Marantz AV8805 A/V Preamp/processor
OK, you can stop salivating now.
Yes, the new AV8805 flagship pre/ pro from audio pioneer Marantz is a beast. Allow us to dip into its vast reservoir of features, starting with the 13.2-channel architecture (with 15.2-channel XLR and RCA outputs for flexibility), which sets the stage for over-the-top 9.2.4 or 7.2.6 speaker layouts with Dolby Atmos or DTS:X object-based surround processing (both on board). Or you can go with Auro 3D processing, which will be available as a free firmware update in the future. From there, think state-of-the-art in technical design, processing, and connectivity. Futureproof:
When you’re dropping serious coin on new gear, the last thing you want to worry about is obsolescence. Marantz told us AV8805 owners will be able to upgrade to HDMI 2.1 when the spec is finalized. It won’t be free, but you won’t be left out in the cold, either. Price: $4,499
Marantz • (800) 654-6633 • us.marantz.com