Marantz Melody X Black

Version: Black
Collection color:
Black
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Key specs

Integrated WiFi
Yes
Audio channels
4.1
HDMI connection
No
Sound reproduction
Stereo
Impendance
6 O

Pros and cons

According to our receiver expert
  • Integrate the receiver into the HEOS multi-room system to stream music throughout your home.
  • Via Bluetooth or Apple AirPlay 2, you can stream music from your smartphone or tablet to the receiver.
  • With the DAB+ tuner, you can enjoy noise-free radio quality.
  • This is not an AV receiver, so it's not suitable for creating a home cinema surround sound setup.
  • You can't connect a record player via the phono input.
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Description

The Marantz Melody X is a receiver with lots of playback options. This system is the center of your speaker system, which you can easily integrate with the HEOS multiroom system. This way, you can stream music throughout the house. You can also connect a smartphone to the receiver to play music via Bluetooth. Do you have an iPhone? You can connect it via Apple AirPlay 2 and stream music in your whole house. Thanks to the DAB+ tuner, you can listen to noise-free radio.

The Marantz Melody X is a receiver with lots of playback options. This system is the center of your speaker system, which you can easily integrate with the HEOS multiroom system. This way, you can stream music throughout the house. You can also connect a smartphone to the receiver to play music via Bluetooth. Do you have an iPhone? You can connect it via Apple AirPlay 2 and stream music in your whole house. Thanks to the DAB+ tuner, you can listen to noise-free radio.


Manual

Manual (2.88 MB)

Included by default

Included by default

  • Remote

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Manual

Manual (2.88 MB)

Key specs

Integrated WiFi
Yes
Audio channels
4.1
HDMI connection
No
Sound reproduction
Stereo
Impendance
6 O


Reviews

Most helpful reviews

  • 5 / 5 stars
    9,5/10
    Good sound, easy to use and versatile.

    John Kuijpers | 17 May 2019 | Collection color: Black | Automatically translated from Dutch

    • ease of use
    • sound quality
    • options
    • no phono input

    After unpacking, let it come to room temperature for a while, and then connected my speakers (Alternating Gain) and turned it on. Connecting to WIFI was just via WPS, an update was downloaded and installed and we could get started. All this immediately worked very intuitively.

    The Melody X takes the place of my Marantz PM-78 and CD5003. I streamed via a Chromecast audio. A set up that I have been very satisfied with for many years now. The first time I just played an "old-fashioned" CD and that certainly didn't disappoint. The sound seems a bit more open than with my old setup, which undoubtedly has to do with the difference between a 20 year old Class A amp and a new Class D amp. All in all a nice sound, with a good balance. A tone control is provided, but with everything on source direct I haven't felt the need to adjust anything yet.

    Then the real power of this Melody, the connectivity. Spotify recognizes it immediately and that also works the way you want. Sound is just okay, period. The only caveats are that if you want to control the volume from your phone, for example, the steps are quite large and it can be difficult to set the correct volume. But I think that's more of an issue with the app than with the Melody itself, and can easily be solved with the remote control of course. With the Heos app you can control more functions of the Melody, this all works very intuitively. Streaming from sources other than Spotify like TuneIn radio also works fine.

    Then the radio function. I don't listen to much radio, but if you want to, you can go anywhere with this. With the DAB+ tuner you can easily find the well-known radio offer, and with internet radio you can navigate through a folder structure that takes you to a large number of radio stations. Works great, and especially DAB+ sounds really good too.

    And we're not there yet, because you can also connect your TV to it. If that TV has an optical digital output, that is. My TV itself doesn't have that, but the set-top box does. Until now I used a Philips soundplate for the TV sound, but with the set top box (Ziggo horizon) on the TV input of the Melody X you only have to switch on the case and it switches automatically. A handy learning function allows you to use the TV's remote control to adjust the volume. That works fine and the sound is (of course) much better than from the TV itself or a soundplate like I used before.

    In short: a very nice device, with a really good sound and with the versatility that you seem to need these days. I'm very happy with it anyway :)

    John Kuijpers | 17 May 2019 | Collection color: Black | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 4.5 / 5 stars
    8,5/10
    Nice compact receiver with many possibilities

    Smurfje | 17 May 2019 | Collection color: Black | Automatically translated from Dutch

    • Compact
    • DAB+
    • Streaming through various options
    • Pricey

    I've only had the Marantz Melody X for a short time, but the experience has been very positive. I did not expect that a receiver could be so easy and easy to operate. My previous receiver is much more difficult to use.
    The Marantz Melody X responds well to both the remote control and the telephone control and you can control that throughout the house.
    I have experienced that operating the volume with my Iphone X instead of 1 step up goes 10 steps up, so that the volume is sometimes at its maximum and you startle.
    Nice that it has a CD player but that won't be something I will use a lot.

    Smurfje | 17 May 2019 | Collection color: Black | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 3.5 / 5 stars
    7,2/10
    the device delivers what I was looking for

    Wim | 27 May 2021 | Collection color: Silver gold | Automatically translated from Dutch

    • sound quality
    • connectivity options
    • design
    • supplied summary manual
    • capturing, typing, internet channels takes time
    • lighting in front annoying

    small box with many possibilities

    Wim | 27 May 2021 | Collection color: Silver gold | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 4.5 / 5 stars
    8,5/10
    Good, but not perfect
    • Solid
    • Elegant
    • Automatic link to TV sound
    • (yet) no Dutch manual (and American version differs)
    • unclear how to preset DAB+ stations
    • only 1 analog input.

    Good device. Connect any record player via preamplifier, but works well. I would have preferred a second analog input.

    Erik, Driebergen | 7 May 2019 | Collection color: Silver gold | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 4 / 5 stars
    8,0/10
    Extremely interesting price functionality
    • Compact « All-in-one » amplifier, streamer, tuner, CD player
    • Finally a DAB+ receiver that works excellently
    • Very user-friendly, even during the initial configuration.
    • Extensive streaming options (Airplay+, TuneIn internet radio, Spotify, bluetooth, ...) and good integration with Synology NAS media server
    • Connection for two separately controllable speaker sets
    • Physical audio inputs somewhat limited
    • Not exactly « sexy » in terms of design

    I had been looking for a compact audio amplifier with integrated streaming functionality for a long time. The most complete device I could find so far.

    François M | 6 April 2020 | Collection color: Silver gold | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 4.5 / 5 stars
    8,5/10
    You will enjoy this for years.
    • Installation is very simple. Was pleasantly surprised that he found the music on my Nas automatic.
    • Sound.
    • Design
    • When you turn on the TV, it immediately picks up that source
    • The operation with the app is searching and not responding smoothly
    • Remote not so nicely designed

    Perfect Father's Day gift. Beautiful sound. Can also be set with the app. Many possibilities, smart solutions for streaming sound.

    Jeroen | 21 May 2019 | Collection color: Black | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 3.5 / 5 stars
    6,8/10
    In this class the most suitable for me
    • My 6 ohm boxes fit
    • Great sound
    • Easy connection
    • Crazy LED bars for embellishment
    • Plastic exterior
    • Limited connectivity options; no 3.5mm - no phono

    Convenience of Bluetooth streaming. Nice device!

    Alex | 21 September 2020 | Collection color: Black | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 5 / 5 stars
    9,5/10
    Reasonably priced receiver but with many options
    • clear menu
    • many possibilities
    • good sound quality
    • remote looks a bit cheap

    I am very enthusiastic about the Marantz Melody X. I have had the receiver at home for a week now and connected it to my TV. With two Monitor Audio 50 speakers (purchased from Coolblue), the Marantz produces a very clear sound that is especially pleasant when watching TV. The set-up is compact, which is very nice for my rather small living room.
    The amp turns on automatically and switches to 'optical input' when I turn on my TV, which is super handy. I paired my Ziggo remote control with the Marantz, which happened in no time. However, the instructions for this are online. The box itself contains a very brief manual with little information about the possibilities of the receiver.
    I often operate the receiver with the physical buttons on the device itself. The menu structure is very logical and it is therefore easy to navigate to listen to podcasts, a specific genre of music via internet radio, dab radio, usb, bluetooth etc. The possibilities are almost endless.
    The receiver can also be partially operated via the Heos app. Here you can easily set the equalizer and set radio presets. I don't think it's possible to really change input via the app.
    For listening via Spotify I use the Spotify app. I also have a Bose home speaker that works with Spotify connect, but I notice that the system sometimes cannot be found or that it does not respond as well. With the Marantz I have no problems at all with playing music via Spotify. The only minus is when I adjust the volume via my phone (the buttons on the side) it goes up or down in jumps of 6.
    So I am very satisfied with the Marantz and the possibilities. It sounds very clear, although I haven't gotten around to setting the equalizer exactly to my preference yet. I have also not yet explored some options such as 'music servers' with this all-round receiver.

    adriaan | 20 May 2019 | Collection color: Black | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 5 / 5 stars
    9,6/10
    Receiver for music / internet radio enthusiast

    For those who want a cinema experience, I recommend a different receiver.
    This is really a receiver for the music lover or for those who like to listen to internet radio.

    Arno | 22 March 2021 | Collection color: Silver gold | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 4.5 / 5 stars
    8,8/10
    Top device with good sound, compact, beautiful design

    Nice complete and compact device

    Corse van Rijn | 11 March 2021 | Collection color: Black | Automatically translated from Dutch

Specifications

Product

Product number
830495
Manufacturer code
M-CR612/N1B
Brand
Marantz
Warranty
2 years
Warranty type
Carry-in warranty

Physical properties

Weight
3,4 kg
Height
11,1 cm
Depth
30,3 cm
Width
28 cm
Color
Black
Finish
Matte & glossy
Material
Plastic

Audio

Automatic speaker calibration
No
Audio channels
4.1
Integrated DAC
No
Minimum speaker impedance
4 O
Maximum speaker impedance
6 O

Sound reproduction

Sound reproduction
Stereo
Number of pre-out audio channels
1

Ports

HDMI connection
No
Composite connector
No
Antenna connector
Yes
Antenna connection type
F
Headphone jack
Yes
Type of headphone connection
6.35mm (TRS)

Wired connectors

Headphone jack
Yes
Type of headphone connection
6.35mm (TRS)
RCA connector
Yes
Number of stereo RCA line outputs
1
Number of stereo RCA line inputs
1
Digital optical connection
Yes
Number of digital optical inputs
2
Type of digital optical connection
Standard TOSLINK
Number of digital optical outputs
0
Digital coaxial connector
No
Microphone connection
No

Network

USB port
Yes
USB function
Charge, Data transfer

Wireless connectivity

Bluetooth
Yes
Number of devices that can be paired
1
Multipoint pairing
No
NFC
No
Bluetooth profiles
Standard Audio (A2DP)
Integrated WiFi
Yes
Multi-room audio
Yes
Number of zones (audio)
2
Multi-room functions
Make a stereo pair, Zones separately, Zones simultaneously
Multi-room connectivity
Wireless

Playback options

Optical drive available
Yes
Media compatibility
CD, MP3 CD
Plays from USB memory
Yes
Plays from network
Yes
Spotify Connect
Yes
DLNA
Yes
SonosNet
No
AirPlay
Yes
Google Cast
No
UPnP AV support
No
Streaming services support
Yes
Hi-Res audio
No
MusicCast
No
Fireconnect
No

Radio functions

Radio
Yes
Internet radio
Yes
AM radio
No
FM radio
Yes
DAB radio
Yes

Controls

Remote control
Yes
Controlled via app
Yes
Controlled via buttons on device
Yes
Controls on playback device
Next/previous, Play/pause, Volume

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Marantz Melody X Black
Marantz Melody X Black
Collection color: Black
749,-
Temporarily sold out


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