Marantz M-CR612 Network CD Receiver with HEOS, Bluetooth, and Voice Control

Model: MCR612/U1B UPC: 699927711658 Item: 173107

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Enjoy all your music from multiple sources in exquisite detail. The Marantz M-CR612 compact network CD receiver supports near limitless streaming platforms through AirPlay 2, Bluetooth, and HEOS connectivity. Connect your speakers to the M-CR612 through four high-efficiency digital audio amplifier channels and enjoy the most musical sound. With two optical digital inputs, directly connect the M-CR612 to your television for elevated sonic output through your other Hi-Fi components. The built-in disc player is compatible with music CDs, CD-R/CD-RW recordable and erasable discs, and is equipped with an AM/FM tuner. Control the M-CR612 with your voice and your favorite voice agent — Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and Apple Siri are all compatible for ultimate ease of use.

The Most Musical Sound

Engineered and extensively tuned by a team drawing on more than 65 years of Hi-Fi expertise, the M-CR612 provides exceptional performance for your audio collection. Whether digital or analog, enjoy the most musical sound from any source.

Elegant Design

The M-CR612 combines refined elegance and thoughtful design into a compact network CD receiver. Styled in a high-gloss black finish, the M-CR612 offers a beautiful look to complement its superb performance.

Digital Audio Amplifier Technology

Featuring four channels of high-efficiency, low-distortion digital audio amplification, easily configure the M-CR612 to drive two pairs of loudspeakers with independent volume control for each pair. Or, configure it to drive a single pair of speakers with double the output power, with the option to connect a pair of audiophile bi-amp compatible speakers. Additionally, the M-CR612 is fully compatible with low impedance speakers, including 4-ohm models.

Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Wireless Streaming with Dual Diversity Antennas

Featuring dual diversity antennas, the M-CR612 lets you stream your favorite audio tracks wirelessly via Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. The dual diversity antenna system ensures stable streaming even in congested urban environments, and the Wi-Fi function features 2.4GHz(11b/g/n), 5GHz(11a/n) technology for compatibility with the widest range of smart devices. The M-CR612 offers quick and easy push button Wi-Fi protected setup and simple iOS Wi-Fi sharing.

HEOS Multi-Room Streaming

Built-in HEOS technology lets you enjoy your favorite music in any room of your home for a wireless, whole-home audio experience. Play the same song in every room, or select a different song for each connected room — the choice is yours. Enjoy music from Spotify, TuneIn Internet Radio, Sound Cloud, Tidal, Napster, Deezer or your local music file libraries. With additional HEOS products like the HEOS speaker range or other HEOS-capable receivers, easily play all of your music in one room or many.

Supports Major Voice Control Agents

Enjoy effortless voice control and total flexibility from the leading voice agents. Speak commands with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant or Apple Siri. Ask to play your favorite music, turn the volume up, skip to the next track, switch inputs and more. Switch between voice agents, or pick a favorite to use — you’re in control. Functionality varies by voice agent.

AirPlay 2 + Apple Siri Voice Control

Stream audio from your favorite music services like Apple Music and Spotify or watch videos from services like YouTube and Netflix from any iPhone, iPad, Mac or Apple TV. Hear the audio perfectly synced to your speakers from AirPlay 2 sources. 

AirPlay 2 also supports multi-room audio — wirelessly stream content to multiple AirPlay 2 compatible devices simultaneously with improved audio buffering to ensure smooth audio playback. AirPlay 2 provides control and grouping of compatible audio devices within the Apple Music or Home app. Use AirPlay 2 in-app or with your voice via Siri.

Amazon Alexa Voice Control

Use your voice to stream your favorite music services through Alexa to this device with HEOS built-in. Ask Alexa to play music from Pandora, Spotify, Amazon Music and more. Turn volume up or down, pause, mute and play the next song — all with your voice. 

With HEOS Home Entertainment and Alexa, easily stream to this product and any other device with HEOS built-in.

2 Optical Digital Inputs

Connect your digital TV or cable/satellite set-top-box and a Blu-ray or DVD player to either of the two digital audio inputs to enjoy full dynamic range digital audio playback of your favorite movies and TV shows. The M-CR612 can automatically wake when sensing an audio signal from the television, and can be programmed to work with your TV’s remote for volume, mute and source selection.

Variable Output Terminal

Provides a selectable fix or variable level connection output to connect directly to powered speakers, active speakers or a power amplifier for digital source player/pre-amplifier use. Control volume with the remote handset or via compatible apps.

3-Line OLED Display

The front panel features a clear, legible three-line Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) display. Provides numerical and text display from a wide-angle view for easy operation and control.

Audiophile Construction

Designed with the modern audiophile in mind and crafted with superior materials that elevate audio quality. Fully optimized to reproduce the best audio performance possible, the compact signal paths reduce distortion and improve sound. Premium passive and active components amplify precision sound and audio quality.

Compact Chassis with Upgraded Cosmetics and New Accent Lighting

Place the M-CR612 anywhere you like with its compact chassis, which features upgraded cosmetics including a durable acrylic top plate cover. Deluxe vertical lighting accents on the front panel offer four user-selectable choices to perfectly match your taste.

More Than 65 Years of Audiophile Heritage

Founded in 1953, Marantz has a long and rich history of designing audiophile components embraced by music lovers and critical listeners around the world. Because Music Matters so much in our lives, the M-CR612 carries on the long Marantz tradition of delivering a superlative music listening experience.

Specifications

Specifications

  • High quality power output: 2 x 60W
  • CD compatibility: CD/ CD-R/RW / WMA / Mp3
  • Tuner: FM/AM
  • HEOS multiroom and streaming
  • Online service (HEOS): Spotify Connect, Amazon Prime, Deezer Premium+, iHeart Radio, Pandora, SiriusXM, Sound Cloud, Tidal
  • Streaming audio from computer
  • AirPlay 2 audio streaming
  • Voice control: Alexa / Google Assist / Apple Siri
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth / Ethernet / Wi-Fi 2.4GHz (11b/g/n) / Wi-Fi 5GHz (11a/n)
  • Wi-Fi setup: WPS / Wi-Fi sharing
  • Lossy formats: Mp3 / WMA / AAC
  • Lossless formats: FLAC HD / ALAC / WAV / AIFF / DSD
  • DSD audio: 2.8 / 5.6MHz
  • Tone control: Bass / Treble / Balance
  • Analog in/out: 1/1
  • Digital optical in: 2
  • USB input 1 (rear)
  • Subwoofer pre-out: 1
  • Headphone out: 1
  • Speaker A/B: 1
  • Speaker binding post: Screw type
  • Power output (6 ohms, 1kHz): 60W
  • Number of channels: 2
  • Frequency response: 10Hz - 40kHz
  • Signal-to-noise ratio (audio): 90dB
  • Total harmonic distortion: 0.1
  • Frequency range FM: 87.5 - 108MHz
  • Signal-to-noise ratio (Mono/Stereo): 70/70dB
  • Total harmonic distortion (Mono/Stereo): 0.4/0.4%
  • Power consumption: 55W
  • Standby consumption: 0.3W
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 11.02" x 11.93" x 4.37"
  • Weight: 7.28

What's in the Box

What's in the Box:

  • M-CR612 Network CD Receiver
  • Quick setup guide
  • Safety instructions
  • Power cord
  • Remote control unit
  • AAA batteries
  • FM indoor antenna
  • AM loop antenna

Reviews

Customer Reviews for Marantz M-CR612 Network CD Receiver with HEOS, Bluetooth, and Voice Control

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I bought this unit to have a simple back to the basics unit. It feels a little cheap, however the tv and cd player both sound great with my b & w 685 speakers. The remote works fine. I have no complaints. Have to say I didn't try all the technology.
July 23, 2021
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Rated 3 out of 5
Versatile, but lacking fast forward or reverse
I bought this unit a couple of months ago as a replacement for an older music streamer and Marantz receiver. It is compact, has a decent sound quality, and can play music from a variety of sources. Unfortunately, I am unable to fast forward or reverse within a track when playing music (mostly FLAC files from my Synology NAS, either from the HEOS app or other control points. I corresponded with Marantz support. They eventually showed me a screenshot of the HEOS app with a red slider for fast forward and reverse, but that slider does not appear on my HEOS app. The HEOS app itself is also a bit clunky. For example, it “helpfully” re-alphabetized lists of composers by first name for each last name—so, for, example, “Aaron Copland” comes before “Frederic Chopin.”. I might have been better off buying a receiver with streaming capabilities.
June 19, 2021
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Rated 5 out of 5
Awesome
Awesome piece of equipment, bi-amped and bi-wired to a set of Polk RTi4's and a Polk 10inch sub. Amazing sound !
February 9, 2021
Purchased
8 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
I love my CR612!
I love my small Marantz! It works well with all features. I am not a hardcore audiophile ready to spend k$ for the equipment, I just wanted to have a decent universal single-box system that will produce the best possible sound, and the Marantz CR612 is such a wonder.
The sound is magnificent, but it strongly depends on the speakers used. So, do not expect too much if you will use low quality speakers. I have two Focals and Onkyo subwoofer and it is great. The CR612 in addition to being a network streaming device, has also a CD player and this was a big plus for me.
November 20, 2020
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Rated 4 out of 5
m-cr612 simple review
compact, all in one network music station, good sound quality, if add balance output would be perfect
November 20, 2020
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Rated 5 out of 5
Perfect little audio player
It has great sound quality and the perfect set of features for what I needed! Nothing else can do everything this little guy can do!
November 20, 2020
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Rated 3 out of 5
Good unit, but nothing special about it.
The MCR612 works well and provides enough power for a small room. The overall feel of the unit is cheap. It does not feel like a well made piece of equipment.

The user interface is difficult to use and the quick start guide provides little help other than basic setup instructions. If you want to set up anything beyond the basics, you must find the full manual on line and read through it to complete anything more than the basic setup.

I connected my Pandora account but the HEOS application does not recognize that I have a paid account so it does not let me skip an unlimited number of songs.

To reconnect a Bluetooth device whose name had changed, I had to unplug and plug in the MCR612 to get it to reset the Bluetooth connection.

Good unit, but nothing special about it.
November 14, 2020
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Rated 4 out of 5
I highly recommend
Great sound and stable Bluetooth can’t ask for more.
November 12, 2020
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Rated 4 out of 5
MCR612 is good but needs a little work
The MCR612 is a nice multifunctional receiver/cd. Although it is fairly lightweight it has a good sound and can handle standard and hi-res files. I would have given it 5 stars but it has a tendency to stutter when trying to switch between sources. This is especially true when trying to connect through Bluetooth. Also, the HEOS app which runs a lot of the functionality lacks an interface for Qobuz, which seems odd since it's arguably at the top of the heap of hi-res streaming services.
November 10, 2020
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Rated 2 out of 5
Sorry I bought this
Very disappointed with the product but even more with Marantz customer service
November 10, 2020
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does this receiver come with remote control?
Steve L on Sep 2, 2021
  Thanks for your inquiry. The Marantz M-CR612 comes with a remote control.
I need to know when will you have the 999 marantz stock again, notify me? Is the Denon just as good for less money? Discounts, Deals for black friday etc? I own old Denon's love them.
A shopper on Sep 25, 2020
  Give us a call at 866.961.7781. Our Product Specialists are happy to help with pricing and availability inquiries. Thanks.
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