Posted Fri Jul 9, 2010 at 07:00 AM PDT by Dick Ward
The newest from Marantz features a classic look, streaming capabilities, and plenty of power.
For a receiver to truly work, it needs a good mixture of brains and brawn, which is what Marantz is aiming for with the new SR7005.
A 400Mhz, 32-bit Sharc DSP from Analog Devices provides the brainpower – taking on audio decoding, and the variety of Audyssey technologies built in. You can correct for room acoustics with MultiEQ XT PRO, keep sound at the right level at low volumes with Dynamic EQ and get rid of those loudness spikes with Dynamic Volume.
The muscle of the 7005 is a current feedback amplifier circuit that uses Marantz HDAMs and an oversized low impedance transformer. The system was originally designed for SACD playback, and according to Marantz, it's ideal for DTS-HD Master Audio and Dolby True-HD.
There's plenty more to the receiver, like Anchor Bay upconversion, a built-in digital media player that can pull audio from your PC or NAS drive, and a phono pre-amp made just for vinyl.
You'll be able to pick up the Marantz SR7005 this August at a price of $1,599.
Source: High Tech Review
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