Marantz MCR603 (Black) Streaming Mini System EXC Speakers

Marantz MCR603 (Black)

Streaming Mini System EXC Speakers

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The Marantz MCR603 Melody Media brings together their popular mini system with the latest in streaming music technology.

At first sight, the Melody Media MCR603 looks like other Marantz mini systems. This is no bad thing when you consider how highly rated systems such as the MCR502 are. Where rivals offer around 20 watts of power the Marantz doubles this with a power output of 40 watts (8 ohms). This gives it far greater punch and depth of bass than many of its rivals. Another advantage of that extra power is that it gives you the opportunity to have an extra pair of speakers in another room or bi-amp your system for an even more expansive sound. Added to this, the digital amplification uses digital filters to tailor the sound to your personal preference.

Marantz make some of the best CD players, so it's little surprise to find the MCR603 comes equipped with a superior quality deck. Furthermore, it will also play MP3 and WMA music files. Coupled with this is a front-mounted USB socket that's perfect for plugging in your iPod, MP3 player or other digital media device. A choice of DAB, DAB+ or FM gives you access to a wide range of local and national stations.

Impressive stuff so far, but dig a little deeper and you'll see a whole range of hidden benefits. The MCR603 is one of the first hi-fi systems that's compatible with Apple AirPlay. With optional AirPlay you can send your stored music on your iPhone or iPod Touch straight to the hi-fi - no dock or cables required! With an Ethernet connection you can also connect the M-CR603 to your home network hub and enjoy a wide range of advantages. Accessing Internet radio gives the choice of thousands of radio stations from around the world. Napster is also supported, meaning that you never need buy another CD again! 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.

It's not just in sound quality and features where the Marantz tramples it competitors, but in terms of looks, too. The smoothly contoured aluminium case is perfectly set off by the gloss black lid. Thanks to intuitively grouped controls, such style doesn't come at the expense of ease of use, either.

For a mini system that makes the most of both old and new music formats, the MCR603 is the consummate all-rounder.

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*Click here for full details of the FREE Apple AirPlay upgrade offer.

The Marantz MCR603 Melody Media brings together their popular mini system with the latest in streaming music technology.

At first sight, the Melody Media MCR603 looks like other Marantz mini systems. This is no bad thing when you consider how highly rated systems such as the MCR502 are. Where rivals offer around 20 watts of power the Marantz doubles this with a power output of 40 watts (8 ohms). This gives it far greater punch and depth of bass than many of its rivals. Another advantage of that extra power is that it gives you the opportunity to have an extra pair of speakers in another room or bi-amp your system for an even more expansive sound. Added to this, the digital amplification uses digital filters to tailor the sound to your personal preference.

Marantz make some of the best CD players, so it's little surprise to find the MCR603 comes equipped with a superior quality deck. Furthermore, it will also play MP3 and WMA music files. Coupled with this is a front-mounted USB socket that's perfect for plugging in your iPod, MP3 player or other digital media device. A choice of DAB, DAB+ or FM gives you access to a wide range of local and national stations.

Impressive stuff so far, but dig a little deeper and you'll see a whole range of hidden benefits. The MCR603 is one of the first hi-fi systems that's compatible with Apple AirPlay. With optional AirPlay you can send your stored music on your iPhone or iPod Touch straight to the hi-fi - no dock or cables required! With an Ethernet connection you can also connect the M-CR603 to your home network hub and enjoy a wide range of advantages. Accessing Internet radio gives the choice of thousands of radio stations from around the world. Napster is also supported, meaning that you never need buy another CD again! 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.

It's not just in sound quality and features where the Marantz tramples it competitors, but in terms of looks, too. The smoothly contoured aluminium case is perfectly set off by the gloss black lid. Thanks to intuitively grouped controls, such style doesn't come at the expense of ease of use, either.

For a mini system that makes the most of both old and new music formats, the MCR603 is the consummate all-rounder.
Brand Marantz
Colour Black
Dimensions WxHxD (mm) 38 x 36 x 21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from a must have i have this and my mp3s sound amazing and it is so easy to set up from out the box i use jamo speakers as they tend to be more bass but don't miss out on this fabulous piece of kit or if money is no problem get the 610. this unit the 603 beats the denon and the pioneer get the best
Date published: 2014-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great value piece of kit Excellent in every respect. Not only looks the part but sounds it too. Have just linked it to TV sound as well...very effective.
Date published: 2013-10-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent sound but that easy to set up. I have been considering buying this unit for some time now and was disappointed that it was difficult to set up. I had assumed that in this day and age it would be a wifi connection but found that I needed to hard wire it with an Ethernet cable to my router which is some distance from where I will listen to my music. I now have to incur further expense to relocate the router and thus far I have no internet connection.
Date published: 2013-09-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from No brainier purchase Am only currently using the CD and USB connection with IPad, but the sound quality of this unit ( paired with a second hand pair of Epos speakers) is, for the price, astounding. I cannot recommend this product highly enough.
Date published: 2013-09-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolute steal for the quality I purchased an MCR 603 about 2 1/2 years ago with Wharfedale 10.1s to replace a separates / floorstander setup that wouldn't fit in my new flat. Since then it has been an absolutely faultless and pleasing lounge companion. The quality of it is absolutely top notch with great DAB and FM tuners, free airplay upgrade and more than adequate 40wpc (especially with a monitor audio ref 100 looking after the bottom end). My only gripe is the lack of wifi out of the box but that was seen to with a £15 router in bridging mode. It looks like a £500+ system and sounds like a £500+ system. At the current price, you really can't go wrong
Date published: 2013-08-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product I purchased the Marantz MCR603 to replace a similar but much older Denon system. I run it with Monitor Audio BX 2's. It sounds great for CD, Internet radio, Airplay, and apple lossless streaming from my pc running iTunes. At 40 watts it more than fills a large room. Very clever bit of kit, looks great, is compact, just one step down from seperates.
Date published: 2013-07-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An excellent product I have been very satisfied with this unit. Every aspect - CD, FM, DAB, streaming - is of excellent quality and the sound is good through my Mission MX-1s. The only problem I have experienced is that the RadioMarantz entry (amongst others) has disappeared from the Internet Radio on-screen menu, leaving only Recently Played and Search entries. I can still get to all the internet radio stations I need and, compared with network problems I have experienced with Philips Streamium and Roku Soundbridge media players in the past, is a minor irritation. Indeed, I suspect it is a network/router issue rather than the MCR-603 itself. I am considering buying a second unit to put in another room and would certainly recommend this to anyone.
Date published: 2013-06-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An excellent product which I am extremely pleased with. I was looking for a single mini unit to replace my old separates system. After much deliberation I chose the marantz MCR603 over the Onkyo CRN755 as it offered a higher output wattage, AirPlay, being a bit shorter in length fitted my shelf, and it was much better looking. Setup of the unit was very easy, it's simple to operate, effortlessly drives my Mission 760i speakers, the Internet radio is brilliant, the DAB radio, CD player also work perfectly. The best hifi equipment I have ever bought. I give it my full recommendation.
Date published: 2013-06-23
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Products must be brand new, boxed, carry a comparable guarantee and be in stock at time of purchase. Richer Sounds price used to compare will be net of any voucher / trade in discounts.
T&Cs apply

Buy now, pay later available
on purchases over £500

We offer 6 month interest free options. Call or ask in-store for details

For purchases over £500, pay a 10% deposit now and the balance in 6 months. Pay the balance in full before the end of the 6 months and there is no interest to pay whatsoever, just a one-off settlement fee of £29. Find out more

 Disabled assistance

All products that are available to purchase on the Richer Sounds website can be delivered free to blind, partially sighted or those with a disability.

Please contact web after sales for more info.
For delivery of in-store only deals, please contact your local store for more details.
T&Cs apply - see our delivery page.