Marantz 8801 no sound, worth fixing or replace.


Last night during TV viewing all of a sudden the audio dropped to nothing, no blinking lights, no loud bang, pop or click, silence. All digital inputs produce a minor hum that gets louder as gain is increased. The pure/direct mode with analog inputs produces audio fine, but when I select "stereo" or any processed affect, no sound.
So sounds like something bit the bullet.  Love the sound of this unit for 5.2 50/50 movie 2 channel, not into more channels than that. My question is repair it or replace it?
Any advice or opinion is greatly appreciated.
Thanks
Steve
valgolfs
Unplug the unit from the wall overnight.  Plug back in and see if it works.  Sometimes Logic ICs get "stuck" and this will reset them.
Thanks mofimadness, will try it.
Fingers crossed
So, did Mofi's suggestion work for you?
 My 8801 took a dump a while ago, the hdmi card is known for all sorts of issues. This also happened to my 8800 so Marantz will fix it if it's within the 3 year warranty, if not expect to pay $500+
mine died the day before the warrant was out🤓

Hi Valgolfs,

As is the case with all A/V gear, if it's fairly new but out of warranty, try to get it repaired first (no need to throw away good gear that just needs a tune-up), but if it's going to cost more than a couple hundred bucks, I'd take the stance that it doesn't make good sense to reinvest in old tech when you can just apply that amount towards something new and cutting edge. If you can't breath new life into your AV8801 and you decide to upgrade, let me know - I run a HT company out of Atlanta that serves customers nationwide, and would be happy to help you find a suitable replacement.

Best wishes,

David Campbell
President - Southern A/V Direct, LLC
404-948-8585
www.SouthernAVDirect.com
I'm late but if you still have the unit, try resetting the microprocessor as indicated on page 186 of the user manual.  1.Turn off the power using on/standby.  2) Press on/standby while simultaneously pressing game and sleep buttons.  3) Once the display starts flashing at intervals of about 1 second, release the two buttons.