Marantz SR5013 vs Sony STR-DN1080

Sony STR-DN1080 vs Marantz SR5013 – Advanced but Still Affordable Models

Marantz SR5013 vs Sony STR-DN1080

The test of Sony STR-DN1080 vs Marantz SR5013 permitted to compare low-cost Sony’s model and entry-level Marantz’s units. Why pay more for the SR5013 if the STR-DN1080 features 1155W total power and 165W power per channel versus Marantz’s 700W and 100W respectively and the number of channels they drive is the same.

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Features & Performance

If looking at Marantz SR5013 vs Sony STR-DN1080 from a position of sound dispersion, both models create wide soundfield to enjoy Dolby Atmos or DTS:X 3D soundtracks from every corner of the room.

The Sony STR-DN1080 produces flawless sound – deep, authoritative, and dynamic. It makes all the details audible, as well as lets voices sound expressive and natural at the same time. The unit also produces deep and textured bass. It comes with Pure Direct mode to eliminate digital interferences and enjoy content from analog sources.

The Marantz SR5013 is noted for its full music streaming capability. Regardless of the source of the signal, the unit delivers clear and distinguishable dialogs that don’t interfere with the rest of the sound effects.

Sony STR-DN1080 vs Marantz SR5013

Connections & Setup

The Sony STR-DN1080 features new DCAC EX calibration for accurate measurements. It has ARC to support Zone 2. It’s connected with the Internet both wirelessly and wired via Wi-Fi and Ethernet cable respectively. The unit lacks a phono stage for a turntable.

Marantz SR5013’s HEOS provides the integration with a complete multi-room audio system and its inputs include the MM phono for a turntable.

Design

The manufacturer used top-quality components to ensure the Sony STR-DN1080’s sturdy building. There’re 2 HDMI outputs and 6 HDMI inputs are on the back panel. Its front fascia has only necessary buttons that are made of plastic. The model comes with black-brushed metal finish on the front and glossy strip along the top half.

The Marantz SR5013 has outdated circular display. It comes with curved corners that are typical for this brand. The row of buttons on the front panel introduces the controls. A USB port for connecting external storage and flash drives is also on the front.

Marantz SR5013 pros & cons

Pros

  • It displays volume on-screen when a TV is hooked up to the monitor output.

Cons

  • Its power isn’t enough for large areas.

Sony STR-DN1080 pros & cons

Pros

  • Its USB port is able to charge mobile devices.
  • When setting the HDMI out B to HDMI Zone, it’s possible to display and hear a computer on the main TV and an Xbox One on the gaming TV.

Cons

  • For an existing 7.1 system, if adding Atmos height speakers, it’s required to remove the surround back speakers.

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Common

Product

Marantz SR5013
Sony STR-DN1080

Model

SR5013
STR-DN1080

Brand

Marantz
Sony

Rating

5.0 of 5
3.8 of 5

Reviews

4
280

Amplifier

Total output power

700 W
1155 W

Output power per channel

100 W
165 W

Output impedance per channel

8 Ohm
6 Ohm

Frequency response

20 Hz-20 kHz
20 Hz-20 kHz

Total harmonic distortion

0.08 %
0.09 %

Number of channels

7
7

Signal-to-noise ratio

100 dB
108 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

3D pass-through

Upscaling via HDMI

up to 4K
up to 4K

Connector type

AV inputs

8
1

Optical digital inputs

2
1

Coaxial digital inputs

2
1

HDMI inputs

8
6

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
30

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
24bit / 192kHz

Surround sound effects

Theater-Dimensional Virtual Surround
S-FORCE Pro Front Surround Sound

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
240 W

Standby power consumption

0.2 W
0.4 W

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Dimensions

13.7 x 17.3 x 6.3 inches
19 x 15 x 8.4 inches

Weight

22.1 pounds
23 pounds
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Sony STR-DN1080

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