Marantz AV8805A AV Processor

Brand: Marantz



The Marantz AV8805A pre-amplifier sets the standard for audiophile home cinema with 13.2 channel processing and full 8K pass-through capabilities.

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Key Benefits

Masterfully Engineered

Its high-resolution preamplifier uses in total 15 single Marantz HDAM boards for reference-setting audio performance.

Breathtakingly Natural 3D Audio

Movie and TV sound moves around you in space, emulating the finest movie theaters and the real world.

Maximum Flexibility

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 13.2 channel pre-amplifier

The Marantz AV8805A processor/pre-amplifier was built for the most advanced home theater enthusiast. With 13.2 channel processing, 15.2 channel XLR and RCA outputs, and flexible amplifier stages, enjoy your movies with a system you deserve.

Masterfully engineered

The AV8805A is made for home cinema enthusiasts who want everything, versatility, flexibility, and musicality. Extensively tuned by world-renowned sound acousticians at the most state-of-the-art facilities, we leverage decades of experience in Hi-Fi to drive exceptional, audiophile-quality surround sound for all your entertainment.

Advanced 8K HDMI connectivity with eARC support

Enjoy exquisite video performance thanks to the latest HDMI technologies. The Marantz AV8805A includes 8 HDMI inputs and 3 outputs for all your favorite sources. One dedicated 8K input supports 8K/60Hz or 4K/120Hz 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.

Full 3D audio support

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, IMAX® Enhanced, and Auro-3D®.

The next chapter in movie entertainment

The new AV8805A offers the highest-quality, crystal-clear viewing experience. Enjoy your movies with 8K/60Hz 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 exclusive Marantz Hyper Dynamic Amplifier Module (HDAM) technology that provide ultra-fast slew rate, true wideband performance, and maximum dynamic range for optimum sound quality.

More than 60 Years of audiophile heritage

Founded in 1953, Marantz has a rich history of designing audio components embraced by music lovers and critical listeners around the world. Because Music Matters, the AV8805A continues our long tradition of delivering a best-in-class listening experience for music and cinema.


Features & specs

General Features
Apple AirPlayAirPlay 2
Google Assistant-compatibleYes
Chromecast built-inNo
DTS Play-FiNo
App Remote ControlYes
Auto Speaker CalibrationAudyssey MultEQ XT32
Multi-room Audio/Video
Preamp Multi-room Audio OutputYes
Multi-room HDMI OutputYes
Total Number of Zones3
Playback from Digital Audio InputsYes
Playback from Streaming SourcesYes
Surround Processing
Dolby DigitalDD, TrueHD, DD+, EX
Dolby AtmosYes
Dolby Atmos Height VirtualizationYes
DTSDTS, HD, HDMA, ES, Neo6, 96/24
DTS Virtual:XYes
Inputs & Outputs
Phono Input1
Audio-Video Inputs8
Audio-only Inputs2
RCA Analog Stereo Inputs7
XLR Analog Stereo Inputs1
Component Video Inputs3
Component Video Monitor Outputs1 (480i only)
Optical Digital Inputs2
Coaxial Digital Inputs2
XLR Digital InputsNone
Optical Digital OutputsNone
Coaxial Digital OutputsNone
XLR Digital OutputsNone
Number of HDMI Inputs8
HDMI Monitor Outputs3
Subwoofer Outputs2
Discrete Subwoofer OutputsYes
Multi-Channel Analog InputYes
Multi-channel Preamp Output15.2ch, Zone 2/3
XLR Analog Preamp Outputs17
Ethernet PortYes
USB ConnectionsYes
Removable Power CordIEC 2-prong
Supports Wireless Rear SpeakersNo
HDMI Features
HDMI Version2.1
VRR (Variable Refresh Rate)Yes
ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode)Yes
4K/120Hz-Capable Inputs1
Audio Return ChanneleARC supported
Video UpscalingTo 4K and 8K
HDR (High Dynamic Range) Support
Dolby VisionYes
Other Specs
Multibrand Remote ControlYes
Learning RemoteYes
Width (cms)44
Height (cms)18.25
Depth (cms)42.38
Weight (kgs)13.69


What’s in the box:

  • AV Surround Preamplifier
  • 6′ AC power cord
  • Remote control (RC039SR)
  • 2 “AAA” batteries
  • Sound calibration microphone (ACM1HB)
  • 2 WLAN/Bluetooth antennas
  • FM wire antenna
  • AM loop antenna
  • Cardboard microphone stand
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Warranty Information
  • Safety Instructions
  • Notes on radio
  • Sheet of self-adhesive cable labels
  • Spotify brochure
  • Heos brochure
  • Microphone Stand Assembly Instructions
  • “Bluetooth/WiFi Certified” note


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