Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A2080 vs Marantz SR7012

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.

Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A2080
Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A2080 review

Oct 10, 2018

Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A2080 is really able to become a part of a fantastic home theater. Such a receiver has everything for this. I truly enjoyed an opportunity to connect the three compatible displays ...

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Marantz SR7012 review

Dec 17, 2018

Marantz uses only high-quality components and materials to achieve the best sound. In this article, you will get to know about Marantz SR7012 specs. Equipped with proprietary Marantz HDAM modules and...

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Common

Product

Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A2080
Marantz SR7012

Model

AVENTAGE RX-A2080
SR7012

Brand

Yamaha
Marantz

Rating

4.7 of 5
4.0 of 5

Reviews

4
12

Functions

Digital player

Internet radio

Network audio player

Amplifier class

D

Audio formats

AAC

AIFF

Apple lossless

DSD

FLAC

MP3

WAV

WMA

Built-in decoders

DTS neural:X

DTS-HD master audio

DTS:X

Dolby atmos

Dolby digital plus

Dolby surround

Dolby true HD

Power device

Operational power consumption

710 W

Standby power consumption

0.1 W
0.2 W

Built-in display

Type

fluorescent
fluorescent

Colour

black
black

Amplifier

Total output power

1260 W
950 W

Output power per channel

140 W
125 Watt

Output impedance per channel

4 Ohm, 6 Ohm
8 Ohm

Frequency response

20 Hz-20 kHz
20 Hz-20 kHz

Total harmonic distortion

0.06 %
0.05 %

Number of channels

9
9

Signal-to-noise ratio

112 dB
105 dB

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

9
2

Optical digital inputs

3
2

Coaxial digital inputs

3
2

HDMI inputs

7
8

HDMI outputs

2
3

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 qty

40
40

Additional features

A-B speaker switch

AIR Studios monitor certification

Three-zone capability

X.v.Color

Advanced sound retriever (ASR) technology

Apple air-play support

Audio return channel (ARC)

Bi-amplifying

Deep color

MCACC Pro

Auto power off

Pure direct mode

Dual-zone capability

Smartphone remote control

Sound features

Sound output mode

Surround Sound
Surround Sound

Audio D/A converter

24bit / 192kHz
32bit / 192kHz

Surround sound effects

Virtual CINEMA
Theater-Dimensional Virtual Surround

Surround system class

9.2 channel
9.2 channel

Digital sound processor (DSP)

DSP preset qty

24
8

Digital content protection

HDCP 2.2
HDCP 2.2

Clock

Built-in clock

Sleep timer

Dimensions

Shipping size

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

Product weight

37.5 pounds
31.1 pounds

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  • 37.5
  • 30
  • 37.5Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A2080
  • 30Marantz SR7012

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