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Marantz M-CR610

Desktop network receiver/CD player with Apple AirPlay® and Wi-Fi®

25 Reviews | 12 questions - 53 answers

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Looking for a stereo receiver with more on-board music options than just the AM and FM radio bands? Then check out the Marantz M-CR610. Sure, the AM/FM tuner is there. But there's also a built-in CD player, wireless network capability, and Apple AirPlay, extending your listening choices far beyond local radio stations. It's all underneath the hood of a compact chassis — perfect for a bedroom, office, dorm room, or den, where you may not have room for separate components.

A world of music in any room

Looking for a stereo receiver with more on-board music options than just the AM and FM radio bands? Then check out the Marantz M-CR610. Sure, the AM/FM tuner is there. But there's also a built-in CD player, wireless network capability, and Apple AirPlay, extending your listening choices far beyond local radio stations. It's all underneath the hood of a compact chassis — perfect for a bedroom, office, dorm room, or den, where you may not have room for separate components.

High-res audio

With built-in Wi-Fi, the M-CR610 is ready to wirelessly stream music even if your router isn't within reach. Play music from networked computers, online music services like Pandora® and Spotify®, or free Internet radio stations from around the world. This receiver also has Apple AirPlay, making it a snap to stream songs from your iPhone®, iPad®, or iTunes® on your Mac® or PC. Or if you'd prefer the simple convenience of CDs, just pop one into this unit's built-in player. That's a whole lot of music choices built into a single compact component that can make your speakers sing with legendary Marantz sound.

Connections for other disc players, TVs, USB storage drives, and your iPod®

You don't have to listen to music wirelessly with the M-CR610. There are inputs for analog and digital sources, so you can connect a separate disc player or even hook up your TV to bypass its tiny speakers and actually hear movies and shows. Front- and rear-panel USB ports are perfect for mass storage devices loaded up with digital music files. Or plug your iPod or iPhone into the front port for digital playback using this receiver's high-quality digital decoding. There's also a preamp output for a powered subwoofer, in case you need to augment the bass response of your bookshelf speakers.

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Download the Marantz Remote app for Apple and Android and control this receiver with your smartphone (not included).

Control it with your smartphone

This little receiver does a lot, and it's easy to control with the Marantz Remote app for Apple® and Android™ devices. Download this free app to your smartphone, so you can get your music playing the second you walk in the room. The app lets you choose from hundreds of free Internet radio streams, play tunes from your music server, or even control your iPod when it's plugged into the receiver.


    Special features:
    • 50 watts x 2 into 6 ohms (1 kHz) at 0.7% THD in stereo mode
    • 4-channel amplifier lets you bi-amp one pair of compatible speakers or drive a second pair
    • built-in CD player (plays standard CDs, CD-Rs, and CD-RWs)
    • built-in Wi-Fi for music streaming over your wireless home network
    • Apple AirPlay® for streaming music from an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or computer running iTunes
    • built-in streaming from Pandora, Spotify, SiriusXM Internet radio and thousands of free Internet radio stations (subscription required for some services)
    • DLNA 1.5 certified for streaming music from a compatible networked PC or network attached storage device
    • front- and rear-panel USB input for playing music from an iPod or USB memory device
    • plays high-resolution digital music files via USB storage device or a networked computer (up to 24-bit/192kHz resolution)
    • Source Direct mode disengages unnecessary circuitry for purest possible playback
    • 3-line display for artist, song, and station info
    • AM/FM tuner
    • gapless playback of digital music files (FLAC and WAV only)
    • free Marantz Remote app for Apple and Android lets you control the receiver with your smartphone or tablet over Wi-Fi
    • compact chassis for easy placement
    • bass and treble controls with Dynamic Bass Boost
    • sleep timer and alarm
    • remote control
    • Apple AirPlay requires a wireless home network.
    Connections and dimensions:
    • optical digital input
    • 2 pairs of analog stereo inputs
    • analog stereo outputs
    • preamp output for a powered subwoofer
    • Ethernet port for wired network connection
    • 2 USB inputs (1 front, 1 back)
    • binding post speaker connectors
    • headphone minijack (3.5mm)
    • 11-1/2"W x 4-7/16"H x 12-1/2"D
    • weight: 7.5 lbs.
    • warranty: 3 years
    • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

    I think for a lower wattage system, this is a phenomenal unit. The quality is outstanding and I absolutely love the sound coming out of the paired KEF Q100 speakers I attached to this guy. So many functions, but a very quality unit and performs all functions very well. This is what we're paying for.

    PatS, Maryland

    What's in the Box:

    • Integrated CD/network receiver
    • 6' AC power cord
    • Remote control (RC011CR)
    • 2 "AAA" batteries
    • AM loop antenna
    • FM wire antenna
    • Owner's Manual on CD-ROM
    • Quick Setup Guide
    • Notes on Radio
    • Safety Instructions
    • Warranty Information (US/CA)

    Marantz M-CR610 Reviews

    Average Customer Review(s):

    (25 Reviews)

    Awesome little unit!

    PatS from Maryland on 7/10/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I think for a lower wattage system, this is a phenomenal unit. The quality is outstanding and I absolutely love the sound coming out of the paired KEF Q100 speakers I attached to this guy. So many functions, but a very quality unit and performs all functions very well. This is what we're paying for.

    Pros: Excellent sound quality, many functions and all perform flawlessly.

    Cons: None really, but don't skimp on good quality speakers and speaker wire to get the best out of this system.

    Great, but ...

    tomK from Colorado on 7/8/2015

    The concept and performance of this media receiver is game-changing and perfect for me - but a recent firmware update killed the iPhone iOS app support. We replaced a Marantz PM6004 for the enhanced hybrid functionality and better lifestyle physical form of the newer unit. Power-wise I have my stand mounted B+W Series 1se's rolled off (in the Marantz interface) at 80hz and bottom end is handled by a Marantz driven subwoofer. 24 hours a day we listen to computer audio from a Dragonfly 1.2, legacy audio CDs and several of our favorite internet radio stations. Everything sounds great, as good as the acclaimed Marantz amp it replaced. The internet radio is especially surprising - all the stations we listen to have great, smooth fidelity. Also surprising is the wonderful iOS remote control app, which is also the only reason I gave the unit 4 starts. When it works, the app is great - you can control volume anywhere your wi fi reaches and use the app find internet stations and manage the radio presents. But a recent firmware update killed the app. It's dead, so managing (and finding) new internet streams isn't as intuitive. Hoping this is a temporary bug.

    Pros: Great functionality, great sound, great configuration options

    Cons: Nothing, when the iOS app works again (it's dead currently)


    John C from New York on 6/9/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Enjoying this unit very much. It connected easily and wirelessly to my router . I have it connected to an older set of Boston Acoustics and it sounds wonderful. Very satisfied.

    Pros: Nice looking. Great sound.

    Cons: Price,but the wireless feature makes it worth it in my situation.

    Excellent Versatile Receiver

    KCouch from Connecticut on 4/21/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The big selling feature of this amp is versatility and reasonable power in a small footprint. It is 2.1 stereo. For about a 12"x12" footprint by 4" high, it does a lot. Has a built in CD, FM and AM tuner. Has Wi-Fi features that let you tune in radio stations via your home wi-fi. Also, for any Apple device (IPhone, IPad, Mac) it will stream your ITunes library via Airplay which is an internal software feature on Apple products. Also compatible with Spotify, Pandora, Sirius. Great product for people caught between worlds of owning CDs and working towards having electronically stored music. Has A and B amps that can be used with Bi-wire speakers or two sets of speakers. Has an out for sub-woofer. Will take an optical cable from a DVD player and has two sets of analog RCA inputs along with USB hookups. Has a direct ethernet cable input.

    Pros: Great versatility and functionality. Good unit for say a 20'x20' den. Can search online radio by locality and genre. Am using this with good quality bookshelf speakers. Would help bottom to add a sub. Reasonably easy setup. Priced about right for what you get. With a couple of small footprint, high quality small speakers, can fit unobtrusively into a den and project very good quality sound.

    Cons: Very little, almost non-existent documentation. Be nice to have more punch -- say 40 watts per channel on A/B instead of 30. At this price, the unit is about what I expected. I have a high end stereo with separates and a couple hundred watts of power and high end speakers and, of course, the sound is superior. But that kind of setup is much more expensive and space consuming. I would say this unit fits in the middle of moderate price, good performance units.

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    Bob G. from California on 3/24/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    There is a lot of functionality built into the unit, but it does not seem to do very many of these things well. You get a lot in one device, but it is a lot of mediocrity. It could work if your space is limited and you want a device simply to provide music in the background. Mobil app is pretty bare bones. Wireless connectivity was poor. I returned the unit.

    Pros: size, one box does it all approach. External analog output was useful.

    Cons: amplifier was lifeless even with fairly efficient 92 db speakers (I ended using an external amp). Airplay and wifi connectivity would frequently drop out. To get it back I would have to go thru the quick setup again, which got old fast. My apple TV box and Samsung TV work fine in my wireless environment. Didn't like the plastic enclosure. Would read music off a USB flash drive, but it would not read an external USB hard drive regardless of whether it was powered or unpowered.

    Great until firmware update

    John from California on 2/7/2015

    Was happy with this unit until an auto firmware update. Now the IOS app and Airplay will no longer connect, and it randomly switches internet stations. No instructions on how to perform a factory reset to be found. About to put in a box and send it back to Crutchfield.

    Pros: Worked great for one month.

    Cons: Firmware update broke everything.

    not for audiophiles

    JF from MD on 1/28/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great combination of digital and analog features, it's a true all-on-one, easy to use and with a very small footprint, easy to fit anywhere. From the reviews online I thought the sound quality was acceptable to drive a pair of Tannoy TD8 loudspeakers, but that was big disappointment. The amplifier is truly anemic for these kind of size/ quality speakers. One would suspect that from the power cable and the reported consumption (I doubt it will throw out the output power which is claimed). Bass is truly disappointing, treble is not impressive, and while mid range is there, but the definition is not at the level of I was expecting judging from reviews in the Internet. Guess written by people with different expectations. I have no way of trying it with smaller / lower quality speakers, maybe in other combinations it may deliver. I will probably return it, and this is great reason to buy Crutchfield.

    Pros: Self-sufficient, all-in-one, small footprint, very easy to use

    Cons: Sound quality is disappointing for the price and the alleged tech specs

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    Anonymous from Massachusetts on 1/25/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    They got everything right. Very happy with this CD Receiver. It works well with my Denon Turntable and I like to have the AM/FM option for a change of pace once and a while. High quality construction and compact.

    Pros: Quality at reasonable price point.

    Cons: Digital increments could be smaller as it relates to volume and bal., treble, and Bass. But it's a digital world that this product exists in.

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    Anonymous from Lake Tahoe, CA on 1/19/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great uncomplicated unit with very good sound quality. Replaced a component system and sound is superior. Wfi works well fit Internet music sources. Phone app is very handy and simple to use

    Pros: Smal footprint. Great sound quality

    Cons: None for the right application

    Big Sound, Small Footprint

    ejnegler from California on 1/10/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Replacing a 10+ year old compact stereo system in my brother-in-law's a custom made cabinet. The actual cabinet cost much more than any stereo system I could find. Since neither he nor his wife are audio fanatics I had to get a small unit, with big sound, and an easy to use UI. Their speakers are in the wall and in two separate rooms. Being able to split sound between two rooms with in wall speakers is a homerun for them. Easy to set up, dead simple for them to use and the sound is concert hall quality. They even decided to add an iPod and ditch the cassette player.

    Pros: Small footprint Easy install Great UI for novice users

    Cons: None

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    RichL from Sparks,Nevada on 1/7/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Small but mighty! Great product and the Marantz quality lives on! Musical sound is just what the large opened floor plan of our home needed. The balanced sound throughout the space is what I was hoping for when I purchased this receiver!

    Pros: The combination of the Bose speakers and the infinity sub woofer with the Marantz produces a great musical sound in all volume ranges. Older recordings without the newer recording advances sound wonderful and newly recorded music is exceptional! I highly recommend the Marantz M-CR610.

    Cons: NA

    I like it just fine

    ken from WA on 1/5/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I wanted clear uncolored two channel music at my desk, independent of my computer. This provides that with typical Marantz quality. I do not believe that the more compact design has been a reason for Marantz to compromise, and it's proven by what I hear now each day. This is an excellent though smaller fine Marantz product. I had no trouble making the wifi connection, and entry to my Pandora account was seamless. I'm using a pair of modified Pioneer SB-22 bookshelf speakers for my near field need and the sound is flawless. Although I've yet to tune a radio station I have found the installed CD drive to work fine, without any quirks. A nice quiet device in keeping with my expectations considering the maker. So overall I'm very happy with this product. It's exactly what I had hoped it would be.

    Pros: Fine operation and sound. Excellent wifi connectivity. Simple to set up and to use. Remote operation is easy when needed. It's a handsome little component too.

    Cons: none whatsoever, IMO.

    An excellent CD/Internet/Amplifier

    Ron from New Hope, Pennsylvania on 1/4/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Our CD player stopped working, and the rest of our components were about 30 years old. I talked to the representative here, Chance, and he pointed me toward the Marantz M-CR610. In addition to CD / Tuner / Amplifier, which I wanted, this has internet connectivity. We first set up internet radio stations to replace the local FM stations we listen to. We are in a marginal reception area, so getting an HD noise-free reception was just stunning. (I have no reason now to use the FM / AM tuner built into this unit - and that's a great thing.) Next I set up some stations on Pandora, which I never had used before. Again, this is a great feature that I was not originally looking for. I also set up the Marantz Remote App on my wife's iPad and on my Kindle Fire. While there is a full-function remote, using the app to control the unit is the best approach. The app lets you see the full names of Internet radio stations or Pandora stations before you choose them, which is more convenient than trying to read the front-panel display across the room. The sound is terrific. I have 40 year old floorstanding speakers, which sound completely rejuvenated with this new unit. We are very happy with this significant upgrade to our system.

    Pros: Can play CDs, Internet radio, streaming audio from Pandora, Spotify, etc. Can drive the unit from iPad or iTunes on a laptop. Sound production is excellent, driving full-range IMF Studio speakers without difficulty.

    Cons: It took me a little while to figure how to configure the remote control App. Some better documentation for that is recommended. (The documentation for the unit and the remote control is very comprehensive.)


    Lutke from California on 12/14/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I haven't shut it off since I hooked it up! The sound is clean. It's smooth from very low volume all the way to blast the room. I hooked it up to my internet but haven't figured out how to get my radio stations yet. We get terrible reception so I haven't even tried the tuner.

    Pros: Enough power to drive my 2 Klipsch reference 52 speakers and love them in bi-amp mode.


    Everything I hoped for!

    Matt from FL on 10/24/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Using this Marantz to power two polk A8s at the moment will be four soon but this little sucker is powerful it produces great sound to my outdoor speakers and the app works flawlessly on my I phone

    Pros: Sleek design! Size! It doesn't take up a whole lot of space

    Cons: None so far

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    Al from Hamilton NJ on 10/2/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    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. mainly we use it as Internet radio ( tons of radio stations and we found some good italian station too) streaming music from our i phones via AirPlay

    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.

    Quality Receiver

    Gus from Cascade, ID on 8/20/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    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. The sound is crisp and clear with clean highs and lows and the volume easily fills my 24 x32 garage. I did add a subwoofer, but keep it at low levels just to enhance the base. The internet radio is really useful. I am still exploring the channels, but the ones I have been using are much clearer than over the air. I listen to an XM receiver attached to the analog input and the sound is fine. It would be better using the internet version but I haven't added that to my subscription. Overall I am very satisfied. I did buy the open box discounted version, but I could see no damages or reduced quality.

    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".

    Marantz quality product

    Scott A from Utica,IL on 8/4/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    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.

    Cons: None

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    Jay from Baton Rouge, LA on 3/9/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Very nice unit. Compact in size, big on quality and sound.

    Pros: Sound and quality are great

    Cons: Very poor users manual. Shows nothing about features of system.

    Really Nice

    Bill from Vermont on 1/30/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The Marantz CR-610 is a very nice unit and compact which is what I needed for the small space I have. Setting up the unit initially and finding my network was flawless. I was able to download and install the android and iphone app for controlling the unit. The iphone app is a bit buggy and sometimes crashes. Overall the apps do a nice job allowing me to stream music from a variety of sources. I wish they had all the functionality build in available in the standard remote control that comes with the unit. There is no way to control the speaker balance or fade from the app. Really stupid, but maybe they will enhance the apps in the future. The sound is excellent. I have the unit hooked up to my new Polk speakers and I couldn't be happier.

    Pros: Compact Excellent sound Super easy setup

    Cons: Android and Iphone Apps are a bit limited in functionality.

    As Promised

    Stocky from Delray Beach, FL on 1/27/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I've been looking for a long time for compact unit like this for months. This has all the features I was looking for unlike other brands that offered only some. The set up was very easy and smooth. Once you learn the intuiative menus the operation is a breeze as well. The sound output is sufficient to make almost any speakers sound good. It's on the expensive side but worth every penny.

    Pros: Easy set-up and operation, excellent sound, fully featured in a compact unit

    Cons: None

    Amazing Product

    Calpeete from Vero Beach, FL on 1/12/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I was torn between the NAD D 7050 and this one. The lack of Bluetooth support had me on the fence but I'm the only one in the family with an AptX Bluetooth device so it didn't make much sense for me. Don't let the RMS output fool you, I have this hooked up to a pair of Definitive BP 7006's and it blows my walls down! The sound this amp puts out is quite crisp and AirPlay / Spotify stream flawlessly.

    Pros: * Easy to setup * Quality sound & workmanship * Handy iPAD / Android app

    Cons: * None that come to mind

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    ogl from Terre Haute, IN on 12/30/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    One of my best buys. It does everything. A minor glitch related to signing in especially if you use symbols. However, the unit delivers, excellent sound when coupled with definitive technology speakers with a subwoofer. Beautiful, simple but elegant unit.

    Pros: Does everything well. High end sound

    Cons: signing in with symbols a bear e.g. where is "@"

    Really nice setup

    Danno from Manitou Springs, CO on 12/14/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I did quite a lot of research to try to find a home stereo receiver. I don't really watch TV and 5.1, 7.1 and whatever else is out there does nothing for me. I want to listen to a great stereo sound like I did when I was in high school in the '80's. I was leaning towards an integrated receiver but as I looked into more products and what would really suit my needs I came across these Marantz receivers that have built in WiFi. I subscribe to SiriusXM and generally like internet radio, but I wanted to play CD's as well and have options for future components. The M-CR610 seemed to be the answer so I took a chance and ordered it. (Not really a "chance" given the return policy!) The M-CR610 does everything that I expected it would. I to my Wi-Fi via the push button in about 5 minutes. I setup my username and password for Sirius XM in about 10 minutes. The CD tray has a solid, well-built feel and opens and closes silently. The sound is absolutely crystal clear and the silence of no source is, well, perfect silence. The 55RMS is plenty to produce a wonderfully crisp, clean sound with plenty of low end that is punchy and not at all muddy from the Bose 301 Series V bookshelf speakers that I decided to run with it. I am very pleased with my purchase and expect to enjoy many years with my setup.

    Pros: Solid, well-built feel. Small size. Easy to setup various features via Wi-Fi. CD player is a great convenience and sounds really good. Plenty of nice, clean RMS power for my Bose speakers. Very secure, solid speaker input terminals and ability to bi-amp, if you want. Sleek, good-looking unit.

    Cons: I haven't found any yet.

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    SteveM from Central New Hampshire on 12/10/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    In many ways this is the perfect receiver for use in a den or bedroom. It's compact, combining a receiver and CD player, and thus occupies a very small footprint. It's easy to set up. It plays CDs, am/fm, and with Wi-Fi, Apple AirPlay. internet radio, Pandora, etc. I hooked it up to a couple of Klipsch KG4 speakers that I bought in the late 1980s and the sound is great. It's perfect for my audio needs. So why only three stars? Because I can not upgrade the firmware despite multiple telephone calls with Crutchfield and Marantz technical support. According to Marantz the unit is timing out before it can connect to their servers that are located in Japan. I tried all of their suggestions such as connecting the unit directly to the modem and attempting to update early in the morning or late at night. Nothing worked. So unless you are willing to live without software updates, or alternatively, have a high speed business internet connection or live in Asia, I do not recommend this unit. And I say that with regret since it's otherwise a great receiver.

    Pros: ease of setup, CD/receiver combination, wireless internet

    Cons: inability to update software


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    Network/Internet Functions
    iPod/iPhone Integration
    CD + USB Playback
    Audio & Tuner Section
    Convenience Features
    Remote Control

    Network/Internet Functions

    Network Connection: The Marantz M-CR610 Integrated CD/Network Receiver is equipped with dual network connection methods. There's an RJ-45 LAN (Ethernet) port for direct wired connection to your home network, and there's also the built-in Wi-Fi feature that includes Wi-Fi Protected Setup for safe & secure connection to your wireless home network. When connected to the Internet, the device can stream free Internet Radio & music from online services (such as Pandora, Spotify, & SiriusXM). It can also connect to your home network's own music library stored on your computer, giving you remote access to your entire music collection.

    • Ethernet Port: The Marantz M-CR610 Integrated CD/Network Receiver is fitted with a Ethernet (RJ-45) port for a hardwired Internet connection. This unit's RJ-45 Ethernet port supports 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX and requires an Ethernet (LAN) category 5 or higher cable, Router, Modem, and Internet connection.
    • WiFi (w/ WMM + WPS): The Marantz M-CR610 Network Audio Receiver is equipped with a built-in diversity WLAN antenna, which allows it to communicate with your home network via WiFi (IEEE 802.1b/g). The Marantz M-CR610 supports WMM (WiFi Multimedia) for efficient transfer of audio data during music streaming. The M-CR610 employs WMM to minimize interruptions in sound while streamed data is being played. WMM is a protocol that prioritizes certain communications in a wireless LAN environment. Additionally, thanks to its Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS), the M-CR610 allows for easy & secure establishment of a wireless home network. When using a wireless LAN connection, your network system must feature an wireless router/access-point.

    DLNA Certified: The M-CR610 is DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) 1.5 & Windows 7 compliant for audio networking. This means it's easier for you to access & enjoy digital music stored on your PC or smartphone (like Android). You can use your PC or smartphone to play high-bit rate music content through your audio system, or use the M-CR610 to browse & play music files on your hard drive. MP3, WMA, AAC , WAV, & FLAC audio files stored on your computer can be played through the M-CR610 via its wired or wireless network connection. You can control playback of your streamed audio files from the M-CR610's remote control. The receiver also supports ID3-Tag (ver.2) & META tag information so song title, artist name, and album name can be displayed the unit's front-panel display. The Marantz M-CR610 supports the following audio formats, sampling frequencies, & bit rates via its wired or wireless network connection.

    Compatible Audio Formats Sampling Frequencies Bit Rate/Depth Extension
    WMA (Windows Media Audio) 32/44.1/48 kHz 48-192 kbps .wma
    MP3 (MPEG-1 Audio Layer-3) 32/44.1/48 kHz 32-320 kbps .mp3
    WAV 32/44.1/48/88.2/96/176.4/192 kHz 16-bit .wav
    MPEG-4 AAC 32/44.1/48 kHz 16-320 kbps .aac/.m4a/.mp4
    FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec) 32/44.1/48/88.2/96/176.4/192 kHz 16/24-bit .flac
    ALAC 32/44.1/48/88.2/96 kHz 16/24-bit .m4a
    Note: Your computer must meet the following system requirements - Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service or Windows Media DRM10. Album Art is only displayed when using Windows Media Player (ver.11/12).

    Gapless Playback (WAV/FLAC only): The M-CR610 supports Gapless playback for WAV and FLAC music files, so there is no gaps between songs.

    Online Services: The Marantz M-CR610 lets you access Internet Radio, as well as other online music and photo services from your broadband Internet connection. Currently the M-CR610 supports Internet Radio from vTuner, Pandora, Spotify, and SiriusXM (as of 4/9/2013). The Marantz Integrated CD/Network Receiver offers front-panel display and control over these web services.

    Online Services Description
    vTuner The online vTuner service which offers easy browsing of internet radio stations and podcasts. (over 12,000 available).  vTuner enables access to web-based radio stations and podcasts via an extremely reliable online database with a wide variety of content. Internet Radio stations in MP3 (32-320kbps, WMA (48-192kbps), and AAC (16-320 kbps) formats are supported. You can browse content by Genre, Location, Recommended, Favorites, or Keyword search. The unit will automatically save up to 20 of the most recently played stations.


    Once the Integrated CD/Network Receiver is registered with your Pandora account, you can listen to the automated music recommendation and Internet Radio service. You can create up to 100 personalized radio stations. You can sort tracks within these radio stations. You can skip up to 6 tracks that are being played back within 1 hour. You can also thumbs-up/thumbs-down and bookmark tracks. In Pandora, you can search for the track name or artist name using "keyword" searches. When the search is complete, tracks that have a similar rhythm or sound are streamed.
    Spotify Spotify is a digital music service that gives you on-demand access to one of the largest music libraries in the world (over 15 million tracks and counting). Spotify makes it easier than ever to discover, manage, and share music with your friends. You can browse music by artist, album, track, or most popular; and create your own music library with customized playlists. A Spotify Premium subscription is required.
    SiriusXM SiriusXM Internet Radio lets you listen to over 120 channels of commercial-free music, talk radio, news, sports, entertainment, and more.

    Firmware Updates: Using the receiver's network/internet connection, you can check for & update the latest firmware from the online Marantz server.

    iPod/iPhone Integration

    AirPlay Certified: The Marantz M-CR610 Integrated CD/Network Receiver is compatible with iTunes' AirPlay technology. With AirPlay, the device can connect wirelessly to any AirPlay-enabled Apple device. This allows you to stream music wirelessly from your iPod touch, iPhone, iPad, or your computer's (Mac or PC) iTunes library; via your WiFi network.

    • iTunes Streaming: The M-CR610 Integrated CD/Network Receiver is able to streaming audio from your computer's iTunes account AirPlay technology. When connected to the same network as a computer running iTunes, the M-CR610 can appear as an output option in the pop-up menu at the bottom of the iTunes window. You can then browse your iTunes collection on your computer & stream music to the Marantz Integrated CD/Network Receiver.
    • Apple Device Streaming: AirPlay also lets you wirelessly stream music and music apps stored on your iPod touch, iPhone, or iPad to the Marantz M-CR610. So there's no need to dock your Apple device, unless you want to charge it. Using the Apple Remote App (Free download from iTunes) on your iPod touch, iPhone, or iPad and your wireless home network, you don't even need to be in the same room as the components or your computer to play, pause, skip, and stop the songs in your iTunes music library. You will even see the iTunes music information, including your track titles & artist info on your Apple device.
    Note: AirPlay requires iTunes 10.1 or later & iPod touch (3rd/4th/5th gen), iPhone (3GS/4/4S/5), iPad (1/2/3/4), or iPad mini with iOS 4.3 or later. Wi-Fi network is also required.

    iPod/iPhone Connectivity: You can also connect your Apple iPod, iPhone, iPad to the Integrated CD/Network Receiver's front- or rear-panel USB (type-A) port via the Dock- or Lightning-cable that came with your Apple device.

    • Audio Playback: The unit supports audio playback of music stored on your iPod/iPhone, as well as from music apps streamed to your iPod/iPhone.
    • Music Navigation: You can choose to operate your connected iPod/iPhone from the M-CR610's front-panel controls, remote control, or from your iPod/iPhone's clickwheel or touchscreen. The Marantz M-CR610 lets you browse by Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, Podcast, Genre, Composer, or Audiobook. It also offers Play/Pause, Stop, Skip/Back, Repeat, & Random functions.
    • Music Information: The Marantz Integrated CD/Network Receiver will display Track #, Elapsed playing time; as well as Song, Artist, & Album name from stored music (not music apps). You can also choose to view the music information on your iPod or iPhone.
    • Charging: The M-CR610 will charge (5V/1A) your connected iPod or iPhone when the Integrated CD/Network Receiver is powered on or in standby mode.

    iPod Compatibility Chart: The Marantz M-CR610 Integrated CD/Network Receiver is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible & supports the following iPod and iPhone model features (as of 9/17/2013):

    Apple Device Generation Tested Version Connection Type Media Type Control Type Display Type Charge
    AirPlay USB Audio Video Remote iPod/iPhone Song/Artist Text Track Info
    iPad  1 5.1.1 Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y N
    2 6.1.3 Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y N
    3 6.1.3 Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y N
    4 6.1.3 Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y N
    mini 6.1.3 Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    iPhone 2G 3.1.3 N Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    3G 4.2.1 N Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    3GS 5.1.1 Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    4 6.1.3 Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    4S 6.1.3 Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    5 6.1.4 Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    touch 1st 2.2.1 N Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    2nd 4.2.1 N Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    3rd 5.1.1 Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    4th 6.1.3 Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    5th 6.1.3 Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    nano 1st 1.3.1 N Y Y N Y N Y Y Y
    2nd 1.1.3 N Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    3rd 1.1.3 N Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    4th 1.0.4 N Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    5th 1.0.2 N Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    6th 1.2PC N Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    7th 1.02 PC N Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    classic 80GB 1.1.2 N Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    120GB 2.0.1 N Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    160GB 2.0.4 N Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    video 5th 1.3 N Y Y N Y N Y Y Y
    Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may need to reset the device and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If this doesn't work, you may need to wait until a newer software update is available.

    CD & USB Playback

    Disc Compatibility (MP3/WMA support): The Marantz M-CR610 features a built-in CD player that supports playback of CD-Audio, CD-Text, and CD-R/RW discs (12cm or 8cm). The built-in CD player supports playback of MP3 (32-320 kbps; 32-48kHz) and WMA (64-192 kbps; 32-48kHz) audio files recorded onto CD-R/RW discs in ISO9660 level 1 format. The unit can recognize up to 256 folders, with a total of 512 folders and files.

    Dual USB Ports: The Marantz M-CR610 is equipped with a front- and rear-panel USB (type-A) port for easy, direct connection of a USB Mass Storage Class (MSC) device or USB Media Transfer Protocol (MTP) device with audio files; such as your Android smartphone/tablet or USB thumbdrive. The front-panel USB (type-A) port supports playback of MP3, WMA, AAC, WAV, & FLAC audio files recorded in FAT 16 or FAT 32 onto a USB (MSC/MTP) device. The unit can recognize up to 500 folder and 5,000 files.

    Compatible Audio Formats Sampling Frequencies Bit Rate/Depth Extension
    WMA (Windows Media Audio) 32/44.1/48 kHz 48-192 kbps .wma
    MP3 (MPEG-1 Audio Layer-3) 32/44.1/48 kHz 32-320 kbps .mp3
    WAV 32/44.1/48/88.2/96/176.4/192 kHz 16-bit .wav
    MPEG-4 AAC 32/44.1/48 kHz 16-320 kbps .aac/.m4a/.mp4
    FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec) 32/44.1/48/88.2/96/176.4/192 kHz 16/24-bit .flac
    ALAC 32/44.1/48/88.2/96 kHz 16/24-bit .m4a
    Note: USB devices that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the unit's USB port (5V/1A).

    Playback Modes:  You can control music playback from the Integrated CD/Network Receiver & remote control. The Marantz M-CR610 features Repeat, Random, and Program playback modes.

    • Repeat: Track, Folder, or All
    • Random: All, Folder
    • Program: Up to 25 track can be programmed.

    Song/Artist Information: The unit also supports ID3-Tag (ver.1.x/2.x) and META tag information so song title, artist name, album name can be displayed on the unit's front-panel display.

    Audio & Tuner Section

    Digital Amplifier Technology: There are four 25-watt digital amplifiers that deliver clear audio with lowest distortion, and the amplifier section can be configured a number of ways. You can connect a single pair of speakers, and the system can output 50-watts per channel. You can also connect a pair of bi-amp compatible speakers. In addition, you can connect two pairs of speakers for different rooms with the ability to have one or both pairs operational at the same time (same source in both rooms).

    • Stereo Bi-Amp Operation: A bi-amp connection is possible with speakers that have two set of inputs by combining the receiver's A & B speaker connections. This allows you to drive the treble and bass drivers of a speaker with separate amplifier channels, which enables better sound quality.
    • A & B Speakers: Speaker A & B mode allows for two pair of loudspeakers in different rooms with the same source playing in both. With the output of Speaker A fixed, the audio level of Speaker B can be adjusted within the range of -6 dB to +6 dB.

    Audio Settings: Independent Bass (100Hz) & Treble (10kHz) adjustments (+/-10dB) emphasize low and high frequencies. The Dynamic Bass Boost (DBB) function emphasizes the system's bass output by +8dB around 100Hz. Source Direct (S.Direct) provides playback of audio in its original form, without any tone processing.

    Audio Inputs: The Marantz M-CR610 Integrated CD/Network Receiver is fitted with analog (stereo RCA) & digital (optical) audio inputs to connect to connect to a variety of home audio devices.

    • Analog Audio Inputs: The Marantz M-CR610 features two sets of gold-plated stereo analog RCA inputs to connect your external analog audio devices, such as a game system or Tape deck.
    • Digital Audio Input: The M-CR610 features an optical (toslink) digital input to connect your external digital audio device; such as your Blu-ray player, cable/satellite receiver, or TV. This digital input will only support 2ch linear PCM signals (not Dolby Digital/DTS).

    Audio Outputs: The Marantz M-CR610 Integrated CD/Network Receiver features binding post speaker terminals, a single subwoofer output, and a front-panel headphone jack.

    • Binding Post Speaker Terminals: The Integrated CD/Network Receiver is fitted with four binding post speaker terminals which will accept bar wire, pin-connectors, and banana plugs (dual or single). The receiver will support a pair of 6- to 8-ohm speakers.
    • Subwoofer Output: The Marantz M-CR610 features a mono-RCA subwoofer output to connect a powered subwoofer for added bass response.
    • Audio Output: A stereo audio outputs lets you connect the M-CR610 to an external integrated amplifier.
    • Headphone Jack: When headphones are plugged into the 3.5mm headphone jack on the front-panel, all the speakers are automatically muted.

    Speaker Setup: The M-CR610's Speaker Setup menu lets you match your speakers and their location to the Marantz Integrated CD/Network Receiver. Five types of settings can be selected. A different setting can be selected for Speaker A & B.

    • Response 1: Cuts low frequencies of 60 Hz or under by -12dB/oct.
    • Response 2: Cuts low frequencies of 100 Hz or under by -12dB/oct.
    • Response 3: Cuts low frequencies of 60 Hz or under by -12dB/oct. Also, raises the 400 Hz region by 3 dB.
    • Response 4: Cuts low frequencies of 100 Hz or under by -12dB/oct. Also, raises the 400 Hz region by 3 dB.
    • Flat: The crossover is set to flat. This enhances bass frequencies when speakers are placed directly on furniture or on a rack.

    AM/FM Tuner: The Marantz M-CR610 is equipped with a built-in AM/FM tuner with excellent sensitivity to pull in those weaker signals. You can store up to 50 of your favorite AM/FM radio stations. You can do this manually, or have the integrated receiver do it automatically for you. You can give each preset station (up to 50) an 8-character name, so it can be easily indentified. The Marantz M-CR610 comes with an external AM loop antenna and external FM wire antenna. The unit features spring-clip terminals for the AM antenna and a push-on coaxial connector for the FM antenna.

    Convenience Features

    Compact Aluminum Cabinet: The Marantz M-CR610 features a stylish, compact, high-gloss black cabinet. At just 11.5" (w) x 4.4375" (h) x 12.5" (d), the Marantz M-CR610 fits almost anywhere.

    Favorites: The Favorite function allows you to register your favorite broadcast stations and files in a Favorite List in advance, so that you can recall them and listen to those stations or files whenever you want. You can register Internet radio stations, music server files, and tuner presets as favorites (up to 50).

    Organic Electroluminescence Display (OELD): The Marantz M-CR610 uses a high-contrast, 3-line organic electroluminescence display (OELD). The display's brightness can be set to 100%, 75%, 50%, 25%, or Off.

    Auto Clock Adjust: When this unit is connected to the Internet, the current time is set automatically.

    Sleep Timer: Use t his function to automatically switch the unit's power to the standby mode after a specific amount of time. The sleep timer can be set up to 90 minutes, in steps of 10 minutes.

    Auto Standby: This unit will automatically enter the Standby Mode after approximately 30 continuous minutes of no operation.

    Last Function Memory: This function store the settings which were made before going into the standby mode. When the power is turned back one, the settings are restored.

    Remote Control

    Simple Remote Control: The Marantz M-CR610 includes an IR remote control for wireless operation of the Integrated CD/Network Receiver, Internet Radio, online music services, stored music files on your computer, and a connected iPod/iPhone.

    Marantz HiFi Remote App: The Marantz Remote App (from Apple's App Store or Google Play) lets you control the Marantz network CD receiver using your Apple iOS (7.0+) or Android (4.0+) device. This free-to-download app allows you to operate the network audio player using your mobile device's touchscreen, giving you complete control over playback functions & source selection. You can even search your network source's music libraries from your Apple iOS or Android device.

    • Basic Functions: Control basic functions of the network CD receiver like power, volume, input, and settings.
    • Music Browsing: From the app on your Apple iOS or Android devices, you can easily browse and navigate through your network music services or personal digital music collection with ease; and at the same time view "Now Playing' information and cover art all on a single screen.
    • Create Playlists: The app on your smartphone or table, even lets you build your own personal music playlists on the fly with the ability to Drag & Drop files into your queue from your music server or music files on your mobile device. You can then save your queue as a playlist for easy recall.

    Web Control: You can control this unit from a web control screen on a web browser of your Windows PC. The M-CR610 and your PC must be connected to the same home network.

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    Q & A

    Customer Q&A

    12 questions already asked

    Any turntable with a built-in phono preamp will be compatible. Mine is paired with the Marantz TT42P. [ ROHIT  Aug 10, 2015 ]
    The turntable has to have built-in phono preamp to connect to this unit. It would connect to the RCA input. [ James  Aug 10, 2015 ]
    You need to buy a phono preamp and connect it to the analog input. However I found the M-CR610 to have very poor sound quality and would advise against buying it. [ A  Aug 08, 2015 ]
    And to be clear, the ITunes music was coming out through the stereo speakers and the different YouTube music was coming through the laptop speakers. [ Kenneth  Jun 30, 2015 ]
    I just did this with the M-CR610 playing music from ITunes on my Mac Air using Airplay with the Music Server selection on the receiver. Then I navigated to Youtube in Safari and played other music there through the laptop. Both played simultaneously. So, if you were using a desktop for a server and had it located in another part of the house, local music operations should be independent of what is going out through Airplay. [ Kenneth  Jun 29, 2015 ]
    Unfortunately the unit is not set up to do that directly. [ Lyle  Jun 19, 2015 ]
    In addition to my previous response, keep in mind that some of the "air play" speakers may need power so, when looking, if you don't have power where the speaker is going to be, be sure that whatever you get includes some sort of battery. [ James  Jun 09, 2015 ]
    As long as you purchase "apple air play" speakers you should be OK (given that you have ample wi-fi coverage where the speakers are and your player is also withing the same network. As far as a speaker recommendation, speakers are the one thing that you should not scrimp on. With today's technology, most Merantz components will recreate decent sound; however, it is harder for the speakers to reproduce the sound. Speaker technology has not made any great leaps in technology so there is where you should spend your money. Here is a speaker that received one 5-star review and from the looks of it, it should be amazing: This is the Klipsch StadiumT Wireless powered speaker system with Apple® AirPlay® and Bluetooth aptX® . [ James  Jun 09, 2015 ]
    Yes, you can either turn on the A or B speakers or both simultaneously. I have speakers that allow for bi-wiring and use the A and B turned on together to run the two power streams. When you turn on both sets of speakers it cuts the effective wattage in half relative to running only either the A and B. The A and B option is easy to select. There is a remote that comes with the amp that chooses the A/B combination (bottom right on the remote). The amp has a digital display and when you punch the remote it tells you what is turned on as it cycles through the options. [ Kenneth  Jun 29, 2015 ]
    This product was ridiculously difficult to use horrible interface I gave it away. [ DOUG  Mar 25, 2015 ]
    you can listen to A or B or A and B using remote [ Kismet  Mar 24, 2015 ]
    You can listen to "A" OR "B" OR "A + B" [ Scott  Mar 23, 2015 ]
    You can listen to one set (A), another set (B) or both at the same time (A+B). I hooked up my marantz to one set of indoor speakers and another set on the deck. This works very well. [ Jaroslaw  Mar 23, 2015 ]
    I tried this this weekend on the M-CR610 I bought. It does not appear to do this; on restart play starts from the beginning of the CD. [ Robert  Dec 14, 2014 ]
    I don't know about a reset button but the unit seems to resume where it was when I turn it off. At least it resumes on the same station. [ charles  Dec 13, 2014 ]
    Sorry I don't know. I purchased this as a Christmas gift for a family member and haven't used it yet. [ Lyle  Dec 09, 2014 ]
    It does not, at least on the test I performed. [ Mitchell  Dec 08, 2014 ]
    Not certain about bluetooth streaming. However, I play my music through my home network to the Marantz. I open up itunes and can actually turn on the stereo and adjust volume and equalization with my music all from my laptop. The equalizer I use is the one that is part of itunes. [ DANIEL  Dec 10, 2014 ]
    This receiver does well with the internet radio stations- you can select them through the phone app as well as on the unit. I have an Android, so I have not used Airplay- so cannot comment. We listen to Sirius everyday on this unit. It drives our kitchen and outdoor speakers very nicely. There is no bluetooth- there is a USB input you could use. regards [ Kismet  Dec 10, 2014 ]
    OK, I tried to install the amazon prime player. Works great! 600 songs from albums I've bought over the years were right there & they play very well! Until my son grabbed the phone and started to play Lord of the Rings games... I have mine hooked up to my netgear wireless router with an ethernet cable. My Buffalo raid media server is also connected to the router. in airplay I select the Marantz, either from laptop, iPad or iPhone. There was no real set-up. plug and play. airplay just saw it and I was off and running. I use a pair of JBL Control One's. They sound good & really fill our space. [ C-J-N  Dec 09, 2014 ]
    Marantz has a great app I use on my iphone 5. This allows me access my media networked hard drive where my music exists and a huge wealth of internet stations. Additionally when I play YouTube videos or other content I select this marantz as the source from the iPhone. Very happy with it. Very initiative. Easy setup. I love this device for music. I didn't want a tv surround system, so I went with this unit. I ought to try and access my amazon content & see if it works. [ C-J-N  Dec 09, 2014 ]
    I'm using a mini 3, iOS 8.1.1 and it works fine using Airplay. Make sure you have the Marantz selected in Airplay in the Control Center. [ Mitchell  Dec 08, 2014 ]
    The definitive technology aw6500 outdoor speakers with some audio quest cables Sounds great on the deck and down at the fire pit 50 yards away [ STEVE  Aug 25, 2014 ]
    Klipsch RB 600 speakers and Martin Logan Dynamo 300 subwoofer. They sound fantastic! [ Scott  Aug 07, 2014 ]
    I am using vintage Klipsch Chorus ll. Lots of power sound great. [ J MICHAEL  Aug 05, 2014 ]
    JBL Control1 [ C-J-N  Aug 04, 2014 ]
    Klipsh 75W - 8ohm, RB-25. [ Jerome  Aug 03, 2014 ]
    Shelf speakers KEF Q300. The largest shelf speakers KEF makes. It's an excellent match. [ Jaroslaw  Aug 02, 2014 ]
    Ascend Acoustics Sierra-1 and they sound pretty good [ Phillip  Aug 02, 2014 ]
    Dali Zensor 1, small bookshelf speakers in medium sized room. Great bass with no subwoofer. [ Theodore  Aug 02, 2014 ]
    Using it in a relatively small room, an office, with Infinity Beta 10 speakers. [ Peter  Aug 02, 2014 ]
    Boston Acoustic M25 bookshelf speakers. It sounds amazing!!! Crisp, clean, deep sound! [ MICHAEL C  Aug 02, 2014 ]
    I'm using the Bose 301 Series V speakers. They are a great match for the Marantz you are considering. The sound is really, really good! [ DANIEL  Aug 02, 2014 ]
    I return the Marantz. [ ROB  Aug 02, 2014 ]
    @ A JI am sorry I don't think I am enough qualified to answer to your question.What I can tell you is the Marantz M-cr610 is compact, look nice.I use it for listening the music, radio, cd. The distribution and power is enough for the whole living room (400 sq/ft). The bad point is some time there is a delay to connect internet radio stations/also for tuner stations.Other wise for the price and my use, I am satisfied with it.I just want to add, the Crutchfield team is GREAT.I will purchased with them again.I hope the review will help you in your choice.ErwanPs; sorry for my english. [ ERWAN  May 31, 2014 ]
    I am using the M-CR610 to power two full size, unpowered Klipsh (75 Watt speakers) in bi-amp mode and it works great. This is a system that is on the smaller side, but I would not consider it mini. [ Jerome  May 29, 2014 ]
    Not sure I understand your question so ask again if this doesnt help. It has line outs for 4 speakers. We dont need a preamp with this unit. We are running two klipsch bookshelf speakers with it and never run it anywhere near full volume. [ Kismet  May 29, 2014 ]
    I connected mine to a denon receiver that way and it works just fineit is about the same perceived level previous cd player connected that way. [ JOSEPHUS VAN  May 28, 2014 ]
    I don't know specifics regarding the voltage, but can tell you that you will need a pre-amplifier, as the line out does not run through the Marantz pre-amp...IE no volume control. I use the Marantz in a small room with a pair of tube amps and bookshelf speakers. I needed to insert a pre-amp/volume control between the Marantz line out and the amps. I use a Pro-Ject Prebox S, which works very nicely. [ NEAL  May 28, 2014 ]
    I returned this product, so I will not be able to answer this question. Sorry, Rob [ ROB  May 28, 2014 ]
    If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: Or try our online support center: [ Krissy  Apr 15, 2014 ]  Staff
    Sorry, we are only driving two speakers right now. There are only four connections for speakers, though. Just use the wattage to figure about driving 4. best KRC [ Kismet  Feb 11, 2014 ]
    I have owned the M-CR610 for a couple of months and I'm extremely pleased with the sound quality, build quality and ability to access music from almost every conceivable source. However I believe it supports only 4 speaker and one subwoofer connectors which would not meet your 5 speaker requirement. I would look for a proper 5.1 receiver to drive your speakers. It will give you more flexibility in how the music should be presented and not lock you into just stereo sounds from 5 speakers. [ CHRISTOPHER  Feb 10, 2014 ]
    I bought this unit recently. It seems to be designed to drive 2 pairs of speakers. There is also a sub-woofer capacity. Overall it is a really nice unit, sounds great with a pair of jbl control 1. Setup was very easy. [ C-J-N  Feb 10, 2014 ]
    I'm not a true audiophile but you should be able to drive 4 speakers no problem suspect your 5th speaker is not a sub so I'm not sure how to connect it for a stereo effect [ Richard  Feb 09, 2014 ]
    Hi Harlan, Well, the unit has 2 speaker outputs on channel A and 2 speaker outputs on channel B. Each speaker gets 25 watts RMS if you are running 4 speakers, using A and B at the same time. As far as your 5th speaker, maybe there is a way to split one of the speaker wires to go to 2 speakers instead of one. I'm not certain how that would work though. Good luck! [ DANIEL  Feb 09, 2014 ]
    For background music this unit might be somewhat of an overkill. It can drive two set of speakers, A and B, in two different rooms simultaneously. It can also drive a sub-woofer. In my opinion, for your purposes, you should look at 5.2 A/V network receiver [ Peter  Feb 09, 2014 ]
    Four speakers, A and B channels. I have not been able to connect receiver to network yet or to hard drive. Complicated. [ JEFFREY S  Feb 09, 2014 ]
    I don't think this would work well. There are only hookups for 4 speakers. [ Jaroslaw  Feb 09, 2014 ]
    Will this unit drive a pair of wireless speakers? [ C-J-N  Jan 02, 2014 ]
    Sorry I didn't try all functions yet. So far I very please, It is compact, nice design,easy to use and powerful. I recommande it. [ ERWAN  Dec 13, 2013 ]
    Hi Jack. It doesn't look like we've heard back form any of the owners, but I suspect that this should work. The streaming should continue as a background application when you pull up the remote app. [ Jeff  Dec 11, 2013 ]  Staff