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Marantz SR8012

11.2-channel home theater receiver with Wi-Fi®, Dolby Atmos®, Apple® AirPlay® 2, and HEOS

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Overview

Our take on the Marantz SR8012

Marantz has long been known for producing top-quality home theater receivers, but they've really raised the bar with their latest flagship model. The SR8012 is the company's first receiver to boast 11 channels of power. Drawing on features from Marantz's two-channel Reference series, this powerful receiver combines high-end amplifier technology and advanced sound tuning with the most immersive video and surround sound available, for an unparalleled home theater experience.

A fresh take on top-notch home theater

Marantz has long been known for producing top-quality home theater receivers, but they've really raised the bar with their latest flagship model. The SR8012 is the company's first receiver to boast 11 channels of power. Drawing on features from Marantz's two-channel Reference series, this powerful receiver combines high-end amplifier technology and advanced sound tuning with the most immersive video and surround sound available, for an unparalleled home theater experience.

Packed with cutting-edge features

The SR8012 offers full support for 4K Ultra HD video, and even upscales HD and standard definition video to 4K resolution. Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, and Auro-3D put you in the middle of the action with realistic, multidimensional surround sound. Stream music from different sources and enjoy high-resolution music in your living room — or in any room of your house.

Marantz SR8012

Built for solid audio performance

Housed inside a copper-plated chassis, the SR8012's symmetrical monolithic amplifier design features eleven identical amplifier channels with a large, centrally mounted toroidal transformer. At 140 watts per channel, there's plenty of power to fill large rooms with thrilling sound. Advanced 32-bit digital-to-analog converters on all eleven channels ensure high-fidelity, low-distortion sound.

This receiver lets you enjoy clear, detailed music with playback of high-resolution audio formats. Special processing cleans up lower-resolution audio formats, letting you get the most out of the ample streaming music choices you get through Wi-Fi, Bluetooth®, and Apple® AirPlay®.

Streamline your music with HEOS

Built-in HEOS technology lets you access all of your music — from your personal library, internet radio, and popular streaming services like Pandora®, Spotify®, and TIDAL.

This receiver can be easily integrated into a wireless multi-room audio system. Stream music to HEOS wireless speakers in different rooms, and control each room's speakers independently with the free HEOS app. The app lets you control playback, browse music sources, and select which rooms you want to use. Play the same music throughout your home, or listen to something different in each room.

Customizable amp configurations let you set up the system you want

The SR8012's 11-channel amplifier gives you extra flexibility to expand your system into other rooms of your house. In your living room, you can set up a 9.1-channel surround sound system, or a 7.1.2-channel Atmos system with a pair of upward-firing or overhead speakers. That leaves you with two amplifier channels you can reassign to power a set of speakers outdoors or in another room. If you're happy with a 7.1-channel system in your home theater, this receiver can power speakers in two additional zones. Or the extra height channels can be used to bi-amp a pair of compatible front speakers for more powerful sound.

Product Highlights:

    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
    • IMAX Enhanced certification for improved performance with IMAX Enhanced content (via future firmware update)
    • 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 and Streaming 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 2 lets you stream directly from an iPhone® or iPad® and ask Siri to play Apple Music
      • supports multi-room audio with compatible wireless speakers
    • 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.
    • warranty: 3 years
    • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

    What's in the Box:

    • 11.2ch AV receiver
    • 6' AC power cord
    • Remote control (RC038SR)
    • Two "AAA" batteries
    • Sound calibration microphone (ACM1HB)
    • Microphone stand
    • 2 WLAN/Bluetooth antennas
    • FM wire antenna
    • AM loop antenna
    • Quick Start Guide
    • Safety Instructions
    • Notes On Radio
    • Warranty Information
    • Microphone Stand Assembly Instructions
    • Sheet of self-adhesive cable labels
    • Spotify brochure
    • "Bluetooth/WiFi Certified" sheet

    I am glad to purchase this wonderful product. The superb clarity of the sound, it operates flawlessly, and everything you dream of on an audio video receiver. In addition, it is made in Japan where electronics are its forte.

    Jamie, Northridge, CA

    Reviews

    Marantz SR8012 Reviews

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    (18 Reviews)

    Marantz SR8012

    Artur from Garfield, NJ on 11/27/2018

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great receiver , used to own Yamaha recivers but Boy the sound is tatolly different. The menus are awesome, the set up, and the Audyssey is much better then Yamaha offers. Don't get me wrong Yamaha isn't a bad company I just think that Marantz is better and that's just me. It will take more time for me to fully get to know the Marantz 8012 because I just printed manuals 345 pages, so yeah it will the a while to ready everything. Then I will be able to really understand the things that the receiver has to offer. So yes it is a very expensive AV but like they say something for something !!!

    Pros: Great quality, great sound, Audyssey is awesome!!!

    Cons: Expensive

    Marantz SR8012 The flagship HT receiver

    Bill from Greenville, IN on 11/12/2018

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This Receiver is a beast plain and simple. I currently have it hooked up to a Samsung plasma tv and the 4k up scaling is phenomenal. Eventually it will power def tech 9080 series towers and center plus svs heights as well but this thing Rocks my current 7.1 Klipsch setup. It doesn't run that hot like others have said but I will have to keep watch on that aspect. Set up was easy and I like the remote that comes with it and the apps seem to be easy to use . Yes its costly but its worth it. I have been trying to find things that make it a deal breaker but it just keeps getting better and better. I have had other receivers that I thought was awesome but the SR8012 just simply blows the others out of the water. If you want a great (not just good) Home Theater system ,this is where you start. Looks like the 65 C8 Oled is next and its going to be awesome. I was a Denon man now the Sr8012 has changed my mind completely. This is one of those things that the day after or the week after I don't regret it and neither will you. Looks great also and the wife just loves it so its a win win situation. Cheers

    Pros: Well built, looks great. sounds great, easy to use and is plain and simple a beast of a receiver. Great for movies and music and I can put a sweet tune on all my speakers for those special effects. I like it a lot!!

    Cons: Kind of costly but as long as the wife's ok with it I guess we are good to go. May run hot but I haven't experienced that yet so I will monitor the situation.

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    Jamie from Northridge, CA on 11/4/2018

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I am glad to purchase this wonderful product. The superb clarity of the sound, it operates flawlessly, and everything you dream of on an audio video receiver. In addition, it is made in Japan where electronics are its forte.

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    Truly great sound production, 2 way for music or for TV surround sound

    Dave from Afton, OK on 10/8/2018

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    It is a Marantz, if you are into autio you know about Marantz. I am setting up an up grade surround system for movie watching and music listening in my living room. Going to "spare no expense" on this system. We will be buying one of the 82" Samsung tv during the Christmas sales time, so I needed an up grade on the sound system to go with it. I am using Kef R series speakers, R900 for the fronts, R700 for the surrounds, and R300 for the rears. The R600 center, and two R400 subs for the base. If you get high grade speakers, you have to go with a really good receiver to drive them. So far I have just been able to connect them for a sound check and with the Marantz, Kef coupling it sounds superb, warm, full spectrum with all the details. You can hear things on source materials, vinyl, CD's, or DVD's you have not heard before. Using the Marantz SR8012 gives me the ability to expand into a true 11.2 system with the Dolby Atmos in the ceiling at a later date as the SR8020 is designed from the ground to do just that. Heavenly sounding music and a hard driving surround sound movie system all rolled into one. What is not to like.

    Pros: Easy set up with the complexity being dependent only on how much you want it to do. How many surround channels or how many zones. How difficult will the wiring be.

    Cons: None yet.

    Poor Tech Support

    Paul from Holly Springs, NC on 9/21/2018

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Awesome receiver......if you don't have any problems. First tear support has you recycle the units (router and AVR) and if that doesn't work they want you to ship in in for repair. I figured out the problem while on the phone, after refusing to send it in for service. 1st tear is more like a receptionist with a script. Still having problems with heos no longer seeing the unit (after it already did), 2nd tear's tech support solution is to factory reset and if that doesn't work to ship it back. Could not even get 2nd tear to call me to discuss my issues.

    Pros: Everything you would want.......if it works

    Cons: Denon Tech Support

    Crutchfield response on 9/24/2018 Paul, whenever you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our Tech Support team right away. They can help you solve the problem or set up a return within 60 days of purchase. We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

    Amazing

    Crutchfield customer from York, SC on 8/27/2018

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This receiver has it all! I can tell a huge difference between my old receiver and this one. The sound quality is so clear. Every little nuance is there now that was missing. Next Martin Logan Electrostatic speakers.

    Pros: Everything

    Cons: None yet

    Excellent AVR

    Robert from North Easton, MA on 7/7/2018

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Outstanding AVR. A snap to setup. Sound is clean with an excellent sound field. iPad app works flawlessly. I also get the distinct impression that my video clarity is improved. If you can afford this unit buy it.

    Pros: Great sound Improved picture Easy setup Great iPad apps

    Cons: Unit is heavy

    Best AVR Hands Down

    Sam from Fresno, CA on 6/27/2018

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    Absolutely GORGEOUS performance from this Marantz Flagship receiver which by the way is second to NONE! I have owned with just about every flagship AVR out there but this one is just outstanding and is has a much better sound quality, build quality, beauty, video quality etc... then the rest. Highly Recommend to true home theater enthusiasts and true audiophiles

    Pros: Crisp yet warm natural life-like sound and beautiful video performance. Build quality is to die for.

    Cons: Zero

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    E. from Las Vegas on 4/26/2018

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The 8012 is an exceptional product! Both for home theather AND for two channel listening, this unit deserves serious consideration.

    Pros: Everything.

    Cons: None.

    Outstanding Marantz SR8012

    Marty from Punta Gorda, FL on 4/4/2018

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The SR8012 has the warm,smooth, Marantz sound for instrumentals and vocals. The richness, air, sustain, silence and clarity are all present and accounted for. What I am extremely happy to report, is the attack, speed and clean power that this thing pumps into surround soundtracks! The overall musicality could not be any more well presented! The Marantz engineers have produced a well rounded beast!

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    Chris from Omaha, NE on 2/22/2018

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Beautiful, rich sound. Replaced a high-end Onkyo and have been pleasantly surprised with the performance! Highly recommend!

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    Pure Precision

    Raymond from Fresno, CA on 2/14/2018

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Mind boggling performance. Truly state of the art AVR that will satisfy even the most demanding audiophile (like me lol). Have to see and hear to believe. If you can afford to pay $3K for this miracle, don't wait another moment. Get it ASAP and enjoy it and trust me, its worth every penny. Performance, Build quality, looks and everything is just SUPERB. Certainly exceeded my expectations and I couldn't be happier.

    Pros: The name Marantz Flagship says it all.

    Cons: Zilch

    Too Good To Be True

    Ray from Sacramento, CA on 2/13/2018

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The sound this Receiver creates is to die for. If you're wondering if there is an AV Receiver out there thats second to none, this is it!!!The Marantz SR8012 WILL blow your socks off and leave your jaw dropped on the floor and you will not be able to pick it up. Im still trying to pick up my jaw off the floor to this day but, no success. This thing has too much for me to boast and brag about proudly, so you just have to take my word for it and see for yourself. I have owned almost every high end receiver but this one blows them away. True Story!

    Pros: Sound Quality, Build Quality, Looks, GUI, Ease of Use, Features and Etc.

    Cons: ?? Can't think of a single thing.

    Marantz SR8012

    Crutchfield customer from Lafayette, LA on 1/16/2018

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Honestly made a difference in sound quality. Drives my 7.2 system with plenty of power. Planning to utilize in new media (will be 7.2.4 w/ B & W speakers). Hope it will power the new system as well. Crutchfield folks were very helpful in my decision.

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    Great Receiver

    TA from Auburn, WA on 1/11/2018

    I haven't had much time to spend on reviewing every crucial aspect of this receiver, but I must say.. the sound quality is amazing ! I've had a Pioneer VSX-94 for the past ten years. My speakers are why I thought it sounded so good. (All my speakers are Definitive Tech) Mythos ST-L'S - front, CLR-3000-center, BPVX-surrounds, Pro-1000 Rear surrounds. (7.2) I'm a musician at heart, have been since the age of 10. I know sound quality through out the entire frequency range. My choice of Dolby Atmos speakers are the SVS prime Elevation. (Hope to get them up and going soon). This was the first time with Audyssey, but the set up was effortless. Entire bass response was clean and smooth. It set the cross over on all speakers about 20hz over frequency range except for the towers. I was playing back movies I knew well and was hearings things I never heard before. My hunting dog was setting at attention listening to all the different surround sounds. She only did this with The movie the (grey). where the wolf's were howling. Listening to movie sound tracks with this unit is like listening to Hi-res music. .it's that good. I adjusted the amp impedance from 8 to 6 ohms and made a big difference. From 0 to 98 volume dial, in a 19 by 22ft room at 67 is about 70db. It has plenty of rich power. It's does run a little warm. (no concern) But if you don't have it in a open setting , with at least 8" clear above, I would get a small quiet fan. If it stays cool, all the better.

    Pros: Everything

    Cons: so far none

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    Crutchfield customer from Mercer Island, WA on 1/5/2018

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    The sound out of this thing is amazing. Just need to buy more speakers!

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    Flagship model and it shows

    Ryan from Grimes, IA on 12/23/2017

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    If you can afford it...and you need 11 channels this is the one to get. I have converted my AV to 4k throughout and needed a 4k friendly reveiver. I originally bought the SR 7011decided to also go with a 5.2.4 Dolby Atmos setup so then purchased the Denon AVRx6300h...really didnt like how the Denon sounded (not biased I loved my previous 3312ci) compared to Marantz so bit the bullet and bought the big daddy. I am running full Klipsch reference pro speakers (RP280Fs/450c/240s and 140SA)along with dual SVS 12 inch subs. I had the luxury of listening to and trialing all three receivers at the same time on my own equipment in my own room. I simply cannot overstate how much better/warmer/truer and less "harsh" the Marantz sounded to my ears (personal preference) over the Denon. I wanted 11 channels to run the 5.2.4 setup but still run a zone 2 that goes to outdoor patio. The new toroidal transformer is HUGE, illuminated with blue lights internally (looks great) and ran about 25 degrees less warm than the Denon. I listen to both music (wide range from Metallica-Coldplay-country) as well as home theatre. This has plenty of headroom in my setup. Pairs well with Alexa. I really like the sound imaging from the included Auro 3D as well (no need to pay for upgrade like other models). I also really liked the cleaner look of Marantz vs Denon. Definitely not cheap but like everything else you get what you pay for....there is a reason this unit is on backorder nearly everywhere.

    Pros: Power Build quality Aesthetics Sounds amazing

    Cons: $$$

    Great sound

    Brian from Ohio on 12/19/2017

    This 8012 sounds great, always been a denon man, but this has a nice warm sound

    Pros: Does every thing

    Cons: Cost

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    Features and Specs

    Amplification
    Number Of Channels 11
    Stereo RMS Power (watts) 140
    THD in Stereo 0.05 %
    Frequency Bandwidth (stereo) 20-20k Hz
    Minimum Impedance L/R 4 ohms
    Minimum Impedance Center 4 ohms
    Minimum Impedance Surround 4 ohms
    General Features
    Internet-ready Yes
    Bluetooth Built-in
    Apple AirPlay AirPlay 2
    Alexa-compatible Yes
    Google Home-compatible Yes
    Chromecast built-in No
    DTS Play-Fi No
    App Remote Control Yes
    USB port for iPod/iPhone No
    FM Sensitivity 12.8 dBf
    HD Radio Tuner No
    On-Screen Display Thru HDMI
    Auto Speaker Calibration Audyssey MultEQ XT32
    HDCP 2.2 for 4K Video Yes
    HDR-compatible HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG
    HDMI Standby Pass-through Yes
    4K Video Upscaling Yes
    HDMI to HDMI Upconversion Yes
    DLNA Certified
    MHL-compatible No
    Multibrand Remote Control Yes
    Learning Remote Yes
    LCD Remote
    Width (inches) 17-3/8
    Height (inches) 7-1/4
    Depth (inches) 18-9/16
    Weight (pounds) 38.4
    Parts Warranty 3 Years
    Labor Warranty 3 Years
    Multi-room Audio--Video
    Powered Multi-room Audio Output Yes
    Preamp Multi-room Audio Output Yes
    Multi-room HDMI Output Yes
    Surround Processing
    Dolby Digital DD, TrueHD, DD+, EX
    Dolby Atmos Yes
    DTS DTS, HD, HDMA, ES, Neo6, 96/24
    DTS:X Yes
    Inputs & Outputs
    Phono Input 1
    Audio-Video Inputs 8
    Audio-only Inputs 2
    Component Video Inputs 3
    Component Video Monitor Outputs 1
    Optical Digital Inputs 2
    Coaxial Digital Inputs 2
    Optical Digital Outputs None
    Coaxial Digital Outputs None
    HDMI Inputs 8
    HDMI Monitor Outputs 3
    Subwoofer Outputs 2
    Discrete Subwoofer Outputs Yes
    Multi-Channel Analog Input Yes
    Multi-channel Preamp Output Yes
    Main Speaker Output Pairs 1
    Main Speaker Terminals Posts
    Ethernet Port 1
    USB Connections 1 Front
    Removable Power Cord IEC 2-prong

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    Audio Features

    11-Channel Discrete Amplifier: The Marantz SR8012's powerful amplifier section features discrete high current output devices on all eleven channels, and all amp channels are configured identically. Rated at 140 watts with 2 channels driven (8, 0.05%, 20Hz-20kHz), the SR8012 has the ability to drive lower impedance 4 speakers on all channels. The AV receiver's amplifier section employs Marantz's exclusive HDAM technology and Current Feed Topology, as well as a large toroidal transformer for exceptional sound quality, dynamic range, and clarity.

    • HDAMs (Hyper Dynamic Amplifier Module): The SR8012 utilizes Marantz HDAM (Hyper Dynamic Amplifier Module) technology that provides superior low noise wideband performance in an all-discrete configuration, compared to conventional op amp ICs. Furthermore, the 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.
    • Current Feedback Topology: The SR8012 features high grade audio components that have been carefully selected. The whole internal circuit further enhances audio quality by delicately handling all signals via the Marantz-own HDAMs (Hyper Dynamic Amplifier Module) in Current Feedback topology before passing them on to the power stage to fire up the connected speakers.
    • Large Toroidal Transformer & Copper Plated Chassis: A large toroidal transformer, mounted centrally for mechanical balance, as well as a copper plated chassis and gold-plated terminals provide the power, rigidity, and connectivity you need for exceptional sound quality from an AV receiver.

    Amplifier Assignment: The SR8012's eleven discrete amplifier channels can be configured to accommodate your type of home theater setup - from a 7.2ch system with two powered zones to a full 7.2.4ch Dolby Atmos setup.

    • 11ch: Provides 11ch playback by assigning all eleven internal amplifiers to the receiver's Main Zone. Front, Center, Surround Back, Height 1, and Height 2 speakers can all be played back at the same time in the Main Zone. This amplifier configuration can support up to 7.2.4ch or 9.2.2ch Dolby Atmos/DTS:X.
    • 9ch Bi-Amp: Assigns all eleven amplifiers of the receiver to the Main Zone with the front speakers bi-amped. Up to nine total speakers are be connected at one time - including Front, Center, Surround, Surround Back and Height speakers. The receiver's Height 2 amplifier channels are assigned to bi-amp the front speakers. A bi-amplification connection uses two amplifiers for one speaker. One amplifier is connected to the woofer section of a loudspeaker while the other is connected to the combined midrange and tweeter section. With this arrangement each amplifier operates over a limited frequency range, making its job easier. This amplifier configuration can support up to 7.2.2ch Dolby Atmos/DTS:X.
    • 9ch + Zone 2 or Zone 3: The receiver's eleven amplifier channels are assigned to power a 9ch speaker system in the Main Zone and stereo speakers in either Zone 2 or Zone 3 (not both). The Main Zone will consists of Front, Center, Surround, Surround Back and Height speakers. The receiver's Height 2 amplifier channels are assigned to power Zone 2. This amplifier configuration can support up to 7.1.2ch Dolby Atmos/DTS:X.
    • 9ch + Zone2/3-Mono: Assigns nine of the amplifier channels of the AV receiver for 9ch playback in the Main Zone and one amplifier each to Zone 2 and Zone 3 for mono audio in each zone. The Main Zone will consist of Front, Center, Surround, Surround Back and Height speakers. The receiver's Height 2 amplifier channels are assigned to power both Zone 2 and Zone 3 for mono sound. This amplifier configuration can support up to 7.2.2ch Dolby Atmos/DTS:X.
    • 9ch + Front B: Assigns nine amplifier channels of the receiver to the Main Zone for up to 9ch playback and two amplifier channels to power another pair of front speakers in the Main Zone for stereo playback only. Up to eleven total speakers can be connected in the Main Zone - including Front, Center, Surround, Surround Back, Height, and Front B speakers. The receiver's Height 2 amplifier channels are assigned to power the Front B speakers. This amplifier configuration can support up to 7.2.2ch Dolby Atmos/DTS:X.
    • 7ch Bi-Amp + Zone 2: Assigns nine amplifiers of the receiver to the Main Zone with the front speakers bi-amped and two amplifier channels assigned to Zone 2 to power a pair of speakers in another room. The 7ch speaker system will consists of Front, Center, Surround, and Surround Back. The receiver's Height channels are reassigned to bi-amp the front speakers and power Zone 2. The Surround Back speakers of the main zone can be re-assigned for up to 5.2.2ch Dolby Atmos/DTS:X.
    • 7ch + Zone 2/3: Assigns seven amplifier channels to the Main Zone for 7ch playback and four amplifiers to Zone 2 and Zone 3 for stereo playback in each zone. The 7ch speaker system will consists of Front, Center, Surround, and Surround Back. The receiver's Height amplifier channels are reassigned to power both Zone 2 and Zone 3. The Surround Back speakers of the main zone can be re-assigned for up to 5.2.2ch Dolby Atmos/DTS:X.
    • 5.1ch Full Bi-Amp: In this mode you can bi-amp the front, center, and surround speakers for improved sound quality with bi-amp capable speakers in a traditional 5.1 layout. Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, AURO-3D not supported with this configuration. Zone 2 & Zone 3 are only available using pre-outs with separate amplifiers.
    Note: The receiver's Height 1 & 2 amplifier speaker channels in a 11ch, 9ch, or 7ch amplifier configuration can be configured as Top Front, Top Middle, Top Rear, Front Dolby, or Surround Dolby for Dolby Atmos or DTS:X.

    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. In addition, the receiver utilizes a Hybrid PLL Clock Jitter Reducer to eliminate distortion caused by jitter errors for a more accurate reproduction of the recording the way the artist intended.

    Compatible Digital Audio Formats: The AV receiver supports the following stereo & multichannel digital audio formats through its HDMI jacks and optical/coax digital inputs.

    Digital Audio Connector Audio Signal Type Audio Signal Format
    HDMI 2Ch Linear PCM 2ch, 32-192kHz, 16/20/24-bit
    Multichannel Linear PCM 8ch, 32-192kHz, 16/20/24-bit
    Bitstream Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital EX, DTS, DTS ES, DTS 96/24
    High Definition Audio Bitstream Dolby Atmos, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS:X, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS-HD High Resolution, DTS Express
    Optical/Coaxial 2Ch Linear PCM 2ch, 32-96kHz, 16/20/24-bit
    Multichannel Linear PCM 6ch, 32-96Hz, 16/20/24-bit
    Bitstream Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital EX, DTS, DTS ES, DTS 96/24

    Immersive Surround Sound: The Marantz 8012 AV receiver goes beyond regular surround with the latest immersive surround sound formats, including Dolby Atmos,  DTS:X, & AURO-3D.

    • Dolby Atmos: Dolby Atmos surround sound technology dispenses with channel-based coding in favor of more advanced object-based coding, giving the soundtrack designer the ability to precisely place sounds anywhere in the 3-dimensional space. Now you can enjoy this same award-winning technology at home with the SR8012 that lets you connect a 5.2 or 7.2 surround sound speaker system and 2-4 additional overhead speakers or 2-4 Dolby Atmos elevation speakers for the ultimate home theater experience. You can even create a 9.2.2ch Dolby Atmos system.
      • A 5.2.2 configuration is based on a traditional 5.2 speaker layout complemented by 2 overhead or Dolby Atmos-enabled speakers.
      • A 5.2.4 configuration is based on a traditional 5.2 speaker layout complemented by 4 overhead or Dolby Atmos-enabled speakers.
      • A 7.2.2 configuration is based on a more advanced 7.2 speaker layout complemented by 2 overhead or Dolby Atmos-enabled speakers.
      • A 7.2.4 configuration is based on a more advanced 7.2 speaker layout complemented by 4 overhead, or Dolby Atmos-enabled speakers.
      • A 9.2.2 configuration is based on a more advanced 9.2 speaker layout complemented by 2 overhead, or Dolby Atmos-enabled speakers.
    • DTS:X: The receiver is equipped with DTS:X decoder technology. DTS:X brings the home theater experience to new heights with its immersive object based audio technology which removes the bounds of channels. The flexibility of objects allows for sound to be scaled large or small and moved around the room with greater accuracy than ever before leading to a richer immersive audio experience.
    • AURO-3D: This receiver is equipped with an Auro-3D decoder. With Auro-3D, Front Height, Surround Height and Top Surround are added to a conventional 5.1-channel system to achieve a natural and realistic soundfield that is three-dimensional and fully immersive. You will be able to fully enjoy Auro-3D playback if you properly place the speakers for Auro-3D. Auro-3D does not support a Dolby Atmos configuration using Top Front, Top Middle, Top Rear, or any Dolby Atmos Enabled speakers. But it is possible to support both an Auro-3D and Dolby Atmos by adding Front Height and Rear Height speakers to a 5.1 configuration. For an optimum Auro-3D experience Surround Height speakers are strongly recommended.

    Post Decoding Formats: The Marantz AV receiver supports Dolby Surround & DTS Neural:X to enhance 2-channel and multichannel decoding formats. It will also be able to support DTS Virtual:X through a future firmware update (no ETA).

    • Dolby Surround: Dolby Surround offers an enhanced cinema experience to your 2ch or multichannel movie soundtracks using your existing 5.1ch, 7.1ch, or Dolby Atmos speaker setup. Dolby Surround enhances audio definition by improving the spatial dimension and overall audio definition of movie soundtracks. It does this by using four distinct surround zones that provide greater control over the exact placement of each detail in a movie sound track, so audio can be matched more accurately to the video on screen; this means more depth and greater realism for your movies. As a result, individual sounds are clearer and more distinct. It also improves the surround sound experience across the entire theater by widening the listening "sweet spot".
    • DTS Neural:X: Further, DTS:X incorporates Neural:X, the latest spatial remapping technology from DTS, which provides a fully immersive output for all types of source content; this includes DTS bitstreams and non-encoded (PCM) data. Neural:X delivers a thrilling sense of immersive sound to your speaker layout regardless of the original source format.
    • DTS Virtual:X (via Future Firmware Update): DTS Virtual:X bridges the gap between DTS:X and the reality of so many consumers' homes, allowing you to enjoy multi-dimensional sound regardless of room size, layout, or speaker configuration. DTS Virtual:X can be used with any content (from 2ch to 5.1ch soundtracks), while delivering virtual height & virtual surround processing based on psychoacoustics (not reflective surfaces).

    IMAX Enhanced Technology (Firmware Update Schedule for January 2019): 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. This new certification and licensing program combines IMAX digitally re-mastered 4K HDR content and DTS audio technologies to offer a new level of quality in immersive sight and sound experiences in the home. IMAX Enhanced lets you experience premium content digitally remastered by IMAX, so you can watch the highest-quality 4K movies with immersive audio delivered by DTS. Not only will IMAX Enhanced content look and sound amazing, but other audio/video content will also look and sound great too.

    • Remastered 4K/HDR Video: It utilizes a sophisticated, advanced algorithm designed to produce the highest-quality, sharpest 4K HDR images. This advanced process accurately reduces noise and grain under the filmmaker's guidance to best optimize the content for a much higher quality, higher brightness 4K HDR display format. Select IMAX Enhanced titles that were shot with IMAX cameras or specially formatted for IMAX theatres will also include an expanded aspect ratio for the film's home release to show your more picture on your TV. IMAX Enhanced certified TVs must be at least 65" with support for HDR10 and dynamic, as well as specific calibration, resolution, color, brightness, contrast, and scale of image capabilities.
    • Remastered DTS:X Audio: IMAX and DTS will also partner with award-winning Hollywood sound mixers to use a special variant of its DTS:X codec technology integrated in home audio equipment to deliver an IMAX signature sound experience that is dynamic, immersive, theatrical, and powerful. IMAX Enhanced supports both 5.1 and 11.1 formats, but the recommended speaker layout for an IMAX Enhanced system is 7.2.4 with seven horizontal speakers, two subwoofers and four height speakers; 5.1.4 is the minimum layout for IMAX Enhanced. However, due to various constraints you may opt to install only a 5.1ch speaker system. In such cases, DTS Virtual:X is required to properly render and remap audio to the available speakers.
    • Available IMAX Content: IMAX is working with its global studio and other content partners to build a steady stream of IMAX Enhanced versions of movies and other programming using the newest, proprietary post-production process developed by IMAX. IMAX will be announcing and releasing IMAX Enhanced versions of a wide range of films both for 4K/HDR streaming and Ultra HD Blu-ray Discs.
    Notes:
    • To take full advantage of IMAX Enhanced, you need an IMAX Enhanced certified 4K/HDR TV (65"-up) or Projector and an IMAX Enhanced certified DTS:X enabled AV receiver or soundbar. 
    • IMAX and DTS developed the IMAX Enhanced program out of their decades of combined expertise in image and sound science to make it easier for consumers to select the products and content that will deliver the highest-quality, sharpest 4K HDR images and powerful, immersive sound at home.
    • To qualify and carry the IMAX Enhanced logo, the highest-end TVs, AV receivers, projectors, sound bars, and  must meet stringent performance standards established by IMAX, DTS and Hollywood's leading colorists in order to create a consistent and higher bar for image and sound performance on premium devices. 

    Audyssey Platinum: The Marantz SR8012 features the Audyssey Platinum suite of powerful DSP features - including MultEQ XT32, Sub EQ HT, LFC (Low Frequency Containment), Dynamic Volume, and Dynamic EQ.

    • MultEQ XT32: Via the supplied measuring microphone, Audyssey MultEQ32 measures all the speakers in your home theater during setup, including the subwoofer, and then generates multiple high precision DSP room acoustic correction filters, which together provide smoothest and most natural tonal balance, regardless of the brand or model of the various speakers. Audyssey MultEQ32 incorporates Up to eight listening positions can be measured, configured, and recorded. MultEQ XT32 compensates for both time and frequency characteristics of the listening area based on "Audyssey Setup" measurement results. Selection is done from three types of compensation curves - Reference (default and recommended, L/R Bypass, Flat, and Off).
    • Sub EQ HT: Audyssey Sub EQ HT provides individual DSP tailoring of each subwoofer in a dual subwoofer setup, for deeper bass with improved definition, compared to a single subwoofer configuration.
    • LFC (Low Frequency Containment): Audyssey Low Frequency Containment uses advanced psychoacoustic algorithms to deliver a full range tonal balance, including deep bass, but without disturbing close-by neighbors or family members in other rooms, and features a multi-step adjustment that lets you dial in the amount of containment to your preference.
    • Dynamic Volume: Audyssey Dynamic Volume features advanced psycho-acoustic processing to deliver clear dialog and wide range sound at reduced volume levels so that you can enjoy theater-level clarity at whatever listening level you choose.
    • Dynamic EQ: Audyssey Dynamic EQ also features advanced DSP processing to deliver full range wide-band response, even at reduced volume levels. Dynamic EQ Reference Level Offset provides three offsets from the film level reference (5 dB, 10 dB, and 15 dB) that can be selected when the mix level of the content is not within the standard.

    Direct Listening Modes: The Marantz 8012 offers two Direct Listening Modes which bypass the receiver's tone & DSP processing for higher sound quality performance. Source Direct provides playback of 2ch or Multichannel audio in its original form, without any surround or tone processing. Pure Direct  goes a step further by turning off the receiver's display and analog video circuitry to minimize the possibility of any noise being added to the audio signal.

    Stereo Modes: The Marantz 8012 surround receiver also provides two-channel stereo and multi-channel stereo playback, as well a virtual surround from two stereo speakers. The 2CH Stereo mode is for playing in two channel stereo; bass and treble can be adjusted and sound is output from the front left and right speakers, along with a connected subwoofer. Multi-Channel Stereo mode lets you enjoy stereo sound from all speakers. Virtual Speaker mode lets you enjoy surround effects using only the front speakers or headphones.

    ARC + eARC (via available Firmware Update): ARC (Audio Return Channel) allows the receiver's HDMI monitor output allows audio to be sent from your compatible HDTV to the receiver through the same HDMI cable already being used to send audio and video to your HDTV. This eliminates the need for extra cables connected to your television. The receiver will also support eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel) via an available firmware update. eARC will support uncomprerssed audio formats like Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, & DTS HD Master Audio - where standard ARC was limited to Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS, DTS HD, and PCM.

    Audio Enhancements: The Marantz 8012 receiver provides various audio enhancements to deliver a high-quality listening experience every time.

    • CINEMA EQ (Cinema Equalizer): The Cinema EQ function gently decreases the level of the extreme high frequencies, compensating for overly-bright sounding motion picture soundtracks. Select this function if the sound from the front speakers is too bright. This function only works in the Dolby Digital, DTS, Dolby Pro Logic (including PL II, PL IIx, PL IIz), and DTS Neo:6 modes.
    • M-DAX: Compressed audio formats such as MP3, WMA (Windows Media Audio) and MPEG-4 AAC reduce the amount of data by eliminating signal components that are hard for the human ear to hear. The M-DAX function generates the signals eliminated upon compression, restoring the sound to conditions near those of the original sound before compression. It also corrects the sense of volume of the bass to obtain richer sound with compressed audio signals.
    • Dynamic Range Compression (DRC): Motion picture soundtracks have tremendous dynamic range (the contrast between very soft and very loud sounds). For listening late at night, or whenever the maximum sound level is lower than usual, Compressing the dynamic range allows you to hear all of the sounds in the soundtrack with reduced dynamic range. DRC works when playing program sources recorded in Dolby Digital or DTS.
    • Center Spread: When using the receiver's Dolby Surround mode, the Center Spread function expands the center channel signal to left and right front speakers to create a wider frontal audio image for the listener. It is optimized and designed primarily for playback of stereo music content.

    Level Adjustments:  The 8012 provides the following level adjustments.

    • Source Level: This function adjusts the playback level of the currently selected input source's audio input. Use this feature if there are differences in the input volume levels between different sources. You can correct the playback level of the audio input from -12 to +12dB.
    • Dialogue Level & Control: You can adjust the output level (+/-12dB) to increase the dialogue output from the center channel. When listening to a DTS:X soundtrack, the Dialog Control feature adjusts the volume of dialog in movies and vocals in music, so voice can be heard more easily.
    • EQ Level: If you choose not to use the Audyssey MultEQ X32 auto calibration setup function, you can manually set the tonal balance and level for each frequency band of the receiver's 9-band EQ (63/125/250/500/1k/2k/4k/8k/16k Hz) for each connected loudspeaker.
    • Subwoofer Level: You can set the receiver's subwoofer output level (+/-12dB) independent from the other speaker levels and system's main volume.

    Volume Settings: The 8012 offers the following volume settings.

    • Volume Scale: You can choose to display an Absolute volume scale (0-98) or Relative volume scale (-79.5 to 18dB).
    • Volume Limit: You can set a maximum volume level of 0dB (80), -10dB (70), or -20dB (60) to limit the receiver's total volume output.
    • Turn-On Volume: You can define the volume setting that is active when the power is turned on (0, 1-98, -79 to +18dB, or Last)
    • Mute Level: You can set the amount of attenuation for the audio muting circuit; -40dB or -20dB below current volume, or full mute (sound turned off entirely).

    Audio Outputs: The Marantz AV receiver features color-coded binding-post speaker terminals, 7.2ch pre-outs, and a front-panel headphone jack.

    • Color-Coded Speaker Terminals: The receiver has binding-post terminals for all speaker connections. The binding-post terminals can accept bare wire, pin connectors, and banana plugs (single/dual). The receiver will accept speaker impedances of 4 to 16-ohm. The AV receiver comes with color-coded labels to easily identify which channel a speaker cable should be connected to. Since the speaker cables have labels in the same colors as the connectors on the 8012's rear panel, there's no longer any confusion about which terminals they should be connected to.
    • 11.2Ch Pre-Outs: The AV receiver features 11.2ch pre-amp outputs (Front L/R, Center, Surround L/R, Surround Back L/R, Height 1 L/R, Height 2 L/R, and Dual Subs) for connection to external power amplifiers. The pre-outs are variable. For compatibility with dual subwoofer home theater systems, the SR8012 features two discrete subwoofer outputs. With dual subwoofers, which can be placed in different parts of the room, you'll benefit from response averaging, which helps provide smoother and more detailed deep bass, compared to a conventional single subwoofer speaker system.
    • Headphone Jack: When headphones are plugged into the full-size 1/4" jack on the front panel, all the speakers are automatically muted.

    Phono Input: The Marantz SR8012 is fitted with a Phono input (MM), so you can connect your turntable and listen to your vinyl records with high-quality sound.

    7.1 Channel Input: The SR8012 features a 7.1 Channel input (Front left, Front right, Center, Surround left, Surround right, Surround Back left, Surround Back right and Subwoofer) for connecting a DVD Audio player, Super Audio CD multi-channel player, or other component that has a multi-channel port so you can playback the audio with 5.1 channel or 7.1 channel surround sound. If you will not be using the 7.1 channel input with a multi-channel decoder, you can use the front and left inputs as an auxiliary input.

    Video Features

    HDMI 2.0b: Featuring eight HDMI inputs (including one conveniently located on the front-panel) and three HDMI outputs, the 8012 incorporates an advanced video section that features the latest HDMI 2.0b specification, including support for 4K/60 Hz Ultra-HD video, BT.2020 Wide Color Gamut, High Dynamic Range (HDR), 4:4:4 Pure Color sub-sampling and 21:9 video pass-through, along with support for 3D content. The 8012 also features HDCP 2.2 compatibility, a requirement for 4K Ultra HD copy-protected content.

    • 4K/60Hz Pass-Through: The 8012 supports up to 4K (3840x2160 pixels) video @ 60 frames per second on all of its HDMI inputs and output (pass-through only). It will also pass a 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, or 1080p video signals via HDMI
    • HDCP 2.2: All of the receiver's HDMI jacks support HDCP 2.2, which fully complies with the latest copyright protection standard for 4K video transmission.
    • 4:4:4 Color Subsampling: All of the receiver's rear-panel HDMI jacks support RGB, YCbCr 4:4:4, YCbCr 4:2:2, and YCbCr 4:2:0 color subsampling (@ 60Hz or 50Hz). With 4:4:4 color subsampling, luminance (brightness) and chroma (color) are sampled at the same rate; resulting in an RGB color palette as big as the video sampling rate for a video image with more colors, plus greater color accuracy and detail. The front-panel HDMI only supports 4K 60/50Hz using format YCbCr 4:2:0 only.
    • Wide Color Gamut (BT.2020): The BT.2020 color standard delivers a much wider color gamut and represents about 75% of the total visual color spectrum, while the current Rec. 709 color standard selected as the color space for HDTVs and early generation 4K Ultra HDTVs covers only 35% of the total visual color spectrum.
    • 21:9 Aspect Ratio: By supporting 21:9 aspect ratio, this receiver can show films recorded in the Cinema Scope format on your TV for a much more immersive video experience. When these types of films are viewed in the usual 16:9 ratio, you see black bars at the top and bottom of the screen; 21:9 eliminates these bars.

    HDR Compatibility: HDR provides enhanced picture quality by simultaneously enabling greater detail for both the dark and bright parts of an image. HDR reproduces a greater dynamic range of luminosity or brightness levels, creating greater contrast. This increased contrast reveals the subtle nuances of the image, from detailed blacks and shadows to the brightest whites and colors, plus greater depth. The receiver supports HDR 10, Dolby Vision, and HLG.

    • HDR 10: HDR 10 is an open standard and currently the most popular HDR format on the market. It supports 10-bit color and 1,000 nits. It uses static metadata at the start of a movie to tell the receiver and your TV that the video content is encoded using HDR.
    • HLG: HLG (Hybrid-Log Gamma) is primarily designed for live video feed and over-the-air broadcasts. It uses no pre-encoded metadata and is backwards compatible with SDR. HLG's native compatibility allows much of today's existing SDR infrastructure to be re-used for HDR in the future.
    • Dolby Vision: Unlike HDR 10 which contains static metadata and HLG which uses no metadata, Dolby Vision utilizes dynamic metadata which adjusts brightness, color, and contrast automatically for each scene. Dynamic metadata carries information that maps every image to your TV's display capabilities, so you see more of what the content creator intended. Dolby Vision supports 12-bit color and 10,000 nits.

    4K Video Upconversion & Upscaling: The Marantz AV receiver's sophisticated video processor  provides upconversion from standard definition (480i/480p) and high definition (720p/1080i/1080p) sources to 4K Ultra HD (3840x2160 pixels), which lets you connect all your analog (composite/component) or digital (HDMI) video sources to the SR8012 and then connect to your TV with just a single HDMI cable. Only the receiver's main HDMI output supports video upconversion.

    Note: When composite or component video signals are used, only 480i video signals are converted to HDMI (up to 4K).

    Three HDMI Outputs: The two parallel HDMI outputs distribute the same video signal simultaneously to two separate displays, while the discrete HDMI output allows you to play a different audio/video source in another zone (Zone 2).

    HDMI Standby Pass-Through: When the AV receiver is in "Standby" mode and the HDMI Standby Pass-Through function is enabled, both audio/video streams from the receivers HDMI input will be output to your television, via the AV receiver's HDMI monitor output. Once the receiver is turned "On", only video will pass through the monitor output to your TV and the audio is directed to the receiver's speaker outputs.

    • HDMI Input: Selects the HDMI Input for which the HDMI Standby Pass-Through function is enabled.
    • Last: The HDMI Standby-Through function is activated on the input source selected at the time of setting the AV receiver to the "Standby" mode.
    • Off: The HDMI Standby Pass-Through function is disabled.

    Other HDMI Features: The Marantz 8012 AV receiver's HDMI connectivity also offers 3D video pass-through, Deep Color & x.v.Color support, as well as an auto LipSync function.

    • 3D Ready: The 8012 AV receiver supports 3D video pass-through (720p/1080p only) from connected 3D-compatible Blu-ray, games and broadcast devices to 3D-compatible HDTVs (all 3D components must be connected via HDMI). Special eyewear will be required for viewing 3D content.
    • Deep Color & x.v.Color Support: The AV receiver supports Deep Color and x.v.Color content, which can display a larger color range than standard-definition schemes. The result is a more lifelike, vibrant picture
    • LipSync: This function adjusts the delay between audio and video output. You can do this manually or have the receiver set the LipSync function automatically. When connected to a TV via HDMI the receiver automatically adjusts audio output timing (0-500ms) if the TV supports an automatic LipSync function. You can also manually delay the sound output up to 500ms to synchronize it with the video image.

    Component & Composite Video: The receiver features five composite video inputs (4 rear/1 front) and one composite video output, as well as a Zone 2 composite video output (the composite video inputs/output support 480i only). There are also three component video inputs and one component video output that can be assigned as a monitor output or Zone 2 output (the component video inputs/output support up to 1080p).

    Advanced ISFccc Video Calibration: The 8012 is certified by the Imaging Science Foundation to deliver top video quality, and the unit also features advanced ISFccc video calibration controls that allow for precision fine-tuning of the connected HDTV, even if it's not an ISF certified set. You can choose from a variety of Picture Modes - Standard, Movie, Vivid, Streaming, ISF Day, ISF Night, Custom, or Off. The Custom mode lets you manually adjust Contrast, Brightness, Saturation, Noise Reduction, and Enhancer (sharpness).

    Video Modes: You can set the video processing method to match the type of video content. Choose from Movie, Game, Auto, or Bypass.

    Video Select Function: This receiver can display video from a different source on your connected TV during audio playback from Tuner or HEOS music apps.

    Network & Tuner Functions

    Wired or Wireless Network Connection: The Marantz 8012 receiver is fitted with a RJ-45 Ethernet (LAN) port to connect the receiver to your home network. The unit  also offers built-in WiFi (IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n; 2.4/5GHz) for a wireless network connection; WPS, WEP, WPA-PSK (TKIP), WPA-PSK (AES), WPA2-PSK (AES) security protection is supported. Either network connection gives the receiver access to HEOS music apps (like Pandora, Spotify, Tidal, etc), TuneIn, your music library on your Apple iOS or Android device, as well as music content on your Windows PC or DLNA music server. Wireless network setup can be done via WPS button, Access Point Scan, Manual Setting, PIN Code, or even through your Apple iOS device (5.0+).

    Note: Network setup requires that the receiver be connected to your TV via HDMI for display of the on-screen menu. The receiver's network setup cannot be accessed through its front-panel display.

    TuneIn Internet Radio: The Marantz 8012 includes access to more than 100,000 free internet radio streams from all corners of the globe via the built-in TuneIn online music service. Simply select TuneIn from the receiver's on-screen menu using the included remote and browse among the 100,000 stations neatly organized into popular categories and select a station that appeals to you. 

    Spotify Connect: If you subscribe to Spotify Premium and have the Spotify App on your Apple iOS or Android mobile device, you can stream Spotify to the Marantz AV receiver. Spotify is a digital music service that gives you on-demand access to one of the largest music libraries in the world (over 15 million tracks and counting). Spotify makes it easier than ever to discover, manage, and share music with your friends. You can browse music by artist, album, track, or most popular; and create your own music library with customized playlists.

    HEOS Music Apps: With built-in HEOS technology and the HEOS app on your Apple iOS 7.0+ or Android OS 4.0 devices, you'll be able to stream a wide variety of online music services, plus the music library of your mobile device through the Marantz AV receiver.

    • Online Music Services: Using the HEOS app, you'll be able to stream your favorite online music service like Pandora, iHeart Radio, SiriusXM, TIDAL, Napster, TuneIn, and Amazon Music. The HEOS app on your Apple iOS or Android device will serve as the controller for these apps and provide song/artist information with Album Art. You can create a "Favorite" station list, so you can quickly access your favorite internet radio stations and online music channels.
    • Mobile Device Streaming: Using the HEOS app on your Apple iOS or Android mobile device, you are able to stream your device's music library to the Marantz AV receiver. You'll be able to browse your music library by Artist, Album, Genre, and Song; control music playback functions like Play/Pause and Previous/Next Track; and view song/artist info with Album Art from the app on your compatible mobile device. You can even type in an artist name or song title to find music in your mobile device's library.

    Notes:

    • Prior to using the HEOS system, you'll need to setup up your free HEOS account. Your HEOS account remembers all your settings and preferences such as all your music service logins and HEOS playlists. When you'd like to add multiple smartphone or tablet controllers to your system, you only need to sign in to each new device with your HEOS user name and password. Instantly all your music services and HEOS playlists are available in the new controller too.
    • If you prefer, HEOS supports multiple accounts in a single household. This way, each family member can enjoy their own personalized Pandora, Spotify, or other online music account settings and still share all the same speakers in the home.

    DLNA 1.5 Certified: The 8012 is DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) 1.5 and Windows 7/8 compliant for audio and photo networking. This means it's easier for you to access and enjoy digital music and still-images (JPEG) stored on your Windows PC. You can use your PC to play high-bit rate music content through the A/V receiver and view still-images on your connected TV, or use the 8012's remote control to browse music & photo files on your hard drive. The receiver also supports ID3-Tag (ver.2) and META tag information; so song title, artist name, and album name can be displayed the unit's front-panel display or on-screen menu. In addition the unit will display Album Art on a connected television. The Marantz 8012 supports the following audio formats, sampling frequencies, and bit rates via its wired network connection.

    Resolution Compatible Audio Formats Sampling Frequencies Bit rate Extension
    Hi-Res WAV (PCM) 32/44.1/48/96/176.4/192 kHz 16/24-bit .wav
    FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec) 32/44.1/48/96/176.4/192 kHz 16/24-bit .flac
    ALAC (Apple Lossless Audio Codec) 32/44.1/48/96/192 kHz 16/24-bit .m4A
    DSD 2.8/5.6 MHz 1-bit .dsf/.dff
    Compressed MP3 (MPEG-1 Audio Layer-3) 32/44.1/48 kHz 32-320 kbps .mp3
    WMA (Windows Media Audio) 32/44.1/48 kHz 48-192 kbps .wma
    AAC (MPEG-4) 32/44.1/48 kHz 16-320 kbps .aac/.m4a

    Note: Your computer must meet the following system requirements - Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service or Windows Media DRM10. Album Art is only displayed when using Windows Media Player (ver.11/12).

    AM/FM Tuner: The Marantz AV receiver features a built-in AM/FM tuner with 56 station auto-preset memory tuning. You can also set your presets manually. You can create an 8-character name for each preset station. You can even directly enter a station number using the receiver's on-screen menu and remote control.

    Software Updates: Using the receiver's network/internet connection, you can check for and update the latest firmware from the online Marantz server. Visit Marantz's Owner's Circle for access to downloads to keep the Marantz receiver up-to-date.

    USB/AirPlay/Bluetooth Integration

    Front-Panel USB Port: This AV receiver is equipped with a front-panel USB (type-A) port that allows you to enjoy a variety of music files from a USB mass storage class memory device; such as a USB thumbdrive or portable digital audio player. Compatible USB storage devices must be formatted in FAT 16 or FAT32. The unit can recognize up to 500 folders/5,000 files. You can use the receiver's on-screen menu (via HDMI) and remote control to navigate your stored music files on your connected USB memory device. Song/artist information will display on your HDMI-connected TV and the receivers front-panel display. USB portable audio devices that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the AV receiver's USB port (5V/1A); even in standby mode.

    Resolution Compatible Audio Formats Sampling Frequencies Bit rate Extension
    Hi-Res WAV (PCM) 32/44.1/48/96/176.4/192 kHz 16/24-bit .wav
    FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec) 32/44.1/48/96/176.4/192 kHz 16/24-bit .flac
    ALAC (Apple Lossless Audio Codec) 32/44.1/48/96/192 kHz 16/24-bit .m4A
    DSD 2.8/5.6 MHz 1-bit .dsf/.dff
    Compressed MP3 (MPEG-1 Audio Layer-3) 32/44.1/48 kHz 32-320 kbps .mp3
    WMA (Windows Media Audio) 32/44.1/48 kHz 48-192 kbps .wma
    AAC (MPEG-4) 32/44.1/48 kHz 16-320 kbps .aac/.m4a

    Note: The receiver's USB port is not compatible with Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad or Android smartphones & tablets.

    AirPlay 2 (via available firmware update): Through an available firmware update, the Marantz AV receiver will support AirPlay 2. AirPlay 2 is an advanced and easy-to-use wireless multiroom audio platform for iTunes, Apple Music, and other compatible Apple iOS apps. With AirPlay 2 you can play any sound from your Apple iOS device (running iOS 11.4 or later) or Mac computer (running OS X 10.13.2) on the Marantz receiver and other compatible AirPlay 2 speakers throughout your home. You will also be able to ask Siri-enabled devices (like your Apple iPhone, iPad, or Watch) to control playback of your Apple Music on the Marantz receiver. With AirPlay 2, also get to see song/artist information and album art via the receiver's on-screen menu (via HDMI). You can choose to play audio in one room, play the same audio in grouped rooms, or play the same audio in every room (you can control and group directly from Apple's Music App and Home app on your Apple iOS device). You can even watch videos and movies from YouTube and Netflix on your compatible Apple iOS device or Mac computer with perfectly synced audio on the Marantz receiver.

    Built-in Bluetooth: The Marantz 8012 features built-in Bluetooth (version 3.0+EDR) with a 98' wireless range for music streaming (A2DP 1.2) and control (AVRCP 1.5). You'll be able to wirelessly stream stored music and music apps from your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone, tablet, computer, laptop, and more to the Marantz AV receiver. You will also be able to control basic playback functions (Play/Pause & Previous/Next Track) using the receiver's remote. Advanced music operation and song/artist/album info will still be done from your Bluetooth source device. Up to eight Bluetooth devices can be paired the 8012, but only one device can be connected and used at a time.

    Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may not support all features when used with the Marantz AV receiver.

    Multiroom Playback

    HDMI Zone 2: The SR8012 also incorporates multi-zone HDMI audio/video distribution for Zone 2 with the inclusion of its HDMI matrix switching functionality. The receiver can send two different HDMI video feeds to two displays at the same time directly from the receiver. HDMI Zone 2 also supports 2ch PCM audio from the HDMI input source selected. The HDMI Zone 2 function is only compatible with the HDMI 1-7 input connectors. It is not compatible with the HDMI 8 input connector or any other input source. Volume of HDMI Zone 2 is controlled from the TV or additional receiver in Zone 2.

    Note: If the receiver's Main Zone and HDMI Zone 2 are set to the same HDMI input source, the Main Zone audio will be mixed down to 2-channel audio.

    Zone 2 (Audio/Video): Zone 2 allows stereo audio/video playback of another source connected to the receiver in another room of your home via RCA line-level output or speaker-level output, as well as composite or component video. To enjoy a video source in Zone 2, you must connect the same video connection to your second display monitor as connected to your receiver for that particular source (there is no video-conversion for Zone 2). When using the SR8012 to power speakers in a second room of your home, the main zone is restricted to 9.2-channels. When using the receiver's line output terminals for the second room you need an additional amplifier to power your Zone 2 speakers; the main Zone of the receiver remains 11.2-channel. The volume of Zone 2 can be controlled by the Marantz receiver using either configuration or from your add-on amplifier when using the line-output.

    • Compatible Sources:
      • HDMI audio (2ch PCM only)
      • Optical/Coaxial digital inputs (2ch PCM only)
      • Analog audio/video
      • AM/FM Tuner (cannot select different stations for each zone)
      • USB & Bluetooth
      • Network sources (AirPlay, TuneIn Internet Radio, Spotify Connect, HEOS Music apps, & DLNA); the same network source is played in Zone 1 and Zone 2
    • Incompatible Sources:
      • HDMI video
      • DSD audio files
    Note: Unfortunately, you cannot select USB, Bluetooth and Network sources exclusively for each Zone. For example, if you select a network source for Zone 2 when a USB source is selected for the Main Zone, the input source in the Main Zone also switches to the same network source as Zone 2.

    Zone 3 (Audio Only): Zone 3 allows you to play a different stereo audio source connected to the receiver in a third room of your house. Zone 3 features either a pre-outs or speaker outputs so you can use this amp or a separate amp to power speakers in another room. When using the SR8012 to power speakers in a second and third room of your home, Zone 2 and 3 are limited to mono playback, while the Main Zone is limited to 9.2 channels. When using the receiver's pre-outs for the 2nd & 3rd Zone, you need additional amplifiers in those rooms to power those speakers; the Main Zone of the receiver remains 11.2-channel. The volume of Zone 3 can be controlled by the Marantz receiver using either configuration or from your add-on amplifier when using the line-output.

    • Compatible Sources:
      • Optical/Coaxial digital inputs (2ch PCM only)
      • Analog Audio Inputs
      • AM/FM Tuner (cannot select different stations for each zone)
      • USB & Bluetooth
      • Network sources (AirPlay, TuneIn Internet Radio, Spotify, Connect, HEOS Music apps, & DLNA); the same network source is played in Zone 1 and Zone 2
    • Incompatible Sources:
      • HDMI Audio/Video
      • Analog Video
      • DSD audio files
    Note: Unfortunately, you cannot select USB, Bluetooth and Network sources exclusively for each Zone. For example, if you select a network source for Zone 3 when a USB source is selected for the Main Zone, the input source in the Main Zone also switches to the same network source as Zone 3.

    All Zone Stereo Function: The All Zone Stereo function allows you to enjoy the AV receiver's Main Zone audio source in Zone 2 and Zone 3 simultaneously (regardless of input audio signal types - analog, digital, or wireless). During the All Zone Stereo mode, only the "Multi Ch Stereo" and "Stereo" sound modes can be selected. You will have independent volume control in each zone. All Zone Stereo mode is useful when you want to enjoy the same music at the same time in multiple rooms during a get together or party.

    HEOS Wireless Multiroom Audio: Built-in HEOS technology enables the SR8012 to become part of the HEOS by Denon wireless multi-room audio eco-system, allowing you to stream and control all of your local and online music effortlessly from anywhere in your home with the HEOS App on your compatible Apple iOS or Android mobile device over a wireless WiFi network connection. The HEOS system is a true multi-room audio system that automatically synchronizes audio playback between multiple HEOS devices so that your music (up to 24-bit/192kHz Hi-Res audio) coming from different rooms is perfectly in sync and always sounds amazing. You can play the same audio source (other than your connected TV) in every room or any combination of rooms you choose, including a different song in every room.
    • Systems: The HEOS wireless multi-room sound system by Marantz can support up to 32 HEOS speakers, receivers, amplifiers, and/or pre-amplifiers (all sold separately) on a single wireless network (IEEE 802.11 g/n; 2.4/5GHz).
    • Sources: The following sources can be distributed through the HEOS multi-room audio system - Receiver's analog, HDMI, & optical/coax digital inputs; built-in AM/FM tuner and TuneIn Internet Radio, HEOS music apps & Spotify Connect; Windows PC & DLNA music servers; Bluetooth & USB audio; plus music libraries stored on your Apple iOS or Android mobile device. HEOS wireless multiroom audio does not support AirPlay.
    • Groups: You can join or group up to eight individual speakers or amplifiers into a group of speakers that function as if they were a single speaker. The HEOS App is also flexible enough where you can create up to 16 Groups (2 speakers/amplifiers per Group).
    • Party Mode: You can easily group 16 rooms together into Party Mode by using a "pinch" gesture.
    Note: The Marantz AV receiver only supports a single HEOS music stream. If you desire a second HEOS music stream through the receiver's multizone output, you will need to connect the HEOS Link to one of the AV receiver's analog inputs.

    HDMI Monitor 2: The receiver's second HDMI monitor output lets you send the same HDMI audio/video input signal that is being played in the main zone to a second zone (video is output at the resolution supported by both TVs).

    Remote & App Control

    AVR Remote App: The new Marantz AVR Remote App lets you control the Marantz 8012 AV receiver using your Apple (iOS 7.0) or Android (OS 4.0+) device. From this free app on your compatible Apple iOS or Android device, you'll be able to control the Marantz AV receiver's basic functions; such as power, volume, input, surround modes, and other settings. You'll also be able to control separate Zones of the receiver, as well as navigate the AV receiver's network and Internet content from the app. In addition, you get you get unique features likes a landscape orientation control screen for tablet devices, the ability to create playlists, and control over a Marantz Blu-ray player.

    • Landscape Orientation Control Screen: With a landscape orientation control screen for tablet devices, you can easily browse and navigate through your network music services or personal digital music collection with ease, and at the same time view now-playing information and cover art all on a single screen.
    • Create Playlists: The app's playback screen allows you to easily build your own personal music playlists on the fly with the ability to Drag & Drop files into your queue, or tap to "Play Now", "Play Next", "Play Next and Replace Queue" or "Add to End of Queue". You can then save your queue as a playlist for easy recall.
    • Marantz Blu-ray Player Control: The app allows control over select Marantz Blu-ray players (UD7007/5007) that are connected to the AV receiver via HDMI.

    Note: This AV receiver is not compatible with last year's older Marantz Remote App.

    HEOS App: You'll need to download the HEOS App onto your Apple iOS 7.0+ or Android OS 4.0 device to enjoy HEOS functionality on the 8012 receiver. Using your mobile device and the HEOS app, you can setup, browse, explore, and control HEOS system right in the palm of your hand, from anywhere in your home. Your compatible Apple iOS or Android device must be connected to the same home wireless (WiFi) network as the AV receiver and your entire HEOS system. The HEOS app consists of 4 control screens.

    • Settings: The "Settings" screen enables you to connect one or more HEOS speakers, receivers, amplifiers, and/or pre-amplifiers to your home's wireless network.
    • Rooms: From the app on your Apple iOS or Android device, you can select which rooms you want playing. You can play the same music in multiple rooms by grouping rooms together, or you can listen to a different source in each room.
    • Music/Sources: You can select what music and which source you want to listen to from the app. Choose from online music services like Pandora, Spotify, TuneIn, Tidal, etc.; your music library on your Apple iOS or Android device, Windows PC/DLNA server, or USB thumbdrive; and analog inputs; as well as Bluetooth on the HEOS AVR. You can also select music from Playlists you've created, Favorites you've saved, and your recent listening History.
    • Now Playing: The "Now Playing" screen displays song, artist, and album information; along with Album Art. You also get basic playback controls like Play/Pause and Previous/Next Track, plus Volume controls Up/Down and Mute. In addition the "Now Play" screen functions unique to the selected online music service or music library.

    Alexa Compatible (via firmware update): Through a network firmware update, HEOS and Amazon Alexa customers can now enjoy the convenience of Alexa voice control plus high-quality wireless home audio. In addition to controlling your HEOS components with the HEOS app on your mobile device or tablet, you can now control them with Amazon Alexa voice technology and an Amazon Alexa device (including the Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Tap and Echo Show - all sold separately). Voice control features include -

    • Alex voice commands include Volume (up/down, specific volume number, & mute); Playback (Play, Pause, Stop, Next, Previous, Resume); and Power on/off. The HEOS Bar and HEOS AVR even support HDMI switching (1-4) through Alexa voice command.
    • You can group your HEOS-enabled devices using the HEOS app with an Alexa-friendly name. Once they are grouped, Alexa voice commands will control the group as a whole. If you want to play audio content from only one HEOS-enabled device in the group, you must ungroup the device within the HEOS app.
    • You are able use voice commands to search for songs, albums and artists and even podcasts and internet stations from HEOS & Alexa compatible music apps - like Amazon Music, Pandora, TuneIn, iHeartRadio, Spotify Connect, & SiriusXM.
    • For a list of current Alexa voice commands supported by the HEOS HomeEntertainment Skill, click here. For setup instructions, click here.
    Note: You will need an Alexa-enabled device (Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Tap, or Echo Show - all sold separately) to operate your HEOS products via voice-command. Youre HEOS components and the Alex-enabled devices must be on the same network.

    Google Assistant Support (via firmware update): Ask your Google Home, the Google app (for Apple iOS 10.0+ and Android OS 4.4+), or other devices with Google Assistant built-in to control HEOS content across your listening environment. Once you start music in the HEOS app, you can ask the Google Assistant to control volume, play, pause, skip tracks, and more. Once you have grouped your HEOS-enabled devices using the HEOS app, you can use the Google Assistant and voice commands to control a group of HEOS devices as a whole. Make sure the unit has the latest HEOS software and firmware update installed.

    Notes:
    • A firmware update (scheduled for 2019) will allow you to use the Google Assistant and your voice to queue up music services, power on/off devices, switch inputs and more.
    • Click here for more info on Google Assistant for HEOS.

    MultEQ Editor App: Download the MultEQ Editor App onto your Apple iOS 8.0+ or Android OS 4.0+ devices for further sound customization and detailed tuning to more precisely tailor the sound to your room and personal preferences. This app lets you 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, adjust 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, as well as save and load calibration results.

    IR Learning Remote w/ LCD: The Marantz 8012 comes with an IR remote for wireless operation of the AV receiver and other connected equipment. The remote features a backlit LCD window that displays information about the sources and modes selected. When preset codes are registered in the included remote control unit, it can then be used to operate other equipment (such as your Blu-ray player or TV from another manufacturer. If your equipment does not respond to these preset codes, you can use the remote's Learning function which lets the remote learn command codes from your equipment's remote controls. The 8012's can also be used to control select external audio/video components connected via HDMI which support HDMI control. The receiver can even be controlled by your HDMI connected Smart TV.

    • HDMI-CEC: When you make an HDMI connection with a TV or Blu-ray player compatible with the 8012's HDMI control function, you can perform the operations from the 8012's remote control; Power off, Switching of audio output devices, Switching of audio input devices, Volume adjustment, and Playback functions.
    • Smart TV Control: When you connect the 8012 to your Smart TV, you have the option of controlling the 8012 via the TV's remote control which lets you select an input, adjust the volume and choose the surround sound mode. The receiver and your TV must be connected via HDMI with the HDMI-CEC function activated on both components.

    Custom Integration: The Marantz 8012 provides advanced remote connectivity and control features often required for custom home integration and theater applications using premium control systems. These features include IP control, a RS232C jack for use with whole house control systems, remote in/out IR command control, and 12V trigger outputs.

    • RS-232C Port: Port for connection to external whole-house control systems, from companies such as AMX, Crestron, etc.
    • Remote Jacks: Minijack input and output jacks for use with an optional IR repeater system (sold separately).
    • 12V Trigger Outputs: The 8012 has two minijack outputs to send a 12-Volt DC turn-on signal to another component that accepts a 12V trigger, such as a power amplifiers in Zone 2 and Zone 3. The conditions under which the trigger output activates is programmable.
    • IP Control: The receiver can be set up and operated by a home computer on the network via IP control, either via wired LAN connection or Wi-Fi, and also features Control4 SDDP (Simple Device Detection Protocol) certification for quick and easy integration with Control4 home automation equipment.

    Convenience Features

    On-Screen Menu w/ Setup Wizard (via HDMI): With the on-screen graphical display that combines large clear text and colorful icons, plus the Marantz Setup Assistant, setup is both simple and quick, letting you easily make all necessary adjustments and settings to quickly and easily optimize the 8012 for your particular speaker configuration and source equipment. When you control the sound volume, the volume level is displayed on the screen, and when you switch the input source, the name of the input source is displayed. The on-screen menu display can only be output to your TV via HDMI.

    Note: The receiver's front-panel LCD window only displays source input and volume. You will need to connect this receiver up to your TV via HDMI to configure speaker, network, input, and system settings through the AV receiver's on-screen menu.

    Smart Select: On the 8012's front-panel, you'll find four Smart Select buttons that let you quickly choose from the most popular input sources; the ergonomically designed remote also includes Smart Select function buttons. With Smart Select, the 8012 remembers not only your preferred inputs but also your preferred audio settings, so you can enjoy precisely tailored sound with each one.

    Gapless Playback: Many live and classical albums have no gaps in the music. Gapless playback ensures that there are no pauses between audio files. This provides playback with no interruptions, the way it was meant to be heard. Compatible with WAV and FLAC music files via USB or DLNA.

    Source Rename + Panel Lock: You can change the display name (up to 8 characters) of a selected input source. If an input isn't being used, you can delete it from the display so you don't have to scroll past it when you change sources. To prevent accidental operation of this unit, you can disable operation of the buttons on the front-panel.

    Dual Backup Memory Function: This receiver stores its settings in a nonvolatile memory even when the main power supply is turned off. Using the Dual Backup Memory function, you can write settings information to another memory area to back up saved settings for recovery anytime as needed.

    • Personal Memory Plus: This function sets the settings (input mode, surround mode, HDMI output mode, MultEQ, Dynamic EQ, audio delay, etc.) last selected for the individual input sources.
    • Last Function Memory: This function stores the settings which were made before going into the standby mode. When the power is turned back on, the settings are restored.

    Timers: The Marantz AV receiver features a programmable Sleep Timer and Auto Standby function.

    • Sleep Timer: This function allows you to automatically set the power to standby after a predetermined amount of time has passed; set the sleep timer up to 120 minutes in 10 minute increments.
    • Auto Standby: The unit enters standby mode automatically when no commands are sent to the unit for the set time (15/30/60 minutes). Before it enters the standby mode, "Auto Standby" is displayed on the front-panel display of this unit and the on-screen menu.

    Smart ECO Mode: This receiver is equipped with a Smart ECO Mode function that allows you to enjoy music and movies while reducing the power consumption during use, Smart Eco Mode adjusts the maximum power available according to the volume level selected to reduce power consumption.

    Protection Circuit: This is a function to prevent damage to components within the power supply when an abnormality such as an overload, excess voltage, or over-heating occurs. In this unit, the power indicator blinks and the unit enters standby mode when an abnormality occurs.

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    recommendation from a salesman and a friend [ Muller St  Oct 22, 2018 ]
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    I beleive the 8012 is a worthy upgrade to the 7012. I started with the 7012 and although I thought it was a fine reciever I feared it may not be enough power for my setup So I returned it (to anothe retailer) and got the 8012. I have no knowledge of the Definitive Technology 9080s, but my decade old Boston Acoustic vr975 sound better than ever with this reciever. My wife says it is an improvement over the Denon we replaced...but that it is even "smoother" than the 7012! Much better dynamic range and no harshness regardless of the source. Go for it! [ DAVID  Aug 22, 2018 ]
    Sounds like a nice setup! :) The Marantz SR8012 would certainly be a great option to consider to power your Def Tech speakers. In order to receive a more personalized recommendation however, please contact an Advisor directly by phone (888.955.6000) or online chat. They can help compare receiver models to make sure you find the best option to suit your system, preferences and budget. Thanks! [ Larry  Aug 18, 2018 ]  Staff
    Since the Marantz SR8012's front-panel LCD window only displays source input and volume, you would need to connect this receiver to a TV/monitor via HDMI to configure speaker setup, network, input, and system settings through the receiver's on-screen menu. For more details or to discuss further, please contact an Advisor directly by phone (888.955.6000) or online chat. Thanks! [ Larry  Aug 20, 2018 ]  Staff
    The Marantz SR8012 does not list compatibility with HDR10+ enabled content so, if you are using external video sources that do support the format; you'll want to connect them directly to the input of your compatible Samsung TV. For the most part, Samsung TVs that support the format can access compatible content using the TV's built-in networking and apps so, in this scenario, the receiver doesn't need to support/pass the content; it just needs the audio (which it can get from the TV via HDMI ARC or optical). For additional assistance and personalized recommendations, feel free to contact us directly by phone or through our online chat service: https://www.crutchfield.com/support/ContactUs.aspx [ Ryan  Jul 19, 2018 ]  Staff
    It comes packaged with a quick start guide but you can download a copy of the complete manual by clicking the link for it under the "What's in the Box" heading on the receiver's main webpage. [ Ryan  May 24, 2018 ]  Staff
    All receivers generate heat so, having ventilation is recommended to help keep it cool. If you will not have good ventilation in the cabinet, you may want to consider adding a cooling fan. [ Ryan  May 02, 2018 ]  Staff
    Correct- 205 watts/channel @ 8ohms [ Ryan  Apr 22, 2018 ]
    it does not include any provisions for rack mounting so, you would need a shelf large & sturdy enough to accommodate it. [ Ryan  Jan 18, 2018 ]  Staff
    My research and experience is Marantz only offers black to USA customers. Maybe give Marantz or Crutchfield a call to see if it can be special ordered. [ Ryan  Dec 31, 2017 ]
    Some receiver's (like the Marantz SR8012) feature "assignable" speaker outputs that you can assign for various functions through the receiver's setup menu. For more details on that feature, or to discuss other models that have the capability, please contact an Advisor directly by phone (888.955.6000) or online chat. Thanks! [ Larry  Dec 19, 2017 ]  Staff
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