Marantz SR8012 vs Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080 review

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Marantz SR8012
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Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080

It’s strongly recommended to compare different receivers if you want to choose the best one: Marantz SR8012 vs Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080.

Amplifier

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 20Hz-20KHz, 175/6 1KHz, while the AVENTAGE RX-A3080 has a power of 150/8 20Hz-20KHz, 230/4 1KHz. 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%.

Audio features

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.

Connectivity

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 60p 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.

Extensive connections

The number of HDMI inputs/outputs varies depending on the receiver, the SR8012 has 8/3, and the AVENTAGE RX-A3080 has 7/3.Marantz SR8012 connectionsYamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080 connections 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.

Additional features

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.

Multichannel surround

A Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format is available both models. A DTS:X surround technology is supported by devices from our comparison.

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Product

Marantz SR8012
Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080

Model

SR8012
AVENTAGE RX-A3080

Brand

Marantz
Yamaha

Reviews

21
48

Amplifier

Channels

11.2
9.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

140/8 20Hz-20KHz, 175/6 1KHz
150/8 20Hz-20KHz, 230/4 1KHz

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 6
8, 4

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.05
0.06

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

192 KHz/32-bit
ESS SABRE 384 KHz/32-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

Audyssey MultEQ XT32
YPAO

Speaker A/B switching

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

2.4/5GHz
2.4/5GHz

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
1

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay, AirPlay 2
AirPlay, AirPlay 2

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Deezer, TIDAL, TuneIn Radio
Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Sirius XM, Napster, Qobuz

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

HDR10

4K signal pass-through

4K 60p
4K 60p

HDMI signal pass-through

3D signal pass-through

HDMI pass-through in standby mode

Video conversion

analog to HDMI

Analog to HDMI scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling

Dolby Vision

Other video features

BT.2020, HLG
DeepColor, x.v.Color, BT.2020, HLG

Additional features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI
Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant

App control

iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android
iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android

Display

colour OSD
colour OSD

Tuner

AM, FM
AM, FM

Sleep timer

Auto power off

ECO mode

Graphical user interface (GUI)

Setup assistant

Firmware update

network, USB
network, USB

Other additional features

IP Control
has not

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

8/3
7/3

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)

HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

HDMI CEC

Digital content protection (HDCP)

HDCP 2.2
HDCP 2.3

Subwoofer output (LFE)

2
2

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

2
3

Coaxial digital input

2
3

Composite input

4
4

Component input/output

3/1
2/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

USB, HDMI, phones, setup mic, AUX
USB, phones, setup mic, AUX

Multi channel preamp output

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

3
3

Zone audio output

speaker, preout
speaker, preout

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

Marantz AVR Remote App, HEOS App
MusicCast

RS-232

1
1

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/1
1/1

DC trigger output (12V)

2
2

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

Auro-3D

Power

Operational power consumption, W

780
490

Standby consumption, W

0.2
0.1

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.1 x 17.7 x 46.8/17.3 x 7.3 x 18.1
43.5 x 19.2 x 47.4/17 x 7.5 x 18.5

Weight, kg/lbs

17.2/38
19.6/43.2
Marantz SR8012
Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080
Marantz SR8012
Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080

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  • 9.5
  • 8.7
  • 9.5Marantz SR8012
  • 8.7Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080

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