Marantz SR8012 vs Marantz AV8805

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SR8012 vs AV8805 comparison chart

Marantz SR8012 vs Marantz AV8805 review

Marantz SR8012
vs
Marantz AV8805

Let's compare Marantz SR8012 versus Marantz AV8805 for an overview of all their pros and cons. According to the results of our review, Marantz SR8012 received 9.5 points out of 10 possible, and Marantz AV8805 was rated 9.4 points. The release date of SR8012 is 2017, and AV8805 is 2018. And as a result of the comparison, SR8012 seems to be a better option for the role of a home theater center than AV8805.

Main advantages Marantz SR8012 over Marantz AV8805

  • We do not know advantages

Main advantages Marantz AV8805 over Marantz SR8012

  • More channels, namely 13, makes this receiver more profitable than its 11-channel competitor.

Amplifiers

For the built-in amplifier, the devices received different marks - 10 and 9, respectively, on a 10-point scale.

SR8012
10
AV8805
9

The number of channels is equal to the number of possible connected speakers. The Marantz SR8012 supports 11.2-channels sound, but Marantz AV8805 supports a 13.2-channels configuration.

RMS stands for the actual power of the receiver. The higher this value, the louder the sound can be produced.

SR8012 AV8805
Channels11.213.2
Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm140/8, 175/6N/A
Output impedance, Ohm8, 6N/A
Frequency response10Hz-100KHz10Hz-100KHz
THD in stereo, %0.050.08

Audio features

The score for audio features is 10 of 10 for both receivers.

SR8012
10
AV8805
10

Most receivers now come with a microphone included. It is with the help of this microphone that the auto-calibration system functions, which adjusts the sound of the receiver to the room.

SR8012 AV8805
Digital to analog converter (DAC)192 KHz/32-bitAK4490 384 KHz/32-bit
Bi-amping
Pure direct (straight)
Auto speaker calibrationAudyssey MultEQ XT32Audyssey MultEQ XT32
Speaker A/B switching
Other audio featuresAudyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Hi-Res audioAudyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Compressed Audio Enhancer(MDAX2), Hi-Res audio

Connectivity

The connectivity of competitors in our comparison is equal and was rated 8 out of 10.

SR8012
8
AV8805
8

Bluetooth connection is now one of the main communication protocols for the receiver's control or even music broadcasting.

SR8012 AV8805
Wi-Fi2.4/5GHz
USB1 (USB 2.0)1 (USB 2.0)
Bluetooth
Ethernet (RJ45)11
DLNA
MHL

Streaming services

Now music streaming services are gaining more and more popularity. They allow users to listen to millions of songs by subscription.

SR8012 AV8805
Apple Music (AirPlay)AirPlay, AirPlay 2AirPlay, AirPlay 2
Amazon Music
Spotify
Other streaming servicesDeezer, TIDAL, TuneIn RadioDeezer, TIDAL, Pandora, SiriusXM, TuneIn Radio

Extensive connections

The presence of many connectors makes the receiver more versatile. But there are also narrowly targeted models, the number of connectors which are limited to a certain area of use. And when choosing their own receiver, users need to consider exactly your goals for using the receiver. For extensive connection, both receivers got 10 points on our 10-point scale.

SR8012
10
AV8805
10

Competitors in our review have 8/3 HDMI inputs and outputs.

SR8012 AV8805
HDMI input/output8/38/3
HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)
HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)
HDMI CEC
Digital content protection (HDCP)HDCP 2.2HDCP 2.2
Subwoofer output (LFE)22
Headphone output1 x 6.31 x 6.3
Optical digital input22
Coaxial digital input22
Composite input44
Component input/output3/13/1
Phono (MM) input
Front panel connectorsUSB, HDMI, phones, setup mic, AUXUSB, HDMI, phones, setup mic, AUX
Multi channel preamp output

Video features

The AV receiver is the heart of the home theater. And in this case, support for all current video formats ensures the best user experience, so it is very important to consider this when choosing a device. Video features of rivals in our comparison were rated 9 out of 10.

SR8012
9
AV8805
9

SR8012 AV8805
HDR (High Dynamic Range)
4K signal pass-through4K/60Hz4K/60Hz
8K signal pass-through
HDMI signal pass-through
3D signal pass-through
HDMI pass-through in standby mode
Video conversionanalog to HDMIanalog to HDMI
Analog to HDMI scaling
HDMI to HDMI scaling
Dolby Vision
Other video featuresBT.2020, HLGDeepColor, x.v.Color, BT.2020, HLG

Additional features

In terms of evaluating additional features, both receivers received a score of 10 out of 10.

SR8012
10
AV8805
10

SR8012 AV8805
Voice controlAmazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AIAmazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI
App controliPhone, iPad, iPod, AndroidiPhone, iPad, iPod, Android
Displaycolour OSDcolour OSD
TunerAM, FMAM, FM
Sleep timer
Auto power off
ECO mode
Graphical user interface (GUI)
Setup assistant
Firmware updatenetwork, USBnetwork, USB
Other additional featuresIP ControlIP Control, Web Control

Multi-room

As the center of a home media system, each multichannel receiver has an additional set of terminals for connecting the second set of speakers to create additional audio space in Zone 2 or even Zone 3 where audio can have the separate source.

SR8012 AV8805
Multi-room zones33
Zone audio outputspeaker, preoutpreout
Zone HDMI output
Multi-room controlMarantz AVR Remote App, HEOS AppMarantz AVR Remote App, HEOS App
RS-23211
Remote control input/output (IR)1/11/1
DC trigger output (12V)22

Multichannel surround

For the ability to create multichannel surround sound, each of the receivers received 10 points out of 10.

SR8012
10
AV8805
10

Each of these devices has Auro-3D on its feature list.

Rivals in this competition licensed by IMAX.

SR8012 AV8805
Dolby Atmos
Dolby TrueHD
Dolby Surround
Dolby (other)Dolby Digital PlusDolby Digital Plus
DTS:X
DTS HD Master
DTS Virtual:X
DTS Neural:X
DTS (other)DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESSDTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS, DTS-Surround
Auro-3D
IMAX Enhanced
Multichannel stereo
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