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.