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Kenwood VR-705

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

Item # 113VR705

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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.

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.

  • 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

What's in the Box:

  • 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

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Features and Specs

Number Of Channels N/A
Stereo RMS Power (watts) ---
THD in Stereo ---
Frequency Bandwidth (stereo) ---
Minimum Impedance L/R 8 ohms
Minimum Impedance Center 8 ohms
Minimum Impedance Surround 8 ohms
General Features
Internet-ready ---
Bluetooth No
Apple AirPlay ---
App Remote Control No
USB port for iPod/iPhone No
FM Sensitivity 13.2 dBf
HD Radio Tuner No
On-Screen Display No
Auto Speaker Calibration ---
HDCP 2.2 for 4K Video No
HDR-compatible No
HDMI Standby Pass-through ---
Composite Video Conversion ---
Component Video Conversion ---
HDMI to HDMI Upconversion ---
DLNA Certified
MHL-compatible ---
Multibrand Remote Control ---
Learning Remote No
LCD Remote
Width (inches) 17-5/16
Height (inches) 5-11/16
Depth (inches) 12-7/8
Weight (pounds) ---
Parts Warranty 2 Years
Labor Warranty 2 Years
Multi-room Audio--Video
Powered Multi-room Audio Output No
Preamp Multi-room Audio Output No
Multi-room Video No
Multi-room HDMI Output No
Surround Processing
Dolby Digital Yes
Dolby Atmos N/A
Inputs & Outputs
Phono Input No
Audio-Video Inputs 3
Audio-only Inputs 3
Component Video Inputs None
Component Video Monitor Outputs None
Optical Digital Inputs 1
Coaxial Digital Inputs 2
Optical Digital Outputs None
Coaxial Digital Outputs None
HDMI Inputs ---
HDMI Monitor Outputs ---
Subwoofer Outputs 1
Multi-Channel Analog Input No
Multi-channel Preamp Output No
Main Speaker Output Pairs 1
Main Speaker Terminals Clips
Ethernet Port ---
USB Connections None
Removable Power Cord ---

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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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