UVP des Herstellers:1499,- EURO (Sherwood USA 1999,95$) 

Unser Preis: 799,-EURO

Homecinema Receiver ( High End 700 Watt) Sherwood-Newcastle

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1,2; Spitzenklasse Preis/Leistung: „gut-sehr gut“

„Bravo! Der R-965 ist ein echter Receiver der Spitzenklasse und weiß durch sehr guten Sound, technische Finessen und einfache Handhabung zu überzeugen. Ein weiterer Meilenstein in der Entwicklungsgeschichte Sherwoods!“


7.1 Channel A/V Receiver with features for custom installation

Both the R-965 and R-865 receivers share a number of key technologies with the our top-of-the-line home theater separate, the P-965:

High quality parts: With items like the Cirrus Crystal CS-49400 DSP processor, Analog Devices AD-1852 DAC's, AKM's AK-5380 A to D converters and Analog Devices AD-1896 sample rate converter, performance nudges the state-of-the-art.

Decoding: Both decode virtually every technology on the market including Dolby's brand new DPL IIx. A longer list includes DTSES Discete and Matrix, DTS 96/24, DTS-Neo 6, Dolby Digital Surround EX, Dolby Headphone Levels 1, 2, and 3 and more.

Field Upgradeable: In the fast moving audio world, it's hard to keep up with all the new advances. Both the R-965 and R-865 have upgradeable operating systems. As new technologies emerge they can be added to keep these receivers continually up-to-date.

Universal Video--upconverts composite and S-Video inputs to component video output. Now you can intermix video components yet maintain only a single connection to your TV or monitor.

Wide bandwidth Component video switching : performed by relays so there is no bandwidth limitation imposed by our receivers.

Digital Remastering: CD's are recorded at 16-bits and 44.1 kHz. ReMaster them to 24-bit and 192 kHz and improve their sound.

Advanced Room 2 operation: With independent program routing and control for a second room, both receivers can serve as the nerve center for a whole house audio/video system. Both can be re-configured to power the second zone. They even have dedicated control ports and remote controls for the second zone.

Control: Both receivers come with preprogrammed multi-unit remote controls with LCD information windows to operate your entire system. Our RNC-500, supplied with the R-965, P-965 and R-963 can even learn commands from other remotes.

Our R-965 flagship receiver is identical to its more advanced parents except for the necessary compromises due to the use of a single power supply for both the preamp and main amp sections and in its ultimate power capability. (The R-865 has fewer inputs and outputs and sacrifices a dB or two in total power, but suffers no loss in quality.)

download manual
download instructions for optional Auto Speaker Setup Kit
view review from Home Theater magazine
download review from Ultimate AV magazine
download review from "Cinema Chez Soi" (French)
View Center and Rear Amplifier Assembly
View DSP Chips
View Component Video Switching Board

MSRP 1999.95

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firmware update–version 4.1


  • 120 Watts per Channel from 20 Hz-20 kHz in Stereo Mode, 8 ohms, with <0.02% THD
  • 120 Watts per Channel x 7 in Surround Mode
  • DTS-ES Discrete and Matrix
  • DTS-96/24
  • DTS NEO-6 Movie and Music
  • Dolby Digital EX
  • Dolby Pro Logic IIx adjustable for Movie, Music, Matrix, Emulated + Parameter Control
  • Dolby Headphone Layers 1, 2, 3
  • Digitally Re-Masters PCM input to 192 kHz/24-bit
  • Automatic Format Detection
  • 192 kHz 24-bit DAC's for all channels
  • Dolby Virtual Speaker
  • Pure Analog Mode for Analog Inputs
  • Pure Digital Mode for Digital Inputs
  • Bass Management for 8 channel Analog input
  • Crossover frequency selectable at 40 Hz-120 Hz in 20 Hz increments
  • Operating System is software upgradeable via RS-232 or USB
  • Universal Video upconverts composite and S-Video to Component Video
  • Discrete On/Off IR codes
  • 5 Optical and 2 Co-ax Digital Inputs
  • Digital Output
  • A/V Synch Delay
  • Automatic Speaker Set-up
  • On Screen Display (available from all video outputs)
  • 10-unit Preprogrammed and Learning Remote Control with LCD Screen
  • Programmable Audio/Video Input Labeling
  • 24-Bit CS-49400 Crystal Processor
  • 12 DSP Modes
  • 7.1 channel direct input
  • 9 Pre-Amp Outputs (Left, Center, Right, L Surround, L Rear Center Surround, R Rear Center Surround, R Surround, 2 Subwoofer)
  • Sampling Frequency Display
  • Room 2 A/V Output with fixed/variable audio level, S-Video and coaxial digital
  • Rear Center amps assignable to Room-2 feed
  • Rear Panel Room-2 IR control with 2 inputs and 1 output
  • Dedicated Room 2 Remote
  • 2 Independent Video Record Out Selectors
  • 2 12-Volt Triggers, 1 is user assignable
  • 3 HDTV-Ready Component Video Inputs switched by relays for unlimited bandwidth
  • Component Video Output
  • 5 Rear Panel Audio/Video Inputs
  • 5 Audio Inputs with phono
  • Front Panel A/V Input Including
    S-Video and Optical Digital
  • Cinema EQ
  • Tone Defeat
  • Channel Level Memory
  • 10-step Dynamic Range Control
  • Totally Discrete Amplifier Stage (TDAS)
  • Heavy Duty Speaker Binding Posts
  • 4 Gang Quartz PLL Synthesized Digital Tuning Direct Frequency Input
  • Preset Scan
  • Station Naming
  • 30 Station Presets
  • Digi-Link III
  • Toroidal Power Transformer
  • 24K Gold In/Out Jacks
  • Sleep Timer
  • Aluminum Front Panel