Marantz's new Melody Media lifestyle system (also known as the M-CR603), has a feature list that's surprisingly long given its compact size.
The Melody Media CD receiver can power two pairs of speakers - a rare feature for discreet, one-box systems.
Radio lovers are well catered for. The Media includes tuners for AM, FM, DAB and DAB+. Audio can be streamed from computers and so internet radio can be played through the unit, too.
The USB socket is iPod/iPhone-friendly and, with a small additional charge, iPods, computers, etc. can send music to the receiver wirelessly via AirPlay.
Power output is above what small systems tend to produce, too, and the sound quality is excellent.
Just like Marantz separates, the system is nicely finished to a high standard and is, of course, supplied with a remote control.
The Marantz Melody Media is available now at Hi-Fi Stereo.