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(Pocket-lint) - Marantz’s Melody X is a new one-box hi-fi that’s the company’s smallest yet. It features CD, DAB+ and FM plus streaming via Bluetooth and Apple’s AirPlay 2 tech.

The compact Melody X is available from today in black or silver-gold for £629 or €699.


You’re also able to stream and multi-room via Denon and Marantz’s HEOS tech. That enables you to control music using the HEOS app although naturally, you’ll need other HEOS gear to multi-room your setup.

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The HEOS app enables you to stream music from Spotify, TuneIn Internet Radio, Sound Cloud, Tidal, Napster, Deezer or play music files on the Melody X.

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The four-channel system can drive two pairs of loudspeakers with independent volume control for each pair. You’re also able to choose to drive a single pair of speakers in bi-amping mode. Power is set at 2x60W, or 4x30W.

You’re also able to use the system with your TV setup by connecting a set-top box or Blu-ray player to the two digital audio inputs. The Melody X can automatically wake when sensing an audio signal and can be programmed to work with your TV’s remote for volume, mute and source selection.

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Writing by Dan Grabham.