Marantz SR8012 vs Yamaha RX-A3070BL

Marantz SR8012
vs
Yamaha RX-A3070BL

An affordable AV receiver is always a good option to consider, so Marantz SR8012 vs Yamaha RX-A3070BL comparison definitely makes sense. The SR8012 has 11.2 channels amplifier and the RX-A3070BL 9.2 channels. Both receivers have support for Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format. The surround sound technology DTS:X is supported by devices. We have evaluated both AV receivers, SR8012 has an overall score of 9.5 out of 10 vs 8.7 out of 10 for RX-A3070BL.

Advantages Marantz SR8012 over Yamaha RX-A3070BL

  • Has an A/B switch for the front speakers
  • HDMI eARC features compatible
  • IMAX Enhanced certification

Advantages Yamaha RX-A3070BL over Marantz SR8012

  • Delivers 165W/8Ohm (2 channel driven) vs 140W/8Ohm

Common strengths

  • Bi-amp capability
  • Pure direct/Straight decode mode is enabled
  • Phono (MM) input
  • Dolby Vision compatible
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Rating 5 5

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Marantz SR8012

Marantz SR8012 review

Dec 06, 2019

Experience the pinnacle of Marantz excellence with the new flagship SR8012, the company's first 11.2-channel receiver that sets new standards. Immerse yourself in immersive surround sound with Dolby ...

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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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Common

Product

Marantz SR8012
Yamaha RX-A3070BL

Model

SR8012
RX-A3070BL

Brand

Marantz
Yamaha

Reviews

16
53

Amplifier

Channels

11.2
9.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

140/8 20Hz-20KHz, 175/6 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/32-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

Audyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Hi-Res audio
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, TuneIn Radio
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

4
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

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

Additional features

Voice control

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

App control

iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android
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 AVR Remote App, HEOS App
MusicCast, AV Controller

RS-232

1
1

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/1
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)

DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS
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

has not
AIFF

Power

Operational power consumption, W

780
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 17.7 x 46.8/17.3 x 7.3 x 18.1
43.5 x 19.2 x 47.4/17 x 7.5 x 18.5

Weight, kg/lbs

17.2/38
19.6/43.2
Marantz SR8012
Yamaha RX-A3070BL
Marantz SR8012
Yamaha RX-A3070BL

AV receivers CHooseratoR comparison rating

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  • worse
  • 9.5
  • 8.7
  • 9.5Marantz SR8012
  • 8.7Yamaha RX-A3070BL

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