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Marantz AV8003

Marantz AV8003
alaScore 83

50 reviews

Dec, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 50 reviews of Marantz AV8003. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Receivers & Amplifiers the Marantz AV8003 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Marantz AV8003

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Marantz AV8003 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers on Amazon.com.

86% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Chris Heinonen (hometheaterhifi.com)

Marantz AV8003 SSP and MM8003 8-Channel Power Amplifier

 

The first receiver that I remember having in the house was a classic Marantz model. Unfortunately I was too young back then to realize the quality of that component, or even recognize the name, and at some point that receiver was replaced with a much...

High-end processors and amplifiers such as the Marantz usually wind up in systems with far more expensive, and often harder to drive, speakers than my Epos ELS 5.1 setup, so I was curious how much of a difference it would make compared to a good...

Oct, 2009

Expert review by: Brian Kahn (hometheaterreview.com)

Marantz AV8003 AV Preamplifier Reviewed

 

Marantz pulled out all the stops when they made the AV8003 AV preamp. Based on the SR8003 receiver platform they pulled out the amp section and added balanced outputs to allow this piece to handle even ultra high-end theaters. While now replaced by...

The AV8003's audio/video performance rivals units costing several times its price ; The ability to receive network media, HD, XM and Sirius radio all in one unit is really sweet. Seemingly every receiver would be able to receive these sources but oddly...

The glass fiber rounded front panel pieces feel like inexpensive plastic ; The AV8003 can only handle seven external sources, not nearly enough for my main theater system ; Setup of networking capabilities can be complex for the non-IT oriented...

The Marantz AV8003 is easy to recommend for one seeking better performance than what a receiver can offer but who is not yet ready to invest $10,000 in a single component. The Marantz AV8003 has all the bells and whistles that today's buyer is...

Feb, 2009

Expert review by: Adam Weinberg (askmen.com)

Marantz AV8003

 

The Marantz AV8003 delivers everything you want in a preamp, and then it gives some more - but you have to pay for it.

Jan, 2009

Expert review by: uavKim Wilson (hometheatermag.com)

Marantz AV8003 Preamp/Processor and MM8003 Multichannel Power Amplifier

 
Aug, 2008

Expert review by: uavKim Wilson (soundandvision.com)

Marantz AV8003 Preamp/Processor and MM8003 Multichannel Power Amplifier

 

The Marantz AV8003 pre/pro and MM8003 multichannel power amp certainly fall into this category. Together, they strike a stylish and elegant pose in their rich, black casings. A groove is etched about a quarter of the way into the front extrusion on...

Aug, 2008

Expert review by: uavKim Wilson (hometheater.com)

Marantz AV8003 Preamp/Processor and MM8003 Multichannel Power Amplifier

 

That is pretty much how I've always thought of A/V receivers compared with separate preamp/processors and multichannel power amplifiers. Of course, the gap between these two camps is getting narrower—AVRs have certainly come a long way with regard to...

Aug, 2008

Expert review by: Kim Wilson (ultimateavmag.com)

UltimateAVmag.com: Marantz AV8003 Preamp/Processor and MM8003 Multichannel Power Amplifier

 

In the world of cars, any make and model will get you where you need to go. Some will get you there faster, and others will get you there in style. However, only a select few exude an air of sophistication and grace. That is pretty much how I've always...

Exceptional sonic performance, Excellent surround decoder, Simple setup with Audyssey MultEQ, 4 HDMI inputs & 2 HDMI outputs, Transcode from any analog video source to HDMI, Powerful and clean amplification, Multi-zone capability, Balanced I/Os

Inadequate video processing, Complex remote-control programming, Expensive but not out of line for separates

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Aug, 2008

Expert review by: Brian Kahn (avrev.com)

Marantz AV8003 AV Preamplifier

 

The Basics The AV8003 signals Marantz's re-emergence into the ultra-competitive AV separates market. At $2,599, the AV8003 is one of the less expensive surround sound processors, positioned to attract those on the verge of buying separates or...

Jan, 2001

Consumer review by: Richard (reevoo.com)

Marantz AV8003

 

Awesome sound quality Audyssey settings make the sound even better (Which suprised me) Very easy to setup Balanced connections 5 HDMI inputs amongst many others

No upscaling of digital sources 2 badly designed and confusing to use remotes

Jul, 2009

Consumer review by: Richard (reevoo.com)

Marantz AV8003

 

Awesome sound quality ; Audyssey settings make the sound even better (Which suprised me) ; Very easy to setup ; Balanced connections ; 5 HDMI inputs amongst many others

No upscaling of digital sources ; 2 badly designed and confusing to use remotes

May, 2009
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Product Specifications

Audio

Audio output channels:7.1
Pre-out channels:7.1
Pre-out connectivity: Yes
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR):105

Certificates

Certification:UPnP
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified: Yes

File formats

Audio formats supported:AAC, FLAC, MP3, WAV, WMA / MP3, WAV, WMA
Image formats supported:JPG

Inputs

AC (power) in: Yes
Audio (L,R) in:6
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:4
Composite Video In:4
Digital audio coaxial in:3
Digital audio optical in:3
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
HDMI In:4
Remote (IR) input:1
S-Video inputs quantity:4

Networking

Ethernet LAN: Yes
Wi-Fi: No

Optical Drive

Optical drive included: No

Other features

Audio input channels:7.1
HDMI: Yes
HDMI ports quantity:6
Remote control type:RC2001

Outputs

Audio (L,R) out:4
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:2
Composite Video Out:3
Digital audio coaxial out:1
Digital Audio Optical Out:1
HDMI Out:2
Number of HDMI Outputs:2
Remote (IR) output:2
S-Video outputs quantity:3

Packaging Content

Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes
User guide: Yes

Ports & interfaces

12V trigger: Yes
12V trigger ports quantity:2
AM antenna ports quantity:1
Connectivity Technology:Wired
FM antenna ports quantity:1
Multichannel pre out connectivity:RCA
RS-232 ports:1
Speakers connectivity type:RCA

Power

Power Consumption (Standby):0.7
Power consumption (typical):85

Radio

Internet Radio: No
Supported radio bands:AM, FM / FM

Technical Details

Apple docking compatibility: No
Audio Decoders:228.6 x 152.4 x 101.6 / Dolby Digital EX, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pro Logic IIz, Dolby TrueHD, DTS 96/24, DTS-ES, DTS-HD
Bi-amping: Yes
Colour of product:Black
Deep colour support: Yes
Display:LCD
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG): Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes
HDMI Version:1.3a
Multi-Zone capability: Yes
Multi-Zone quantity:2
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
Volume Control:Rotary

Video

3D: No
Supported graphics resolutions:1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Supported video modes:1080p
Video upscaling: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:38.5
Height :18.4
Weight:11.6
Width:44