Marantz has launched the new Marantz Melody M-CR412 Hi-Fi CD Receiver today.

Hot on the heels of the Marantz Melody X, the company has just announced the Melody M-CR412. The compact hi-fi system boasts CD playback, FM/DAB+ radio, and built-in Bluetooth, all for under £450.

Built on the recently introduced Melody X Network CD Receiver (M-CR612), the new Melody Hi-Fi CD Receiver (M-CR412) is crafted with the same “superior materials” whilst maintaining the same small footprint.

Maximum power is rated at 2x 60 Watts, which is enough for most living rooms while quality shouldn’t be an issue as the new player borrows parts and developments taken from the company’s premium hi-fi components.

Thanks to four channels of high-efficiency, low-distortion digital audio amplification, you can connect two pairs of loudspeakers and drive them with independent volume control for each pair. You can even use the diminutive Melody CD receiver in bi-amping mode.

Additionally, the Melody is fully compatible with even demanding speakers, including 4-ohm models.

Connectivity is further bolstered by a USB-A input that supports high-resolution music playback of WAV/FLAC/AIFF (192kHz/24bit)/ALAC (96kHz/24bit), and DSD (2.8/5.6MHz).

Melody M-CR412 will take your digital TV or cable/satellite set-top box and a Blu-ray or DVD player connection via either of the two digital audio inputs. Furthermore, the Melody can automatically wake when sensing an audio signal from your telly and can be programmed to work with a TV’s remote for volume, mute and source selection.

Finally, the Bluetooth connection enables you to squirt tunes wirelessly from your smart device.  


The Marantz Melody M-CR412 is available from June 15th in elegant black or classic silver-gold finishes for £449.


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