Marantz AV8802A 13.2-Channel Network A/V Preamplifier

Marantz AV8802A 13.2-Channel Network A/V Preamplifier

Marantz AV8802A 13.2-Channel Network A/V Preamplifier

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Product Highlights

  • 13.2-Channel RCA & XLR Pre-Outs
  • Audyssey Platinum Audio Suite
  • 4K Ultra HD Upscaling & ISFccc Support
  • 32-Bit D/A Conversion on All Channels
  • 8 x HDMI-In / 3 x HDMI-Out with HDCP 2.2
  • Built-In Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and AirPlay
  • Internet Radio Sources & HD Radio
  • Toroidal Power Transformer
  • HDAM Technology and Current Feedback
  • Built-In Dolby Atmos & Auro-3D Ready
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Marantz AV8802A overview

  • 1Description

The AV8802A 13.2-Channel Network A/V Preamplifier from Marantz is designed to deliver sophisticated audio processing, enhanced surround sound options, 4K video upscaling, and a wide variety of connectivity options when paired with a sold separately power amplifier. This preamplifier offers the flexibility of unbalanced and balanced outputs and is supported by a high-performance toroidal power supply. Built-in Dolby Atmos support gives you the ability to add front height channels for an immersive audio experience. The Audyssey Platinum calibration suite is built into the preamplifier to help you tailor the sound of the unit to your listening environment; a setup microphone is included.

Not only can you connect traditional audio sources like CD players, but the Marantz AV8802A can connect to wireless audio sources via integrated Bluetooth, AirPlay, and Wi-Fi connectivity. An Ethernet port is also available for wired high-speed connections. Additionally, Internet connectivity allows you to access Internet streaming services, such as Pandora, Spotify, vTuner, and SiriusXM. With on-board DLNA support, you can wirelessly stream media from similarly equipped devices such as PCs and network-attached storage devices. In addition to built-in AM and FM tuners, integrated HD radio support delivers CD-like sound quality from over-the-air programming.

The Marantz AV8802A is well-equipped for video sources as well as audio. This preamplifier features eight HDMI inputs and three HDMI outputs, which includes support for HDCP 2.2 compliant devices. There are also seven stereo RCA, two digital optical, two digital coaxial, two USB, balanced audio, and phono inputs. Furthermore, the built-in video processor can upscale video sources to conform to 4K displays and can also convert analog video to digital. For control flexibility, you can use the included remote control, or operate the AV8802A from your Android or iOS smart device with the free Marantz Remote App.

Dolby Atmos
Dolby Atmos features the ability to expand the dimensional sound experience through the use of multiple overhead loudspeakers, which can be individually addressed to allow pinpoint acoustical imaging at precise locations within the room. The AV8802A features outputs that can be configured for 1 or 2 pairs of overhead speakers and/or add-on Dolby Atmos speaker modules.
Advanced Front Soundstage Expansion Modes
Integrated DTS Neo:X/11.1 provides additional front height and front width channel options. Audyssey DSX also enables the use of front height and width channels.
4K Ultra HD Video Processing
The AV8802A fully supports 4K Ultra HD high resolution video along with 4K at 60 Hz and 4:4:4 full color resolution sub-sampling. The AV8802A can upscale 1080p content to 4K and also upscale and transcode HD and SD analog video sources, so you can connect modern as well as legacy video sources and run just a single HDMI cable to your flat panel TV or projector.
Advanced Wireless Networking with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
Stream your favorite audio tracks wirelessly to the AV8802A thanks to the built-in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi wireless connectivity. Equipped with dual Bluetooth/Wi-Fi antennas, the AV8802A lets you enjoy wireless streaming from your smartphone, tablet, and portable music player. The AV8802A is also equipped with Apple AirPlay, so you can stream wirelessly from your iPod touch, iPhone, and iPad.

Via the Wi-Fi connection to your home network, the AV8802A lets you listen to any of thousands of internet radio stations. You can also enjoy streaming music from free and subscription services including SiriusXM, Pandora, and Spotify Connect. You can also connect the AV8802A directly to your home network via the wired RJ-45 LAN connection option, and there's a convenient front panel USB port for direct connection to your iPod, iPod touch, iPhone, iPad, and portable USB devices.
ISFccc Video Calibration Controls
Certified by the Imaging Science Foundation, the AV8802A features a full selection of advanced ISFccc video calibration adjustments that lets a video calibration technician optimize picture quality when the preamplifier is connected to a TV or projector.
8 HDMI Inputs and 3 HDMI Outputs
Conforming to HDMI and HDCP 2.2 specifications, the AV8802A features 8 HDMI inputs (including a convenient HDMI input on the front panel) and 3 HDMI outputs, including dual HDMI outputs for the main room, which lets you send your selected source to a flat panel TV and a projector at the same time, with another HDMI output that lets you send another source to another room.
Audyssey Platinum Suite
With Audyssey MultEQ XT32, you can measure and configure your particular home theater setup for optimum sound quality precisely tailored to your home theater room's acoustics. With 8 measurement points, MultEQ XT32 generates a full set of precision digital filters in an effort to deliver accurate and natural tonal balance. The AV8802A is also Audyssey Installer Pro ready for even more acoustical calibration accuracy.

Audyssey Dynamic Volume is designed to tame large variances in volume levels (such as loud commercials), and Dynamic EQ is engineered to deliver a full-range tonal balance at any volume level. Audyssey LFC (Low Frequency Containment) uses advanced psycho-acoustic algorithms to provide deep bass when lower volume levels are required. Audyssey DSX is designed to provide dynamic sound expansion, expanding the front soundstage via additional front wide, front height or even front wide and front height audio channels.
HDAM Technology and Current Feedback
Marantz HDAM (Hyper Dynamic Amplifier Module) technology incorporates multiple HDAM modules in the pre-amp stage, which provides low noise wide-band performance in an all-discrete configuration, compared to conventional op amp ICs. HDAM technology provides a fast slew rate for a wide-band response and optimized dynamic range in an effort to deliver optimum sound quality with today's high resolution audio formats. In addition to HDAM technology, the AV8802A also features Current Feedback instead of the typical voltage feedback configuration. Current Feedback technology is designed to provide a wide closed-loop bandwidth and high slew rate to deliver enhanced fidelity with wide-band audio sources.
Multiple High Resolution Audio Formats Supported
The AV8802A supports a wide range of audio file types, including MP3, WAV, MPEG-4 AAC and WMA. It also supports high-resolution audio tracks up to 24-bit/192-kHz including AIFF, ALAC and FLAC formats, and includes gapless playback capability with many file types for uninterrupted listening enjoyment. It also plays 2.8-MHz DSD high resolution audio files (DSD is the advanced high resolution audio coding system for SACD).
Multiple Control Options
In addition to easy operation with the supplied ergonomically designed remote control, the AV8802A features additional control capabilities. There's an RS-232C serial port for direct connection to external automation equipment. The Marantz app (available in iOS and Android versions) lets you operate the AV8802A from a smartphone or tablet. You can also operate the AV8802A via web connection; open your web browser and easily control and configure the AV8802A, even when you're not at home.
32-Bit D/A Conversion on All Channels, Balanced XLR Input and Outputs
Featuring premium grade AK4490 32-bit digital-to-analog converters on all channels, the AV8802A also features XLR input and outputs. There's a balanced XLR stereo input that's assignable as well as 15 balanced XLR outputs, which includes the 2 subwoofer outputs and front height/width and overhead channels. 19 pre-outs (RCA jacks) provide additional compatibility with multiple power amplifier types.
3-Zone/3-Source Advanced Multi-Room Capability
Enjoy your favorite movie or music in the main room, while others can enjoy listening to 2 different sources in other rooms. The Zone 2 and Zone 3 pre-amp outputs both feature variable level controls.
Auro-3D Upgrade Ready
This preamplifier supports Auro-3D surround sound with height-channels when paired with the optional Auro-Codec Decoder. When paired with this decoder, the AV8802A is capable of decoding the original Auro-3D mix and playing back an Auro 10.1-channel configuration
Additional Features
  • Toroidal transformer and Copper plated chassis
  • Three piece top cover construction
  • High-performance power supply with four 10.000µF capacitors
  • DLNA version 1.5 certified
  • MDAX2 compressed audio enhancer
  • JPEG photo streaming
  • Windows PlayTo and Windows 8/RT compatible
  • HDMI pass-through on stand-by
  • 3D video pass-through and Audio Return Channel (ARC)
  • Advanced GUI on-screen display with overlay on HDMI
  • Setup Assistant (English, French, Spanish)
  • Smart Select with 4 presets
  • Variable crossover
  • Optimized bass redirection
  • Gold-plated terminals
  • 7.1-channel multi-channel input
  • Network IP-control and updates
In the Box
Marantz AV8802A 13.2-Channel Network A/V Preamplifier
  • Power Cord
  • FM Indoor Antenna
  • AM Loop Antenna
  • Sound Calibration Microphone
  • Sound Calibration Microphone Stand
  • Remote Control
  • 2 x AAA Batteries
  • 2 x Antennas for Bluetooth/Wireless Connectivity
  • Cable Labels
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description

    Marantz AV8802A specs

    Main Unit
    Channels 13.2
    Audio Formats DTS HD Master, DTS 5.1, DTS ES, DTS 96/24, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Surround, Dolby Atmos, Audyssey DSX, DTS-Neo:X (11.1-channel), Multichannel Stereo
    Supported File Formats MP3, WMA, AAC, FLAC, ALAC, WAV, DSD (2.8 MHz), FLAC HD 192/24, WAV 192/24, ALAC 96/24, JPEG
    Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC) 192 kHz/32-bit
    Tuner FM
    HD Radio Yes
    Upscaling 1080p, 4K 50/60 Hz
    Conversion Analog to HDMI
    Pass-Through 3D, 4K
    HDCP Version 2.2
    Wi-Fi Yes
    Bluetooth Yes
    AirPlay Yes
    Audio Return Channel (ARC) Yes
    HDMI CEC Yes
    Inputs 8 x HDMI (1 x front)
    2 x Digital coaxial
    2 x Digital optical
    3 x Component video
    5 x Composite video (1 x front)
    7 x Stereo RCA (1 x front)
    1 x Stereo balanced audio
    1 x Phono
    2 x RCA front
    1 x RCA center
    2 x RCA surround
    2 x RCA surround back
    1 x RCA subwoofer
    1 x 1/8" (3.5 mm) IR flasher
    1 x RCA remote control
    Outputs 3 x HDMI
    1 x Headphone (front)
    2 x Component video
    2 x Composite video
    2 x 1/8" (3.5 mm) DC
    1 x RCA remote control
    2 x Unbalanced front pre-out
    1 x Unbalanced center pre-out
    2 x Unbalanced surround pre-out
    2 x Unbalanced surround back pre-out
    2 x Unbalanced front wide pre-out
    2 x Unbalanced height 1 pre-out
    2 x Unbalanced height 2 pre-out
    2 x Unbalanced subwoofer pre-out
    2 x Balanced front pre-out
    1 x Balanced center pre-out
    2 x Balanced surround pre-out
    2 x Balanced surround back pre-out
    2 x Balanced front wide pre-out
    2 x Balanced height 1 pre-out
    2 x Balanced height 2 pre-out
    2 x Balanced subwoofer pre-out
    2 x Stereo RCA zone 2
    2 x Stereo RCA zone 3
    Other Ports 2 x USB (1 x front)
    1 x Setup microphone (front)
    1 x RS-232C
    1 x LAN
    1 x FM antenna
    1 x AM antenna
    1 x AC power
    Construction Copper-plated chassis
    Power Power Consumption: 90 W
    Standby Consumption: 0.2 W
    CEC Standby Consumption: 0.5 W
    Dimensions (WxDxH) 17.3 x 15.3 x 7.3" / 43.9 x 38.9 x 18.5 cm
    Weight 30.6 lb / 13.9 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 35.2 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 21.0 x 18.0 x 12.0"

    Marantz AV8802A reviews

    AV8802A 13.2-Channel Network A/V Preamplifier is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing This has to be the best pre amp I have ever seen. It does everything one can think of. Full software updates that keep it current. The sound it sends to an amp will blow your mind. Movies sound so accurate it unreal. It might seem a little pricey, but worth every penny.
    Date published: 2016-04-07
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