Marantz NR1711 vs Pioneer Elite VSX-LX305 review

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Marantz NR1711 vs Pioneer Elite VSX-LX305 review

Marantz NR1711
Pioneer Elite VSX-LX305

It’s strongly recommended to compare different receivers if you want to choose the best one: Marantz NR1711 vs Pioneer Elite VSX-LX305.


The number of channels for receivers is different - 7.2 versus 9.2, respectively, for devices. In terms of power, there are differences, the NR1711 has such a ratio W/Ohm - 50/8, 70/6, while the Elite VSX-LX305 has a power of 100/8, 225/6. A common feature for devices is the same total harmonic distortion - 0.08%. Each of the compared opponents supports Bi-amping. The model NR1711 can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing.


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, AirPlay 2. Access to the Spotify service is on each of the competitors. Most popular streaming services are available for our models under consideration - Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, SiriusXM, Napster, SoundCloud.

Video features

The quality of 4K/120Hz 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 NR1711 and the Elite VSX-LX305. Each of the devices can increase the resolution of the incoming video signal. Each of the participants of the comparison has a Dolby Vision.

Extensive connections

The number of HDMI inputs/outputs varies depending on the receiver, the NR1711 has 6/1, and the Elite VSX-LX305 has 7/2.Marantz NR1711 connectionsPioneer Elite VSX-LX305 connections HDMI Audio Return Channel is implemented in both devices. HDMI eARC is supported by the NR1711 and the Elite VSX-LX305. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that only the Marantz NR1711 has HDMI CEC. NR1711 and Elite VSX-LX305 support the standard HDCP 2.3. 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 is performed using Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI in both models. There is an ECO mode in NR1711. The Marantz NR1711 and the Pioneer Elite VSX-LX305 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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Marantz NR1711
Pioneer Elite VSX-LX305


Elite VSX-LX305