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Marantz® AV8805A Pre-Amp Processor-AV8805A

Model #: AV8805A
791182
Marantz
At a Glance

The versatile Marantz AV8805A pre-amplifier redefines the audiophile home cinema and music listening experience with 13.2 channel processing capability, 8K pass-through, and support for the latest in surround sound audio formats, such as Dolby Atmos®, DTS:X®, DTS:X® Pro, IMAX Enhanced®, and Auro-3D®. Marantz’ proprietary technologies enhance any audio playback for the most demanding of listeners. Stream music throughout your home with HEOS® Built-in for a whole home audio experience from your favorite streaming services. With the new Marantz AV8805A, you get incredible fidelity and unparalleled audio precision.

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The Most Musical Sound

Extensively tuned by Marantz sound masters at the most state-of-the-art facilities to deliver an exquisite sonic signature. No component leaves the hands of Marantz sound masters until it passes rigorous testing. Envelop yourself with the most musical sound, from any source.

Sophisticated Engineering

The Marantz AV8805A offers an outstanding construction for the best, unaltered music and movie playback. The highly rigid base chassis – the foundation for all circuit boards carrying the sensitive audio signal – leaves no chance for microphonic effects through unwanted vibration. The oversized toroidal transformer feeding the big main capacitors is set on an extra 5mm aluminum pedestal for extra stability. All electronics are supported by copper plating on the main chassis which guarantees the best ground connection at any point and improves Signal to Noise behavior significantly. In total, 17 single-board HDAM modules are used to achieve the best channel separation for reference-setting audio performance. Finally, everything is exceptionally well covered by a heavy top lid constructed out of three pieces.

Masterful 8K HDMI Connectivity

The new Marantz AV8805A includes 8 HDMI inputs and 3 outputs for all your favorite sources. One dedicated 8K input supports 8K/60Hz or 4K/120Hz pass-through capability, 4:4:4 Pure Color sub-sampling, Dolby Vision, HLG, HDR10+, 21:9 video, 3D, and BT.2020 pass-through while the latest HDCP 2.3 copy protection standard is supported on all HDMI inputs. Showcasing all the latest HDMI technology and specifications, the AV8805A lets you take your home entertainment to the next level with HDR10+, Dynamic HDR, ALLM, VRR, QMS, and QFT support. The video processor can also upscale your native video source up to 8K quality.

HDMI eARC Object-Based Audio Support

eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel) supports the transmission of 3D audio from your TV with a single HDMI connection for the simplest setup.

Dolby Atmos® and Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization Technology

Feel every dimension in Dolby Atmos®. Enjoy up to a 7.2.6 or 9.2.4 speaker configuration for the ultimate home theater experience — including the Dolby Surround upmixer for legacy content. For those without in-ceiling speakers, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization Technology leverages Dolby’s deep understanding of human audio perception to create the sensation of overhead sound from listener-level speakers.

DTS:X® and DTS Virtual:X™

DTS:X® immersive audio content places sound where it would naturally occur in space, creating life-like, multi-dimensional audio. The included spatial remapping engine of DTS Neural:X™ offers improved immersion and heightened realism in all of your favorite movies. DTS Virtual:X™ provides immersive audio without height channels, creating virtual height effects in a 7.1, 5.1, or 2.1 speaker arrangement.

DTS:X® Pro

Featuring the latest audio format support to experience your entertainment decoded with the most current DTS 3D audio technology. Enjoy up to 13.2 channels of audio processing with DTS:X® Pro for full surround sound in exquisite detail.

IMAX® Enhanced

Get the most premium at-home entertainment experience with IMAX® Enhanced — the latest technology from DTS that sets a new standard for home theater imaging, sound, scale, and clarity. Watch clearer pictures and brighter images. Feel immersive, heart-pounding audio and experience premium content digitally remastered by IMAX.

Auro-3D®

Experience Enveloping you in a cocoon of life-like sound, Auro-3D® elevates the home theater experience to amazing new levels by delivering the excitement of three-dimensional sound for music, games, broadcast, and films. The Auromatic up-mixing engine will enhance your existing audiovisual collection.

Experience the Next Chapter in Movie Entertainment

The new AV8805A offers the highest-quality, crystal-clear viewing experience. Enjoy your movies with 8K/60Hz pass-through or upscaling, as well the latest in HDMI technology like Dynamic HDR and Quick Media Switching (QMS), which is used in movies to eliminate video delay.

The Next Level in Gaming

Level up all of your gaming enjoyment. The new AV8805A offers the highest quality gaming yet. Enjoy your gaming with 4K/120Hz passthrough, as well as Variable Refresh Rate (VRR), Quick Frame Transport (QFT), and Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM), which reduces or eliminates lag and frame tearing to offer a smoother, lag-free gaming experience.

Supports Major Voice Control Assistants

Enjoy effortless voice control and total flexibility from the leading voice agents. Speak commands with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Apple Siri, and Josh.ai. Ask to play your favorite music, turn the volume up, skip to the next track, switch inputs, and more. Switch between voice agents or pick a favorite to use — you’re in control. (Functionality and availability vary by voice agent.)

Amazon Alexa Voice Control

Enjoy hands-free control with Amazon Alexa and your voice. Adjust the volume, skip to the next track, switch inputs for your different media players and more — “Just Ask.” Download the HEOS Home Entertainment Skill to enable Amazon Alexa voice commands for the AV8805A, HEOS devices, and other select Marantz products.

Google Assistant Voice Control

Ask your Google Home, Google app or other devices with Google Assistant built-in to control content across your listening environment. Start music in the HEOS app, then ask your Google Assistant to control volume, play, pause, skip tracks and more. The “Works with the Google Assistant” feature is continually evolving.

Josh.ai Support

An elevated voice agent for the high-end smart home, Josh.ai offers flexible voice control for nearly any aspect of your day-to-day experience and entertainment environment. Use voice commands to control the thermostat, lights, home appliances, speakers, AV receiver, and more. Josh.ai is installed by custom integrators and accessed through an app on your phone or tablet. Works with iOS and Android devices.

Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and AirPlay 2 Capability

A dual antenna system lets you stream the most popular music services via Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and AirPlay 2. Listen to your playlists on Spotify, Pandora, TuneIn, Deezer, and more. Use AirPlay 2 to enjoy Apple music with ease.

HEOS® Built-in Multi-Room Streaming

HEOS® Built-in technology lets you enjoy your favorite music in any room of your home for a wireless, whole-home audio experience. Play the same song in every room or select a different song for each connected room — the choice is yours. Enjoy music from Spotify, Amazon Music HD, TuneIn, SoundCloud, TIDAL, Napster, Deezer or your local music file libraries. With additional HEOS components, like HEOS-capable speakers, play all your music in different rooms.

High-Resolution Audio Support

Discover the incredible fidelity of Hi-Res Audio tracks with the ability to decode up to 24-bit/192-kHz ALAC, FLAC and WAV lossless files as well as DSD 2.8/5.6MHz tracks (the audiophile format of SACD) via the front panel USB port and network sources. You can also listen to other popular file types such as MP3.

Advanced 32-bit Conversion on All Channels

For optimum fidelity and the widest dynamic range with lowest distortion, the AV8805A features advanced reference-class 32-bit D/A converters on all channels. This ensures consistent high fidelity and precise channel matching across all channels for the ultimate listening experience.

Marantz HDAM and Current Feedback Topology

The AV8805A features exclusive Marantz Hyper Dynamic Amplifier Module (HDAM) technology that provide ultra-fast slew rate, true wideband performance, and maximum dynamic range for optimum sound quality. Current Feedback technology, first introduced by Marantz nearly 70 years ago, replaces the voltage feedback configuration that’s typical of AV receivers and delivers wide, closed-loop bandwidth and steep slew rate for superior fidelity with wideband audio sources.

“Roon Tested” Certified

Get more out of your digital music library with searchable, surfable information about your favorite artists and songs. Find lyrics, concert dates, photos, bios, reviews, and more.

Multi-source, Multi-room

Watch a movie in one room while another family member plays a song from Spotify in a different zone without interruption. Enjoy surround sound in the main room and a separate source or music stream in up to two other zones. Hook up a separate stereo amp and speakers to the second and third zone pre-out.

Dual Subwoofer Outputs

Surround yourself with even, accurate bass. The AV8805A features two subwoofer outputs to smooth low frequencies and improve bass dispersion, avoiding peaks and audible dips. Connected subwoofers can be calibrated independently thanks to Audyssey Sub EQ HT technology for more seamless bass performance tailored to your room.

Smart TV Connectivity

The Marantz AV8805A may be controlled with your Smart TV remote via the HDMI CEC functionality associated with your Smart TV. Simply set “HDMI Control” to ON in your receiver, then set “Smart Menu” to ON and begin controlling the AV8805A with your TV remote. The Smart Menu home screen provides you quick access to source and surround mode selections, the AVR's setup menu and four Smart Selects.

Marantz AVR Remote App

The Marantz AVR Remote app for iOS and Android provides complete control over the latest Marantz network AV receivers and pre-amps. Use it to power on/off, adjust volume, input, and settings, or switch instantly to the HEOS® Built-in app.

Convenient Smart Select Functions

The included remote has four Smart Select function buttons so you can store your preferred or frequently used settings and call them up easily on the fly — including input source, volume level, sound mode, Audyssey configuration and even “All Zone Stereo” setting for party mode. With the push of a button, the AV8805A instantly configures the receiver to your desired setting at any time.

Easy Setup Experience

The AV8805A Quick Start Guide provides simple and direct instructions to get started. Once you connect your TV to the AV8805A via HDMI, the Marantz Setup Assistant appears on your TV screen and guides you through setup. The Setup Assistant helps you establish crucial settings for the best possible sound quality, whatever your configuration. The AV8805A will also rename HDMI inputs automatically when connected or you can rename them manually at your convenience.

Advanced Audyssey MultEQ XT32

Equipped with the full Audyssey Platinum suite of advanced DSP algorithms, the AV8805A features Audyssey MultEQ XT32 automatic room acoustic correction. With the supplied measurement microphone, MultEQ XT32 analyzes each speaker's output (including the subwoofers) at up to 8 measurement locations and generates precision digital filters that optimize each channel for the correct frequency and time domain response. Audyssey Sub EQ HT provides individual DSP tailoring of each subwoofer in a dual subwoofer setup for deeper bass with improved definition.

Audyssey Dynamic Volume smooths out disruptive jumps in volume (such as TV commercials), letting you listen at lower levels while still enjoying clear dialog, music, and sound. Audyssey Dynamic EQ provides full-range clarity at any listening level, and Audyssey Low Frequency Containment uses advanced psychoacoustic algorithms to deliver a full-range balance, including deep bass, without disturbing neighbors or people in other rooms of your home. Plus, the Audyssey MultEQ Editor app lets you view and adjust settings for detailed tuning and customize the sound more precisely to your room and tastes.

External Control Capabilities

Features external RS232 and IP control capabilities for easy customization and compatibility with third-party integration solutions. The Marantz AV8805A offers IP control capability for major third-party control devices, as well as Control4 SDDP (Simple Device Detection Protocol) certification for seamless integration with Control4 home automation equipment. IR (infrared) remote control input and output are included on the rear panel for remote control compatibility with other components in your home theater system.

More Support for Custom Integration

All new Marantz AV receivers and pre-amps offer extended support for easy custom install integration. The AV8805A features OvrC and Domotz Pro, two major remote monitoring and management technologies, and a dedicated web user interface to set up the AV receiver from a computer on the same network. Your installer can easily monitor the status of connected products and troubleshoot remotely from a separate location or on-the-go.

Specifications

Misc. Specs

Product Weight30.4
Depth (in.)16.68
Width (in.)17.13
Height (in.)7.38
Wattage90
Weight Kilogram17.24
Analog Audio(RCA) Input12
ColorBlack
Wifi CapableYes
Manufacturer Warranty3 Years Parts & Labor
Bluetooth CapableYes
Color Finish NameBlack
Depth (cm)42.37
Height (cm)18.75
Product Weight (kg)13.79
Width (cm)43.51
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