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    Default Marantz AV7005 Preamp/processor


    When you consider that it retails for only $1600 with all these features....this is THE deal of the century.
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    The pre-amp/pro advantage.. With networking and AirPlay..even turntable inputs..

    Delegating the amplification duties to a separate component allows the AV7005 to keep a healthy distance between noise-inducing high voltage/high current circuits and sensitive low-level circuits. This means that the radio frequency and electromagnetic interferences that must be tamed in a receiver simply don't exist in a pre/pro, or are reduced by several orders of magnitude. The result is less distortion and less signal degradation in general.

    Elegant Design

    Aesthetically, the AV7005 is a sophisticated – and totally successful – exercise in minimalist design. At first glance, you'll see just two knobs, the iconic Marantz porthole-style display, and a smaller On/Standby button. Naturally, this elegantly simple front panel integrates with any décor.

    But don't mistake the AV7005's true personality. Look closely at the centered display first used on the Marantz Model 9 power amplifier. It provides an "at a glance" status check on input selection and gain setting. Immediately under this display, a drop-down door hides a vacuum fluorescent display, as well as secondary controls and connectors.

    Expansive Yet Compact

    Barely 16" deep from front panel controls to rear panel connectors, the AV7005 fits where other preamp/processors often can't – on a shelf or in a custom cabinet, and can be rack mounted using the optional rack mount kit RMK8003AV.

    Audio quality

    The AV7005's audio circuitry includes our proprietary HDAM (Hyper-Dynamic Amplifier Module) circuits and Current Feedback topology.

    Even vinyl aficionados will welcome the AV7005 as it includes a highly musical MM phono input implemented with the same current feedback technology that provides seamless octave-to-octave tonal balance for line-level inputs.

    HDAM

    HDAMs combine the short signal path advantages of ICs (integrated circuits) and opamps (operational amplifiers) with the superior sound quality of separate circuit components. Because HDAMs are discrete designs, Marantz engineers are free to choose the parts best able to preserve the sonic details of your favorite sources.

    Current Feedback

    Current feedback circuits usually exhibit faster rise and fall times and higher slew rates than their voltage feedback cousins. (Think of rise and fall times as an automobile's acceleration and braking capabilities respectively. Slew rate is analogous to a car's cornering ability.)

    As a consequence, current feedback designs track rapid sonic changes more accurately and thus sound more natural.

    M-DAX – Makes you iPod and MP3 Files Sound Better

    Marantz's M-DAX 2, an updated and refined version of the original Marantz Dynamic Audio eXpander, calculates just the amount of high frequency information typical file compression formats remove – and then restores it so you enjoy full fidelity when playing back MP3 or WMA music files.

    Connectivity

    The AV7005 makes your home entertainment world far, far larger than you imagined. In addition to conventional sources such as Blu-ray players and set-top cable/satellite boxes, the AV7005 preamp/processor gives you easy ways to listen to the music you've already stored on an iPhone or other portable music player, show your photos on the big screen, stream audio from a wide variety of sources, and enjoy music from your Bluetooth-enabled devices wirelessly with the optional RX101 module.

    DLNA

    The AV7005's Ethernet connection is DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) 1.5 and Windows 7 compliant. This means it's easier for you access and enjoy digital music from your PC.

    Streaming Media

    Access the world of Internet streamed media through various user interfaces and software. Choose from 1000s of Internet radio stations with vTuner. Listen to your favorite music through Rhapsody, Napster, and Pandora. Share photos with Flickr. In other words, connect!

    Bluetooth Wireless Audio (with optional RX101)

    Enjoy the world of wireless audio the AV7005. Just plug the optional RX101 Bluetooth module into the AV7005's rear panel M-XPort connector and enjoy traditional Marantz sound quality from your favorite Bluetooth-capable sources such as iPod, iPad and smart-phones.

    Surround Sound Processing

    The AV7005 handles all of today's most advanced surround sound formats. You'll find a full roster of Dolby technologies such as TrueHD, Digital Plus, Pro Logic IIz, IIx, II, Virtual Speaker, and Dolby Headphone. From dts, we've included HD Master Audio, High Resolution Audio, ES Discete6.1, Matrix6.1, Neo:6, 96/24, Express, and Neural Surround. Regardless of the audio format chosen by a content provider, the AV7005 will handle it.

    Audyssey

    In addition to these surround formats, you'll also find Audyssey's MultEQ XT Auto Calibration, MultEQ Pro for custom installations, Audyssey DSX, Dynamic Volume, and Dynamic EQ.

    You can use the full array of Audyssey technologies to tame your room's acoustic anomalies, preserve a source's full dynamic impact even at low volumes, and compensate for those "too loud" commercials that often intrude on your listening and viewing pleasure.

    The Audio/Video Connection Standard

    HDMI

    (High Definition Multimedia Interface) has become the de facto standard for connecting components in today's best home entertainment systems. The AV7005 fully supports the latest 1.4a version with six inputs (one on the front panel) and two outputs. You'll enjoy the convenience of single-cable connections, the latest 3D technology, an Audio Return Channel, and Standby Pass-Through. In addition, HDMI 1.4a supports a host of other performance enhancements.

    Video Features

    Anchor Bay 10-bit Video Processor/Scaler

    The ABT2015 10-bit processor, Anchor Bay's fourth-generation video engine, provides exceptional performance including transcoding, deinterlacing, and scaling to give you the flexibility and convenience once restricted to video professionals.

    Thanks to this processing power, you can now connect all your video sources, even legacy formats such as videotapes, and display their outputs via HDMI on your high definition TV.

    User Interface

    New color GUI/On-Screen Display

    Easy selection. Easy customization. Easy operation. Those are the benefits of the AV7005's new color GUI (Graphical User Interface)/On-Screen Display. Simplified yet comprehensive menu screens, liberal use of color, and consistent navigation commands make it easy to choose the performance parameters you want and integrate the AV7005 with the rest of your system.

    Enjoy Your Favorite Music in More than One Room

    For multi-zone operation, you can select different audio sources for Zones 2 and 3, even add a different composite or component video source for Zone 2. There are configurable 7.1 preamp outputs – both single-ended and balanced – as well as a second subwoofer output particularly useful in large rooms.

    Tuner Features

    With 56 AM/FM/HD tuner presets (eight stations in each of seven groups) you can memorize your favorite broadcasts, even those from the Internet, for easy and repeatable access.

    The AV7005's HD Radio allows you to access FM that sounds (almost) as good as CD and AM that often outperforms conventional FM.

    Ready for satellite radio? So is the AV7005. Simply add a Sirius home docking station (and a subscription) for a wide variety of exclusive programming.

    In Conclusion

    The AV7005 delivers state of the art level of performance and flexibility that has distinguished Marantz products for more than 50 years.

    Technology and tradition. These are Marantz trademarks and your assurance that the AV7005 will truly enlarge your world.
    "“Be quick, be quiet, and be on time.”
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    Default Re: Marantz AV7005 Preamp/processor

    I was just considering a Marantz SR6005 AVR, because someone told me they had very clean sound. Its a steal right now, decisions...
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    Default Re: Marantz AV7005 Preamp/processor

    Quote Originally Posted by elwaylite View Post
    I was just considering a Marantz SR6005 AVR, because someone told me they had very clean sound. Its a steal right now, decisions...
    I know they look darn good, they make a nice 5 channel amp too......J, separates are nice..
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    Default Re: Marantz AV7005 Preamp/processor

    It is certainly on my short list and looks to be a better deal than the Onkyo or Integra and the Vaporware Outlaw unit. I wonder what actual street prices are and does it have the ISF video controls like my Onkyo 809 does. That is plus for me.

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    I think Home Theater Mag reviewed this a while back with its matched amp and raved about it.

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    Default Re: Marantz AV7005 Preamp/processor

    Street price is as low as $1200 if you can find one.
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    Default Re: Marantz AV7005 Preamp/processor

    Onkyo does do some rather unusual things on how to assign inputs, does the Marantz work the same way?
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    Default Re: Marantz AV7005 Preamp/processor

    I have a friend that just bought one but I haven't played with it yet, I'll let you know....
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    Default Re: Marantz AV7005 Preamp/processor

    i have one of these on the way and have been reading through the manual in preparation (which is a bit mind boggling to me), however i cant find information to my specific query.

    i want to connect my turntable but i would prefer to connect it using my own turntable pre-amp and by-pass (not use) the on board MM pre built into the marantz, even though my phono cart is MM my phono pre-amp is high end and i would prefer to use it.

    can anyone advise how this can be achieved? on my old receiver the instructions stated that if using a TT pre then it said to connect to a different input e.g. the CD or other vacant input (which i what i do) instead of its phone stage input. but the marantz manual doesnt give an indication except to say that if using a MC cart then a separate phono pre-amp must be used?

    any help much appreciated, cheers

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    Default Re: Marantz AV7005 Preamp/processor

    I would just use another input too.....let us know how you like it....its sure is getting rave reviews...congrats.
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    Default Re: Marantz AV7005 Preamp/processor

    I notice your question is about hooking up your turntable. Trent(Memhis) seems pretty damn knowledgeable about turntables, you may want to go to the vinyl or turntable threads and search him out. Or, just PM him. He'd be glad to help I'm sure.
    Quote Originally Posted by primo View Post
    i have one of these on the way and have been reading through the manual in preparation (which is a bit mind boggling to me), however i cant find information to my specific query.

    i want to connect my turntable but i would prefer to connect it using my own turntable pre-amp and by-pass (not use) the on board MM pre built into the marantz, even though my phono cart is MM my phono pre-amp is high end and i would prefer to use it.

    can anyone advise how this can be achieved? on my old receiver the instructions stated that if using a TT pre then it said to connect to a different input e.g. the CD or other vacant input (which i what i do) instead of its phone stage input. but the marantz manual doesnt give an indication except to say that if using a MC cart then a separate phono pre-amp must be used?

    any help much appreciated, cheers
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    Default Re: Marantz AV7005 Preamp/processor

    I have had mine since when they first came out (about a year ago, I think). No complaints at all and does everything I need it to. I initially had it with an Marantz mm8003 amp but now have the Nad M25 amp. You can see pictures of it here:

    http://www.highdefjunkies.com/showth...-System/page50
    My equipment now consists of:

    Panasonic 65vt30 plasma TV
    5 Thiels Powerplane 1.2 in wall speakers for L,C,R and surround
    2 Thiel Powerpoint 1.2 ceiling mount speakers for Audessey wide
    Paradigm Reference Sub15
    NAD M25 master series 7 channel amplifier
    Marantz AV7005 pre/pro
    Oppo 93 blu ray player
    Parasound 2125 amp (to power the deck speakers)
    Paradigm Stylus 370 deck speakers
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    Your system looks killer Frolich.
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