Marantz AV8802A, new updated version.

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Marantz AV8802A, new updated version.

Full HDCP 2.2 compatibility to update one of the most complete A/V audiovisual control centers of the moment.

Marantz has just announced the launch of the AV8802Aupdated version of what, until now, was its reference audiovisual preamplifier/processor, the AV8802. They have incorporated full compatibility with the HDCP 2.2 protocol in order to guarantee perfect reproduction of 4K content with copy protection. Likewise, both the HDR protocol – “High Dynamic Range” – and the extended color space corresponding to the BT.2020 standard, are supported by the new Marantz, which makes this sophisticated and extremely complete electronics a benchmark within the products of its kind.

With a front panel and rear panel identical to its predecessor, the AV8802A has been designed to provide the ultimate experience in playing stereo music, multi-channel music and movie soundtracks in the home. It incorporates revolutionary 3D sound options, including the Dolby Atmos and the Auro-3D (optionally available), giving the user the ability to add additional speakers to enjoy a truly immersive and expansive surround sound experience. It also provides extra improvements to sound quality, treating all types of audio signals using the exclusive Marantz HDAM modules. These are mounted in a current feedback topology that allows for a very wide frequency response curve and a spectacular dynamic range, both essential qualities to fully exploit today’s high-resolution audio formats. The use of selected components, including converters 32-bit/192kHz D/A audiophile grade and a very high performance power supply equipped with 4 capacitors of 10,000 uF each, clearly reflects the purist DNA of the new reference A/V preamp/processor Marantz. In turn, its four Digital Signal Processing (DSP) “chips” allow it to handle up to 11.2 channels to reproduce without limitations the possibilities offered by algorithms such as Audyssey DSX and the DTS Neo:X 11.1, as well as the new 3D surround sound formats mentioned above. Besides, Marantz has announced the availability, during this year 2015, of a software update to guarantee the compatibility of the AV8802A with the new multidimensional sound format developed by DTS, DTS:X.
Since it is equipped with a state-of-the-art video processing section, the AV8802A supports Ultra-High Definition (UHD) video signals with resolution 4Kas well as the most advanced version of HDMI connectivity, which allows signal routing 4K 50/60Hz and color treatment with 4:4:4 encoding. He AV8802A It can also upscale 1080p content up to 4K resolution, as well as transcode standard (SD) and high definition (HD) analog video signals, meaning users can connect both modern and legacy video sources to their flat-screen TV or video projector via a single HDMI cable. It has 8 HDMI inputs, one strategically located on the front panel, as well as 3 HDMI outputs that can access two different image display devices located in the main room and in the remote area. Both inputs and outputs support the most advanced HDMI specification to ensure full compatibility with UHD/4K signals.

thanks to its functionality Wi-Fi and Bluetoothhe AV8802A opens the doors to a virtually unlimited universe of musical content with sources such as Internet Radio, Spotify Connect or technology AirPlay. And thanks to streaming from networks facilitated by its DLNA compatibility, it is capable of playing music files saved on a PC or on an external storage drive. It also supports virtually any type of audio file, MP3, WMA FLAC HD, ALAC, WAV192/24, Gapless, AIFF, DSD and AAC included. To round out your connectivity options, the device includes an iPod compatible USB input, as well as an MM Phono input for vinyl enthusiasts. In order to guarantee extreme versatility in your connectivity options, the AV8802A It includes preamplified outputs for 13.2 channels (both balanced and unbalanced), as well as a balanced stereo input with XLR connectors. Likewise, the advanced room acoustic correction systemAudyssey MultEQ XT32 It adds to the most precise speaker calibration of the moment, in order to guarantee that every seat in the room becomes an optimal listening point. For its part, the Audyssey LFC reduces the transmission of low-frequency sounds through walls, while the Audyssey Sub EQ HT is responsible for achieving a perfect integration of two subwoofers in the configuration used. In addition to the ease and power of management provided by the standard remote control, the Marantz Remote App (available in versions for iOS and Android) allows the user to operate the AV8802A from your favorite device, such as a smartphone or tablet.

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