Marantz has introduced the new 8K Immersive Sound AV pre-amplifier, the AV7706. Featuring 11.2 channel XLR and RCA pre-outs, the AV7706 is designed for use with high-quality external amplification like the Marantz MM8077, MM7055, and MM7025.
The new Marantz AV7706 provides multiple connectivity options with eight HDMI inputs and three outputs. One dedicated 8K input supports 8K/60 Hz or 4K/120 Hz pass-through capability, 4:4:4 Pure Color sub-sampling, Dolby Vision, HLG, HDR10, 21:9 video, 3D, and BT.2020 pass-through while the latest HDCP 2.3 copy protection standard is supported on all HDMI inputs. Showcasing all the latest HDMI technology and specifications, the AV7706 enables enthusiasts to elevate their video viewing, gaming, and TV watching experience with HDR10+, Dynamic HDR, auto low latency mode (ALLM), variable refresh rate (VRR), quick media switching (QMS), and quick frame transport (QFT) support. The video processor can also upscale any native video source up to 8K quality. In addition, the AV7706 features HDMI eARC, which supports 3D audio formats –– Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and Auro-3D.
For full immersion in multi-dimensional audio, the AV7706 supports the latest surround formats, including Dolby Atmos, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization Technology, DTS:X, DTS Virtual:X, IMAX Enhanced, and Auro-3D.
All new Marantz AV receivers and pre-amps offer extended support for custom integration. Features include OvrC and Domotz Pro, along with dedicated web user interface to set up the AV receiver from a computer on the same network. Installers can monitor the status of connected products and troubleshoot remotely from a separate location or on-the-go.
Additionally, with external RS232 and IP control capabilities, the AV7706 is customizable for use with third-party integration solutions. It also offers IP control capability for major third-party control devices, as well as Control4 SDDP (Simple Device Detection Protocol) certification for integration with Control4 home automation equipment. IR (infrared) remote control input and output are included on the rear panel for remote control compatibility with other components in the home theater system.
The Marantz AV7706 ($2499) is available at all authorized Marantz retailers and custom integrators.