The Marantz SR7013 vs Marantz SR6012 comparison proves that these receivers have many common features.
Considered AV receivers have the same number of channels 9.2. Regarding power, then SR7013 has such a W/Ohm ratio - 125/8 20Hz-20KHz, 165/6 1KHz when SR6012 has a power of 110/8 20Hz-20KHz, 150/6 1KHz. The THD is 0.05% for the SR7013 but 0.08% for the SR6012.
Characteristics of digital to analog converter (DAC) are different, 384 KHz/32-bit for SR7013 and 192 KHz/32-bit for the SR6012. Both the SR7013 and the SR6012 support Bi-amping. Each of the AV receivers can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing.
WI-FI modules have the same characteristics: 2.4/5GHz. 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. Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Sound Cloud - all of these streaming services have found application in each of the models. 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.
Each receiver has 8/3 HDMI inputs/outputs. 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. Both models support the standard HDCP 2.2. These compared receivers have a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player.
The SR7013 supports 3 Multi-room zones, versus 2 for the SR6012. Supported voice control technologies are identical - Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI. It is also worth noting that the ECO mode is presented in each of the receivers. Both SR7013 and SR6012 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 SR7013 is better receiver in this comparison. Check Marantz SR7013 price