Product Comparison: Yamaha RX-A870 vs Marantz SR5012

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General Specifications
About the Product
This 7.2–channel AVENTAGE network AV receiver features Dolby Atmos and DTS:X for surround sound realism. With the latest in HDMI technologies, experience movies in stunning 4K Ultra HD and high dynamic range (HDR).
Packed with the latest audio and video technologies, the Marantz SR5012 lifts your home theater to a new level, with Dolby Atmos and DTS:X bringing you breathtaking 3D surround sound with today's advanced movie soundtracks.
What customers say about "General Specifications"
Key Specs
Number of Channels
Watts Per Channel RMS
100 Watts
100 Watts
Total Harmonic Distortion
0.06 %
0.08 %
Signal/Noise Ratio
110 dB
100 dB
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Yamaha RX-A870 7.2 Channel AV Network Receiver Black - Renewed
  • I'm very impressed decent multi-channel sound.
  • The Yamaha works perfectly right out of the box with no setup. Simply plugged the Xbox One X into the system.
  • Works as expected and fully satisfied so far. Looking forward to using more.
  • Sets up quickly, easy to check speakers with the Yamaha mike, remote is intuitive.
  • This product do not support dual voltage. This is misleading from the context mentioned. This product comes with 120V only.
Marantz SR5012 7.2 Channel Full 4K Ultra HD Network AV Surround Receiver with HEOS, Black
  • This is a very good A/V receiver for your entry level to midrange home theater.
  • Has enough channels to power your front left, right and center channels along with a pair of side and rear surrounds plus two subwoofers.
  • With 100 watts per channel it should be loud enough for most rooms. What I like most about it is how it works with Alexa.
  • Great audio receiver, produces awesome sounds when paired with the Bose 301 speaker. Has build-in wifi and Bluetooth.
  • On screen display does not work with 4k 60hz or HDR or some other features.
Size & Weight
6.75 in.
6.3 in.
17.13 in.
17.3 in.
15 in.
13.6 in.
23.1 lbs.
22.1 lbs.
Receiver Type
A/V Receiver
A/V Receiver
Satellite Radio Tuner
Number Of FM Presets
Minimum Impedance
4 Ohms
6 Ohms
Frequency Response
20 - 20000 Hz
20 - 20000 Hz
Full 4K Ultra HD Support, Works with Amazon Alexa, Anti-Resonance Technology Foundation, MusicCast, YPAO™- R.S.C., Dolby Atmos, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Surround, DTS:X, DTS-HD Master Audio, Compressed Music Enhancer, 3D Ready
DTS HD Master, DTS:X, DTS Neural:X, DTS Virtual:X, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Atmos, Dolby Surround, Multichannel Stereo, Bass Sync, ECO Mode, Sleep Timer, Full 4K Ultra HD Support, AirPlay 2 Capability, Works with Amazon Alexa, Works with Google Assistant, Apple Siri voice control, Smart TV Connectivity
What customers say about "Features"
Yamaha RX-A870 7.2 Channel AV Network Receiver Black - Renewed
  • The YPAO was pretty cool, I am not sure if it did anything though. The ARC (audio return channel) must be utilized if you want audio back from your smart TV.
  • There's built-in WiFi and Bluetooth, Hi-Res audio support and MusicCast which is Yamaha's excellent multiroom system.
  • It also includes Yamaha's Anti Resonance Technology (ART) wedge, which is a fancy name for a fifth foot under the chassis to provide even more support and isolation.
  • Excellent remote app allowing me to control from anywhere in my apartment. Very responsive and easy to operate.
  • Remote control does not always work well and lack of backlight.
Marantz SR5012 7.2 Channel Full 4K Ultra HD Network AV Surround Receiver with HEOS, Black
  • My home is mostly automated so I can ask Alexa to watch the living room tv and the Marantz turns on, along with the other equipment I need.
  • You can control volume, and inputs with voice commands as well.
  • The amp also allows you to use it as a pre-amp as well so if you need more power or want better amplification later on, you can do this easily.
  • Their Android application does not work on Samsung Note 8 with latest software.
  • All network services like spotify, airplay, Internet radio stop working after a minute or so and I am on wired ethernet. No problems with any other devices I have.
Speaker Connection Type
Ethernet Port(s)
Wireless Connection
Bluetooth, Wi-Fi
Bluetooth, Wi-Fi
Wireless Multi-Room Audio
8x HDMI, USB, Ethernet, 2x Digital Optical, 2x Digital Coaxial, 6x Analog Stereo RCA, Composite, Phono In, Component, Mic 3.5mm, Remote control, Antenna, Bluetooth/wireless LAN antenna
3x Composite, 2x Component, 8x HDMI, 5x Analog Stereo RCA, 2x Digital Optical, 2x Digital Coaxial, 7.1 Multichannel, Bluetooth/wireless LAN antenna, Flasher In, Ethernet, Antenna, Remote control, USB
2x HDMI, PRE OUT connectors RCA, Phones, Remote control, Trigger Out, RS-232C, 2x Subwoofer, 9x Speakers
Composite, Component, 2x HDMI, 2x Subwoofer, RS-232C, DC Out, 7x Speakers, PRE OUT connectors RCA, Remote control
What customers say about "Connectivity"
Yamaha RX-A870 7.2 Channel AV Network Receiver Black - Renewed
  • The Receiver works great with Amazon Alexa and supports AirPlay. Also it can be connected to internet using ethernet cable or built-in wi-fi adapter.
  • Setup process was easy thanks to onscreen menus and YPAO calibration and the sound quality is great. Network connection and AirPlay work fine.
  • At the rear are the majority of the connections and the A870 has a fairly stripped down selection compared to the higher-end models in Yamaha's AVR range.
  • There are seven HDMI inputs at the rear but only the first three and the two HDMI outputs support 4K60p 4:4:4, HDR10, HLG, Dolby Vision, Rec.2020, and HDCP 2.2.
  • It’s no better than my old one because not all HDMI inputs support HDCP 2.2.
Marantz SR5012 7.2 Channel Full 4K Ultra HD Network AV Surround Receiver with HEOS, Black
  • 8 point audessey channel calibration. This seems great but I didn't proceed with the calibration as the only input I had working was cable tv.
  • They sound great. Many options on this AVR and enjoy the Spotify connection along with Heos.
  • HEOS is great!!! Sounds way better than anything connected via toslink or hdmi.
  • ARC and CEC does not work consistently or at least I cannot find any logic in how it works.
  • Switching between inputs is painfully slow and goes through a black screen.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
3 year(s)
3 year(s)
Other Information
999.95 $
999.00 $

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