Oct 16, 2018
I’ve already managed to test one of the most controversial receivers in the market — Marantz SR5013 and I decided to write this Marantz SR5013 review in order to make your life easier. I ...Read More
The comparison of Marantz SR5013 vs Yamaha RX-V685BL should clarify all the differences between them in order to understand whether Marantz worth overpaying for its dual-zone capability and a larger number of inputs (Marantz SR5013’s 8 inputs versus Yamaha RX-V685BL’s 5 ones).
Yamaha RX-V685BL vs Marantz SR5013 is the test of the high-end and mid-range devices respectively, so the final choice depends not only on the AVs’ features but also on the users’ needs. RX-V685BL supports Dolby Atmos to turn the room into an amazing gaming and watching environment together with presence speakers. The most widespread streaming services support Apple AirPlay.
Marantz SR5013 is not so feature packed as Yamaha RX-V685BL, but it produces an outstanding sound. All the surround speakers work properly. The devices support all the latest and traditional audio formats that provide a high-quality listening to disks and files.
RX-V685BL’s 5 HDMI inputs are enough to create an unhindered viewing and listening experience due to the AV’s 4k HDR10 and Dolby Vision. It uses the YPAO calibrations and all the settings can be adjusted to your preferences. The device can be hooked up to a 5.1 and 7.1.2 setups without an issue. The dynamic range adjustment for low volume playback is great without any booming bass that would annoy the neighbors.
Marantz SR5013 uses Audyssey MultEQ XT32 calibration and it is compatible with the Audyssey app to customize the surround setups. Its HEOS integration allows making the proper setups in any space.
When I decided to compare the AVs’ design, with one look, I saw some essential differences. Yamaha RX-V685BL has only volume control on the front panel and Marantz SR5013 has both volume and input selectors. However, Marantz SR5013 has no mic there. Besides, its display is small and round versus Yamaha RX-V685BL’s traditional rectangle large screen. Marantz SR5013 is available in black and silver.
The Marantz SR5013 is better receiver in this comparison. Check Marantz SR5013 price