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Marantz launches AV7706 11.2 channel AV preamplifier with 8K

Marantz AV7706 AV preamplifier
Marantz today launched the AV7706 AV preamplifier with full 8K support. This 11.2 channel receiver features XLR and RCA preouts.
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Marantz today introduced the AV7706 AV preamplifier with full 8K support. This 11.2 channel receiver features XLR and RCA preouts and is designed for use with external amplification, such as the Marantz MM8077, MM7055 and MM7025.

Marantz AV7706 AV preamplifier

The Marantz AV7706 is equipped with eight HDMI inputs and three HDMI outputs. One 8K input supports 8K / 60Hz or 4K / 120Hz passthrough capabilities, while all other inputs up to 4K / 60Hz and 4: 4: 4 Pure Color sub-sampling, Dolby Vision, HLG, HDR10, 3D, BT 2020 passthrough and the latest HDCP 2.3 copy protection support. The AV7706 is equipped with HDMI 2.1 ports supporting HDR10 +, Dynamic HDR, Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM), Variable Refresh Rate (VRR), Quick Media Switching (QMS), and quick frame transport (QFT) on all inputs. The video processor can also scale up any existing video source up to 8K. The preamplifier also features HDMI eARC that supports 3D audio formats such as Dolby Atmos and DTS: X.

The AV7706 supports the latest surround formats for complete immersion in multi-dimensional audio, including Dolby Atmos, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization Technology, DTS: X, DTS Virtual: X, IMAX Enhanced and Auro-3D. High resolution audio files up to FLAC192 and DSD5.6 can be played. The AV7706 has a special preamplifier with Marantz HDAM technology (Hyper Dynamic Amplifier Module). A separate power supply has been designed for the preamp section. In addition, the device has 32-bit AKM D / A converters on all channels that convert the digital signal from the two Sharc Griffin Lite DSPs to the analog domain. The Phono EQ stage is also equipped with Marantz HDAM technology to ensure fast signal processing.

Main features of the AV7706

  • 2 channel XLR preout; 11.2 channel RCA preout
  • 2x Griffin Lite DSP for 3D audio: Dolby Atmos, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization Technology, DTS: X, DTS Virtual: X, IMAX┬« Enhanced, and Auro-3D, including Front Wide and Center Height support
  • 8K / 60Hz and 4K / 120Hz passthrough support
  • 8K / 60Hz passthrough and upscaling, Dynamic HDR and QMS
  • 4K / 120Hz passthrough, VRR, ALLM and QFT
  • HDR10, HDR10 +, HLG, Dolby Vision, 4: 4: 4 color resolution, BT.2020 and Dynamic HDR
  • 8 HDMI inputs and 3 outputs
  • eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)
  • Marantz HDAM (Hyper Dynamic Amplifier Module)
  • ELNA capacitors
  • 32-bit AKM D / A converters on all channels
  • Internet radio, Spotify Connect, Amazon Music HD, TIDAL, Deezer
  • Bluetooth, AirPlay 2 and HEOS built-in
  • Audyssey MultEQ XT32, Dynamic Volume, Dynamic EQ, LFC, Sub EQ HT

The Marantz AV7706 is available for a price of 2,399 euros.

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