Marantz America, a provider of home entertainment solutions, has announced the introduction of its SR7005, a 7-channel, integrated audio/video receiver that addresses multi-room signal distribution needs. The SR7005, which replaces the SR7002, will be available in August 2010 for a suggested retail price of $1,599.
High-Def Audio/Video Distribution and Content-Sharing
The SR7005 is a 7-channel home theater A/V Receiver (125Wx7 - 8 ohms) that offers three-zone, three-source audio distribution capability and support for high-definition audio and video performance from many digital sources. It includes six HDMI v1.4a inputs with 3D (all mandated formats), as well as DLNA v1.5 (Digital Living Network Alliance) to provide content sharing among connected devices. It supports High Definition multichannel formats such as Dolby TrueHD and DTS HD Master Audio, plus integrates key audio standards. The SR7005 is also compatible with the Apple iPod and iPhone, with iPod Digital Direct via front-panel USB input and external control via Crestron, AMX, Control4 as well as other recently released devices. Notably, the SR7005 features advanced codecs such as the new Audyssey DSX decoding, and its I/O connection and Bluetooth connectivity allow users to wirelessly enjoy files from any Bluetooth-enabled source, including mobile and PC sources such as iPhone and iPad collections, through their home theater system. The receiver decodes the audio of digital files via internal D/A converters, and allows dual operation for iPod playback via the iPod itself or AVR's remote.
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Noted Kevin Zarow, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Marantz America: "The SR7005 is a reflection of where Marantz is headed, as well as how much we have learned from our longstanding heritage in audio leadership. This single-component solution is packed with the latest performance and convenience features and brings together today's most advanced audio decoding and enhancement technologies. Home theater enthusiasts and custom integrators who want a multi-functional, leading-edge component to serve as a home entertainment 'hub' and provide the ultimate in A/V distribution for today and for tomorrow need look no further."
Ways to Enjoy Internet Content
In addition to its multi-zone networking capabilities, the SR7005 offers ways to enjoy more personal content from Internet sources into user's home entertainment systems, allowing for streaming of both Pandora and Flickr, as well as audio and photos directly from their PCs. Users have access to over 14,000 Internet radio stations and a variety of content providers such as the Rhapsody and Napster music services*.
Custom Integration Features
The unit offers custom-installation features like the M-XPort (Marantz eXpansion Port), which delivers Bluetooth reception via the RX101 Bluetooth Receiver (sold separately) and external control options. Also, the unit's DLNA v1.5 powers content sharing among connected devices. The SR7005's Control4 Certification offers compatibility and integration with all Control4 IP-based home automation and entertainment systems, as well as compatibility with Windows 7, offering compatibility with the 'Play To' functionality of the new Microsoft OS. A new front-panel chassis design features a fold-up front panel. The unit also features the traditional circular display and Marantz star, design features that debuted in 1962 on the Model 9 amplifier and continue today in Marantz's Reference Series of components. Along with the aesthetics come technologies such as HDAM's in the preamplifier stage and a discrete output stage with current mode voltage amplifier intended to improve distortion and signal-to-noise performance.
MultEQ XT and MultEQ Pro room correction and calibration technology from Audyssey Laboratories helps to maximize room acoustics for multiple listeners, compensating for speaker and room capabilities by creating a "sweet spot" for every listener in the room. Web and IP Control lets integrators perform system setup and maintenance from a remote location - even potentially fixing a customer problem from their office.
*Some services may require a subscription or membership for use.
Additional information is available at www.us.marantz.com.