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Marantz AV8805A: Preamp with Enhanced Audio and Picture Performance

Marantz introduces the new Marantz AV8805A 13.2 channel processor / pre-amplifier with 8K video and HDMI version 2.1 support.

The AV8805A model is a seriously upgraded version of the AV8805 model, and now supports 8K / 60Hz and 4K / 120Hz video, HDR10 +, Dynamic HDR, HDCP 2.3, and a number of other technologies that allow you to use all the capabilities of the HDMI 2.1 standard with a bandwidth of 40 Gb / s without any -or restrictions.

Marantz Unveils AV8805A Processor / Preamp with Enhanced Audio and Picture Performance

In keeping with Marantz’s commitment to providing maximum customer support, current owners of the original Marantz AV8805 will be able to upgrade their model’s HDMI board to the AV8805A specification by contacting an authorized Marantz dealer.


Lots of multichannel sound options

The AV8805A provides a variety of DTS: X Pro® multi-channel surround sound options, allowing up to 13 channels of DTS: X mode to be used in a variety of speaker configurations such as 7.2.6 or 9.2.4. The same configurations can be used for IMAX Enhanced mode as well.

Other supported surround formats include Dolby Atmos®, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization Technology, DTS: X®, DTS Virtual: X ™, IMAX® Enhanced, and Auro-3D®.

For those who have not yet installed additional “ceiling” speakers, there is a Height Virtualization mode that allows you to simulate the sound effect of “ceiling” speakers at the expense of existing acoustics in 7.1, 5.1 or 2.1 configurations.


High image quality via HDMI

The 8K-compatible HDMI 2.1 input on the AV8805A now provides 8K / 60Hz and 4K / 120Hz video pass-through. In addition, there is support for the new HDR format, including HDR10 + and Dynamic HDR, and the new Quick Media Switching (QMS) function allows the source to instantly switch frame rates to eliminate the effect of screen flickering. HDR10, HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) and Dolby Vision are still supported, as well as 4: 4: 4 color sub-decryption and BT.2020 pass-through.

Marantz Unveils AV8805A Processor / Preamp with Enhanced Audio and Picture Performance

The AV8805A is capable of upscaling existing HD and 4K video content to 8K, enhancing even the worst source material and breathing new life into your favorite movie collection. There is support for the eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel) function, which allows you to losslessly transfer sound in object-oriented DTS: X and Dolby Atmos formats using your TV’s smart application as a source.

Advanced features are now available for gamers as well: 4K / 120Hz, Variable Refresh Rate (VRR), Automatic Low Latency Mode (ALLM) and Fast Frame Rate (QFT) to immerse yourself in the game with stunning visuals and minimal lag.

The preliminary retail price for the Marantz AV8805A will be 549,000 rubles and will be available for order at the end of July from authorized Marantz dealers. Information on the cost and timing of the board for modifying the AV8805 model to version “A” will be announced later.

List of new features


Function New model AV8805A AV8805
Supported modes 8K / 60AB, 4K / 120AB eARC 4K / 60 PeARC
HDR10 + / Dynamic HDR Yes
Video support 8K60AB, 4K120AB up to 40 Gbps Yes (1 input)
1080P and 4K upscaling to 8K Yes (All inputs)
ALLM / VRR / QMS / QFT functions Yes (All inputs except front input) Yes / – / – / –
HDCP version 2.3 (All inputs) 2.2 (All inputs)
Supports Front “Wide” Channels in Dolby Surround Mode Yes Yes – (after the next software update)
Dolby Atmos Height Virtualizer Yes Yes (after the next software update)
DTS: X Pro Yes Yes (after the next software update)

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