My only in home experience with the F113 was one afternoon twelve years ago.
From the preamplifiers full range outputs we ran the ARO and my Velodyne DD-18's Auto EQ.
Our combined preference was an edge to the Auto EQ but hardly enough to choose one over the other.
Remember these are the manufactures goal of room optimization.
I recall the F113 uses six fundamental manual adjustments while its room optimization is auto only. The Velodyne provided a visual plot of the F113's adjustments.
Velodyne allows manual adjustments of all its parameters within eight frequency bands from 15Hz-100Hz which can be saved to six memory presets.
With the Velodyne's gain off and its manually EQ'd signal sent to the F113 the JL became quite impressive giving up VERY little to the big 18" sub. Not sure why JL continues with its auto only optimization.
Not sure how far this goes to answering your question. The F113 should jump through any hoop its given.
I've had no experience with Marchand or JL's CR-1. Clearly both JL Audio and Velodyne put a lot of development into their crossover implementations for their subsequent versions.
I did find some usable crossover information on page 20 of the CR-1 manual that improved the crossover region of my two Plus'.http://mediacdn.jlaudio.com/media/mfg/9013/media_document/live_1/CR_1_MAN.pdf