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Marantz debuts new SR7005, SR6005, and SR5005 AV receivers

Marantz debuts new SR7005, SR6005, and SR5005 AV receivers

Marantz has unveiled three new AV receivers that all use much of the same tech and features. The new receivers all share features like Bluetooth, HDMI 1.4, and a fold up front panel. The SR7005 sells for $1,599, the SR6005 is $999, and the SR5005 is $799. All three have support for audio bit streams that are up to 320kbps along with multiple HD sound formats and have LPCM 7.1 signal support.

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Onkyo HT-S9300THX home theater system is 3D ready and THX certified

Onkyo HT-S9300THX home theater system is 3D ready and THX certified

Onkyo's latest attempt to get us all listening to surround sound has emerged, in the shape of the world's first 3D-ready and THX certified integrated home theater system.  The Onkyo HT-S9300THX bundles an HT-R9800 A/V receiver with seven speakers and a 12-inch subwoofer; it has four 3D-ready HDMI 1.4a inputs, 1080p HD upscaling, and Audyssey 2EQ room acoustics correction technology.

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Sony flagship ES Receivers and Blu-ray player debut

Sony flagship ES Receivers and Blu-ray player debut

Sony has revealed its latest range of A/V receivers and Blu-ray players, with the new models having a custom integration focus.  The Sony STR-DA3600ES, STR-DA4600ES and STR-DA5600ES all support multi-room playback, with 7.1-channels, HDMI 1.4a inputs/outputs and 3D support, while the STR-DN2010 is set up for a single room.  Meanwhile there's also the Sony BDP-S1700ES, a Full HD 1080p Blu-ray player with 3D support, integrated WiFi b/g/n and upscaling.

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Onkyo TX-NR5008 and NR3008 flagship streaming receivers outed

Onkyo TX-NR5008 and NR3008 flagship streaming receivers outed

Onkyo's latest pair of network-enabled A/V receivers have been outed, the TX-NR5008 and TX-NR3008, complete with eight HDMI 1.4a inputs, THX Ultra2 Plus certification, network audio streaming, multi-room and 3D support, and 1080p HD upscaling.  As well as Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio support, the 9.2-channel Onkyo pair also work with Audyssey DSX or Dolby Pro Logic IIz, for boosted height or width channels.  Meanwhile there's Pandora, Rhapsody, Napster, Slacker and other streaming radio, via the ethernet port, together with DLNA 1.5 for funnelling content within the home.

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Onkyo TX-NR1008, NR808 & NR708 A/V receivers: DLNA, multi-room & 3D

Onkyo TX-NR1008, NR808 & NR708 A/V receivers: DLNA, multi-room & 3D

Onkyo have outed a trio of new A/V receivers, complete with THX certification and all 3D-capable.  The Onkyo TX-NR1008, TX-NR808, and TX-NR708 each have an ethernet port for internet and home network connectivity, including DLNA streaming, and they also support Dolby® Pro Logic IIz and Audyssey DSX, the former offering extra height channels for improved ambience, the latter adding either height or width channels.

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Denon A/V Receivers outed: 5.1 and 7.1 surround, optional internet access

Denon A/V Receivers outed: 5.1 and 7.1 surround, optional internet access

As well as Denon's pair of new "universal" Blu-ray players, the company also has a double-handful of A/V receivers to announce too.  The Denon AVR-991, AVR-891, AVR-791, AVR-591 and the AVR-391 are all "home theater" models and will begin to show up on shelves from May 2010, while there are two new 7.1-channel premium models, the AVR-1911 and AVR-1611, and three "CI-class" receivers for custom integrators, the AVR-4311CI, AVR-3311CI and AVR-2311CI.  All get HDMI v1.4a Repeater Inputs with 3D (supporting all mandated formats), an Audio Return Channel and CEC (Consumer Electronics Control) support, while some pack multi-room audio and HD audio from Dolby and DTS.

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Pioneer VSX-920-K, VSX-1020-K & VSX-1120-K 7.1 receivers get iPhone remote support

Pioneer VSX-920-K, VSX-1020-K & VSX-1120-K 7.1 receivers get iPhone remote support

Pioneer certainly seem to love iPod touch/iPhone integration; their latest batch of A/V receivers are the third generation of models to include support for the touchscreen devices.  The Pioneer VSX-920-K, VSX-1020-K and VSX-1120-K each offer 7.1-channels of surround sound and can - via a USB hook-up - play back content from an attached Apple PMP; new to these models, however, is compatibility with the Pioneer's iControlAV App, that turns an iPhone or iPod touch into a touchscreen remote.  They also boast support for Bluetooth A2DP stereo audio streaming, to funnel music from any A2DP-compliant device.

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Sony STR-DN1010 3D compatible A/V receiver outed

Sony STR-DN1010 3D compatible A/V receiver outed

Sony have announced their first 3D compatible A/V receiver, the STR-DN1010, and it's a pretty impressive beast.  The DN1010 is a full 7.1-channel amp, with 110 watts power per channel (@8-Ohms, 1kHz, 1% THD) and a full seven HD-capable inputs (four HDMI, three component) with 1080/24p support.  Plug in a 3D-capable input and a 3D-capable display, and the DN1010 will happily pass through the video signal while crunching the soundtrack.

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Onkyo TX-NR807 AV receiver with internet radio and DLNA streaming

Onkyo TX-NR807 AV receiver with internet radio and DLNA streaming

Onkyo have dropped a new home AV receiver, the company's first such home theater product to include Pandora, Rhapsody, and Sirius streaming internet radio support.   The Onyko TX-NR807 supports DLNA 1.5 media streaming, for playback of media stored on networked computers and drives, together with offering six HDMI ports, Faroudja DCDi Cinema 1080p upscaling and both Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio.

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