Respected audio and video electronics manufacturer Marantz has introduced four products with Apple AirPlay music streaming capability via a feature upgrade. The quartet of network-capable audio/video components are the world’s first to include AirPlay capability. The feature allows users to easily stream music from their iTunes collections to their Marantz components with just the tap of a finger. It will be available in November via the Marantz website with an optional €49,- firmware upgrade.
Marantz’s AirPlay compatible products comprise the SR7005 A/V Receiver, AV7005 A/V Pre-amplifier, NA7004 Network Audio Player/Tuner and Melody Media (M-CR603) Networked CD Receiver.
Stream iTunes Music from PC or Mac to Home Entertainment Networks
With the incorporation of AirPlay on Marantz products, users can now open up their iTunes to a whole new experience, enjoying not only the ability to stream iTunes music from their PC or Mac on their home network, but access to artist information, album art and elapsed and remaining time. The inclusion of AirPlay capability on Marantz products has been made possible through the advanced networking technologies applied. AirPlay has previously only been available on products such as the Apple AirPort Express.
Noted Ken Ishiwata, brand ambassador of Marantz: “Marantz has always been at the forefront of every music packaged media playback, be it mono LP, stereo LP, CD and SACD. However people’s lifestyle and needs changed. Nowadays the use of iPod and iPhone is very popular and rapidly increasing. That is why it is quite a natural step for Marantz to make AirPlay possible on our products and we strongly believe this way of listening music will bring Marantz closer to people. AirPlay uses Apple’s lossless format and this allows high quality music playback from the Marantz systems. AirPlay adds yet another great dimension to the content enjoyment experience made possible through Marantz’s relationship with a variety of streaming partners. Our consumers, as well as valued retail partners, have always depended on Marantz brands for the most advanced innovations and leading-edge technologies that take the home entertainment experience to the next level and provide creative solutions for maximum enjoyment and flexibility”.
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