Marantz SR6015 vs Pioneer Elite VSX-LX105 – that is a question.
The number of channels for receivers is different - 9.2 versus 7.2, respectively, for devices. In terms of power, there are differences, the SR6015 has such a ratio W/Ohm - 110/8, 150/6, while the Elite VSX-LX105 has a power of 100/8, 210/6. A common feature for devices is the same total harmonic distortion - 0.08%. Each of the compared opponents supports Bi-amping. The model SR6015 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.
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 SR6015 and the Elite VSX-LX105. Each of the devices can increase the resolution of the incoming video signal. Each of the participants of the comparison has a Dolby Vision.
The number of HDMI inputs/outputs varies depending on the receiver, the SR6015 has 7/3, and the Elite VSX-LX105 has 6/2. HDMI Audio Return Channel is implemented in both devices. HDMI eARC is supported by the SR6015 and the Elite VSX-LX105. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that only the Marantz SR6015 has HDMI CEC. SR6015 and Elite VSX-LX105 support the standard HDCP 2.3. Like most receivers, our models have a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player.
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 SR6015. The Marantz SR6015 and the Pioneer Elite VSX-LX105 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.