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Marantz Releases AV8003 Preamp and MM8003 Power Amp

AV8003 distributes audio and video to three zones in the home and features 1080p upscaling.


Marantz AV8003 preamplifier (top) and MM8003 power amp

Marantz is releasing its AV8003 networking A/V preamplifier and MM8003 multi-channel power amp.

The AV8003 is a multizone processor for 7.1-channel systems that distributes audio and video to three zones in the home through an Ethernet port. It features 1080p upscaling, a built-in digital media player and includes HDMI 1.3, Dolby True HD, DTS HD Master Audio and Deep Color technology.

The AV8003 also provides HD, XM and Sirius Satellite Radio (subscription needed for XM and Sirius).

The MM8003 can be used with either 7.1- or 5.1-channel systems. It's provides 140 watts with eight channels. The MM8003 also has XLR input terminals and output channel relay on/off control.

It also features a toroidal transformer, custom filter capacitors, and ultra-wide bandwidth current feedback technology.

Both the AV8003 ($2,599) and MM8003 ($2,399) come with a new copper chassis.

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