Media Streamer

Marantz NA7004 Network Music Streamer

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Introduction

Almost every manufacturer these days is including some type of network support in their products. From receivers that connect to home music servers and disc players that stream music and video from the internet, we have lots of options for enjoying content with our home entertainment systems. While Marantz has been including network support in their products for a while, they have not offered a stand-alone network streamer until now.

The Marantz NA7004 is designed to be a dedicated network audio player (i.e., "streamer" - which acquires the music from a server that stores music rather than having music stored within its own chassis). It does not tackle video, but it does all things audio. Whether you have music stored on your iPod, iPhone, iPad, a Windows or Apple computer, a USB drive, or you just use an internet service like Pandora, Rhapsody, or Napster to enjoy your music, the NA7004 offers a solution to enjoy that music with your existing home entertainment system. This is no easy task given the wide array of components, file formats, networking challenges and computer software involved to deliver music over a home network. Let’s take a closer look at the capabilities of the Marantz NA7004 and see how well it performs as a network audio player.

Specifications

  • Design: Network Music Streamer
  • Codecs: MP3, WMA, MPEG-4 AAC, WAV, and FLAC
  • DAC: Cirrus Logic CS4398
  • MFR: 2 Hz – 50 kHz - 3 dB
  • THD+N: 0.001% @1 kHz
  • Outputs: RCA Analog, Headphone, Coax, Toslink Optical Digital
  • Inputs: Ethernet, Coax, Toslink Optical Digital, USB (2)
  • Dimensions: 14.25" H x 17.4" W x 13.5" D
  • Weight: 14.33 Pounds
  • MSRP: $799.99 USA
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