Marantz SR7011 vs Marantz SR8012

Marantz SR8012 vs Marantz SR7011: what to choose?

Marantz SR8012 vs Marantz SR7011

Two similar models from the first sight, but if to go deeper Marantz SR8012 vs Marantz SR7011 have more various options and gain their popularity equally.

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Features & Performance

Marantz SR8012 vs Marantz SR7011 back

Let us compare the features of SR8012 and SR701. They both use Audyssey MultEQ XT32 for the room equalization and includes Audyssey LFC (Low-Frequency Containment) which dynamically monitors the audio content and removes low frequencies and Audyssey Dynamic EQ which provides tonal balancing at any volume level. There’s also the option for discrete subwoofers and the level and delay can be adjusted for each one separately. One of the best features on the SR7011 is the inclusion of the HEOS multiroom system which, depending on where you live, provides access to a wide range of music services.

Connections & Setup

Marantz SR7011 vs Marantz SR8012 has 9 channels compared to the 11 channels of SR8012 and SR7011 has a lower RMS power (125) compared to the Marantz SR8012. The Marantz SR7011 and the Marantz SR8012 have the same total harmonic distortion of 0.05 %. Moreover, the Marantz SR7011 and the Marantz SR8012 both have a minimum impedance of 4 ohms.

Both Marantz SR8012 and SR7011 have an option to be connected to the Internet, but also both of them aren’t MHL-compatible, yet SR7011 has the built-in tuner, but SR8012 doesn’t. Concerning the connectivity Marantz SR8012 vs SR7011 have the surround system, they have 8 HDMI inputs and the Dolby Atmos. The SR8012 doesn’t have the USB-iPhone if to compare it to SR7011, which can be connected to iPhones, Ipads and other Apple products via Airplay.

Design

The design of Marantz SR7011 vs SR8012 is similar. Whatever you choose you’ll get the two-tone effect with the matte curved sides and a brushed metal central section. On the left-hand side is a large input dial with the power button beneath it and on the right is a large volume dial. In between the two dials is an attractive circular display with a blue light around the outside.

Marantz SR8012 pros & cons

Pros:

  • The Audyssey room calibration works flawlessly.
  • The alive sound from the receiver performance.

Cons:

  • Lack of a built-in tuner.
  • Lack of the USB iPhone.

Marantz SR7011 pros & cons

Pros:

  • Good productivity.
  • Compatible price.
  • There are built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

Cons:

  • Just 9 channels versus Marantz SR8012.

Marantz SR7011

Marantz SR7011 review

May 20, 2019

Marantz SR7011 manages to charm everyone with lots of features it has. Amazing 8 audio formats recognition, all Dolby decoders built-in (even including latest Dolby TrueHD and Dolby Digital Plus) and...

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Marantz SR8012

Marantz SR8012 review

Oct 01, 2018

Despite the fact, that a Marantz SR8012 is regarded as a receiver, it doesn't have an integrated tuner, so from a technical standpoint, it is an AV amplifier. At the same time, after checking the Mar...

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Common

Product

Marantz SR7011
Marantz SR8012

Model

SR7011
SR8012

Brand

Marantz
Marantz

Rating

4.3 of 5
4.3 of 5

Reviews

47
10

Amplifier

Total output power

1100 W
1200 W

Output power per channel

125 W
140 W

Output impedance per channel

4 Ohm
4 Ohm

Frequency response

20 Hz-20 kHz
20 Hz-20 kHz

Total harmonic distortion

0.08 %
0.05 %

Number of channels

9
11

Signal-to-noise ratio

108 dB
110 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
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
3

Optical digital inputs

2
2

Coaxial digital inputs

2
2

HDMI inputs

8
8

HDMI outputs

3
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

Dolby Surround
Dolby Digital, Dolby Atmos

Surround system class

9.2 channel
11.2 channel

Digital content protection

HDCP 2.2
HDCP 2.2

Clock

Built-in clock

Sleep timer

Power device

Operational power consumption

710 W
700 W

Standby power consumption

0.5 W
0.3 W

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Dimensions

15.8 x 17.3 x 7.3 inches
18.1 x 17.1 x 7.5 inches

Weight

30.4 pounds
40 pounds
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