The amazing sound quality should be mentioned in this Marantz SR5012 review first. The device is rammed full of techs for making it crisp and immersive – Dolby Surround, Dolby Atmos, and DTS:X. The device handles the sound as well as the movie. The compatibility with Ultra HD TVs provides the great video performance. Besides, the AV is able to increase the video processing due to the 4K upscaling.
It looks like top-notch quality and the plugs location are well thought out. The only gripe is the too small display on the front panel.
Conversion to component video to HDMI makes playing games enjoyable, but there could be some difficulties with the older consoles. Bluetooth connection does glitch sometimes. As for Wi-Fi, it provides the flawless connection even in the loaded networks. The AV is able to work with the low consumption power because the brand eco mode saves energy.
It is convenient to use the Marantz app for volume and input switching instead of its remote. However, the EQ adjustments are not customized.
The device is equipped with 7 discrete modular amplifiers with the feedback on current provide the clear dynamic sound with advanced bandwidth. Besides, it has a decent power of 100W per channel that is enough for the large spaces. The Dynamic Volume tech equalizes the volume level real-time and Dynamic EQ corrects the frequency class to make to sound perfect even if the volume is low.
TV set up via optical and playing music from the mobile device is a breeze. The interaction with other components and systems is flawless. You get the enhanced Direct TV reception, it’s great for 4K DVDs and 4K streams from Amazon Fire stick and Apple TV.
There are pre-amp outputs for all channels in the device. It is possible to use this as a pre-amp processor.
The connection with the wireless speakers is possible to use them in the patio.
One of the greatest Marantz SR5012 specs is the possibility to use the initial setup with Audyssey and adjust the sounds of each speaker manually.
It is possible to do tweaks to the sound levels right on the screen. The stereo toggle from Comcast to the TV apps automatically. In general, all setups are easy, they require some time (near two hours) to do them all though.
The amp gives much power with low distortion, and the opportunity to install speakers in other rooms or even outdoors. It is able to give the needed power and more channels to those who have new Atmos systems. It integrates with the TV sound seamlessly. The AV is not a perfect choice for those who use Bluetooth very often. However, it is a great device at an affordable price and it is able to make the sound great in the large rooms.