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    Default Marantz AV7005 Home Theater Preamp Processor Reviewed




    If you are a true home theater enthusiast, you are never truly satisfied with your system's performance. A true enthusiast always wonders, "How can my system be made better?" Some take the smart route of tweaking the equipment they have on hand, or better yet address the room in which their theater resides. However, there comes a point in every gear head's life that the upgrade bug bites and bites hard.
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    This is a true audiophile pre/pro at an affordable price. All of the other brands better step up...
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    What does adding a pre/pro to my setup actually do to enhance it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by elwaylite View Post
    What does adding a pre/pro to my setup actually do to enhance it?
    You really wouldn't/couldn't want to add one to your current setup, you would want to replace your setup with this and a nice multi channel power amp.
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    Gotcha, so you let the pre/pro do the processing, then buy a separate amp, just for that, power.
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    You got it. A pre/pro is cleaner, gives you more options and is more flexible than a AVR. Then you can find the amp (almost any brand) that suits your needs. Plus this model uses the same video processor as the Oppo Blu-ray BDP93 does...
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    This statement from the reviewer says it all -

    "overall the AV7005 proved to be a stellar all-rounder that when paired with a quality power amp took my home theater to a whole new level of performance. The AV7005 from Marantz is one AV preamp I'm not about to let go of nor stop recommending to my friends and family, which is precisely why I bought my review sample. It is that good."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Loves2Watch View Post
    You got it. A pre/pro is cleaner, gives you more options and is more flexible than a AVR. Then you can find the amp (almost any brand) that suits your needs. Plus this model uses the same video processor as the Oppo Blu-ray BDP93 does...
    That price is insane.

    If you had the Oppo 93/95, would there be any added benefit to run your video through the pre/pro, or would it be better to go direct to your screen?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blacknoir View Post
    That price is insane.

    If you had the Oppo 93/95, would there be any added benefit to run your video through the pre/pro, or would it be better to go direct to your screen?

    -Bn
    You would want to choose either one or the other for video processing (the Oppo or the Marantz) it would be a toss up. I would try both ways to see which looked and tested better. Of course the pre/pro video processor would be used for any other video inputs.. Yes what a price for such a nice piece of equipment. I own an Integra which is no slouch either.
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    Hopefully when Marantz updates their pre/pro models for 2012, they will add Audyssey MultiEq AT32, even if it goes into a higher priced model.

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