The SR7001 comes complete with format conversion lets you watch older videos through the super-convenient HDMI format. And there’s a Second Zone audio/video output, too, so you can enjoy your entertainment throughout your entire home. There's an impressive feature count that includes 110-watt amplification per channel, automatic calibration, video upconversion to component quality and a complete range of surround formats including THX certification. It supports all the latest multichannel decoding formats for an impressive, enveloping 360 degree surround sound. Independent power supply circuits are incorporated for the FL display, audio and video sections for maximum separation, clarity and dynamic range. Direct the one you want to your display and to the SR7001’s built-in surround sound processor. This new full 1080P resolution encoded on HD DVDs require a high bandwidth of 10.2 gigabytes and a new path to pass through, HDMI with 1.3 versions. So keeping in mind these new buzz words, the new Marantz series receivers makes life easy.
Furthermore, thanks to a video upscaler, whatever analogue signal you put into the SR7001, it can be upscaled to component quality (the highest available for analogue). Also the SR7001 is out very soon which apparently features HDMI (aswell as Audyssey EQ) if that is important for you right now. That is if your display, or one you are contemplating, has only one HDMI input and you need 2. The SR7001 converts component to HDMI, but it won't upconvert the signal. If you input 480p via component, it will output 480p via HDMI.
Connections are in the numerous, with powered Zone 2 audio output (or to bi-amp the front speakers) and four-in two-out component video. There's no networking, USB or iPod connectivity ? When I plugged the digital optical cable from the blue ray, the Marantz doesn't shown on the screen all the speakers. Looks strange for me. When it has processed this it then calibrates speaker level, size, and distance. The system compensates for more than one listening location at the same time, giving nearly every listener in the room a "sweet spot" no matter where they're sitting.
Highly sophisticated decoding technologies are utilized to provide the very best performance, including the latest Dolby Digital and DTS formats that drive up to seven full-range speakers as well as subwoofer. And for the ultimate performance, our top-of-the-range receivers carry a THX badge: the film industry?s seal of approval indicating a product that conforms to the very highest standards.
But the biggest price cut is for the flagship SR9600 which is reduced from $6,999 to $4,999. Packing in power and features galore, including networking capability, this mid-priced receiver is an AV treat in a brushed aluminium case. Featuring seven 140W channels, it’s festooned with sockets and has both a capable handset – and a remote for a second zone.
Like other Marantz amps we've seen before, the SR7001 has a low tolerance for components which have a high signal output. This causes the "Peak" light to come on more often than not. We've found four of the best models on the market to help decide which is the best home cinema hub for you.
You might want to go ahead and contact Marantz directly. I had trouble with a dealer here and also assumed that I was at his mercy, until I finally just contacted the manufacturer .and the manufacturer eventually cleared everything up. Direct the one you want to your display and to the SR7001's built-in surround sound processor. Unlike earlier HDMI connections, these handle multi-channel sound with ease. There are endless threads on this forum about the differences and merits of using direct radiating rear speakers vs. I highly suggest you seek them out and read up on the subject.