Marantz SR8012 11.2Ch Atmos Network AV Receiver
Marantz SR8012 11.2Ch Atmos Network AV Receiver
Marantz SR8012 11.2Ch Atmos Network AV Receiver
Marantz SR8012 11.2Ch Atmos Network AV Receiver
Marantz SR8012 11.2Ch Atmos Network AV Receiver
Marantz SR8012 11.2Ch Atmos Network AV Receiver
Marantz SR8012 11.2Ch Atmos Network AV Receiver
Marantz SR8012 11.2Ch Atmos Network AV Receiver
Marantz SR8012 11.2Ch Atmos Network AV Receiver
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SR8012 - AV Receiver

Overview

Experience the peak of Marantz AV expertise in the new flagship SR8012 – the first-ever 11.2-channel Marantz receiver that is about to set new standards. Surround yourself in thrilling immersive surround sound with Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, and Auro 3D, all three codecs able to drive overhead speakers for a true 3D sound experience. The receiver's 11 high-quality amplifier stages enhance audio quality via carefully selected high grade audio components including Marantz Hyper Dynamic Amplifier Modules, or HDAMs, used in Current Feedback topology. These pass the signal to the power stages, each providing 205W of pure Marantz power and finesse to drive a full 7.1.4-channel home cinema setup without the need for additional external amplifiers. And the SR8012 uses advanced Marantz sound-tuning throughout, drawing in features from the company's Reference two-channel models, including a copper chassis and an oversized, shielded toroidal tranformer built to Marantz specification, plus high-current main power supply capacitors also made to the Marantz engineers' exacting standards.
With built-in HEOS technology, the SR8012 becomes a part of a HEOS wireless multi-room music network, enabling you to enjoy your favourite music anywhere around your home: explore, browse, and play music from your music library, online streaming music services, or thousands of internet radio stations, using the free HEOS app.

在新款旗舰级SR8012中体验巅峰性的马兰士AV特色技术——志在设置新标准的首款11.2声道马兰士接收机。通过杜比全景声、DTS:X和Auro 3D将您环绕在令人刺激的沉浸式环绕声中,所有三个编解码器都能驱动顶置扬声器,实现真正的3D声音体验。接收机的11个高品质放大器级通过精挑细选的高级音频元件(包括在电流反馈拓扑中使用的马兰士高级动态放大器模块或HDAM)提升音质。这些放大器级将信号传递至各功率级,分别以205W的纯马兰士功率和特色技术驱动完整的7.1.4声道家庭影院配置,无需额外的外部放大器。而且SR8012全盘使用先进的马兰士声音调谐技术,引用公司参考级两声道机型的功能特色,包括按马兰士规格制作的铜制底盘和特大屏蔽式环形变压器,还有按照马兰士工程师的最严苛标准制作的高电流主电源电容器。
利用内置HEOS技术,SR8012成为HEOS无线多房间音乐网络的一部分,让您在家中任何地方都能欣赏最喜欢的音乐。使用免费的HEOS app搜索、浏览和播放来自您的音乐库、在线串流音乐服务或无数互联网电台的音乐。

Key Features

  • 11.2 channel AV Receiver with 205W per channel
  • 4K/60 Hz full-rate pass-through, 4:4:4 color resolution, HDR, BT.2020 , Dolby Vision and HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) pass-through
  • Single board per channel power amplifier design; centrally mounted, oversized toroidal transformer; copper-plated chassis
  • 8 HDMI inputs (incl. 1 front) with full HDCP 2.2 support; 3 HDMI outputs (incl. Zone 2)
  • eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel) support via firmware update
  • Analogue to HDMI conversion and SD to HD/4K Upscaling
  • Dolby Atmos (up to 7.1.4 or 9.1.2), DTS:X™, and Auro-3D built-in
  • Built-in Wi-Fi with 2.4GHz/5GHz dual band support
  • Built-in HEOS Wireless Multi-Room Audio Technology
  • AirPlay, Bluetooth, Internet Radio, Spotify Connect, TIDAL, Deezer and more
  • DSD (2.8/5.6MHz), FLAC, ALAC and WAV support
  • Audyssey MultEQ XT32, LFC, Sub EQ HT, Dynamic Volume and Dynamic EQ
  • Colour-coded speaker terminals, Setup Assistant, Marantz 2016 AVR Remote App
  • Intelligent ECO mode with off/on/auto setting
  • Advanced multiroom options; 11.2-channel processing with pre-outs for all channels; RS232 Control; Crestron Connected

主要特色


  • 每声道205W的11.2声道AV接收机 > 功率足以将著名的马兰士声音充满大型房间
  • 4K/60 Hz全速率直通、4:4:4彩色分辨率、HDR、BT.2020、Dolby Vision和HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma)直通 > 面向未来兼容性的最新HDMI标准
  • 各声道功率放大器采用单板式设计;中间悬挂式特大环形变压器;镀铜底盘 > 高端制造品质,确保终极音频性能
  • 8个HDMI输入(包括1个前置),支持全HDCP 2.2;3个HDMI输出(包括区域2) > 扩展连通性:预备并行馈送电视机和投影仪,甚至第二个房间的显示器
  • 通过固件更新支持eARC(增强音频回传通道) > 通过单根HDMI电缆连接AVR和兼容电视机,eARC支持最先进的音频格式,如杜比全景声和DTS:X
  • 模拟至HDMI转换和SD至HD/4K升频 > 从现有DVD或模拟源获得高清视频品质
  • 内置杜比全景声(高达7.1.4)、DTS:X™和Auro-3D > 沉浸式3D声音以及来自头顶的特效
  • 内置Wi-Fi并支持2.4GHz/5GHz双带宽 > 改善了网络稳定性,特别是在WiFi拥挤的家庭
  • 内置HEOS无线多房间音频技术 > 与其他HEOS设备整合实现全住宅娱乐
  • AirPlay、蓝牙、互联网收音机等 > 访问几乎不受限制的在线音乐源
  • 支持DSD (2.8/5.6MHz)、FLAC、ALAC和WAV文件 > 高解析度音频串流,利用无缝播放
  • Audyssey MultEQ XT32、LFC、Sub EQ HT、Dynamic Volume(动态音量)和Dynamic EQ(动态均衡器) > 为您的房间带来终极优化和均衡
  • 颜色编码扬声器端子、设置助手、Marantz 2016 AVR Remote App > Hassle-free(无忧)安装、设置和操作
  • 带有关/开/自动设置的智能ECO模式 > 有节能意识而不妥协性能
  • 高级多区域选项;11.2声道处理以及所有声道前级输出;RS232控制,IP控制 > 音频和视频环绕住宅;可扩展环绕声;预升级第三方家庭自动化系统

The ultimate in Marantz build and sound quality

With unparalleled Marantz performance, the new top-of-the-line SR8012 AV receiver is made for those wanting the ultimate audio and video experience. Its symmetrical monolithic amplifier design gives it 11 identical amplifier channels, each delivering 205W per channel, for seamless surround sound integration. The design also brings to the Marantz AV receiver line a large toroidal transformer, mounted centrally for mechanical balance, a copper plated chassis, selected audio components throughout and high-grade speaker terminals. The SR8012 opens a new chapter in the illustrious history of Marantz AV receivers.

终极马兰士制作和声音品质

具有无与伦比马兰士性能的新款顶级SR8012 AV接收机,是为寻求终极音频和视频体验的人士而打造的。以对称单片式放大器设计提供11个完全相同的放大器声道,每声道提供205W,实现无缝环绕声集成。该设计还为马兰士AV接收机系列提供特大型环形变压器、中间悬挂形成机械平衡、镀铜底盘、全盘精选音频元件和高级扬声器端子。SR8012为马兰士AV接收机的辉煌历史谱写新篇章。

Latest HDMI Connectivity; HDCP 2.2 Compatible

Along with 8 HDMI inputs, including one conveniently located on the front panel for quick connection, the SR8012 has an advanced video section supporting the latest HDMI specification, including 4K Ultra HD 60Hz video, 4:4:4 Pure Color sub-sampling, High Dynamic Range (HDR) and 21:9 video, 3D, and BT.2020 and Dolby Vision pass-through support is available on every input, with pass-through for HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma), a new broadcast HDR format, to be supported via a future firmware update.
HDCP 2.2 compatibility for 4K Ultra HD copy-protected content, means the SR8012 is ready for the next generation of Blu-ray disc players, set-top boxes and 4K Ultra HD streams and downloads, and its video processor can transcode and upconvert analogue and digital video content to 4K Ultra HD, breathing new life into your favourite legacy sources. Three HDMI outputs are provided - two for the main zone, so you can run a TV and projector in parallel, and one for a second zone.

最新的HDMI连接功能;兼容HDCP 2.2

共有8个HDMI输入,包括一个位于前面板以便快速连接,SR8012具有高级视频部分,在每个输入都支持最新的HDMI规格,包括支持4K超高清60Hz视频、4:4:4纯色子采样、高动态范围(HDR)和21:9视频、3D和BT.2020以及Dolby Vision直通,将来通过固件更新能支持新的HDR广播格式HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma)直通。
用于4K超高清版权保护内容的HDCP 2.2兼容性,意味着SR8012已为下一代蓝光光盘播放机、机顶盒以及4K超高清串流和下载做好准备,并且其视频处理器可以对模拟和数字视频内容进行转码并升频至4K超高清,使您最喜欢的传统源获得新生。提供了三个HDMI输出——两个用于主区域,使您可以并行运行电视机和投影仪,而一个用于第二区域。

IMAX Enhanced

Get the most premium at-home entertainment experience with IMAX Enhanced—the latest technology program from IMAX that sets a new standard for image, sound, scale and content quality. Watch clearer pictures and brighter images. Feel immersive, heart-pounding audio delivered by DTS. See more picture on the largest screens. And experience premium content digitally remastered by IMAX.

IMAX Enhanced技术

通过IMAX Enhanced获得最高級的家庭娱乐体验 - IMAX的最新技术将为图像、声音、比例和内容质量设立了新标准。 观看更清晰的图像和更明亮的画质。 感受由DTS提供的身临其境,令人心跳加速的音频。 在最大的屏幕上观看更多影片。 并体验IMAX以数字方式重新制作的优质内容。

Dolby Atmos

Feel every dimension in Dolby Atmos. Dolby Atmos transports you into the story with moving audio that flows all around you with breathtaking realism. Enjoy a 5.1 or 7.1 surround sound speaker system and four additional overhead speakers or four Dolby Atmos elevation speakers, without the need for external amplification. Own the ultimate home theater experience - including Dolby Surround upmixer for legacy content.

杜比全景声(Dolby Atmos)

全方位感受杜比环绕声。杜比全景声通过具有惊人真实性的环绕移动音频,让您随剧情身临其境。只需一个5.1亦或7.1环绕声扬声器系统和4个附加顶置扬声器或4个杜比全景声高位扬声器而无需外部放大,即可享受终极家庭影院体验——包括用于传统内容的杜比环绕声上混频器。


DTS:X

DTS:X™ immersive audio places sound where it would occur naturally in space, creating a lifelike, multi-dimensional audio experience in the home. The improved immersion and heightened realism draw you into the world of your favorite movies. The included spatial remapping engine, DTS Neural:X™, gives your movie, game and music collections a new lease on life! DTS:X brings the theater home.

DTS:X™沉浸式音频将声音置于它在空中的自然发出位置,在家中创建逼真的多维音频体验。改善的沉浸感和提高的真实性将您带入最喜欢电影的世界。附带的空间重映射引擎,DTS Neural:X™,给您的电影、游戏和音乐收藏带来新生!DTS:X带来家庭影院。

  

Auro-3D

Putting you in a cocoon of life-like sound. Auro-3D® elevates the home theater experience to amazing new levels by delivering the excitement of three-dimensional sound for music, games, broadcast, and films while enhancing your existing audio-visual collection, thanks to Auromatic up-mixing engine.

Auro-3D

把您笼罩在逼真声音氛围内。Auro-3D®将家庭影院体验提升至惊人的新高度,为音乐、游戏、广播和电影带来三维声音的刺激,同时增强了您现有的视听收藏,这多亏了Auromatic Up-Mixing引擎


HDMI eARC Object-Based Audio Support

eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel) supports the transmission of 3D audio from your TV apps with a single HDMI connection for the simplest setup. This feature will be enabled via a future firmware update.

HDMI eARC支持基于对象的音频

在最简单设置中,eARC(增强音频回传通道)通过单根HDMI连接线支持从电视机App进行3D音频传输。此功能将通过未来固件更新启用。

  

Built-in Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and AirPlay Capability

Featuring Bluetooth & Wi-Fi wireless streaming connectivity, the SR8012 is equipped with an advanced dual antenna transceiver system for robust streaming even in congested urban environments. With Apple's AirPlay compatibility, you can enjoy listing to your favorite tracks wirelessly from your iOS device such as iPhone and iPad.

内置蓝牙、Wi-Fi和AirPlay能力

SR8012具备蓝牙和Wi-Fi无线流媒体连通性,并配备高级双天线收发器系统,即使在拥挤的城市环境,也能提供极可靠的串流传输。利用Apple的AirPlay兼容性,可以从您最喜欢的iOS设备(如iPhone和iPad)无线聆听您最喜欢的曲目。

  

 

Introducing HEOS: Your Perfect Solution for Wireless Multi-Room Music Streaming

The SR8012's built-in HEOS technology allows you to stream and play back your favorite music wirelessly from literally unlimited sources. Enjoy music from Spotify, TuneIn Internet Radio, Amazon Music, Sound Cloud, Tidal, Napster, Deezer, or your local music file libraries (availability of music services differ per country). With additional HEOS components like the HEOS speaker range or other HEOS-capable receivers, you can play all your music throughout the whole house. Control it all effortlessly with the free HEOS app.

推出HEOS:适合无线多房间音乐串流的完美解决方案

SR8012的内置HEOS技术能让您从几乎无限的音源无线串流和播放最喜欢的音乐。从TuneIn互联网收音机或您的本地音乐文件库欣赏音乐(各项音乐服务的可用性根据国家而不同)。使用附加HEOS组件,如HEOS扬声器系列或其他HEOS支持接收机,您可以在整栋住宅播放您所有的音乐。通过免费的HEOS app轻松进行全权控制。

  

Support for Major Voice Control Agents

Enjoy effortless voice control and total flexibility from the leading voice agents. Speak commands with Amazon Alexa , Google Assistant, Apple Siri and high-end smart home automation, Josh.ai. Ask to play your favorite music, turn the volume up, skip to the next track, switch inputs and more. Switch between voice agents, or pick a favorite to use — the choice is yours. Functionality varies by voice agent.

Amazon Alexa Voice Control

Use your voice to stream your favorite music services to this HEOS-enabled device. Ask Alexa to play music from Pandora, Amazon Music and much more. Switch between inputs (Blu-ray, DVD, Media Player, etc.), turn volume up or down, pause, mute and play the next song — all with your voice. 

To start streaming with Alexa voice commands, open the Alexa app and select “Skills.” Add HEOS Home Entertainment to enable. Then, go to Smart Home in the Alexa app menu and choose Devices and Discover or say “Alexa, discover my devices.” 

With HEOS Home Entertainment and Alexa, you can stream to this product and any other HEOS-enabled device. 

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Google Assistant Voice Control

Ask your Google Home, Google app or other devices with Google Assistant built-in to control content across your listening environment. Start music in the HEOS app, then ask your Google Assistant to control volume, play, pause, skip tracks and more. ‘Works with the Google Assistant’ feature is always improving — further enhancements arrive in 2019. 

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AirPlay 2 + Apple Siri Voice Control

Stream audio from your favorite music services like Apple Music and Spotify or watch videos from services like Youtube and Netflix from any iPhone, iPad, Mac or Apple TV and hear the audio perfectly synced to your speakers Airplay 2 sources. 

Airplay 2 also supports multi-room audio – wirelessly stream content to multiple AirPlay 2 compatible devices simultaneously with improved audio buffering to ensure smooth audio playback. AirPlay 2 provides control and grouping of compatible audio devices within the Apple Music or Home app. Use Airplay 2 in-app or with your voice via Siri.

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Josh.ai Smart Home Voice Automation

An elevated voice agent for the high-end smart home, Josh.ai offers flexible voice control for nearly any aspect of your day-to-day experience and entertainment environment. Use voice commands to control the thermostat, lights, home appliances, speakers, AVR and more. Josh.ai is installed by custom integrators and accessed through an app on your phone or tablet. Works with iOS and Android devices. 

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Marantz AVR Remote App

The Marantz 2016 AVR Remote app gives you unprecedented control over the latest generation of Marantz network AV Receivers, from iOS and Android phones and tablets. Control power, volume, input and settings, or switch within the app to the HEOS app to access an incredible range of music content and streaming services, all with full HEOS wireless multi-room control.

Marantz 2016 AVR Remote app通过iOS和Android手机和平板电脑让您对最新一代马兰士网络AV接收机有前所未有的控制权。控制电源、音量、输入和设置,或在该app内切换至HEOS app以访问范围极广的音乐内容和串流服务,均通过完整的HEOS无线多房间控制进行。

Hi-Res Audio

Discover the incredible fidelity of high-resolution audio with the SR8012's ability to decode up to 24-bit/192-kHz ALAC, FLAC and WAV lossless files as well as DSD 2.8MHz and 5.6MHz tracks (the audiophile format of SACD). Play hi-res music via the front panel USB port and network sources, or listen to other popular file types such as MP3.

高解析度音频

利用SR8012解码最高24位/192-kHz ALAC、FLAC和WAV无损文件以及DSD 2.8MHz和5.6MHz曲目(SACD的高保真格式)的能力,探索高解析度音频令人难以置信的保真度。通过前面板USB端口和网络源播放高解析度音乐,还可聆听其他流行的文件类型,如MP3。

Advanced 32-bit D/A Conversion On All Channels

For optimum fidelity and the widest dynamic range with lowest distortion, the SR8012 features advanced reference-class 32-bit AKM D/A converters on all channels. This ensures consistent high fidelity and precise channel matching across all channels for the ultimate listening experience.

所有声道配备高级32位D/A转换功能

为获得最佳保真度和最宽动态范围并把失真降到最低,SR8012在所有声道上具备先进的参考级32位AKM数模转换器。这能确保所有声道都有一致的高保真度和准确的声道配对,实现终极聆听体验。

High Grade Audio Components; Marantz HDAM and Current Feedback Topology

Featuring exclusive Marantz HDAM (Hyper Dynamic Amplifier Module) technology found on our Reference Series components, the SR8012 incorporates multiple HDAM modules, which provide superior low noise, wideband performance in an all-discrete configuration compared to conventional op amp ICs. HDAM technology provides an ultra-fast slew rate for true wideband response and maximum dynamic range to deliver optimum sound quality with today’s high-resolution audio formats. In addition to HDAM technology, the SR8012 also features Current Feedback instead of the typical voltage feedback configuration. A Marantz innovation introduced on our very first audiophile amplifiers more than 60 years ago, Current Feedback technology provides a wide, closed-loop bandwidth and very high slew rate, delivering superior fidelity with wideband audio sources.

高级音频元件;马兰士HDAM和电流反馈技术

与传统的OP放大器集成电路相比,SR8012配备了参考系列(Reference Series)组件特有的专属马兰士HDAM(超级动态放大器模块)技术,采用多个HDAM模块以全分离配置提供更高的低噪宽带性能。HDAM技术提供超快的转换速率以实现真正的宽带响应和最大动态范围,用最新高分辨率音频格式提供最佳音质。除了HDAM技术,SR8012还用电流反馈技术取代了典型的电压反馈配置。电流反馈技术是60年前在我们的首部高保真放大器上推出的一项马兰士创新,能提供宽闭环带宽和非常高的转换率,给宽带音频源带来出色的保真度。

Advanced Audyssey MultEQ XT32

Equipped with the flagship Audyssey suite of features, the SR8012 features Audyssey MultEQ XT32 automatic room acoustic correction using advanced DSP algorithms. With the supplied measurement microphone, it analyzes the output of each speaker (including the subwoofers) at up to eight measurement locations, then generates precision digital filters that optimize each channel for the best possible sound. 
Audyssey Dynamic Volume smooths out annoying jumps in volume (such as TV commercials), letting you listen at lower levels while still enjoying clear dialogue, music and sound effects, and still provides full-range clarity. 
Audyssey Low Frequency Containment uses advanced psychoacoustic algorithms to deliver a full-range balance, including deep bass, without disturbing close-by neighbors or those in other rooms. Plus, it features a multi-step adjustment. 
Audyssey Sub EQ HT provides individual DSP tailoring of each subwoofer in a dual subwoofer setup, allowing deeper bass with improved definition when compared to a single subwoofer configuration.

先进的Audyssey MultEQ XT32

配备旗舰级Audyssey功能套件,SR8012具有Audyssey MultEQ XT32自动室内声音校正功能,使用的是高级DSP算法。通过附带的测量麦克风,它可在最多8个测量位置分析各扬声器(包括超低音扬声器)的输出,然后产生能优化各声道以获得尽可能最好声音的精确数字滤波器。 Audyssey Dynamic Volume能抚平音量上的恼人跳动(如电视广告),让您以更低的声级聆听但仍能欣赏到清晰的对话、音乐和音效,而Audyssey Dynamic EQ可在任意聆听声级提供全频程清晰度。 Audyssey低频阻遏技术使用先进的心理声学算法提供全频程平衡,包括重低音,但不会打扰附近邻居或其他房间的人,且能进行多级调整。 Audyssey Sub EQ HT为双超低音扬声器音响设置中的各超低音扬声器提供单独的DSP定制,相比单超低音扬声器配置能获得更低沉的低音且改善清晰度。

The Audyssey MultEQ Editor App

The SR8012 supports the brand-new Audyssey MultEQ Editor app. Go ‘under the hood’ to view and adjust settings for detailed tuning, customize the sound more precisely to the specific problems in your room and tailor the sound to your personal preferences.

  • View the speaker detection results to check correct installation.
  • View before and after results of the Audyssey calibration, making it easy to identify room problems.
  • Edit the Audyssey target curve for each channel pair to suit your tastes.
  • Edit the EQ frequency adjustment range for each channel pair.
  • Switch between 2 high frequency roll-off target curves.
  • Enable/disable midrange compensation to make the vocal region brighter or smoother.
  • Save and load calibration results.

The Audyssey MultEQ Editor app for Android and iOS is available for purchase from the Apple AppStore or Google Play Store. 

SR8012支持最新Audyssey MultEQ Editor App。置身‘幕后’,查看并调整精细调谐设置,针对您房间的特殊问题更精准地定制声音模式,量身打造适合个人偏好的音响。

  • 查看扬声器检测结果,检查是否正确安装。
  • 查看Audyssey校准前后的结果,便于找出房间问题。
  • 编辑各声道对的Audyssey目标曲线以适应您的品味。
  • 调整各声道对的EQ频率调整范围。
  • 在2条高频率滚降目标曲线之间切换。
  • 启用/禁用中音补偿以使语音区域更嘹亮或更顺畅。
  • 保存和加载校准结果。

 

External Control Capabilities

The SR8012 has a range of features to provide enhanced control and compatibility with third party and custom integration solutions, including IP control, either via wired LAN connection or Wi-Fi. For compatibility with other components, there's a remote control input and output on the rear panel, plus a flasher input and a 12V trigger output. For direct connection to external home automation and control equipment, use the RS-232C serial port. The SR8012 also features Crestron Connected for quick and easy integration with home automation equipment.

外部控制能力

SR8012具有大量功能提供第三方和定制集成解决方案的增强控制和兼容性,包括IP控制,通过有线LAN连接或Wi-Fi。为与其他组件兼容,后面板装有遥控输入和输出,以及闪光器输入和12V触发器输出,为直接连接外部家庭自动化和控制设备,备有RS-232C串行端口。

Dual Subwoofer Outputs

A single subwoofer demands optimal placement to avoid audible peaks and dips in the low-frequency response at the main listening position. The SR8012 supports two subwoofers: used in different locations, these will even out the low-frequency response for more accurate bass anywhere in the room.

双超低音扬声器输出

单个超低音扬声器要求优化放置位置,以避免主聆听位置的低频响应中有听得见的音峰和音谷。SR8012支持两台超低音扬声器:用于不同位置,它们会校平低频响应,在房间的所有位置获得更精准的低音。




 

Multi-Source, Multi-Room

Whatever your family's entertainment needs, the SR8012 delivers: you can enjoy 7.1-channel surround sound in the main room and play stereo sound from another source in a different part of the house at the same time. Simply connect a pair of stereo speakers to the multi-room amplified outputs, or hook up a separate stereo amp and speakers to the Zone 2 pre-outs.

多源/多区域

无论您的家庭娱乐需求是什么,SR8012能够:让您在主房间欣赏7.1声道环绕声,而同时在家中不同区域播放来自另一源的立体声。只需将一对立体声扬声器连接至多区域放大输出,或将另一立体声放大器和扬声器连接至区域2前级输出。

Smart TV Connectivity

Via the HDMI CEC (consumer electronics control) functionality on some Smart TVs, it's possible to control the SR8012 with the TV's remote handset. With the receiver's "HDMI control" set to ON, set "Smart Menu" receiver control functions. The TV's Smart Menu home screen will provide direct access to source and surround mode selections, the main setup menu and Smart Select configuration presets.

智能电视连接能力

通过某些智能电视上的HDMI CEC(消费者电子控制)功能,可以通过电视的遥控器控制SR8012。将接收机的“HDMI控制”设为ON,设置“智能菜单”接收机控制功能,通过电视机上的智能菜单主页屏幕,您能对源和环绕声模式选择、主设置菜单和智能选择配置预设进行直接访问。

Simple Smart Select Functions

he SR8012 has four Smart Select buttons on the front panel and the remote control: each stores a preferred setup – input, volume and Audyssey configuration – for a source. Push one button and the SR8012 can be perfectly configured for anything, from Blu-ray to your favorite Internet radio station.

简易智能选择功能

SR8012在前面板和遥控器上有四个智能选择按钮:每个都可以为特定源保存首选设置——输入、音量和Audyssey配置。按一下按钮即可使SR8012获得完美配置,不管是蓝光源,还是电视机机顶盒,亦或是您最喜欢的互联网广播电台。

 

Easy To Setup, Easy To Use

For easy installation, the SR8012's horizontal row of premium loudspeaker terminals is color coded, with a set of matching cable-labels supplied to ensure correct hook-up. The AVR's clear graphical on-screen display has an exclusive Setup Assistant, combining with the Quick Start guide to provide guidance and optimize critical settings for the best possible sound quality, whatever your configuration. 

设置简单、使用方便

为方便安装,SR8012水平排列的高级扬声器端子带有颜色编码,附带一套配套的电缆标签以确保正确连接。AVR的清晰图表屏上显示具有专属的设置助手,结合快速启动向导给用户提供指导并优化关键设置,无论您的配置如何都可获得可能的最佳音质。

More than 60 Years of Audiophile Heritage

Founded in 1953, Marantz has a long and rich history of designing audio components embraced by music lovers and critical listeners around the world. Because Music Matters so much in our lives, the SR8012 carries on our long tradition of delivering superlative stereo listening, as well as the ultimate home theater experience.

超过60年的高保真传承

马兰士创办于1953年,具有悠久丰富的音响元件设计历史,其元件得到全球音乐爱好者和挑剔收听者的推崇。因为音乐在我们生活中如此重要,SR8012继承了我们的悠久传统,能提供出色的立体声收听,以及终极家庭影院体验。

 

 

 

Power and Processing:
  • 11-channel amplifier
  • 140 watts per channel into 8 ohms (20-20,000 Hz) at 0.05% THD, with 2 channels driven
  • Dolby® and DTS® surround sound decoding
    • Dolby Atmos processing for use with in-ceiling or "height" speakers for more enveloping surround sound; supports configurations up to 7.1.4 or 9.1.2
    • DTS:X for an immersive, 3-dimensional soundstage
  • Auro-3D® built-in for three-dimensional soundfields with Auro-3D soundtrack mixes
  • video upconversion (up to 4K) for analog and HDMI sources
  • built-in HEOS technology wirelessly connects compatible HEOS components for whole home audio
  • Audyssey MultEQ® XT32 speaker calibration and system optimization includes:
    • MultEQ® XT32 advanced auto setup and room calibration uses high-resolution digital processing filters to deliver balanced, dynamic sound to as many as 8 listening positions (expandable to 32 with a professional installer)
    • Audyssey Dynamic Volume mode to keep listening levels steady
    • Audyssey Dynamic EQ for fuller sound at lower listening levels
    • Sub EQ HT provides individual calibration for dual subwoofers, for even bass response throughout the room
    • Low Frequency Containment reduces the amount of bass that bleeds into other rooms
    • Audyssey MultEQ Editor app for further audio customization (paid app; not included)
Digital Music Options:
  • built-in Wi-Fi® for listening to music from a networked PC, free internet radio, and music services
    • includes support for Pandora®, SiriusXM, and free internet radio streams with TuneIn (subscription required for some services)
    • Spotify Connect® lets you use your mobile device to play Spotify's streaming music library through the receiver (requires Spotify app and a premium subscription)
  • Apple® AirPlay® for streaming music from an iPhone®, iPad®, iPod touch® or computer running iTunes®
  • built-in Bluetooth® for wireless music listening with smartphones, tablets, and compatible computers
  • plays high-resolution digital music files via USB storage device or a networked computer (PCM up to 24-bit/192kHz resolution; DSD up to 5.6 MHz)
  • M-DAX2 (Marantz Dynamic Audio eXpander) for better sound from MP3s and other digital music files
Multi-room Audio/Video:
  • three-room/three-source output
  • play music from three different sources in up to three rooms simultaneously
  • amp assign feature lets you reassign extra surround channels to second and third zones
  • line-level outputs for Zones 2 and 3 for use with additional receiver, amplifier, or powered speakers
  • 2 independent HDMI outputs for watching video content from different sources in two rooms simultaneously
  • supports 2nd/3rd zone playback of digital sources
  • component and composite video outputs can be assigned to Zone 2
Audio Performance Features:
  • symmetrical monolithic amplifier design with 11 identical amplifier channels for seamless sound integration
  • centrally mounted oversized toroidal transformer for stable, noise-free operation
  • copper-plated chassis
  • gold-plated RCA terminals
  • reference-class 32-bit/192kHz AKM (Asahi Kasei Microdevices) digital-to-analog converters on all channels
  • Marantz's Hyper Dynamic Amplifier Modules (HDAM) offer improved dynamic range and detail while reducing noise
  • current feedback circuit for accurate, natural sound at all volume levels
  • Pure Direct mode turns off unused circuitry for cleaner audio signals
  • bi-amp capability with compatible front speakers by reassigning "surround back" or "height" channels
Connections:
  • HDMI audio/video switching: 8 in (includes 1 front-panel input), 3 out
    • HDCP 2.2 technology ensures compatibility with 4K Ultra HD sources and TVs (all HDMI inputs and outputs)
    • HDR-compatible for extended picture contrast and brightness with compatible 4K TVs and HDR-encoded content
    • supports HDR10 and Dolby Vision
  • component video switching: 3 in, 1 out
  • composite video switching: 5 in, 2 out (includes front-panel input)
  • digital audio inputs: 2 optical and 2 coaxial
  • 7 analog stereo audio inputs (including front-panel input)
  • MM (moving magnet) phono input for connecting a turntable
  • 7.1-channel preamp inputs
  • 11.2-channel preamp outputs include outputs for 2 powered subwoofers
  • front-panel USB port for audio playback from USB memory devices
  • outputs for 11 speakers (Front L/R, Center, Surround L/R, Surround Back L/R, Height 1 L/R, Height 2 L/R)
  • Ethernet port for wired network connection
  • RS-232C, remote, IR, and 12 volt-trigger connections for use with external controllers
  • 1/4" headphone output
  • detachable power cord
General Features:
  • 4K/60p and 3D video pass-through
  • free Marantz remote app lets you use your compatible mobile device as a Wi-Fi remote
  • Setup Assistant guides you through the initial connection process and settings
  • intuitive, full-color on-screen guide
  • HDMI standby pass-through allows HDMI switching without powering up receiver
  • AM/FM tuner
  • remote control
  • 17-3/8"W x 7-5/16"H x 18-1/8"D (9-13/16"H with Wi-Fi antennas raised)
  • weight: 38.4 lbs.

 

 

Marantz SR8012 11.2-Channel AV Receiver Review By AVFORUMS

 

A very classy and feature-packed single-box solution.

by Steve Withers Dec 13, 2017 at 7:52 AM

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    Highly Recommended

    Marantz SR8012 11.2-Channel AV Receiver Review

    SRP: £2,699.00

    What is the Marantz SR8012?

    The Marantz SR8012 is the latest high-end surround sound AV receiver from the company and sits at the top of their AVR range, above the SR7012 which had previously been their flagship model. The SR8012 is being classed as a receiver by Marantz, although it doesn't have a built-in tuner so technically it's an AV amplifier. However, semantics aside, does it really matter because who really uses the tuner in an AV receiver these days and besides, you can still access Internet Radio so an actual tuner is largely redundant.

    That minor point aside, the SR8012 is the most feature-packed AVR that Marantz have ever released. First of all it has eleven channels of built-in amplification, which use Marantz's Hyper Dynamic Amplifier Modules (HDAM) and can deliver a claimed 205W per a channel. There is also full support for Dolby AtmosDTS:X and Auro-3D, allowing you to run a full 7.2.4 setup right out of the box, and the SR8012 includes Audyssey MultEQ XT32/LFC room equalisation with Sub EQ HT and support for the Audyssey app.

    There are eight HDMI inputs and three HDMI outputs that all supply 4K 60Hz, HDCP 2.2, Wide Colour Gamut (WCG) and High Dynamic Range – HDR10, Dolby Vision and Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG). There's also the HEOS multiroom system with support for WiFi, Bluetooth, AirPlay, Hi-Res Audio, Spotify Connect and Tidal. If that wasn't enough Marantz will be adding Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC), DTS Virtual:X and Amazon Alexa voice commands via firmware updates in 2018.

    That's an impressive set of features and if the SR8012 can deliver the kind of performance we've seen on Marantz's previous flagship models, then it has the makings of a serious contender in a highly competitive market place. Naturally the SR8012 isn't cheap and has a listed price of £2,699 as at the time of writing (December 2017) but when you consider all that it does, you could also say it's quite competitive. So let's set up the Marantz SR8012 and find out how it really performs.

     

    Design, Connections & Control

    Marantz SR8012 Design, Connections & Control

    The SR8012 might be a new model but it's business-as-usual as far as the design goes, with the classic Marantz look. That means you get the two-tone effect with the matte curved sides and a brushed metal central section. On the left hand side is a large input dial with the power button beneath it and on the right is a large volume dial. In between the two dials is an attractive circular display with a blue light around the outside, although this can be turned off if you prefer. The information the display shows is minimal but it's a classy touch and something of a Marantz design feature.

    The small round display is largely cosmetic because there's an excellent on-screen display, along with a second larger and more informative display behind a drop down flap, but it keeps the front panel clean and is a nice touch. Also behind the drop down flap is a set of basic controls and some additional inputs, including an HDMI connector and a USB port; along with a headphone jack, a composite video input, a stereo analogue input and a socket for the setup microphone. The SR8012 measures 440 x 185 x 450mm (WxHxD), weighs in at 17.4kg and is available in either black or silver-gold.

    Marantz SR8012 Design, Connections & Control

    The majority of the connections are at the rear and here you'll find seven more HDMI inputs and three HDMI outputs, the main one of which supports ARC (Audio Return Channel). All these connections support 4K/60p, 4:4:4, 3D, 21:9 Video, High Dynamic Range (HDR10 and Dolby Vision), Wide Colour Gamut (Rec.2020) and HDCP 2.2. Marantz will add support via firmware updates for broadcast HDR in the form of Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG) and object-based audio support via an Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC).

    Naturally there are legacy inputs including component and composite video, along with analogue audio inputs, not to mention coaxial and optical digital inputs. There's even a signal ground terminal for those with a turntable. In terms of other connections there's a LAN port, two 12V triggers, an IR Flasher and an RS232 port for serial control; as well as twin antennas which provide both built-in WiFi and Bluetooth.

    There are eleven sets of colour-coded binding posts, which are presented in a single line to make accessing them easier. These terminals are of decent quality and can accept bare wire, spade connectors or banana plugs. There are also pre-outs for all eleven channels in case you decide to use separate power amplifiers and the SR8012 has outputs for dual subwoofers.

     

    Marantz SR8012

    The SR8012 comes with Marantz's standard high-end remote control, which uses a black brushed metal effect and a silver trim. We like the Marantz controller, it's sensibly laid out, with well spaced and large buttons that make it quite ergonomic to operate, comfortable to hold and easy to use with one thumb. There’s a small display at the top, along with a handy backlight for use in a darkened room and overall we found the provided controller to be very effective.

    As an alternative you can also use the Marantz remote app, which is freely available for both iOS and Android. This app is excellent and provides full control of the SR8012 but also works in unison with the free HEOS remote app, allowing you move seamlessly between the two. These two apps are excellent and if you want to use the receiver as part of the HEOS multiroom system then you just switch into the HEOS app and then control all the online functions as well as all the devices connected to the HEOS network. It's all very slick and very impressive.

     

     It's business as usual in terms of the design but the build quality is better than previous models

     

    Features & Specs

    Marantz SR8012 Features & Specs

    The new SR8012 is about as feature-packed an AV receiver as you're likely to find, with every current format covered and a few new features in the pipeline. Let's start with the headline feature, which is the inclusion of eleven channels of built-in amplification. These high-quality amplifier stages are designed to enhance performance via carefully selected audiophile components including Marantz's Hyper Dynamic Amplifier Modules (HDAM) used in a current feedback topology. These pass the signal to the power stages, which deliver a claimed 205W per a channel to drive a full 7.1.4-channel home cinema setup without the need for additional external amplifiers. The SR8012 also uses Marantz sound-tuning throughout, drawing on experience with the company's two-channel amplifiers, including a copper-plated chassis and a centrally mounted, shielded toroidal transformer with high-current main power supply capacitors.

    The SR8012 includes Audyssey MultEQ XT32 for room equalisation and includes Audyssey LFC (Low Frequency Containment) which dynamically monitors the audio content and removes low frequencies that pass through walls, floors and ceilings, along with Audyssey Dynamic Volume which smoothes out annoying jumps in volume and Audyssey Dynamic EQ which provides tonal balancing at any volume level. There’s also the option for discrete subwoofers and the level and delay can be adjusted for each one separately. Audyssey Sub EQ HT is designed to make the integration of the two subwoofers seamless by compensating for any level and delay differences and applying EQ to both for better bass response.

    In conjunction with the supplied microphone, the Audyssey software exactly analyses each speaker’s output to optimise the overall listening experience. The SR8012 also supports the Audyssey MultEQ Editor App (available for purchase), which allows more advanced users to further customise their setup. The app offers the chance to not only run a full automated setup but to then customise that setup – including checking the speaker detection and room correction results, along with target sound options, midrange compensation, curve editor, MultEQ Filter Frequency range and Audyssey settings.

    Marantz SR8012 Features & Specs

    The SR8012 includes support for all the immersive audio formats such as Dolby AtmosDTS: X and even Auro-3D which is now included as standard (you previously needed to pay a fee to add Auro-3D). There's 11.2-channel processing with support for Dolby Atmos 7.2.4 and 9.2.2, as well as DTS:X and Neural:X 11.1, with DTS Virtual:X being added via free firmware update next year. Along with the eleven built-in channels of amplification, the SR8012 also has 11.2-channel preouts, should you wish to use different amplification.

    The video processor in the SR8012 also has the ability to transcode and upconvert standard definition and high definition analogue and digital video content to 4K Ultra HD. The receiver is certified by the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) and features a full suite of video calibration controls (for use by an ISF technician), along with ISF Day and ISF Night video modes. As mentioned previously there are eight HDMI inputs and three HDMI outputs with video support over HDMI for additional zones.

    There's built-in WiFi with 2.4GHz/5GHz dual band support and Bluetooth, both of which were quick and easy to setup, whilst the SR8012 also supports AirPlay, Spotify Connect and playback of DSD (2.8 MHz and 5.6 MHz) and ALAC, FLAC and WAV up to 24-bit/192 kHz files over connected networks or via USB. There's a clock jitter remover and the receiver includes the latest 32-bit AKM digital-to-analogue converters (DAC). The SR8012 also includes Internet Radio, DLNA 1.5 certification and a media player that, along with DSD, ALAC, FLAC and WAV, also supports WMA, MP3, WAV, AAC and AIFF. There are binding posts for a second stereo zone, and pre-amp outputs for a third stereo zone, whilst the Marantz also includes Crestron Connect support. Marantz even plan to add Amazon Alexa voice commands via a firmware update next year (UK only).

    The SR8012 includes the HEOS multiroom system which, depending on where you live, provides access to a wide array of music services (Spotify, Tidal, Amazon Prime Music, TuneIn, Soundcloud, Pandora, Napster, Deezer, iHeartRadio, Rhapsody and SiriusXM). It also allows seamless integration into the HEOS multiroom eco system and fast and intuitive control of any online or legacy source vial dual apps. The receiver can be grouped with HEOS speakers and can be either a group leader (master) or a group member (slave). The behaviour of the SR8012 is the same as any other HEOS speaker and, as a result, legacy inputs (CD, TV etc.) can be distributed throughout the house to other HEOS speakers which can access the inputs on the AVR as sources. The dual app approach also means that you can seamlessly move between the AVR app and the HEOS app.

     

     Aside from the absence of an AM/FM tuner, this is as feature-packed an AVR as you're ever likely to see

     

    Setup & Testing

    As with all Marantz receivers, the SR8012 is incredibly easy to setup thanks to their excellent Setup Assistant, which takes you through the entire process step by step. The Setup Assistant offers simple, clear and concise instructions to the end user through an effective graphical user interface. It covers everything from choosing your speaker layout to setting up your various inputs and outputs and any additional zones. It also checks the polarity of your speakers and the volume of your subwoofer(s) before taking you through the Audyssey MultEQ XT32 room equalisation process using the included microphone.

    The SR8012 is quipped with the flagship Audyssey suite of advanced DSP algorithms and features Audyssey MultEQ XT32 automatic room acoustic correction. The supplied measurement microphone analyses each speaker's output (including the subwoofers) at up to 8 measurement locations and then generates digital filters that optimize each channel for the correct frequency and time domain response. Marantz have even included a handy cardboard stand for those who don't have a tripod for the microphone.

    For most people we would recommend using the Audyssey software to setup their SR8012 and perform the room equalisation but there is also the option of performing a manual setup if you prefer. For more advanced users there's also the Audyssey MultEQ Editor App which has been designed with both professionals and enthusiasts in mind. The app guides the user through the measurement and calibration process via detailed in-app explanations, providing a graphical representation of the before and after measurements, as well as offering the ability to select target sound options, add mid-range compression, edit custom curves and change the roll-off of the frequency range.

    In testing we started with a basic 2-channel setup, before moving on to a 5.1-channel speaker configuration and then a 7.1-channel setup. After that we tested the SR8012's immersive audio capabilities with Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and Auro-3D. We used a full 7.2.4 setup with three front channels, two side channels, two rear channels, two subwoofers and four overhead speakers. We used a range of content including movies and music in 5.1, along with movies in 7.1 and Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and Auro-3D soundtracks. We used CDs, SACDs, DVD-Audio, Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray as our primary sources along with high resolution audio files and various streaming services including Spotify and Tidal.

     

     The SR8012 is incredibly easy to set up but is also very flexible, making it a great single box solution

     

    Performance

    As usual we kicked off reviewing the SR8012 by listening to various lossless 5.1- and 7.1-channel mixes using both Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio soundtracks. We've reviewed quite a few Marantz receivers over the years, so we had a pretty good idea what to expect and the SR8012 didn't disappoint. It handled the various soundtracks very effectively, delivering an enjoyably nuanced performance and producing an open front soundstage. The music and effects were spread across the three front channels with accuracy, whilst dialogue was centred on the screen, always remaining clear and defined. The steering of effects around the room as equally as precise, retaining a balanced tone and a nice surround presence. The SR8012 handled bass equally as well, with the lower frequencies and the LFE channels nicely integrated with the other speakers in the system and allowing the subwoofers to create a solid sonic foundation.

    In terms of titles that we used to test the SR8012, we started with the original Blu-ray release of Gravity , which has a highly directional Dolby TrueHD 5.1 soundtrack. The Marantz handled this complex sound design extremely well, retaining the subtle details and keeping all the speakers tonally balanced. This is important because as the dialogue and effects were steered around the room, they remained clear and focused. The sound designers also cleverly use low frequency effects to create the sensation of being in a vacuum, where sound would actually be transmitted through your body. The SR8012 also handled this well, underpinning the action with subtle low frequencies and replicating the creative intentions of the mix.

    Another disc that we frequently use in testing is the Blu-ray of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes which has a superb 7.1-channel DTS-HD Maser Audio soundtrack. The opening scene in particular is a brilliantly conceived piece of multi-layered sound design that gradually builds as the scene progresses. The SR8012 delivered the subtle elements with great skill, revealing the quiet breathing of the apes within the falling rain and picking out the sound of them almost silently moving through the trees as thunder rolled overhead. As the choral music on the soundtrack got louder the other effects were still precisely delivered within the sound field and when the apes began their deer hunt, the SR8012 showed excellent dynamic range as the soundstage burst into life.

    As is the case with all receivers that support Dolby Atmos and DTS:X, the SR8012 also includes Dolby Surround and DTS Neural:X upmixers, both of which proved very effective. You could use Dolby Surround or DTS Neural:X on both Dolby and DTS soundtracks but we tended to use Dolby Surround with Dolby soundtracks and DTS Neural:X with DTS soundtracks. They're both very capable of taking 5.1- or 7.1-channel sources and upmixing them to use all 11 channels during playback. The scene of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes we mentioned in the previous paragraph really opened up with the sound of thunder rolling above us thanks to the overhead speakers. The same was true with the Dolby Digital Plus soundtrack on the Netflix show The Punisher, with the upmixing adding another dimension to audio. We don't usually approve of audio processing but we found that both these upmixing features were capable of delivering a greater sense of immersion without adversely affecting the original sound experience.

    The SR8012 can also decode Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and Auro-3D soundtracks right out of the box, although its the inclusion of eleven channels of amplification that sets it apart from previous Marantz receivers. The SR8012 can deliver a full 7.2.4-channel system without needing to resort to additional amplification, aside from the subwoofers of course. That means you can enjoy the full benefit of object-based immersive audio and, as with the more traditional multi-channel soundtracks, the Marantz proved an extremely capable performer. We watched the Ultra HD Blu-ray of Atomic Blondeand we enjoyed how the receiver delivered the bone-crunching action in the DTS:X soundtrack with the precision of a guided missile.

    The same was true of the Ultra HD Blu-ray of Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets with the over-the-top visuals making full use of the overhead speakers to bring the futuristic world to life. The SR8012 was an accomplished performer with multi-dimensional audio, producing a hemisphere of sound around which objects are moved with precision. Crucially the SR8012 didn't struggle to run all the channels simultaneously and whilst Marantz's claimed power numbers are heavily manipulated, in terms of the actual performance the receiver was capable of retaining enough headroom to give these immersive audio soundtracks plenty of dynamic range. The SR8012 could go loud without distorting or sounding brittle and it could drive all the channels for a prolonged period without running out of steam, which is always a danger when cramming so much amplification into a single box. It is certainly powerful enough to fill the average-sized living room with object-based audio and once combined with an active subwoofer, or two, the result is a big and solid soundstage.

    The SR8012 also handled two-channel music extremely well, with the new Waterboys album 'Out of All This Blue' sounding superb. The receiver delivered the eclectic mixture of songs with clarity and a pleasing sense of fun. The Marantz is a classy performer and it handled the acoustic songs, the more rockier tracks and the country influenced numbers with real style. As is often the case, the most effective results were gained by running the Marantz in its Pure Direct two-channel mode without the subwoofer, although if you prefer to use your sub with music that also works very well. Aside from streaming music from our network and via Bluetooth, we also tried through USB and AirPlay and, overall, the SR8012 delivered excellent results. Where possible we try to keep the resolution of our music as high as possible but we did find that the Marantz could be surprisingly sympathetic to heavily compressed sources.

     

     This is one classy amplifier with an excellent level of sound quality and an impressive overall performance

     

    Conclusion

    9

    AVForumsSCORE

    OUT OF

    10

    Pros

    • Excellent sound quality
    • 11 channels of amplification built-in
    • Dolby Atmos, DTS:X & Auro-3D capable
    • Dolby Vision & HLG support
    • HEOS multiroom included
    • Easy to setup and use
    • Attractive design and well made

    Cons

    • No AM/FM tuner

    Marantz SR8012 11.2-Channel AV Receiver Review

     

    Should I buy one?

    If you're looking for a single-box solution to all your immersive audio needs then the 11-channel Marantz SR8012 should definitely be on your short list. This AV Receiver is beautifully designed and very well made, with as comprehensive a set of connections as you're likely to find and crucially all of its 8 HDMI inputs and 3 HDMI outputs support 4K/60p, 4:4:4, 3D, Rec.2020, HDR10, HLG, Dolby Vision and HDCP 2.2. The main HDMI output also supports the Audio Return Channel, which Marantz plan to upgrade to eARC next year.

    In fact the SR8012 is absolutely feature-packed with support for Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and Auro-3D, which means you can run a full 7.2.4 setup right out of the box. Other features include ISF certification and Audyssey MultEQ XT32 with the option to buy the Audyssey MultEQ Editor App and thus fine tune your system. Speaking of apps, the Marantz AVR remote app is excellent and combines seamlessly with the HEOS app, allowing you to run a full multiroom network. Marantz even plan to add DTS Virtual:X support and Amazon Alexa voice commands via firmware updates.

    Of course all the features in the world mean little if the receiver in question doesn't deliver in terms of sound quality but thankfully that isn't an issue with the SR8012. It delivers the kind of classy performance we expect from Marantz, with a nuanced soundstage around which effects are delivered with precision. The dialogue is clear, the tonal balance is good and the bass is well integrated, resulting in a wonderfully immersive sound field. There is also a nice musicality to the SR8012, which is something of a Marantz trademark, and allows the receiver to double as an excellent amplifier for 2-channel sources.

    The eleven channels of built-in amplification are also powerful enough to actually drive a full 7.2.4 system which is a relief as there's always a danger that a single box running so many channels simultaneously might run out of steam. However the SR8012 handled our full setup with ease and never appeared to struggle or run out of head room. A very few people might miss the tuner but in every other sense the Marantz SR8012 AV Receiver has the lot and it delivers an impressive performance to boot, as such it comes highly recommended.
     

    What are the alternatives?

    If you're looking for an 11-channel single box solution the options are limited but the obvious alternative also comes from the Sound United group in the shape of the Denon AVR-X6400H. This 11-channel AV Receiver offers all the same features as the SR8012 but also includes a tuner and can currently be picked up for £1,999 making it a bit of a bargain. The Denon might not be quite as musically tuned as the Marantz, nor does it have the toroidal transformer and higher quality components, but there's no denying that the former is equally as capable of delivering an immersive surround sound experience. We haven't reviewed the X6400H yet but the Denon AVR-X6300H really impressed us when we tested that last year, so the new model is definitely worth considering.

    If you have a bigger budget then you could also consider the Anthem 1120 AV Receiver, which is excellent in terms of performance but will set you back a hefty £4,399. Anthem Room Correction is one of the best room equalisation features available and the 1120 can deliver a superb performance with both 2-channel and multi-channel audio. The 1120 does include an FM tuner, along with support for HLG and Dolby Vision, but if Auro-3D, HEOS multiroom, Amazon Alexa voice commands, DTS Virtual:X and eARC are important to you then you'd be better off choosing the cheaper Denon and Marantz models.

     

    Highly Recommended

     

    Marantz SR8012 AV Receiver (2017) Information Hub

    Suggested retail price when reviewed: £2,699.00

     

    The Rundown

    Sound Quality

    9

    Features

    9

    Connectivity

    9

    Build Quality

    9

    Value For Money

    8

    Verdict

    9
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