Marantz America announced the ultimate all-in-one music source component, the NA7004 Network Audio Player ($799). It serves as a digital-to-analog converter for people with large collections of downloaded high-resolution music on their computers or other external storage devices who want to listen through their home audio systems. Notably, the NA7004's music reproduction capabilities outperform that of conventional CD players, revealing subtle nuances and dynamics of high-quality sound that are often lost in file transfer from downloaded music collections, ripped CDs and more.
Hearing Is Believing: Users Enjoy Better Sounding Digital Music
The NA7004 is a DLNA version 1.5-certified DMP (Digital Media Player) and DMR (Digital Media Renderer) capable of providing users with studio quality sound in home listening rooms. The NA7004 utilizes some of today's most advanced and innovative sonic-enhancement technologies to deliver pristine audio performance from all of today's most widely used digital music sources. Users also have access to vast collections of Internet radio stations for high-quality playback though a home audio system. Among its key performance and convenience features are a USB front-panel input featuring iPod Digital Connection and a back panel M-XPort for wireless Bluetooth streaming with optional RX101 Bluetooth Receiver. The NA7004 also includes access to over 14,000 Internet Radio stations. File types supported include FLAC, 96/24FLAC, WAV, WMA, WMA Lossless, MP3, MPEG-4 and AAC. The USB Audio Sample Rate / Word Depth is up to 96kHz / 24bit, and the built-in D/A converter mode provides 3 digital inputs. (COAX, OPTICAL, USB).
“The NA7004 is the solution to better sounding digital music that discriminating listeners have long been waiting for and will introduce legendary Marantz audio performance to a new generation of consumers who listen mostly to digital music. To create this brand new type of music enhancement product, Marantz engineers utilized all of their expertise in audio enhancement and technological innovation. The result is a product that fully lives up to the legendary Marantz name and audio heritage — an elegant single-component source solution that reveals the full potential of sound quality in digital music, bringing significantly more room-filling power, musical presence and depth to the performance.”
— Kevin Zarow, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Marantz America
A free Apple AirPlay upgrade is available now owners through a special limited time promotion at the Marantz website until December 31, 2011 ($49 after). AirPlay lets users stream songs from their iTunes music libraries on Mac or PC, as well as music stored on their iPad, iPhone or iPod touch, through their Wi-Fi network.