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Marantz AV8802A Network A/V Preamplifier
Marantz AV8802A

Marantz AV8802A Network A/V Preamplifier

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Marantz AV8802A Network A/V Preamplifier

Our take on the Marantz AV8802A

Honestly, it might just be easier for us to list what the Marantz AV8802A can't do than what it can. That's because this highly accomplished preamp/processor gives you all the connectivity, capabilities, and legendary Marantz performance you'll need to make it the hub of a reference-quality home theater sound system. What makes the AV8802A so special? It starts with all of the flexibility and features of Marantz's capable AV7702 pre/pro, including Dolby Atmos® surround decoding, plus it adds enough high-performance goodies to make an audiophile drool.

Highlights:

    Processing:
    • Dolby® and DTS® surround sound decoding
    • Dolby Atmos processing for use with in-ceiling or "height" speakers for more enveloping surround sound; compatible with 7-, 9-, or 11-channel setups
    • Auro-3D® ready decoder for creating three-dimensional soundfields with Auro-3D soundtrack mixes and a 10.1-channel speaker configuration (requires $199 firmware upgrade for activation, see more information here)
    • next-generation DTS:X surround sound available via firmware update
    • video upconversion (up to 4K) for analog and HDMI sources
    • Audyssey "Platinum" speaker calibration and system optimization includes:
      • MultEQ® XT32 advanced auto setup and room calibration uses high-resolution digital processing filters to deliver balanced, dynamic sound to as many as 8 listening positions (expandable to 32 with a professional installer)
      • DSX® (Dynamic Surround Expansion) optimizes "front height" or "front width" speakers to create a larger soundstage with more engaging surround effects
      • Audyssey Dynamic Volume mode to keep listening levels steady
      • Audyssey Dynamic EQ for fuller sound at lower listening levels
      • Sub EQ HT provides individual calibration for dual subwoofers, for even bass response throughout the room
      • Low Frequency Containment reduces the amount of bass that bleeds into other rooms
    Digital Music Options:
    • built-in Wi-Fi for listening to music from a networked PC, free Internet radio, and music services
      • includes support for Pandora, SiriusXM, and free Internet radio streams with vTuner (subscription required for some services)
      • firmware update needed to connect to Pandora: available 10/28/2016
      • Spotify Connect lets you play Spotify's streaming music library through the receiver via your smartphone or tablet (requires Spotify app and a premium subscription)
    • Apple AirPlay for streaming music from an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch® or computer running iTunes®
    • built-in Bluetooth for wireless music listening with smartphones, tablets, and compatible computers
    • front-panel USB input for connecting an iPod®, iPhone® or thumb drive
      • direct digital connection for iPod or iPhone bypasses the device's digital-to-analog converter for better sound
    • plays high-resolution digital music files via USB storage device or a networked computer (PCM up to 24-bit/192kHz resolution; DSD up to 2.8 MHz .dsf files)
    • DLNA certified for streaming music with compatible devices and computers
    • M-DAX™ (Marantz Dynamic Audio eXpander) for better sound from MP3s and other digital music files
    Multi-room Audio:
    • three-room/three-source output
    • line-level outputs for Zones 2 and 3
    • Zone 2 HDMI output for watching video content from different sources in two rooms simultaneously
    • component and composite video outputs can be assigned to Zone 2
    Connections:
    • 13.2-channel balanced XLR outputs
    • 13.2-channel unbalanced RCA outputs
    • HDMI 2.0 audio/video switching: 8 in (includes 1 front-panel input), 3 out
      • HDCP 2.2 technology ensures compatibility with 4K Ultra HD sources and TVs
    • component video switching: 3 in, 2 out
    • composite video switching: 4 in, 2 out (includes front-panel input)
    • digital audio inputs: 2 optical and 2 coaxial
    • 6 analog stereo audio inputs (including front-panel input)
    • 1 pair balanced XLR audio inputs
    • phono input for connecting a turntable
    • 7.1-channel preamp inputs
    • Ethernet port for wired network connection
    • RS-232C, IR, remote, and 12-volt trigger connections for use with external controllers
    • 1/4" headphone output
    • detachable power cord
    Audio Performance Features:
    • massive low-noise toroidal power transformer derived from Marantz Reference Series components
    • premium grade AKM AK4490 32-bit DACs on all channels
    • fast-response, high-current Shottky barrier diodes in power supply deliver faster switching and lower voltage drop for purer DC output
    • fully discrete current-feedback HDAM-SA2 modules
    • heavy copper-plated chassis with three-piece top cover and double-layer bottom plate provide superior structural strength and isolation from vibration and interference
    • high-density anti-vibration feet with felt insulators
    General Features:
    • 4K/60p and 3D video pass-through
    • free Marantz remote app lets you use your Apple or Android device as a Wi-Fi® remote
    • Setup Assistant guides you through the initial connection process and settings
    • intuitive, full-color on-screen guide
    • Video Select lets you listen to music while watching video from a different source
    • HDMI standby pass-through allows HDMI switching without powering up receiver
    • built-in AM/FM HD Radio™ tuner
    • remote control
    • 17-3/8"W x 7-1/4"H x 17-13/16"D
    • weight: 30.6 lbs.
    • warranty: 3 years
    • Our 60-day money-back guarantee