New realms in AV
AV receivers, traditionally already crammed to the full with features, have new realms to stake out these days – networking and 3D. Marantz, even if not at the forefront of the home theatre race, isn’t about to be left behind, as its two new AV amps, the SR5006 and SR6006 affirm.
Both have networking facilities for audio streaming so you can tune in to a variety of Internet radio stations. Marantz’s AirPlay feature also allows them to link with any iDevice. Finally, they’re also ready to handle 3D video. Of course, the usual cutting edge decoders are included – Dolby TrueHD and DTSHD Master Audio, among the others.
The SR5006 dishes out 100 watts into each of its channels, the SR6006 goes up to 110W. No lacking in power, then; additionally, speedy calibration and optimisation are allowed via the onboard Audyssey MultEQ XT set-up Wizard and intuitive graphics.
Tempted? Call Wo Kee Hong Electronics (03-7954 8088) for the low-down.