Marantz NR1509 vs Pioneer SC-LX801

Marantz NR1509
Marantz NR1509 review

Dec 07, 2018

The Marantz NR1509 has everything for an immersive home theater experience. For example, the DTS-HD Master Audio, the Dolby Digital Plus, and great output impedance per channel (4 Ohms). There are on...

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Pioneer SC-LX801
Pioneer SC-LX801 review

Oct 01, 2018

Several days ago, I got an opportunity to test one of the most popular A/V receivers right now — Pioneer SC-LX801. At the first glance, Pioneer SC-LX801 is a great and reliable receiver that ca...

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Product

Marantz NR1509
Pioneer SC-LX801

Model

NR1509
SC-LX801

Brand

Marantz
Pioneer

Rating

4.2 of 5
4.1 of 5

Reviews

9
94

Functions

Digital player

Internet radio

Network audio player

Amplifier class

D

Audio formats

AAC

AIFF

Apple lossless

DSD

FLAC

MP3

WAV

WMA

Built-in decoders

DTS neural:X

DTS-HD master audio

DTS:X

Dolby atmos

Dolby digital plus

Dolby surround

Dolby true HD

Power device

Operational power consumption

180 W
320 W

Standby power consumption

0.2 W
0.15 W

Built-in display

Type

fluorescent
fluorescent

Colour

black
black

Amplifier

Total output power

250 W
810 W

Output power per channel

50 W
140 W, 200 W, 255 W

Output impedance per channel

4 Ohm
4 Ohm, 6 Ohm, 8 Ohm

Frequency response

20 Hz-20 kHz
20 Hz-20 kHz

Total harmonic distortion

0.08 %
0.08 %

Number of channels

5
9

Signal-to-noise ratio

98 dB
108 dB

Connectivity interfaces

Bluetooth

Wi-Fi

IEEE 802.3

IEEE 802.3u

Signal processing

HDMI pass-through

up to 4K

Video conversion/scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling, analog to HDMI up conversion

3D pass-through

Upscaling via HDMI

up to 4K

Connector type

AV inputs

6
4

Optical digital inputs

1
3

Coaxial digital inputs

1
2

HDMI inputs

6
8

HDMI outputs

1
2

Optical digital outputs

has not
has not

Coaxial digital outputs

has not
has not

Subwoofer outputs

2
2

USB

1
2

Phones

has not
1

Media content source

Bluetooth

Network

USB-host

Radio

Tuner type

digital
digital

Tuner bands

AM/FM
AM/FM

Preset station qty

56
40

Additional features

A-B speaker switch

AIR Studios monitor certification

Three-zone capability

X.v.Color

Advanced sound retriever (ASR) technology

Apple air-play support

Audio return channel (ARC)

Bi-amplifying

Deep color

MCACC Pro

Auto power off

Pure direct mode

Dual-zone capability

Smartphone remote control

Sound features

Sound output mode

Surround Sound
Surround Sound

Audio D/A converter

24bit / 192kHz
32bit / 192kHz

Surround sound effects

Front Stage Surround Advance

Surround system class

5.2 channel
9.2 channel

Digital sound processor (DSP)

DSP preset qty

9
12

Digital content protection

HDCP 2.2
HDCP 2.2

Clock

Built-in clock

Sleep timer

Dimensions

Shipping size

14.5 x 17.3 x 4.1 inches
7.4 x 17.1 x 7.3 inches

Product weight

18.08 pounds
38.5 pounds

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