Marantz SR5014 vs Pioneer SC-LX801 review

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Marantz SR5014
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Pioneer SC-LX801

The Marantz SR5014 vs Pioneer SC-LX801 comparison proves that these receivers have many common features.

Amplifier

A significant difference between the receivers in the number of channels, Marantz SR5014 has 7.2 versus 9.2 for Pioneer SC-LX801. Regarding power, then SR5014 has such a W/Ohm ratio - 100/8 20Hz-20KHz, 180/6 1KHz when SC-LX801 has a power of 140/8 20Hz-20KHz, 200/6 1KHz, 255/4 1KHz. The THD is the same and is 0.08%.

Audio features

Characteristics of digital to analog converter (DAC) are different, AK4458 384 KHz/32-bit for SR5014 and ESS SABRE32 Ultra 192 KHz/32-bit for the SC-LX801. Both the SR5014 and the SC-LX801 support Bi-amping. Each of the AV receivers can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing.

Connectivity

WI-FI modules have the same characteristics: 2.4/5GHz. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Marantz SR5014 has support for AirPlay, AirPlay 2, and its competitor in our comparison - AirPlay. Spotify can be used on each receiver. The SR5014 can work with the audio stream from Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, and the SC-LX801 can receive a content from Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora.

Video features

Both AV receivers support HDR10 technology (High dynamic range). 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.

Extensive connections

Each receiver has 8/2 HDMI inputs/outputs.Marantz SR5014 connectionsPioneer SC-LX801 connections The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. The HDMI eARC is available only on the SR5014. The Consumer Electronics Control (CEC) feature is present in most modern AV receivers and the models in our comparison are no exception. The SR5014 supports the protection of digital content of the standard HDCP 2.3, versus HDCP 2.2 in the SC-LX801. These compared receivers have a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player.

Additional features

The SR5014 supports 2 Multi-room zones, versus 3 for the SC-LX801. An ECO mode is only available for the SR5014. Both SR5014 and SC-LX801 can be configured using the Setup assistant.

Multichannel surround

Both devices have support for Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format. The surround sound technology DTS:X is supported by devices under review.

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Common

Product

Marantz SR5014
Pioneer SC-LX801

Model

SR5014
SC-LX801

Brand

Marantz
Pioneer

Reviews

9
104

Amplifier

Channels

7.2
9.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

100/8 20Hz-20KHz, 180/6 1KHz
140/8 20Hz-20KHz, 200/6 1KHz, 255/4 1KHz

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 6
8, 6, 4

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
20Hz-20KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.08
0.08

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

AK4458 384 KHz/32-bit
ESS SABRE32 Ultra 192 KHz/32-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

Audyssey MultEQ XT
MCACC Pro

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 2
AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio
Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

HDR10
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

Analog to HDMI scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling

Dolby Vision

Other video features

HLG, BT.2020
DeepColor, x.v.Color

Additional features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI

App control

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

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

IP Control, Web Control
IP Control

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

8/2
8/2

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)

HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

HDMI CEC

Digital content protection (HDCP)

HDCP 2.3
HDCP 2.2

Subwoofer output (LFE)

2
2

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

2
3

Coaxial digital input

2
2

Composite input

2
2

Component input/output

2/1
2/1

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

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

Multi channel preamp output

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

2
3

Zone audio output

speaker, preout
speaker, preout

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

Marantz AVR Remote App, HEOS App
Pioneer Control App, iControlAV5, FlareConnect

RS-232

1
1

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/0
2/1

DC trigger output (12V)

1
2

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

Auro-3D

Power

Operational power consumption, W

650
320

Standby consumption, W

0.2
0.15

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.5 x 16.1 x 33/17 x 6.3 x 13.7
43.5 x 18.5 x 44.1/17 x 7 x 17.3

Weight, kg/lbs

9.9/22.2
17.9/39.5
Marantz SR5014
Pioneer SC-LX801
Marantz SR5014
Pioneer SC-LX801

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  • 9
  • 8.4
  • 9Marantz SR5014
  • 8.4Pioneer SC-LX801

The Marantz SR5014 is better receiver in this comparison. Check Marantz SR5014 price