Marantz Pre-processor

Geoff4rfcGeoff4rfc Posts: 1,700
With @Landmonster doing his extensive search (Kudos BTW for getting it done), I started looking at other processors. My Integra has gone in a direction I'm not in favor of.

I've been looking at the Marantz Pre's and read a few unfavorable reviews regarding longevity.

Does anyone have any lengthy experience with: AV8802A and or the AV8805?

Many thanks!
Draggn' knee is exhilarating, 150mph wheel standers are pretty cool too

H.T.
SPEAKERS: RTiA9 x 4, CSiA6, FXiA6 x 4 AVR: Integra DTR-70.4 AMPS: Emotiva XPA-3, XPA-2 SUBS: Epik Empire x 2

SOURCE: Oppo 103 CABLES: nuthin fancy, some bought, some homemade but all are double and triple shielded

2CH
SPEAKERS: LSiM703 PRE Onkyo TX-NR 807 AMP XPA-2 SOURCE ERC-3 INTERCONNECTS Furez FZ162AA analog cable with R10BCS silver RCA's

EXPERIENCE: next to nothing, but I sure enjoy audio and video MY OPINION OF THIS HOBBY: I may not be a smart man, but I know what quicksand is

Comments

  • dolbyddolbyd Posts: 371
    My friend has a 2 year old 8802 no issues. My 7704 is also 2 years old. No issues.
    Main room- RTiA9 x4, CSiA6, in ceiling Atmos RT-70 x4, SVS PC 4000 x2, Marantz 7705, OPPO 203, Emotiva DR3 G3, Emotiva XPA-2 G3, Emotiva XPA-5 G3, Emotiva X300, Sony 75" 940E, Panasonic Plasma VT50, PS Audio Power Port X2, Perfect Wave AC-5 x8, Douglas jumpers, SVS Ultra speaker cables, Transparent IC, Furman PFi20 W/Cullen cable, SoildSteel S4-4 rack, GIK room treatments

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  • Geoff4rfcGeoff4rfc Posts: 1,700
    dolbyd wrote: »
    My friend has a 2 year old 8802 no issues. My 7704 is also 2 years old. No issues.

    Thank you for the reply. The gist so far is that at the 3 year mark, it decides to take a rest. I hope yours goes past the "3" mark I've read about.
    Draggn' knee is exhilarating, 150mph wheel standers are pretty cool too

    H.T.
    SPEAKERS: RTiA9 x 4, CSiA6, FXiA6 x 4 AVR: Integra DTR-70.4 AMPS: Emotiva XPA-3, XPA-2 SUBS: Epik Empire x 2

    SOURCE: Oppo 103 CABLES: nuthin fancy, some bought, some homemade but all are double and triple shielded

    2CH
    SPEAKERS: LSiM703 PRE Onkyo TX-NR 807 AMP XPA-2 SOURCE ERC-3 INTERCONNECTS Furez FZ162AA analog cable with R10BCS silver RCA's

    EXPERIENCE: next to nothing, but I sure enjoy audio and video MY OPINION OF THIS HOBBY: I may not be a smart man, but I know what quicksand is
  • ThortonThorton Posts: 1,230
    I haven’t looked in a little while, but I’ve never heard or read people having problems with Marantz longevity. I’m interested where you’re reading this? I had the AV8801 (predecessor to the AV8802A) for over 5 years and never had a problem. I’ve had the AV8805 now for over 1.5 years without a problem.
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    Source: Roon via ethernet to DAC interface
    DAC: Bricasti M1SE
    Pre/Pro: Marantz AV8805
    Tube Preamp Buffer: Tortuga TPB.V1
    Amp1: W4S MC-5, AMP2: W4S MMC-7
    Front: Salk SoundScape 8's, Center: Salk SoundScape C7
    Surround: Polk FXIA6, Surround Back: Polk RTIA9, Atmos: Polk 70-RT
    Subs: 2 - Rythmik F25's
    IC & Speaker Cables: Acoustic Zen, Wireworld, Signal Cable
    Power Cables: Acoustic Zen, Wireworld, PS Audio
    Room Treatments: GIK Acoustics
  • DaveHoDaveHo Posts: 2,333
    Onkyo has had reliability issues in the past with HDMI board failures. Wasn't aware of any issues with Marantz.
  • Mikey081057Mikey081057 Posts: 6,351
    I have had 0 issues with my AV 77XX Pre Pro's. I don't now or have not heard any negative issues with the 88XX models.
    My New Year's resolution is 3840 × 2160

    HT:Polk LSiM 706 LSiM 705's VR3 LSiM 703's LSiM 702's| Marantz AV7704 | Sunfire TGA-7401 | Oppo UDP 203 | Sony PS4 Pro| Directv Genie HD DVR | Samsung 75" Q8 QLED | SVS PB13 Ultra | MIT EXP 2's (Fronts & Center)

    ManCave: Parasound Halo A21 | Parsound Halo A52+ | Marantz AV7002 AV PrePro | Usher Dancer Mini-x DMD's | Usher BE-616 Center | SVS Ultra Surrounds | SVS SB4000 Sub | SVS SB2000 Sub | Oppo UDP 203 | MIT Shotgun S3's | PSAudio Stellar GCD | Music Hall MMF 5.3se TT w/ Soundsmith Carmen | Mytek Brooklyn DAC+ | Lumin U1 Mini | HP Elite Slice PC | ROON'd for life | Samsung 50" SUHD TV | Sony PS4

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  • Geoff4rfcGeoff4rfc Posts: 1,700
    Thorton wrote: »
    I haven’t looked in a little while, but I’ve never heard or read people having problems with Marantz longevity. I’m interested where you’re reading this? I had the AV8801 (predecessor to the AV8802A) for over 5 years and never had a problem. I’ve had the AV8805 now for over 1.5 years without a problem.

    I read these reviews on Amazon. One lasted 3 years, one had an HDMI failure at 2 years, and one poor fellow went through 3 units before getting it right.

    Of course MOST of the reviews are rave! Very satisfied customers overall.

    I've been eyeing the 8802A for a while now, LOVE the copper rear and the 8802A looks to suit my set up tastes!

    I certainly appreciate the feed back here!
    Draggn' knee is exhilarating, 150mph wheel standers are pretty cool too

    H.T.
    SPEAKERS: RTiA9 x 4, CSiA6, FXiA6 x 4 AVR: Integra DTR-70.4 AMPS: Emotiva XPA-3, XPA-2 SUBS: Epik Empire x 2

    SOURCE: Oppo 103 CABLES: nuthin fancy, some bought, some homemade but all are double and triple shielded

    2CH
    SPEAKERS: LSiM703 PRE Onkyo TX-NR 807 AMP XPA-2 SOURCE ERC-3 INTERCONNECTS Furez FZ162AA analog cable with R10BCS silver RCA's

    EXPERIENCE: next to nothing, but I sure enjoy audio and video MY OPINION OF THIS HOBBY: I may not be a smart man, but I know what quicksand is
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