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Overview and description of the Marantz SR8012 AV-receiver


The new 11.2-channel flagship Marantz SR8012 can decode any modern AV-format, has impressive functionality and offers high-quality sound. The model is based on the technical solutions used in reference two-channel amplifiers. The central part of the copper-plated chassis is occupied by a massive shielded toroidal transformer. To maintain the quality of the sound at the proper level also help select high-end components. In each channel a discrete amplifying module HDAM with current feedback is installed, and high-capacitive capacitors are used in the PSU. As a result, the receiver outputs 205 watts per channel at 6 ohms.
The flagship can decode the main formats of object-oriented 3D sound: Dolby Atmos (in 7.1.4-channel version without an additional amplifier), DTS: X and Auro-3D. With the release of the new firmware, DTS Virtual: X, which can create 3D sound even in a 2-channel configuration, is claimed. The receiver uses four DSP SHARCs and can scale any video up to 4K resolution. The Audyssey MultEQ XT32 system is used to auto-calibrate the speakers, which is supplemented by a whole package of Audyssey technologies: Dynamic Volume, Dynamic EQ, LFC (prevents the penetration of low frequencies into adjacent rooms) and Sub EQ HT (corrects the work of two subwoofers).
Each channel of the Marantz SR8012 has one 32-bit AKM DAC. There is Wi-Fi (two bands), Bluetooth and AirPlay. On the local network and on the USB port located on the facade, playback of Hi-Res formats is available, incl. DSD (2.8/5.6 MHz). The flagship can be integrated into a flexible multi-room HEOS system, which opens up great possibilities in terms of wireless data transmission. A special HEOS-application can control the receiver and transmit audio content of the local network and other sources to components capable of working with this technology, as well as run such services as TuneIn, Spotify Connect, Tidal, Deezer, etc. A voice assistant Alexa is available, which is very convenient at management.
The Marantz SR8012 model has eight HDMI inputs (one on the facade) that support 4K/60Hz resolution, HDCP 2.2, BT.2020 protocol, HDR video, HLG (HDR version for broadcasts) and Dolby Vision. There are three HDMI outputs, one of which works with eARC (extended return channel), which allows you to broadcast Dolby Atmos, DTS: X and other 3D audio formats. You can also select a group of digital inputs, the input of the MM phono stage, 7.1-channel input and 11.2-channel Pre Out. To connect the speakers there are twelve pairs of screw terminals.

Features of the AV-receiver Marantz SR8012

Support for Dolby Atmos (7.1.4/9.1.2), DTS: X, Auro-3D and DTS Virtual: X (with new firmware)
Large toroidal transformer in BP, copper-plated chassis, audio-phillic components
Power in 140 W per channel (8 ohms), 11 amplifying modules HDAM
Wi-Fi (2 bands), Bluetooth, AirPlay, access to the multi-room system HEOS

Characteristics of the AV receiver Marantz SR8012

Number of channels: 11.2
Output power: 140 W per channel (8 Ohm, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, SOI: 0.05%, 2 channels are loaded), 175 W per channel (6 Ohm, 1 kHz, SOI: 0.7%, 2 channels are loaded ), 205 W per channel (6 Ohm, 1 kHz, THD: 1%, 1 channel is loaded)
Discrete amplifying modules HDAM with reverse current connection: 11 pcs.
Input sensitivity: 200 mV (analog inputs), 2.5 mV (phono stage)
Frequency range: 10 Hz - 100 kHz (+ 1, - 3 dB, Direct mode, analog connectors)
Signal-to-noise ratio: 102 dB ("A" -weighted, Direct, analog connectors)
Harmonics factor: 0.005% (20 Hz - 20 kHz, Direct, analog connectors), 0.03% (1 kHz, 3 V, MM phono stage connectors)
Output voltage: 1.2 V (analog connectors), 2 V (digital connectors)
Modes for high-quality audio: Direct, Pure Direct
DLNA support: yes
Built-in decoders (basic): Dolby Atmos (up to 9.1.2- or 7.1.4-channel configuration), Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Surround, DTS: X, DTS Virtual: X (with new firmware), DTS Neural: X, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS-HD High Resolution Audio, DTS ES, DTS 96/24, DTS Express, DTS Digital Surround, Auro-3D
Auto Calibration AU: Audyssey MultEQ XT32
Audyssey Dynamic Volume, Dynamic EQ, Low Frequency Containment (LFC), Sub EQ HT: Yes
Support for the paid application Audyssey MultEQ Editor App for more fine-tuning the calibration settings of the speaker: yes
ISF certification for prof. calibration video: yes
ISF (day)/ISF (night) modes: yes
Improved MP3 files: M-DAX2
DAC: 32-bit AKM AK4458VN for each channel
Contour of jitter suppression: yes
Support for 3D video and 4K Ultra HD (60 Hz, 4: 4: 4 Pure Color): yes
Scaler: Analog and HDMI source -> HDMI-out: 1080p, 4K (3840 x 2160, 60/50 Hz)
Supported audio formats for playback over the local network and via USB: MP3, WMA, AAC, ALAC (24 bit/192 kHz), FLAC HD (24 bit/192 kHz), WAV (24 bit/192 kHz), DSD (2,8/5.6 MHz)
Play without pauses: for FLAC, WAV, AIFF, ALAC, DSD
Supported online services: TuneIn, Spotify Connect, Tidal, Deezer, etc.
Wi-Fi: 802.11 a/b/g/n; 2.4 GHz/5 GHz
AirPlay function: yes
Bluetooth: V3.0 + EDR
Manage using Marantz 2016 AVR Remote for devices with iOS, Android and Kindle Fire tablets: yes
Management by IP: yes
Support for Crestron Connected control systems: yes
Support for wireless multiroom system HEOS: yes
Support for voice assistant Alexa: yes
Pass through of HDMI signal in standby-mode: yes
Pass through signal in 4K-resolution: yes
FL display: 2 displays: normal 2-line (under the cover) and round
Number of add. zones: 2
Inputs: 8 x HDMI (4K/60Hz, HDCP 2.2, HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG, BT.2020, 4: 4: 4 Pure Color, 3D, video with a 21: 9 aspect ratio), USB port for external drives under the cover of the front panel), 8 linear RCA, 7.1-channel RCA, MM-phono stage, 2 optical, 2 coaxial, 5 composite, 3 component, LAN port
Outputs: 3 x HDMI (one for zone 2, one with enhanced eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)), 2 composite, component, 11.2-channel Pre Out (RCA), Pre Out (RCA) for Zone 2, Pre Out (RCA) for Zone 3, a headphone jack (6.3 mm, under the cover on the facade)
Other switching: 2 slots for complete Wi-Fi/Bluetooth antennas, 3.5 mm socket for the calibration microphone (under the front panel cover), IR input, 2 trigger outputs (12 V), system bus connectors, RS-232C interface , ground terminal
HDMI CEC function: compatible with Smart TV
Terminals for AC: 11 pairs of gold-plated screw terminals with color marking (4-16 Ohm)
Eco-mode: yes
Power unit: a massive shielded toroidal transformer, installed in the central part of the housing, high-capacity storage capacitors
Power consumption: 780 W, standby: 0.2 W
Power consumption in idle mode without sound: 65 W (eco mode), 110 W (without eco mode)
Remote control: RC038SR, with LCD display
Dimensions (WxHxD): 440x185x460 mm (Wi-Fi/Bluetooth-antennas in the horizontal position); 440x248x460 mm (Wi-Fi/Bluetooth-antennas in vertical position); 440x185x450 mm (without antennas)
Weight: 17.4 kg


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