HEOS, Amazon Alexa, High-Res Multichannel Audio, 2x DSD Network Streaming, 32-Bit DACs: Marantz 13.2-Channel 4K Ultra HD AV8805 Surround Preamplifier Offers Unprecedented Features
Unprecedented. What the Marantz AV8805 surround preamplifier does – and how the 30-pound monster gets it done – has never before been seen or heard in the home-theater realm. The world's first 13.2-channel full 4K Ultra HD network surround preamplifier comes with HEOS, Amazon Alexa voice-command responsiveness, and support for virtually every high-resolution multichannel audio format known to mankind. Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, and Auro-3D processing are all here. So is proprietary current feedback and HDAM technology that passes signals through 15.2-channel XLR or RCA outputs for riveting, audiophile-grade sound. Built-in HEOS gives AV8805 multi-room freedom and wireless connectivity for streaming music. Over-the-top connectivity, 32-bit digital-to-analog conversion on all channels, high-resolution 2x DSD network streaming potential, Audyssey room-acoustic correction, eARC functionality, two subwoofer outputs, and intuitive operation further invite you to crazy. There isn't a more fun or decked-out pre/pro in AV8805's sphere. Read much more in-depth about this groundbreaking component below. Or simply schedule a risk-free audition and change your world with the security of our 100% Music Direct Satisfaction Guarantee today.
“The Marantz AV8805 is, like its predecessors, the standard bearer in home theater and multichannel audio.”
—Kalman Rubinson, Stereophile
“This beast of an AV preamp provides every feature known to man, tons of inputs, rock-solid stability, and more. While it's not cheap, per se, it's got everything one needs for the heart of an amazing object-based home theater system.”
—HomeTheaterReview, Best of 2018 Award
State-of-the-Art Engineering and Processing
The 13.2-channel AV8805 with 15.2-channel XLR and RCA outputs provides a flexible yet detailed preamplifier stage for the advanced home cinema enthusiast. Immerse yourself in three-dimensional audio provided by the latest integrated surround formats, including Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, and Auro-3D. Auro-3D will be enabled via a future firmware update at no additional charge. Marantz proprietary HDAM technology combines matched-precision discrete circuit elements with ultra-wide-end response for a wide soundstage and refined musical reproduction while built-in Bluetooth, Wi-Fi streaming, and HEOS support – plus Apple AirPlay compatibility – let you wirelessly stream and enjoy your favorite audio.
Future-Compatible with Latest Specifications on All Eight HDMI Inputs
AV8805 is future-compatible with the latest HDMI and HDCP 2.2 specifications on all eight HDMI inputs. AV8805 supports 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 on every input. It is compatible with 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray disc players, set-top boxes, and other 4K Ultra HD sources. Dolby Vision compatibility, HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma), new HDR format for broadcasting, and pass-through capability are also onboard.
Wireless, Whole-Home Audio Via HEOS Technology
Built-in HEOS technology lets you enjoy 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. AV8805 also works with Amazon Alexa, providing cutting-edge voice control and incredible sound for all of your home entertainment. Enjoy music from Spotify, TuneIn Internet radio, Sound Cloud, Tidal, Napster, Deezer, or your local music file libraries. With additional HEOS components, you can play all your music in one room or many.
Control It All with Amazon Alexa: AV8805 Answers to Your Voice Commands
Use your voice to stream your favorite music services to the HEOS-enabled AV8805. Ask Alexa to play music from Pandora, Spotify, Amazon Music, and much more. Switch between inputs (Blu-ray, DVD, Media Player, etc.), turn volume up or down, pause, mute, and play the next song – all with your voice. To start streaming with Alexa voice commands, open the Alexa app and select "Skills." Add HEOS Home Entertainment to enable. Then, go to Smart Home in the Alexa app menu and choose Devices and Discover or say "Alexa, discover my devices." With HEOS and Alexa, you can stream what you hear on AV8805 to any HEOS-enabled device.
Audiophile-Quality 32-Bit DACs on All Channels and XLR Outputs
AV8805 features premium-grade AK4490 32-bit DACs on all channels and the XLR input and outputs. The balanced XLR stereo input is assignable as well as 15.2 balanced XLR outputs, which include the two subwoofer outputs, front height/width outputs, and overhead channels. This extensive balanced XLR compatibility ensures high-end performance while 15.2 pre-outs (RCA jacks) provide additional compatibility with multiple power amplifiers.
Marantz App Gives You Total Control
The Marantz 2016 AVR Remote app gives you unprecedented control over AV8805 from iOS and Android phones and tablets. Along with many new features, the app's graphics and user interface are completely overhauled: control power, volume, input, and settings, or switch to the HEOS app to access an incredible range of music content and streaming services, all with full HEOS wireless multi-room control.
Fully Loaded Audyssey Platinum Suite Leads to Precision Sound
Equipped with the full Audyssey Platinum suite of advanced DSP algorithms, AV8805 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 eight measurement locations and generates precision digital filters that optimize each channel for the correct frequency and time-domain response. The optional Audyssey MultEQ Editor app lets you view and adjust settings for detailed tuning as well as customize the sound more precisely to your room and tastes.
Easy Integration with Your Existing Home-Theater System
For remote-control compatibility with other components in your home-theater system, AV8805 features an IR (infrared) remote control input and output on the rear panel, along with dual 12V trigger outputs. For direct connection to external home automation and control equipment, AV8805 has an RS-232C serial port with Control4 SDDP (Simple Device Detection Protocol) and Crestron Connected certification for quick and easy integration with Control4 and Crestron home automation equipment.
Smart TV Connectivity, Smart Select Functions, and Smart Operation
Whatever your family's entertainment needs, AV8805 delivers. You can enjoy 13.2-channel surround sound in the main room, and at the same time play stereo sound from another source in a different part of the house. Versatile configuration options abound thanks to the 13-channel processing capability. AV8805 can also 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 AV8805 with your TV remote. The Smart Menu home screen provides you quick access to source and surround-mode selections, the setup menu, and four Smart Selects – each of which stores a preferred setup (input, volume, and Audyssey configuration) for a particular source. Push one button and AV8805 can be configured for anything, from Blu-ray or your TV set-top box to your favorite Internet radio station. For easy installation, AV8805's clear graphical on-screen display has an exclusive Setup Assistant that combines with the Quick Start guide to provide guidance and optimize critical settings for the best-possible sound quality.