Home Theater

Denon, Marantz Add Apple AirPlay to 9 Products

The upgrades, targeted for Nov. 15, will allow streaming of iTunes content throughout homes.

Products such as Denon's 100th Anniversary Product Collection Model AVR-A100 can soon be updated with Apple AirPlay streaming.
Robert Archer · October 11, 2010

Denon Electronics and Marantz America announce they will each offer Apple’s AirPlay music streaming capability via upgrades to nine network-capable audio/video components in their product lineups.

The upgrade will allow users to stream music from their iTunes libraries to AirPlay-updated Denon and Marantz components. Denon and Marantz are expected to launch the $49 upgrade on Nov. 25 through their websites. 

Denon will offer the upgrade on the following products:

  • AVR-4311CI (SRP: $1,999)
  • AVR-3311CI (SRP: $1,199)
  • AVR-991 (SRP: $999)
  • 100th Anniversary Product Collection Model AVR-A100 (SRP: $2,499)
  • N7 Networked CD Receiver and 2.0 Channel Speaker System, which includes the RCD-N7 CD Receiver (SRP: $599) and SC-N7 Stereo Loudspeakers (SRP: $199/pair)
Marantz will offer the upgrades on the following products:
  • Model SR7005 A/V Receiver (SRP: $1,599)
  • AV7005 A/V Preamplifier (SRP: $1,499)
  • NA7004 Network Audio Player (SRP: $799)
  • M-CR603 Networked CD Receiver (SRP: $699)

Bob Weissburg, president of D&M Holdings, the parent company of Denon and Marantz, says the addition of AirPlay to the feature sets of the selected Denon and Marantz components provides iTunes users with a convenient way of combining their music libraries with their home audio and home theater systems without having to add potentially cumbersome components. “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,” he says. 

“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.”

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  About the Author

Bob is an audio enthusiast who has written about consumer electronics for various publications within Massachusetts before joining the staff of CE Pro in 2000. Bob is THX Level I certified, and he's also taken classes from the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) and Home Acoustics Alliance (HAA). Bob also serves as the technology editor for CE Pro's sister publication Commercial Integrator. In addition, he's studied guitar and music theory at Sarrin Music Studios in Wakefield, Mass., and he also studies Kyokushin karate at 5 Dragons in Haverhill, Mass. Have a suggestion or a topic you want to read more about? Email Robert at robert.archer@emeraldexpo.com

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Home Theater · Speakers · Amplifiers · News · Apple · Denon · Distributed Audio · iTunes · Marantz · All Topics
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