Marantz SR7012 vs Yamaha RX-A3070BL

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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

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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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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

Reviews

51
46

Amplifier

Channels

11.2
9.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

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

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 6
8

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.05
0.06

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

192 KHz/24-bit
ESS SABRE PRO 192 KHz/24-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

Audyssey MultEQ XT32
YPAO

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

Hi-Res audio, Audyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey LFC
Compressed Music Enhancer, Virtual CINEMA FRONT, Extra Bass

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

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

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora
Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Sirius XM, Napster

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

8/3
8/2

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
3

Coaxial digital input

2
3

Composite input

3
4

Component input/output

3/1
2/0

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)

HDR10

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
DeepColor, x.v.Color

Additional features

Voice control

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

App control

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

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
has not

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

3
3

Zone audio output

speaker, preout
speaker, preout

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

Marantz 2016 AVR Remote App, HEOS App
MusicCast, AV Controller

RS-232

1
1

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/0
1/1

DC trigger output (12V)

2
2

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 Neo:6 Cinema, DTS Neo:6 Music, DTS 96/24, DTS-EXPRESS

Auro-3D

IMAX Enhanced

Multichannel stereo

Audio file formats

MP3

WMA

AAC

WAV

FLAC

ALAC

Other audio file formats

AIFF
AIFF

Power

Operational power consumption, W

710
490

Standby consumption, W

0.2
0.1

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 19.2 x 47.4/17 x 7.5 x 18.5

Weight, kg/lbs

14/31.1
19.6/43.2
Marantz SR7012
Yamaha RX-A3070BL
Marantz SR7012
Yamaha RX-A3070BL

AV receivers CHooseratoR comparison rating

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  • 9.4
  • 8.7
  • 9.4Marantz SR7012
  • 8.7Yamaha RX-A3070BL

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