Pioneer VSX-LX503 vs Marantz SR5013

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Pioneer VSX-LX503 vs Marantz SR5013

Pioneer VSX-LX503 review

The device is equipped with object-oriented 3D audio formats - Dolby Atmos and DTS: X. For full audio playback, VSX-LX503 has built-in decoders, as well as a sufficient power of 180 W/channel. With 7 HDMI inputs and 2 outputs, the VSX-LX503 is capable of becoming a switch for a wide variety of sources and 4K video display devices. For creating a multi-room system, the receiver offers FlareConnect technology, as well as DTS Play-Fi, based on dual-band Wi-Fi. In addition to this, there are Apple Airplay and Bluetooth.

Pioneer VSX-LX503

Marantz SR5013 review

The Marantz SR5013 is a great home cinema solution with support for Dolby Atmos and DTS: X formats. The amp section delivers 110 W/channel. The video section includes 8 HDMI inputs with full compatibility with the latest specifications of 4K content. With integrated HEOS wireless technology, the SR5013 can become the heart of a multi-room music system. However, in additional to Pioneer VSX-LX503 vs Marantz SR5013 comparison, the Third-zone mode is available only in the VSX-LX503. The R5013 also comes with native support of Bluetooth and AirPlay 2 for live music streaming.

Marantz SR5013

Pioneer VSX-LX503 pros and cons

Pros

  • There is Chromecast for Android devices
  • The receiver can work with 11 channels after connection external amplifier

Cons

  • Not all surround presets work well

Marantz SR5013 pros and cons

Pros

  • The most popular audio streaming services are supported
  • The VSX-LX503 has the automatic power-off function

Cons

  • The control menu is illogical and confusing1
  • Amazon Alexa understands a few commands and allows to control only basic features

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Pioneer VSX-LX503 review

Jan 10, 2020

Pioneer & Onkyo Europe Introduces the VSX-LX503 Network AV Receiver. This is a 9.2-channel unit with Multi-Room Audio, which provides the ability to distribute the signal from different sources. ...

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Product

Pioneer VSX-LX503
Marantz SR5013

Model

VSX-LX503
SR5013

Brand

Pioneer
Marantz

Reviews

95
9

Amplifier

Channels

9.2
7.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

120/8 20Hz-20KHz, 230/6 1KHz
100/8 20Hz-20KHz, 140/6 1KHz

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 6
8, 6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.08
0.08

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

AK4458 384 KHz/32-bit
AKM 384 KHz/32-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

MCACC
Audyssey MultEQ

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

Advanced Sound Retriever, Hi-Res audio, Reflex Optimizer
Audyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Audyssey LFC, Compressed Audio Enhancer(MDAX2), Hi-Res audio

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

2.4/5GHz
2.4/5GHz

USB

2 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
1

DLNA

MHL

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay
AirPlay, AirPlay 2

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, TuneIn Radio
Deezer, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, TuneIn Radio

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

7/2
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
2

Coaxial digital input

1
2

Composite input

2
2

Component input/output

1/0
2/1

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

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

Multi channel preamp output

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

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

Additional features

Voice control

Google Assistant
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, Web Control

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

3
2

Zone audio output

speaker, preout
speaker, preout

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

FlareConnect
Marantz AVR Remote App, HEOS App

RS-232

1
1

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/1
1/0

DC trigger output (12V)

2
1

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-HD, DTS-EXPRESS, DTS-Surround

Auro-3D

IMAX Enhanced

Multichannel stereo

Audio file formats

MP3

WMA

AAC

WAV

FLAC

ALAC

Other audio file formats

AIFF
has not

Power

Operational power consumption, W

850
620

Standby consumption, W

0.15
0.2

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.5 x 18.5 x 38.6/17 x 7 x 14.9
43.5 x 16.1 x 33/17 x 6.3 x 13.6

Weight, kg/lbs

13/28.7
9.9/22.1
Pioneer VSX-LX503
Marantz SR5013
Pioneer VSX-LX503
Marantz SR5013

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