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This package includes the Marantz MCR510 Melody Stream and the Monitor Audio Bronze BX2.
Marantz MCR510 MELODY STREAM
Boasting a fully fledged streamer, including Apple AirPlay, plus a powerful amp all within a sleek casing, the Marantz MCR510 delivers it all.
QUALITY SOUND FROM A CLASS-LEADING PLAYER
As you'd expect from this multi-award-winning company, the Marantz MCR510 is a superior sounding mini system. A far higher than average 60 watts (at 6 ohms) per channel gives it greater punch and depth of bass than many of its rivals. Added to this, the digital amplification uses less power than a conventional amplifier giving you the best of both worlds.
FULLY FLEDGED STREAMER WITH WI-FI
As standard, the Marantz MCR510 Melody Streamer is equipped with AirPlay. If you have an iPod Touch, iPhone or iPad then AirPlay wireless connectivity is guaranteed. Alternatively, if you use a PC, Mac or laptop with iTunes and home wi-fi hub connectivity then you'll also be able to stream music from this, too. Whatever the source, wireless music streaming from iTunes gives you a massive choice of material to listen to; and it's all done wire-free! Alternatively, connect up to your home network and enjoy accessing Internet radio; giving the choice of thousands of radio stations from around the world. You'll also find support for music streaming services Spotify and last.fm. Thanks to DLNA certification, you can also stream music from your PC or NAS (Network Attached Storage) system, allowing the Marantz to control and playback your whole library of music. All this can be done by using either the Ethernet port or the built-in Wi-Fi.
WIDE RANGE OF CONNECTIONS INCLUDING DIGITAL INPUT
New to this year's model is an optical digital input. This is ideal for connecting up your Freeview TV but can also be used for other digital sources. The digital input could also give your components a boost in sound quality as you'll be using the quality DAC (Digital to Analogue Convertor) within the Marantz rather than the source. In addition to this, the MCR510 Melody Stream also boasts USB sockets at both the front and rear. Use the front for your Apple iOS portable device, and enjoy charging, too. An RCA analogue input completes the comprehensive range of socketry.
SPEAKERS, HEADPHONES AND SUB - THE MCR510 HAS THEM ALL COVERED
The Marantz Melody Stream comes with high quality speaker connections that accept 4mm banana plugs. Should you fancy more bass, then an active subwoofer can easily by connected by the RCA sub output. A headphone socket is conveniently located at the front.
SIMPLE YET STYLISH
With a choice of all-black or a unique black and white combo, the MCR510 stands out from the crowd. The gloss finish and curved edges give it a solidity of style that's very unusual with this type of system. For a minimalist appearance, Marantz have limited the button count to a minimum. You can control the Melody Stream via the supplied remote control or by an application for your Smartphone - Apple or Android.
A streaming sensation yet still sleek and stylish, the Marantz MCR510 is hard to beat.
Monitor Audio Bronze BX2
"Stereo speaker Product of the Year, Awards 2010. The BX2s are quite an achievement and some of the most engaging speakers you can buy at this money." What Hi-Fi Sound & Vision magazine.
The Monitor Audio Bronze BX2 is one of the finest speakers in its class - and has the reviews to prove it!
The new C-CAM (Ceramic Coated Aluminium Magnesium) gold dome tweeter has an extended frequency response that now stretches to beyond 30 kHz. Whilst this may be well above our audible spectrum it does have a positive effect on the sound; lower notes that we can hear aren't compressed downwards or harmonically compromised. In short, the treble response is smooth, sweet and detailed. Matching this refined tweeter unit is a similarly impressive woofer. The highly developed C-CAM bass and mid-range integrates smoothly with the treble to give life-like vocals and a powerful, rhythmic bass response. For a fairly compact speaker you'll also find surprising bass weight with the BX2.
Another technically impressive feature is the woofer fixing. Rather than being bolted to the front baffle, through-bolt construction ensures isolation from the main cabinet and therefore a less coloured sound. The cabinet itself is highly rigid and features HiVe II port technology. This exhausts the air from the cabinet as quickly as possible to give a faster and more dynamic bass response.
Finished in classic black, the Bronze BX2 blends perfectly with most other electronics and speakers you may have. The Bronze range is also finished to the standards of much more expensive speakers. For example, the grille is magnetically attached and there are no exposed driver bolts once the grille is removed.
Make no mistake, the Monitor Audio BX2 stands at the top of its class.