This is extreme versatility purified. Not only does it perfectly and expertly handle any kind of high resolution audio format, it also streams music from almost any network device, including PC, Internet radio, Android devices, Windows 7 “Play to” as well as AirPlay from iTunes and iDevices. Superb quality is assured because all audio signals are fed into the Digital Signal Processor (DSP) via its own unique a path. This ensures that all channels are kept completely separate and that there is no chance of interfering ‘channel crosstalk’.

In addition, the 7.2 channel AV7701 further enhances audio quality by delicately handling all signals via the Marantz-own HDAMs in Current Feedback topology before being passed to the XLR outputs and separate power amp. The AV7701 also takes supreme care of 3D and 4k video signals via the seven HDMI inputs, even in stand-by mode, and sends them to the two HDMI output sockets or independently to the third HDMI output that’s dedicated for Multiroom application. Lower resolution video can be up-scaled to 4k too.

There is even a Phono MM input – ideal for those precious vinyls. It supports all the latest sound formats, including Audyssey DSX by using the 32-Bit SHARC DSP from Analog Devices and ensures that set-up and operation is quick and easy via the MultEQ XT auto-calibration and high resolution Graphic User Interface. It’s all there, just waiting to perform.