Marantz SR8012 vs Pioneer SC-LX801

Marantz SR8012
Marantz SR8012 review

Oct 01, 2018

Despite the fact, that a Marantz SR8012 is regarded as a receiver, it doesn't have an integrated tuner, so from a technical standpoint, it is an AV amplifier. At the same time, after checking the Mar...

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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 SR8012
Pioneer SC-LX801

Model

SR8012
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

700 W
320 W

Standby power consumption

0.3 W
0.15 W

Built-in display

Type

fluorescent
fluorescent

Colour

black
black

Amplifier

Total output power

1200 W
810 W

Output power per channel

140 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

0.05 %
0.08 %

Number of channels

11
9

Signal-to-noise ratio

110 dB
108 dB

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

3
4

Optical digital inputs

2
3

Coaxial digital inputs

2
2

HDMI inputs

8
8

HDMI outputs

3
2

Optical digital outputs

has not
has not

Coaxial digital outputs

has not
has not

Subwoofer outputs

2
2

USB

1
2

Phones

1
1

Media content source

Bluetooth

Network

USB-host

Radio

Tuner type

digital
digital

Tuner bands

AM/FM
AM/FM

Preset station qty

40
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

32bit / 192kHz
32bit / 192kHz

Surround sound effects

Dolby Digital, Dolby Atmos
Front Stage Surround Advance

Surround system class

11.2 channel
9.2 channel

Digital sound processor (DSP)

DSP preset qty

30
12

Digital content protection

HDCP 2.2
HDCP 2.2

Clock

Built-in clock

Sleep timer

Dimensions

Shipping size

18.1 x 17.1 x 7.5 inches
7.4 x 17.1 x 7.3 inches

Product weight

40 pounds
38.5 pounds

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  • 31.9Marantz SR8012
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