Marantz SR7012 vs Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A2080

Marantz SR7012 vs Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A2080 – A Matter Of Taste

Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A2080 vs Marantz SR7012

These AV receivers are pretty similar and so compete with each other. Marantz SR7012 vs Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A2080 is an affordable alternative. RX-A2080 costs about $200 more and is from a huge famous brand. SR7012 is cheaper but it has a three-zone capability.

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Features & Performance

Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A2080 vs Marantz SR7012 back

The AV receivers recognize the same audio formats: AIFF, AAC, MP3, FLAC, DSD, WAV, and WMA. AVENTAGE RX-A2080 has Dolby Atmos, Dolby digital plus, Dolby True HD, DTS-HD master audio and DTS:X.

Versus Marantz SR7012 that recognizes DTS neural:X, DTS-HD master audio, DTS:X, Dolby Atmos, Dolby true HD and the good old Dolby surround. AVENTAGE RX-A2080 needs a whopping 1260 W output power while Marantz needs only 950 W.

Connections & Setup

Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and IEEE are featured in both receivers. Also both have an HDMI passthrough and a 3D pass-through.

AVENTAGE RX-A2080 has 9 AV inputs, 3 Optical digital inputs, 3 Coaxial digital inputs, 7 HDMI inputs, 2 HDMI outputs, 2 Subwoofer outputs, 1 USB and 1 Phone input. Compare it to Marantz SR7012 that has 2 AV inputs, 2 Optical digital inputs, 2 Coaxial digital inputs, 8 HDMI inputs, 3 HDMI outputs, 2 Subwoofer outputs, 1 USB and 1 Phone input. Yamaha is giving you way more connectivity options, providing you need them all of course.

Design

Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A2080 vs Marantz SR7012 is like the old modern vs the new modern. Both have similar modern minimalistic stylish designs with a black matte metallic finish. Marantz has a cool eyehole shaped display while Yamaha has a regular rectangular one.

Marantz SR7012 pros & cons

Pros:

  • Works with Alexa.
  • The setup is very easy and the manual is clear even for an inexperienced person.
  • Really good quality, all connections worked with no glitches.

Cons:

  • The customer service is very hard to reach.
  • Some users have reported glitches but I have never experienced any.
  • The front panel controls are not smooth, but they are rarely used anyway.

Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A2080 pros & cons

Pros:

  • You have the amazing Yamaha quality.
  • A lot of technology to play with and to align, very cool if you are into that kind of things but not good for beginners.
  • It has a built-in AI that is really useful and once you activate the feature you will have a noticeable difference.

Cons:

  • Does now work with Alexa.
  • Really expensive, 1.2k regular retail price.
  • Power consuming, mind your electricity bill.

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Common

Product

Marantz SR7012
Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A2080

Model

SR7012
AVENTAGE RX-A2080

Brand

Marantz
Yamaha

Rating

4.4 of 5
4.8 of 5

Reviews

42
7

Amplifier

Total output power

950 W
1260 W

Output power per channel

125 Watt
140 W

Output impedance per channel

8 Ohm
4 Ohm, 6 Ohm

Frequency response

20 Hz-20 kHz
20 Hz-20 kHz

Total harmonic distortion

0.05 %
0.06 %

Number of channels

9
9

Signal-to-noise ratio

105 dB
112 dB

Functions

Digital player

Internet radio

Network audio player

Audio formats

AAC

AIFF

Apple lossless

FLAC

MP3

WAV

WMA

Built-in decoders

DTS:X

Dolby Atmos

Dolby digital plus

Dolby surround

Dolby true HD

Built-in display

Type

fluorescent
fluorescent

Colour

black
black

Connectivity interfaces

Bluetooth

Wi-Fi

IEEE 802.3

IEEE 802.3u

Signal processing

HDMI 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 pass-through

Upscaling via HDMI

up to 4K
up to 4K

Connector type

AV inputs

2
9

Optical digital inputs

2
3

Coaxial digital inputs

2
3

HDMI inputs

8
7

HDMI outputs

3
2

Optical digital outputs

has not
has not

Coaxial digital outputs

has not
has not

Subwoofer outputs

2
2

USB

1
1

Phones

1
1

Media content source

Bluetooth

Network

USB-host

Radio

Tuner type

digital
digital

Tuner bands

AM/FM
AM/FM

Preset station

40
40

Additional features

A-B speaker switch

Three-zone capability

Advanced sound retriever (ASR) technology

Apple air-play support

Audio return channel (ARC)

Bi-amplifying

Auto power off

Pure direct mode

Dual-zone capability

Smartphone remote control

Sound features

Audio D/A converter

32bit / 192kHz
24bit / 192kHz

Surround sound effects

Theater-Dimensional Virtual Surround
Virtual CINEMA

Surround system class

9.2 channel
9.2 channel

Digital content protection

HDCP 2.2
HDCP 2.2

Clock

Built-in clock

Sleep timer

Power device

Operational power consumption

710 W

Standby power consumption

0.2 W
0.1 W

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Dimensions

15.8 x 17.3 x 7.3 inches
18.7 x 17.1 x 7.6 inches

Weight

31.1 pounds
37.5 pounds
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