The company’s latest introductions are the AV7005 pre-amp and two power amplifiers: the MM7025 and MM7055.
The network-capable AV7005 decodes audio signals sends them to the MM7055 and/or MM7025 amplifiers. With the power amps safely isolated in their own chassis and sporting their own dedicated power supplies, Marantz says that they are able to create ‘massive power without influencing the purity of the processing’.
Analogue and digital audio signals enter the AV7005 processor in a variety of ways to ensure all channels are kept completely separate, thus eliminating ‘channel crosstalk’ interference. For example, it is possible to route via one of the six 3D compliant HDMI 1.4 inputs, one of which is hidden behind the front cover for the simple connection of a 3D video camera. There is also a direct digital iPod USB input and a second double line display, which complements the circular display with more detailed information.
Alternatively, it is possible to route the audio signal via the DLNA1.5 certified network connection for streaming from a PC music library or listening to vTuner internet radio or services such as Napster and Last.fm. The product also offers Apple AirPlay music streaming capability and, for lovers of analogue music, a built-in, high quality phono stage.
At the core of the AV7005 is a Sharc 32-bit processor from Analog Devices that handles Audyssey DSX’s extra height and width channels, Audyssey EQ equalization for HD audio formats, and MultEQ XT advanced resolution room correction solution. Video is processed by the Anchor Bay ABT2015 from the company’s Video Reference Series (VRS). All analogue video sources are converted and scaled up to 1080p resolution, while digital HDMI upscaling is also available.
Power is provided by the five-channel MM7055 (140W per ch.), while those looking to extend their surround sound can add the two-channel MM7025 (140W per ch.) to their set-ups. In matching their designs to the AV7005, both power amplifiers include XLR and Cinch inputs, DC triggers and Marantyz bus for remote operation.
The AV7005, MM7055 and MM7025 in black are available now.