How to Make Tidal Connect Marantz Receivers [Full Guide]

By Miley Swift Updated on 2024-03-27 / Update for Tidal Tips

Marantz is a company that develops high-end audio products like AV receivers, amplifiers, CD players, etc. With durability and fantastic design, Marantz receivers are popular all over the world. If you are looking for the best home sound experience, then the Marantz receiver has you covered.

All Marantz receivers come with many streaming music services including Spotify, Amazon Music, Tidal, and so on. If you plan to listen to Tidal seamlessly, keep reading. We will show you two effective ways to make Tidal connect Marantz receivers.

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Part 1. How to Make Tidal Connect Marantz Receivers via the HEOS App

With the built-in HEOS system, some Marantz receivers like NR1510, NR1200 and Marantz VS3003 allow you to stream music, podcasts, webcasts, and much more easily. You can use the HEOS app to play different songs in different rooms or the same song in multiple rooms. It's easy to set up and use. Now follow the steps below to make Marantz Tidal connect via HEOS.

1.1 How to Setup Marantz on the HEOS App

Step 1. Open the HEOS app and go to the 'Music' tab. Then tap on 'Settings' at the top-left corner, and choose 'Add Device'.

heos add device

Step 2. Plug in your Marantz receiver to ensure the front light is solid amber. Then click on 'Next'.

plug in marantz receiver

Step 3. Release the 'CONNECT' button on your Marantz and then choose 'Next' on your phone.

connect marantz to heos

Step 4. Now the HEOS app will recognize your Marantz receiver. Once the front light turns solid green, click on 'Next'.

heos search for marantz

Step 5. Connect to your Wi-Fi network by entering the Wi-Fi password. Then choose 'Join'. You can select a name for your receiver and tap on 'Next'.

connect marantz to wifi

Step 6. Now your Marantz receiver is connected to the network.

1.2 How to Access Tidal on Marantz Receiver

Step 1. Open the HEOS app, after which click on the 'Music' > 'Settings' option to create a HEOS account.

settings on heos app

Step 2. Now back to 'Settings' and then choose 'Music Sources' > 'Online Music' section.

set heos music source

Step 3. Please select Tidal as the target online music source. And you need to sign in to your Tidal account. If you don't have one, simply get Tidal for free via its 30 days free trial. Now you are well on your way to making Tidal connect Marantz receivers as well as amplifiers like PM7000N and MODEL 40n to play songs automatically.

access tidal on marantz receiver via the heos app

Part 2. How to Stream Tidal on Marantz Receivers Offline

To make Marantz Tidal connect a reality, it is necessary to be a Tidal paid subscriber. But we will present a perfect way to help free subscribers to connect Tidal to Marantz receivers. All you need is AudFree Tidal Music Converter, which can download Tidal songs to your computer while converting Tidal to FLAC, MP3, AAC, WAV, etc. Worth mentioning, the download speed is up to 5 times faster.

All the original audio quality will be preserved during the download process without any loss, even those MQA tracks. With the built-in editor, you can choose to customize the output parameters for your favorite Tidal music. Once finished, you can transfer Tidal music to Marantz receiver for offline listening and keep Tidal songs forever even after your Tidal subscription has expired.

AudFree Tidal Music Converter

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  • Download Tidal Music at 5X faster speed with original quality
  • Convert Tidal Music to MP3, FLAC, AAC, M4A, WAV, and M4B
  • Preserve ID3 tag information such as title, artist, album, genre, etc.
  • Help play Tidal on Marantz receivers, amplifiers, etc. offline

How to Link Tidal to Marantz Offline

Please install the AudFree Tidal Converter by clicking the 'Download' button above. Then we will guide you on how to convert Tidal music and listen to it on Marantz offline without Tidal HiFi/HiFi Plus.

Step 1Add Tidal Music to AudFree Tidable
import tidal music to audfree
Firstly, double-click to launch the AudFree Tidal Music Converter and you will see the Tidal app launch at the same time. Go to the Tidal app and find the track/album/playlist you want to play on your Marantz devices. Copy and paste the link of Tidal music into the search box on the tool's main screen. Then click the "+" button to import Tidal songs.
Step 2Define Tidal Format for Marantz Receivers
define tidal audio format for marantz receiver
Hit on the "menu" icon in the top right corner and select the "Preferences" option to open a new settings window. Go to the "Convert" section where you can set the output audio format for the Tidal music files. In addition, you can personalize the bit rate, channel and sample rate settings for a better listening experience.
🔺 Tips: Marantz receivers support audio in FLAC, MP3, WAV, WMA and ALAC formats.
Step 3Download Tidal Music for Marantz Receivers
download tidal for marantz receiver
When all the settings have been saved, press the "Convert" button in the bottom right corner to activate the downloading process. The AudFree Tidal Converter will start converting and downloading the Tidal songs. After a few minutes, you can find and check the converted Tidal file on your computer by clicking on the "Converted" icon.
Step 4Transfer Tidal Music to Marantz Receiver
play tidal on marantz through usb drive
Finally, you can transfer the Tidal music files to a USB drive or iPod and plug them into your Marantz receiver. After that, you can enjoy high-quality music from Tidal on Marantz VS3003, CINEMA 70s, and the rest offline.

Part 3. How to Choose Marantz Receivers for Playing Tidal

With several Marantz products in the market, how to buy a suitable and powerful one to play Tidal music? Here, we'd like to share some Tidal Marantz recommendations with you.

💥 Cheap Receivers: Marantz VS3003($199.00), NR1510($599.00) or CINEMA 70s($1,200.00).

💥 More Channels: CINEMA 30(11.4 channel), CINEMA 40(9.4 channel) or CINEMA 50(9.4 channel).

💥 Low Watts: CINEMA 70s(50 Watts/channel), NR1510(50 Watts/channel) or CINEMA 60(100 Watts/channel).

💥 High 8K Video Resolution: CINEMA 30, CINEMA 40, CINEMA 50, CINEMA 60 or CINEMA 70s.

💥 HEOS Built-In & Airplay & Amazon Alexa & Bluetooth & WiFi: CINEMA 30, CINEMA 40, CINEMA 50, CINEMA 60, CINEMA 70s or NR1510

💥 Apple Siri & Google Assistant & CINEMA 30, CINEMA 40, CINEMA 50, CINEMA 60, CINEMA 70s or NR1510

💥 USB Input & AUX input & HDMI Input: CINEMA 30, CINEMA 40, CINEMA 50, CINEMA 60, CINEMA 70s or NR1510

✨ For more filters and specific information, please go to Marantz's website.

✨ If you are searching for Marantz amplifiers like Marantz PM7000N or MODEL 40n, you can go to this page.

Part 4. FAQs about Tidal Marantz

Q1: Does Marantz Support Tidal?

A: Yes. You can get Marantz Tidal working via the HEOS app. Besides Tidal, the HEOS app also supports Spotify, Deezer, Napster, SoundCloud, Amazon Music and many more.

View also: How to Connect Spotify to Marantz

Q2: Can Marantz Play MQA?

A: No. Marantz doesn't support the MQA music directly. But you can use a model that supports a Type B USB as a DAC and be Roon Tested certified to stream MQA music. If you want to listen to Tidal MQA music on Marantz, you can use AudFree Tidal Music Converter. The detailed steps are shown in Part 2.

View also: How to Download Tidal MQA Files on Desktop/Mobile

Q3: Can I Use Tidal Connect to Play Music on Marantz?

A: No. While many receivers offer Tidal Connect, Marantz is not on the list. You can view supported devices for Tidal Connect here.

Q4: What Is the HEOS Tidal quality?

A: The HEOS Tidal quality means you can play Tidal music at up to 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC on the HEOS app. Besides, you can stream Tidal songs in AAC 320kbps.

Part 5. Final Thoughts

You can get two effective ways to make Tidal connect Marantz receivers online or offline. To use the HEOS app, you need to set up your Marantz receiver and connect to a Wi-Fi network first. However, if you use the AudFree Tidal Music Converter, you can listen to Tidal music offline on your Marantz receiver without a Tidal subscription. And it can help you stream music from Tidal on Marantz amplifiers, Denon receivers or other devices. Hurry to choose a suitable way to fill your room with Tidal music and enjoy an authentic music experience.

Miley Swift

Miley Swift

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Miley Swift is a professional content creator in the field of music entertainment and tech. Passionate about Tidal streaming technology, she is adept in offering and updating relevant tech skills and tools of Tidal music.

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