Denon AVR X4500H vs Marantz SR6013 

The entertainment that people are very interested in in modern times is film. Of course, everyone loves watching movies, whether it’s cinema or news films or something else. Of course you also know that there are so many people who often go to the cinema, and there are even many who visit it up to two times a week.

This phenomenon does look strange but the facts on the ground are like this. So, there are some people who want to make or build a cinema in their house. Or they want to make home theater facilities at home.

It looks or sounds a little doubtful, but it is very possible to be realized. People in big cities who live in luxurious residences such as elite housing, and the like have started to make this happen.

We no longer need to bother going to the cinema to get a pleasant atmosphere watching a film. We can also watch movies according to our preferences, without the hassle of queuing to buy tickets like in the cinema.

We have complete freedom to play any film, anytime and with anyone. We can invite friends or close relatives to maybe a lover to watch together. In addition, the existence of a home theater also adds to the luxury of the house that owns it, but this depends on what the home theater is made of.

With a home theater, we can have a facility that can relieve fatigue, boredom and boredom that may arise at any time. In terms of benefits, we will have many benefits that can be utilized if they are maximized.

For those of you who like to watch movies or listen to music, having a home theater device at home will certainly be very pleasant. No need to bother watching movies in theaters to enjoy shows with spectacular audio quality.

Electronic devices for entertainment at home are still growing. If in the past watching TV was the prima donna, now playing gadgets such as computers to smartphones is the choice of many people to get entertainment at home.

Even so, there are still many people who choose to watch widescreen movies in search of more exciting entertainment. So, what if you just present it at home? The trick is to use the AV receiver device.

Well, if you are planning to build a home theater at home, one of the most important devices is a home theater receiver or AV receiver. This one device acts as the main controller of your home theater audio system.

Previously we talked about the giants in this industry, Denon and Marantz, with each of them showing dominance by delivering SR6014 and X4500H. By the end we got the X4500H as the winner. If SR6014 still couldn’t beat the greatness of X4500H, then how about the older brother SR6013? Can it actually give a better result?

Denon AVR X4500H

Denon is obviously kicking this one with much power. AVR X4500H once again crushed the competition with its 125W power. Even though the same power was carried out by the original X400H and older AVRs, it’s still decently powerful. Read also: Marantz SR7011 Vs SR7013.

The design wise doesn’t shine as much. It looks like a compact device with dials and buttons for volume, selection and controls right on the front. It’s still fully supporting the connectivity sector with slots for HDMI and USB.

 Denon AVR X4500H Marantz SR6013 
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Product Dimensions 17.13 x 15 x 6.63 inches
15.28 x 17.32 x 6.34 inches
Shipping Weight30.2 pounds
12.8 pounds

Audio formats compatibility is actually the same with SR6014 (newer one than SR6013), the MP3, WMA, or AAC to the FLAC, ALAC, WAV, and also DSD streaming. As a core for entertainment, X4500H wanted to highly support the element of movies and audio, and with the HEOS multi-room system available, users can simply connect it with the other second-zone hi-fi system and surrounding HEOS speakers while controlling all of them altogether.

You can also enjoy the assistant support with Apple Airplay 2 that’s nott limited to Siri, but also other assistants as well.

From the paper up to reality, we see X4500H as an outstanding AVR. Its power is undoubtedly reliable, features are abundant with the complement of Auro 3D combined with Auro-Matic Upmixer, Bass Sync, and many others. It’s a three-zoned AVR that’s also compatible with Pandora.

Marantz SR6013

As for the design, unfortunately you can’t hope for something extraordinary different from the products that were released years before.

Small changes in the technology within the span of years don’t bring any apparent reason from bringing newer design. At last, that’s what they might think about it. Circular design is still used in this SR6013, with a simple set of knobs for turning volume, input selection, and power.

SR6013 supports a wide rane of audio, ranging from Dolby Atmos up to DTS:X with other mixing technologies. But sadly, it still misses Audio 3D, which is then “corrected” in later products.

As you may know already, it’s a 9-channeled amp with power of 110W added with 2 subwoofer parts with wide audio formats supported including MP3, WMA, AAC, FLAC, ALAC, WAV, FLAC HD, WAV, ALAC, as well as DSD Streaming.

SR6013 has some best features available, including 4K/60Hz support, HDR, BT.2020, 4:4:4 color resolution, Dolby Vision, and Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) that supports HDR contents. Both SD and HD movies could be upscaled to 4K resolution, a feature that’s found in many TVs nowadays.

It also comes with Audyssey MultEQ audio configuration system, which is easy to use for both casual and experienced users.

HEO multi-room audio would support multi-room playback. Users may now use their HEOS speakers around the house for music playback once they’re connected to the receiver.

Assistant feature was made possible by the addition of Apple’s Airplay 2, giving a well-known Amazon Alexa as your professional dependable assistant. You can utilize it with other Alexa enabled speakers for giving simple actions like adjusting volume, selecting an input, or picking channels.

One thing that becomes the advantage of SR6013 over X4500H is 7.1 Multi channel inputs. Other than that, it’s sadly beaten.

Denon AVR X4500H vs Marantz SR6013 

- BRING HOME A PREMIUM CINEMATIC EXPERIENCE with this 9.2 channel stereo receiver (125W/channel) featuring the LATEST IN-HOME VIDEO with IMAX Enhanced & 3D videos, and three-dimensional sound formats - Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, Auro-3D
- GET THE BEST PICTURE QUALITY ON YOUR 4K HD TV with HDR10, HLG, BT.2020, 4:4:4 pure color sub-sampling, eARC and more. Use our AWARD-WINNING on-screen setup assistant to connect your TV and home theater
- EXPERIENCE SMOOTH, SOOTHING & CLEAR SOUND EVERY TIME with Audyssey MultEQ XT32, the most advanced EQ calibration & room measurement system that dynamically optimizes all speakers to your listening levels. Say goodbye to sudden blasts or muffled dialogues
- Stream unlimited music through Pandora, Spotify, TuneIn and more, via WiFi, Airplay or - Bluetooth with HEOS WIRELESS SPEAKERS & HEOS MULTI-ROOM DIGITAL STREAMING and enjoy Hi-Fi surround sound, plus FULL VOICE CONTROL COMPATIBILITY WITH AMAZON ALEXA
- Make the Most of Your Ultra HD TV Investment with the Marantz SR6013; Drive EXCEPTIONAL VISUAL CLARITY with full rate pass through, SD/HD video up scaling to Ultra HD, 4:4:4 Pure Color sub sampling
- Make the Most of Your Ultra HD TV Investment with the Marantz SR6013; Drive EXCEPTIONAL VISUAL CLARITY with full rate pass through, SD/HD video up scaling to Ultra HD, 4:4:4 Pure Color sub sampling
- 60 YEARS OF INNOVATION and MARANTZ' RICH HISTORY of designing audio components for its premium range of home entertainment systems has been wonderfully embraced by music lovers and home cinema enthusiasts worldwide
- CHOOSE YOUR FAVORITE VOICE CONTROL AGENT Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Apple Siri or Smart Home to effortlessly play, pause and stop music, switch inputs & more while you STREAM UNLIMITED MUSIC OR VIDEOS using popular services like Spotify


Since X4500H has better in overall specs, especially power and feature wise, we would pick it, the Denon AVR X4500H as the winner of this battle once again. Compared to this older version of SR, it has better power, better overall features and specifications, and still, SR6013 couldn’t beat the value-for-money aspect from X4500H.


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