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Marantz Goes With Spotify

Marantz America announced that it will support the Spotify digital music service in several of its audio receivers.

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Unedited press release follows:


– With Seamless Integration of Spotify Marantz Owners Will Be Able to Access Millions of Songs, Either Through Their Receiver or Using Marantz Remote App via Smartphone –

Mahwah, NJ, September 5, 2012 — Marantz®, a world renowned leader in advanced audio technologies, today announced that it has partnered with Spotify to incorporate the award-winning digital music service in new and upcoming products, including the new AV7701 Pre Processor ($1,699.99). In addition, the company is offering a free firmware update for owners of four of its current high-performance receivers, including the SR7007 ($1,799.99), SR6007 (SRP: $1,199.99) SR5007 (SRP: $849.99), and NR1603 (SRP: $649.99). Owners of these four models will be able to obtain the Spotify Firmware update beginning immediately. Owners of these receivers with a Spotify Premium subscription will now be able to enjoy a more personalized and wider-ranging music listening experience, bringing a nearly unlimited number of songs into their homes. All four receivers also provide access to popular content sources including Sirius XM, vTuner Internet radio and Pandora*.

Marantz Owners Will Have Access to Huge Spotify Music Library
Thanks to Marantz’s new alliance with Spotify,  owners of the company’s receivers and other advanced products will have direct access to the popular service’s over 18 million music tracks, all available for streaming. Notably, Spotify delivers most of its Premium music content at a high-quality 320 Kbps bitrate, delivering the highest quality high-fidelity listening experience.

Making the Connection to More Content, Quickly and Easily
Marantz makes its a  priority in all of its advanced products to help consumers make the connection to all their favorite content quickly and easily. The incorporation of Spotify in its new and upcoming products, as well as through the free firmware update for the four exisitng receivers, reflects Marantz’ commitment to allow people to integrate more of their favorite content into their lives.  Music lovers everywhere already enjoy a vast library of music through their PCs and mobile devices on Spotify. With Spotify, Marantz  customers will now have a simple and seamless way to enhance and expand their home networks.

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About Marantz
Marantz America, LLC is committed to upholding the tradition of technological superiority initiated by founder Saul Marantz. In keeping with this emphasis on quality, Marantz audio and video components are carried only by the nation’s premier audio/video specialty retailers. Additional information is available at and Marantz America, LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of D&M Holdings Inc.

About D+M Group
D+M Group is a global company dedicated to enhancing life through inspired sound solutions delivered anytime, anywhere. With a strong belief that “Performance is everything,” D+M is focused on innovation to meet the needs of customers in an increasingly digital world. Serving the consumer, professional and automotive markets, D+M Group brands include Allen & Heath, Boston Acoustics ®, Calrec Audio, Denon ®, Denon DJ, Denon Professional, Marantz ®, Marantz Professional, McIntosh ® Laboratory and Premium Sound Solutions. D+M Group has approximately 2,000 employees worldwide, with products and services marketed in more than 45 countries. D+M Group is a Bain Capital portfolio company.

All other product and brand names with a trademark symbol are trademarks or registered trademarks of D&M Holdings, Inc., or its subsidiaries.

About Spotify
Spotify is an award-winning digital music service that gives you on-demand access to over 18 million* songs. Our dream is to make all the world’s music available instantly to everyone, wherever and whenever they want it. Spotify makes it easier than ever to discover, manage and share music with your friends, while making sure that artists get a fair deal.

Spotify is available in 15 countries including USA, UK, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Denmark, France, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Belgium, The Netherlands, Spain, Australia and New Zealand, with more than 15 million active users and over 4 million paying subscribers.

* Catalogue size varies between countries.