Marantz SR5012 vs Yamaha RX-V383BL

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SR5012 vs RX-V383BL comparison chart

Marantz SR5012 vs Yamaha RX-V383BL review

Marantz SR5012
vs
Yamaha RX-V383BL

Being able to compare Marantz SR5012 and Yamaha RX-V383BL gave us an insight into what of them would be better for home theater configuration. According to the results of our review, Marantz SR5012 received 8.4 points out of 10 possible, and Yamaha RX-V383BL was rated 5 points. Both AV receivers were introduced in 2017. SR5012 is more performable in terms of audio broadcast than the RX-V383BL.

Main advantages Marantz SR5012 over Yamaha RX-V383BL

  • More channels, namely 7, makes this receiver more profitable than its 5-channel competitor.
  • Thanks to 2 multi-room zones support, SR5012 bypasses its competitor without multizone support.
  • There is Wi-Fi support.
  • The Spotify support is an exclusive advantage.
  • There is support for Apple AirPlay.
  • Surround sound ensures the availability of Dolby Atmos.
  • Object-oriented sound ensures the availability of DTS:X.

Main advantages Yamaha RX-V383BL over Marantz SR5012

  • We do not know advantages

Amplifiers

For the built-in amplifier, the devices received different marks - 7 and 5, respectively, on a 10-point scale.

SR5012
7
RX-V383BL
5

The number of channels is equal to the number of possible connected speakers. The Marantz SR5012 supports 7.2-channels sound, but Yamaha RX-V383BL supports a 5.1-channels configuration.

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

SR5012 RX-V383BL
Channels7.25.1
Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm100/870/6
Output impedance, Ohm86
Frequency response10Hz-100KHz10Hz-100KHz
THD in stereo, %0.080.09

Audio features

After reviewing the audio features of each model, we can rate the SR5012 9 out of 10, and the RX-V383BL - 5.

SR5012
9
RX-V383BL
5

Bi-amping is the amplification of one speaker with two amplifiers. This amplification method has a positive effect on sound quality. Bi-amping is possible only on the SR5012.

Pure Direct mode feeds sound directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing. Only Marantz SR5012 has Pure Direct mode.

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.

Speaker A/B switching allows you to change between the main and sub speaker set. Marantz SR5012 can work with the main and additional set of speakers - and switch between them.

SR5012 RX-V383BL
Digital to analog converter (DAC)192 KHz/24-bitBurr-Brown 192 KHz/24-bit
Bi-amping
Pure direct (straight)
Auto speaker calibrationAudyssey MultEQ XTYPAO
Speaker A/B switching
Other audio featuresAudyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Compressed Audio Enhancer(MDAX2), Hi-Res audioCINEMA DSP, Compressed Music Enhancer, Virtual CINEMA FRONT

Connectivity

The connectivity of competitors in our comparison is markedly different, Marantz SR5012 scored 8, and Yamaha RX-V383BL scored 5 out of 10.

SR5012
8
RX-V383BL
5

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

Wired internet connection via RJ45 allows receiver faster connection than wireless or even use NAS storages. Wired connection via RJ45 is possible in the SR5012 only.

SR5012 RX-V383BL
Wi-Fi2.4/5GHz
USB1 (USB 2.0)1 (USB 2.0)
Bluetooth
Ethernet (RJ45)1
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.

SR5012 RX-V383BL
Apple Music (AirPlay)AirPlay, AirPlay 2
Amazon Music
Spotify
Other streaming servicesDeezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Sound Cloudhas not

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, Marantz SR5012 got 8 points, but Yamaha RX-V383BL received 5 points.

SR5012
8
RX-V383BL
5

Marantz SR5012 is equipped with 8/2 HDMI inputs and outputs, and Yamaha RX-V383BL has 4/1 HDMI inputs and outputs.

SR5012 RX-V383BL
HDMI input/output8/24/1
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)21
Headphone output1 x 6.31 x 6.3
Optical digital input21
Coaxial digital input21
Composite input22
Component input/output2/10/0
Phono (MM) input
Front panel connectorsUSB, HDMI, phonesUSB, 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.

SR5012
9
RX-V383BL
9

SR5012 RX-V383BL
HDR (High Dynamic Range)HDR10
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 featuresHLG, BT.2020DeepColor, x.v.Color

Additional features

In terms of evaluating additional features, the SR5012 got 10 points, but the RX-V383BL has 5.

SR5012
10
RX-V383BL
5

Voice control allows you to control the basic functions of the receiver through a smartphone, smart speaker or using the microphone that comes with the kit. The SR5012 can be controlled by voice via Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI.

SR5012 RX-V383BL
Voice controlAmazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI
App controliPhone, iPad, iPod, Android
Displaycolour OSDfluorescent
TunerAM, FMAM, FM
Sleep timer
Auto power off
ECO mode
Graphical user interface (GUI)
Setup assistant
Firmware updatenetwork, USBUSB
Other additional featuresIP Controlhas not

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.

SR5012 RX-V383BL
Multi-room zones2has not
Zone audio outputspeaker, preouthas not
Zone HDMI outputhas not
Multi-room controlMarantz AVR Remote Apphas not
RS-23210
Remote control input/output (IR)1/00/0
DC trigger output (12V)10

Multichannel surround

Marantz SR5012 got 8 points for the multichannel surround sound and Yamaha RX-V383BL got 5.

SR5012
8
RX-V383BL
5

Dolby Atmos' particularity is that this is the object-oriented sound format, that is, each audio signal object is independently sounded and connected to its spatial position. Marantz SR5012 can create 3D sound due to the Dolby Atmos support.

DTS:X is an algorithm used by the processor to create sound scenes, where sounds connected directly to objects rather than channels, and to determine the optimum sound output distribution in space. Surround sound with DTS:X is available only on the SR5012.

SR5012 RX-V383BL
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-EXPRESS, DTS-SurroundDTS-EXPRESS
Auro-3D
IMAX Enhanced
Multichannel stereo
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