An affordable AV receiver is always a good option to consider, so Yamaha RX-A1070BL vs Marantz SR6013 comparison definitely makes sense.
A significant difference between the receivers in the number of channels, Yamaha RX-A1070BL has 7.2 versus 9.2 for Marantz SR6013. Regarding power, then RX-A1070BL has such a W/Ohm ratio - 110/8 20Hz-20KHz when SR6013 has a power of 110/8 20Hz-20KHz, 150/6 1KHz. The THD is 0.06% for the RX-A1070BL but 0.08% for the SR6013.
Characteristics of digital to analog converter (DAC) are different, ESS 192 KHz/24-bit for RX-A1070BL and AK4458 384 KHz/32-bit for the SR6013. Both the RX-A1070BL 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 Yamaha RX-A1070BL has support for AirPlay, and its competitor in our comparison - AirPlay, AirPlay 2. Spotify can be used on each receiver. The RX-A1070BL can work with the audio stream from Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, and the SR6013 can receive a content from Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, TuneIn Radio.
These units support HDR technology. Compared AV receivers retain the quality of 4K 60p 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.
The Yamaha RX-A1070BL has 8/2 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 8/3 HDMI connectors of the Marantz SR6013. 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. Both models support the standard HDCP 2.2. These compared receivers have a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player.
Each of the AV receivers from our review supports 2 Multi-room zones. The RX-A1070BL supports voice control via Amazon Alexa, and the SR6013 - Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI. It is also worth noting that the ECO mode is presented in each of the receivers. Both RX-A1070BL and SR6013 can be configured using the Setup assistant.
Both devices have support for Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format. The surround sound technology DTS:X is supported by devices under review.
The Marantz SR6013 is better receiver in this comparison. Check Marantz SR6013 price