Oct 16, 2018
I’ve already managed to test one of the most controversial receivers in the market — Marantz SR5013 and I decided to write this Marantz SR5013 review in order to make your life easier. I ...Read More
Pioneer VSX-LX503 vs Marantz SR5013 is not that easy to compare. The price point is quite similar with only $200 difference. However, the AV receiver by Pioneer has a power intake of 850 W while Marantz consumes 650 W.
Marantz SR5013 vs Pioneer VSX-LX503 have all the same audio decoders like Dolby surround, Dolby Atmos, Dolby digital plus, Dolby True HD, DTS:X and DTS neural:X. So you can play and experiment with all these features in your private home cinema.
Both AV receivers play Apple Lossless, AAC, DSD, FLAC, MP3 and WAV. Marantz SR5013 also plays WMA. FM/AM 40 channel digital radio is also available for both receivers. Also, they both have a built-in clock with a timer.
Pioneer VSX-LX503 vs Marantz SR5013 has some really cool additional features like a dual zone capability, smartphone app remote control, pure direct mode, auto power off, Bi-amplifying, Apple air-play support, and Air studios monitor certification. Pioneer also has a third zone added.
The Theater-Dimensional Virtual Surround sound effect is the only effect used for both receivers. Pioneer VSX-LX503 has a 9.2 channel surround system versus Marantz SR5013 with a 7.2 channel system class.
Both receivers have Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and IEEE. The number of AV inputs, optical digital inputs, coaxial, HDMI inputs and outputs, subwoofer, USB and phone inputs is basically the same. 7 AV inputs for Pioneer VSX-LX503 and 8 AV inputs for Marantz SR5013, 2 optical and 2 coaxial digital inputs, 1 USB, 1 phono, 2 subwoofer inputs, 7 HDMI inputs, and 2 HDMI outputs.
Both receivers have a symmetrical minimalistic black metal matte design. Marantz SR5013 has a stylish round black display with white fluorescent letters. Pioneer VSX-LX503 has a rectangular black display with yellow fluorescent letters.
The Marantz SR5013 is better receiver in this comparison. Check Marantz SR5013 price