Marantz SR8012 vs Pioneer SC-LX901

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Marantz SR8012 vs Pioneer SC-LX901

Marantz SR8012 review

Marantz sr8012 has an amplifier that uses HDAM modules and can produce 140 W per channel, while the SC-LX901, discussed in this Marantz SR8012 vs Pioneer SC-LX901 comparison, produces 140 to 255 W per channel. SR8012 also has full support for Dolby Atmos, DTS: X and Auro-3D, allowing you to work in 7.2.4 configuration. The receiver has an Audyssey MultEQ XT32 bot for equalization of sound, as well as an Audyssey LFC, which dynamically controls audio content and removes low frequencies. In addition to this, the SR8012 has ample connectivity, both wired and wireless.

Marantz SR8012

Pioneer SC-LX901 review

The Pioneer SC-LX901 is an 11.2-channel receiver equipped with Air Studios certified amplifier. The model has an improved Direct Energy HD amplification circuit built on proprietary Direct Power FET output transistors, which create real 3D sound. The entire multichannel pulse amplification unit is enclosed in a separate metal casing, electrically isolated from the main steel chassis. Like any flagship receiver, the SC-LX901 is equipped with a complete set of protocols for transmitting audio. And in addition, the automatic MCACC system is responsible for adjusting the sound of the device.

Pioneer SC-LX901

Marantz SR8012 pros and cons

Pros

  • The Marantz SR8012 is also certified by the Imaging Science Foundation, thanks to a comprehensive set of video calibration tools

Cons

  • The front panel display does not read well
  • The receiver does not adapt the image to the aspect ratio 16:9

Pioneer SC-LX901 pros and cons

Pros

  • Low-jitter ESS Sabre32 Ultra DAC chips are responsible for digital-to-analog conversion
  • To control from mobile gadgets with full access to the capabilities of the receiver there is an iControlAV5 application

Cons

  • It is possible to broadcast only audio through Chromecast

Marantz SR8012

Marantz SR8012 review

Dec 06, 2019

Experience the pinnacle of Marantz excellence with the new flagship SR8012, the company's first 11.2-channel receiver that sets new standards. Immerse yourself in immersive surround sound with Dolby ...

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Pioneer SC-LX901

Pioneer SC-LX901 review

Dec 06, 2019

The description of Pioneer SC-LX901 specs on the company portal begins with the phrase that the SC-LX901 is the best AV receiver in the history of Pioneer. We will not argue with the creators of the ...

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Product

Marantz SR8012
Pioneer SC-LX901

Model

SR8012
SC-LX901

Brand

Marantz
Pioneer

Reviews

10
99

Amplifier

Channels

11.2
11.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

140/8 20Hz-20KHz, 175/6 1KHz
140/8 20Hz-20KHz, 200/6 1KHz

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 6
8, 6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.05
0.08

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

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

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

Audyssey MultEQ XT32
MCACC Pro

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

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

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

2.4/5GHz
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

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Deezer, TIDAL, TuneIn Radio
Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, TuneIn Radio

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

8/3
8/2

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
3

Coaxial digital input

2
2

Composite input

4
2

Component input/output

3/1
2/1

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

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

Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

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

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

Additional features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI

App control

iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android
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
IP Control

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

3
3

Zone audio output

speaker, preout
speaker, preout

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

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

RS-232

1
1

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/1
2/1

DC trigger output (12V)

2
2

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Digital Plus

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Neural:X

DTS (other)

DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS
DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-EXPRESS

Auro-3D

IMAX Enhanced

Multichannel stereo

Audio file formats

MP3

WMA

AAC

WAV

FLAC

ALAC

Other audio file formats

has not
AIFF

Power

Operational power consumption, W

780
340

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 17.7 x 46.8/17.3 x 7.3 x 18.1
43.5 x 18.5 x 44.1/17 x 7 x 17.3

Weight, kg/lbs

17.2/38
18/39.7
Marantz SR8012
Pioneer SC-LX901
Marantz SR8012
Pioneer SC-LX901

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  • 9.5Marantz SR8012
  • 8.6Pioneer SC-LX901

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