Marantz AV8805A 13.2-Channel HEOS Preamplifier

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Marantz AV8805A 13.2-Channel HEOS Preamplifier
Key Features
  • 13.2-Channel Preamplifier Configuration
  • Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, Auro-3D Compatible
  • RCA & Balanced XLR Pre-Outs
  • Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, AirPlay 2 Connectivity
Enjoy streaming audio and immersive multi-channel sound with your amplifier and the Marantz AV8805A 13.2-Channel HEOS Preamplifier. It sports a 13.2-channel XLR pre-out and a 13.2-channel RCA pre-out, and features Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, and Auro 3D compatibility for object-based audio decoding. Built-in Bluetooth and AirPlay 2 support allows the preamplifier to wirelessly stream music from compatible sources, such as smartphones and tablets.
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Marantz AV8805A Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Masterfully Engineered
  • 3Breathtakingly Natural 3D Audio
  • 4Maximum Flexibility
  • 5Tuned for Pure Enjoyment
  • 6Advanced 8K UHD HDMI Connectivity with eARC Support
  • 7Dolby Atmos and Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization Technology
  • 8DTS:X and DTS Virtual:X
  • 9IMAX Enhanced
  • 10Auro-3D Experience
  • 11The Next Chapter in Movie Entertainment
  • 12Marantz HDAM and Current Feedback Topology
  • 13Amazon Alexa Voice Control
  • 14Google Assistant Voice Control
  • Support
  • 16Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and AirPlay 2 Capability
  • 17HEOS Built-In Multiroom Streaming
  • 18High-Resolution Audio Support
  • 19Roon Tested
  • 20Multi-Source, Multiroom
  • 21All-Zone TV Audio
  • 22Smart TV Connectivity
  • 23Marantz AVR Remote App
  • 24Convenient Smart Select Functions
  • 25Easy Setup Experience
  • 26Advanced Audyssey MultEQ XT32
  • 27External Control Capabilities
  • 28Additional Features

Enjoy streaming audio and immersive multi-channel sound with your amplifier and the Marantz AV8805A 13.2-Channel HEOS Preamplifier. It sports a 13.2-channel XLR pre-out and a 13.2-channel RCA pre-out, and features Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, and Auro 3D compatibility for object-based audio decoding. Built-in Bluetooth and AirPlay 2 support allows the preamplifier to wirelessly stream music from compatible sources, such as smartphones and tablets.

Onboard Wi-Fi and Ethernet connectivity allows the AV8805A to access music from your connected computer or NAS. Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, and compatibility enables you to control certain functions of the preamplifier with just your voice through your compatible devices. With eight HDMI inputs and three outputs, the AV8805A can act as a video switcher for your HD source components. It will pass through 8K UHD signals as well as HDR10, HDR10+, Dolby Vision, and HLG HDR formats. The preamplifier also has a USB port for accessing media stored on USB flash drives.

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Masterfully Engineered

Its high-resolution preamplifier uses 15 individual Marantz HDAM boards for reference-setting audio performance. The AV8805A is made for home cinema enthusiasts who want everything – versatility, flexibility, and musicality. Extensively tuned by world-renowned sound acousticians at state-of-the-art facilities, Marantz leverages decades of experience in Hi-Fi to drive exceptional, audiophile-quality surround sound for all your entertainment.

The Marantz AV8805A offers outstanding construction for the best, unaltered music and movie playback. The highly rigid base chassis – the foundation for all circuit boards carrying the sensitive audio signal – leaves no chance for microphonic effects through unwanted vibration. The oversized toroidal transformer feeding the big main capacitors is set on an extra 5mm aluminum pedestal for extra stability. All electronics are supported by copper plating on the main chassis, which generates the best ground connection at any point and improves signal-to-noise behavior significantly. Finally, everything is exceptionally well-covered by a heavy top lid constructed from three pieces.

Breathtakingly Natural 3D Audio

Movie and TV sound moves around you in space, emulating the finest movie theaters and the real world. Immerse yourself in multi-dimensional audio with the latest surround formats, including Dolby Atmos, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization Technology, DTS:X, DTS Virtual:X, DTS:X Pro (via a future firmware update), IMAX Enhanced, and Auro-3D.

Maximum Flexibility

From high-resolution stereo to 13.2-channel surround sound, experience pure Marantz audio through any configuration you need.

Tuned for Pure Enjoyment

No matter how you listen or what you watch, the AV8805A is extensively tuned to deliver the most enjoyable music and movie experiences you can imagine.

Advanced 8K UHD HDMI Connectivity with eARC Support

Enjoy exquisite video performance thanks to modern HDMI technologies. The Marantz AV8805A includes 8 HDMI inputs and 3 outputs for all your favorite sources. One dedicated 8K UHD input supports 8K/60 Hz or 4K/120 Hz pass-through capability, while Dolby Vision, HLG, HDR10+, 21:9 video, 3D, BT.2020 pass-through, and HDCP 2.3 copy protection standard is supported on all HDMI inputs.

Dynamic HDR, ALLM, VRR, QMS, and QFT are also supported. The video processor can upscale your native video source to near-8K UHD quality, and eARC supports 3D audio formats like Dolby Atmos and DTS:X for pass-through from your TV source.

Dolby Atmos and Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization Technology

You can feel every dimension in Dolby Atmos. Enjoy up to a 7.2.6- or 9.2.4-channel speaker configuration for the ultimate home theater experience, including the Dolby Surround upmixer for legacy content. For those without in-ceiling speakers, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization technology leverages Dolby's deep understanding of human audio perception to create the sensation of overhead sound from listener-level speakers.

DTS:X and DTS Virtual:X

DTS:X immersive audio content places sound where it would naturally occur in space, creating lifelike, multidimensional audio. The included spatial remapping engine of DTS Neural:X offers improved immersion and heightened realism in all of your favorite movies. DTS Virtual:X provides immersive audio without height channels, creating virtual height effects in a 7.1-, 5.1-, or 2.1-channel speaker arrangement.

IMAX Enhanced

Get the most premium at-home entertainment experience with IMAX Enhanced – a technology from DTS that sets a new standard for home theater imaging, sound, scale, and clarity. Watch clearer pictures and brighter images. Feel immersive, heart-pounding audio and experience premium content digitally remastered by IMAX.

Auro-3D Experience

Putting in a cocoon of lifelike sound, Auro-3D elevates the home theater experience to amazing new levels by delivering the excitement of three-dimensional sound for music, games, broadcast, and films. The Auromatic upmixing engine will enhance your existing audio-visual collection.

The Next Chapter in Movie Entertainment

The AV8805A offers the highest quality, crystal-clear viewing experience. Enjoy your movies with 8K/60 Hz pass-through or upscaling, as well the latest in HDMI technology like Dynamic HDR and Quick Media Switching (QMS), which is used in movies to eliminate video delay.

Marantz HDAM and Current Feedback Topology

The AV8805A features Marantz's Hyper Dynamic Amplifier Module (HDAM) technology that provides an ultra-fast slew rate, true wideband performance, and maximum dynamic range for optimum sound quality.

Amazon Alexa Voice Control

Enjoy hands-free control with Amazon Alexa and your voice. Adjust the volume, skip to the next track, switch inputs for your different media players, and more. Download the HEOS Home Entertainment skill to enable Amazon Alexa voice commands for the AV8805A and other HEOS devices and select Marantz products.

Google Assistant Voice Control

Ask your Google Home, Google app, or other devices with the Google Assistant built-in to control content across your listening environment. Start music in the HEOS app, then ask your Google Assistant to control volume, play, pause, skip tracks, and more. Support

An elevated voice agent for the high-end smart home, offers flexible voice control from nearly any aspect of your day-to-day experience and entertainment environment. Use voice commands to control your compatible thermostat, lights, home appliances, speakers, A/V receiver, and more. is installed by custom integrators and accessed through an app in your iOS or Android phone or tablet.

Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and AirPlay 2 Capability

A dual-antenna system lets you stream the most popular music services via Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and AirPlay 2. Listen to your playlists on Spotify, Pandora, TuneIn, Deezer, and more. Use AirPlay 2 to enjoy Apple music with ease.

HEOS Built-In Multiroom Streaming

HEOS technology lets you enjoy your favorite 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. Enjoy music from Spotify, Amazon Music HD, TuneIn, SoundCloud, TIDAL, Napster, Deezer, or your local music file libraries. With additional HEOS components, like HEOS-capable speakers, play all your music in one room or many.

High-Resolution Audio Support

Discover the incredible fidelity of Hi-Res Audio tracks with the ability to decode up to 24-bit/192 kHz ALAC, FLAC, and WAV lossless files as well as 2.8 and 5.6 MHz DSD tracks (the audiophile format of SACD) via the front-panel USB port and network sources. You can also listen to other popular file types such as MP3.

Roon Tested

Get more out of your digital music library with searchable, surfable information about your favorite artists and songs. Find lyrics, concert dates, photos, bios, reviews, and more.

Multi-Source, Multiroom

Watch a movie in one room while another family member plays a song from Spotify in a different zone without interruption. Enjoy up to 11.2-channel surround sound in the main room and a separate source or music stream in up to two other zones. Hook up a separate stereo amp and speakers to the second and third zone pre-out.

All-Zone TV Audio

Share the main zone TV audio to all of your zones without losing fully discrete multichannel playback in the main zone. Select "Source" for the second or third zone from the AVR Remote app so that main zone audio will not switch to stereo PCM.

Smart TV Connectivity

The Marantz AV8805A can be controlled with your smart TV's remote via the HDMI CEC functionality associated with your TV. Simply set "HDMI Control" to on in your receiver, then set "Smart Menu" to on and begin controlling the preamp with your TV's remote. The Smart Menu home screen offers quick access to source and surround mode selections, the preamp's setup menu, and four Smart Selects.

Marantz AVR Remote App

The Marantz AVR Remote app for iOS, Android, and Kindle provides complete control over Marantz network A/V receivers and preamps. Use it to power on/off, adjust volume, input, and settings, or switch instantly to the HEOS built-in app.

Convenient Smart Select Functions

The included remote has four Smart Select function buttons so you can store your preferred or frequently used settings and call them up easily on the fly, including input source, volume level, sound mode, and Audyssey configuration. With the push of a button, the AV8805A instantly configures the receiver to your desired setting at any time.

Easy Setup Experience

The AV8805A Quick Start Guide provides simple and direct instructions to get started. Once you connect your TV to the AV8805A via HDMI, the Marantz Setup Assistant appears on your TV screen and guides you through setup. The Setup Assistant helps you establish crucial settings for the best possible sound quality, whatever your configuration.

Advanced Audyssey MultEQ XT32

Equipped with the full Audyssey Platinum suite of advanced DSP algorithms, the AV8805A 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.

Audyssey Dynamic Volume smooths out disruptive jumps in volume (such as TV commercials), letting you listen at lower levels while still enjoying clear dialogue, music, and sound. Audyssey Dynamic EQ provides full-range clarity at any listening level and Audyssey Low Frequency Containment uses advanced psychoacoustic algorithms to deliver a full-range balance, including deep bass, without disturbing neighbors or people in other rooms of your home. Audyssey Sub EQ HT provides individual DSP tailoring of each subwoofer in a dual-subwoofer setup for deeper bass with improved definition. Plus, the Audyssey MultEQ Editor app lets you view and adjust settings for detailed tuning and customize the sound more precisely to your room and tastes.

External Control Capabilities

The Marantz AV8805A offers IP control capability for major third-party control devices, as well as Control4 SDPP (Simple Device Detection Protocol) certification for seamless integration with Control4 home automation equipment. IR (infrared) remote control input and output are included on the rear panel for remote control compatibility with other components in your home theater system.

OvrC and Domotz Pro, two major remote monitoring and management technologies, are also compatible with the preamp, along with a dedicated web user interface to set up your A/V receiver from a computer on the same network. Your installer can easily monitor the status of connected products and troubleshoot remotely from a separate location or on-the-go.

Additional Features

  • Multichannel stereo
  • Pure Direct
  • Gold-plated RCA terminals
  • Clock jitter reducer
  • Audyssey LFC
  • MDAX2 compressed audio enhancer
  • Apple HomePod compatibility
  • Gapless playback of FLAC, WAV, ALAC, and DSD files
  • Spotify Connect, Pandora, SiriusXM, Amazon Music HD, Amazon Music, iHeartRadio, Napster, Mood Mix
  • HDCP 2.3 support
  • Analog to HDMI video conversion
  • GUI overlay via HDMI
  • HDMI 2.0 support for 3D, 4K UHD, and CEC
  • ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode) pass-through for gaming
  • HDMI pass-through in standby mode
  • Auto LipSync
  • Marantz Remote Bus
  • HDMI diagnostics
  • Two-line FL display + port hole
  • ISF certification
  • Three GUI languages
  • Firmware updates via network or USB
  • Variable crossover
  • Optimized Bass Redirection
  • Bass Sync
  • Auto power off
  • Sleep timer
  • Assignable speaker A/B and bi-amplification pre-outs
  • Metal front panel
UPC: 699927161354

Marantz AV8805A Specs

Amplifier TypePreamplifier
Audio Processing
DTS CompatibilityDTS-HD Master Audio, DTS:X
Dolby CompatibilityDolby Atmos, Dolby Surround, Dolby TrueHD
Auro 3D SupportYes
Upmixing TechnologyDTS Neural:X, DTS Virtual:X, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization Technology
Supported File Formats2.8 MHz DSD, 5.6 MHz DSD, AAC, ALAC, FLAC, MP3, WAV, WMA
Supported Sample RatesUp to 192 kHz / 24-Bit (ALAC, FLAC, WAV)
HDR CompatibilityHDR10, HDR10+, Dolby Vision, Hybrid Log Gamma
Pass-Through Support8K60p
Upscaling8K UHD
Rear A/V Inputs7 x HDMI
3 x 3RCA Component
4 x RCA Composite
1 x Stereo XLR Balanced
1 x 7.1-Channel RCA
2 x Optical TOSLINK
2 x Digital Coaxial
6 x Stereo RCA
1 x Stereo RCA (Phono MM) with Ground Screw
Rear A/V Outputs1 x 15.2-Channel XLR Pre-Out
3 x HDMI
1 x 3RCA Component
2 x RCA Composite
1 x 15.2-Channel RCA Pre-Out
1 x Stereo RCA Zone 2
1 x Stereo RCA Zone 3
Front I/O1 x HDMI Input
1 x RCA Composite Input
1 x Stereo RCA Input
1 x 1/4" / 6.35 mm Headphone Output
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Setup Mic Input
Other Rear I/O2 x Bluetooth/Wi-Fi Antenna Terminal
1 x USB Type-A (Power) Output
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm (IR) Input
1 x RCA (Remote) Input
1 x RCA (Remote) Output
2 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm (12 V Trigger) Output
1 x DE-9 (RS-232C)
1 x RJ45 (Ethernet)
HDCP SupportVersion 2.3
HDMI Compression Modes4K120AB / 8K60AB
Audio Return Channel (ARC)eARC
Media Card SlotNone
Wireless Connectivity
Wireless Audio ProtocolsAirPlay 2, HEOS, Spotify Connect
External Control SupportAndroid/iOS Control App, Control4, Domotz Pro, OvrC
Virtual Assistant SupportAmazon Alexa, Apple Siri, Google Assistant,
AC Input PowerNot Specified by Manufacturer
Power ConsumptionActive: 90 W
Standby: 0.2 W
CEC Standby: 0.5 W
Network Standby: 3.5 W
Weight30.4 lb / 13.8 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight37.75 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)21 x 19 x 12"

Marantz AV8805A Reviews

Marantz AV8805A - Great Product!

By Rod S
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-15

I chose the Marantz AV8805A because of its musicality & warmth, as other brands I've owned tend to be cold & digital , the Marantz is more analogue in character. I will never go back to other brands, very happy customer.

Profound regret: loses hdmi sync with input device

By dre0
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2021-08-27

I upgraded from an AV7703 in an 11.2 setup to a AV8805A in a 13.2 setup. My input devices are Apple TV 4K, Tivo Edge 4K, and of course ARC from a Samsung 8-series 82" LED TV. The AV7703 worked great in this setup. The AV8805A regularly loses sync with the input HDMI signal, at which time video and audio drop out. Recovering requires switching inputs or toggling power. This happens when the video mode changes, such as when returning to a Home Menu from streaming. Profoundly disappointing for such an expensive model.

Worth the $$$$'s

By Maddmaster
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-13

I upgraded from the 8802a and enjoy this unit (8805a) just as much and more with added listening modes. Sound stage and quality are excellent. Built like a tank and easy on the eyes. I love the flexibility in configuring the speakers and assignable amps. I use all 13 channels and it sounds awesome. I would have give an overall 5 star except the HDMI sync/handshake is not always reliable with my Epson Projector when using PC as the source when streaming music. It will keep trying to connect until it finally does after about 4-5 minutes sometimes. Other HDMI sources connect first shot.

Quirky but good

By Mark
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-05

So far okay but couple of quirky things like my old DVD player initially set up easily and then when I went to use it for real I had no picture and was not able to get it working with this unit. Ended up replacing it with new connections even though it was working on other set up in my house. Overall starting to enjoy it and use some of the features Think it was worth the price

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