Expertly and Perfectly Handles Any Hi-Res Multi-Channel Format
The extremely versatile Marantz AV7703 surround processor/preamp 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 vinyl treasures.
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.
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 Marantz's 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. Explore available HEOS products.
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, and more (availability differs by area, subscription may be required). 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.
Latest HDMI 2.0a Connectivity; HDCP 2.2 Compatible; ISF-Certified
Prepared for the future, the AV7703 features an advanced video section that's fully compatible with the latest HDMI 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 AV7703 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 AV7703 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 upconvert standard definition and high definition analogue and digital video content to 4K Ultra HD, breathing new life into your favorite legacy sources. The AV7703 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.
The AV7703 lets you discover the incredible fidelity of high resolution audio tracks with the ability to decode up to 24-bit/192-kHz ALAC, FLAC and WAV lossless files as well as DSD 2.8MHz and 5.6MHz tracks (the audiophile format of SACD) via the front panel USB port and network sources, and you can also listen to other popular file types such as MP3.
The built-in AM/FM tuner features HD Radio for superior sound quality.
Smart TV Connectivity
Via the HDMI CEC (consumer electronics control) functionality in your Smart TV, you may be able to control your Marantz AVR with the Smart TV's remote control. With "HDMI control" set to ON in your receiver, you can set "Smart Menu" to ON to start controlling your Marantz AVR with your Smart TV's remote. The Smart Menu home screen provides you quick access to source and surround mode selections, the AVR's setup menu, and 4 Smart Selects.
Most Advanced Audyssey Room Correction Suite
Equipped with the full Audyssey Platinum suite of advanced DSP algorithms, the AV7703 features Audyssey MultEQ XT32 automatic room acoustic correction. With the supplied measurement microphone, MultEQ XT32 analyzes each speaker's output (including the subwoofers) at up to 8 measurement locations and generates precision digital filters that optimize each channel for the correct frequency and time domain response. Audyssey Dynamic Volume smoothes out annoying jumps in volume (such as TV commercials), letting you listen at lower levels and still enjoy clear dialogue, music and sound effects. Audyssey Dynamic EQ provides precision tonal tailoring for full range clarity at any listening level.
Audyssey Low Frequency Containment uses advanced psychoacoustic algorithms to deliver a full range tonal balance, including deep bass, but without disturbing close-by neighbors or family members in other rooms, and features a multi-step adjustment that lets you dial in the amount of containment to your preference.
Audyssey Sub EQ HT provides individual DSP tailoring of each subwoofer in a dual subwoofer setup, for deeper bass with improved definition, compared to a single subwoofer configuration.
Marantz 2016 AVR Remote
Designed from the ground up, the Marantz 2016 AVR Remote is a brand new app for iOS, Android Phone and Tablet devices that will give you an unprecedented level of command and control over the latest generation of Marantz network AV Receivers. Along with many new features, the graphics and user interface have been completely overhauled. Control the basic functions of your Marantz product with power, volume, input and settings. Inside the app, you can switch instantly to the HEOS App to access an incredible level of control over your music contents and streaming services, blast full HEOS wireless multi-room control.
Dual Subwoofer Outputs
With a single subwoofer, optimum placement within the room for the best bass response isn't always possible. Depending on the location, bass response at the main listening position can be uneven with audible peaks and dips. With 2 subwoofers positioned in different locations, response averaging evens out the low bass range for more accurate bass anywhere in the listening area.
You can enjoy your favorite movie in the main room, while others enjoy stereo sound from different sources in 2 other rooms. The AV7703 is equipped with 2nd and 3rd stereo zone pre-amp output. There's also a dedicated HDMI output for 2nd zone audio and video so you can have 2 different video sources in 2 different rooms at the same time.
External Control Capabilities
The AV7703 is equipped with a range of features that provide enhanced control capabilities and compatibility with 3rd party and custom integration solutions.
For remote control compatibility with other components in your home theater system, the AV7703 features an IR (infrared) remote control input and remote control output on the rear panel, along with dual 12V trigger outputs. For direct connection to external home automation and control equipment, the AV7703 is equipped with an RS-232C serial port.
The AV7703 also features Control4 SDDP (Simple Device Detection Protocol) and Crestron Connected certification for quick and easy integration with Control4 and Crestron home automation equipment.
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|I Can't Imagine Anyone Being Dissastified|
I purchased this 7703 recently at the sale price and I couldn't be happier with the sound quality. I'm running 8.2.2 at the moment - that is two subs, two front heights, two wide, one rear center--along with the usual - and every time I sit down in my theater I'm blown away by the sound quality both in movies and in pure two-channel music playback. I'm hearing outstanding imaging and dynamics. Its like an authentic, realistic image down to the smallest details. I can't imagine anyone being disappointed with the sound or construction quality of this Marantz.
|- C.H.P., CA|
Love my new Marantz AV7703! This unit is very clean sounding and no issues with pairing my iPhone to it for streaming Spotify. This is the best sounding processor i've ever heard. When my wife said our home theater sounds nicer than the movie theater, I knew i made the right choice. Setup was a breeze using the on screen menus. I have two SVS subs paired with MartinLogan 60s for my mains and Martin Logan Motion XT50 for my center channel. Now our biggest challenge is limiting our kids PS4 playing time because the system can literally shake the house every time a grenade is thrown.
|Five Stars - Plus!|
This unit replaces a Pioneer Elite receiver which lacked the latest HT bells and whistles. My first impressions is WOW! The ease of setup and Audessy calibration alone are reason enough to get this unit. The soundstage is phenomenal and easily blows away my Pioneer. I am using a pair of MartinLogan 60XT towers and the punch from the mids is something I haven't heard before thanks to the Marantz's great processing and Audessy. To be able to calibrate my subs separately is also a huge plus for me! This being my first Marantz product has made a huge first impression and will definitely consider them with my future needs! Audio Advisor has also been great to deal with. They offer fast shipping and expert advise on setup - not that I needed it, but at least it's there.
|- Mario S, FL|
Beautiful natural life like sound and overall amazing performance. Produces excellent sound and build-quality is second to none. One of the most beautiful looking processors out there and the remote is the best -honestly. Very balanced sound with especially clear mid range. Using these to power a 5.1 ELAC Uni-Fi setup and I feel it brings the best out of these speakers. The features set is OMG great. Highly recommended.
|- Leonard D, PA|
|Easier and Better Than I Was Expecting|
This unit is awesome! I was expecting the setup process to be overly complicated, but I was pleasantly surprised that the setup was intuitive even for a casual home user like myself.. The 7703 literally connected itself to my home WiFi via my iPhone. I have never had such an easy time of connecting a device; there was no manual entry of pass-codes or b.s. Speaker set up with the supplied microphone was less than 30 minutes and the sound quality, amazing! Haven't tried Dolby-Atmos yet. The real kicker is - you have to see this thing on 4K video - unbelievable images. Like nothing you're ever seen in your home before!
|- Hector N, FL|
Two weeks after purchasing and we have been so pleased with this unit. The setup was super simple and quick and the pre has wonderful sound, and flexibility. It can accommodate anything we throw at it and it truly is the best piece of kit out there for the money when it comes to sound and the full feature set. We used the included Audyssey room correction software for room tuning and it was amazingly good. I also love the way this looks too, it is sleek and not overstated; build quality seems very good to me. Both the remote and the control app work very well for us.
|- Masters P, GA|
Hooked up my pre-processor for one week. Just getting started. There is nothing like the 4K matching up to my 4K smart TV. This unit is more than expected. I have a natural concert hall in my home - or alternately an impressive movie theater. I bounce between both. Music streaming with the app is superb - worth the price of admission, alone.
|- Pierce, C.C., TX|
|Sorry I Can Only Give Five Stars!|
I replaced a much loved Onkyo home theater receiver with the Marantz to gain additional HDMI switching, more mutli-room capability, better music streaming and Dolby Atmos surround capability. The Marantz has not been a disappointment in any of these areas. It has performed brilliantly and, much to my suprised, sounds far better than the Onkyo. There isnt enough space here to go into all the great features and capability of this Marantz processor so let me be brief. Set up was interesting and fun - and not all the difficult. The Marantz has taken my home theater sound to an entirely new level of movie theater perfection - plus it now controls the sound in other rooms AND seemlessly streams all my low-res and high-res music files with superb fidelity. What's not to love here?
|- Trent Billings, CA|
|The Best Deal. Period.|
This has to be the best deal in high end A/V processors. I upgrade from the Marantz 7005 and the new 7703 offers stunning sonic and visual quality by comparison. 4K UHD movies are stunningly clear and with Atmos speakers, the 7703 puts you in the movie. Do not hesitate - run and order it now!
|- Marshall T.M., GA|
Great Processor! Replaced an Onkyo processor with this one, and what a difference! The overused phrase " lifted a veil off the music" actually happened! The music is so much clearer an "real", compared to the Onkyo. And this unit still has 7.1 analog ins, the only company that still has them Necessasary for conecting my legacy Quadriphonic sources also handy for Oppo Bluray analog outs.. Down side is It just BARELY has enough inputs, remote leaves a lot to be desired, and "Dolby Surround Upmix" is nowhere near as good as Dolby Prologic IIx at creating discreet surround upmixes.
|- John R, IL|