Visit our Business Solutions website >>

Marantz M-CR611 Melody Media

Marantz M-CR611 Melody Media
alaScore 90

221 reviews

Dec, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 221 reviews of Marantz M-CR611 Melody Media. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Audio Systems for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and design. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas reviews are divided on the reliability.

usability, price, design, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Audio Systems the Marantz M-CR611 Melody Media is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 221 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

Showing 209 review(s)

Expert Reviews User Reviews


Below is a list of reviews for this or similar products. If you think this grouping is wrong please click here to flag.
Read more on our FAQ’s page.
Showing 1 - 13 of 209 Show Reviews: in English | in other languages (22)

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Marantz M-CR611 Melody Media


alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Marantz M-CR611 Melody Media from The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Audio Systems on People are impressed by the usability.


100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Marantz M-CR611 Melody Media Network CD Receiver with DAB/DAB+ - Apple WhiteMarantz M-CR611 Melody Media Network CD Receiver with DAB/DAB+ - Apple White

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: What Hi-Fi? (

Marantz M-CR611 review


This box of tricks has all the features you want, but needs more sonic attack

Great functionality Smooth and forgiving Large scale Clean sound

A little too laid back dynamically Lacks attack

There’s no doubt that the M-CR611 is an extremely tempting buy based on its feature list alone, but we wish it had more sonic attack to back it up. Yes, it’s easy to listen to, but we want something more from it in order to hold our interest over...

Oct, 2015

Consumer review by: Manveru (

Great until it stopped working


I bought one year ago and was very satisfied with it, until the networking stopped working. It has great sound quality, nice features, however, access to some is quite messy. And it's really good looking! My problems started with the Spotify that...

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: Chris B (

Great connected mini system


Purchased to replace Denon mini system, it has great a sound, is louder than the Denon and much better connectivity.

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: Papa Mike (

Nice compact unit


Bought this to use my record deck with. Very easy to set up and internet radio is a bonus. Have put extra speakers in the dining room as it has the facility to have four speakers, nice feature being able to adjust volume separately. Great value.

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: KEM2 (

Great Spotify Server


The Marantz M-CR611 is a very good amplifier / CD player / FM & DAB tuner / Internet Radio and Spotify Server. Coupled with half-decent bookshelf speakers and the system created is very flexible and a great choice for domestic listening. Add a...

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: Simon1234321 (

Fantastic stereo


Love it, sounds superb (using monitor audio bronze speakers), has great features, easy to set up with iPhone. Internet radio is good , I use DLNA with a nas drive and airplay, optical connection to the tv. Just what I wanted, connects to everything and...

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: Jex Z (

Excellent value


Bought to replace a 15 year old Denon UD-M50 as I now listen almost exclusively to internet radio. Lovely to look at, loads of features, exactly what I wanted

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: Markt553 (

Just what I wanted


I've been looking at this system for weeks and finally went into store to see it. I took in my current system and a very helpful sales assistant demonstrated this system, along with my current system and also suggested another alternative. Once we had...

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: Pete19 (

Brilliant sound. Easy to setup and use.


Brilliant buy. Just wanted a cd player and radio but tbis does far more. Bought as a package with speakers. Only dissappointment was that it didnt come with any speaker cable.

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: Verlig (

Spoilt for choice


So many ways to play music. Connected up to my NAS and Spotify easily. The DAB picks up a range of stations and the internet radio is crazy, 70s rock from La Paz anyone? The cd is smooth and crisp. I was concerned about connecting up my ancient...

Dec, 2017

Product Specifications


Audio output channels:2.0
Frequency range:20 - 20000
Power output per channel (20-20KHz@8 Ohm):120
Pre-out connectivity: Yes
Receiver Type:Stereo
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR):90
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD):0.1


Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:Y
DLNA Certified: Yes

Energy Management

Power consumption (standby):0.3
Power consumption (typical):55

File formats

Audio formats supported:AAC, AIFF, ALAC, FLAC, MP3, WAV, WMA


AC (power) in: Yes
Audio (L,R) in:1
Digital audio optical in:2
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
USB ports quantity:2


Bluetooth: Yes
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes

Optical Drive

Disc types supported:CD, CD-R, CD-RW
Optical drive included: Yes
Optical Drive Type:CD Player


Audio (L,R) out:1
Headphone connectivity:6.3 mm
Headphone outputs:1


Power consumption (standby):0.3
Power consumption (typical):55


Internet radio: Yes
Internet radio services supported:Spotify, vTuner
Radio Data System (RDS): Yes
Supported bands:DAB, DAB+, FM
Supported radio bands:DAB,DAB+,FM


Card reader: No

Technical Details

AirPlay: Yes
Apple docking compatibility: No
Color of product:Black / Black, White
Handheld remote control: Yes


3D compatibility: No

Weight & Dimensions