CD's, AM/FM radio. I know its overkill and they kind of do the same thing. Hooked up this way I also have a sub connected, sound is amazing. Love it.
Summary: I always choose micro hifi unit living in a small apt in NYC, and this was a very happy upgrade. In addition to the brand name, the biggest selling point was having plenty of input choices that I needed.
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.
Sound - 5 stars. Interface and networking - 0 stars.
A. Patterson, Amazon
26 August 2013
Summary: All in all, this is a great unit for the size and price, especially if your needs are simple. With a small room, a good pair of speakers and a stack of CDs, you can't do better. The sound quality is really truly audiophile quality excellent, and the receiver runs quiet and cool.