Marantz AV7705 11.2-Channel AV Surround Pre-Amp Overview
An ideal companion for top-notch power amplifiers or self-powered speakers, Marantz’s AV7705 pre-amplifier/ processor offers all the control, flexibility, and sonic excellence you’d expect from this legendary audiophile nameplate. With a full array of digital and analog hookups, eight advanced HDMI inputs and three outputs, and low-noise balanced and standard RCA outputs for up to 11 surround channels and two subwoofers, the AV7705 handles every piece of equipment you own. All the latest cinematic enhancements are supported, from 4K Ultra HD 60Hz video with 4:4:4 Pure Color to High Dynamic Range (HDR), Dolby Vision and Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) for expanded color and enhanced brightness levels. Surround yourself with every soundtrack from Dolby Atmos and Auro-3D to DTS:X and Virtual:X. Stream wirelessly and seamlessly from any device, home network or online music service with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and AirPlay 2. Control the tunes in every room of the house with app ease via HEOS. And invest with confidence, knowing that the AV7705 is one of the first pre-amp processors to be certified by the stringent new IMAX Enhanced standards program.
- 11.2 channel AV pre-amplifier with full range of analog and digital inputs, plus gold-plated RCA and balanced XLR outputs
- 8 HDMI inputs and 3 outputs support all major video standards, including HDCP 2.2, 4K with HDR, Dolby Vision and HLG
- Upscales standard definition and regular HD video to near-4K quality
- Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and Virtual:X and Auro-3D object-oriented surround formats place the action with pinpoint accuracy around and above
- Audyssey Platinum software suite automatically adjusts audio curves, levels and phase delays for your personal listening environment, conditions and preferences
- Voice control via Amazon Alexa, plus support for Google Assistant, Apple Siri and Josh.ai home automation system
- Decodes high-resolution music files including WAV, ALAC and FLAC, up to 192kHz/24 bit, and DSD up to 5.6MHz
- Built-in Wi-Fi, audio Bluetooth and Apple AirPlay 2 for network streaming or portable devices
- HEOS multi-room system for simple app control in every room, plus one-touch access to most major online music services (subscriptions may be required)
- IMAX Enhanced certified for superior audio and video performance
- Quick Setup Guide with on-screen Setup Assistant and Marantz 2016 AVR Remote app for ease of installation and use
- Dimensions: 17.3" wide x 7.3" high X 15.8" deep
- Weight: 22.9 lbs.
- Warranty: 3 years – World Wide Stereo is an authorized dealer for every brand we sell
- Included: World Wide Stereo 60-day guarantee and expert product support
11.2 channels envelop you
The AV7705’s 11.2-channel capability can be configured for one elaborate single-room surround system, or up to three separate zones anywhere in the house. Each channel connects to your companion amplifier via gold-plated RCA jacks or professional balanced XLR connectors for the lowest noise floor.
Superior surround all around
Object-oriented surround formats Dolby Atmos and DTS:X precisely place effects all around you – front, side and back – plus add overhead channels for truly soaring effects; Auro-3D creates a three-layer “cocoon” – surround, height and overhead – for what claims to be the most immersive experience, whether with games, music, movies or broadcast TV. And Virtual:X, as the name implies, creates a convincing height effect from any standard surround system.
HDAM circuitry for cleaner sound
Instead of pulling integrated circuits off the shelf, Marantz engineers craft circuitry in-house using precise, discrete components, in a configuration the company calls Hyper Dynamic Amplifier Modules. You get wider soundstage, deeper dynamic range, and more detailed music and soundtrack reproduction.
Solid Platinum sound
Different dimensions, furnishings, speakers, sonic signatures – the AV7705 digitally adapts to where and how you listen, with the Audyssey Platinum software suite. With MultiEQ XT32 and the included microphone, you simply sample measurements around the room to optimizes each channel for frequency response, time domain and reflection differences. Dynamic Volume and EQ corrects in real time for volume variations so you can listen at lower levels with clarity. Low Frequency Containment delivers full, deep bass without shaking the neighbors awake. Sub EQ HT tweaks each of two subwoofers separately for better-defined bass lines. And the Audyssey MultEQ Editor app (available at additional cost for iOS and Android) lets you micro-manage the settings for more personalized customization.
High-def HDMI hookups to spare
With 8 HDMI inputs and 3 outputs, the AV7705 is ready for the most complex video setups. All offer pass-through support for the highest quality enhancements, including HDMI 2.0 with HDCP 2.2, 4:4:4 Pure Color, widescreen 21:9 ratio, BT.2020, and of course 4K Ultra HD with High Dynamic Range (HDR) and Dolby Vision for today’s movies, and Hybrid Log Gamma for future broadcasts. Upscaling circuitry lifts both standard definition and 1080i high-def sources to near-4K quality.
Endlessly, wirelessly versatile
With dual-band Wi-Fi, audio-quality Bluetooth and Apple’s AirPlay 2 all standard equipment, the AV7705 is ready to stream whatever you’ve got, from whatever devices or home-server setup you have. And you get Denon/Marantz’s marvelous multi-room HEOS system built in, for app-based control of HEOS speakers in every room of the house and easy access to the full slate of celestial jukeboxes, including Spotify, Tidal, Pandora, Amazon Music, Tune-In, Deezer, iHeart Radio, SiriusXM and Rhapsody.
Today’s music tracks aren’t limited to the 16 bit, 44.1 kHz sampling rate designated for CDs in the mid-1980s. The AV7705 handles the latest high-resolution audio files, including ALAC, FLAC and WAV, up to 24 bit/192kHz, and DSD up to 5.6 MHz, along with the full range of remaining formats (including MP3 and AAC) through both the front-panel USB port and wireless streaming.
The IMAX seal of approval
The AV7705 is the first premium pre-amp to be certified under the new IMAX Enhanced program, which sets stringent standards for image and sonic performance, as well as improving the movie mastering process, to better and more consistently recreate the theatrical experience in your own living room.
Talk to me, baby
You have many ways to harness all this power and all these features. Of course, you get the usual remote control. Or you can download the Marantz 2016 AVR app for iOS and Android (yes, a couple years old but still completely relevant) for pad or phone control. Or just ask Alexa or one of her voice-control cohorts: The AV7705 supports Amazon’s intelligent assistant, plus a growing library of commands through competitors Apple Siri, Google Assistant and the whole-house custom automation system Josh.ai.
- DTS HD Master/DTS:X/DTS Neural:X
- DTS Virtual:X
- Dolby TrueHD/Dolby Atmos/Dolby Surround
- Auro 3D/Auromatic
- Multichannel stereo
- Maximum number of processing channels: 11.2
- Audyssey: MultiEQ XT32 with LFC/Sub EQ HT
- Audyssey Dynamic EQ/Dynamic Volume
- Compressed audio enhancer: MDAX2
- HEOS multi-room and streaming/Network audio sharing
- Lossy formats: Mp3/WMA/AAC
- Lossless formats: FLAC/ALAC/WAV
- FLAC HD 192/24/WAV 192/24/ALAC 192/24
- DSD audio streaming: Up to DSD5.6
- Gapless playback (FLAC, WAV, ALAC, DSD)
- AirPlay 2
- Internet Radio
- Spotify Connect, Deezer, TIDAL, Napster, and more
- Compatible with iOS and Android remote app
- 4K 60Hz 4:4:4 resolution: HDCP 2.2
- eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)
- Analog to HDMI scaling: 480i/576i up to 4K 60/50
- HDMI to HDMI scaling: Up to 4K 60/50
- GUI overlay on HDMI
- HDR/HLG/Dolby Vision
- 3D signal passthrough
- HDMI passthrough in standby mode
- HEOS multi-room integrated
- HEOS link compatibility: IR/IP
- Multi-room zones: 3
- Zone audio source: HDMI/Opt, Coax/Network, USB, Analog
- IP control/RS232 control/Web control/App control
- Domotz Pro: IHIJI
- Composite In/Out: 3+1/2
- Component In/Out: 3/1
- HDMI In/Out: 7+1/3 (2 main + 1 zone)
- Analogue In: 5+1
- Phono MM In
- Digital In - Optical/Coaxial: 2/2
- Multi-room out - Analog: 2
- Multichannel pre-out: 11.2 RCA & 11.2 XLR
- Subwoofer out: 2 (independent)
- 7.1 multichannel input
- Power consumption: 60W
- Standby consumption: 0.2W
- CEC standby consumption: 0.5W
- Network control on consumption: 3.5W
- Dimensions: 17.3" x 15.8" x 7.3"
- Weight: 22.9 lbs.
What's in the Box
What's in the Box:
- AV7705 11.2-Channel 4K Ultra HD AV Surround Pre-Amplifier
Customer Reviews for Marantz AV7705 11.2-Channel 4K Ultra HD AV Surround Pre-Amplifier with HEOS and Amazon Alexa
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