Summary: Absolutely love this product!!!! I researched hard for a system that had a/b speakers, streamed my music from my computer, played internet radio and also an app to control the system. On top of that, my wife is a design freak. She wanted something that looked clean in design. This was the ONLY item I could find on the internet. A bit reluctant since it was priced higher than most systems out there and I wasn't familiar with Marantz as a company.
Summary: The sound you get is well above its price point. Even low quality streams soud good. When you do 320kps or FLAC is heaven. Im using B&W CM1 speakers, which are not the most efficient and still plenty of power for my office. Class D amplifier does not even get warm.
Summary: 1st time I bought from Crutchfield and I'm very happy with quick service and delivery Marantz M-CR610 fits perfectly with my needs as network receiver. It is easy to use at least for me,good reception, works great in my living room as background music point.
Pros: Easy to use wirelessly, easy to setup, AirPlay technology and it is CD player as well. Overall I'm very pleased with this item
Cons: A bit pricey and I couldn't find it in silver color.
Summary: I was looking for a shelf stereo system just for music and college ball games. I hadn't bought a stereo for 40 years as everything I got was for AV. All of the bookshelf systems I researched seemed to fall short in the reviews or capabilities. I liked the Marantz name, reviews, and the wifi with internet radio so I could listen to AM so I ordered this receiver along with Infinity P163 speakers. I am very pleased.
Pros: Very good sound and input selections.
Cons: The price is a little steep, but as the saying goes "you get what you pay for".
Makes my desktop computer speakers sound awesome. Waiting for my Polk speakers to arrive
Eric H, Amazon
22 July 2014
Summary: I have this set up in my office. Makes my desktop computer speakers sound awesome. Waiting for my Polk speakers to arrive, but almost wondered why even bother if my simple setup already sounds so good. Perfect for what I wanted which is essentially an upgrade from an iPhone paired with a bluetooth speaker. I was hesitant about the price, but it's so good at what it does, I don't think about it anymore. Definitely worth it.
Summary: I bought this unit for two reasons and it failed at both: I wanted to connect this unit to a vintage amplifier and use the CR610's remote for volume, balance, muting, and tone adjustments. But the CR610's Audio Out connections have no audio adjustability and all audio controls are disabled. I realize that's by design, but it was useless to me. Secondly, it was very inconsistent recognizing my external USB drive (My Passport 1TB with about 100Gb of FLAC music files.
Summary: This unit has so many nice features it's nice having a unit with all the features packed into one - they really make my Martin Logan speakers come alive and I am so happy with this product. I use primarily AirPlay and the CD player.
Pros: Receiver that is small with a lot of quality features.