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The Melody Media is not only a good-looking, good-sounding CD Receiver; it also gives you effortless access to a myriad of different music sources. Firstly, it gives you high-quality playback of CD content as well as MP3 and WMA files from CD-R/RW. And as it is a receiver, a radio is built-in and you can select analogue FM radio or take advantage of digital radio broadcasting DAB and DAB+, which offer superior sound quality and supplementary information. The USB port is iPod-digital-compatible and is "Works with iPhone" certified. But it doesn't stop there: you can also connect the Melody Media to the Internet or your PC via the Ethernet input on the back**. The DLNA 1.5 certified Melody Media plays thousands of free-of-charge Internet radio stations from all over the world via vTuner. You can even access your own music library on your PC. Whatever you want, the powerful 60W RMS x 2 plays music loud and clear and effortlessly, because the large display makes operation easy. The Melody Media has it all.
Marantz App for iPhone / iPod / iPad
The Marantz Wizz App transfers control of the CR603 into the palms of iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch owners. A beautifully designed GUI combines with an intuitive layout enabling a superbly easy way to control Marantz products via a home network.
The app comes preloaded and ready to use. Key functions include: main zone power on/off; volume up/down; mute on/off; input selection; tuner control; surround modes; menu control by cursor; and zone 2 and 3 basic control. It features class-leading response times and the app's bi-directional feedback with the AV7005 enables super-fast status reports on features such as volume, source, and surround mode.
Additionally Wizz App delivers control of Networked/USB-connected sources. Playback controls - such as file selection, play and stop - of connected PCs and NAS drives, are accessible via the app and users can swiftly browse internet radio stations via their iPhone/iPod Touch. Wizz App even lets you flick through PC/NAS-stored music libraries, selecting tunes by artist, album, genre, etc. For ultimate ease and looks Wizz App displays "currently playing" cover art.
Wizz App is available free of charge for download from the Apple App Store.
Also featuring Apple Airplay connectivity
The Airplay feature allows you to easily stream music from your iTunes collections to the CR603* with just the tap of a finger.
Stream iTunes Music from PC or Mac to Home Entertainment Networks*
With the incorporation of AirPlay on Marantz products, you can now open up their iTunes to a whole new experience, enjoying not only the ability to stream iTunes music from their PC or Mac on their home network, but access to artist information, album art and elapsed and remaining time. The inclusion of AirPlay capability on this Marantz product has been made possible through the advanced networking technologies applied. AirPlay has previously only been available on products such as the Apple AirPort Express.
You can download an 'Airplay 101.pdf' info-sheet in the 'downloads' section
* The CR603 must be hard-wired to a LAN (or Wireless Bridge) in order to use AirPlay.
** Audio Streaming is only available for devices or software that are DLNA and UPnP certified.