Marantz SR5012 vs Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A680

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SR5012 vs AVENTAGE RX-A680 comparison chart

Marantz SR5012 vs Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A680 review

Marantz SR5012
vs
Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A680

Choosing an AV receiver is not an easy task and the Marantz SR5012 versus Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A680 comparison is meant to help you with this. According to the results of our review, Marantz SR5012 received 8.4 points out of 10 possible, and Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A680 was rated 7.5 points. The release date of SR5012 is 2017, and AVENTAGE RX-A680 is 2018. As a result, it becomes clear that SR5012 is a better option for home theater than AVENTAGE RX-A680.

Main advantages Marantz SR5012 over Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A680

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Main advantages Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A680 over Marantz SR5012

  • 115/8 W/Ohm RMS makes it more productive compared to 100/8 W/Ohm RMS in another receiver in the review.
  • Include HDMI eARC function.

Amplifiers

For the built-in amplifier, the devices received different marks - 7 and 8, respectively, on a 10-point scale.

SR5012
7
AVENTAGE RX-A680
8

The number of channels is equal to the number of possible connected speakers. Both receivers can handle the 7.2-channels configuration.

RMS stands for the actual power of the receiver. The higher this value, the louder the sound can be produced. The differences between the models in terms of RMS power are significant - for the AVENTAGE RX-A680 this value is 115/8 W/Ohm, and for the SR5012 it is 100/8 W/Ohm.

SR5012 AVENTAGE RX-A680
Channels7.27.2
Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm100/8115/8, 145/6
Output impedance, Ohm88, 6
Frequency response10Hz-100KHz10Hz-100KHz
THD in stereo, %0.080.08

Audio features

The score for audio features is 9 of 10 for both receivers.

SR5012
9
AVENTAGE RX-A680
9

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 AVENTAGE RX-A680
Digital to analog converter (DAC)192 KHz/24-bitBurr-Brown 384 KHz/32-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 3D, Compressed Music Enhancer, Virtual CINEMA FRONT

Connectivity

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

SR5012
8
AVENTAGE RX-A680
8

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

SR5012 AVENTAGE RX-A680
Wi-Fi2.4/5GHz2.4/5GHz
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.

SR5012 AVENTAGE RX-A680
Apple Music (AirPlay)AirPlay, AirPlay 2AirPlay, AirPlay 2
Amazon Music
Spotify
Other streaming servicesDeezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Sound CloudDeezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, Qobuz

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 AVENTAGE RX-A680 received 6 points.

SR5012
8
AVENTAGE RX-A680
6

Marantz SR5012 is equipped with 8/2 HDMI inputs and outputs, and Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A680 has 4/1 HDMI inputs and outputs.

HDMI eARC is the next step in the development of audio return channel technology, which works in conjunction with HDMI 2.1. Using eARC provides the highest sound quality for home audio systems. HDMI eARC is available on Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A680.

The HDCP encryption protocol is now mandatory for most media devices. This security technology encrypts digital signals from one product to another. HDCP content-encryption protocol is present on Marantz SR5012 in the HDCP 2.2 version, and Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A680 has the HDCP 2.3 version.

SR5012 AVENTAGE RX-A680
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 2.3
Subwoofer output (LFE)22
Headphone output1 x 6.31 x 6.3
Optical digital input21
Coaxial digital input22
Composite input23
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 the SR5012 were rated 9 out of 10 against the 7 for the AVENTAGE RX-A680.

SR5012
9
AVENTAGE RX-A680
7

SR5012 AVENTAGE RX-A680
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 HDMI
Analog to HDMI scaling
HDMI to HDMI scaling
Dolby Vision
Other video featuresHLG, BT.2020DeepColor, x.v.Color, HLG, BT.2020

Additional features

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

SR5012
10
AVENTAGE RX-A680
10

SR5012 AVENTAGE RX-A680
Voice controlAmazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AIAmazon Alexa, Google Assistant
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 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 AVENTAGE RX-A680
Multi-room zones22
Zone audio outputspeaker, preoutspeaker
Zone HDMI output
Multi-room controlMarantz AVR Remote AppMusicCast
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 AVENTAGE RX-A680 got 7.

SR5012
8
AVENTAGE RX-A680
7

SR5012 AVENTAGE RX-A680
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-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS, DTS-Surround, DTS-Neo:6
Auro-3D
IMAX Enhanced
Multichannel stereo
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