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Save over £139 on Marantz Melody X network CD streamer for Black Friday

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As Black Friday deals go, this is right up there with the best of them. It's a 2019 product which received a highly commendable four stars in our tests, it bears the Marantz name and it's currently on offer with a three-figure saving at various retailers. 

Don't be led astray, the similarly decorated M-CR611and its predecessor, the five-star M-CR610 may be available for a fair bit less (they're older versions of Marantz's all-singing, CD-playing box of streaming delights) but the newest model, the Melody X – or M-CR612 – has rarely seen a decent discount until now. 

In our review, we called the Melody X "a well conceived and generously specified package" – and that was at its original price of £629. Now, you can nab one at a few online Black Friday-loving retailers for just £489.

Under intense scrutiny, we concluded, "The midrange is fairly detailed and open, and the CD player completes a mix that has plenty of appeal. This is a neat, impressively featured package." 

At this price, (and with either the black or silver models to choose from at the discounted rate) it's little money for a diminutive 2019 Marantz box of tricks.

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Becky has been a full-time staff writer at What Hi-Fi? since March 2019. Prior to gaining her MA in Journalism in 2018, she freelanced as an arts critic alongside a 20-year career as a professional dancer and aerialist – any love of dance is of course tethered to a love of music. Becky has previously contributed to Stuff, FourFourTwo, This is Cabaret and The Stage. When not writing, she dances, spins in the air, drinks coffee, watches football or surfs in Cornwall with her other half – a football writer whose talent knows no bounds.