NEWS: Marantz launches Melody X music system

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    1. Andy Bassett

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      Intriguing idea having 4 channels of amplification and 2 zones.
       
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      The previous model could bi-amp so it looks like they have just added more software features to an existing hardware feature.
       
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      On the 611 the audio out was variable which was great for active speakers, is this the same ?
       
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      It is.

      Stereo preouts and a sub out.

      Which is about what I’d use it for.

      The 55W power consumption make a bit of a joke of its quoted outputs; and it’ll have no current reserve to speak of.

      The original £629 is a bit steep for a preamp though.
       
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      I'm sure in time it'll be available as a non speaker unit less expensive. Or maybe the 611 will drop to 99 quid :)
       
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      Why so much more than the 611??
      £380 Vs £630 seems very steep!
       
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      Unless that’s the ‘with speakers’ price?

      If not it’s a hell of a price ramp for next to no gain...
       
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      Thats the price just for the base unit - no speakers. They are obviously trying to recover the costs of all that new software.
       
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      Retail is always high at launch before settling down. IIRC the MCR611 was in the region of £500 when launched. In that context it doesn't seem bad at all given the addition of voice control & HEOS multi-room.
       
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      I can't see anything to suggest it can do multi zone. It's just got an output stage that can be configured as 2 x 60W in bridged mode or 4 x 30W.
       
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      Should have gone to Specsavers. ;)

       
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      I was referring to this:-

       

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