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Marantz launches debut app

David Davies 8 September 2010
Marantz launches debut app

Marantz Wizz App enables users to transfer control of the company‘s SR7005 AV networking receiver and AV7005 network preamp to the iPhone and iPod Touch. The app comes preloaded and ready to use.

Key functionalities include: main zone power on/off; volume up/down; mute on/off; input selection; tuner control; surround modes; menu control by cursor; and zone 2 and 3 basic control. The app’s bi-directional feedback with the AV/SR7005 is said to enable “super-fast” status reports on features such as volume, source, and surround mode.

Additionally, Wizz App delivers control of Networked/USB-connected sources. Playback controls – such as file selection, play and stop – of connected PCs and NAS drives are accessible via the app and users can browse internet radio stations via their iPhone/iPod Touch.

Wizz App also enables viewing of PC/NAS-stored music libraries and can open up iPhone and iPod Touch control of additional Marantz equipment – such as Blu-ray and CD players – connected to the AV/SR7005 via Marantz’s remote D-bus system.

Wizz App is available free of charge for download from the Apple App Store from this month. It will initially be compatible with the AV7005 pre-amp/SR7005 AV receiver (after a software update scheduled for the end of this month) and a Demo Mode will also be available. Further Marantz products will be added to the Wizz App-compatible list in the near-future.

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