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Mini Hi-Fi System EXC Marantz Melody M-CR412 review

Stream your digital music via Bluetooth or USB, play CDs, listen to digital radio and connect your TV: the compact Marantz Melody M-CR412 plays everything.

Real high fidelity sound from a compact system
Using high-quality audio components, the Marantz M-CR412 delivers a fresh, natural, high-fidelity sound. Although compact, the M-CR412 still has room for a powerful amplifier, CD player, DAB/FM tuner, USB input and plenty of other plugs for all sources. It’s the whole system.

Powerful sound and pairs of twin speakers
Inside the compact housing is a powerful 60 watt amplifier (valued at 6 ohms). This offers a powerful and space-filled sound and makes the system compatible with a wide range of speakers. Use a second set of speakers with the system and power is still respectable 30 x 4, ideal for large open-plan spaces or music in another room.

Bluetooth sound
For an easier way to access your stored digital music, digital radio, and music streaming services, simply connect your smartphone or tablet via Bluetooth. This wireless connection makes it easy for you, friends and family to stream your favorite music from Spotify, Deezer and other music sources.

Quality CD player
With over 35 years of experience producing award-winning CD players, Marantz is one of the best brands out there. The M-CR412 delivers the powerful and engaging sound you’d expect from Marantz. It is also very versatile in its reproduction. WMA, MP3, and AAC files are supported, as well as CD-RW disks.

Built-in DAB radio
With an integrated DAB, digital radio, you can enjoy a number of additional radio stations. From BBC Radio 1Xtra to 6 Music and Radio 4 Extra, there are a wide range of additional options on DAB radio. It also benefits from a digital sound without hissing.Marantz Melody M-CR412

USB input for digital music playback
For a very high quality connection to play digital music files, use the USB jack on the back of the system. Once connected to your home computer or laptop, you can stream digital music files, including high-quality high-resolution music.

Suitable for high-resolution music files
Compatible with a wide range of high-resolution music files, M-CR412 supports WAV, FLAC and ALAC playback up to 192 kHz/24 bits and 2.8/6 MHz DSDs. It also supports space-free play for smooth, uninterrupted playback of longer music.

Connect your TV and other sources
Two optical digital inputs and an analog RCA allow you to connect three additional sources. The optics are ideal for a TV and a gaming console, while the analog RCA adapts to a turntable (with built-in phono preamp) or other analog source.Marantz Melody M-CR412

Works with existing TV remote control
Another reason to connect the TV to Marantz Melody is that it learns the existing TV remote. This means that you can use your TV remote to change the marantz volume, keeping it simple when you just want to watch TV.Photo:Marantz

Enjoy the high fidelity sound of a compact system with the Marantz Melody M-CR412.

Brand Marantz
Colour Black
Power Output – Watts per CH 60 x 2 (6 ohms)
Tuner Radio DAB/FM
Analogue Input 1 x RCA Phono
Phono Input No
Optical Digital Inputs 2
USB Input Yes (Rear)
XLR Inputs No
Audio Outputs No
Pre Output No
Sub Output Yes
Headphone Output Yes
Speaker Sets 2
Tone Controls Yes
Weight (KG) 3.4
Remote Control yes
Bluetooth Yes
Dimensions WxDxH (mm) 280 x 303 x 111
High Resolution Audio Yes
Freq Response (Hz) 5 – 40,000
CD Player yes
Power Consumption- Normal Use 55
Power Consumption – Standby 0.3