If only the B&W A7 had...
... an optical digital input as well as AirPlay.
Oh... but... hang on, it does :-)
(Lurking inside the 3.5mm analogue 'aux' input is a mini-Toslink connection just like on iMacs.)
This is really beginning to tempt me now. (Moreso since I just 'discovered' the optical digital input option.)
That means I can use AirPlay for all my audio (as I do now with my Marantz) and use the optical digital input for the TV/Humax/Blu-ray (also as I do now with my Marantz).
With the optical digital I also get 'backup' radio - via Freeview on TV or Humax - if the interweb is down. (Something I overlooked when first checking out the B&W A7 a few weeks ago.)
It's a 'proper' active design. (Seperate amps for each driver with crossover function sorted out in the digital domain by the DSP.)
I keep flicking back to check the specs and have found it will stream from computers via USB too. (Not that I need that feature.)
I will try to hear th A7 next week. Using it instead of the Marantz/Rega R3s could be just the ticket and free up space currently taken up by two floorstanding loudspeakers.
(I'd stash the M-CR603 alongside the MS20i Pearl Edition box in the cupboard under the stairs as an 'emergency' system in case of the A7 needing repair.)