Marantz SR5012 vs Onkyo TX-8020 review

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Marantz SR5012 vs Onkyo TX-8020 review

Marantz SR5012
vs
Onkyo TX-8020

It makes sense comparing Marantz SR5012 vs Onkyo TX-8020 because they both are able to give some premium features.

Amplifier

A significant difference between the receivers in the number of channels, Marantz SR5012 has 7.2 versus 2.0 for Onkyo TX-8020. Regarding power, then SR5012 has such a W/Ohm ratio - 100/8 when TX-8020 has a power of 90/6. The THD is 0.08% for the SR5012 but 0.03% for the TX-8020.

Audio features

Competitors' digital to analog converter (DAC) is identical to 192 KHz/24-bit. Only the SR5012 supports Bi-amping feature. Each of the AV receivers can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing. Only the SR5012 has Bluetooth support. The Marantz SR5012 has support for AirPlay, AirPlay 2, and its competitor in our comparison - AirPlay. Only the SR5012 supports Spotify.

Video features

Only the Marantz SR5012 has support for High dynamic range (HDR). Only the SR5012 provides HDMI signal transmission in standby mode. The SR5012 can scale the input HDMI signal, unlike the TX-8020. Dolby Vision technology found support only on the SR5012. Only the SR5012 supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Unfortunately, HDMI eARC is not available on monitored devices. Of the two receivers in our comparison, HDMI CEC is present in only the SR5012. The TX-8020 has a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player. An ECO mode is only available for the SR5012. The setup assistant will help you configure Marantz SR5012.

Multichannel surround

Only the SR5012 has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the SR5012.

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General

Item

Marantz SR5012
Onkyo TX-8020

Model

SR5012
TX-8020

Brand

Marantz
Onkyo

Reviews

41
738

Amplifier

Channels

7.2
2.0

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

100/8
90/6

Output impedance, Ohm

8
6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.08
0.03

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

192 KHz/24-bit
192 KHz/24-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

Audyssey MultEQ XT

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

Audyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Compressed Audio Enhancer(MDAX2), Hi-Res audio
WRAT

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

2.4/5GHz

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
0

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1

DLNA

MHL

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay, AirPlay 2
AirPlay

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Sound Cloud
has not

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

8/2
0/0

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)

HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

HDMI CEC

Digital content protection (HDCP)

HDCP 2.2

Subwoofer output (LFE)

2
1

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

2
0

Coaxial digital input

2
0

Composite input

2
0

Component input/output

2/1
0/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

USB, HDMI, phones
phones

Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

4K signal pass-through

4K/60Hz

8K signal pass-through

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

HLG, BT.2020
has not

Additional features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI

App control

iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android
iPhone, iPod

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

Other additional features

IP Control
has not

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

2
has not

Zone audio output

speaker, preout
has not

Zone HDMI output

has not

Multi-room control

Marantz AVR Remote App
has not

RS-232

1
0

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/0
1/0

DC trigger output (12V)

1
0

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital Plus
has not

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Neural:X

DTS (other)

DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS, DTS-Surround
has not

Auro-3D

IMAX Enhanced

Multichannel stereo

Audio file formats

MP3

WMA

AAC

WAV

FLAC

ALAC

Other audio file formats

has not
has not

Power

Operational power consumption, W

650
180

Standby consumption, W

0.2
0.15

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.5 x 16.8 x 33/17 x 6.3 x 13.6
43.5 x 15 x 32.8/ 17 x 6.5 x 13

Weight, kg/lbs

9.9/22
9.6/19.8

Other

Release year

2017
2013
Marantz SR5012
Onkyo TX-8020
Marantz SR5012
Onkyo TX-8020

AV receivers SoundInspiration comparison rating

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  • worse
  • 8.4
  • 4.2
  • 8.4Marantz SR5012
  • 4.2Onkyo TX-8020

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