I got my brand new Marantz 7012 installed today and adjusted (minus Audyssey; manual for now while testing and I need to get the Audyssey app for my iPod Touch yet to adjust it anyway). I did the update and have Airplay 2, etc. installed. Everything seems to be working OK so far. It definitely gets warm (no more than the 7010 did; I can hold my hand on the top without burning it or anything so it can't be too hot). I've only got about 4 inches clearance above it due to the rack space, but it's open on all sides.
I can confirm the 7010's learning remote works with it just fine as well (no changes needed), which is good since I didn't want to have to buy a new remote (old one is programmed with all my stuff already). I had a slight issue with noise in the right height speaker, but it was apparently some gunk in the right Onkyo's unit's pre-amp volume knob (playing with it got rid of it) as it's routed through there to create the top middle speaker (6 overheads) plus through an active mixer for a dialog lift effect. Front and Rear Height are handled by my Yamaha in 7ch input mode. Front wides are matrixed with an active mixer through another Yamaha input (probably not really needed in my fairly narrow, but long room 12x24 room, but I've got the extra speakers so why not). I've got one input left (for VOG), but I don't know if it'd be worth the bother when only Auro-3D can use it (all channels used up everywhere else). I've got 11 native Auro-3D titles here.
The lack of HD Radio is a bit annoying, but I'd probably never listen to radio anyway. I just updated my ATV4's software and it Atmos is now available and working there as well. Hopefully, this AVR won't have any issues for good long while....
Click THEATER (Updated: Oct-19-2019) for pics: Epson 3100 3D Projector, DaLite 92" screen, 11.1.6 (Marantz SR7012 + Yamaha HTR-5960 + Onkyo ESPro) - Dialog Lift - PSB T45/B15/S50/X1T/CS500 Speakers & Def Tech PF-1500 15" sub; 2nd Room (Updated Apr-22-2019): 48" Plasma TV, Carver AL-III, Carver C-5 Pre-Amp, Technics SH-AC500D, Dual Carver TFM-35x Amps (Active Bi-Amp), Klipsch Surrounds ; Sources: PS4, LG UP875 UHD, Nvidia Shield (KODI), ATV4K, Zidoo X9S, LD, GameCube
: Props (Updated 10-13-19)
Last edited by MagnumX; 10-29-2018 at 01:09 PM.