With this guy about to hit in 60 days or so.. What's the word on the updates over the AV7005?
I understand that the rep's have been out showing the info to a select group of dealers. So is there an NDA out there or can we get some information?
Last i heard
4K pass though
1 more HDMI port in
speculation that it has the same Audyssey as the current one and the upgrade over this one will have X32. Confirmed no XT32, just the same as the AV7005.
Here are a couiple of links with the information
This one with pictures of the front and back
Another nice perk is that the AV7701 has Apple AirPlay. This hot little feature allows users to stream music from any networked iPad, iPod touch, iPhone, Mac or PC, right to the preamp. That includes all of the music you've got stored in iTunes, as well as streaming services like Pandora and Spotlify. If you don't have an iOS device or want to get another portable into the mix, you can pair the AV7701 with a Bluetooth device and the optional RX101 Bluetooth adapter.
Marantz has also designed the AV7701 to be quite the AV hub, with seven HDMI inputs, three HDMI outputs, a front-panel USB port and two sets of main audio outputs, including 7.2-channel unbalanced (RCA) jacks and 7.2-channel balanced (XLR) outputs.
There's also a full suite of Audyssey technologies, including the MultEQ XT automatic room acoustic correction, Dynamic Volume, Dynamic EQ, and DSX processing. Other features include Marantz M-DAX audio processing, DLNA 1.5 support, an aluminum front panel, and an illuminated front porthole display. This preamp also works with the newly designed Marantz Remote App, which is available as a free download for iOS and Android devices.
Marantz will be shipping the AV7701 this month Sept 2012, with an MSRP of $1699.