The Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080 vs Marantz NR1200 comparison will be extremely helpful for people who want to get a great, powerful receiver with many functions.
The number of channels for receivers is different - 9.2 versus 2.0, respectively, for devices. In terms of power, there are differences, the AVENTAGE RX-A3080 has such a ratio W/Ohm - 150/8, 230/4, while the NR1200 has a power of 75/8, 100/6. The value of total harmonic distortion is also different, and for the AVENTAGE RX-A3080 it is 0.06%, but for the NR1200 it is 0.08%.
The manufacturer installed different DACs, the AVENTAGE RX-A3080 received the model ESS SABRE 384 KHz/32-bit, but the NR1200 is equipped with 192 KHz/32-bit. The Bi-amping function is implemented only in the Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080. Both Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080 and Marantz NR1200 can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing.
These units have the same Wi-Fi modules. Each of the receivers has a Bluetooth connector. Both devices can work with such Apple Music services: AirPlay, AirPlay 2. Access to the Spotify service is on each of the competitors. The number of available streaming services varies for receivers, the Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080 works with Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Sirius XM, Napster, Qobuz, but the Marantz NR1200 works with Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, TuneIn Radio.
The HDR10 function is present in each of the rivals. The quality of 4K/60Hz signal remains unchanged when transmitting from a source to a TV or projector via HDMI for both receivers. Signaling over HDMI in standby mode can provide the AVENTAGE RX-A3080 and the NR1200. Video scaling is only possible with the AVENTAGE RX-A3080. Operation with the Dolby Vision is only possible with the AVENTAGE RX-A3080.
The number of HDMI inputs/outputs varies depending on the receiver, the AVENTAGE RX-A3080 has 7/3, and the NR1200 has 5/1. HDMI Audio Return Channel is implemented in both devices. HDMI eARC is only supported by the AVENTAGE RX-A3080. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that each of the rivals can work with HDMI CEC. AVENTAGE RX-A3080 and NR1200 support the standard HDCP 2.3. Like most receivers, our models have a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player. For voice control in the AVENTAGE RX-A3080 is used Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, but in the NR1200 is used Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI. There is an ECO mode in either AV receiver. The Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080 and the Marantz NR1200 can be properly configured using the setup assistant.
A Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format is available only in the AVENTAGE RX-A3080. Only in the AVENTAGE RX-A3080 realized a DTS:X surround technology.