By D&M Holdings
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Now you can have the exquisite look and feel of your Marantz Consolette Premium Speaker Dock right in the palm of your hand. That’s because this new App has been specially created to radiate the same irresistible Premium Range design philosophy. A philosophy that combines understated confidence with timeless elegance.
For example, at start-up the iconic Marantz porthole and its retro-style starburst confirm that you are connected with true craftsmanship. The App’s touch-screen controls simulate the unit’s own buttons, while the Gyro volume controller is digitally recreated to perfectly reflect this truly remarkable unit: the first ever AirPlay Speaker Dock for Audiophiles.
Packed with power and intelligence
But it’s not just about appearances: this App has power and intelligence. Not only does it give you full remote control of your Consolette, you can also browse effortlessly through your entire home network and any portable device connected to it. And then there are the thousands of Internet radio stations – all just a button-press away. What’s more, the Consolette App includes a premium music player, so you can play high-quality music on your iOS device, create playlists or simply add songs to the queue.
Premium music player
•Browse your iPod library by Artist, Song, Playlist or Album
•Create new and edit existing Playlists
•Add songs in Queue mode as and when you want
•Save Queue as Playlist
•Shuffle and Repeat playback modes
All-encompassing music server
•Browse and play music files from any PC, Mac or NAS drive connected to your network
•Browse and play music from any USB drive or any other portable device
Easy access to internet radio
•Get any of the thousands Internet radio stations worldwide
•Browse Internet radio stations by location, genre, language or podcast
•Preset your favorite Internet radio stations
•Choose the best bitrate from stations that support multiple streams
Fast and easy setup/operation
•The App gives you full remote control of your Consolette
•It automatically selects the same language as your iOS
•Languages include: English, German, Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, Russian, French, Italian, Swedish and Dutch
•Enables you to give individual names to each of your Consolettes
•Stream wirelessly over AirPlay to the Consolette or any other Marantz AirPlay compatible product
•Convenient alarm features: Sleep Timer, Alarm and Nap Timer
•The Marantz Consolette App requires iOS 5 or later and works with the iPhone 3GS or later, the iPod Touch 3rd generation or newer, and all iPads (in 2x mode).
•DRM protected iTunes music is not supported by the Marantz Consolette App or any 3rd party music App
•iTunes Match will be supported in a future update
•Wi-Fi or other data connection is required to stream Internet radio
•Availability of "Time Seek function" depends on the specification of Media servers
•Availability of Internet Radio Stations depends on countries
What's New in Version 1.0.2
What’s new in version 1.0.2
1. iPhone 5 screen size is supported.
2. Room Name Setup is added.
3. Home Screen is improved so that all of the input sources are editable.
4. All settings for the unit are included in the App.
5. Preset buttons for the Internet Radio are moved onto the Home Screen.
6. Go-back-home button is added to the Music Server and Internet Radio screens.
7. Play / Pause buttons are separated.
8. iOS volume is not displayed when AirPlay is used.
9. Mute button on the Music Player is added.
10. The text becomes blue when a button is highlighted.
*Please update your Consolette to the latest firmware by following the update procedure.
Doesn't work beyond setup
While the app is useful for getting the Consolette on your network during setup, after that, it only loads in barely functional state. The entire interface except the settings 'gear' button on the bottom and power button on the top is greyed-out' and inaccessible, making it virtually unusable.
Thankfully for a huge majority of my use, I'm going through my iPhone's music player or Pandora app to control what the Consolette plays so it doesn't limit my enjoyment of the otherwise amazing speaker
Love how the dock gets wifi details from docked iDevice when you push NetLink in Consolette app... Also the best net radio I've seen, with that "local" tab. Everything easy and working as expected.... Maybe bad reviews were versions earlier than 1.02 with 08-13 firmware?
It's ok when it works. Which is rare
I cannot count the number of days, weeks, when I could not use the Consolette due to its failure to connect on my network. Beyond comprehension. When it does work, it's quite cool. But that is a very rare pleasure.
- Category: Entertainment
- Updated: Mar 11, 2013
- Version: 1.0.2
- Size: 12.8 MB
- Languages: English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish
- Seller: D&M Holdings Inc.
- © 2013, D&M Holdings Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.