It’s strongly recommended to compare different receivers if you want to choose the best one: Marantz SR8012 vs Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080.
The number of channels for receivers is different - 11.2 versus 9.2, respectively, for devices. In terms of power, there are differences, the SR8012 has such a ratio W/Ohm - 140/8, 175/6, while the AVENTAGE RX-A3080 has a power of 150/8, 230/4. The value of total harmonic distortion is also different, and for the SR8012 it is 0.05%, but for the AVENTAGE RX-A3080 it is 0.06%.
The manufacturer installed different DACs, the SR8012 received the model 192 KHz/32-bit, but the AVENTAGE RX-A3080 is equipped with ESS SABRE 384 KHz/32-bit. Each of the compared opponents supports Bi-amping. Both Marantz SR8012 and Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080 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 Marantz SR8012 works with Deezer, TIDAL, TuneIn Radio, but the Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080 works with Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Sirius XM, Napster, Qobuz. 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 SR8012 and the AVENTAGE RX-A3080. Each of the devices can increase the resolution of the incoming video signal. Each of the participants of the comparison has a Dolby Vision.
The number of HDMI inputs/outputs varies depending on the receiver, the SR8012 has 8/3, and the AVENTAGE RX-A3080 has 7/3. HDMI Audio Return Channel is implemented in both devices. HDMI eARC is supported by the SR8012 and the AVENTAGE RX-A3080. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that each of the rivals can work with HDMI CEC. The SR8012 has support for the standard HDCP 2.2, compared to the AVENTAGE RX-A3080, which supports the standard HDCP 2.3. Like most receivers, our models have a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player.
Ability to create 3 Multi zones inherent in both AV receivers. For voice control in the SR8012 is used Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI, but in the AVENTAGE RX-A3080 is used Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant. There is an ECO mode in either AV receiver. The Marantz SR8012 and the Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080 can be properly configured using the setup assistant.
A Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format is available both models. A DTS:X surround technology is supported by devices from our comparison.