Marantz AV 10
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Marantz AV 10

Part Number: AV10
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Home theater preamp/processor with 15.4-channel processing, Dolby Atmos® , Apple AirPlay® 2, Bluetooth® , and HEOS Built-in

  • 17.4-channel balanced XLR and unbalanced RCA outputs for connection to external power amps (max. channels of processing is 15.4)
  • ready for next-gen game consoles ? all HDMI inputs and 2 of 3 HDMI outputs support 8K/60Hz and 4K/120Hz video
  • Audyssey MultEQ XT32 auto setup and room calibration system

About the Marantz AV 10

An ultra-cinematic experience

For top-of-the-line performance and home theater flexibility, choose the Marantz AV 10 preamp/processor. Its state-of-the art processing and high-end audio circuitry let you build your dream surround sound system, with as many as 15 speakers placed around your room and up to four subwoofers.

The major difference between this unit and a traditional home theater receiver is that there's no internal amplification inside. This removes the heat and noise generated during amplification, a fact which helps it improve the quality of what you see and hear.

The Marantz is the custom-designed companion amplifier for the AV 10. But, you can connect this pre/pro to your choice of , using either balanced () or unbalanced () 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 audio and video processing

Marantz packed a lot of tech into the copper chassis of the AV 10. Audyssey MultEQ® XT32 multi-channel processing dials in your home theater speakers. A clock jitter reducer delivers pure sound from your digital music files and streaming services with depth and detail. The high-end digital-to-analog converter decodes high-resolution music files with razor-sharp accuracy. Enjoy your music as it was meant to be, as close to "original" as you can get.

Marantz made sure the AV 10 is compatible with the latest video processing technology. All seven HDMI inputs and two of three outputs support 8K/60Hz and 4K/120Hz video content (think Sony's PlayStation® 5, or the Xbox Series X). Or, use a high-quality source like a , or an .

Immersive, lifelike sound

The AV 10 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 15 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.

More bass for pulse-pounding home theater

For the most absorbing surround sound, Marantz has included four subwoofer outputs. Your most bass-heavy music and rumbling movie soundtracks will have exciting new depth. Using multiple powered subs obviously gives you more bass, but also more balanced bass. Choose the "Standard" subwoofer setting for evenly distributed bass performance throughout the room, or "Directional" to tailor each sub's bass performance to the closest speaker.

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. Use the optical or coaxial digital inputs to connect a CD player or break out your vinyl collection and connect your turntable to the dedicated phono input. 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 AV 10. Listen to internet radio stations, or to popular subscription services like Pandora® , Spotify® , and TIDAL.

You can also integrate the AV 10 into a wireless multi-room audio system with . Check out this of a few HEOS-enabled speakers to learn more about how this platform works.

Advanced room calibration

Audyssey MultEQ® XT32 is one of the industry's best room-correction platforms. It 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, download the optional Audyssey MultEQ Editor app. 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 like EQ curve adjustment, Midrange Compensation control, and the ability to save multiple calibration profiles.

Coming in 2023, you'll also have the option to purchase and download the Dirac Live® advanced speaker calibration program to your Mac® or PC, another state-of-the-art room correction system that can make your system sound its best.

Product highlights:

  • home theater preamp/processor with 15.4-channel processing
  • supports up to 15 speakers with external power amps, like the matching
  • 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
  • HDMI video conversion upscales 1080p and 4K signals up to 8K
  • Audyssey speaker calibration and system optimization includes:
    • MultEQ XT32 auto setup and room calibration delivers balanced, dynamic sound with enhanced surround performance
    • Dynamic Volume anticipates loud sounds to keep volume levels even
    • Dynamic EQ improves dialogue, bass response, and surround channel levels at lower volumes
    • Sub EQ HT provides individual calibration for four subwoofers, for even bass response throughout the room
    • Low Frequency Containment reduces the amount of bass that bleeds into other rooms
    • Audyssey MultEQ Editor app for further audio customization (paid app; not included)
  • future compatibility with optional Dirac Live® advanced speaker calibration system (coming soon in 2023; requires purchase of software license)
    • requires installation of Dirac Live software on a Mac or PC prior to calibration
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® , TIDAL, 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
  • Bluetooth transmission for sending audio from the receiver to Bluetooth-enabled headphones
    • play audio through Bluetooth headphones only, or through Bluetooth headphones and connected speakers simultaneously
  • 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)
  • works as a Roon player (requires subscription and Roon Core running on your network)
    • Roon Core is media server software that runs on your computer, NAS drive, or other compatible hardware
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: 7 in, 3 out
    • all inputs 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:
  • 17.4-channel balanced XLR and unbalanced RCA outputs for connection to external power amps
    • includes four discrete line-level subwoofer outputs
    • maximum channels of processing is 15.4
  • digital audio inputs: 2 Toslink optical, 2 coaxial
  • 5 analog RCA line-level 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® , Android™ or Amazon Kindle device as a Wi-Fi remote
  • 17-7/16"W x 7-7/16"H x 19-15/16"D (9-15/16"H with Wi-Fi antennas raised)
  • weight: 37 lbs.
  • warranty: 5 years
  • MFR # AV10

What's in the box:

  • AV Preamp/Processor
  • 6' AC power cord
  • Remote control (RC047SR)
  • 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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