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. Does a great job of quickly navigating my Network Storage Device, looking through over 580 albums I have in there; I can quickly find and play the one song I'm looking for.
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. I hooked up my TV using optical cable, Ipod usiung sync cable, and playing spotify or such using my bluethooth adaptor. HomeSpot NFC-enabled Bluetooth Audio Receiver for Sound System .
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..
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. It looks like a small desktop PC, right down to the little Windows sticker on the front panel. The FM radio is also pretty good as these things go.
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've had one for over two years now, paired with two Paradigm speakers in a small room. I listen to classical music, on internet radio and on Itunes, and to international radio, and I listen often. The receiver is fairly easy to set up and use. The sound is great! I think the networking implementation, including AirPlay, is poor. The receiver often loses connection to Itunes. The internet radio takes a long time to boot up, and it too often loses its connection.
Summary: I bought this receiver to replace a very old Yamaha amp and a tuner that I had for over 30 years. It is rather expensive as far as receiver goes, but surprisingly capable for its size. It is very compact and lightweight. It is connected to a new phonograph player that has its own phono amp (needed). It is running Martin Logan ESL speakers which sounds wonderful with this amp.
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.