Marantz NR1508 vs Pioneer Elite SC-97

Pioneer Elite SC-97

Pioneer Elite SC-97 review

Dec 07, 2018

The Pioneer Elite SC-97 has lots of modern built-in decoders (DTS:X, Dolby True HD, etc.) and support most popular audio formats. Its operational power consumption rate is 370W, while the standby pow...

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Product

Marantz NR1508
Pioneer Elite SC-97

Model

NR1508
Elite SC-97

Brand

Marantz
Pioneer

Rating

4.1 of 5
3.9 of 5

Reviews

36
17

Amplifier

Total output power

250 W
810 W

Output power per channel

50 W
140 W, 190 W, 240 W

Output impedance per channel

8 Ohm
4 Ohm, 6 Ohm, 8 Ohm

Frequency response

20 Hz-20 kHz
1 kHz

Total harmonic distortion

0.08 %
0.08 %

Number of channels

5
9

Signal-to-noise ratio

93 dB
97 dB

Functions

Digital player

Internet radio

Network audio player

Audio formats

AAC

AIFF

Apple lossless

FLAC

MP3

WAV

WMA

Built-in decoders

DTS:X

Dolby Atmos

Dolby digital plus

Dolby surround

Dolby true HD

Built-in display

Type

fluorescent
fluorescent

Colour

black
black

Connectivity interfaces

Bluetooth

Wi-Fi

IEEE 802.3

IEEE 802.3u

Signal processing

HDMI pass-through

up to 4K
up to 4K

Video conversion/scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling, analog to HDMI up conversion
HDMI to HDMI scaling, analog to HDMI up conversion

3D pass-through

Upscaling via HDMI

up to 4K
up to 4K

Connector type

AV inputs

has not
1

Optical digital inputs

1
2

Coaxial digital inputs

1
2

HDMI inputs

6
8

HDMI outputs

1
3

Optical digital outputs

has not
1

Coaxial digital outputs

has not
has not

Subwoofer outputs

2
2

USB

1
1

Phones

1
1

Media content source

Bluetooth

Network

USB-host

Radio

Tuner type

digital
digital

Tuner bands

AM/FM
AM/FM

Preset station

40
63

Additional features

A-B speaker switch

Three-zone capability

Advanced sound retriever (ASR) technology

Apple air-play support

Audio return channel (ARC)

Bi-amplifying

Auto power off

Pure direct mode

Dual-zone capability

Smartphone remote control

Sound features

Audio D/A converter

24bit / 192kHz
32bit / 192kHz

Surround sound effects

Theater-Dimensional Virtual Surround
Front Stage Surround Advance. Headphone Surround (V.S.S.)

Surround system class

5.2 channel
9.2 channel

Digital content protection

HDCP 2.2
HDCP 2.2

Clock

Built-in clock

Sleep timer

Power device

Operational power consumption

180 W
370 W

Standby power consumption

0.2 W
0.1 W

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Dimensions

14.8 x 17.3 x 4.1 inches
17.1 x 17.4 x 7.3 inches

Weight

18.08 pounds
33 pounds
Marantz NR1508
Pioneer Elite SC-97
Marantz NR1508
Pioneer Elite SC-97

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  • 19.6
  • 23.9
  • 19.6Marantz NR1508
  • 23.9Pioneer Elite SC-97

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