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Marantz AV8801

Marantz AV8801
alaScore 87

36 reviews

Oct, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 36 reviews of Marantz AV8801. The average rating for this product is 4.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and design. The price and usability also get good views. Views are divided on the size.

usability, price, design, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Marantz AV8801 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 user reviews of Marantz AV8801 from The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Reviewers really like the design and reliability. The price and usability also get good views, but views are divided on the size.

usability, price, reliability, design

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Marantz AV8801 Home Theater PreamplifierMarantz AV8801 Home Theater Preamplifier

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity (

Marantz AV8801 11.2 Surround Sound Processor (SSP)


During my review time with the AV8801, Secrets' Dr. David Rich has had the opportunity to thoroughly review the service manual for the AV8801 and his findings have lead us to ask Marantz some tougher questions about the components that make up the...

Dec, 2013

Expert review by : Brian Kahn (

Marantz AV8801 AV Processor


Marantz delivers again with a very strong entry into the marketplace. Our Brian Kahn loves it, and can only think of one thing that it is missing . . .

Mar, 2014

Consumer review (

Great preamplifier processor


I really love this preamplifier, I bought it to replaced my Denon 4311ci . Wow it's much different,..

Mar, 2015

Consumer review (

Great Pre-Amp For its Price


Nice to be back to a separate setup. Replaced my Pioneer Elite receiver and there is a big difference in audio quality. Even better than my Parasound pre-amp.

Jun, 2014

Consumer review (

The missing piece to complete my system


I have had this unit since it first came out and has been one of the best purchases I have ever made. I have gone through a number of AV receivers from Sony ES to Denon and glad I made the jump in going to separates. I was torn at first on either...

Oct, 2013

Product Specifications


Audio D/A Converter (DAC):32-bit/192kHz
Audio output channels:11.2
Dynamic range (1kHz):100
Frequency range:20 - 20000
Input impedance:47000
Input sensitivity:200
Maximum input level:1.2
Pre-out connectivity:Y
Receiver Type:Surround
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR):105
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD):0.008


AC (power) in:Y
Audio (L,R) in:8
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:3
Composite Video In:4
Digital audio coaxial in:2
Digital audio optical in:2
Multichannel audio input type:RCA
USB ports quantity:2


Ethernet LAN:Y

Optical Drive

Optical drive included:N


Audio (L,R) out:3
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:2
Composite Video Out:3
HDMI Out:3
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Number of HDMI Outputs:3

Ports & interfaces

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Multichannel pre out connectivity:RCA
RS-232 ports:1
Speakers connectivity type:XLR / RCA


AC input frequency:60
AC input voltage:120
Power Consumption (Standby):0.2
Power consumption (typical):90


AM band range:87.5 - 107.9
FM band range:530 - 1710
SIRIUS Satellite Radio Ready:Y
Supported radio bands:AM, FM


Card Reader:N

Technical Details

Apple docking compatibility:Not supported
Audio amplifier:Y
Audio Decoders:DTS Neo:X, DTS-ES (Discrete 6.1), DTS-ES (Matrix 6.1), DTS-HD HR, DTS-HD Master Audio, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital EX, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pro Logic IIz, Dolby TrueHD
Audio Return Channel (ARC):Y
Colour of product:Black
Deep colour support:Y
Detachable power cord:Y
Graphical user interface (GUI):Y
Handheld remote control:Y
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):Y
RS-232 interface:Y
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
x.v.Color support:Y


Video D/A Converter (DAC):24-bit/192kHz

Weight & Dimensions

Height :389.3