Marantz SR7012 vs Marantz SR6012

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Marantz SR7012 vs Marantz SR6012

Connections & Setup

I would like to share of my Marantz SR6012 vs Marantz SR7012 comparison. Both receivers have good performance, but SR7012 has a higher impedance and power per channel compared to SR6012, which directly implies to sound quality. The connection is simple due to a huge variety of inputs and outputs. The Audyssey MultEQ XT sound autotuning system makes all the settings depending on the room.

Design & Usability

The appearance of both devices is typical for the company Marantz. A minimalist design, two large knobs, and a round stylish display. The only design plus of the SR7012 versus SR6012 is the soft blue backlight around the display. In this Marantz SR6012 vs SR7012 review should be mentioned that a good designed menu helps users make any changes literally in seconds. After that, you can enjoy the crisp and deep sound due to support of Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and etc. If compare Marantz SR7012 vs Marantz SR6012 that that slight increase in overall power in the SR7012 allows it to be used as a great home theater device.

Marantz SR6012 review

Pros

  • A huge variety of wireless interfaces reveal wide possibilities of use.

Cons

  • Slow switch between inputs.
  • Heats up significantly during operation.

Marantz SR7012 review

Pros

  • It supports a 11.2 channel configurations.
  • The receiver has assignable amplification channels.

Cons

  • The Android app works unstable.
  • No Google Home support, a voice control has limitations.

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Marantz SR7012

Marantz SR7012 review

Dec 06, 2019

In 2017 Marantz announced the expansion of its latest home theater line with high-end SR7012 Network AV Receiver. The SR7012 is one of the first AV receivers on the market compatible with Amazon Alexa...

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Marantz SR6012

Marantz SR6012 review

Dec 13, 2019

Doing Marantz SR6012 review I found out that the 9.2-channel Marantz SR6012 receiver is able to truly engage in the world of three-dimensional sound, as it supports the DTS: X and Dolby Atmos formats ...

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Common

Product

Marantz SR7012
Marantz SR6012

Model

SR7012
SR6012

Brand

Marantz
Marantz

Reviews

48
26

Amplifier

Channels

11.2
9.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

125/8 20Hz-20KHz, 165/6 1KHz
110/8 20Hz-20KHz, 150/6 1KHz

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 6
8, 6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.05
0.08

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

192 KHz/24-bit
192 KHz/32-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

Audyssey MultEQ XT32
Audyssey MultEQ XT32

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

Hi-Res audio, Audyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey LFC
Audyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Compressed Audio Enhancer(MDAX2), Audyssey LFC, Hi-Res audio

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

2.4/5GHz
2.4/5GHz

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
1

DLNA

MHL

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay, AirPlay 2
AirPlay, AirPlay 2

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora
Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Sound Cloud

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

8/3
8/3

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)

HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

HDMI CEC

Digital content protection (HDCP)

HDCP 2.2
HDCP 2.2

Subwoofer output (LFE)

2
2

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

2
2

Coaxial digital input

2
2

Composite input

3
3

Component input/output

3/1
2/1

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

USB, HDMI, phones, setup mic, AUX
USB, HDMI, phones, setup mic, AUX

Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

4K signal pass-through

4K 60p
4K 60p

HDMI signal pass-through

3D signal pass-through

HDMI pass-through in standby mode

Video conversion

analog to HDMI
analog to HDMI

Analog to HDMI scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling

Dolby Vision

Other video features

x.v.Color, HLG, BT.2020
BT.2020, HLG

Additional features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI
Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI

App control

iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android, Amazon Kindle
iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android, Amazon Kindle

Display

colour OSD
colour OSD

Tuner

AM, FM
AM, FM

Sleep timer

Auto power off

ECO mode

Graphical user interface (GUI)

Setup assistant

Firmware update

network, USB
network, USB

Other additional features

IP Control
IP Control

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

3
2

Zone audio output

speaker, preout
speaker, preout

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

Marantz 2016 AVR Remote App, HEOS App
Marantz AVR Remote App

RS-232

1
1

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/0
1/0

DC trigger output (12V)

2
1

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Digital Plus

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Neural:X

DTS (other)

has not
DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS, DTS-Surround

Auro-3D

IMAX Enhanced

Multichannel stereo

Audio file formats

MP3

WMA

AAC

WAV

FLAC

ALAC

Other audio file formats

AIFF
has not

Power

Operational power consumption, W

710
680

Standby consumption, W

0.2
0.2

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.1 x 40.6 x 17.7/17.3 x 16.2 x 7.3
43.5 x 16.1 x 37.9/17 x 6.3 x 15.3

Weight, kg/lbs

14/31.1
12.7/28.2
Marantz SR7012
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Marantz SR7012
Marantz SR6012

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