Your audio system isn? t complete until you have access to your entire collection, and by connecting the Marantz NA7004 into your home network via the Ethernet LAN port on the system, you? ll be able to get to all the great audio content you have on your home computer. Streaming from services like Pandora, Rhapsody, and Napster give you more options for discovering music, while the Made for iPod front USB port lets you take advantage of all the files you have stored on your iPhone or iPod. Finally, with both digital and analog connections, you can easily incorporate the system into your home audio system. The NA7004 makes your home entertainment world far, far larger than you imagined. The NA7004 connects to your home network, interfacing with other connected components while putting you in touch with virtually everything on the web. It gives you easy ways to listen to the music you’ve already stored on an iPhone or other portable music player, and stream audio from a wide variety of sources.
Not being a technophile I was intimidated by the thought of a network device. Rest assured the NA7004 is virtually plug and play. I plugged it in and five minutes later music was playing through my speakers.
My needs are for detailed classical listening. So quality of sound was my main goal. Paired with a Marantz PM8004 this unit has meet my needs.
Installation was quick and easy. Now the sound. After a fair amount of break in time I would say that the sound is great. No you are not getting CD quality. But you are getting virtually the same sound quality as most any FM station. Pleanty of bass and very little if any treble rolloff. The sound has detail and imaging. Also the M-Dax feature acts as a loudness booster of offset any treble deficiets resulting from poor streaming rates. If there is any short coming it is most likely due to slow streaming rate of a poor recording. But again if the recording and the streaming rate is good there is no difference between the NA7004 and a good quality FM station. And I use mine exclusively for classical music. The NA7004 plays as good as the signal coming in.
Marantz is bringing the entire world of music to your ears - enjoy it!
So as part of Marantz's new 2010/2011 product line it has launched the NA7004 Network Music Player (think Squeezebox). It is priced the same as Rotel's (yet to be released) Network Music Player. So with Marantz, Rotel, Cambridge Audio and Naim (UnitiQute - more expensive but includes 30 watt amp), n ... Read More »