Receivers

Sherwood RD-7503 7.1 A/V Receiver and BT-R7 Bluetooth Adapter

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Sherwood RD-7503 A/V Receiver and BT-R7 Bluetooth Adapter


Introduction

The Sherwood RD-7503 A/V Receiver is one of the newest offerings from Sherwood aimed at controlling all the latest devices in your home theater. The RD-7503 A/V receiver provides 7 channels of amplification at 100 watts per channel, 3 HDMI 1.3 inputs with repeater, on-board decoding of DTS-HD Master Audio and Dolby TrueHD high resolution audio formats, automatic room setup and support for a second zone. The RD-7503 also provides optional support for their DS-10 iPod dock, SIRIUS Satellite, and Bluetooth support which I will discuss later in the review. Sherwood has packed a tremendous amount of technology into an entry level receiver. Since this product is most likely targeted at someone getting started in home theater, or upgrading from older technology, I was very curious to see how easy the RD-7503 was to setup and use.

Specifications

  • RD-7503 Receiver
  • Codecs: Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital EX, Dolby Pro Logic IIx, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS (ES Discrete/Matrix, Neo:6, 96/24), DTS-HD Master Audio / High Resolution Audio
  • Power Output: 100 Watts RMS x 7 into 8 Ohms
  • THD+N: 0.2%
  • DACs and A/D: 24/192
  • 2-Zone Operation
  • SIRIUS Satellite Radio Capable
  • Automatic Speaker Setup with Microphone
  • Dimensions: 5.5" H x 17.375" W x 14.75" D
  • Weight: 25.4 Pounds
  • MSRP: $439.95 USA
  • BT-R7 Bluetooth Adapter
  • Maximum Range: 33 ft (10 m)
  • Frequency Response: 100 Hz ~ 15 kHz ± 3 dB
  • Bluetooth Support: Version 1.2 and A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile)
  • MSRP: $59.95 USA
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