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Marantz Announces AV8805 13.2-channel Pre-Amp

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  1. Todd Erwin

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    Marantz Announces AV8805 13.2-channel Pre-Amp
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    More than you can handle. Everything you want.


    Marantz has introduced the world’s first 13.2 channel full 4K Ultra HD network AV surround pre-amplifier with HEOS with Amazon Alexa Voice Commands with their new flagship model, AV8805. The model supports virtually any high-resolution multi-channel audio format, including Dolby Atmos (up to 7.1.6 or 9.1.4 configurations), DTS: X, and Auro-3D (up to 13.1), and also includes DTS Virtual: X support to simulate additional surround and height channels. The pre-amp also features 13.2 channel processing with 15.2 channel XLR and RCA outputs and flexible pre-amplifier stages — ideal for the advanced home cinema enthusiast; high-performance 192kHz/32bit D/A converters for all channels to provide the highest resolution for music and movies; Audyssey MultEQ XT32, LFC, Sub EQ HT, Dynamic Volume and DynamicEQ deliver equalization to best suit your listening environment; built-in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi with 2.4GHz/5GHz dual band support offer improved network stability even in Wi-Fi-crowded homes; ultimate visual quality with 4K/60 Hz full-rate pass-through, 4:4:4 color resolution, HDR, BT.2020, Dolby Vision and HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) pass-through; eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel) functionality via firmware update supports the most advanced surround and object-based audio formats, including Dolby Atmos and DTS:X via single HDMI connection between AVRs and compatible TVs; eight HDMI inputs, including one on the front, with full HDCP 2.2 support, plus three HDMI outputs (zones), plenty of inputs for your digital devices and the ability to support different video in different rooms; analog to HDMI conversion and SD to HD/4K Upscaling for legacy video sources, plus full HD and even Ultra HD video quality from existing DVDs or analog sources; stream music from AirPlay, Bluetooth, TuneIn Internet radio, Pandora, Spotify, SiriusXM, Amazon Prime Music, TIDAL and more via the HEOS app; and network music streaming supported via DSD (2.8/5.6MHz), FLAC, ALAC and WAVsupport for high-resolution, Hi-Fi listening.

    [​IMG]Although an exact release date was not announced, you can expect to find it at authorized Marantz retailers likely beginning next month with an MSRP of $4499.00 USD.
     
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    Looks like another winner to me though a bit pricey perhaps. Will this model only support a single powered sub as opposed to the usual two in similar marantz pre/pro's?
     
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    Full specs can be found on the product page on the Marantz website.
     
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    Something that I am going to have to see reviews on and consider replacing in my HT!
     
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    I would sell my kidney to get one! Or maybe a lung!
     
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    I think I'm waiting to see if my 7702mkII gets 4K UHD firmware upgrades or if I'll have to upgrade whenever I go 4K.
     
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    Way out of my wheel house, but I am feeling tempted by the AV7703.
     
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    I have the 8802A and it's been a dream. I'll likely be upgrading to this, just because of HLG.
     
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    7.1.6 or 9.1.4? Yes!
     
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    Marantz was kind to us and just shipped our 1st allocation of AV8805 pre-pro processors. We're planing our setting one up in our store demo theater.
     
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    The look of the thing annoys me. Why hide the status display behind a drop down panel?
     
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    It’s just what Marantz does.
     
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    I agree, but it has been their signature look for a few years now, and that hasn't stopped me from picking up a 7702 MKII and now a SR7011. At least you get the input and volume level on the smaller non-covered display. I have only dropped the door 3 or 4 times in 3 years to verify something only shown on the large display (surround mode, input channels, etc.)
     

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