The Marantz AV8801 11.2 channel A/V pre-amp/processor is packed with the latest
audio and video technologies, all designed to provide you with the ultimate music
and movie surround sound experience.
Equipped with our advanced multi-DSP audio processor, the AV8801 features a broad
range of surround sound decoding modes, including support for high resolution audio
formats including Dolby TrueHD and DTS HD Master Audio. For the ultimate surround
sound experience, the AV8801 also features expanded multi-channel decoding, including
Audyssey DSX and DTS Neo:X, giving you the ability to add additional front height
and width channels for a truly expansive and immersive surround sound experience.
The AV8801 further enhances audio quality by delicately handling all signals via
the Marantz-own HDAMs in Current Feedback topology before being passed to the XLR
outputs and separate power amp.
Audyssey MultEQ XT32 automatic room measurement and correction provides easy setup,
via the included microphone, and custom generates high resolution digital filters
for each speaker and subwoofer, providing smooth tailored acoustic response with
correction in both frequency and time domains (conventional equalization only provides frequency tailoring).
is also equipped with Audyssey’s LFC (low frequency containment) option, which custom
tailors deep bass response to minimize deep bass leakage into adjacent rooms or
apartments, while still providing a satisfying wide range listening experience.
Audyssey Dynamic Volume monitors and corrects for annoying jumps in signal levels,
providing a satisfying listening experience at any volume setting, and Audyssey
Dynamic EQ provides precision frequency contouring that delivers enjoyable wide
range sound quality even at reduced listening levels, ideal for late-night listening.
Audyssey Sub EQ HT processing optimizes dual subwoofer setups, providing custom
deep bass tailoring for the smoothest and most dynamic deep bass response from both
The video section features advanced high resolution video processing and decoding,
and is equipped with video upscaling that upconverts standard definition (SD) video
sources from legacy components to high definition. For compatibility with the latest
Ultra High Definition (4K) displays, the AV8801 features the ability to upconvert
SD and HD to Ultra High Definition (4K), and it can also accept and pass-through
A full suite of video connectivity options includes multiple assignable composite
and component video inputs, along with no less than 7 HDMI inputs, including a front
panel HDMI input that lets you easily connect an HDMI enabled portable device. There
are 3 HDMI outputs, including dual outputs for the main zone, which lets you connect
two HD displays, such as a flat panel HDTV and an HD front projector. The third
HDMI output let’s you enjoy a different program in another room, and the InstaPrevue
function let’s you preview video from connected HDMI sources in multiple picture-in-picture
To handle today’s wideband high dynamic range content, the audio section is equipped
with the latest high resolution 192 kHz/32-bit DACs on all channels. The AV8801
can decode WAV, FLAC and ALAC audio files, and includes gapless audio playback.
For maximum system configuration capability, the AV8801 is equipped with both unbalanced
(RCA) and balanced (XLR) audio outputs. Vinyl fans will surely appreciate the inclusion
of a phono input, and there’s no need for a separate tuner, as the AV8801 features
a built-in HD Radio tuner. With HD Radio, AM sounds like FM, and FM sounds like
The AV8801 includes full networking capabilities, including a 4-port Ethernet switch
that lets you make one connection to your home LAN with three additional connections
available so you can connect other source components, such as a network-capable
Blu-ray player. AirPlay lets you stream your favorite content from a variety of
Apple devices, such as an iPod touch, iPhone or iPad, and the AV8801 includes network
streaming functions such as Pandora and SiriusXM internet radio as well as Spotify,
along with the ability to stream music and photos over the home network.