Marantz AV8805: 13.2 Channel Pre-Amplifier Redefines Home Cinema

The Marantz AV8805 pre-amplifier sets a new standard in audiophile home cinema. With 13.2 channel processing and full 4K Ultra HD, the AV8805 supports virtually any high-resolution multichannel audio format, including the latest surround formats from Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and Auro-3D. Our proprietary current feedback HDAMs enhance music for a superior listening experience, plus whole-home audio and voice-control make the AV8805 a must-have for serious cinephiles. Here’s what you can expect from the Marantz AV8805:

Latest audio formats with extreme setup flexibility

Immerse yourself in three-dimensional audio with the latest surround formats, including Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and Auro-3D. Enjoy a 7.1 surround sound speaker system and six additional overhead speakers or Dolby Atmos elevation speakers for the ultimate home theater experience — including Dolby Surround upmixer for legacy content.

DTS:X codes place sound where it would occur naturally in space, creating lifelike, multi-dimensional audio to fully immerse you in your favorite movies and shows. DTS Neural:X™ spatial remapping engine is also included, and offers improved height realism for DTS:X content.

Auro-3D, which will be available via a future firmware update at no additional charge, creates a three-dimensional audio experience thanks to dedicated height and overhead channels. With the three latest audio formats integrated, plus an unheard of 13.2 available channels, the Marantz AV8805 offers limitless setup possibilities and expansion for your home theater.

Advanced technology and musical properties

Marantz proprietary HDAM technology, or Hyper Dynamic Amplifier Module, combines matched-precision discrete circuit elements with ultra-wide-end response for a wider soundstage and refined musical reproduction. The AV8805 features the latest Marantz HDAMs for an open soundstage with renowned Marantz sound. And with the ability to decode up to 24-bit/192-kHz ALAC, FLAC and WAV lossless files as well as DSD 2.8MHz and 5.6MHz tracks, the AV8805 allows you to discover the exceptional fidelity of high-resolution audio content via the front panel USB and network sources. You also have the option to listen to other popular file types, such as MP3s — the choice is yours.

Listen with built-in Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and AirPlay capability

Built-in Bluetooth, Wi-Fi streaming and HEOS support, plus Apple AirPlay compatibility let you stream and enjoy your favorite audio wirelessly. The AV8805 features Bluetooth and Wi-Fi wireless streaming connectivity thanks to an advanced dual antenna transceiver system that allows for robust streaming even in congested urban environments. Apple AirPlay compatibility enables you to listen to your favorite audio content wirelessly from your iOS devices.

Cue music with your voice and Alexa

The Marantz AV8805 features built-in HEOS technology that now works with Amazon Alexa, providing voice-control for a wireless, whole-home audio experience. Use your voice to stream from your favorite music services, including Pandora, Spotify, Amazon Music and more. Switch between inputs on your Blu-ray, DVD or other media player, adjust the volume, stop and start content, play the next song and more — all with your voice. To enable this skill, open the Alexa app and select “Skills.” Add HEOS Home Entertainment to enable, and then go to Smart Home in the Alexa app menu and choose Devices and Discover or say “Alexa, discover my devices.”

For discerning audiophiles who demand more, the 13.2 channel Marantz AV8805 delivers the most immersive audio formats, best picture quality and future-proof compatibility to support new iterations of audio and visual technology. Experience the new standard in home cinema for yourself.

Available from HFX Systems.

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