Marantz RX101

Bluetooth® wireless audio receiver

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Use this compact adapter with your compatible Marantz audio/video receiver for convenient wireless audio playback with Bluetooth-enabled devices. Listen to music from your laptop computer on your home audio system while you surf the web, or enjoy your favorite MP3 tunes from your Bluetooth-enabled cell phone. You won't need to physically connect either device to your receiver, thanks to the RX101's 33-foot wireless range.


  • compatible with Marantz MX-Port audio/video receivers
  • play music wirelessly from Bluetooth-compatible cell phones, MP3 players, and computers
  • wireless range: approximately 33 feet
  • built-in dual IR (infrared) sensors let you keep your receiver behind cabinet doors and still use its remote
  • 5-foot MX-Port cable for connection to Marantz receiver
  • 3-7/8"W x 1-3/16"H x 2-5/16"D
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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  • Bluetooth receiver module
  • 5' Connector cable terminated by a proprietary connector on each end
  • User Guide (1/2)
  • US Warranty Information
  • Canada Warranty Information

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Overview: The Marantz RX101 is a compatible A2DP/AVRCP profile Bluetooth Receiver for wireless music transmission and control.  The Marantz RX101 Bluetooth adaptor lets you wirelessly enjoy files stored on most Bluetooth-enabled devices (including Blackberry, iPhone, and iPod touch) through a compatible Marantz AV receiver (with M-XPort). The RX101 can pair up to 8 devices and provides a range of up to approximately 32.8'. The RX101 also acts as an IR (infrared) sensor, so you can place your receiver in a remote location and still maintain complete control.

Note: Your iPod touch and iPhone will need to be updated with Apple's 3.0 software for Bluetooth capability.

Connections: The Marantz RX101 comes with a 5' connector cable which is terminated by a 9-pin proprietary connector each end. One end plugs into the RX101, while the other end plugs into your compatible Marantz AV receiver's M-XPort.

Mounting: The RX101 can be placed on a shelf next to your Marantz AV receiver, or mounted to the wall using the Bluetooth module's integrated key-hole mounting slot (hardware not included).

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5 out of 5

marantz rx101

Written By nitrofire, fontana ca. on Thursday, November 28, 2013
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worke as stated good range easy install
exellent piece
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4 out of 5

add needed Bluetooth

Written By Anonymous, Portland oregon on Friday, November 15, 2013
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does exactly as advertised, adds bluetooth connectivity. I do not currently have the need to use the IR feature.
easy to install, small
non that I have come across
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Marantz RX101

Written By joe, wantagh ny on Tuesday, November 12, 2013
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very good product works as expected since it is from marantz
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Easy As Pie

Written By The Porchdog, Springfield, MO on Saturday, September 28, 2013
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a lot of Marantz units supports the A2DP standard of the Bluetooth profile. For those that do, just plug in the RX-101 unit into the MX-Port. Paring a iPod, iPhone, iPad, or any recent apple computer to this RX-101 unit is fairly easy. Marantz will show up as one of the bluetooth options. To do this, switch the input source to "M-XPortYou will be able to wirelessly play any music in you iTunes library or any audio podcast on your apple devices. I am sure it works as easy with android products, but I am not versed in that equipment. Works Great, it is easy, and its Wireless.
Works very will with Apple iProducts for audio formats.
If you already have "Apple T.V" it is redundant.
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3 out of 5

Marantz RX101

Written By gc-net, GA on Saturday, July 13, 2013
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My Windows PC promptly recognized the RX101 device. However, I need an iPhone or iPad to use the device which I'll purchase in a couple of months. ...Will update later...
To Be Determined
Does not work with Windows
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5 out of 5

Marantz RX101

Written By dn307, Braintree, MA on Sunday, March 03, 2013
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Works exactly as advertised
Very simple to use, basically plug and play
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2 out of 5

No App Control

Written By ChrisC, LA, CA on Thursday, January 05, 2012
no app control
Bluetooth worked for music transmission, but I already had that with appletv. I wanted to control the marantz 5005 from the iphone over bluetooth with the marantz ap. When the RX101 said you could got music and control over bluetooth I thought the app would work - but it doesn't. I would recommend getting the marantz with airplay.
no app control
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Marantz RX101

Written By Anonymous, CHATTANOOGA , TN on Wednesday, November 03, 2010
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works Great .
4 out of 10 people found this helpful
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