what's the max volume u play on your 610/510? Mine usually 20-25 for cd audio on 610.
Which speakers and how large a room?
I play mine up to 25 only for Blu-rays and some Humax recordings. (PVR and BDP HDMI connected to TV and then optical digital from TV to Marantz AUX 4).
On CD, FM and AirPlay I rarely need above 15 or 16.
(Speakers in my signature and they are 89dB for 1 watt @ 1 metre and 6 Ohms. Medium sized room.)
Yes. I posted about it in another thread. If you play a folder with tracks 1 to 10 in say, and you have artwork in there as well, it will attempt to play the artwork (doh) first if you have named your artwork numerically like 00 - artwork.jpg. Otherwise the format error will occur after the music has played. I never notice it actually as the display is usually turned off..well unless I'm skipping tracks I don't want to hear in random mode then it happens quite often.
My flac rips (unlike the wav and mp3s) have two images in each folder. Both images are the same just different names. One has the name of the album and is a 100% compression jpg (least compressed) and the other is called folder.jpg and is 80% compressed (more compression) and so they follow after the music tracks alphanumerically (eg. 01 - track 1.flac, 02 - track 2.flac ....11 - track 11.flac, artist - album.jpg, Folder.jpg).
Stupid bug that Marantz haven't fixed yet (needs reporting but I haven't got around to it) even with the two firmware upgrades that have already been released for the 610. Assuming it can be fixed with firmware of course. On the whole I don't really notice it I have to say. I swear blind it doesn't always do it. Must be under certain condtions that I haven't put my mind to working out yet. I know the skiping tracks will do it, and selecting a file manually in a folder and if the jpg follows the file the Marantz will try and play it and produce the brief error.
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Depends on the CD I have found. Generally about 17 to 24 for 'soft listening' and 25 to 29 for normal listening but others need to be around 30/34 and some - classical especially - I have to increase to 40+ for comfortable listening as they are very quiet otherwise. Vaughan Williams Willow-Wood (Naxos) is a case in point. Has to be around 41 for it to sound loud enough to enjoy. On the other end there's Eric Clapton, Me and Mr Johnston which only needs to be at around 22 to 23 and it is still loud.
Also, with my other speaker cables (Audioquest Crystal now removed) hooked up I only needed the volume set at around 17 to 20 for most cds and even quiet stuff (like the album mentioned above) 33 was enough. Maybe has something to do with resistance, I'm not technical in that area so don't know. I know that there is a lot of copper in the Crystals though, more than is in the AudioQuest FLX-SLiP 14/4 I'm using now so perhaps there is a relationship there.
Cheers SiUK, after posting i realised i still had quite a few jpgs etc on my USB, have spent the last 2 hours strippng them out. Yes 2 Firmware upgrades for the 510 as well.
Marantz M-CR510 Melody Stream Network Receiver, Dali Zensor 3 speakers, Yamaha YSTFSW050BL subwoofer
What are the benefits of playing FLAC files from a USB drive compared to streaming them from a NAS? I would have thought the USB method would be more cumbersome, as it can take quite a while to index a large number of FLAC files on the Marantz.
i have around 4000 mp3s on a USB and it loads much faster than via a PC if thats any use.
Room size of 5m x 4.1m with Wharfedale Diamond 121.
I have the 510 now, which was purchased to supplant my Onkyo CRN 755 and Dali Zensor1/Wharfedale SW150 sub combo not because of sound quality issues, but the absence of gapless playback which I cannot believe is shared with so many other amps. The 510 coupled with Zensor 3 and the dear old Wharfedale SW150 sounds very impressive and is a delight to be with.
I still cannot believe that it looks so awful and is so light in build, but it is doing a great job and the gapless side of things has made me finally put up my Squeezebox radio for sale in the knowledge that I can now listen to Dark Side of the Moon in its glorious, gapless wonder once more. Of course, since purchasing, it has reduced to 229 at Richersounds making it quite a steal and although a dead end for upgrading, I can't see me getting shot of it until it eventually melts.
Marantz M CR510, Dali Zensor 3 via Silver Anniversary XT, Wharfedale SW150 sub. Onkyo CRN 755, Dali Zensor 1, more Silver Anniv, 2nd SW150 sub.
Water cooled i7, old Phenom, Zyxel NSA 325 Nas. Netgear Stora, Squeezebox radio and Nexus 7. I ought to get out more.
Good to hear you're happy with your 510.. I wonder how does the zenzors sounds compared to Q300.. friend of mine looking for receiver/ streamer/ spotify machine.. I recommended 510.. Q300's bit expensive for him.. needs to visit local richer sounds
Marantz M-CR510/ Dali Zensor 3/ MacBook
I got the 510 a couple of weeks ago. Delighted with it. The sound is excellent and this includes for my vinyl, which is connected to it via a Cambridge Audio 551p. Compatibility with AirPlay is a particular highlight (This get round having to use the awful version of Spotify that appears on the remote. Instead I can just use the normal Spotify app), and has even endeared it to the wife. Also, while I agree that it’s not the best looking, it seems well built, so this isn’t a massive issue. So, as has been pointed out, the new price of £229 made this an easy purchase for me and I’m pleased that I did.
Pro-ject Debut Carbon + CA 551p Azur + Marantz M-CR 510 + Q Acoustics 2020i
i love the look of the m-cr510 (white faced version) great sounding and a bargain at £208.
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