This is a critically-lauded (see review below) video processor and
preamplifier, the ideal companion for my MM7055 Power Amplifier which I am also
selling (please see separate ad).
While this preamp has many capabilities including multiple zones, HD
Radio, Pandora, Serius XM, and iPod and iPhone connectivity, I used this
pre/pro almost exclusively for watching movies and reveling in the great sound
and video quality it delivered. I
purchased this preamp “reconditioned by Marantz,” although I suspect it was
just a return: there were no marks on it when it was new and it is still in
excellent operational and cosmetic condition. Though in better condition than a "7" suggests, there is one quarter-inch hairline scratch on the plastic port (see photo); otherwise the unit is pristine. It ships in the original
factory packaging and includes the owner’s manual on CD, the “getting started”
manual, Audyssey microphone, power cable, 5-.5m gold-plated XLR cables (perfect for connecting to the MM7705 power amp) and the remote. Everything works.
From the Marantz Site:
A/V 7.2 Channel
At a Glance:
Audiophile preamplifier delivers exceptional
audio and video performance
Supports 7.2 surround sound speaker
Premium decoding and processing
for high-fidelity sound
Audyssey MultEQXT and DSX for balanced,
4K upscaling and pass-through for enhanced
An ideal connectivity solution for any
home theater system, the Marantz AV7701 A/V 7.2 Channel Preamplifier helps you
make the most of Blu-ray players, turntables, and other entertainment devices.
When paired with an amplifier, this preamp delivers immersive and faithful
surround sound performance across 7.2 channels. It also features 4K upscaling
and pass-through, so you can enjoy the latest HD video content to the fullest.
TrueHD and DTS HD-Master Audio ensure accurate 7.2 surround sound.
array of ports including seven HDMI inputs and three HDMI outputs.
Advanced Audio Decoding for Dynamic Surround Sound
Equipped with advanced processing and decoding technologies, the AV7701
Preamplifier lets you enjoy unparalleled audio performance regardless of
the source. It uses Dolby TrueHD and DTS HD-Master Audio to ensure accurate
7.1 surround sound decoding, flawlessly balancing sound across the
channels. The preamp can also play back high-resolution formats such as
FLAC and WAV with exceptional fidelity.
Audyssey Processing Delivers Balanced, Dramatic Sound
The preamp incorporates Audyssey MultEQ technology, which uses a microphone
to gauge ambient sound and adjusts speaker levels accordingly. The result
is a flawlessly balanced acoustic environment where sound is optimally
distributed throughout the room. In addition, Audyssey DSX processing
expands the front sound stage, producing a more enveloping and cinematic
Upscaling Ensures Pristine Picture Quality
The AV7701 Preamplifier can upscale any HDMI video signals to 4K (3,840 by
2,160 pixels), providing four times the picture quality of 1080p. This enables
you to use it with 4K monitors and video projectors. The preamp also supports
traditional 1080p upscaling, making it suitable for use with most HDTVs.
Controlling the preamp's upscaling settings is easy, thanks to an intuitive
3D Visuals with Pass-Through and Color Depth
The AV7701 Preamplifier passes through 3D signals from your Blu-ray player. The
preamp also supports Deep Color and x.v.Color content, which can display a
larger color range than standard-definition schemes and delivers a more
vibrant, lifelike picture.
HDMI Inputs for Multiple Connections
With seven HDMI inputs and three HDMI outputs, the preamplifier can connect to
a variety of HDMI-enabled devices, including set-top boxes, Blu-ray players,
game systems, and media players. It also supports simultaneous dual HDMI
outputs as well as a third discrete HDMI output, so you can output a single
video source to two different displays and a second source to a third display
at the same time.
Your Turntable with a Dedicated Phono Input
The AV7701 Preamplifier is also equipped with a variety of other ports,
including a phono input that lets you connect to a turntable and offers the
amplification that this weaker signal requires. The preamp's phono circuitry
prepares the signal from the turntable for amplification, letting you enjoy
your vinyl collection at full volume without tonal distortion.
Networking Options for Network Streaming
By connecting to your home network, the AV7701 Preamplifier can stream a range
of online content--including photos saved on your home network, your network's
music library, and Internet radio stations like Pandora and Sirius XM. The
preamp also features AirPlay functionality, which lets you stream music from an
iPod Touch, iPhone, iPad, or iTunes library. And thanks to its optional
Bluetooth wireless connectivity, the preamp can also wirelessly sync with
smartphones, tablets, and other Bluetooth-enabled devices.
For users with Spotify Premium
accounts, the AV7701 offers direct access to more than 18 million music tracks.
Spotify streams music content with a high-quality 320 Kbps bitrate, offering
high-fidelity listening through your home-audio system.
and Warranty Information
The Marantz AV7701 A/V 7.2 Channel Preamplifier measures 17.13 by 7.36 by 15.98
inches (W x H x D) and weighs 21.56 pounds.
Please note: This ad is for the surround processor only; photos that show the power amp is to demonstrate how they look together. The power amp is not included here, but I am listing it under the multi-channel section.