Marantz SR8012 vs Denon AVR-X6700H review

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Marantz SR8012 vs Denon AVR-X6700H review

Marantz SR8012
Denon AVR-X6700H

An affordable AV receiver is always a good option to consider, so Marantz SR8012 vs Denon AVR-X6700H comparison definitely makes sense.


Considered AV receivers have the same number of channels 11.2. And as for power, it is the same and equal to 140/8, 175/6. The THD is the same and is 0.05%. Both the SR8012 and the AVR-X6700H support Bi-amping. Each of the AV receivers can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing.


WI-FI modules have the same characteristics: 2.4/5GHz. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Apple Music service is implemented on considered devices: AirPlay, AirPlay 2. Spotify can be used on each receiver. The SR8012 can work with the audio stream from Deezer, TIDAL, TuneIn Radio, and the AVR-X6700H can receive a content from Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, SiriusXM, Qobuz, TuneIn Radio. HDMI signal transmission in standby mode is implemented in each of the devices. Both rivals can scale the resolution of the incoming HDMI signal. The HDR standard - Dolby Vision is supported by these receivers.

Extensive connections

Each receiver has 8/3 HDMI inputs/outputs.Marantz SR8012 connectionsDenon AVR-X6700H connections The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. HDMI eARC is available in each model. The Consumer Electronics Control (CEC) feature is present in most modern AV receivers and the models in our comparison are no exception. The SR8012 supports the protection of digital content of the standard HDCP 2.2, versus HDCP 2.3 in the AVR-X6700H. These compared receivers have a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player.

Additional features

Each of the AV receivers from our review supports 3 Multi-room zones. Supported voice control technologies are identical - Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI. It is also worth noting that the ECO mode is presented in each of the receivers. Both SR8012 and AVR-X6700H can be configured using the Setup assistant.

Multichannel surround

Both devices have support for Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format. The surround sound technology DTS:X is supported by devices under review.

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Marantz SR8012
Denon AVR-X6700H