Marantz SR5012 review & specs

Marantz SR5012 review – Worth the Investment

Marantz SR5012

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.

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Design

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.

Characteristics

  • The manufacturer added HEOS to the system that offers access to the music either from the personal library or the internet radio, as well as the streaming services.
  • Besides, you can play the same track in two rooms simultaneously. Note that HEOS does not play music continuously unless the chosen files aren’t added to the queue.
  • The device is remarkable for the on-screen Setup Assistant that makes the AVR installation and configurations is a breeze.
  • There is a phono input for the turntable in the device.

Performance

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.

Sound Quality

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.

Connectivity

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.

Setup

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.

Conclusion

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.

Common features

Product

Marantz SR5012

Model

SR5012

Brand

Marantz

Rating

4.2 of 5

Reviews

15

Functions

Digital player

Internet radio

Network audio player

Amplifier class

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

320 W

Standby power consumption

0.15 W

Built-in display

Type

fluorescent

Colour

black

Amplifier

Total output power

700 W

Output power per channel

100 W

Output impedance per channel

4 Ohm

Frequency response

20 Hz-20 kHz

Total harmonic distortion

0.08 %

Number of channels

7

Signal-to-noise ratio

100 dB

Connectivity interfaces

Bluetooth

Wi-Fi

IEEE 802.3

IEEE 802.3u

Signal processing

HDMI pass-through

up to 4K

Video conversion/scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling, analog to HDMI up conversion

3D pass-through

Upscaling via HDMI

up to 4K

Connector type

AV inputs

2

Optical digital inputs

2

Coaxial digital inputs

2

HDMI inputs

8

HDMI outputs

2

Optical digital outputs

has not

Coaxial digital outputs

has not

Subwoofer outputs

2

USB

1

Phones

1

Media content source

Bluetooth

Network

USB-host

Radio

Tuner type

digital

Tuner bands

AM/FM

Preset station qty

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

Audio D/A converter

24bit / 192kHz

Surround sound effects

Theater-Dimensional Virtual Surround

Surround system class

7.2 channel

Digital sound processor (DSP)

DSP preset qty

10

Digital content protection

HDCP 2.2

Clock

Built-in clock

Sleep timer

Dimensions

Shipping size

13.6 x 17.3 x 6.3 inches

Product weight

22.1 pounds

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