Marantz - AV7703 - AV Preamplifier
AV 7703 11.2 Channel Full 4K Ultra HD AV preamplifier
The extremely versatile AV 7703 perfectly and expertly handles any kind of high-resolution multi-channel audio format. Superb surround sound audio quality from the latest surround formats including Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, and Auro-3D (optional paid upgrade). The AV 7703 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.
Prepared for the future, the AV 7703 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 AV 7703 is ready for 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray disc players, set-top boxes, and other 4K Ultra HD sources. In addition, the AV 7703 can upscale standard and high definition analog and digital video content to 4K Ultra HD, breathing new life into your favorite legacy sources.
With built-in HEOS technology, the AV 7703 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 "HEOS" app.
The "Marantz 2016 AVR Remote" app is available from the Apple app store, GooglePlay, and the Amazon app store to control the receiver from your phones or tablets. There is even a Phono MM input - ideal for that precious vinyl collection. set up and operation is quick and easy via the Audyssey MultEQ XT32 auto-calibration and high-resolution Graphic User Interface. Marantz MM-series power amplifier lineup adds perfection to your system. It's all there, just waiting to perform.
- 11.2 channel A/V preamplifier with XLR and RCA preouts
- Built-in Wi-Fi with 2.4GHz/5GHz dual band support (NEW) and Bluetooth
- 4K/60Hz full-rate pass-through and 4:4:4 color resolution, HDR, BT.2020
- Video scaling of analog and digital video signal up to 4K 60/50Hz
- 8 HDMI inputs (incl. 1 front) and 3 HDMI outputs (2 main + zone out) with full HDCP 2.2 support
- Dolby Atmos and DTS:X up to 7.1.4 set up
- HEOS wireless multi-room audio technology
- AirPlay, TuneIn Internet Radio, music streaming services* such as Pandora, Spotify, Amazon Prime Music, iHeart Radio, Sirius XM, Sound Cloud, Tidal, RDIO, Rhapsody, and Deezer
(*) Availability differs by country/area, subscription may be required
- High Resolution Audio files: WAV, AIFF, ALAC, FLAC up to 24-bit/192-kHz, DSD (2.8/5.6MHz)
- Auro-3D, Auromatic (up to 10.1ch set up; paid Upgrade)
- Audyssey MultEQ XT32, Sub EQ and LFC
- 3 zones / 3 sources
- Front panel USB input
- Built-in HD Radio tuner
Surround Sound Technology
Dolby's new Atmos surround sound technology dispenses with channel-based coding in favor of more advanced object-based coding, giving the sound designer the ability to precisely place sounds anywhere in the 3-dimensional space. Now, you can enjoy this same award-winning technology at home with the AV 7703, which features the ability to connect a 5.1 surround sound speaker system and 2 additional overhead speakers or 2 additional Dolby Atmos elevation speakers for the ultimate home theater experience. Along with Dolby Atmos decoding and Dolby Surround Upmixing, the AV 7703 also features Dolby TrueHD lossless decoding and other Dolby Digital technologies.
DTS:X, the latest immersive surround sound system, features object-based audio coding that lets the sound designer place sonic elements anywhere in the 3D acoustic sound space, and provides for overhead speakers to deliver a stunning surround sound experience. The AV 7703 also features DTS-HD Master Audio and other DTS technologies.
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 combines different technologies to guarantee an optimum 3D sound experience generated both natively and from existing audio content. It 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 Marantz AV 7703 is capable of decoding the original Auro-3D mix and playing back an Auro-3D 10.1 channel configuration.
HDAM discrete Buffer Amplifier Modules
The AV 7703 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 (100kHz, -3dB) for a wide-open soundstage with refined detail reproduction.
Latest HDMI 2.0a Connectivity; HDCP 2.2 Compatible; ISF-Certified
Prepared for the future, the AV 7703 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) and 21:9 video, 3D, and BT.2020 pass-through support on every input, the AV 7703 is ready for 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray disc players, set-top boxes, and other 4K Ultra HD sources. Certified by the Imaging Science Foundation, the AV 7703 features a full suite of video calibration controls (for use by an ISF technician), along with ISF Day and ISF Night video modes.
The video processor also has the ability to transcode and up-convert standard definition and high definition analog and digital video content to 4K Ultra HD, breathing new life into your favorite legacy sources.
The AV 7703 features 8 HDMI inputs, including 1 conveniently located on the front panel, and 3 HDMI outputs - 2 for the main zone, and 1 for the 2nd zone.
Built-In Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and AirPlay Capability
Featuring Bluetooth and Wi-Fi wireless streaming connectivity, the AV 7703 is equipped with an advanced dual antenna RF transceiver system, for robust streaming even in congested urban environments. Connect to the internet through your home Wi-Fi network (or with a hard-wired connection via the RJ-45 Ethernet LAN port) and enjoy your favorite tracks from streaming music services, thousands of Internet radio stations, or from your local drives such as NAS. With Apple's AirPlay compatibility, you can enjoy listening to your favorite tracks wirelessly from your favorite iOS device such as iPhone and iPad.
Wide Array of Music Streaming Services
The HEOS app will open the gate to multiple streaming services to play on your AVR or any other connected HEOS devices for endless fun! Those services include Pandora, Spotify, TuneIn Internet radio, Amazon Prime Music, iHeart Radio, Sirius XM, Sound Cloud Tidal, Rhapsody, 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 also supported.
AV 7703 11.2 Channel Full 4K Ultra HD A/V preamplifier with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi
Input sensitivity: 200mV
Frequency response: 10 Hz - 100kHz -- +1, -3dB (direct mode)
S/N: 105dB (IHF - A weighted, Direct mode)
Distortion: 0.005% (20Hz - 20kHz) (Direct mode)
Rated output: 1.2V - 2.4V
Rated output: 2V (at 0dB playback)
Total harmonic distortion: 0.008% (1 kHz, at 0dB)
S/N - 102dB
Dynamic range: 100 dB
Format: Digital audio interface
Input sensitivity: 2.5mV
RIAA deviation: ±1dB (20Hz to 20kHz)
S/N: 74dB (A weight, with 5mV input)
Distortion fodder: 0.03% (1 kHz, 3V)
Standard Video Connectors:
Input/output level and impedance: 1 Vp-p, 75 ohms
Frequency response: 5Hz - 10MHz - 0, -3dB
Reception frequency range
AM: 530kHz - 1710kHz
FM: 87.5mHz - 107.9MH
S/N ratio (IHF-A)
HD: 85 dB
HD: 85 dB
Distortion (1 kHz)
Network type (wireless LAN standard)
Conforming to IEEE 801.11 a/b/g/n
WEP 64-bit, WEP 128-bit
Bluetooth specification version 3.0 + EDR (Enhanced Data Rate)
Bluetooth specification power class 1
Maximum communication range
Approximately 98.4 feet in line of sight
Used frequency range
FHSS (Frequency-Hopping Spread Spectrum)
A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile) 1.2
AVRCP (Audio Video Remote Control Profile) 1.5
Transmission range (A2DP):
20Hz - 20,000Hz
AC 120V, 60Hz
Power consumption in standby mode
Power consumption in CEC standby mode
Dimensions & Weight
Dimensions (H x W x D)
9 3/4" x 17 3/8" x 16 1/4"