Sherwood Expands Network Lineup

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Atlanta - Sherwood is expanding its selection of networked audio products with a CEDIA Expo launch of the RD-705i A/V receiver, due in November at a suggested retail price of $499.95.

 A non-networked version, the $399.95-suggested RD-7505, is also due in November.

The networked model comes with included 802.11n Wi-Fi adapter, UPnP, support for the Windows 7 "play to" feature, access to Internet radio stations through Reciva and Shoutcast, and streaming of the Pandora, Aupeo and other streaming music services.

Both A/V receivers also come with optional stereo Bluetooth adapter, USB port and optional iPod dock.

The Sirius-ready AVRs also decode all Blu-ray surround formats, feature Dolby Pro Logic IIz, and have an amplifier section rated at 7x100 watts RMS into 8 ohms. Sherwood's automated SNAP system performs all system setup and calibration, including room equalization, using a provided test microphone.

 Each input on both receivers feature an adjustable A/V sync delay for sources in which picture and sound are not synchronized. A multi-stage Dynamic Range control can be used for nighttime listening or when neighbors cannot be disturbed.

Second-room playback is available with Dual Zone capability, which uses two amplifier channels for stereo playback while leaving the rest to drive a home theater.


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