An affordable AV receiver is always a good option to consider, so Denon AVR-X4100W vs Marantz SR6013 comparison definitely makes sense.
A significant difference between the receivers in the number of channels, Denon AVR-X4100W has 7.2 versus 9.2 for Marantz SR6013. Regarding power, then AVR-X4100W has such a W/Ohm ratio - 125/8, 165/6 when SR6013 has a power of 110/8, 150/6. The THD is 0.05% for the AVR-X4100W but 0.08% for the SR6013.
Characteristics of digital to analog converter (DAC) are different, 192 KHz/24-bit for AVR-X4100W and AK4458 384 KHz/32-bit for the SR6013. Both the AVR-X4100W and the SR6013 support Bi-amping. Each of the AV receivers can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Denon AVR-X4100W has support for AirPlay, and its competitor in our comparison - AirPlay, AirPlay 2. Spotify can be used on each receiver. The AVR-X4100W can work with the audio stream from Pandora, SiriusXM, and the SR6013 can receive a content from Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, TuneIn Radio.
Only the Marantz SR6013 has support for High dynamic range (HDR). Compared AV receivers retain the quality of 4K/60Hz signal when transmitting from a source to a TV or projector. HDMI signal transmission in standby mode is implemented in each of the devices. Both rivals can scale the resolution of the incoming HDMI signal. The HDR standard - Dolby Vision is supported by these receivers.
Each receiver has 8/3 HDMI inputs/outputs. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. The HDMI eARC is available only on the SR6013. The Consumer Electronics Control (CEC) feature is present in most modern AV receivers and the models in our comparison are no exception. These compared receivers have a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player.
The AVR-X4100W supports 3 Multi-room zones, versus 2 for the SR6013. It is also worth noting that the ECO mode is presented in each of the receivers. Both AVR-X4100W and SR6013 can be configured using the Setup assistant.
Both devices have support for Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the SR6013.