Marantz today announced its new 8K surround AV pre amplifier, the AV7706. Featuring 11.2 channel XLR and RCA pre-outs, the AV7706 is the bedrock of any system demanding masterful fidelity. Designed for use with high-quality external amplification like the Marantz MM8077, MM7055, and MM7025, the AV7706 is not only a superb AV processor, it is an extraordinary analogue preamplifier with Marantz’s proprietary HDAM circuitry in the preamp section, ensuring optimal channel separation, minimum crosstalk and enhanced signal-to-noise ratio for precise detail resolution and stereo imaging.
Additionally, ELNA capacitors together with other selected components in the analogue and digital section ensure exceptional power and dynamic ability for traditional physical sources, like record players and CDs as well as any digital media. Marantz combines the latest in audio and video technology with sophisticated engineering to deliver the most versatile premium home theatre experience.
AV7706 Key Features
- 11.2 channel XLR pre-out; 11.2 channel RCA pre-out
- 2x Griffin Lite DSP for 3D audio: Dolby Atmos®, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization Technology, DTS:X®, DTS Virtual:X, IMAX® Enhanced, and Auro-3D® processing for exceptional listening in all your favourite audio styles including Front Wide and Centre Height support
- 8K/60Hz and 4K/120Hz pass-through support for every entertainment need
- With 8K/60Hz pass-through and upscaling, Dynamic HDR and QMS, enjoy the smoothest, crystal-clear picture quality available
- With 4K/120Hz pass-through, VRR, ALLM, and QFT, experience gaming thrills with amazing imaging with reduced lag and tearing
- The latest HDR format support including HDR10, HDR10+, HLG, Dolby Vision, 4:4:4 color resolution, and BT.2020, as well as Dynamic HDR, provides exceptional brightness, clarity, and contrast for miraculous picture quality on all 8 HDMI inputs and 3 outputs
- Advanced video processing with analogue to HDMI conversion; SD to HD/8K upscaling
- eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel) supports the most advanced surround and object-based audio formats via a single HDMI connection between AVRs and compatible TVs
- Dedicated pre-amplifier board with proprietary Marantz HDAM (Hyper Dynamic Amplifier Module) for best acoustical performance
- Oversized power supply with audiophile-grade ELNA capacitors for fast and clean audio reproduction
- Extended shielding to reduce the risk of interference to a minimum
- Reference-class 32-bit AKM D/A converters on all channels ensures consistent high fidelity and precise channel matching across all channels for the ultimate listening experience.
- Stream music from Internet Radio, Spotify Connect, Amazon Music HD, TIDAL, Deezer, and more with Bluetooth, AirPlay 2, and HEOS® Built-in
- Advanced room acoustic optimization by Audyssey MultEQ XT32, Dynamic Volume, Dynamic EQ, LFC, Sub EQ HT, and professional tuning by optional Audyssey App for the most defined performance in any room incl. Dual Speaker Memory Preset
The Marantz AV7706 (€2399/ £2199) is available at all authorised Marantz retailers.