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Atlantic
2011-02-20, 11:06
(very) new poster here, and may I first apologise if I have posted in the wrong forum?

Happily running SBS (on linux) and a few SBRs, and am very impressed by the system. I was thinking of getting a Marantz MCR603 (looks quite good to me)

[not permitted to post the link, but the device is on the Marantz site]

and wondered whether it could be used as a player on my SBS?

It has a network port, and is (definitely) DLNA certified but I cannot see from the downloaded manual whether it will 'only' work with DLNA systems or whether it could also work with SBS's ...stream.mp3 as an HTTP player. (I realise an SBR could drive it anyway, and probably very nicely since the MCR603 has an optical input.) As I understand it, SBS can act as a DLNA client, but not act as a DLNA server (though there is a DLNA 'intermediary' application - which works on Windows, but not Linux). Hence, I assume that this Marantz unit could only connect to SBS as an HTTP device using ...stream.mp3

Has anyone any experience of this unit?

I'd be grateful for any opinions

regards, Atlantic

pski
2011-02-20, 20:52
(very) new poster here, and may I first apologise if I have posted in the wrong forum?

Happily running SBS (on linux) and a few SBRs, and am very impressed by the system. I was thinking of getting a Marantz MCR603 (looks quite good to me)

[not permitted to post the link, but the device is on the Marantz site]

and wondered whether it could be used as a player on my SBS?

It has a network port, and is (definitely) DLNA certified but I cannot see from the downloaded manual whether it will 'only' work with DLNA systems or whether it could also work with SBS's ...stream.mp3 as an HTTP player. (I realise an SBR could drive it anyway, and probably very nicely since the MCR603 has an optical input.) As I understand it, SBS can act as a DLNA client, but not act as a DLNA server (though there is a DLNA 'intermediary' application - which works on Windows, but not Linux). Hence, I assume that this Marantz unit could only connect to SBS as an HTTP device using ...stream.mp3

Has anyone any experience of this unit?

I'd be grateful for any opinions

regards, Atlantic

Welcome to the fun.

I don't think any Marantz is a player. Players are hardware or software made or supported by Logitech.

I had a Marantz 1060 years ago. It was a crazy good integrated amp decades ago.

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tedfroop
2011-02-21, 19:40
Welcome to the forum Atlantic,

The beta version of Squeezebox Server had a dlna server built in at the moment and there is a 3rd party add on as well. The sever built into the beta is not complete as far as I know at this time but you may want to have a look in the 3rd party add on's to check on the other one.

My experiences with DLNA have been with video only and have been somewhat frustrating to this point. The most difficult part of the standard at this point is finding good server software that does what you want. I wish you luck.

(And if you get frustrated, consider a Squeezebox as it does work with SBS)