Marantz flies in the world's first Apple AirPlay system

AV specialist Marantz has announced, what it is calling, "the world's first AirPlay certified music system".

AirPlay is Apple's latest attempt at music streaming, that lets you pump out your iTunes library across any compatible speaker setup.

The Marantz Melody Media all-in-one is a multi-format supporting system which includes a CD drive capable of playing CDR/RW, vMP3 and WMA encoded discs.

There's also radio functions aplenty with DAB/DAB+, FM and AM tuners with a 50 preset channel memory.

If you get bored of streaming your music, or can't be bothered to fire up your MacBook, you can also plug your iPod or iPhone straight in and play back via a pure audio signal.

The system contains two stereo amplifiers, each with 2 x 60W output, is DLNA compliant and the M-XPort lets you stream music via Bluetooth using the optional RX101 Bluetooth receiver.

The Marantz Melody Media will be out during October priced at £499.90. You'll have to fork out £40 more for the AirPlay firmware update in November.

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