The present review is aimed to compare two AV receivers - Yamaha RX-V675 vs Marantz SR6015 that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema and music lovers.
A significant difference between the receivers in the number of channels, Yamaha RX-V675 has 7.2 versus 9.2 for Marantz SR6015. Regarding power, then RX-V675 has such a W/Ohm ratio - 90/8, 150/4 when SR6015 has a power of 110/8, 150/6. The THD is 0.09% for the RX-V675 but 0.08% for the SR6015. Both the RX-V675 and the SR6015 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-V675 has support for AirPlay, and its competitor in our comparison - AirPlay, AirPlay 2. Spotify can be used on each receiver. The RX-V675 can work with the audio stream from Napster, and the SR6015 can receive a content from Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, SiriusXM, Napster, SoundCloud. 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-V675 has 6/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 7/3 HDMI connectors of the Marantz SR6015. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. The HDMI eARC is available only on the SR6015. The Consumer Electronics Control (CEC) feature is present in most modern AV receivers and the models in our comparison are no exception. The RX-V675 supports the protection of digital content of the standard HDCP 2.2, versus HDCP 2.3 in the SR6015. The SR6015 has a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player.
Each of the AV receivers from our review supports 2 Multi-room zones. It is also worth noting that the ECO mode is presented in each of the receivers. The setup assistant will help you configure Marantz SR6015.
Only the SR6015 has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the SR6015.