Manufacturers Product Description
For those building the ultimate home entertainment system, the AV7704 is a no-compromise 11.2-channel AV processor and pre-amplifier, designed for use with high-quality external power amplification or active speakers. It takes on board all the latest features, including Dolby Vision compatibility, unparalleled 3D surround sound decoding and HEOS music streaming, but dispenses with the internal amplification, allowing all the design and engineering within to be dedicated to producing the purest possible sound, and avoiding any possible interference from powerful amplifier sections creeping into the delicate digital and analogue signal sections. It's long been common audiophile practice to separate pre-amplifier and power amplifier sections in this way, allowing power supplies and circuit layouts to be optimised for their specific purposes. The AV7704 even enhances audio quality by delicately handling all signals via the Marantz's own current feedback HDAMs preamp, before passing them to the high-quality 11.2 channel XLR or 11.2 RCA outputs and separate power amp. The absolute purist. Key Features 11.2ch XLR pre-out, 11.2ch RCA pre-out 4K/60 Hz full-rate pass-through, 4:4:4 color resolution, HDR, BT.2020 , Dolby Vision and HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) pass-through 8 HDMI inputs (incl. 1 front) with full HDCP 2.2 support; 3 HDMI outputs (inc Zone 2)/li> eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel) support via firmware update Analogue to HDMI conversion and SD to HD/4K Upscaling Dolby Atmos, DTS:X™, and Auro-3D built-in Built-in Wi-Fi with 2.4GHz/5GHz dual band support Built-in HEOS Wireless Multi-Room Audio Technology AirPlay, Bluetooth, Internet Radio, Spotify Connect, TIDAL, Deezer and more DSD (2.8/5.6MHz), FLAC, ALAC and WAV support Audyssey MultEQ XT32, LFC, Sub EQ HT, Dynamic Volume and Dynamic EQ Setup Assistant, Marantz 2016 AVR Remote App Intelligent ECO mode with off/on/auto setting Advanced multiroom options; 11.2-channel processing with pre-outs for all channels; RS232 Control; Crestron Connected Sophisticated engineering AV7704 is designed to be used with high-quality external power amplifiers like the Marantz MM8077, MM7055 and MM7205. It has 11.2-channel preouts on both conventional RCA sockets and balanced XLRs. It has been designed not just as a superb AV processor but also as an extraordinary analogue preamplifier, with a specially designed analogue audio circuit board using Marantz HDAM technology. This preamp section is designed for optimal channel separation, minimal crosstalk and enhanced signal to noise ratio for precise detail resolution and stereo imaging, while an oversized power supply for the analogue section, using audiophile-grade ELNA capacitors, ensures excellent power and dynamic ability.