Marantz AV8805A 13.2-Channel 8K HEOS Preamplifier
- 2-Channel Preamplifier Configuration
- Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, Auro-3D Compatible
- RCA & Balanced XLR Pre-Outs
- Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, AirPlay 2 Connectivity
Marantz AV8805A 13.2-Channel 8K HEOS Preamplifier
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 Josh.ai 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
An elevated voice agent for the high-end smart home, Josh.ai 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. Josh.ai 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.
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.
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.
- 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
Marantz AV8805A SpecsAmplifier
|DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS:X
|Dolby Atmos, Dolby Surround, Dolby TrueHD
|Auro 3D Support
|DTS Neural:X, DTS Virtual:X, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization Technology
|Supported File Formats
|2.8 MHz DSD, 5.6 MHz DSD, AAC, ALAC, FLAC, MP3, WAV, WMA
|Supported Sample Rates
|Up to 192 kHz / 24-Bit (ALAC, FLAC, WAV)
|HDR10, HDR10+, Dolby Vision, Hybrid Log Gamma
|Rear A/V Inputs
|7 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 Outputs
|1 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
|1 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/O
|2 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)
|HDMI Compression Modes
|4K120AB / 8K60AB
|Audio Return Channel (ARC)
|Media Card Slot
|Wireless Audio Protocols
|AirPlay 2, HEOS, Spotify Connect
|External Control Support
|Android/iOS Control App, Control4, Domotz Pro, OvrC
|Virtual Assistant Support
|Amazon Alexa, Apple Siri, Google Assistant, Josh.ai
|AC Input Power
|Not Specified by Manufacturer
|Active: 90 W Standby: 0.2 W CEC Standby: 0.5 W Network Standby: 3.5 W
|30.4 lb / 13.8 kg
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
|21 x 19 x 12"