Denon and Marantz to Offer Airplay Components
Denon and Marantz America announced they will each offer AirPlay music streaming capability via feature upgrade on nine network-capable audio/video components in their respective lineups, making the A/V receivers the world's first to include AirPlay capability. The feature upgrade, which allows users to easily stream music from their iTunes collections to selected Denon and Marantz components with just the tap of a finger, will be available via firmware upgrade. The upgrade will be available for purchase through the Denon website to owners of four Denon A/V receivers, including the AVR-4311CI (SRP: $1,999), AVR-3311CI (SRP: $1,199) and AVR-991 (SRP: $999), as well as the company’s new 100th Anniversary Product Collection Model AVR-A100 (SRP: $2,499) and its N7 Networked CD Receiver and 2.0 Channel Speaker System, consisting of the new RCD-N7 CD Receiver (SRP: $599) and SC-N7 Stereo Loudspeakers (SRP: $199/pair). In addition, all of the new, IP-based Marantz products, including the Model SR7005 A/V Receiver (SRP: $1,599), AV7005 A/V Preamplifier (SRP: $1,499), NA7004 Network Audio Player (SRP: $799) and M-CR603 Networked CD Receiver (SRP: $699) will work with the new AirPlay feature, which may be purchased via the Marantz website. In the U.S., the upgrade is expected to be available beginning November 25th for $49.
Stream iTunes Music from PC or Mac to Home Entertainment Networks
With the incorporation of AirPlay in selected Denon and Marantz products via the upgrade, users can open up their iTunes to a whole new experience, enjoying not only the ability to stream iTunes music from their PC or Mac on their home network, but also to access artist information, album art and elapsed and remaining time.
Bob Weissburg, President of D&M Holdings NA noted: “Our brands are at the forefront of home entertainment technology and both Denon and Marantz have established reputations for enhancing the entertainment experience for discriminating consumers. Maximum compatibility with all of today’s home entertainment content and source components is a priority in the receivers offered from both these D&M companies, including the iPod and iPhone, and now AirPlay capability as well. AirPlay adds yet another great dimension to content enjoyment through Denon and Marantz’s commitment to providing our customers the best music experience possible. Our consumers, as well as valued retail partners, have always depended on both the Denon and Marantz brands for the most advanced innovations and leading-edge technologies that take the home entertainment experience to the next level and provide creative solutions for maximum enjoyment and flexibility.”
About Denon Electronics
Denon celebrates its 100th Year Anniversary in 2010, carrying on its tradition of excellence with a renewed commitment to the highest quality home theater, audio and software products. Denon is recognized internationally for innovative and groundbreaking products and has a long history of technical innovations, including the development and groundbreaking commercialization of PCM digital audio. Denon Electronics is owned by D&M Holdings Inc.
Marantz America is committed to upholding the tradition of technological superiority initiated by founder Saul Marantz. In keeping with this emphasis on quality, Marantz audio and video components are carried only by the nation’s premier independent audio/video specialty retailers. Additional information is available at www.us.marantz.com and www.facebook.com/marantzamerica. Marantz America is a wholly owned subsidiary of D&M Holdings Inc.