Yamaha RX-V685BL vs Marantz SR6011 review

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Yamaha RX-V685BL
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Marantz SR6011

Yamaha RX-V685BL vs Marantz SR6011 – that is a question.

Amplifier

The number of channels for receivers is different - 7.2 versus 9.2, respectively, for devices. In terms of power, there are differences, the RX-V685BL has such a ratio W/Ohm - 90/8 20Hz-20KHz, 150/4 1KHz, while the SR6011 has a power of 110/8 20Hz-20KHz, 150/6 1KHz. The value of total harmonic distortion is also different, and for the RX-V685BL it is 0.06%, but for the SR6011 it is 0.08%.

Audio features

The manufacturer installed different DACs, the RX-V685BL received the model Burr-Brown 384 KHz/32-bit, but the SR6011 is equipped with 192 KHz/24-bit. Each of the compared opponents supports Bi-amping. Both Yamaha RX-V685BL and Marantz SR6011 can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing.

Connectivity

These units have the same Wi-Fi modules. Each of the receivers has a Bluetooth connector. Both devices can work with such Apple Music services: AirPlay. The SR6011 has access to the Spotify service. The quality of 4K 60p signal remains unchanged when transmitting from a source to a TV or projector via HDMI for both receivers. Signaling over HDMI in standby mode can provide the RX-V685BL and the SR6011. Each of the devices can increase the resolution of the incoming video signal. Operation with the Dolby Vision is only possible with the RX-V685BL.

Extensive connections

The number of HDMI inputs/outputs varies depending on the receiver, the RX-V685BL has 5/2, and the SR6011 has 8/2.Yamaha RX-V685BL connectionsMarantz SR6011 connections HDMI Audio Return Channel is implemented in both devices. HDMI eARC is only supported by the RX-V685BL. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that each of the rivals can work with HDMI CEC. RX-V685BL and SR6011 support the standard HDCP 2.2. Like most receivers, our models have a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player.

Additional features

Ability to create 2 Multi zones inherent in both AV receivers. Voice control of the basic functions of the receiver is not realized in both models. There is an ECO mode in either AV receiver. The Yamaha RX-V685BL and the Marantz SR6011 can be properly configured using the setup assistant.

Multichannel surround

A Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format is available both models. A DTS:X surround technology is supported by devices from our comparison.

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Common

Product

Yamaha RX-V685BL
Marantz SR6011

Model

RX-V685BL
SR6011

Brand

Yamaha
Marantz

Reviews

179
27

Amplifier

Channels

7.2
9.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

90/8 20Hz-20KHz, 150/4 1KHz
110/8 20Hz-20KHz, 150/6 1KHz

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 4
8, 6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.06
0.08

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

Burr-Brown 384 KHz/32-bit
192 KHz/24-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

YPAO
Audyssey MultEQ XT32

Speaker A/B switching

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

2.4/5GHz
2.4/5GHz

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
1

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay
AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
Pandora, Sirius XM

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

HDR10

4K signal pass-through

4K 60p
4K 60p

HDMI signal pass-through

3D signal pass-through

HDMI pass-through in standby mode

Video conversion

analog to HDMI

Analog to HDMI scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling

Dolby Vision

Other video features

BT.2020, HLG
x.v.Color

Additional features

Voice control

App control

iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android
iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android, Amazon Kindle

Display

colour OSD
colour OSD

Tuner

AM, FM
AM, FM

Sleep timer

Auto power off

ECO mode

Graphical user interface (GUI)

Setup assistant

Firmware update

network, USB
network, USB

Other additional features

has not
IP Control, Web Control

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

5/2
8/2

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)

HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

HDMI CEC

Digital content protection (HDCP)

HDCP 2.2
HDCP 2.2

Subwoofer output (LFE)

2
2

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

2
2

Coaxial digital input

2
2

Composite input

1
3

Component input/output

1/0
2/1

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

USB, phones, AUX
USB, HDMI, phones, setup mic, AUX

Multi channel preamp output

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

2
2

Zone audio output

speaker, preout
speaker, preout

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

MusicCast
Marantz 2016 AVR Remote App

RS-232

0
1

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/1
1/0

DC trigger output (12V)

1
1

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

Auro-3D

Power

Operational power consumption, W

400
680

Standby consumption, W

0.1
0.2

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.5 x 17.1 x 37.8/17 x 6.7 x 14.6
43.1 x 38.1 x 15.2/17.3 x 15.7 x 6.3

Weight, kg/lbs

10.5/23.1
12.7/28
Yamaha RX-V685BL
Marantz SR6011
Yamaha RX-V685BL
Marantz SR6011

AV receivers SoundInspiration comparison rating

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  • 7.4
  • 8.3
  • 7.4Yamaha RX-V685BL
  • 8.3Marantz SR6011

The Marantz SR6011 is better receiver in this comparison. Check Marantz SR6011 price

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