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Marantz launches first app

David Davies 22 September 2010
Marantz launches first app

The Wizz App for the iPhone and iPod Touch enables control of the Marantz SR7005 network AV receiver and AV7005 network preamp.

Incorporating an intuitive layout, 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.

Wizz App also delivers control of networked/USB-connected sources, while playback controls – such as file selection, play and stop – of connected PCs and NAS drives are accessible via the app. Wizz App also lets users flick through PC/NAS-stored music libraries, selecting tunes by artist, album, genre, etc.

The app also opens 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. Initially, it will be compatible with the AV7005 pre-amp/SR7005 AV receiver (after a software update scheduled for end of September) and there will be a Demo Mode available too. Further Marantz products will be added to the Wizz App-compatible list in the near-future.

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