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Running auto calibration and about to do firmware updates in a few. So glad the RS-232 codes have not changed from the AV-8801. Works perfectly with my control system.


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This thing really is a beast!! I am
Already noticing a major improvement in sound quality and my AV-8801 was no slouch!!


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Ran some demo discs that I have for Atmos and DTS:X and I am loving this new processor. I am currently running a 7.2.2 system and the 2 height speakers are in-ceiling’s with the tweeters pointed at the seating area. They are mounted in between my seating area and my front speakers in the trey area of the ceiling on either side. I just ordered 2 more in ceiling speakers for rear height channels to run it as a 7.2.4 system. I used Auro2D for some music listening and don’t really have an opinion yet but this processor is the real deal. Marantz did an outstanding job building this one and I would say it beats anything near it’s price range. The inclusion of HEOS seals it for me as I am already running 6 zones of HEOS in my house. I was using one of the zones on my HEOS DRIVE as a pre-out in to the CD input on my 8801. Having it built in to the 8805 is much easier to deal with and sounds much better as well. Now if HEOS could just figure out what the issue is with Tidal, I would be good to go.
Anyway, looking forward to actually watching a movie over the next couple days. Any suggestions for an amazing overhead channels experience?


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Ran some demo discs that I have for Atmos and DTS:X and I am loving this new processor. I am currently running a 7.2.2 system and the 2 height speakers are in-ceiling’s with the tweeters pointed at the seating area. They are mounted in between my seating area and my front speakers in the trey area of the ceiling on either side. I just ordered 2 more in ceiling speakers for rear height channels to run it as a 7.2.4 system. I used Auro2D for some music listening and don’t really have an opinion yet but this processor is the real deal. Marantz did an outstanding job building this one and I would say it beats anything near it’s price range. The inclusion of HEOS seals it for me as I am already running 6 zones of HEOS in my house. I was using one of the zones on my HEOS DRIVE as a pre-out in to the CD input on my 8801. Having it built in to the 8805 is much easier to deal with and sounds much better as well. Now if HEOS could just figure out what the issue is with Tidal, I would be good to go.
Anyway, looking forward to actually watching a movie over the next couple days. Any suggestions for an amazing overhead channels experience?


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Happy to report that I received my 8805 on Monday, though due to being a bit under the weather I had to wait a few days to install and enjoy some listening time. The results are stellar! The sound quality and construction of it is outstanding.

My Oppo 205 is hooked up via analog as well as HDMI depending on music vs. movies. With the feedback previously submitted from others I was expecting big things from my 2-ch sessions, but the improvement in movies has been beyond what I was expecting as well. I have only watched a couple so far, but one of my favorites has been Blade Runner 2049. The soundtrack really shines in my 7.1.4 setup and I plan on spending quite a bit of time this weekend re-watching a few others. I have not run Audyssey as of yet, though I have the app and hope to finish and report back soon.

Another aspect that I was curious to compare was the headphone output versus the one on my 205. I have the Sennheiser HD650 and am very pleased with the power and sound quality output of the 8805, especially to what I have experienced in the past with other pre/pros and receivers. I still give the nod to my 205 for headphone listening at the moment, but I am looking forward to doing a more in depth comparison soon.

My final note is a huge thanks to SteveH for making this happen. Always a pleasure to work with and and a huge asset to the community!
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5+SB+FW+FH+SH+RH Update?

In the Marantz manual, when RH SH FH bookshelves are selected, the 4th set of XLRs can only be configured for Auro speakers (CH + TS). However, today I was putzing with amp assign, and it shows 9.1.6 as a valid assignment, with the fourth set of XLRs being the FWs. I'm really pleasantly surprised by this, as I thought I was losing my front wides.


Did this recently get updated????
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In the Marantz manual, when RH SH FH bookshelves are selected, the 4th set of XLRs can only be configured for Auro speakers (CH + TS). However, today I was putzing with amp assign, and it shows 9.1.6 as a valid assignment, with the fourth set of XLRs being the FWs. I'm really pleasantly surprised by this, as I thought I was losing my front wides.


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You can calibrate a 13 speaker (9.1.6) configuration, but only 11 of them (either 7.1.6 or 9.1.4) can be active at the same time. You have to make an appropriate configuration choice when listening to a soundtrack.
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You can calibrate a 13 speaker (9.1.6) configuration, but only 11 of them (either 7.1.6 or 9.1.4) can be active at the same time. You have to make an appropriate configuration choice when listening to a soundtrack.

Did you mean "...calibrate a 15 speaker (9.1.6) configuration, but only 13 of them (either 7.1.6 or 9.1.4) can be active..." ?


After calibrating the 15, the final 13 will be chosen by the decoder used, correct? Ie, Dolby ignores SH, Auro ignores the wides, etc. ?
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Did you mean "...calibrate a 15 speaker (9.1.6) configuration, but only 13 of them (either 7.1.6 or 9.1.4) can be active..." ?


After calibrating the 15, the final 13 will be chosen by the decoder used, correct? Ie, Dolby ignores SH, Auro ignores the wides, etc. ?
Sorry, yes, 15/13 is what I meant. I'd gotten so used to describing the similar limitation (calibrating two more channels than can be simultaneously active) in previous generations of equipment that I didn't actually do the arithmetic.

Bear in mind that the Dolby Atmos decoder does support all 15 speaker channels (it supports up to 34, actually, although D&M hasn't implemented that many). After all 15 have been calibrated, you can change which 13 speaker channels the AV8805 actually uses whenever you want. This is separate from Dolby not using Surround Height and Auro not using Front Wide.
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Blade Runner is amazing! IT 4K UHD disc’s Atmos soundtrack is amazing, Game Night 4K Atmos track, Atomic Blonde 4K and lots more. Get the different Dolby Atmos demo discs from eBay as well.


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Sounds great! I am about to watch Blade Runner 2049 tonight if I have time. I have Atomic Blonde and will watch it again.


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Finally joined "the club" and moved from the AV8802A to the AV8805 last Friday thanks to my local dealer, @SteveH . Even though I was reluctant to make the move because I didn't want to lose the HD Radio in the AV8802A, I'm more than satisfied with the switch. Thanks, Steve, for making it all so easy.

There definitely is a difference in sound quality from the AV8802A, one that I really like and one that makes the AV8805 a real keeper for me. Not sure how to describe it. Maybe more presence and bottom. On Sunday afternoon, I was going to take just an hour to listen to some music stored on my Synology NAS and ended up spending a "more than enjoyable" four+ hours listening to favorite classical film music, John Adorney, and then The Byrds (how's that for musical variation). Everything sounded so wonderful that I just couldn't stop . . . well, except for dinner.

I only see three really small nits with the AV8805 . . .

1) I wish it still had HD Radio. Two of the local classical HD Radio stations from MPR that we listen to are really, really good. Fortunately, they are both available via Internet Radio but it's not quite the same quality. The Internet Radio versions, however, are more than acceptable and we're going to see how we like them over time before I consider getting the Sangean HD radio tuner. Also not a fan of using the available streaming services as another alternative as most don't reward artists like they should, especially with older music.

2) Wish Smart Select had more than four buttons. Maybe add a simple shift key to give four extra selections??? Or is there already a way to store more options?

3) Using the AV8805's interface to play music from a playlist stored on a NAS may have a software bug. After following the directions in the manual on pages 120-122, I finally was playing a playlist track with the "Now Playing" screen. However, once there I was stuck. Couldn't find a way to easily back up a screen to play a different track on the playlist. Despite what the manual said, the CH/PAGE buttons did nothing. Maybe I missed something but the only workable option was to use the HOME button and then start over to navigate the screens to get back down to the playlist. Kind of a little pain.

However, the better solution for #3 is to instead use the free HEOS app or, my favorite option, use Roon, to play songs on a playlist as opposed to just using the AV8805's onscreen feature.

Still, overall, very happy with this upgrade and really glad I took the plunge.
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SteveH helped me upgrade from the AV8801 to the AV8805. I haven't done any critical two channel listening tests, but the difference for movies is night and day. Even when immersive soundtracks aren't using the heights, I still swear they sound better than the corresponding non-immersive soundtrack did on the AV8801. This one is definitely a keeper...until the next flagship comes out.



I hope the next flagship supports 9.1.6 simultaneously (currently only 13) and a more up-to-date room correction software with a less buggy app.
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Thank you GerryWaz for the great review. I didn't realize that am fm was not available on the 8805

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3) Using the AV8805's interface to play music from a playlist stored on a NAS may have a software bug. After following the directions in the manual on pages 120-122, I finally was playing a playlist track with the "Now Playing" screen. However, once there I was stuck. Couldn't find a way to easily back up a screen to play a different track on the playlist. Despite what the manual said, the CH/PAGE buttons did nothing. Maybe I missed something but the only workable option was to use the HOME button and then start over to navigate the screens to get back down to the playlist. Kind of a little pain.
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Can you comment more on the playback interface? It's hard to tell if it works similar to my current Denon 4311ci or if they made it much less efficient to use. Reading the manual, it seems the latter. For example, on my Denon I just browse to my DLNA server, then browse the tree until I find a folder of songs, select the first (or any) song and it'll play all songs in that folder (from the selected point down). In the Marantz manual, it makes it seem like I'd have to add each song individually or, maybe, I can add the whole folder.
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3) Using the AV8805's interface to play music from a playlist stored on a NAS may have a software bug. After following the directions in the manual on pages 120-122, I finally was playing a playlist track with the "Now Playing" screen. However, once there I was stuck. Couldn't find a way to easily back up a screen to play a different track on the playlist. Despite what the manual said, the CH/PAGE buttons did nothing. Maybe I missed something but the only workable option was to use the HOME button and then start over to navigate the screens to get back down to the playlist. Kind of a little pain.
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Using the up down left right and enter buttons on remote you just go one step to the right from the skip track next button (on screen) to the list like icon and you get to the playlist/folder again.

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Thank you GerryWaz for the great review. I didn't realize that am fm was not available on the 8805
AM/FM is available, just not HD radio unfortunately
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Using the up down left right and enter buttons on remote you just go one step to the right from the skip track next button (on screen) to the list like icon and you get to the playlist/folder again.

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Thanks for the help. Just tried this and I'm not sure I understand what you suggested.

HOWEVER, just tried the [Back] button on the remote and it worked. Took me back step by step to where I wanted. I know I tried this button many times Sunday afternoon and it did nothing. Not sure why it works now . . . weird. Well, just happy it does.

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Can you comment more on the playback interface? It's hard to tell if it works similar to my current Denon 4311ci or if they made it much less efficient to use. Reading the manual, it seems the latter. For example, on my Denon I just browse to my DLNA server, then browse the tree until I find a folder of songs, select the first (or any) song and it'll play all songs in that folder (from the selected point down). In the Marantz manual, it makes it seem like I'd have to add each song individually or, maybe, I can add the whole folder.
It's one more extra step than the AV8802A was. I have a Denon 4311ci in my den and will have to try that later.

Here are steps to play a particular track in a playlist using the native AV8805 interface on my TV. Much of this is based on the music server you use and how you have organized and set things up for your tracks. I use MediaMonkey and its server/library service running on one of my PCs, with the music itself stored on my NAS. And I prefer using Playlists I've set up over playing single albums or everything by an artist.

1. On the Marantz remote, press the HEOS button.

2. From the menu that comes up, select "Music Server."

3. From the list of available music servers on your network, select the one you want. (Since I use MediaMonkey, I had to have the music server and library up and running before this.)

4. From the menu of options retrieved from the server, select "Browse Folder." (In MediaMonkey, I organize my playlists into folders and genres. Also, the first time you try to browse folders on the MediaMonkey server, you may see an "Access Denied" from the Marantz. With that, I go back to MediaMonkey running on the PC and it has alerted me of this attempted access and if I want to permit it. After I select to permit it, I go back to Marantz and try to browse the folders again and it should work.)

5. Arrow down and then select "Playlists."

6. Select playlist genre folder. (Again, this is due to how I organize things.)

7. Select the Playlist you want.

8. Select the playlist track that you want to start with.

9. A menu comes up with fours choices: Play Now, Play Now and Replace Queue, Add to End of Queue, and Cancel. Page 121 in the manual (Step 4) explains these choices.

10. After you select one of the top two choices (Play Now or Play Now and Replace Queue) your track will play.

One thing--I'm very impressed at is how responsive this menuing is with the AV8805. Much, much better than the AV8802A was--and right now I'm using WiFi to access my home network as opposed to Ethernet. Kudos, Marantz!

Again, I prefer doing all this with Roon instead (especially with all the extras Roon gives). If I didn't have Roon, I'd use the free HEOS app.

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Thank you GerryWaz for the great review. I didn't realize that am fm was not available on the 8805
AM/FM is available, just not HD radio unfortunately
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I've had a bit more time to spend time with the 8805 and I am still amazed by the sound quality of this unit and the change in my system. Loving this purchase more and more every day! I have run in to a couple of things that are by no means a deal breaker, just a bit different from my previous 7703 that I thought I would share to see if others have noticed the same or have a solution.


First thing is I have all options under the On Screen Display option set to OFF (Volume, Info, and Now Playing), same as I had with the 7703. With the 7703, if I hit MUTE, the mute icon would not show up on my tv unless I switched sources and then it would reappear in the lower left corner as if to remind me that I had it muted. With the 8805, the MUTE icon shows up no matter what. Not a huge concern, though with my LG OLED I try to keep anything with a stationary icon off the screen as much as possible. I usually don't leave the mute on very long as I would rather just turn it down completely if I need it quiet for an extended period of time. More of a quirky difference between the two units and I could be just missing a setting.



The other thing I noticed is the maximum angle I can aim my remote at seems to be a noticeably narrower than with the 7703. I have a Harmony remote that I could previously aim just about anywhere in the general direction of the 7703, though with the 8805 I have a little more deliberate in the aiming of my remote. Not sure if the thickness of the face is coming in to play or if the IR receiver just sits back a bit further than before.


As mentioned earlier these are just a couple of things that I noticed and not at all a huge deal though I wanted to share my findings with everyone else. Either way, Still loving the 8805 and it won't be going anywhere anytime soon!
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