Marantz AV7703 vs Pioneer Elite VSX-LX304

AV7703 vs Elite VSX-LX304 comparison chart

Marantz AV7703 vs Pioneer Elite VSX-LX304 review

Marantz AV7703
vs
Pioneer Elite VSX-LX304

Marantz AV7703 vs Pioneer Elite VSX-LX304: which would you get for the best home entertainment experience? The AV7703 has 11.2 channels amplifier and the Elite VSX-LX304 9.2 channels. Both receivers have support for Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format. The surround sound technology DTS:X is supported by devices. We have evaluated both AV receivers, AV7703 has an overall score of 9.4 out of 10 vs 8.5 out of 10 for Elite VSX-LX304.

Advantages Marantz AV7703 over Pioneer Elite VSX-LX304

  • Has an A/B switch for the front speakers

Advantages Pioneer Elite VSX-LX304 over Marantz AV7703

  • IMAX Enhanced certification

Common strengths

  • Bi-amp capability
  • Pure direct/Straight decode mode is enabled
  • Phono (MM) input
  • Dolby Vision compatible
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Rating 5 5
Marantz AV7703

Dec 27, 2019

Meet Marantz AV7703 specs presented in Marantz AV7703 review. The extremely versatile AV7703 handles any multichannel high-resolution audio format beautifully and expertly. Article navigation Feat...

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Pioneer Elite VSX-LX304

Dec 27, 2019

The Japanese company Pioneer presents the VSX-LX304 AV receiver, the main differences from the previous VSX-LX303 model are: they removed component and composite video inputs (they are outdated and n...

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Common

Product

Marantz AV7703
Pioneer Elite VSX-LX304

Model

AV7703
Elite VSX-LX304

Brand

Marantz
Pioneer

Reviews

28
12

Amplifier

Channels

11.2
9.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

100/8, 225/6

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
5Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.08
0.08

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

192 KHz/32-bit
AK4458 384 KHz/32-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

Audyssey MultEQ XT32
MCACC

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

Hi-Res audio, Audyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey LFC
Advanced Sound Retriever, Hi-Res audio

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

2.4/5GHz

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
1

DLNA

MHL

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay, AirPlay 2
AirPlay, AirPlay 2

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, iHeart Radio, SiriusXM, Sound Cloud
Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

8/3
7/2

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)

HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

HDMI CEC

Digital content protection (HDCP)

HDCP 2.2
HDCP 2.2

Subwoofer output (LFE)

2
2

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

2
1

Coaxial digital input

2
1

Composite input

3
0

Component input/output

3/1
0/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

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

Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

HDR10

4K signal pass-through

4K/60Hz
4K/60Hz

8K signal pass-through

HDMI signal pass-through

3D signal pass-through

HDMI pass-through in standby mode

Video conversion

analog to HDMI

Analog to HDMI scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling

Dolby Vision

Other video features

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

Additional features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI
Amazon Alexa

App control

iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android, Amazon Kindle
iPhone, iPad, iPod, 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
has not

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

3
3

Zone audio output

preout
speaker, preout

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

Marantz 2016 AVR Remote App, HEOS App
Pioneer Control App, FlareConnect

RS-232

1
1

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/0
1/1

DC trigger output (12V)

2
2

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Neural:X

DTS (other)

has not
DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS

Auro-3D

IMAX Enhanced

Multichannel stereo

Audio file formats

MP3

WMA

AAC

WAV

FLAC

ALAC

Other audio file formats

AIFF
AIFF

Power

Operational power consumption, W

60
750

Standby consumption, W

0.2
0.15

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.1 x 40.6 x 17.7/17.3 x 16.2 x 7.3
43.5 x 17.3 x 37/17 x 6.8 x 14.5

Weight, kg/lbs

10/22.9
10.8/23.8

Other

Release year

2016
2019
Marantz AV7703
Pioneer Elite VSX-LX304
Marantz AV7703
Pioneer Elite VSX-LX304

AV receivers CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 9.4
  • 8.5
  • 9.4Marantz AV7703
  • 8.5Pioneer Elite VSX-LX304

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