The Marantz SR7005 is a superbly specified AV receiver which delivers a hugely impressive performance. A 125 watts per channel amplifier is the beating heart of this 7 channel amp which can be configured for either 7.1 output (and 7.2 with dual subwoofers), or 5.1 with bi-amped front outputs enabling superior stereo performance from biwireable speakers.
The SR7005 is fully HD Ready and is perfect for Blu-ray movies and other HD content. It has HDMI v1.4 connectivity which supports full 1080p video and 3D content. In addition it has a host of other video inputs, all of which can be up-converted to HDMI and up-scaled to 1080p, so all your sources will look at their best. HD audio is excellently catered for too with decoding of Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus and DTS-HD Master Audio. It also supports the new Dolby Pro Logic IIz and Audyssey DSX systems. With this clever processing the 7005 can give extra height or extra width to the soundstage by driving two speakers positioned either above your screen or to the side (as well as the normal fronts and centre). This creates extra space and a more realistic soundfield, meaning you feel even more involved in the film. The receiver also supports the HDMI v1.4 audio return feature, so you can carry digital audio from your TV via the same cable used to output video.
The SR7005 has Ethernet connection so you can access thousands of Internet radio stations and other Internet content such as Last.fm* and Napster*. You can even view photos from the Flickr* website. In addition, connect the '7005 to your home network and you'll be able to stream music (including MP3, Windows Media and FLAC files) and photos from DLNA and uPnP devices such as computers, NAS drives or media servers.
Audyssey MultEQ auto-microphone calibration and a user friendly on-screen display mean that setting up and fine tuning the SR7005 is a doddle. Just plug it in, turn it on and the system will take you through the setup procedure.
All this plus AM and FM (with RDS and Radiotext) tuners, direct digital playback from iPods and iPhones, MP3, WMA and FLAC file playback from compatible USB memory sticks or flash drives, an intuitive remote control and stylishly designed, sturdy casework. The SR7005 will make the perfect centrepiece for your home cinema system.
You can also add Bluetooth capabilities, allowing you to stream music to the SR7005 from your Bluetooth enabled phone, MP3 player or computer, by adding the Marantz RX101 Bluetooth adaptor.
With a firmware upgrade available from Marantz, you can also add Airplay support, allowing you to stream music from iPhones, iPod Touches and networked computers with iTunes. Visit http://www.marantz.eu/airplay/en/
for more details on this upgrade.