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zuluwalker

Marantz AV8801

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A little background first, I have been playing around with separates for over two years. My previous Anthem AVM50, and Cary 11a were both quite good. While the Anthem offered oodles of options for inputs, my heart fell for the Cary with it's more conviencing sound. I would have liked to try a AVM50v...but now none of that matters. I have found a fantastic workhorse in the Marantz AV8801. There are a number of cool inputs and streaming options available on the Marantz. A wide selection of control can be had from the remote App, though it comes with some effort for those not use to apps in general like myself (remotes have been my domain till now). A new limitation in my life with the...
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agent305

Marantz AV8801 A Great Sounding Processor Worth A Lot More

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Pros: 11 Channels, Dual Subs, Balanced Outputs, 4K Video, Audyssey XT32 Room Correction, 32 Bit Dacs

Cons: No Printed Owner Manual Included, Only CD Rom

I am using their newest flagship processor the Marantz AV8801 with a Proceed Amp5 (5) Channel amplifier and my theater has never sounded this good. With Audyssey MultEQ XT32 which corrects the sound of dual subs in addition to the other channels, 4K video passthrough, and 32 bit DACS, I don't think I'll be replacing this Marantz anytime soon. I sold a high end brand processor and replaced it with this Marantz AV8801 and although I put 5k back into my checking account this was not a downgrade. I highly recommend this Marantz Processor if you want some serious Home Theater Audio. It has 11.2 channels including dual subs, audio return channel (ARC), plenty of video processing options, and...
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