Marantz SR6010 vs Pioneer SC-LX901 – that is a question.
The number of channels for receivers is different - 7.2 versus 11.2, respectively, for devices. In terms of power, there are differences, the SR6010 has such a ratio W/Ohm - 110/8, 150/6, while the SC-LX901 has a power of 140/8, 200/6. The value of total harmonic distortion is also different, and for the SR6010 it is 0.05%, but for the SC-LX901 it is 0.08%.
The manufacturer installed different DACs, the SR6010 received the model 192 KHz/32-bit, but the SC-LX901 is equipped with ESS SABRE32 Ultra 192 KHz/32-bit. Each of the compared opponents supports Bi-amping. Both Marantz SR6010 and Pioneer SC-LX901 can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing. Each of the receivers has a Bluetooth connector. Both devices can work with such Apple Music services: AirPlay. Access to the Spotify service is on each of the competitors. The number of available streaming services varies for receivers, the Marantz SR6010 works with Pandora, SiriusXM, but the Pioneer SC-LX901 works with Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, TuneIn Radio.
Support for the HDR function can only boast of each of the AV receivers. The quality of 4K/60Hz 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 SR6010 and the SC-LX901. Each of the devices can increase the resolution of the incoming video signal. Operation with the Dolby Vision is only possible with the SC-LX901.
The number of HDMI inputs/outputs is the same - 8/2. HDMI Audio Return Channel is implemented in both devices. HDMI eARC is not supported by the SR6010 and the SC-LX901. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that each of the rivals can work with HDMI CEC. SR6010 and SC-LX901 support the standard HDCP 2.2. Like most receivers, our models have a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player.
Unlike the SR6010 where 2 Multi zones is provided, the SC-LX901 works with 3 Multi zones. Voice control of the basic functions of the receiver is not realized in both models. There is an ECO mode in SR6010. The Marantz SR6010 and the Pioneer SC-LX901 can be properly configured using the setup assistant.
A Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format is available both models. A DTS:X surround technology is supported by devices from our comparison.