Onkyo TX-RZ820 vs Marantz SR6012

Choosing your receiver: Marantz SR6012 vs Onkyo TX-RZ820

Marantz SR6012 vs Onkyo TX-RZ820

Onkyo TX-RZ820 or Marantz SR6012?

Some people prefer having the all-in-one receiver, no matter which kind of person you are, by reading this article you can make a choice - Onkyo TX-RZ820 or Marantz SR6012.

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Features & Performance

Marantz SR6012 vs Onkyo TX-RZ820 back

In comparison with Marantz SR6012, Onkyo can’t read AAC audio files, unfortunately, however, its biggest advantage is how little electricity it consumes, no matter what – while operating or standby. So, if you are a person who looks after every single penny spends and doesn’t want to spend anything on not needed things, your obvious choice will be an Onkyo with only 0.1 W standby and 600 W operational power consumption. Furthermore, Onkyo also has greater frequency response range (5 Hz-100 kHz) and output power per channel, so that’s worth your money. On the other hands, Marantz has 9 channels versus Onkyo’s 7 only and has a better signal-to-noise ratio value of 108 dB. How noticeable for you this is – that’s up to you!

Connections & Setup

Both av receivers have a full set of connectivity interfaces, including wifi, IEEE and Bluetooth. If you need a lot to connect through, it would be wise to choose Marantz SR6012 as it has 8 HDMI inputs and 3 outputs compare to Onkyo TX-RZ820’s 7 inputs and 2 outputs. Also, be careful with Onkyo - there are some issues with HDMI signal cutting out with 4K sources, so if you have the latest smart TV, better to choose Marantz instead. Another my advice is to use an autocalibration with the Marantz one – they do include a microphone in the package that helps you to adjust the volume levels so just use.

Design

The biggest difference between this receivers is that you may notice from the first glance is the screen – Onkyo’s model has a large screen so you can see the mode running, the time and everything sitting on the sofa far away. With Marantz’s one, it will be quite tricky as a non-standard design of a screen as a circle leads to the inability to keep an eye on what’s going on from the distance.

Marantz SR6012 pros & cons

Pros:

  • Supports all known audio formats.
  • Has 3D pass-through signal processing for a real home cinema experience.

Cons:

  • No Auro 3D support.

Onkyo TX-RZ820 pros & cons

Pros:

  • DTS Play-Fi and FireConnect protocols are supported for best streaming and music experience.
  • X.v. Color is included.

Cons:

  • Requires quite a lot of space as it is large and heavy (31 pounds!).
  • Surround rear and height speakers can’t be used together at the same time.

Onkyo TX-RZ820

Onkyo TX-RZ820 review

Sep 25, 2018

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Marantz SR6012

Marantz SR6012 review

Oct 10, 2018

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Common

Product

Onkyo TX-RZ820
Marantz SR6012

Model

TX-RZ820
SR6012

Brand

Onkyo
Marantz

Rating

4.0 of 5
3.9 of 5

Reviews

106
24

Amplifier

Total output power

900 W
900 W

Output power per channel

130 W
110 W

Output impedance per channel

4 Ohm, 6 Ohm
4 Ohm

Frequency response

5 Hz-100 kHz
20 Hz-20 kHz

Total harmonic distortion

0.08 %
0.08 %

Number of channels

7
9

Signal-to-noise ratio

110 dB
108 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

3D pass-through

Upscaling via HDMI

up to 4K

Connector type

AV inputs

2
2

Optical digital inputs

2
2

Coaxial digital inputs

1
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

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
32bit / 192kHz

Surround sound effects

Virtual Cinema DSP
Dolby Digital, Dolby Atmos

Surround system class

7.2 channel
9.2 channel

Digital content protection

HDCP 2.2
HDCP 2.2

Clock

Built-in clock

Sleep timer

Power device

Operational power consumption

600 W
680 W

Standby power consumption

0.1 W
0.3 W

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Dimensions

15.6 x 17.1 x 7.9 inches
15.3 x 17.3 x 6.3 inches

Weight

31 pounds
28 pounds
Onkyo TX-RZ820
Marantz SR6012
Onkyo TX-RZ820
Marantz SR6012

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