The new flagship from Marantz, AV8805 Pre-Amp

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.

Rear-view of the Marantz AV8805 Pre-AmpAlthough 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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The model supports virtually any high-resolution multi-channel audio format, including Dolby Atmos (up to 7.1.6 or 9.1.4 configurations), .

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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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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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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The look of the thing annoys me. Why hide the status display behind a drop down panel?
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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The AV8805 is out of my range but I am still getting a Marantz SR-8012 as soon as it ships that is. I love the look of the Marantz very clean and classy!
 
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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.
The upgrade for Dolby Vision and HLG is out for the SR5010. We should get it soon! They list your AV7702 mkII and my SR7010 as getting the upgrade this fall. Looking forward to it, everything I have right now does Dolby Vision except the receiver.

The look of the thing annoys me. Why hide the status display behind a drop down panel?
I like the look of the Marantz receiver. It hides in a smart closet so I don't see it anyway except when I go in there to stare and the Marantz looks awesome. To each his own. You have to enjoy what you own.

Dave M, looking forward to your thoughts on your new SR8012 when it shows up. Soon I hope.
 

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There seems to be a issue of some kind and I hope it will ship soon. I hope before the end of the month but I have to find out what is going on first. Depending on finances I may be upgrading my Samsung 4K LCD to a Sony OLED that will go with the Marantz receiver.