Marantz Professional Raises the Standards of the CD Player Market with New PMD-526C

Thu, December 15, 2016

Cumberland RI, USA (December 15, 2016)— Marantz Professional (, a leading manufacturer of sophisticated recording/playback solutions for the professional A/V market, today announced the introduction of their PMD-526C professional CD player with Bluetooth® and USB.

Recognizing a crucial need in the professional sound space for a versatile CD player that can deliver first-rate sound from a compact 1U format, the new Marantz Professional PMD-526C is a highly versatile yet affordable media player that excels in applications where users bring their own devices to the venue. The PMD-526C plays not only CD media but provides Bluetooth connectivity, USB playback, SD card functionality and a 3.5mm AUX input.

Perfect for both advanced individual users and commercial applications, this player features Bluetooth Pairing, Front Panel Lock, Power On Play, direct access to tracks, memory of settings after loss of power, RS-232c control and balanced XLR output. The PMD-526C offers the kind of performance, build quality and versatility that is difficult to find even on competitive units costing several hundreds of dollars more.


  • Bluetooth 3.0 pairing up to (8) devices
  • Slot-loading CD transport
  • SD card reader on front panel
  • USB host port for file playback
  • 10-button direct track access
  • 3.5mm AUX input for playback from portable players
  • RS-232c control capable
  • Balanced (XLR) and unbalanced (RCA) outputs

“The new PMD-526C rewrites the rules about what’s possible from a 1U player in today’s market,” said Paul Jenkins, Vice-President of Sales for Marantz Professional. “In terms of raw audio performance, operational versatility, compact size and built quality, we’re simply not aware of another professional-grade unit that can compare to it, certainly not anywhere near this price point.”

U.S. retail price is $299.

It will be available in Q1, 2017.


About Marantz Professional

Marantz Professional is a leading manufacturer of professional recording and playback solutions. Drawing upon a decades-long history of engineering innovations, Marantz Professional supplies no-compromise audio and video recording technology to critical users in every professional endeavor.

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