Marantz AV8805 is the premium receiver by Marantz with such a great amount of functions. This model is reconcilable with all modern formats of surround sound and high-resolution video. My Marantz AV8805 review is aimed at a detailed review of the functionality.
Marantz AV8805 has a dark matte body. The front panel has only 2 large knobs: “source selection” (left) and “volume level” (right), a small round display and a power button. Under the removable panel, all control buttons, an additional display, USB port, and HDMI-in are hidden. A huge number of hook up ports occupies the back panel: 7 HDMI second generation inputs and 3 outputs, 56 analog ports with different functions and purposes, as well as 17 XLR ports, provide the AV8805 with ample connectivity.
The AV8805 is reconcilable with the HEOS system to make a wireless audio system and supports streaming music through many platforms: Spotify, Deezer, SoundCloud, etc. Besides, to obtain good sound with specific hardware, the Marantz AV8805 has the Audyssey MultEQ acoustics calibration system to ensure optimal equilibrium for the home multimedia system. The receiver is appointed with unique Marantz hyper-dynamic amplifier modules (HDAM) - absolutely in all channels, which permit to the receiver works with sound at a professional level.
Marantz AV8805 specs open wide possibilities for using the receiver. The AV8805 works in 13.2-channel mode or can work with 15.2-channel mode with XLR and RCA outputs and supple preamplifier cascade characteristics, which is made for the professional quality sound of the home multimedia system. The Marantz AV8805 also has a progressive video unit, with full 4K compatibility at 60 GHz, with modern HDMI interfaces and HDCP 2.2 support for all HDMI inputs. It has a strengthened audio return channel for the most modern audio formats when connecting compatible TVs via HDMI. Also, the receiver has the function of converting an analog video signal with its transfer to digital HDMI, as well as upscale SD-video standard resolution from obsolete devices or DVD-discs in high-resolution HD / 4K-video.
The AV8805 deals well with all high-resolution audio formats and delivers exceptionally great surround sound, giving users performance and setup flexibility. The receiver can work with 3D sound formats, such as Dolby Atmos (7.1.6 or 9.1.4 modes), DTS: X, and Auro-3D (13.1 mode) thanks to a 32-bit stereo central audio processor - AK4490 premium class processor, which works on all channels. The AV8805 onward strengthened the quality of a sound by accurately treating all signals with Marantz HDAM modules with an amperage feedback topology, before transferring them to the XLR or RCA outputs and external power amplifiers. Thanks to the modern audio technologies, the receiver create deep and realistic sound with immersive effect of viewer / listener. The device produces a clear and crisp sound, where voices and background sounds are clearly audible, but without mixing with each other.
The Marantz AV8805 is appointed with a wireless audio system, allowing users to create seamless audio systems for the whole house. The receiver also has wide Internet connectivity: support an Ethernet port and Wi-Fi with 2.4 GHz/ 5 GHz dual band.
Installation, configuration, and management are easy with the Setup Assistant and the Marantz AVR Remote application. Thanks to the wide connectivity options, the Marantz AV8805 is reconcilable with most home and professional equipment.
Marantz AV8805 is a universal device equipped with almost all popular technologies for home theaters. The device is destined for use as part of the home cinema of the highest class and has everything you need for accurate professional setting of the ambient sound in various rooms.