Not that at all.
Two. Aux 2 and 3.
Here is the number for Marantz (D&M) technical support. I'm sure they'll be able to answer all this for you...
Sorry I couldn't help you. As I said above, I am an AirPlay user through and through. Never needed to try what you are proposing to do.
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Thanks. Much appreciated.
I think I'll use Airplay mostly myself, but wanted an option that opened up my whole music collection on a NAS. that's where I was thinking the network streaming would come in, but with a big music collection, it's got to be easy to operate / navigate, and that's where you struggle to beat a computer with a qwerty.
I've had one for several years. I like the sound, but I don't care for the networking. I added Airpac. I've got my music on a portable hard drive connected to a Windows 7 laptop. I mainly play music from Itunes on the pc. The connection to the receiver drops unexpectedly. After a while I tried running a cable to the router, helped a little, but not much. Internet radio also regularly loses its connection. The navigation to stations is clunky. I upgraded the software 2 or 3 times and each time I lost my presets. I get good results with the ipod connected directly, or simply playing CDs. I get somewhat better results using Media Player rather than Itunes and using the "Play to" feature which connects easily to the Marantz and holds the connection. Itunes will often lose the connection to the receiver and you have to reboot each device, sometimes several times, before Itunes will once again recognize the device. I get the most consistent connectivity, if not the best sound, accessing internet radio on the laptop, then running the sound to the AUX input on the receiver. I don't know what your alternatives are, but with the Marantz I think you are in for some connectivity woes. Good luck!
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