Marantz SR7012 Review and Specs

Marantz SR7012In 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’s Smart Home Skill for entertainment devices and will support Alexa Multi-room functionality. More Marantz SR7012 specs in this Marantz SR7012 review.

Marantz SR7012 review

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Features

The 9.2-channel Marantz SR7012 model understands modern three-dimensional sound formats such as DTS: X, Dolby Atmos and Auro-3D. The new firmware will open access to the DTS Virtual: X format, which allows you to get 3D sound in any configuration, even when using only two channels. When using an AV receiver with soundtracks recorded in Dolby Atmos, you can use the 7.1.2- or 5.1.4-channel system without additional amplifiers or the 7.1.4-channel set, complemented by a stereo power amplifier. At the same time, the model is capable of delivering a power of 200 W / 6 Ohms per channel.

Design and build

The SR7012 has an attractive appearance, which hides a well-equipped unit. The device has developed functional capabilities and provides excellent sound quality, both when watching movies and when listening to music. The circuits use high-quality components, as well as proprietary discrete HDAM amplification modules with current feedback. Each channel has a 32-bit AKM DAC, which guarantees optimum accuracy and wide dynamic range.

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Connectivity

On board there is dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and AirPlay. The device received eight HDMI inputs (one integrated into the front panel) supporting 4K (60 Hz), HDCP 2.2, Dolby Vision, HDR video and HLG (HDR for TV broadcasts). There are three HDMI outputs, one of which, after updating the software, will be able to work with the extended eARC return channel, allowing Dolby Atmos and other similar formats to be transmitted.

Setup

An important feature of the Marantz SR7012 is the support of the HEOS wireless multiroom system, as well as streaming content from TuneIn, Spotify Connect, Tidal Deezer and other web services on HEOS devices. Alexa voice assistant is available, which makes controlling the receiver even more comfortable.

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Because of the modern user friendly UI and system setup, I was able to have it up and running and calibrated pretty quickly
  • Speaking of remotes, the included remote is well laid out and has on demand back lighting which is very welcome

Cons

  • Only one of the two HDMI outputs will work at a time

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Common features

Product

Marantz SR7012

Model

SR7012

Brand

Marantz

Reviews

59

Amplifier

Channels

11.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

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

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.05

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

192 KHz/24-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

Audyssey MultEQ XT32

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

Hi-Res audio, Audyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey LFC

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

2.4/5GHz

USB

1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1

DLNA

MHL

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay, AirPlay 2

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

8/3

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)

HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

HDMI CEC

Digital content protection (HDCP)

HDCP 2.2

Subwoofer output (LFE)

2

Headphone output

1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

2

Coaxial digital input

2

Composite input

3

Component input/output

3/1

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

USB, HDMI, phones, setup mic, AUX

Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

4K signal pass-through

4K 60p

HDMI signal pass-through

3D signal pass-through

HDMI pass-through in standby mode

Video conversion

analog to HDMI

Analog to HDMI scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling

Dolby Vision

Other video features

x.v.Color, HLG, BT.2020

Additional features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI

App control

iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android, Amazon Kindle

Display

colour OSD

Tuner

AM, FM

Sleep timer

Auto power off

ECO mode

Graphical user interface (GUI)

Setup assistant

Firmware update

network, USB

Other additional features

IP Control

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

3

Zone audio output

speaker, preout

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

Marantz 2016 AVR Remote App, HEOS App

RS-232

1

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/0

DC trigger output (12V)

2

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital Plus

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Neural:X

DTS (other)

has not

Auro-3D

IMAX Enhanced

Multichannel stereo

Audio file formats

MP3

WMA

AAC

WAV

FLAC

ALAC

Other audio file formats

AIFF

Power

Operational power consumption, W

710

Standby consumption, W

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

Weight, kg/lbs

14/31.1
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