Marantz SR5013 vs Yamaha RX-A880

Yamaha RX-A880 vs Marantz SR5013 Overview

Yamaha RX-A880 vs Marantz SR5013

Comparing Marantz SR5013 vs Yamaha RX-A880, Marantz has the power to drive the speakers without distortion during the loudest part of the music. With these prior receivers, you can turn the volume to max level, and be not blown away. Without getting too technical, YPAO basically ensures that EQ is tuned to your room - so if bass frequencies tend to resonate more in your room.

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Features & Performance

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The RX-A880 supports Dolby Atmos. If you have enough speakers to set up the full system, you’ll find that you’re intensely immersed in whatever you’re watching thanks to the Dolby features. Versus it Yamaha RX-A880 has the power amp section features discrete high-current power output devices, identical on all 7 channels for enhanced realism and dynamic range. Eco Mode provides energy saving options; it features an on-screen Eco meter and allows you to use the receiver in power-saving mode, either reducing the maximum output power or adopting low-power strategies at more modest settings, without affecting sound quality.

Connections & Setup

With RX-A880 you’ll get a switch to select between the main speakers or the second zone, along with power controls. Under that, you’ll get scene selectors, allowing you to quickly switch between preset scenes. Then, there are input controls, a directional pad and menu buttons, volume and program controls, and playback controls. The RS5013 can also upscale SD and HD video to UHD. ISF calibration is possible by appropriate technicians, and ISF Day/Night video modes are available.

Design

Overall, the Yamaha RX-A880 isn't a bad-looking receiver ... but it’s also not all that unique. The fact is that the vast majority of AV receivers these days look like basic black boxes on your TV stand, and this one is no exception to that rule. That doesn’t mean it’s ugly. In fact, if to compare it looks perfectly fine. Marantz comes in at 17.2-inches wide, 15-inches deep, and 6.7-inches tall. On the front, you’ll find a pretty standard setup: an input knob on the left, volume knob on the right, and a row of buttons at the top to select between features like the AM and FM radio, change presets, and so on. There’s also a hatch on the bottom that opens up to reveal a headphone jack, USB port, aux port, and a few other features.

Yamaha RX-A880 pros & cons

Pros:

  • Tons of connectivity.
  • Great sound.
  • Dolby Atmos support.
  • Wireless features.

Cons:

  • Dated interface.

Marantz SR5013 pros & cons

Pros:

  • Up to 100W per Channel at 8 Ohms.
  • Audyssey MultEQ XT Sound Optimization.
  • 4K Ultra HD Upscaling and Pass-Through.
  • HDMI with Audio Return Channel Support.

Cons:

  • The sound may have distortion on really high basses.

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Product

Marantz SR5013
Yamaha RX-A880

Model

SR5013
RX-A880

Brand

Marantz
Yamaha

Rating

5.0 of 5
4.0 of 5

Reviews

4
17

Amplifier

Total output power

700 W
780 W

Output power per channel

100 W
160 W, 100 W

Output impedance per channel

8 Ohm
4 Ohm, 8 Ohm

Frequency response

20 Hz-20 kHz
20 Hz-20 kHz

Total harmonic distortion

0.08 %
0.06 %

Number of channels

7
7

Signal-to-noise ratio

100 dB
100 dB

Functions

Digital player

Internet radio

Network audio player

Audio formats

AAC

AIFF

Apple lossless

FLAC

MP3

WAV

WMA

Built-in decoders

DTS:X

Dolby Atmos

Dolby digital plus

Dolby surround

Dolby true HD

Built-in display

Type

fluorescent
fluorescent

Colour

black
black

Connectivity interfaces

Bluetooth

Wi-Fi

IEEE 802.3

IEEE 802.3u

Signal processing

HDMI pass-through

up to 4K
up to 4K

Video conversion/scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling, analog to HDMI up conversion
HDMI to HDMI scaling, analog to HDMI up conversion

3D pass-through

Upscaling via HDMI

up to 4K
up to 4K

Connector type

AV inputs

8
7

Optical digital inputs

2
2

Coaxial digital inputs

2
2

HDMI inputs

8
7

HDMI outputs

2
2

Optical digital outputs

has not
has not

Coaxial digital outputs

has not
has not

Subwoofer outputs

2
2

USB

1
1

Phones

1
1

Media content source

Bluetooth

Network

USB-host

Radio

Tuner type

digital
digital

Tuner bands

AM/FM
AM/FM

Preset station

40
40

Additional features

A-B speaker switch

Three-zone capability

Advanced sound retriever (ASR) technology

Apple air-play support

Audio return channel (ARC)

Bi-amplifying

Auto power off

Pure direct mode

Dual-zone capability

Smartphone remote control

Sound features

Audio D/A converter

24bit / 192kHz
32bit / 384kHz

Surround sound effects

Theater-Dimensional Virtual Surround
Virtual CINEMA

Surround system class

7.2 channel
7.2 channel

Digital content protection

HDCP 2.2
HDCP 2.2

Clock

Built-in clock

Sleep timer

Power device

Operational power consumption

650 W
480 W

Standby power consumption

0.2 W
0.1 W

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Dimensions

13.7 x 17.3 x 6.3 inches
15 x 17.1 x 6.7 inches

Weight

22.1 pounds
24.3 pounds
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