An affordable AV receiver is always a good option to consider, so Yamaha RX-V385BL vs Marantz SR6013 comparison definitely makes sense.
A significant difference between the receivers in the number of channels, Yamaha RX-V385BL has 5.1 versus 9.2 for Marantz SR6013. Regarding power, then RX-V385BL has such a W/Ohm ratio - 70/8, 145/6 when SR6013 has a power of 110/8, 150/6. The THD is 0.09% for the RX-V385BL but 0.08% for the SR6013.
Characteristics of digital to analog converter (DAC) are different, Burr-Brown 384 KHz/32-bit for RX-V385BL and AK4458 384 KHz/32-bit for the SR6013. Only the SR6013 supports Bi-amping feature. The Marantz SR6013 can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Only the SR6013 supports Spotify. 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.
The Yamaha RX-V385BL has 4/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 8/3 HDMI connectors of the Marantz SR6013. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. HDMI eARC is available in each model. The Consumer Electronics Control (CEC) feature is present in most modern AV receivers and the models in our comparison are no exception. The RX-V385BL supports the protection of digital content of the standard HDCP 2.3, versus HDCP 2.2 in the SR6013. The SR6013 has a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player. It is also worth noting that the ECO mode is presented in each of the receivers. The setup assistant will help you configure Marantz SR6013.
Only the SR6013 has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the SR6013.