Marantz SR7012 vs Onkyo TX-NR555 review

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Marantz SR7012 vs Onkyo TX-NR555 review

Marantz SR7012
vs
Onkyo TX-NR555

An affordable AV receiver is always a good option to consider, so Marantz SR7012 vs Onkyo TX-NR555 comparison definitely makes sense.

Amplifier

A significant difference between the receivers in the number of channels, Marantz SR7012 has 11.2 versus 7.2 for Onkyo TX-NR555. Regarding power, then SR7012 has such a W/Ohm ratio - 125/8, 165/6 when TX-NR555 has a power of 130/6. The THD is 0.05% for the SR7012 but 0.08% for the TX-NR555.

Audio features

Characteristics of digital to analog converter (DAC) are different, 192 KHz/24-bit for SR7012 and Hi-Grade 384 KHz/32-bit for the TX-NR555. Both the SR7012 and the TX-NR555 support Bi-amping. Each of the AV receivers can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing.

Connectivity

WI-FI modules have the same characteristics: 2.4/5GHz. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Marantz SR7012 has support for AirPlay, AirPlay 2, and its competitor in our comparison - AirPlay. Spotify can be used on each receiver. Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora - all of these streaming services have found application in each of the models.

Video features

These units support HDR technology. Compared AV receivers retain the quality of 4K/60Hz signal when transmitting from a source to a TV or projector. HDMI signal transmission in standby mode is implemented in each of the devices. The SR7012 can scale the input HDMI signal, unlike the TX-NR555. Dolby Vision technology found support only on the SR7012.

Extensive connections

The Marantz SR7012 has 8/3 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 6/1 HDMI connectors of the Onkyo TX-NR555.Marantz SR7012 connectionsOnkyo TX-NR555 connections The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. The HDMI eARC is available only on the SR7012. The Consumer Electronics Control (CEC) feature is present in most modern AV receivers and the models in our comparison are no exception. Both models support the standard HDCP 2.2. These compared receivers have a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player.

Additional features

The SR7012 supports 3 Multi-room zones, versus 2 for the TX-NR555. It is also worth noting that the ECO mode is presented in each of the receivers. The setup assistant will help you configure Marantz SR7012.

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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General

Item

Marantz SR7012
Onkyo TX-NR555

Model

SR7012
TX-NR555

Brand

Marantz
Onkyo

Reviews

59
82

Amplifier

Channels

11.2
7.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

125/8, 165/6
130/6

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 6
6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.05
0.08

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

192 KHz/24-bit
Hi-Grade 384 KHz/32-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

Audyssey MultEQ XT32
AccuEQ

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

Hi-Res audio, Audyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey LFC
Double Bass Function, CinemaFILTER

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

2.4/5GHz
2.4/5GHz

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
1

DLNA

MHL

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay, AirPlay 2
AirPlay

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora
Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

8/3
6/1

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)

HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

HDMI CEC

Digital content protection (HDCP)

HDCP 2.2
HDCP 2.2

Subwoofer output (LFE)

2
2

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

2
2

Coaxial digital input

2
1

Composite input

3
2

Component input/output

3/1
2/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

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

Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

4K signal pass-through

4K/60Hz
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

Analog to HDMI scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling

Dolby Vision

Other video features

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

Additional features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI

App control

iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android, Amazon Kindle
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

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

3
2

Zone audio output

speaker, preout
speaker, preout

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

Marantz 2016 AVR Remote App, HEOS App
FlareConnect

RS-232

1
0

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/0
0/0

DC trigger output (12V)

2
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)

has not
has not

Auro-3D

IMAX Enhanced

Multichannel stereo

Audio file formats

MP3

WMA

AAC

WAV

FLAC

ALAC

Other audio file formats

AIFF
has not

Power

Operational power consumption, W

710
460

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 40.6 x 17.7/17.3 x 16.2 x 7.3
43.5 x 17.3 x 37.8/17 x 6.7 x 14.5

Weight, kg/lbs

14/31.1
9.4/20.7

Other

Release year

2017
2016
Marantz SR7012
Onkyo TX-NR555
Marantz SR7012
Onkyo TX-NR555

AV receivers SoundInspiration comparison rating

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  • 9.4
  • 7
  • 9.4Marantz SR7012
  • 7Onkyo TX-NR555