Marantz AV8802A Network A/V Surround Processor/Preamp/Tuner

SKU: AV8802A-1694232736


Experience the ultimate in home theater enjoyment with the
Marantz AV8802A Network A/V surround processor/pre-amp/tuner, which combines
advanced DSP and DAC technologies along with exclusive Marantz innovations such
as HDAM and Current Feedback.

Enjoy the ultimate in cinematic surround sound with Dolby
Atmos®, the most advanced motion picture surround sound system ever developed.
Dolby Atmos features object-based soundspace creation and reproduction, with
the ability to place sound elements with pinpoint precision via front, side and
surround speakers along with overhead speakers or up-firing Dolby Atmos enabled

You’ll enjoy a whole new world of content thanks to the many
built-in network features, which includes Wi-Fi and Bluetooth wireless
connectivity, and support for internet radio along with subscription streaming
services including Pandora®, SiriusXM™ and Spotify Connect®.

Dolby Atmos Surround Decoding

Introduced in premier movie theaters in 2012, Dolby Atmos
has become the de facto standard for enveloping and immersive motion picture
sound, and features the ability to dramatically expand the dimensional sound
experience through the use of multiple overhead loudspeakers that can be
individually addressed, to allow pinpoint acoustical imaging at precise
locations within the room. Since its introduction, Dolby Atmos has been
embraced by award-winning directors, sound designers and soundtrack mixers, and
many recent blockbuster movies feature soundtracks mastered in Dolby Atmos.

Now, Marantz brings the Dolby Atmos experience home, and the
AV8802A features outputs that can be configured for 1 or 2 pairs of overhead
speakers and/or add-on Dolby Atmos speaker modules.

The Atmos decoder also features upconversion from
conventional surround soundtracks to deliver the ultimate three-dimensional
experience with your favorite movies and concerts.

DTS:X Ready

The latest immersive surround sound system, DTS:X, features
object-based audio coding that lets the sound designer place sonic elements
anywhere in the 3D acoustic soundspace, and provides for overhead speakers to
deliver a stunning surround sound experience. The AV8802A also features DTS-HD
Master Audio and other DTS technologies. DTS:X and DTS Neural:X Upmixer is
enabled via firmware update.

Auro-3D upgrade-ready

Auro-3D® is the next generation
three-dimensional audio standard. It provides a realistic sound experience
unlike anything before. By fully immersing the listener in a cocoon of
life-like sound,

Auro-3D® creates the sensation of actually
being there. Thanks to a unique ‘Height’ channel configuration, recorded
acoustic reflections are reproduced by these speakers and are heard naturally
due to the fact that sounds originate from around as well as above the listener.

Once upgraded with the Auro®– Codec Decoder, the
AV8802A is capable of decoding the original Auro-3D®mix and playing
back an Auro 10.1 channel configuration (including Voice of God channel). The
Auro-3D®Upgrade can be purchased for $199.

Advanced Front Soundstage Expansion Modes

In addition, the AV8802A features multiple front soundstage
expansion modes. DTS Neo:X | 11.1 provides additional front height and front
width channel options. Audyssey DSX also provides for front height and width

Advanced Wireless Networking with Bluetooth® and

Stream your favorite audio tracks wirelessly to the AV8802A
thanks to the built-in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi (b/g/n) wireless functions. Equipped
with dual Bluetooth/Wi-Fi antennas, the AV8802A lets you enjoy wireless
streaming from your smartphone, tablet and portable music player.

Via the Wi-Fi or LAN connection to your home network, the
AV8802A opens up a whole world of streaming audio capabilities, letting you
listen to any of thousands of internet radio stations. You can also enjoy
streaming music from subscription services including SiriusXM and Pandora and
listen to Spotify via the Spotify Connect app on your smart device.

The AV8802A is also equipped with Apple AirPlay®, so you can
stream wirelessly from your iPod touch®, iPhone® and iPad®.

You can also connect the AV8802A directly to your home
network via the wired RJ-45 LAN connection, and there’s a convenient front
panel USB port for direct connection and charging to your iPod®, iPod touch,
iPhone and iPad, and connection to a portable USB device.

4K Ultra HD Video Processing; 4K 50/60Hz Pass-through;
4:4:4 Pure Color

Featuring an advanced video processing section, the AV8802A
fully supports next generation 4K Ultra HD high resolution video, along with
the latest generation HDMI specification including 4K 50/60Hz pass-through and
4:4:4 Pure Color 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.

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 with any TV or
front projector.

8 HDMI Inputs, 3 HDMI Outputs

There are 8 HDMI inputs including 1 conveniently located on
the front panel, and 3 HDMI outputs that let you drive 2 different displays in
the main room (flat panel and front projector, for example) and another HDMI
display in the 2nd zone, and they conform to the latest HDMI specification for
4K Ultra HD compatibility. The AV8802A also features full HDCP 2.2
compatibility, a requirement for 4K Ultra HD copy-protected content. In
addition HDR – High Dynamic Range – and extended colour space by standard BT.2020
are supported.

AM/FM HD Radio

Enjoy your favorite radio stations with digital clarity via
HD Radio. With HD Radio, AM sounds like FM, and FM sounds like CD.

Audyssey Platinum Suite

With Audyssey MultEQ XT32, you can quickly and easily
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 to deliver the most accurate and natural tonal balance. The AV8002 is
also Audyssey Installer Pro ready for even more acoustical calibration

Audyssey Dynamic Volume tames large variances in volume
levels (such as loud commercials), and Dynamic EQ delivers a full range tonal
balance at any volume level. Audyssey LFC (Low Frequency Containment) uses
advanced psycho-acoustic algorithms to provide deep bass without annoying
neighbors or other family members. Audyssey DSX provides dynamic sound
expansion, dramatically expanding the front soundstage via additional front
wide, front height or even front wide and front height audio channels.

Exclusive HDAM Technology and Current Feedback

Featuring exclusive Marantz HDAM (Hyper Dynamic Amplifier
Module) technology found on our Reference Series components, the AV8802A
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
todayís high resolution audio formats.

In addition to HDAM technology, the AV8802A 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

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 your favorite device, such as a smartphone
and tablet.

You can also operate the AV8802A via web connection – open
your favorite browser and easily control and configure the AV8802A, even when you’re
not at home.

Audyssey DSX (Dynamic Surround Expansion) lets you add a
pair of front wide or front height speakers to your 5.1 speaker system to
expand the front soundstage turning your room into a giant home theater space.

32-bit D/A Conversion on All Channels; Balanced XLR Input
and Outputs

Featuring premium grade AK4490 32-bit DACs 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.

This extensive balanced XLR compatibility ensures top
performance in the home as well as the studio, especially when there are long
cable runs between the AV8802A and power amplifiers situated elsewhere. 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.

Easy To Setup, Easy To Use

The AV8802A comes with a Quick Setup guide, and has an
intuitive on-screen Setup Assistant that will have your system fully configured
with a minimum of fuss and bother. You can even control the setup via your PC’s
web browser or use our available Marantz Remote app with your favorite smart

60+ Years of Audiophile Heritage

Founded in 1953, Marantz has a long and rich history of
designing audio components that have been embraced by music lovers and critical
listeners around the world. Because Music Matters so much in our lives, the
AV8802A carries on our long tradition of delivering a superlative music
listening experience, and it’s equipped to deliver the ultimate home theater
experience as well.


  • Dolby®
    and DTS® surround sound decoding
  • Dolby
    Atmos processing for use with in-ceiling or “height” speakers
    for more enveloping surround sound; compatible with 7-, 9-, or 11-channel
  • Auro-3D®
    ready decoder for creating three-dimensional soundfields with Auro-3D
    soundtrack mixes and a 10.1-channel speaker configuration (requires $199
    firmware upgrade for activation)
  • next-generation
    DTS:X surround sound available via firmware update
  • video
    upconversion (up to 4K) for analog and HDMI sources
  • Audyssey
    “Platinum” speaker calibration and system optimization includes:
    • MultEQ®
      XT32 advanced auto setup and room calibration uses high-resolution
      digital processing filters to deliver balanced, dynamic sound to as many
      as 8 listening positions (expandable to 32 with a professional installer)
    • DSX®
      (Dynamic Surround Expansion) optimizes “front height” or
      “front width” speakers to create a larger soundstage with more
      engaging surround effects
    • Audyssey
      Dynamic Volume mode to keep listening levels steady
    • Audyssey
      Dynamic EQ for fuller sound at lower listening levels
    • Sub
      EQ HT provides individual calibration for dual subwoofers, for even bass
      response throughout the room
    • Low
      Frequency Containment reduces the amount of bass that bleeds into other

Digital Music Options:

  • built-in
    Wi-Fi for listening to music from a networked PC, free Internet radio, and
    music services
    • includes
      support for Pandora, SiriusXM, and free Internet radio streams with
      vTuner (subscription required for some services)
    • firmware
      update needed to connect to Pandora: available 10/28/2016
    • Spotify
      Connect lets you play Spotify’s streaming music library through the
      receiver via your smartphone or tablet (requires Spotify app and a
      premium subscription)
  • Apple
    AirPlay for streaming music from an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch® or computer
    running iTunes®
  • built-in
    Bluetooth for wireless music listening with smartphones, tablets, and
    compatible computers
  • front-panel
    USB input for connecting an iPod®, iPhone® or thumb drive
    • direct
      digital connection for iPod or iPhone bypasses the device’s
      digital-to-analog converter for better sound
  • plays
    high-resolution digital music files via USB storage device or a networked
    computer (PCM up to 24-bit/192kHz resolution; DSD up to 2.8 MHz .dsf
  • DLNA
    certified for streaming music with compatible devices and computers
  • M-DAX™
    (Marantz Dynamic Audio eXpander) for better sound from MP3s and other
    digital music files

Multi-room Audio:

  • three-room/three-source
  • line-level
    outputs for Zones 2 and 3
  • Zone
    2 HDMI output for watching video content from different sources in two
    rooms simultaneously
  • component
    and composite video outputs can be assigned to Zone 2


  • 13.2-channel
    balanced XLR outputs
  • 13.2-channel
    unbalanced RCA outputs
  • HDMI
    2.0 audio/video switching: 8 in (includes 1 front-panel input), 3 out
    • HDCP
      2.2 technology ensures compatibility with 4K Ultra HD sources and TVs
  • component
    video switching: 3 in, 2 out
  • composite
    video switching: 4 in, 2 out (includes front-panel input)
  • digital
    audio inputs: 2 optical and 2 coaxial
  • 6
    analog stereo audio inputs (including front-panel input)
  • 1
    pair balanced XLR audio inputs
  • phono
    input for connecting a turntable
  • 7.1-channel
    preamp inputs
  • Ethernet
    port for wired network connection
  • RS-232C,
    IR, remote, and 12-volt trigger connections for use with external
  • 1/4″
    headphone output
  • detachable
    power cord

Audio Performance Features:

  • massive
    low-noise toroidal power transformer derived from Marantz Reference Series
  • premium
    grade AKM AK4490 32-bit DACs on all channels
  • fast-response,
    high-current Shottky barrier diodes in power supply deliver faster
    switching and lower voltage drop for purer DC output
  • fully
    discrete current-feedback HDAM-SA2 modules
  • heavy
    copper-plated chassis with three-piece top cover and double-layer bottom
    plate provide superior structural strength and isolation from vibration
    and interference
  • high-density
    anti-vibration feet with felt insulators

General Features:

  • 4K/60p
    and 3D video pass-through
  • free
    Marantz remote app lets you use your Apple or Android device as a Wi-Fi®
  • Setup
    Assistant guides you through the initial connection process and settings
  • intuitive,
    full-color on-screen guide
  • Video
    Select lets you listen to music while watching video from a different
  • HDMI
    standby pass-through allows HDMI switching without powering up receiver
  • built-in
    AM/FM HD Radio™ tuner
  • remote
  • 17-3/8″W
    x 7-1/4″H x 17-13/16″D
  • weight:
    30.6 lbs.
  • warranty: 3 years

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