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Marantz AV8801

Marantz AV8801
alaScore 88

34 reviews

Nov, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 reviews of Marantz AV8801. The average rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers for all reviews. Comments about the reliability and design are on the whole positive. The price and usability also get good feedback. There are some mixed opinions about the size.

usability, price, design, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Receivers & Amplifiers the Marantz AV8801 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 user reviews of Marantz AV8801 from The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers on Reviewers are impressed by the design and reliability. The price and usability also get good views. Views are divided on the size.

usability, price, reliability, design

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Marantz AV8801 Home Theater PreamplifierMarantz AV8801 11.2 channel Home Theater Preamplifier/ProcessorMarantz ZR6001SP Receiver/client Package (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity (

Marantz AV8801 11.2 Surround Sound Processor (SSP)


During my review time with the AV8801, Secrets' Dr. David Rich has had the opportunity to thoroughly review the service manual for the AV8801 and his findings have lead us to ask Marantz some tougher questions about the components that make up the...

Dec, 2013

Expert review by: Brian Kahn (

Marantz AV8801 AV Processor


Marantz delivers again with a very strong entry into the marketplace. Our Brian Kahn loves it, and can only think of one thing that it is missing . . .

Mar, 2014

Consumer review by: Aaron (

Great preamplifier processor


I really love this preamplifier, I bought it to replaced my Denon 4311ci . Wow it's much different,..

Mar, 2015

Consumer review by: ChOy (

Great Pre-Amp For its Price


Nice to be back to a separate setup. Replaced my Pioneer Elite receiver and there is a big difference in audio quality. Even better than my Parasound pre-amp.

Jun, 2014

Consumer review by: chingon510 (

The missing piece to complete my system


I have had this unit since it first came out and has been one of the best purchases I have ever made. I have gone through a number of AV receivers from Sony ES to Denon and glad I made the jump in going to separates. I was torn at first on either...

Oct, 2013

Product Specifications


AirPlay: Yes
DLNA certified: Yes


Ethernet: Yes
iPod Control:Direct Control
USB Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No

General Features

3D: No
4K Passthrough / Upscaling:4K Upscaling
Loudspeakers: No


Dolby / DTS:Dolby True HD / DTS HD