Marantz AV8805 A/V Surround Processor Review Specs

Auto Setup/Room EQ: Audyssey MultEQ XT32
Video Processing: Pass-through of 4K/60-Hz full-rate signals with 4:4:4 color resolution, BT.2020 color space, HDR10, Dolby Vision, and HLG; scales from 480i up to 4K/60Hz
Dimensions (W x H x D, Inches): 17.3x 16.1 x 7.3
Weight (Pounds): 30.2
Video Inputs: HDMI 2.0 w/ HDCP 2.2 (8), component video (3), composite video (5)
Audio Inputs: Coaxial digital (2), optical digital (2), stereo analog (7), phono, 7.1 channel analog (1), balanced analog
Additional: USB (2), Ethernet (1), Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, IR remote, AM/FM tuner
Video Outputs: HDMI 2.0 (3), component video, composite video
Audio Outputs: Stereo analog (2), 15.2-channel pre-out balanced/unbalanced, ¼-inch headphone
Additional: RS-232, 12-volt trigger
Price: $4,499

Company Info:
(201) 762-6500

(201) 762-6500

StifflerClause's picture

The quality of sound from my 8805 is good enough that I use it as a stereo preamp as well as an SSP. I have a Mark Levinson No. 523 preamp that does sound better, but the Marantz is good enough that I frequently elect to use it instead of the No. 523 because of the HEOS function.

340z's picture

I agree. There was a noticeable improvement in sound over my 8802A, and I am no longer considering getting a separate two channel system. Plus, HEOS is simple enough to use (and controls power on/off and volume in 3 rooms) that my wife picked it up in one 2 minute session, and now can easily play the music she likes in her office, the back yard or the living room, all from her phone. It's the first audio device that I've installed in 20 years that she actually likes and doesn't complain about the complexity.

jpgin's picture

Does this mean that you have added this to your System? I dos enjoy your reviews, perhaps you can do an article on Subwoofer turning for DIY people!