Marantz AV-8805


13.2-Channel Processing
15.2-Channel XLR and RCA Outputs
Audyssey Platinum Audio Suite
Dolby Atmos up to 7.1.6 or 9.1.4

Immerse yourself in three-dimensional audio with the 13.2 Channel 4K Ultra HD Network AV Surround Preamplifier with HEOS from Marantz. Designed for audiophile home cinema and music listening, this preamplifier offers 13.2-channel processing capability and supports most high-resolution, multi-channel audio formats including Dolby Atmos and DTS:X, with Auro-3D support.

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Immerse yourself in three-dimensional audio with the 13.2 Channel 4K Ultra HD Network AV Surround Preamplifier with HEOS from Marantz. Designed for audiophile home cinema and music listening, this preamplifier offers 13.2-channel processing capability and supports most high-resolution, multi-channel audio formats including Dolby Atmos and DTS:X, with Auro-3D support scheduled via future firmware update. The AV8805 enables you to enjoy enhanced audio quality supported by proprietary current feedback and HDAM technology that passes signals through 15.2-channel XLR or RCA outputs. Moreover, it allows you to stream music throughout your home with HEOS multi-room listening and full wireless connectivity through the HEOS app or Amazon Alexa Voice Control, supported by Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and Apple AirPlay. You can also voice-control the AV8805 via your Google Assistant, Siri, or ecosystem.

The 13.2-channel AV8805 with 15.2-channel XLR and RCA outputs provides a flexible yet detailed preamplifier stage for the advanced home cinema enthusiast. Enjoy it with acoustically matching Marantz MM series power amplifiers such as the MM8077 (available separately), and immerse yourself in three-dimensional audio provided by surround formats such as Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, and Auro-3D. Marantz HDAM technology combines discrete precision-matched circuit elements with ultra-wide-end response for a wider soundstage and refined musical reproduction. Built-in Bluetooth, Wi-Fi streaming, and HEOS support, plus Apple AirPlay compatibility, let you stream and enjoy your favorite audio wirelessly.

HDMI Connectivity and HDCP 2.2 Compliance
The Marantz AV8805 supports HDCP 2.2 on all eight HDMI inputs, as well as 4K Ultra HD 60 Hz video, 4:4:4 pure color sub-sampling, High Dynamic Range (HDR), 21:9 video, 3D, and BT.2020 pass-through. It is compatible with 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray disc players, set-top boxes, and other 4K Ultra HD sources. Dolby Vision compatibility, HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma), and HDR format for broadcasting and pass-through are also supported.

Dolby Atmos
Object-based audio formatting in Dolby Atmos creates an immersive listening experience. The AV8805 supports a 7.1 surround sound speaker system with six additional overhead speakers or Dolby Atmos elevation speakers for a complete home theater experience, plus a Dolby Surround up-mixer to extend legacy content for multi-channel playback.

DTS:X immersive audio places sound where it would occur naturally in space, creating a life-like, multi-dimensional audio experience in the home. The included spatial remapping engine of DTS Neural:X offers improved immersion and heightened realism.

Auro-3D Upgrade Ready
Auro-3D uses dedicated height and overhead channels in addition to the regular channels to provide a more encapsulating sound experience.

HDMI eARC Object-Based Audio Support via Firmware Update
eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel) supports the transmission of 3D audio from your TV apps with a single HDMI connection for simple setup. This feature is scheduled to be made available via a future firmware update.

Built-In Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and AirPlay Capabilities
Featuring Bluetooth and Wi-Fi wireless streaming connectivity, the AV8805 is equipped with an advanced dual-antenna transceiver system for robust streaming even in congested urban environments. Plus, with Apple AirPlay compatibility, you can enjoy listening to your favorite audio content wirelessly from iOS devices such as iPhones and iPads.

HEOS: Solution for Wireless Multi-Room Music Streaming
Built-in HEOS technology lets you enjoy your favorite music in any room of your home for a wireless, whole-home audio experience. Play the same song in every room, or select a different song for each connected room. HEOS also works with Amazon Alexa, providing enhanced voice control and sound for all of your home entertainment. Enjoy music from Spotify, TuneIn Internet radio, SoundCloud, Tidal, Napster, Deezer, or your local music file libraries. With additional separately available HEOS components such as the HEOS speaker range or other HEOS-capable receivers, you can play all your music in one room or many.

HEOS + Amazon Alexa
Use your voice to stream your favorite music services to this HEOS-enabled AV receiver. Ask Alexa to play music from Pandora, Spotify, Amazon Music, and more. Switch between inputs (Blu-ray, DVD, media player, etc.), turn volume up or down, pause, mute, and play the next song?all with your voice. To start streaming with Alexa voice commands, the HEOS Home Entertainment skill must be added and activated via the Alexa app.

Google Assistant Voice Control
Ask your Google Assistant-enabled device to control content across your listening environment. Start music in the HEOS app, then ask your Google Assistant to control volume, playback, and more.

AirPlay 2 with Siri Compatibility
Stream audio from your favorite music services like Apple Music and Spotify, or watch videos from services like YouTube and Netflix from any compatible iPhone, iPad, Mac, or Apple TV device, and hear the audio synced to your sources. AirPlay 2 also supports multi-room audio, enabling you to wirelessly stream content to multiple AirPlay 2-compatible devices simultaneously with smooth playback. AirPlay 2 provides control and grouping of compatible devices within the Apple Music or Home apps. Use AirPlay 2 in-app or with your voice via Siri. Smart Home Voice Automation is designed to offer flexible voice control for nearly any aspect of your day-to-day experience and entertainment environment. Use voice commands to control your thermostat, lights, appliances, speakers, receiver, and more. is installed by custom integrators and accessed through an app on your compatible iOS or Android phone or tablet.

Marantz 2016 AVR Remote
The Marantz 2016 AVR Remote app gives you control over Marantz network AV receivers from iOS and Android phones and tablets. It allows you to control power, volume, input, and settings, or switch to the HEOS app to access a wide range of music content and streaming services, all with full HEOS wireless multi-room control.

Hi-Res Audio
The AV8805 lets you discover the fidelity of high-resolution audio tracks with the ability to decode up to 24-bit/192 kHz ALAC, FLAC, and WAV lossless files as well as DSD 2.8 MHz and 5.6 MHz tracks (the audiophile format of SACD) via the front-panel USB port and network sources. It also allows you to listen to other popular file types such as MP3.

Advanced 32-Bit D/A Conversion on All Channels
The Marantz AV8805 features premium grade AK4490 32-bit DACs on all channels and XLR input and outputs. There’s a balanced XLR stereo input that’s assignable as well as 15.2 balanced XLR outputs, which includes the two subwoofer outputs, front height/width outputs, and overhead channels. This extensive balanced XLR compatibility ensures high-end performance in the home and the studio, while 15.2 pre-outs (RCA jacks) provide additional compatibility with multiple power amplifier types.

High-Grade Audio Components
The AV8805 features Marantz proprietary HDAM (Hyper Dynamic Amplifier Module) components, which consist of precision-matched circuit elements on a compact sub-board along with ultra-wide-band response (100 kHz, -3 dB) for an open soundstage with refined detail reproduction.

Audyssey MultEQ XT32
Equipped with the full Audyssey Platinum suite of advanced DSP algorithms, the AV8805 features Audyssey MultEQ XT32 automatic room acoustic correction. With the included measurement microphone, MultEQ XT32 analyzes each speaker’s output (including the subwoofers) at up to eight measurement locations and generates precision digital filters that optimize each channel for the correct frequency and time domain response.

The Audyssey MultEQ Editor App
The AV8805 supports the Audyssey MultEQ Editor App (available separately) for iOS and Android. View and adjust settings for detailed tuning, customize the sound more precisely to the specific problems in your room, and tailor the sound to your personal preferences.

External Control Capabilities
For remote control compatibility with other components in your home theater system, the AV8805 features an IR remote control input and output on the rear panel, along with dual 12V trigger outputs. For direct connection to external home automation and control equipment, the AV8805 features an RS-232C serial port with Control4 SDDP (Simple Device Detection Protocol) and Crestron Connected certification for quick and easy integration with Control4 and Crestron home automation equipment.

Dual Subwoofer Outputs
A single subwoofer demands optimal placement to avoid audible peaks and dips in the low-frequency response at the main listening position. The AV8805 supports two subwoofers: used in different locations, these even out the low-frequency response for more accurate bass anywhere in the room.

Multi-Source / Multi-Room
You can enjoy 13.2-channel surround sound in the main room, and at the same time play stereo sound from another source in a different part of the house. There are versatile configuration options thanks to the 13-channel processing capability.

Smart TV Connectivity
The AV8805 may be controlled with your smart TV remote via the HDMI CEC functionality associated with your smart TV. The Smart Menu home screen provides you quick access to source and surround mode selections, the AVR’s setup menu, and four Smart Selects.

Smart Select Functions
The AV8805 has four Smart Select buttons on the remote control: each stores a preferred setup (input, volume, and Audyssey configuration) for a particular source. Push one button and the AV8805 can be perfectly configured for anything, from Blu-ray or your TV set-top box to your favorite Internet radio station.

Easy to Set Up, Easy to Use
For easy installation, the AV8805’s clear graphical on-screen display has a Setup Assistant that provides guidance and helps optimize critical settings to maximize sound quality, whatever your configuration.

Analog Audio
Input Sensitivity Unbalanced RCA Input: 200 mV
Balanced XLR Input: 400 mV
Frequency Response 10 Hz to 100 kHz +1/-3 dB (direct mode)
S/N 105 dB IHF-A weighted (direct mode)
Distortion 20 Hz to 20 kHz: 0.005% (direct mode)
Rated Output Unbalanced RCA Pre-Output: 1.2 V
Balanced XLR Pre-Output: 2.4 V

Digital Audio
D/A Output Rated Output: 2 V (at 0 dB playback)
Total Harmonic Distortion: 0.008% (1 kHz, at 0 dB)
S/N Ratio: 102 dB
Dynamic Range: 100 dB
Digital Input Format: Digital audio interface

Input Sensitivity 2.5 mV
Deviation RIAA: ?1 dB (20 Hz to 20 kHz)
S/N 74 dB (IHF-A weighted, with 5 mV input)
Distortion Factor: 0.03% (1 kHz, 3 V)

Inputs 8 x HDMI with HDCP 2.2 (1 front)
3 x component video
5 x composite video (1 front)
2 x balanced XLR
8 x stereo RCA audio (1 phono, 1 front)
2 x digital coaxial audio
2 x optical TOSLINK audio
1 x USB Type-A in (front; 5 V, 1 A)
7.1-channel RCA input
Outputs 3 x HDMI with HDCP 2.2
1 x component video
2 x composite video
15.2-channel balanced XLR pre-out
15.2-channel RCA pre-out
1 x zone 2 stereo RCA pre-out
1 x zone 3 stereo RCA pre-out
1 x 1/4″ / 6.35 mm headphones (front)
Other Ports 1 x 1/8″ / 3.5 mm calibration microphone (front)
1 x RJ45 Ethernet
1 x USB Type-A power output (5 V, 1.5 A)
2 x Bluetooth/Wi-Fi antennas
1 x FM radio antenna
1 x AM radio antenna
1 x phono ground screw
1 x 1/8″ / 3.5 mm IR in
1 x RCA remote in
1 x RCA remote out
2 x 1/8″ / 3.5 mm 12 V trigger out
1 x D-sub 9 RS-232C
1 x AC power inlet
HDCP Support HDCP 2.2
Conversion Analog to HDMI
Scaling Analog to HDMI: 480i/576i up to 4K 60/50
HDMI to HDMI: Up to 4K 60/50
Input/Output Level and Impedance Standard Video Connectors:
1 Vp-p, 75 Ohms
Color Component Video Connector:
Y Signal: 1 Vp-p, 75 ohms
PB / CB Signal: 0.7 Vp-p, 75 Ohms
PR / CR Signal: 0.7 Vp-p, 75 Ohms
Frequency Response Standard Video Connectors: 5 Hz to 10 MHz, – 0, -3 dB
Color Component Video Connector: 5 Hz to 60 MHz, – 0, -3 dB

Tuner Section
Reception Frequencies FM: 87.5 to 107.9 MHz
AM: 520 to 1710 kHz
Sensitivity FM Effective Sensitivity: 1.2 ?V (12.8 dBf)
AM Effective Sensitivity: 18 ?V
50dB Sensitivity Mono/Stereo Mono: 2.8 ?V (20.2 dBf)
S/N Ratio Mono: 70 dB (IHF-A weighted, direct mode)
Stereo: 67 dB (IHF-A weighted, direct mode)
Distortion (Mono/Stereo) Mono: 0.7% at 1 kHz
Stereo: 1.0% at 1 kHz

Wireless LAN
Network Type Conforming to IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n
(Wi-Fi compliant)
Security WEP 64- and 128-bit
Frequency Range 2.4 to 5.0 GHz

Bluetooth Specifications
Communications Bluetooth version 3.0 + EDR (Enhanced Data Rate)
Transmission Power Class 1
Communication Range Max: Approx. 98.4′ / 30 m in line of sight
Frequency Range 2.4 GHz
Modulation FHSS (Frequency-Hopping Spread Spectrum)
Supported Profiles A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile) 1.2
AVRCP (Audio Video Remote Control Profile) 1.5
Codec SBC
Transmission Range 20 Hz to 20 kHz

General Specifications
Power Supply (AC) 120 VAC, 60 Hz
Power Consumption On: 90 W
Standby: 0.2 W
CEC Standby: 0.5 W
Dimensions 17.3 x 16.1 x 7.3″ / 43.9 x 40.9 x 18.5 cm
Weight 30.2 lb / 13.7 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight 37.75 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 21 x 19 x 12″


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