$3,999 Marantz AV8802A 11.2 Theater PreAmplifier - Tuner
You have found this listing because you probably know that the Marantz AV8802A is a high end AV Preamp/processor, at a much more affordable price point than many of its peers. It is built to help you to create an 11.2 surround sound theater capable of utilizing the biggest three standards in sound today - DTS:X, Dolby Atmos, and with a purchased upgrade, Auro 3D. To enable calibration ease, the AV8802A uses Marantz/Denon's great Audyssey room EQ system. The AV8802A also offers 4K UHD video processing. This processor really is an wonderful upgrade for any home theater, whether you are working with a 5.2 system or the full 11.2 that this supports, you will hear and see the difference that a fine piece of equipment can provide.
As you also probaly know, the AV8802A is no longer the current top of the line Marantz, however this one is BRAND NEW IN BOX and available to you for $2,500 - we are pricing it at this price to help you get a great piece of new gear at an amazing price from a dealer. We priced it at the same price that a used Marantz AV8802 is selling for on eBay right now. SO- if you want to upgrade your system to an 11 channel two subwoofer mega home theater, this is the piece for you! If you need just a couple more channels we could help you with getting the current model AV8805 which adds two more speaker channels and retails for $4,500. OR if you are ready for a seriously awesome new home theater system with up to 32 channels, then we would be more than happy to discuss the Trinnov processor and your dream theater possibilities with you! We share alittle about the Trinnov below, but if you know now that you want the biggest and the best, then give us a call at 575.535.2280 or email us here and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
Mark Craven of "Home Cinema Choice" agrees. In his review, Mark shared that
"The balance is so natural and immersive, and free from added character, that this could easily be the reference point for home cinema sonics."
"Listening to the Marantz for the first time with something of a cob on about the setup, I really needed to be wowed. And, man, I was wowed. I was wowed enough to want to spend the rest of my life kicking back and enjoying one of the most sophisticated and detailed multichannel sounds that has ever graced my listening room."
"I left the AV8802A in audio upscale mode for movies all of the time. It really is sublimely impressive how even content with no original overhead material gains immense height – or, rather, vertical depth. There is no vagueness to the sound brought about by artificial channel processing - it's clean, crisp and with added height. It's quite amazing."
"The AV8802A brings audiophile-quality processing into a multichannel environment and for a relatively reasonable cost.... And, for the first time ever in my three-decade love affair with home cinema, I'll bin my high-end two-channel preamp as well. It is simply that good with music, too."
The technology that makes this all possible is evolving and expanding all the time. Here is what one would see if they were to look inside the machine:
As for what is inside the box, here is what you will get- all the original accessories which include:The pictures in this listing are from the AV8802A a client of ours purchased while upgrading his theater with us, and well... along the way he decided to make the jump to an 11.5.8 (24) channel system and so he never used his Marantz and instead went for a Trinnov Altitude32 (more on that a little later in the listing).
We have sold his unused Marantz and now have a brand new sealed in box one for sale today - just waiting for you to purchase and put to good use! Because we have held onto this one for a little longer than expected, you are getting a great deal on this Marantz AV8802A.Marantz describes the Marantz AV8802A 11.2 channel A/V pre-amp/processor as being: "packed with the latest audio and video technologies, all designed to provide you with the ultimate music and movie surround sound experience. Most remarkably, the AV8802A features breathtaking 3D-sound options, including Dolby Atmos and Auro- 3D (paid upgrade required), giving you the ability to add additional speakers for a truly expansive and immersive surround sound experience.
The AV8802A further enhances audio quality by delicately handling all signals via the Marantz HDAMs in Current Feedback topology before being passed to the XLR outputs and separate power amp.
The video section with full HDCP 2.2 support features advanced high resolution video processing and decoding, and is equipped with video upscaling that upconverts standard definition (SD) video sources from legacy components to high definition 4K/60Hz full-rate video. The video images at this resolution are dazzlingly vibrant and sharp.
What's more, the AV8802A includes full networking capabilities for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth to open up a whole new world of listening enjoyment.
At the same time, Vinyl fans will surely appreciate the inclusion of a phono input, and there is no need for a separate tuner, as the AV8802A features a built-in HD Radio, AM sounds like FM, and FM sounds like CD."
The unit is brand new and comes with all of the original accessories.
All Accessories included:
*Quick Start Guide
*CD-ROM (Owner's Manual)
*Notes on radio
*Warranty (for USA/for CANADA)
*FM indoor antenna
*AM loop antenna
*Sound calibration microphone
*Sound calibration microphone stand
*Remote control unit
*External antennas for Bluetooth/wireless connectivity
As for the specifications - they are vast! The following is a screenshot which gives you an overview of them. (The dots are "Yes" for this model.)
And here is a simple list of the main features:
*Wi-Fi and Bluetooth built in
*Auro-3D upgrade-ready (up to Auro 10.1)
*Toroidal transformer & Copper plated chassis
*Three piece top cover construction
*High performance power supply with 4x 10.000μF capacitors
*Audiophile 32bit / 192kHz DA-Converters
*13.2 ch preout (XLR 13.2) with 11.2 ch processing
*Current Feedback circuitry with Marantz New HDAM
*Audyssey MultEQ XT32, LFC, Sub EQ HT, Pro ready
*Latest HDMI version with 4K 60Hz 4:4:4 resolution
*Full HDCP 2.2 support
*7+1 HDMI in / 3 out (4K 60Hz, 4:4:4, 3D, ARC, Deep Color)
*HDMI scaling 1080p, 4K 60Hz
*MP3, WAV, AAC, WMA, AIFF
*HD Audio streaming: FLAC 192/24, DSD, ALAC
*Spotify Connect, Pandora, SiriusXM, Airplay, Flickr, and Internet Radio support (where available).
*Setup Assistant and advanced GUI Marantz Remote App for iOS and Android devices
The setup of the AV8802A is pretty intuitive for those who have been around the home theater block a few times, but if you are new to Marantz, then will want to familiarize yourself with the possibilities
here as explained by Marantz with words and imagery examples.
We stand behind every sale and will be happy to assist you long after you make your purchase if you should ever need service or parts or upgrades or anything. That's a big advantage buying from High End Zone vs. buying from a private seller where you'd be on your own without the support of a dealer if you ever need help. If you have any questions, please contact us through email and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
Our wonderful client, whose unused Marantz this set of photos are of, first called us about our Audiogon listing for another client's Audio Research REF Phono 2 we'd sold on consignment a couple of years ago. The gentleman we sold the AR for had bought the Ypsilon VPS 100 and found it to be vastly more musical in his system, so much so that he went on to invest in the $125K Ypsilon SET amps. I told the caller that if he could afford it he may want to look at the Ypsilon. He said he'd never heard of it but he'd check it out and call back if interested. Well, a few days later he called back and asked me for recommendations on a full system. It has been a pleasure serving him and while we wish you could hear it, you can see the system he creted with us here-
This amazing listening room consists of: Ypsilon SET 100 Ultimate amplifiers, Ypsilon PST 100 Silver preamp, Ypsilon VPS 100 phono stage, Ypsilon MC-26L Silver step up transformer; Air Force One Premium turntable; Ypsilon DAC 1000 Silver Edition; Ypsilon CDT 100 CD Transport; all sitting on Finite Elemente racks and amp stands with the new carbon fiber shelves; wired with Stage III throughout. Speakers are the amazing Perfect8 Points.
At some point in the process he told me he was redoing his home theater too, but "probably wouldn't do anything major" as he'd been disappointed with the cost and complexity of the gear his local dealer sold him previously and he'd ended up replacing the projector with one from Costco. Hearing this I really didn't expect that he was going to buy very much, after all Costco is a fantastic place to shop for food but it's not exactly known for high end video.
Well, I couldn't have been more shocked when the gentleman eventually had us design him the finest theater we've ever done or even been in! The theater is just absolutely mind blowing. After finishing the theater into a polished 11.5.8 24 channel system driven by the 32K Trinnov Altitude processor, we went to an IMAX where they had the latest IMAX sound and we listened to that and were blown away by how much better both the sound and video in our client's room were. Now, admittedly this is some pricey gear here like the Trinnov Altitude processor and a $60,000 Sony VPL-VW5000ES which is a stunning 4K liquid cooled lampless laser projector. So, it's not accessible to everyone and we understand that. Count yourself as very successful and fortunate if you can afford gear at this level. But even if you cannot, give us a call or an email because we can do great work for you below this cost level too. We would have been happy to help him install the AV8802A along with a few more speakers had that been his budget.
Before doing this theater, we too thought that the AV8802A was the top of the line and we had installed it in several theaters - that was, until we discovered the Trinnov Altitude32.
The abilities of this finely tuned processor are mind blowing! We were blessed to get to fine tune the system with not only our excellent onsite Sound Engineer, but also with the best Trinnov calibrator who was at his home, several states away! It was amazing to give our client his first demo, receive his feedback and then be able to give him a pallet of listening choices to choose from that the calibrator had custom created for our client and his specific system!!! Every time we talk to our client he tells us how much he loves his theater and is so grateful that he took the leap from the AV8802A to the Altitude32. Whatever stage your theater is ready to upgrade to, we hope that you will give us a chance to try and earn your business. The High End Zone has been helping clients all around the world for over 15 years now and we would be happy to support you in making your audio and video dreams a reality.
See below this next section for fine print detail, which includes points such as- if you choose to pay via PayPal, we ask that when you make an offer, you realize that there is a 3% PayPal fee for Domestic payments and 4% for International, that we expect you take into consideration. We are also able to receive funds by Bank Wire and would be happy to help you arrange that. Thank you.
We here at High End Zone are a full service audio video business and we would be happy to assist you with your systems. Below are some glimpses into our show successes, the fine print details and some of our clients systems. Contact us if you want to discuss how we can help you improve your systems!
We participated in two award winning rooms at the LA Audio Show 2017. Here is a little about our two channel room:
Our 2 Channel room featured the Perfect8 Point loudspeakers, paired with the following Ypsilon Electronics: PST 100 MkII, DAC 100 and the Aelius II Amplifiers (which we have for sale here). We played music from the Aurender W20 and A10.
The next two links are video links of AV Showroom's coverage of our 2 Channel room which we are very honored and grateful to say was awarded a Gold Show Award as well as Best Sound of Show from Part Time Audiophile.
The pairing of Perfect8 speakers and Ypsilon Electronics helped make the act of listening to music in this room very transportive, and honestly-- I had a hard time paying attention to our guests because the music kept drawing me in.
Jason Victor Serinus from Stereophile said the following in his review:
"Especially impressive was a 24/96 track of mezzo Jamie Barton singing Sibelius, where the system conveyed the huge expanse and changing dynamics of her stunning voice better than any other system I've encountered. When Barton opened her one-in-a-million, Golden Age voice to full capacity, you could literally hear it expand in the room. Wonderful." .... "It is no wonder that two of the Ypsilon products have received Class A ratings in Stereophile's recommended components."
Rafe Arnott (who was, at the time, the Editor and Creative Director for "Part-Time Audiophile" and is now the Managing Editor for 2 of Stereophile's major properties, "Audiostream" and "Inner Fidelity") also spent some time in our room and awarded our room with an all of show award, and had the following to say in his show report:
"I'm going to start with the Best Sound which goes to a new combination of manufacturers for me (Perfect8 Technologies, Ypsilon Electronics, Aurender), which were curated by bricks-and-mortar shop owner Stefan Fuegi of The High End Zone out of Gila, New Mexico. My initial show report on this room is here, and as I wrote, this combination had soulful musicality, an ability to handle huge dynamic swings with ease, and aurally convinced with its impression of limitless headroom to the scale, depth, and impact of the sound."
For our second room, High End Zone and Starke Sound collaborated with an amazing team of more than 25 people from over 10 companies including Trinnov, JVC, Kaleidescape and many of the world's best AV firms to create a 27 channel Atmos home theater system that seemed to be a well received surprise for the audiophiles at the LAAS.
The Gateway Ballroom exhibit won an Alfie award for the Starke Sound IW-H5 Elite wall mounted speakers which we were using eight of to form the base level surround channels. These speakers have won several awards at CEDIA and other events since LAAS and they rightfully deserve their place as an ultimate level home theater speaker! Three IC-H5 Elite Starke Sound speakers accompanied the IW-H5s as the LCRs and eight IW-H3 Be speakers were ceiling mounted. The room's bass was so thumping that some guests asked if we had put drivers under the chairs! This was accomplished through the use of six Starke Sound SUB36 subs and two almost refrigerator sized Rythmik subwoofers to fill the 50' X 50' room with 12' high ceilings with bass. The system was powered by Starke's A7 MK II amps, fed by the Trinnov Altitude 32 processor, with content from Kaleidescape's 4K Strato movie player. To help transform a hotel ballroom into a theater, we used Acoustic Sciences Corporation's TubeTraps, which also won an Alfie award, and Haikoustics panels on the walls and suspended from the trusses. The visuals in this room were handled with the help of Metra 4k HDMI cables feeding the JVC flagship projector the DLA-RS4500, projecting on a Seymour-Screen Excellence RF 160HD Enlightor 4K acoustically transparent screen measuring 160"x90". The visuals were as impressive as the 3D world created around you by the 11.8.8 Atmos system. I did the overall design of the room and specified most of the components. Curt Hoyt who is one of the owners of Trinnov who also consults with us, specified speaker placement and did the room calibrations. He knows more about 3D audio than anyone I know specified the precise speaker angles and did the calibration.
Peter Breuninger from AVShowrooms said "This is the finest theater system I have ever heard" and made a video with me and Curt talking about 3D sound which gives you some idea of what we do.
"The immersive soundfield was exceptional, and the sound was very clean, clear, and powerful throughout the audio range...
As far as I can tell, the first LA Audio Show was a big success. I was glad to see one room dedicated to immersive sound, and I hope that home theater becomes an ever-increasing presence at LAAS and other audiophile confabs in the future. For this year, The High End Zone put on quite a show, and I commend the efforts of all involved!"- Scott Wilkinson, show review for AVSforum.
We aim to enhance your video and musical experiences, please email us to meet our design team and discuss your project.
Here is the shipping info for the
$3,999 Marantz AV8802A 11.2 Theater PreAmplifier - Tuner
21" W X 19 " D X 12" H
Weight: 35 lbs
Origin: We ship from Gila, NM 88038 / USA
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So while all sales are final and there are no refunds or exchanges unless you receive a defective item and report that within 3 days as specified above, IF for some reason we do agree to accept your return or cancel your order when there is no mistake or defect on High End Zone's part, then you agree to pay us the 20% restocking fee on your order.
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The High End Zone, is a full service audio and home theater dealer offering superb gear at the best price possible.
Please do not hesitate to email us with your questions at [email protected] or give us a call at 575.535.2280. We'd be happy to welcome you into the High End Zone family.While we are well established as the premier dealer in our small town market, we also serve many clients who have multiple homes or live in far-flung places. The world is increasingly a small place and I delight in talking with and serving clients from all continents and many countries of the world. Depending on your needs we are happy to just sell you gear (note some manufacturers may prohibit us from sending gear to certain places) or we can provide a full service experience including system design, acoustic design and construction, installation, programming, and more. We've done work for very high profile clients with multiple homes and we are also proud to serve many hobbyists who enjoy this hobby on a modest budget. No matter your budget, we'll strive to provide the products you want at a price that is fair with top shelf service.
High End Zone is proud to carry these lines and more:
High End Audio Gear:
Acoustic Zen Loudspeakers and cables
Audio Desk World's finest record cleaning products
Audio Vault Exquisite award winning custom racks, made in the USA
Aurender Music servers for every budget, best new music product of the decade, have increased my listening fivefold
Daniel Hertz Ultimate audio creations of Mr. Mark Levinson
Elac Affordable yet superb speakers and electronics from the mind of Andrew Jones
EMM Labs the famed Meitner DAC's and the MTRX, quite possibly the world's best solid state amplifier
Finite Elemente German audiophile racks
Graham Engineering Tonearms
Hartvig Swiss made turntables
HB Cable Design Ultimate marble power strips from Germany
Ikeda Best Japanese phono cartridges for the money
Isoclean Audio Grade breaker panel and power products
KEF Hi-Fi Speakers
Kuzma Brilliant tonearm designs and turntables
Lampizator Exquisite tube DAC's and more, made to order with your choice of parts
Lansche World famous speakers with Corona Ion plasma tweeters, ask us about Ypsilon custom transformer upgrades
Metaxas Sculpted gear from the recording giant Costas Metaxas
Parasound Legendary electronics with circuitry designed by John Curl
Perfect8 The world's best "cost no object" loudspeakers and my favorite speaker, now if only I could afford them!
REL Acoustics Unique approach to subwoofer design makes them the best for 2 channel or home theater--this I can afford!
Revel loudspeakers designed by Kevin Voeckes and the brilliant team at Harman
Scaena loudspeakers were the choice of Harry Pearson for almost a decade, we sold his pair to one of our clients
Synergistic Research Too many cool products to list, PowerCells, cables, bases, fuses, grounding and much more.
Stage III World's finest audio cables
Tandem Reference quality audio racks from Greece, this is the rack we take to audio shows and win awards with
TechDAS Air Force One Turntables
Thales Swiss reference turntables, tonearms and cables
Totem Acoustics Audiophile loudspeakers for 2 channel and superb on wall and in wall systems for home theater
Verastarr One of my all time favorite cables, I use many of these in my systems
Wireworld Another cable that I use a lot, designs everyone can afford, all the way up to reference level cables
Wilson Benesch British made loudspeakers, carbon fiber racks and more
Ypsilon Our favorite electronics company, the best of the best. So good they can have 2 links. Second one is to price sheet on our distributor's website.
Home Theater lines: there is some crossover to be sure and some of the lines above, especially REl Acoustics, Revel, Totem, Verastarr and Wireworld are also ideal for home theaters while some of the products below, such as the Tube Traps and design services from Acoustic Sciences and gear from Trinnov are also idea ideal for 2 channel systems. So the categories are not rigid and when we advise you we will work hard to understand your needs and can even pull from an extensive list of additional companies beyond those listed here if need be to get you the best possible setup for your system or systems.
AB Amps The theater amps used at Skywalker, Industrial Light & Magic, Pixar, etc.
Acoustic Sciences Corporation (ASC) Tube Traps and custom acoustic design services and products
Cineak European luxury home theater seating
CinemaTech German and North American made home theater chairs for the finest theaters
Elac Affordable yet superb speakers and electronics from the mind of Andrew Jones
Front Row Affordable theater seating, made in Canada
JVC 4K projectors
Kaleidescape Movie servers are the best solution for today's movies, used in pretty much every industry demo
KEF Home Theatre Speakers
LG World's best flat panel TV's, ask us how we can save you money on all the LG OLED's for your home!
Marantz Affordable home theater processors and more
Metra Home Theater Velox HDMI cables deliver 4K with true 18GB performance
Middle Atlantic Rack systems, ubiquitous
Procella Reference speakers designed specifically for home cinema use
Salamander Racks, seating systems and more
Seymour Screen Excellence World's best screens, featuring Enlightor 4K acoustically transparent material
Starke Sound Award winning loudspeakers for Atmos theaters and 2 channel, stunning on wall sound
Sony Projectors, OLED TV's and much more
Stewart Film Screens
Trinnov Audio World's finest audio processor / home theater preamp. We offer exclusive custom system design and calibration with one of the co-owners of Trinnov when you buy from High End Zone. We install across North America.
Tru-Audio Speakers, soundbars and racks
Control and lighting equipment: We offer system design, sales, installation and service nationwide. Our installer is doing the Raider's new facility in Las Vegas and has done projects across North America and Central America. In most cases he can visit your home once to get everything running and after that he can take care of your system remotely so that you do not have to pay for travel on subsequent visits. Please talk with us, we offer high quality service for a fair price. Lines include, but are not limited to:
Of course we can install digital assistants for you. One of our colleagues has already been testing the Apple HomePod for months and we'll have those as well as the Amazon, Google and Sonos Assistant products.
Doing these lists is always very hard because we are in process of discussion with some more very cool brands I'd love to list but haven't had time to get everything nailed down yet. And on the other hand there are some lines I left off because we just haven't had much call for them lately. But who knows, maybe tomorrow the phone starts ringing off the hook for one of those, I would certainly welcome it. So please don't be dismayed if you don't see one of the products you really want here. It's not set in stone and I bet we can get it for you and that we'd be happy to do so as long it is a quality component that we would be proud to sell. One of the advantages working with a family shop like ours is that we are flexible and will work hard to get you a system that suits you. Please give us a chance at earning your business.
Our clients certainly enjoy their home audio and video rooms. We do as well and hope you'll also take pleasure and be inspired by the variety of these beautiful installations.
Some aspects of making an informed choice in an audiophile grade listening room or a home theater system are worth a little extra effort. We invite you to contact the High End Zone for help in making your choices, we will make the extra effort worthwhile.