Marantz SR7012 vs Marantz SR5013

Marantz SR5013 vs SR7012 – which one suits you better?

Marantz SR5013 vs Marantz SR7012

Having had an opportunity to test Marantz SR7012 vs SR5013, I’d like to share my impression here to facilitate your choice of a new receiver.

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Features & Performance

Marantz SR5013 vs Marantz SR7012 back

The model SR7012 is definitely better, it is more powerful and there are more channels. If we compare power – SR7012 is 950 W, while that of the SR5013 is 700 W. The Marantz SR5013 can convert analog signals to digital form and scale video with SD resolution up to HD / 4K UltraHD, allowing you to breathe new life into old recordings.

Being one step above the SR7012 delivers exceptional sound and video quality through its 9 channels, full 4K UltraHD support, HEOS integration and a full range of exciting audio formats, including Dolby Atmos, DTS: X and Auro-3D.

Connections & Setup

With support for the standard HDCP 2.2 g, both receivers can play 4K resolution video on a monitor connected via HDMI. Also, the devices have 4 HDMI inputs but Marantz SR7012 versus SR5013 has 3 HDMI output.

Marantz SR7012 is equipped with a variety of software products designed to adjust the sound. In particular, sound calibration depending on the characteristics of the room is performed using the AccuEQ interface. With modest equipment, SR5013 is endowed with the most important: an excellent block of amplifiers and decoders of the most popular formats of multi-channel audio tracks. This is quite enough for the enjoyment of movie screenings in a normal living room.

Both models support the integration of Amazon Home Entertainment Skill, which allows using voice commands through Alexa.

Design

It is very difficult to compare two similar receivers. Marantz SR5013 characterized by excellent workmanship. The design of both devices is traditional and recognizable. These receivers have the same sleek, well-defined design. Buttons and knobs look pretty attractive. Extra wires are not present, the wiring is made very carefully, and the transformer is securely screwed to the base.

Marantz SR5013 pros & cons

Pros:

  • Eco Smart Mode reduces power consumption without sacrificing sound quality.

Cons:

  • It's very hot, so you have to spend more money on the cooling system.

Marantz SR7012 pros & cons

Pros:

  • The quality of the voice in the video is very clear.
  • The presence of three HDMI outputs allows you to use not only TVs and projectors in the main listening room but also a separate display in another part of the house with an independent source.

Cons:

  • Spotify does not work through this device without a smartphone or tablet.

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Common

Product

Marantz SR7012
Marantz SR5013

Model

SR7012
SR5013

Brand

Marantz
Marantz

Rating

4.4 of 5
5.0 of 5

Reviews

33
2

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
650 W

Standby power consumption

0.2 W
0.2 W

Built-in display

Type

fluorescent
fluorescent

Colour

black
black

Amplifier

Total output power

950 W
700 W

Output power per channel

125 Watt
100 W

Output impedance per channel

8 Ohm
8 Ohm

Frequency response

20 Hz-20 kHz
20 Hz-20 kHz

Total harmonic distortion

0.05 %
0.08 %

Number of channels

9
7

Signal-to-noise ratio

105 dB
100 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

2
8

Optical digital inputs

2
2

Coaxial digital inputs

2
2

HDMI inputs

8
8

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 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

32bit / 192kHz
24bit / 192kHz

Surround sound effects

Theater-Dimensional Virtual Surround
Theater-Dimensional Virtual Surround

Surround system class

9.2 channel
7.2 channel

Digital sound processor (DSP)

DSP preset qty

8

Digital content protection

HDCP 2.2
HDCP 2.2

Clock

Built-in clock

Sleep timer

Dimensions

Shipping size

15.8 x 17.3 x 7.3 inches
13.7 x 17.3 x 6.3 inches

Product weight

31.1 pounds
22.1 pounds

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