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MARANTZ - AV7704 Surround Preamplifier

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Over-the-Top Home-Theater Performance and Pure Sonics: Marantz 11.2-Channel AV7704 Surround Preamplifier Does 4K Ultra HD, High-Res Audio, HEOS Streaming, 3D Sound, and Plenty More

Equipped with HEOS streaming technology, ready to decode truly immersive 3D sound and high-res files up to 2x DSD, and on first-name terms with 4K Ultra HD, the 11.2-channel Marantz AV7704 surround preamplifier/processor is made for high-tech performance. Any type of multichannel audio format? Handled. Networking abilities that include Internet radio, streaming, Spotify Connect, Amazon Prime, TIDAL, iHeart Radio, SiriusXM, Apple AirPlay, plus built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth? Here. Audiophile sound quality in the form of 32-bit AKM DACs on every channel, reference-grade separation, HDAM circuitry, and enhanced multi-zone capability? You'll love what you hear. Cinematic bliss via Dolby Atmos, DTS:X readiness, onboard Auro-3D, multi-zone/multi-source HDMI, and dual subwoofer outputs for the last word in bass response? AV7704 has you covered. Stunning connectivity, effortless onscreen set-up assistance, HDMI diagnostics, a phonostage, and a remote app further boost the value of this entertainment engine. Marantz's always-superb build quality goes without saying. Simply connect it to the amplifier and screen of your choice and marvel at what you see and hear. 100% Money-Back Guaranteed.

Audiophile-Conscious Hub Takes Utmost Care of Audio and Video Signals
The 11.2-channel AV7704 further enhances audio quality by delicately handling all signals via Marantz's own current feedback HDAMs preamp before passing them to the high-quality 11.2 XLR or 13.2 RCA outputs and separate power amp. AV7704 also takes supreme care of video signals via the eight HDMI 4k 60Hz pass-through/scaling inputs and sends them to the two HDMI output sockets or independently to the third HDMI output that is dedicated for multi-room. All of them support HDCP 2.2 copy protection for 4k UHD content.

HDMI 2.0a Connectivity and HDCP 2.2 Compatibility on All Eight HDMI Inputs
Prepared for the future, AV7704 features an advanced video section fully compatible with the latest HDMI 2.0a and HDCP 2.2 specifications on all eight HDMI inputs. With 4K Ultra HD 60Hz video, 4:4:4 Pure Color sub-sampling, High Dynamic Range (HDR) and 21:9 video, 3D, and BT.2020 pass-through support on every input, AV7704 is ready for the next generation of Blu-ray players, set-top boxes, and other 4K Ultra HD sources. Certified by the Imaging Science Foundation, AV7704 features a full suite of video calibration controls (for use by an ISF technician), along with ISF Day and ISF Night video modes. The video processor also has the ability to transcode and upconvert standard definition and high-definition analog and digital video content to 4K Ultra HD.

Get Ready to Experience Dolby Atmos and DTS:X: AV7704 Makes It Happen
Dolby's new Atmos surround sound technology dispenses with channel-based coding in favor of more advanced object-based coding, giving the sound designer the ability to precisely place sounds anywhere in the three-dimensional space. Now, you can enjoy this same award-winning technology at home with AV7704, which features the ability to connect a 5.1-surround sound speaker system and two additional overhead speakers or two additional Dolby Atmos elevation speakers for the ultimate home-theater experience. Thanks to the 9-ch. processing capability, you can just add an external two-channel amplifier and even enjoy a thrilling 5.1.4- or 7.1.2-channel Atmos experience. AV7704 also features Dolby TrueHD lossless decoding and other Dolby Digital technologies. The latest immersive surround sound system, DTS:X, features object-based audio coding that lets the sound designer place sonic elements anywhere in the 3D acoustic soundspace. AV7704 also features DTS-HD Master Audio and other DTS technologies. DTS:X and DTS Neural:X Upmixer will be enabled via future firmware update.

Auro-3D for Complete Immersion

Auro-3D provides an immersive surround sound experience thanks to dedicated height and overhead channels, in addition to the regular channels. The height information, captured in recording or created during the mixing process, is mixed into a standard 5.1 PCM stream that comes with a regular Blu-ray. Moreover, the Auro-3D Engine combines different technologies to guarantee an optimum 3D sound experience generated both natively and from existing audio content. It recognizes mono, stereo, 5.1 surround or an Auro-encoded signal and transforms them into 3D audio. AV7704 is capable of decoding the original Auro-3D mix and playing back an Auro-3D 10.1-channel configuration (with external two-channel amplifier).

HDAM Discrete Buffer Amplifier Modules for Amazing Sound Quality

AV7704 features the latest HDAM (Hyper Dynamic Amplifier Module) components, which consist of matched precision discrete selected circuit elements on a compact sub-board, instead of conventional op-amp integrated circuits. These advanced HDAM modules provide a full 10dB of signal-to-noise improvement over earlier HDAM versions, along with ultra wide-band response (100 kHz, -3dB) for a wide-open soundstage with refined detail reproduction.

Built-in Bluetooth, Built-in Wi-Fi and AirPlay, and DLNA
Wirelessly stream your favorite tracks to AV7704 via built-in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. The Bluetooth function features automatic power on and pairing, and up to 8 devices can be remembered. AV7704 also features dual antennas for even better Wi-Fi and Bluetooth transmission and reception coverage. It is also equipped with Apple AirPlay, and DLNA compatibility lets you access content from your PC or Mac via your home network. Enjoy a world of Internet radio, and listen to your favorite tracks from subscription music services including Spotify Connect, Pandora, and SiriusXM.

Effortless Setup, Outstanding Control, Even a Handy USB Port

A handy Quick Setup guide, along with the intuitive on-screen Setup Assistant, will have your AV7704 up and running with a minimum of fuss and bother. You can even control the setup via your PC's web browser, or use the available iOS and Android apps with your favorite smart device. For easy setup and use, AV7704 can be controlled by the supplied remote and also be controlled by your favorite smartphone and tablet devices. Marantz Remote app is available in both iOS and Android versions. A USB port, conveniently located on the front panel, lets you connect a USB drive directly and stream your favorite audio tracks. You can also connect your iOS device, such as an iPod, iPhone and iPad, and stream music while charging your device at the same time.

Fully Loaded Audyssey Platinum Suite Gives You Precision Sound

Equipped with the full Audyssey Platinum suite of advanced DSP algorithms, AV7704 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. AV7704 is also Audyssey Pro Installer ready. Audyssey Dynamic Volume smoothes out annoying jumps in volume (such as TV commercials), letting you listen at lower levels and still enjoy clear dialog, music and sound effects. Audyssey Dynamic EQ provides precision tonal tailoring for full range clarity at any listening level. Audyssey Low Frequency Containment uses advanced psychoacoustic algorithms to deliver a full range tonal balance, including deep bass, but without disturbing close-by neighbors or family members in other rooms, and features a multi-step adjustment that lets you dial in the amount of containment to your preference. Audyssey Sub EQ HT provides individual DSP tailoring of each subwoofer in a dual subwoofer setup, for deeper bass with improved definition, compared to a single subwoofer configuration. Audyssey Dynamic Surround Expansion dramatically broadens the surround soundstage for the ultimate surround sound experience with the option of connecting front height and/or front wide speakers.

Measure Everything and Dial-In Your Sound with Audyssey MultEQ Editor
AV7704 supports the brand-new Audyssey MultEQ Editor App. Go ‘under the hood', view and adjust settings for detailed tuning, customize the sound more precisely to the specific problems in your room, and tailor the sound to your personal preferences. Among the options: View the speaker detection results, to check correct installation. View before and after results of the Audyssey calibration, making it easy to identify room problems. Edit the Audyssey target curve for each channel pair to suit your tastes. Adjust the EQ frequency adjustment range for each channel pair. Switch between two high-frequency rolloff target curves. Enable/disable midrange compensation to make the vocal region brighter or smoother. Save and load calibration results.

Multiple Control Options at Your Fingertips

AV7704 is equipped with a range of features that provide enhanced control capabilities and compatibility with third party and custom integration solutions. For remote control compatibility with other components in your home theater system, AV7704 features an IR (infrared) remote control input and remote control output on the rear panel, along with dual 12V trigger outputs. AV7704 can also be set up and operated by a home computer on the network via IP control, either via wired LAN connection or via Wi-Fi wireless connection. For direct connection to external home automation and control equipment, AV7704 is equipped with an RS-232C serial port. AV7704 also features Control4 SDDP (Simple Device Detection Protocol) and Crestron Connected certification for quick and easy integration with Control4 and Crestron home automation equipment.

 

System Remote Control: RC037SR
Power Consumption: 60 W
Standby Consumption: 0.2 W
CEC Standby Consumption: 0.5 W
Dimensions (WDH): 17.3" x 16.2" x 7.3"
Weight: 22.9 lbs.

User Manual (PDF, 17.1 MB)


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