Marantz AV8805A
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Marantz AV8805A

Part Number: AV8805A/U1B
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Home theater preamp/processor with 13.2-channel processing, Dolby Atmos® , Apple AirPlay® 2, Bluetooth® , and HEOS Built-in

  • 13.2-channel balanced XLR and unbalanced RCA outputs for connection to external power amps
  • ready for next-gen game consoles ? 1 HDMI input and 1 HDMI output supports 8K/60Hz and 4K/120Hz video
  • Audyssey MultEQ XT32 auto setup and room calibration system

About the Marantz AV8805A

An ultra-capable?home theater centerpiece

An ultra-capable?home theater centerpiece

Experience cinematic brilliance right in your living room with Marantz's top-of-the-line AV8805A. Whether you're a movie enthusiast, a gamer, or an audiophile streaming high-resolution music, Marantz delivers unparalleled performance that consistently exceeds expectations. Choose Marantz for your home theater separates and prepare to be amazed every time.

Use the AV8805A as part of a high-performance surround sound system.

You'll connect the AV8805A to?your choice of?, using either?balanced (XLR) or unbalanced (RCA) cables.

I?recommend using XLR connections if your amplifier?supports them?since they cancel out potential noise and help feed your amp the cleanest, strongest signal possible.

Advanced video processing for movies and more

Marantz made sure the AV8805A is compatible with the latest video processing technology. One of its eight HDMI inputs supports 8K/60Hz and 4K/120Hz video content (think Sony's PlayStation® ?5).

The other seven HDMI inputs support 4K at 60 frames per second?? perfect for high-quality sources like a , or an .

Immersive, lifelike sound

The AV8805A excels at processing?"object-based" surround sound formats like Dolby Atmos or DTS:X™ , which place sound effects?in space around you with pinpoint accuracy.

With support for up to 13 speakers, you'll hear the movie's score and special effects above, behind, in front of, and beside you???just like you would in an actual theater.

Music in one room or many

This pre/pro also lets you stream tunes from your phone or tablet through Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, or Apple?AirPlay 2. Or, use the?built-in phono input to hook up your turntable.?You can even play high-resolution tracks from?a?USB drive or networked computer.

HEOS Built-in technology lets you access all kinds of different content through the AV8805A. Listen to internet radio stations, or to?popular subscription services like Pandora® , Spotify® , and TIDAL.

You can also integrate the AV8805A into a wireless multi-room audio system?with . Check out my of a few HEOS-enabled speakers to learn more about how this platform works.

Advanced room calibration with?Audyssey

The AV8805A includes Audyssey MultEQ® XT32???one of the industry's?best room-correction platforms.?Audyssey measures the acoustics of your room with the included microphone, and then?fine-tunes the output of your system to best match the unique sonic characteristics of your space.

To fully dial-in your system, I recommend you spring for the optional?Audyssey MultEQ Editor app (around $20). It lets you direct the speaker calibration process from your phone or tablet, instead of with the handheld?remote control.

The app?also?unlocks additional?Audyssey features that I have found well worth the money,?like EQ curve adjustment, Midrange Compensation control,?and the ability to save?multiple calibration profiles.

Product highlights:

  • home theater preamp/processor with 13.2-channel processing
  • supports up to 13 speakers with
  • Marantz's HDAM (Hyper Dynamic Amplifier Modules) circuit boards offer exquisite detail and a wide dynamic range
  • toroidal power supply ensures low-noise, high-performance picture and sound
  • Dolby® , DTS® , and Auro-3D® surround sound decoding
    • Dolby Atmos processing for use with in-ceiling or "height" speakers for more enveloping home theater sound
    • Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization and DTS Virtual:X® create three-dimensional effects without height speakers
  • IMAX® Enhanced reproduces the full dynamic range of specially encoded IMAX soundtracks from compatible sources
  • analog-to-HDMI video conversion upscales standard-definition video signals to HD and Ultra HD (up to 8K)
  • Audyssey MultEQ XT32 auto setup and room calibration system
Digital and streaming music options:
  • built-in Wi-Fi® for listening to music from a networked PC, free internet radio, and music services
  • HEOS Built-in technology wirelessly connects compatible HEOS components for whole home audio
    • includes support for Pandora® , SiriusXM, and Spotify® (subscription required for some services)
    • free HEOS app offers easy Wi-Fi control, settings adjustments, and music selection and playback
    • works with and voice control assistants
  • Apple AirPlay 2 lets you stream directly from an iPhone® or iPad® and ask Siri to play Apple Music®
    • supports multi-room audio with compatible wireless speakers
  • built-in Bluetooth for wireless music listening with smartphones, tablets, and compatible computers
  • plays high-resolution digital music files via USB storage device or a networked computer (PCM up to 24-bit/192kHz resolution; DSD up to 5.6 MHz)
Multi-room audio/video:
  • three-room/three-source output
  • multi-zone playback supports both analog and digital audio connections
  • Zone 2 and 3 compatible audio sources: HDMI audio, optical/coaxial digital inputs, analog audio inputs, AM/FM tuner, USB, Bluetooth, and HEOS music apps
    • cannot select different USB/Bluetooth/network sources for each zone
  • HDMI dual-zone switching for watching video content from different sources in two zones simultaneously
HDMI features:
  • HDMI 2.1 audio/video switching: 8 in (includes 1 front-panel input), 3 out
    • 1 input and 2 outputs support 8K/60Hz and 4K/120Hz video
    • all inputs and outputs support 4K/60Hz video
    • HDCP 2.3 technology ensures compatibility with Ultra HD sources and TVs
    • HDR-compatible for extended picture contrast and brightness with compatible TVs and HDR-encoded content
    • supports HDR10, HDR10+, Dolby Vision™ , and HLG
  • gaming-optimized video processing technologies for a smooth, lag-free gaming experience
    • Variable Refresh Rate (VRR), Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM), and Quick Frame Transport (QFT) reduce or eliminate lag and frame tearing
  • supports ARC (Audio Return Channel) and eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)
    • eARC receives uncompressed surround sound signals including Dolby Atmos and DTS:X via the HDMI connection with your compatible TV
Other connections:
  • 13.2-channel balanced XLR and unbalanced RCA outputs for connection to external power amps
    • includes two discrete line-level subwoofer outputs
  • 7.1-channel preamp inputs
  • digital audio inputs: 2 Toslink optical, 2 coaxial
  • 6 analog RCA stereo inputs
  • 1 stereo balanced XLR input
  • MM (moving magnet) phono input for connecting a turntable
  • front-panel Type-A USB input for plugging in a thumb drive
Warranty and other info:
  • free Marantz AVR Remote app lets you use your Apple® or Android™ device as a Wi-Fi remote
  • 17-1/8"W x 7-3/16"H x 16-11/16"D (9-3/4"H with Wi-Fi antennas raised)
  • weight: 30.4 lbs.
  • warranty: 3 years
  • MFR # AV8805A/U1B

What's in the box:

  • AV Surround Preamplifier
  • 6' AC power cord
  • Remote control (RC039SR)
  • 2 "AAA" batteries
  • Sound calibration microphone (ACM1HB)
  • 2 WLAN/Bluetooth antennas
  • FM wire antenna
  • AM loop antenna
  • Cardboard microphone stand
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Warranty Information
  • Safety Instructions
  • Notes on radio
  • Sheet of self-adhesive cable labels
  • Spotify brochure
  • Heos brochure
  • Microphone Stand Assembly Instructions
  • "Bluetooth/WiFi Certified" note

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