Marantz SR7012 vs Yamaha RX-A3070BL

Marantz SR7012 vs Yamaha RX-A3070BL

Marantz SR7012 review

The Marantz SR7012 works with modern 3D sound formats such as DTS: X, Dolby Atmos, and Auro-3D. The device works with 4K resolution and can even scale the analog video to Ultra HD. The model is capable of delivering a power of 125 W (8 Ohms) per channel versus 165 W per channel in Yamaha RX-A3070BL. Onboard there is dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and AirPlay. Through the USB port on the front panel and on the local network, Hi-Res-audio playback is available. To calibrate the speakers connected to the Marantz SR7012, the effective Audyssey MultEQ XT32 system is used.

Marantz SR7012

Yamaha RX-A3070BL review

The Yamaha RX-A3070 is available to support a full 7.2.4 Dolby Atmos. This receiver is based on the ESS Sabre ES9026PRO DAC. It is an eight-channel, 32-bit unit. In the comparison, Marantz SR7012 vs Yamaha RX-A3070BL, the RX-A3070BL has a huge advantage – bi-amping support which positively affects sound quality. The standard protocols such as Bluetooth, AirPlay, and wi-fi streaming are on board and can transmit hi-res audio. The Yamaha RX-A3070 is well specified on both movies and music fronts. There’s native support for a few more streaming services – Spotify Connect, Tidal, and Deezer.

Yamaha RX-A3070BL

Marantz SR7012 pros and cons

Pros

  • The new firmware will open access to the DTS Virtual: X format
  • The circuits use high-quality components, as well as proprietary discrete HDAM amplification modules with current feedback

Cons

  • Spotify does not work through a connected mobile device

Yamaha RX-A3070BL pros and cons

Pros

  • The unit has a built-in MusicCast module
  • Amazon Alexa support is available

Cons

  • The receiver does not have an on-screen setup wizard

Yamaha RX-A3070BL

Yamaha RX-A3070BL review

Sep 23, 2019

The Yamaha RX-A3070BL review will consider all the latest innovations in the field of multimedia entertainment that is collected in the top model from Yamaha. Unlike most competitors in this class,...

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Product

Marantz SR7012
Yamaha RX-A3070BL

Model

SR7012
RX-A3070BL

Brand

Marantz
Yamaha

Rating

4.5 of 5
4.5 of 5

Reviews

44
39

Amplifier

Total output power, W

950 W
725 W

Output power per channel, W

125 Watt
150 W, 165 W, 230 W

Output impedance, Ohm

8 Ohm
8 Ohm

Frequency response

20 Hz-20 kHz
20 Hz-20 kHz

Total harmonic distortion, THD

0.05 %
0.06 %

Channels

9
9

Signal-to-noise ratio

105 dB
110 dB

Connectivity interfaces

Bluetooth

Wi-Fi

Ethernet (RJ45)

USB

Connector type

HDMI inputs

8
8

HDMI outputs

3
2

AV inputs

2
2

Optical digital inputs

2
3

Optical digital outputs

has not
has not

Coaxial digital inputs

2
3

Coaxial digital outputs

has not
has not

Subwoofer outputs

2
2

USB

1
1

Phones

1
1

Sound features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

32bit / 192kHz
24bit / 192kHz

Digital content protection

HDCP 2.2
HDCP 2.2

Additional features

Speaker A/B switching

Dual-zone capability

Three-zone capability

Bi-amping

Pure direct

Advanced sound retriever (ASR)

Audio return channel (ARC)

Smartphone remote control

Apple Air-play support

Signal processing

HDMI signal pass-through

up to 4K
up to 4K

Video conversion/scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling, analog to HDMI up conversion
HDMI to HDMI scaling, analog to HDMI up conversion

3D signal pass-through

Audio formats

MP3

WMA

AAC

AIFF

WAV

FLAC

Built-in decoders

DTS:X

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Built-in display

Type

fluorescent
fluorescent

Radio

Tuner bands

AM/FM
AM/FM

Number of preset station

40
40

Clock

Built-in clock

Sleep timer

Power device

Operational power consumption, W

710 W
380 W

Standby consumption, W

0.2 W
0.1 W

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D

15.8 x 17.3 x 7.3 inches
18.6 x 17.1 x 7.5 inches

Weight

31.1 pounds
39.9 pounds
Marantz SR7012
Yamaha RX-A3070BL
Marantz SR7012
Yamaha RX-A3070BL

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  • 21.7
  • 17.3
  • 21.7Marantz SR7012
  • 17.3Yamaha RX-A3070BL

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