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Kenwood VR-705

A/V receiver with Dolby Digital, DTS and Pro Logic II (Silver)

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Our take on the Kenwood VR-705

by Barry Montgomery
Kenwood

Receivers: Your ticket to sensational sound

Your receiver powers your speakers and lets you connect and select your entertainment sources. But a great receiver does a lot more — it ignites your emotions. From the passion of a favorite musical artist, to the crossfire of a super-charged movie soundtrack, to the intensity and immersion of a fast-paced video game, your receiver is the key to experiencing and enjoying it in full.

The affordable VR-705 is sure to please movie and music lovers alike with its unbeatable combination of dynamic Kenwood sound and advanced features. You get the inputs and outputs, the surround processing savvy, and the multichannel power you need for engrossing home theater performance.

Built-in Dolby® Digital, DTS® and Pro Logic® II decoding unlock the multichannel thrills waiting in DVDs, HDTV, select satellite broadcasts, Dolby Surround VHS tapes and TV broadcasts. 100 watts x 5 channels of power delivers multichannel sound that's clean, dynamic, and powerful. 24-bit processing and 96kHz/24-bit D/A converters team up for precision treatment of all your digital sources.

Your music will sound great, too! 5 audio DSP modes let you enhance your favorite tunes with the ambience of your choice. The back panel sports plenty of digital and analog inputs to hook up your A/V components. And the remote not only controls this receiver, but all your other Kenwood gear, too! Silver finish.

Details:
  • 100 watts x 5 into 8 ohms (40-20,000 Hz) at 0.7% THD
  • Dolby Digital, DTS and Dolby Pro Logic II
  • 24-bit processor
  • 96kHz/24-bit D/A and A/D converters
  • digital inputs: 1 optical, 2 coaxial
  • 3 audio, 3 A/V inputs
  • 5 audio DSP modes (Arena, Theater, Jazz Club, Stadium, Disco)
  • Midnight mode (for Dolby Digital)
  • no phono input
  • 1 set of main speaker outputs
  • A/V remote
  • 40 AM/FM presets
  • 17-5/16"W x 5-11/16"H x 12-7/8"D
  • warranty: 2 years
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Hands-on research from the Crutchfield Labs (what are the Labs?)

Features and Specs
General
Number Of Channels
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Stereo RMS Power (watts)
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THD in Stereo
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Frequency Bandwidth (stereo)
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FM Sensitivity
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13.2 dBf
HD Radio Tuner
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No
On-Screen Display
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No
Auto Speaker Calibration
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HDMI Standby Pass-through
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Composite Video Conversion
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S-Video Conversion
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Component Video Conversion
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HDMI to HDMI Upconversion
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Internet-ready
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Apple AirPlay
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App Remote Control
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No
Bluetooth-compatible
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USB port for iPod/iPhone
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No
DLNA Certified
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MHL-compatible
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Multibrand Remote Control
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Learning Remote
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No
LCD Remote
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No
Width (inches)
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17-5/16
Height (inches)
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5-11/16
Depth (inches)
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12-7/8
Weight (pounds)
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Parts Warranty
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2 Years
Labor Warranty
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2 Years
Multi-room Audio--Video
Powered Multi-room Audio Output
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No
Preamp Multi-room Audio Output
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No
Multi-room Video
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No
Multi-room HDMI Output
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No
Surround Processing
Dolby Digital
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Yes
DTS
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Yes
Inputs & Outputs
Phono Input
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No
Audio-Video Inputs
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3
Audio-only Inputs
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3
S-Video Inputs
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None
S-Video Outputs
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None
S-Video Monitor Outputs
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None
Component Video Inputs
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None
Component Video Monitor Outputs
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None
Optical Digital Inputs
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1
Coaxial Digital Inputs
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2
Optical Digital Outputs
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None
Coaxial Digital Outputs
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None
HDMI Inputs
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HDMI Monitor Outputs
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Subwoofer Outputs
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1
Multi-Channel Analog Input
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No
Multi-channel Preamp Output
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No
Main Speaker Output Pairs
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1
Main Speaker Terminals
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Clips
Ethernet Port
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USB Connections
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Removable Power Cord
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Product Research
What's in the box?

Download owner's manual

  • AM/FM/Dolby Digital/DTS receiver
  • RC-R0626 Wireless remote control
  • 2 "AA" batteries
  • AM loop antenna
  • FM wire antenna
  • Instruction Manual
  • Important Safeguards
  • Limited Warranty Certificate

Our Product Research Team

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Features
Remote Control

Features

KAM-1 Power Amplifier Circuitry: This exclusive Kenwood modular amplifier circuit doubles electrical efficiency, producing more power while generating less heat. KAM-1 offers superior sound quality and reliability.

Surround Modes: This receiver incorporates a wide variety of surround modes to bring you maximum enjoyment from your audio and video software. The surround modes include:

  • Dolby Digital
  • Dolby Pro Logic
  • Dolby Pro Logic II (Movie and Music)
  • DTS
  • Arena
  • Jazz Club
  • Stadium
  • Theater
  • Disco

Midnight Mode (Dolby Digital Mode Only): Anytime you don't want to experience the loud and soft volume extremes of recorded sound, use the Midnight Mode to reduce volume extremes. This feature keeps loud, dramatic sound from being too loud while ensuring that you can still hear whispered dialogue or other soft sounds.

Panorama Mode (Pro Logic II Music mode only): When listening to music, you can enjoy the "wraparound" sound effect when you adjust the Panorama Mode.

Dimension Mode (Pro Logic II Music mode only): When listening to music with certain recordings, you will be able to achieve a suitable balance from all the speakers by adjusting the Dimension Mode.

Center Width Mode (Pro Logic II Music mode only): The Center Width Mode allows you to adjust the position of the center image.

Active EQ: You can enjoy a more impressive sound effect when Active EQ is turned on during Dolby Digital and DTS playback, and when in PCM and analog stereo modes. There are 3 Active EQ modes: Music, Cinema and TV.

Display Dimmer: The display brightness may be set to one of three available settings.

Remote Control

RC-R0626 IR Unified Remote: The supplied remote communicates with the receiver via infrared transmission. It is pre-programmed to operate this unit and a number of functions on other Kenwood components, including cassette decks, CD players, MD recorders/players, and DVD players.

System Control: This receiver is equipped with two Kenwood SL16 system control jacks. Certain Kenwood CD players, cassette decks and MiniDisc recorders that are connected to this receiver through the SL16 control jacks can utilize the following system control operations:

  • Automatic Operation: When you start playback from a source component, the input selector on the receiver switches to that component automatically.
  • Remote Control: You can operate the connected component with the receiver's remote control.
  • Synchronized Recording: You can synchronize recording with the start of playback when recording from CD, MD or analog discs.
 
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