Yamaha announced the Aventage line today, which includes five 3D receivers that were completely reworked from the ground up. It's not the next generation of receivers, as Yamaha is quick to point out, but a new take on current products with tweaks here and there.
The SR7005 is the flagship of the new receiver line from Marantz. It's designed to replace, and improve over the SR7002, and it does that with a series of new features. The new receiver is all about sharing. It can distribute audio from up to three different sources to three different zones simultaneously.
We all want the best when it comes to our home theater components, but sometimes practicality gets in the way. Maybe you've got an AV rack in your main viewing room, but when it comes to more limited spaces, smaller components can really help out.
You don't get a much cooler looking receiver than the Marantz SR7005. When the front panel is closed, its full metal chassis has a wonderful minimalist aesthetic with only two knobs, a power button, and a circular display surrounded by a light blue glow.
The latest Elevated Standard (ES) receiver line from Sony starts with the STR-DN2010. Like the rest of the receivers in the line, it's 3D capable and sports networking capabilities. In fact, it's got a built-in four port Ethernet switch. The 2010 also offers wireless second zone audio. The unit launches this August at a price of $800.