Marantz America announced its flagship AV7005 7.2-channel Preamplifier ($1,499) for home theater, delivering unprecedented levels of musicality and performance, with advanced system-building flexibility for custom integrators. The next generation A/V separates component features a striking Marantz chassis design, with the traditional star and immediately recognizable Marantz front porthole display. The AV7005 is scheduled for availability in October 2010.
The AV7005 represents a consummate achievement in Marantz' ongoing mission to create products that will meet the demands of the most discriminating music listener, incorporating both classic features and styling as well as innovative technologies that offer new levels of convenience and flexibility. It features 6 HDMI 1.4(3D/Audio Return Channel) inputs, with 2 HDMI outputs, all ready for 3D. A front panel HDMI input allows for easy connectivity of camcorders and video game sources. For the ultimate in sonic performance, the AV7005 includes full HD audio processing with Pro-Logic IIz, as well as Audyssey MultiEQ XT and Audyssey DSX room EQ processing for impeccable and easy system setup. The AV7005 is fully DNLA 1.5 compliant, allowing smooth integration into home networks, and incorporates a built-in Internet radio, with streaming of popular music sources such as Napster, Rhapsody, and Pandora as well as photo playback and streaming via Flickr.
- DTS HD, Dolby True HD, Dolby ProLogic IIz
- 6 HDMI inputs, 2 outputs
- 3D Ready – HDMI 1.4a; audio return channel
- DNLA 1.5 support
- Internet radio/vTuner/Napster etc support
- USB input with iPod digital interface
- Audyssey DSX and MultEQ XT
- M-Xport (can be used with optional RX101 wireless Bluetooth audio module)
- MM phono stage
- Current Feedback with Marantz HDAM
- 7.2 channel XLR pre-out