11.2 Channel Network AV Pre-Amplifier with HEOS Music Streaming Technology
The extremely versatile AV7703 perfectly and expertly handles any kind of high-resolution multichannel audio format. Superb surround sound audio quality from the latest surround formats including Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and Auro-3D (optional paid upgrade). The AV7703 even enhances audio quality by delicately handling all signals via the Marantz's own current feedback HDAMs preamp, before passing them to the high-quality 11.2 channel XLR or 11.2 RCA outputs and separate power amp.
Full wireless connectivity is provided by both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Apple's Airplay is supported for simple wireless music streaming. High resolution audio formats and playback are fully supported for incredible fidelity. There is even a Phono MM input - ideal for those precious vinyls.
With built-in HEOS technology, the AV7703 becomes a part of the HEOS wireless multi-room music network that enables you to enjoy your favorite music anywhere and everywhere around your home. You can explore, browse, and play music from your own music library, from online streaming music services, and from thousands of internet radio stations using the free HEOS app.
Prepared for the future, the AV7703 features an advanced video section that's fully compatible with the latest HDMI 2.0a and HDCP 2.2 specifications on all 8 HDMI inputs. With 4K Ultra HD 60Hz video, 4:4:4 Pure Color sub-sampling, High Dynamic Range (HDR), 21:9 video, 3D, and BT.2020 pass-through support on every input, the AV7703 is ready for 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray disc players, set-top boxes and other 4K Ultra HD sources. In addition, the AV7703 can upscale standard and high definition analog and digital video content to 4K Ultra HD, breathing new life into your favorite legacy sources.
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Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and Auro-3D Upgradeable
Dolby Atmos and DTS:X surround sound technologies dispense with channel-based coding in favor of object-based coding, giving the sound designer the ability to precisely place sounds anywhere in the 3-dimensional space. The AV7703, features the ability to connect a 7.1 surround sound speaker system and 4 additional overhead speakers (or 4 additional Dolby Atmos elevation speakers) via separate power amplifiers for the ultimate home cinema experience. Dolby Surround Upmixer and DTS Neural:X Upmixer are also in place to simulate 3D sound from standard formats.
By fully immersing the listener in a cocoon of life-like sound, Auro-3D puts you right in the middle of the action. Auro-3D provides an immersive surround sound experience thanks to dedicated height and overhead channels, in addition to the regular channels. The height information, captured in recording or created during the mixing process, is mixed into a standard 5.1 PCM stream that comes with a regular Blu-ray. Moreover, the Auro-3D engine recognizes mono, stereo, 5.1 surround or an Auro-encoded signal and transforms them into 3D audio. Once upgraded with the Auro-Codec decoder, the AV7703 is capable of decoding the original Auro-3D mix and playing back an Auro-3D 10.1 channel configuration (with external amplifier). Auro-3D upgrade availability and pricing to be announced.
HDAM Discrete Buffer Amplifier Modules
The AV7703 features the latest HDAM (Hyper Dynamic Amplifier Module) components, which consist of matched precision discrete selected circuit elements on a compact sub-board, instead of conventional op-amp integrated circuits, along with ultra wide-band response (100 kHz, -3 dB) for a wide-open soundstage with refined detail reproduction.
Built-in Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and AirPlay Capability
Featuring Bluetooth & Wi-Fi wireless streaming connectivity, the AV7703 is equipped with an advanced dual antenna transceiver system, for robust streaming even in congested urban environments. With Apple's AirPlay compatibility, you can enjoy listing to your favorite tracks wirelessly from your favorite iOS device such as iPhone and iPad.
Introducing HEOS, Your Perfect Solution for Wireless Multi-Room Music Streaming
With built-in HEOS technology, the AV7703 will become a key component of the HEOS wireless multi-room system. You can enjoy your favorite music anywhere and everywhere around your home with free HEOS app. Command music in every room from any device with the free HEOS app. Play the same song in every room, or a different song in every room.
The HEOS app will open the gate to multiple steaming services to play on your AV7703 or any other connected HEOS devices for endless fun! Those services include Pandora, Spotify, TuneIn Internet radio, Amazon Prime Music, iHeart Radio, SiriusXM, Soundcloud, TIDAL, Napster or Deezer. You can also stream music contents using the HEOS app from your phone, USB stick, or local drives such as NAS connected to the same network. Favorites and playlist functions are supported.