Originally Posted by retate
Marantz has a rack mound kit "RMK8003AV" that works for an AV8801, AV8802, AV8805, and some other Marantz models. It has worked well for me. I especially appreciate that I have not had to get a new custom rack mount when I have upgraded processors. I got my rack mount kit five years ago from SteveH.
The part number "RMK8003AV" for the rack mount is a bit confusing. As in, every person who has ever ordered over the past few years has to double check. In fact, if you google the part, http://us.marantz.com/us/Products/Pa...ctId=RMK8003AV
the info is dated: it says: Rack Mount Kit for SR7010, AV8802A, and AV7702mkII
. Of course it works for the AV8805 too and many many more receivers and processors.
Some fun background into the naming. Way back when in the late 90's, Marantz released a couple of preamp processors. One was called the AV500 and later updated to the AV550 (See https://hometheaterhifi.com/volume_5...processor.html
) By the way, both sounded TERRIBLE! Put 10 blankets over your speakers and you understand the sound quality. As a side note, it got good reviews. Rest assured, it sounded heavily veiled. I digress. But when they placed a large bet and decided to come back into the prepro area 7 years later, they changed to the sculpted cheek look that you still see today.
In 2007, Marantz came out with the AV8003 http://us.marantz.com/us/Products/Pa...oductId=AV8003
which was a really good sounding prepro but it lacked DSP horse power and the GUI was not nearly as good as the Denon counter parts. A major leap forward since the AV500/550. Again, I digress. But they needed a rack mount. So they called the rack mount kit the "RMK8003".
So for the prepro's, the RMK8003AV works and is dedicated for the AV8003, AV7005, AV7701, AV8801, AV7702, AV8802A, AV7702mkii, AV7703, AV7704 and now the AV8805. Additionally the RMK8003AV works for nearly all of the Marantz receivers too.