Building on the strengths of the SR7007, the new SR7008 extends the number of channels from seven to nine. That’s right, this new receiver can drive nine separate speakers, each with 200W of pure power. And because this muscle-pack is supported by Audyssey DSX and DTS Neo:X 9.1 you are flooded with the ultimate experience in surround sound. We have also upgraded Audyssey to MultEQ XT32, LFC and Audyssey Pro, so you get an even more accurate calibration of the speaker and guarantee that every seat in the room is a ‘sweet spot’ for audio. And because the set also supports Apple lossless, Gapless, and FLAC HD 192/24 network streaming you also get all the metadata you want as well as music services such as Spotify and and AirPlay audio streaming.

But we haven’t changed everything. For example, the stylish aluminium front panel with illuminated porthole display is still there. We’ve also kept the staggering impact of audio quality, which is quite simply an intoxicating mix of effortless power, amazing detail and sensational depth: all thanks to the use of current feedback technology, HDAM pre-amplification and, of course the 200W for each of the nine channels. You can enjoy this superior audio performance for all your music and movie sources. Video signals are treated with extra loving care via advanced video processing, and 6+1 HDMI inputs, and 2+1 outputs (Dual output for main zone & Multi Zone output), all of which support 3D 4k pass- through and 4k scaling video. The front digital connectivity (HDMI & USB) makes it particularly friendly for mobile, tablet, iPad/iPhone, camera & camcorder.

What’s more, the front panel folds up to reveal an additional two-line display. And to get it all up and running effortlessly, there’s also Setup Assistant. Enough said?