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: 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. . I used to buy less expensive brands like Onkyo or JVC under 300, but upgrading to prestigious Maranz proved to be worth it.
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..
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: For the limited time price on Amazon, $499, this is an amazing All-In-One Hi-Fi system. Great to use, listen to and live with, this Marantz micro is a high-tech marvel. Lovely looks and great usability; will play music from almost anywhere; cracking detail and rhythmic precision. Spectacular sound. Drives my 85db 6ohm audiophile speakers effortlessly at the volumes I listen.
Summary: I've had this system for six months. I loved it when I was using it only for CDs. I recently used the network function and love it even more. The sound is phenomenal for such a small unit. I found it to be quieter in operation than the Arcam Solo Mini. The amplifier is Class D so it doesn't run hot like the Arcam. I use it in the bedroom and have the alarm set so I'm awakened to a CD every morning. (The Arcam has a buzzer, no CD, for timer function.