Marantz AV8003 SSP and MM8003 8-Channel Power Amplifier


Marantz AV8003 and MM8003 Review


The first receiver that I remember having in the house was a classic Marantz model. Unfortunately I was too young back then to realize the quality of that component, or even recognize the name, and at some point that receiver was replaced with a much more generic, mass market model with newer features. Marantz is still one of the most well known companies in high end audio and video today, and is still putting out high end components that are aimed at people who value performance over bells and whistles.


  • AV8003
  • Design: A/V Processor
  • Channels: 7.1; RCA and XLR Outputs for All Channels
  • Codecs: All Dolby Digital Codecs including Dolby TrueHD, All DTS Codecs including DTS-HD Master Audio
  • THX Ultra2 Certified
  • DACs: TI 32-bit 24/192 on All Channels
  • Three Additional Zones
  • Inputs: Four HDMI (1.3a), 3 Coaxial Digital, 4 Stereo Analog Audio Pairs (RCA/XLR for CD Player), 3 Optical, 4 S-Video, 4 Component Video, 2 Composite Video, 7.1 Audio
  • Outputs: RCA and XLR Audio, 2 HDMI, 1 Coaxial Digital, 1 Optical, 4 S-Video, 2 Component Video, 4 Composite Video, Trigger (to turn on other equipment)
  • Ethernet Connection for Playing Music and Video from DLNA sources
  • Dimensions: 7.5" H x 17.5" W x 15.25" D
  • Weight: 25.6 Pounds
  • MSRP: $2,600 USA
  • MM8003 Power Amplifier
  • Power Outut: 140 Watts RMS x 8 into 8 Ohms, All Channels Driven
  • THD+N: 0.08% at 8 Ohms
  • MFR: 8 Hz - 100 kHz, ± 3 dB
  • RCA and XLR inputs on All Channels
  • Dimensions: 7.5" H x 17.25" W x 15.25" D
  • Weight: 39.5 Pounds
  • MSRP: $2,400 USA