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Re: MARANTZ MCR603

Excellent deal, though it's worth considering some even better speakers to get the best out of the Marantz.

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To upgrade to Monitor audio BX1 is £149 more, better speakers but worth the extra over the Missons?

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I'd say so, yes.

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Andrew Everard: it's worth considering some even better speakers to get the best out of the Marantz.


Andrew, in your opinion would the Dynaudio DM 2/6 (WHF 2010 awards) speakers be overkill for the Marantz M-CR603?  Would its 60W be sufficient to drive the 2/6s, and might their lowish impedence present a problem?  Do you think those EB1s might work better, assuming one can get hold of a pair?


Alternatively, could the Monitor Audio RX1 provide a compromise solution between the 2/6 and the MA BX2?  Or is it not worth going that far up the speaker ladder to partner a one-box system like the Marantz? 


I'd like to go for something more insightful than, say, the MA BX1 referred to above, which may be a suitable partner for cheaper units like Denon's D-M 38.


The Marantz seems to be a versatile piece of kit, which I hope to use in a second room (4m x 6m), mostly listening to classical music.


Your advice would be much appreciated.

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Re: MARANTZ MCR603

Haven't tried the M-CR603 with the Dynaudios, so really unable to comment, but did have fun running the system into PMC GB1s when writing a forthcoming Gramophone review.

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Thanks Andrew,  looking forward to the forthcoming review as I'm a Gramophone subscriber.  It would be interesting to know how the CR 603 stacks up to the new Denon CEOL (looks a bit plasticy), but I guess I'll have to wait for the reviews to emerge.

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We haven't seen or heard the CEOL yet, so really unable to comment.

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Hi,


    I've been looking for this kind of device for quite some time. I've looked through the User Guide & it is not clear to me whether any additional software needs to be running on the PC for the MCR603 to access files stored in a shared folder. All my music is stored as FLAC, and I would rather not require a user to be logged in and software running (like the Squeezebox). Does anyone know ?


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can it sound better than the pm6003?

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cuninghamd:

Hi,


    I've been looking for this kind of device for quite some time. I've looked through the User Guide & it is not clear to me whether any additional software needs to be running on the PC for the MCR603 to access files stored in a shared folder. All my music is stored as FLAC, and I would rather not require a user to be logged in and software running (like the Squeezebox). Does anyone know ?


 Thanks.

We run twonky on our NAS and that works fine with the Marantz NA7004 and SR7005 so I see no reason for it not to work on the 603. It is an amazing little box for the money , Napster and Last.FM are superb additions and it sounds good too.

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cuninghamd:

Hi,


    I've been looking for this kind of device for quite some time. I've looked through the User Guide & it is not clear to me whether any additional software needs to be running on the PC for the MCR603 to access files stored in a shared folder. All my music is stored as FLAC, and I would rather not require a user to be logged in and software running (like the Squeezebox). Does anyone know ?


 Thanks.

We run twonky on our NAS and that works fine with the Marantz NA7004 and SR7005 so I see no reason for it not to work on the 603. It is an amazing little box for the money , Napster and Last.FM are superb additions and it sounds good too.

 

Thanks for the advice I'll take a look - 

Cheers

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Hello Andrew,  I wanna ask you what do you think about this set up ? 
 


 

MARANTZ MCR603 - CAMBRIDGE AUDIO Minix 212 (is WHF team planning any proper review of Minx?)  or B&W 601 s3 ?   

Thank You  

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Could the Marantz work well with Monitor Audios RX 6?

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Andrew Everard:Haven't tried the M-CR603 with the Dynaudios, so really unable to comment, but did have fun running the system into PMC GB1s when writing a forthcoming Gramophone review.

Have I missed that issue Andrew? I'd like to read that review.

I spotted an optical digital input on the back of the MCR603 (lacking on the Teac CR-H500DNT) and also two Aux RCA inputs. (Teac only has one aux line level RCA input and one just for turntables.)

This means - out of the Teac and the Marantz - the MCR603 is the 'front runner' due to having more inputs (ethernet, optical and RCA) for the new telly and BD recorder when I come to change/upgrade/downgrade/downsize my system.

I also have more confidence the Marantz will drive my MS20i Pearl Edition speakers (until such time as I can find a capable replacement pair that will live happily in bookshelves).

 

 

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chebby:Have I missed that issue Andrew? I'd like to read that review.

It was in the February issue, which may still just be on sale. With the long lead-times on Gramophone reviews, I tend to lose track.

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