Marantz AV7704 11.2-Ch Network AV Surround Preamplifier

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SKU: AV7704
Brand: Marantz


11.2 Channel Full 4K Ultra HD Network AV Surround
Pre-Amplifier with HEOS

Experience the most versatile home theater setup with the
new Marantz AV7704 processor/pre-amplifier. It combines the unique Marantz
audiophile sound with all the latest home cinema technologies, including Dolby
Vision compatibility, HLG, and all 3D surround sound formats already built-in.

For those building the ultimate home entertainment system,
the AV7704 is a no-compromise 11.2-channel AV processor and pre-amplifier,
designed for use with high-quality external power amplification or active
speakers. It takes on board all the latest features, including Dolby Vision
compatibility, unparalleled 3D surround sound decoding and HEOS music
streaming, but dispenses with the internal amplification, allowing all the
design and engineering within to be dedicated to producing the purest possible
sound, and avoiding any possible interference from powerful amplifier sections
creeping into the delicate digital and analog signal sections. It’s long been
common audiophile practice to separate pre-amplifier and power amplifier
sections in this way, allowing power supplies and circuit layouts to be
optimized for their specific purposes. The AV7704 even enhances audio quality
by delicately handling all signals via the Marantz’s own current feedback HDAMs
preamp, before passing them to the high-quality 11.2 channel XLR or 11.2 RCA
outputs and separate power amp.

Sophisticated engineering

AV7704 is designed to be used with high-quality external
power amplifiers like the Marantz MM8077, MM7055 and MM7205. It has
11.2-channel preouts on both conventional RCA sockets and balanced XLRs. It has
been designed not just as a superb AV processor but also as an extraordinary
analog preamplifier, with a specially designed analog audio circuit board using
Marantz HDAM technology. This preamp section is designed for optimal channel
separation, minimal crosstalk and enhanced signal to noise ratio for precise
detail resolution and stereo imaging, while an oversized power supply for the
analog section, using audiophile-grade ELNA capacitors, ensures excellent power
and dynamic ability.

Latest HDMI Connectivity; HDCP 2.2 Compatible

With 8 HDMI inputs, including one conveniently located on
the front panel for quick connection of video sources, and triple HDMI outputs,
the AV7704 has an advanced video section supporting the latest HDMI
specification, including 4K Ultra HD 60Hz video, 4:4:4 Pure Color sub-sampling,
BT.2020 and HDR (High Dynamic Range) pass-through support on every input. Dolby
Vision compatibility, as well as HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma), new HDR format for
broadcasting, pass-through capability are newly supported.

It also features HDCP 2.2 compatibility, for 4K Ultra HD
copy-protected content, on all HDMI inputs making it ready for the next
generation of Blu-ray disc players, set-top boxes and 4K Ultra HD streams and
downloads. The video processor can also upscale SD and HD video content to full
4K Ultra HD, breathing new life into your favorite legacy sources.

Three HDMI outputs are provided – two for the main zone, so
you can run a TV and projector in parallel, and one for a second zone.

Dolby Atmos

Feel every dimension in Dolby Atmos. Dolby Atmos transports
you into the story with moving audio that flows all around you with
breathtaking realism. Enjoy a 5.1 or even 7.1 surround sound speaker system and
4 additional overhead speakers or 4 Dolby Atmos elevation speakers for the
ultimate home theater experience – including Dolby Surround upmixer for legacy


DTS:X™ immersive audio places sound where it would occur naturally in space,
creating a lifelike, multi-dimensional audio experience in the home. The
improved immersion and heightened realism draw you into the world of your
favorite movies. The included spatial remapping engine, DTS Neural:X™, gives
your movie, game and music collections a new lease on life! DTS:X brings the
theater home.


Putting you in a cocoon of life-like 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 while enhancing
your existing audio-visual collection, thanks to Auromatic up-mixing engine.

HDMI eARC Object-Based Audio Support

eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel) supports the
transmission of 3D audio from your TV apps with a single HDMI connection for
the simplest setup. This feature will be enabled via a future firmware update.

Built-in Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and AirPlay Capability

Featuring Bluetooth & Wi-Fi wireless streaming
connectivity, the AV7704 is equipped with an advanced dual antenna transceiver
system, for robust streaming even in congested urban environments. With Apple’s
AirPlay compatibility, you can enjoy listing to your favorite tracks wirelessly
from your favorite iOS device such as iPhone and iPad.

Introducing HEOS: Your Perfect Solution for Wireless
Multi-Room Music Streaming

The AV7704’s built-in HEOS technology allows you to stream
and play back your favorite music wirelessly from literally unlimited sources..
Enjoy music from TuneIn Internet Radio, Pandora®, Spotify®, Amazon Prime Music,
iHeartRadio, SiriusXM, Soundcloud®, Tidal, Napster, Deezer or your local music
file libraries. With additional HEOS components like the HEOS speaker range or
other HEOS-capable receivers, you can play all your music throughout the whole
house. Control it all effortlessly with the free HEOS app.

HEOS + Alexa — Speak Your Commands

Use your voice to stream your favorite music services to
this HEOS-enabled device. 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

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 Home Entertainment and Alexa, you can stream to
this product and any other HEOS-enabled device.

Marantz 2016 AVR Remote app

Redesigned from the ground up, the Marantz 2016 AVR Remote
app gives you unprecedented control over the latest generation of Marantz
network AV Receivers, from iOS and Android phones and tablets. Along with many
new features, the graphics and user interface have been completely overhauled:
control power, volume, input and settings, or switch within the app to the HEOS
app to access an incredible range of music content and streaming services, all
with full HEOS wireless multi-room control.

Hi-Res Audio

Discover the incredible fidelity of high resolution audio
with the AV7704’s 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 audiophile format
of SACD). Play hi-res music via the front panel USB port and network sources,
and also listen to other popular file types such as MP3.

Advanced 32-bit D/A Conversion on all channels

For optimum fidelity and the widest dynamic range with
lowest distortion, the AV7704 features advanced reference-class 32-bit AKM D/A
converters on all channels. This ensures consistent high fidelity and precise
channel matching across all channels for the ultimate listening experience.

High Grade Audio Components; Marantz HDAM and Current
Feedback Topology

Featuring exclusive Marantz HDAM (Hyper Dynamic Amplifier
Module) technology found on our Reference Series components, the AV7704
incorporates multiple HDAM modules which provide superior low noise wideband
performance in an all-discrete configuration, compared to conventional op amp
ICs. HDAM technology provides an ultra fast slew rate for true wideband
response and maximum dynamic range to deliver optimum sound quality with
today’s high resolution audio formats.

In addition to HDAM technology, the AV7704 also features
Current Feedback instead of the typical voltage feedback configuration. A
Marantz innovation introduced on our very first audiophile amplifiers more than
60 years ago, Current Feedback technology provides a wide closed-loop bandwidth
and very high slew rate, delivering superior fidelity with wideband audio

Advanced Audyssey MultEQ XT32

Equipped with the flagship Audyssey suite of features, the
AV7704 features Audyssey MultEQ XT32 automatic room acoustic correction using
advanced DSP algorithms. With the supplied measurement microphone, it analyzes
the output of each speaker (including the subwoofers) at up to 8 measurement
locations, then generates precision digital filters that optimize each channel
for the bets possible sound.

Audyssey Dynamic Volume smoothes out annoying jumps in
volume (such as TV commercials), letting you listen at lower levels while still
enjoying clear dialogue, music and sound effects, while Audyssey Dynamic EQ
provides full-range clarity at any listening level.

Audyssey Low Frequency Containment uses advanced
psychoacoustic algorithms to deliver a full-range balance, including deep bass,
but without disturbing close-by neighbors or those in other rooms, and features
a multi-step adjustment. Audyssey Sub EQ HT provides individual DSP tailoring
of each subwoofer in a dual subwoofer setup, allowing deeper bass with improved
definition when compared to a single subwoofer configuration.

The Audyssey MultEQ Editor App

The AV7704 supports the brand-new Audyssey MultEQ Editor
App. Go ‘under the hood’, view and adjust settings for detailed tuning,
customize the sound more precisely to the specific problems in your room, and
tailor the sound to your personal preferences.

  • View
    the speaker detection results, to check correct installation.
  • View
    before and after results of the Audyssey calibration, making it easy to
    identify room problems.
  • Edit
    the Audyssey target curve for each channel pair to suit your tastes.
  • Adjust
    the EQ frequency adjustment range for each channel pair.
  • Switch
    between 2 high frequency rolloff target curves.
  • Enable/Disable
    midrange compensation to make the vocal region brighter or smoother.
  • Save
    and load calibration results.

The Audyssey MultEQ Editor app, for Android and iOS, is
available for purchase from the Apple AppStore or Google Play Store.

External Control Capabilities

The AV7704 has a range of features to provide enhanced
control and compatibility with 3rd party and custom integration solutions,
including IP control, either via wired LAN connection or Wi-Fi. For
compatibility with other components there’s a remote control input and output
on the rear panel, along with a flasher input and a 12V trigger output, while
for direct connection to external home automation and control equipment,
there’s an RS-232C serial port. The AV7704 also features Crestron Connected for
quick and easy integration with home automation equipment.


Whatever your family’s entertainment needs, the AV7704
delivers: you can enjoy 7.1-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. There are versatile configuration options thanks to the 11 channel
processing capability.

Dual Subwoofer Outputs

A single subwoofer demands optimal placement to avoid audible
peaks and dips in the low-frequency response at the main listening position.
The AV7704 supports two subwoofers: used in different locations, these will
even out the low-frequency response for more accurate bass anywhere in the

Smart TV Connectivity

Via the HDMI CEC (consumer electronics control) functionality
on some Smart TVs, it’s possible to control the AV7704 with the TV’s remote
handset. With the receiver’s “HDMI control” set to ON, set
“Smart Menu” receiver control functions and the TV’s Smart Menu home
screen will provide you direct access to source and surround mode selections,
the main setup menu, and Smart Select configuration presets.

Simple Smart Select Functions

The AV7704 has four Smart Select buttons on the front panel
and the remote control: each stores a preferred setup – input, volume and
Audyssey configuration – for a particular source. Push one button and the
AV7704 can be perfectly configured for anything from Blu-ray or your TV set-top
box to your favorite Internet radio station.

Easy To Setup, Easy To Use

For easy installation, the AV7704’s clear graphical
on-screen display has an exclusive Setup Assistant, combining with the Quick
Start guide to provide guidance and optimize critical settings for the best
possible sound quality, whatever your configuration.

More than 60 Years of Audiophile Heritage

Founded in 1953, Marantz has a long and rich
history of designing audio components embraced by music lovers and critical
listeners around the world. Because Music Matters so much in our lives, the
AV7704 carries on our long tradition of delivering superlative stereo
listening, as well as the ultimate home theater experience.

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