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Marantz RX101

Bluetooth® wireless audio receiver

15 Reviews

Item # 642RX101

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Our take on the Marantz RX101

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.

Product Highlights:

  • 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

What's in the Box:

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

Marantz RX101 Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(15 Reviews)

Marantz RX101

Todd from Tuolmne ca on 6/2/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Poorly built cheap plastic

Pros: None

Cons: Cord is to lose to stay in on both ends

Marantz Bluetooth RX101

RobW. from Oakdale Ca. on 4/5/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I'm disappointed that Marantz doesn't have this feature standard on their upper end receivers. Now I have purchased it I'm very happy. A must have.

Pros: Simply to install , the cord is long enough to maneuver into different locations.

Cons: Range is very limited, could be a lot better. Sitting on counter top in direct view works great but move out the screen door same distance and your losing reception.

Marantz RX101

mike from Waterloo Nebraska on 1/16/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

device was relatively simple to hook up into sync with other Bluetooth items

Pros: simple installation


Not So Great

ein from Massachusetts on 12/22/2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

My Mac Mini, iPhone, and Nexus 7 all initially pair with this device fine. Then when I go to reconnect to actually play music, the connection fails, from all three. I try to delete pairings and re-add them with the same effect. Pretty useless. Clear line of sight in a 12x12 room.

Pros: Its small

Cons: Price. Functionality.

Crutchfield response on 12/24/2014 We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

Ok but not necessary

Dave from New York on 12/20/2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This adds Bluetooth capability, but the range seems to be very limited. The additional ir receive is what swayed me to make the purchase. Could have been better though

Pros: Bluetooth connectivity

Cons: Bluetooth range is about 10 feet if there is a wall between device

Amazing. Wonderful. Easy to install. Love it!

Jimmy from Santa Monica, CA on 10/16/2014

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Easy to install into my Marantz NR1603. Easy to link to from my MacBook Pro. Now I can stream my iTunes library to the home system! This is fantastic. Worked first time. Love it love it love it. The NR1603 is a wonderful piece of sound gear. This RX101 is the missing link. With this final add-on, can't imagine ever having to replace it .. like .. ever.

Pros: Easy to install. Lets me access my iTunes music library. Sounds gear through the Marantz NR1603 receiver. Fantastic!

Cons: None. None.

Marantz RX101

Rich C from Philadelphia PA on 5/30/2014

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The Marantz RX101 is a must buy for adding Bluetooth capabilities to you Marantz sound system...Digital sounds from my IPhone are outstanding. Minor issue when moving the IPhone approximately 10 feet (Not 30 foot as stated in the manual) from the RX101 device sounds digitize. BTW setup was under 3 minutes



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nitrofire from fontana ca. on 11/28/2013

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worke as stated good range easy install

Pros: exellent piece

Cons: none

add needed Bluetooth

Crutchfield customer from Portland oregon on 11/15/2013

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does exactly as advertised, adds bluetooth connectivity. I do not currently have the need to use the IR feature.

Pros: easy to install, small

Cons: non that I have come across

Marantz RX101

joe from wantagh ny on 11/12/2013

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very good product works as expected since it is from marantz



Easy As Pie

The Porchdog from Springfield, MO on 9/28/2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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.

Pros: Works very will with Apple iProducts for audio formats.

Cons: If you already have "Apple T.V" it is redundant.

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gc-net from GA on 7/13/2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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...

Pros: To Be Determined

Cons: Does not work with Windows

Marantz RX101

dn307 from Braintree, MA on 3/3/2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works exactly as advertised

Pros: Very simple to use, basically plug and play

Cons: Non

No App Control

ChrisC from LA, CA on 1/5/2012

no app control

Pros: 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.

Cons: no app control

Marantz RX101

Crutchfield customer from CHATTANOOGA , TN on 11/3/2010

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works Great .




Hands-on research

Product Research


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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