"Commanding, Room-Filling Sound"
The Marantz MS7000 Consolette Premium Speaker Dock with 150 watts of total system power packs audiophile-grade sound quality into a highly functioning, compact system. This component can reproduce sound with exceptional precision and fidelity. It features versatile networking options and can wirelessly stream audio content from almost any device connected to your home network. With its built-in iPod dock, plus USB and line-in inputs, the Consolette brings rich, faithful sound reproduction to all of your audio sources.
England's What Hi-fi? magazine calls the Marantz "a really engaging and rewarding listen" and notes, "It’s got more features than its closest rivals."
"It offers commanding, room-filling sound that's both rich and detailed, sounding full and 'large' for its size," reports TrustedReviews.com. "We have to give a fair amount of credit for the impressive scale to the BMR drivers… Their output far belies their size."
"It Sounds Terrific"
"It sounds terrific," observes Dave Oliver in his Wired.co.uk review for October 25, 2013. "It looks gorgeous, in a retro sort of a way…"
"It looks gorgeous, it sounds sophisticated in its treatment of music, and the Consolette app is near perfect at both getting the unit networked and then providing access to its sources," sayd Jez Ford, AVhub.com.au, April/May 2013.
Exceptional Sound Performance
The Consolette reproduces music just as the artist intended, achieving precisely balanced low, mid, and high frequencies for premium performance at all volume levels. Its 150 watts of digital amplification delivers 50 watts per woofer and 25 watts per tweeter in a powerful, bi-amped configuration that is ready to meet any musical demand.
Special 2.6" Balanced Mode Radiator (BMR) drivers are deployed as tweeters. Operating in isolated sub-enclosures, these BMR drivers exhibit wide dispersion at high frequencies and enable the Consolette to render music with hi-fi imaging and soundstaging. It also boasts two 4.6" woofers for remarkable bass punch.
Built-In Wi-Fi and Ethernet for Network Streaming
This speaker dock delivers a potent set of digital features that transcend the category, and audio performance that delivers all musical styles in a manner that is truly immersive and engaging.
Using AirPlay and DLNA technologies, the MS7000 Consolette lets you stream music wirelessly from your iTunes library or mobile device (Apple, Android, or Windows) using a wireless network. The Consolette supports both wired and wireless connections to your home network. It goes far beyond streaming audio from your mobile device. It can also stream media from any PC, Mac, or network-attached storage drive on your network. With the Consolette you'll always have access to your entire digital music library.
Six Internet radio presets reside on-board the Consolette, making it possible to enjoy your favorite programming even when your iDevice or smartphone are unavailable. The Consolette also comes equipped with a USB input making it possible to share music easily with friends and family. And since the Consolette is compatible with a wide range of file types (including MP3, WMA, AAC, LPCM, WAV, and FLAC), you'll enjoy high-fidelity streaming across all popular formats.
Connects with iPods and Other Devices
With a built-in iPod dock, the Consolette can dock with, charge, and play media from almost any iPod, iPhone, or iPad. A set of gold-plated, high quality, analog line inputs enable wired connections to MP3 players, smartphones, CD, and SACD players, among others.
Elegant Design with Remote Control and App
Available in black chassis/black grille and silver chassis/white grille configurations, the Consolette is an elegant addition to any decor, and is equally appropriate in the home or office. The Consolette features an all-metal chassis finished smartly in clear or black anodize with hand polished front panel. Sitting atop the chassis is a stereo loudspeaker enclosure with a V-shaped back of highly polished walnut that recalls the classic loudspeaker designs of the 1950's. A reference-quality, metal remote control is included for easy access to all source and volume options.
A free Consolette app lets you control this speaker dock's broad array of digital audio features.
"It’s got more features than its closest rivals and those whose musical taste tends to lean towards simple ensembles – whether they be acoustic, electronic or poppy in nature – will find the Marantz a really engaging and rewarding listen."
- What Hi-fi? magazine
"It offers commanding, room-filling sound that's both rich and detailed, sounding full and 'large' for its size. We have to give a fair amount of credit for the impressive scale to the BMR drivers… Their output far belies their size."
"The Marantz Consolette tries to make the concept of hi-fi as furniture relevant to the 21st Century. It looks gorgeous, in a retro sort of a way…. It sounds terrific, and if that matters to you, it's worth ignoring the price tag."
- Dave Oliver, Wired.co.uk, October 25, 2013
"It looks gorgeous, it sounds sophisticated in its treatment of music, and the Consolette app is near perfect at both getting the unit networked and then providing access to its sources. Marantz’s dock has obvious rivals somewhat below this price, but the Consolette stands with the best of them."
- Jez Ford, AVhub.com.au, April/May 2013