An affordable AV receiver is always a good option to consider, so Yamaha RX-V485 vs Marantz SR6013 comparison definitely makes sense.
A significant difference between the receivers in the number of channels, Yamaha RX-V485 has 5.1 versus 9.2 for Marantz SR6013. Regarding power, then RX-V485 has such a W/Ohm ratio - 80/8, 145/6 when SR6013 has a power of 110/8, 150/6. The THD is 0.09% for the RX-V485 but 0.08% for the SR6013.
Characteristics of digital to analog converter (DAC) are different, Burr-Brown 384 KHz/32-bit for RX-V485 and AK4458 384 KHz/32-bit for the SR6013. Both the RX-V485 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 Apple Music service is implemented on considered devices: AirPlay, AirPlay 2. Spotify can be used on each receiver. The RX-V485 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. 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-V485 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-V485 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.
Each of the AV receivers from our review supports 2 Multi-room zones. The RX-V485 supports voice control via Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, 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-V485 and SR6013 can be configured using the Setup assistant.
Only the SR6013 has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the SR6013.