Marantz America, a provider of home entertainment solutions, has announced the introduction of two 7-channel audio video receivers, Models SR6005 and SR5005. The SR6005, which will be available in September for a suggested retail price of $999, will replace the Model SR6004 in Marantz' lineup, adding to that unit's feature set with a built-in HD radio tuner, 6 HDMI 1.4 inputs, 7.2 dual subwoofer output and more. The SR5005, which will be available beginning in August for an SRP of $799, will replace the Model SR5004, debuting a new fold-up front panel (which is also featured on the new SR6005) as well as increased power, satellite radio and more. Both new models have been upgraded to HDMI 1.4 (3D/Audio Return Channel), with front-panel USB connectivity for iPod digital, plus upscaling of HDMI to HDMI 1080p video signal.
Noted Kevin Zarow, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Marantz America: "The
introduction of our new SR6005 and SR5005 receivers represents both a continuation of Marantz' longstanding priority in audio excellence, as well as our commitment to the future of home entertainment with products that not only offer the ultimate in sound quality, but also feature the very latest connectivity and contentaccess technologies, with aesthetically pleasing, uncluttered designs and total user convenience."
Both models provide upscaling of the HDMI signal to HDMI 1080 video signal; the SR6005 features six HDMI inputs, the SR5005 features four. In addition, both the SR6005 and SR5005 feature front-panel USB inputs that are compatible with the iPod and iPhone, and support playback of MP3, WMA and WAV files, and provide playback control via remote (Play, Stop, FF, BWD, Skip Forward, Random and Repeat Play), while showing music track information on the unit's newly designed Graphical User Interface. Both models feature processing and sonic enhancement technologies to increase compatibility with today's sound formats. For example, both support audio bit-streams up to 320kbps, as well as featuring the latest Dolby Pro Logic llz, Dolby True HD, and dts HD decoding. They also feature a full 10-bit video processor that supports an I/P converter for video scaling to 1080p from all analog sources as well as the transcoding of analog signals to HDMI. Both models accept LPCM 7.1 signals from a Blu-Ray player and have dual component outputs as well as DC Triggers and RS232C. Like all Marantz A / V receivers, both the SR6005 and SR5005 offer features and capabilities that will appeal particularly to custom installers. Marantz' new shallower chassis design (<16" deep) makes the units suited to rack-mounting, and additional room on the backside for cabling. A cursor-controlled menu system enables operation. Both models feature Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Dynamic Volume and MultEQ Auto Calibration.
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