Marantz Announces AV7702mkII AV Preamp

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Marantz-AV7702mkII.jpgMarantz has announced an upgraded version of last year's AV7702 pre/pro that adds HDMI 2.0a compatibility to support the pass-through of HDR content, as well as HDCP 2.2 copy protection on all HDMI inputs and outputs. The Atmos-capable AV7702mkII is also DTS:X ready and can be upgraded to support Auro 3D for an additional fee. The AV7702mkII will be available in October. You can read more about the original AV7702 here.

From Marantz
Marantz rounds off its 2015 standard full-size home theater line-up with the renewed AV7702mkII A/V Network Pre/processor. Built on last year's AV7702, the new AV7702mkII (mark 2) model offers the latest in audio and video standards. It continues to offer Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and Dolby Atmos, while adding the latest HDMI version 2.0a compatibility with High Dynamic Range (HDR), BT.2020 pass-through support, along with HDCP 2.2 compatibility on all HDMI inputs and outputs. The AV7702mkII is ready for the next generation of Blu-ray disc players, set-top boxes and other 4K Ultra HD sources. The new product is expected to be available in October.

As with the AV7702, the AV7702mkII can also be upgraded to support Auro-3D and the Auromatic upmixer up to 10.1 channels. Furthermore, it adds DTS:X object-based 3D surround format (available via future firmware update) to complete today's available 3D sound options. Pairing the AV7702mkII with a Marantz MM Power Amplifier further delivers unprecedented levels of musicality and performance, with advanced system-building flexibility for custom integrators.

AV7702mkII: Multi-channel A/V Pre-amplifier ($2,199)
The AV7702mkII is ideal for those seeking flexibility and the most advanced feature set. The audio section allows for the passing of the signal to either the 11.2ch XLS or 13.2ch RCA pre-outs, and to an external power amplifier for superior audio excellence. It offers an even higher quality dedicated pre-amplifier board with HDAM and a power supply for the pre-amplifier stage. It comes equipped with audiophile-grade ELNA capacitors to give special treatment to high-resolution audio reproduction. The extended shielding for each preamplifier section minimizes interference and gives the last finishing touch for the ultimate in surround and stereo sound quality.

To enhance the performance of the AV7702mkII, it is optimal to match it up with a Marantz MM series power amplifier. Designed for the ultimate music and movie surround sound experience and extreme flexibility, Marantz offers three MM series models. The lineup begins with Marantz's highest-grade power amplifier, the seven-channel MM8077, followed by the MM7055 five-channel power amplifier and the MM7025 two-channel power amplifier. All MM series Marantz power amplifiers allows custom integrators and consumers to create true ultimate-quality home entertainment systems with matching sonic performance and Marantz design integrity.

AV7702mkII Multi-channel Network A/V Pre-amplifier - Main features
· Wi-Fi and Bluetooth built-in
· Latest HDMI 2.0a with 4K/60Hz 4:4:4 resolution
· 7+1 front HDMI in / 3 HDMI out (4K/60Hz, 3D, ARC, HDR, BT.2020)
· Full HDCP 2.2 support on all inputs
· Advanced Video Processing with HDMI scaling up to 1080p, 4K 50/60 Hz
· Dolby Atmos (up to 7.1.4 or 9.1.2)
· DTS:X ready
· Auro-3D upgradeable (optional paid upgrade)
· Audyssey MultEQ XT32, Sub EQ HT, LFC, Pro ready
· Audyssey Dynamic EQ and Dynamic Volume
· Spotify Connect, Pandora, SiriusXM (where available), Internet Radio support, AirPlay on board
· MP3, WAV, AAC, WMA, AIFF
· High-resolution audio streaming: FLAC 192/24, DSD, ALAC
· Gapless Playback
· 11.2ch XLR pre-out, 13.2ch RCA pre-out
· High-quality dedicated preamplifier board with HDAM for high-resolution audio reproduction
· Power supply for preamplifier stage with audiophile-grade ELNA capacitors
· Extended shielding to minimize interference
· High-quality 192-kHz/32-bit D/A converters for all channels
· Phono (MM) input
· Zone 3 audio
· ISF Certified
· Creston Connected Certified
· Setup Assistant and Advanced GUI
· Aluminum front panel with small trapdoor
· Blue LED Marantz porthole
· Marantz Remote App for iOS and Android devices
· ECO mode
· Available in black

MM8077 7-channel Power Amplifier - Main features (Available today - $2,399)
The MM8077 allows custom integrators and consumers to create true ultimate-quality home entertainment systems. It includes many of the key innovations and technologies normally found in Marantz's ultimate-quality Reference Series audio components, such as a rock-solid copper-plated chassis, high-current toroidal power transformer, unique current feedback discrete power amplifier stage design and more, providing a rich, detailed and immersive music and movie surround sound experience.
· 150 watts (8 ohm, 20-20kHz, THD:0.08%) discrete power amplifier
· Current Feedback amplifier design 
· Unbalanced and balanced input terminals
· Flasher input / DC Trigger input and output / RC-5 remote control
· Available in Black

MM7055 5-channel Power Amplifier - Main features (Available today - $1,199)
· 140 watts x 5 channel (8 ohm, 20Hz - 20kHz, THD:0.08%) discrete power amplifier
· Current Feedback amplifier design 
· Unbalanced and balanced input terminals
· Flasher input / DC Trigger input and output / RC-5 remote control
· Available in Black

MM7025 2-channel Power Amplifier - Main features (Available today - $799
· 140 watts x 2 channels (8 ohm, 20-20kHz, THD:0.08%) discrete power amplifier
· Current Feedback amplifier design
· Unbalanced and balanced input terminals
· Flasher input / DC trigger input and output / RC-5 remote control
· Blue LED Marantz porthole design
· Available in Black

Additional Resources
Marantz AV8802 AV Processor Reviewed at HomeTheaterReview.com.
Marantz Announces SR6010 and SR7010 Network AV Receivers at HomeTheaterReview.com.


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