Marantz AV8805 vs Marantz AV7703

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AV8805 vs AV7703 comparison chart

Marantz AV8805 vs Marantz AV7703 review

Marantz AV8805
vs
Marantz AV7703

Being able to compare Marantz AV8805 and Marantz AV7703 gave us an insight into what of them would be better for home theater configuration. We estimated the compared receivers and both received a 9.4 out of 10 points. The release date of AV8805 is 2018, and AV7703 is 2016.

Main advantages Marantz AV8805 over Marantz AV7703

  • More channels, namely 13, makes this receiver more profitable than its 11-channel competitor.
  • Include HDMI eARC function.

Main advantages Marantz AV7703 over Marantz AV8805

  • We do not know advantages

Amplifiers

For the built-in amplifier, the models have rated 9 points out of 10.

AV8805
9
AV7703
9

The number of channels is equal to the number of possible connected speakers. The Marantz AV8805 supports 13.2-channels sound, but Marantz AV7703 supports a 11.2-channels configuration.

RMS stands for the actual power of the receiver. The higher this value, the louder the sound can be produced.

AV8805 AV7703
Channels13.211.2
Stereo power (RMS), W/OhmN/AN/A
Output impedance, OhmN/AN/A
Frequency response10Hz-100KHz10Hz-100KHz
THD in stereo, %0.080.08

Audio features

The score for audio features is 10 of 10 for both receivers.

AV8805
10
AV7703
10

Most receivers now come with a microphone included. It is with the help of this microphone that the auto-calibration system functions, which adjusts the sound of the receiver to the room.

AV8805 AV7703
Digital to analog converter (DAC)AK4490 384 KHz/32-bit192 KHz/32-bit
Bi-amping
Pure direct (straight)
Auto speaker calibrationAudyssey MultEQ XT32Audyssey MultEQ XT32
Speaker A/B switching
Other audio featuresAudyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Compressed Audio Enhancer(MDAX2), Hi-Res audioHi-Res audio, Audyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey LFC

Connectivity

The connectivity of competitors in our comparison is markedly different, Marantz AV8805 scored 8, and Marantz AV7703 scored 9 out of 10.

AV8805
8
AV7703
9

Bluetooth connection is now one of the main communication protocols for the receiver's control or even music broadcasting.

DLNA is the perfect way to use your local cloud storage to stream movies and music directly to a TV. You can use the DLNA protocol only with Marantz AV7703.

AV8805 AV7703
Wi-Fi2.4/5GHz
USB1 (USB 2.0)1 (USB 2.0)
Bluetooth
Ethernet (RJ45)11
DLNA
MHL

Streaming services

Now music streaming services are gaining more and more popularity. They allow users to listen to millions of songs by subscription.

AV8805 AV7703
Apple Music (AirPlay)AirPlay, AirPlay 2AirPlay, AirPlay 2
Amazon Music
Spotify
Other streaming servicesDeezer, TIDAL, Pandora, SiriusXM, TuneIn RadioDeezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, iHeart Radio, SiriusXM, Sound Cloud

Extensive connections

The presence of many connectors makes the receiver more versatile. But there are also narrowly targeted models, the number of connectors which are limited to a certain area of use. And when choosing their own receiver, users need to consider exactly your goals for using the receiver. For extensive connection, Marantz AV8805 got 10 points, but Marantz AV7703 received 9 points.

AV8805
10
AV7703
9

Competitors in our review have 8/3 HDMI inputs and outputs.

HDMI eARC is the next step in the development of audio return channel technology, which works in conjunction with HDMI 2.1. Using eARC provides the highest sound quality for home audio systems. HDMI eARC is available only on Marantz AV8805.

AV8805 AV7703
HDMI input/output8/38/3
HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)
HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)
HDMI CEC
Digital content protection (HDCP)HDCP 2.2HDCP 2.2
Subwoofer output (LFE)22
Headphone output1 x 6.31 x 6.3
Optical digital input22
Coaxial digital input22
Composite input43
Component input/output3/13/1
Phono (MM) input
Front panel connectorsUSB, HDMI, phones, setup mic, AUXUSB, HDMI, phones, setup mic, AUX
Multi channel preamp output

Video features

The AV receiver is the heart of the home theater. And in this case, support for all current video formats ensures the best user experience, so it is very important to consider this when choosing a device. Video features of the AV8805 were rated 9 out of 10 against the 10 for the AV7703.

AV8805
9
AV7703
10

AV8805 AV7703
HDR (High Dynamic Range)
4K signal pass-through4K/60Hz4K/60Hz
8K signal pass-through
HDMI signal pass-through
3D signal pass-through
HDMI pass-through in standby mode
Video conversionanalog to HDMIanalog to HDMI
Analog to HDMI scaling
HDMI to HDMI scaling
Dolby Vision
Other video featuresDeepColor, x.v.Color, BT.2020, HLGx.v.Color, BT.2020

Additional features

In terms of evaluating additional features, both receivers received a score of 10 out of 10.

AV8805
10
AV7703
10

AV8805 AV7703
Voice controlAmazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AIAmazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI
App controliPhone, iPad, iPod, AndroidiPhone, iPad, iPod, Android, Amazon Kindle
Displaycolour OSDcolour OSD
TunerAM, FMAM, FM
Sleep timer
Auto power off
ECO mode
Graphical user interface (GUI)
Setup assistant
Firmware updatenetwork, USBnetwork, USB
Other additional featuresIP Control, Web ControlIP Control

Multi-room

As the center of a home media system, each multichannel receiver has an additional set of terminals for connecting the second set of speakers to create additional audio space in Zone 2 or even Zone 3 where audio can have the separate source.

AV8805 AV7703
Multi-room zones33
Zone audio outputpreoutpreout
Zone HDMI output
Multi-room controlMarantz AVR Remote App, HEOS AppMarantz 2016 AVR Remote App, HEOS App
RS-23211
Remote control input/output (IR)1/11/0
DC trigger output (12V)22

Multichannel surround

Marantz AV8805 got 10 points for the multichannel surround sound and Marantz AV7703 got 9.

AV8805
10
AV7703
9

Each of these devices has Auro-3D on its feature list.

IMAX Enhanced is a licensing and certification program under which home theater devices deliver crisp 4K HDR pictures and powerful sound as it was designed by the IMAX engineers. Only the AV8805 licensed by IMAX.

AV8805 AV7703
Dolby Atmos
Dolby TrueHD
Dolby Surround
Dolby (other)Dolby Digital PlusDolby Digital Plus
DTS:X
DTS HD Master
DTS Virtual:X
DTS Neural:X
DTS (other)DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS, DTS-Surroundhas not
Auro-3D
IMAX Enhanced
Multichannel stereo
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