Marantz SR6014 vs Pioneer Elite SC-LX904

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Rating 5 5

SR6014 vs Elite SC-LX904 comparison chart

Overall
Marantz SR6014
9.2
Pioneer Elite SC-LX904
9.2
9
10
8
10

Marantz SR6014 vs Pioneer Elite SC-LX904 review

Marantz SR6014
vs
Pioneer Elite SC-LX904

The Marantz SR6014 vs Pioneer Elite SC-LX904 comparison makes sense because it shows what devices in their segments can offer. We estimated the compared receivers and both received a 9.2 out of 10 points. Both AV receivers were introduced in 2019.

Main advantages Marantz SR6014 over Pioneer Elite SC-LX904

  • We do not know advantages

Main advantages Pioneer Elite SC-LX904 over Marantz SR6014

  • More channels, namely 11, makes this receiver more profitable than its 9-channel competitor.
  • 140/8 W/Ohm RMS makes it more productive compared to 110/8 W/Ohm RMS in another receiver in the review.
  • Both receivers have a multi-room zone function, but Elite SC-LX904 has 3 zones vs 2 on its competitor.

Amplifiers

For the built-in amplifier, the devices received different marks - 9 and 10, respectively, on a 10-point scale.

SR6014
9
Elite SC-LX904
10

The number of channels is equal to the number of possible connected speakers. The Marantz SR6014 supports 9.2-channels sound, but Pioneer Elite SC-LX904 supports a 11.2-channels configuration.

RMS stands for the actual power of the receiver. The higher this value, the louder the sound can be produced. The differences between the models in terms of RMS power are significant - for the Elite SC-LX904 this value is 140/8 W/Ohm, and for the SR6014 it is 110/8 W/Ohm.

SR6014 Elite SC-LX904
Channels9.211.2
Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm110/8, 185/6140/8
Output impedance, Ohm8, 68
Frequency response10Hz-100KHz10Hz-100KHz
THD in stereo, %0.080.08

Audio features

The score for audio features is 10 of 10 for both receivers.

SR6014
10
Elite SC-LX904
10

Most receivers now come with a microphone included. It is with the help of this microphone that the auto-calibration system functions, which adjusts the sound of the receiver to the room.

SR6014 Elite SC-LX904
Digital to analog converter (DAC)AK4458 384 KHz/32-bitES9026PRO 384 KHz/32-bit
Bi-amping
Pure direct (straight)
Auto speaker calibrationAudyssey MultEQ XT32MCACC
Speaker A/B switching
Other audio featuresAudyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Compressed Audio Enhancer(MDAX2), Hi-Res audioAdvanced Sound Retriever, Hi-Res audio

Connectivity

The connectivity of competitors in our comparison is equal and was rated 8 out of 10.

SR6014
8
Elite SC-LX904
8

Bluetooth connection is now one of the main communication protocols for the receiver's control or even music broadcasting.

SR6014 Elite SC-LX904
Wi-Fi2.4/5GHz2.4/5GHz
USB1 (USB 2.0)1 (USB 2.0)
Bluetooth
Ethernet (RJ45)11
DLNA
MHL

Streaming services

Now music streaming services are gaining more and more popularity. They allow users to listen to millions of songs by subscription.

SR6014 Elite SC-LX904
Apple Music (AirPlay)AirPlay, AirPlay 2AirPlay, AirPlay 2
Amazon Music
Spotify
Other streaming servicesDeezer, TIDAL, Pandora, TuneIn Radio, iHeart RadioDeezer, TIDAL, Pandora

Extensive connections

The presence of many connectors makes the receiver more versatile. But there are also narrowly targeted models, the number of connectors which are limited to a certain area of use. And when choosing their own receiver, users need to consider exactly your goals for using the receiver. For extensive connection, Marantz SR6014 got 10 points, but Pioneer Elite SC-LX904 received 9 points.

SR6014
10
Elite SC-LX904
9

Marantz SR6014 is equipped with 8/3 HDMI inputs and outputs, and Pioneer Elite SC-LX904 has 7/3 HDMI inputs and outputs.

SR6014 Elite SC-LX904
HDMI input/output8/37/3
HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)
HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)
HDMI CEC
Digital content protection (HDCP)HDCP 2.3HDCP 2.3
Subwoofer output (LFE)22
Headphone output1 x 6.31 x 6.3
Optical digital input23
Coaxial digital input22
Composite input32
Component input/output2/12/0
Phono (MM) input
Front panel connectorsUSB, HDMI, phones, setup mic, AUXUSB, HDMI, phones, setup mic
Multi channel preamp output

Video features

The AV receiver is the heart of the home theater. And in this case, support for all current video formats ensures the best user experience, so it is very important to consider this when choosing a device. Video features of rivals in our comparison were rated 10 out of 10.

SR6014
10
Elite SC-LX904
10

SR6014 Elite SC-LX904
HDR (High Dynamic Range)HDR10HDR10
4K signal pass-through4K/60Hz4K/60Hz
8K signal pass-through
HDMI signal pass-through
3D signal pass-through
HDMI pass-through in standby mode
Video conversionanalog to HDMIanalog to HDMI
Analog to HDMI scaling
HDMI to HDMI scaling
Dolby Vision
Other video featuresHLGx.v.Color, HLG, BT.2020

Additional features

In terms of evaluating additional features, the SR6014 got 10 points, but the Elite SC-LX904 has 9.

SR6014
10
Elite SC-LX904
9

Only the Marantz SR6014 has the ECO mode.

SR6014 Elite SC-LX904
Voice controlAmazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AIAmazon Alexa
App controliPhone, iPad, iPod, Android, Amazon KindleiPhone, iPad, iPod, Android
Displaycolour OSDcolour OSD
TunerAM, FMAM, FM
Sleep timer
Auto power off
ECO mode
Graphical user interface (GUI)
Setup assistant
Firmware updatenetwork, USBnetwork, USB
Other additional featuresIP Control, Web Controlhas not

Multi-room

As the center of a home media system, each multichannel receiver has an additional set of terminals for connecting the second set of speakers to create additional audio space in Zone 2 or even Zone 3 where audio can have the separate source.

SR6014 Elite SC-LX904
Multi-room zones23
Zone audio outputspeaker, preoutspeaker, preout
Zone HDMI output
Multi-room controlMarantz AVR Remote App, HEOS AppPioneer Control App, FlareConnect
RS-23211
Remote control input/output (IR)1/01/1
DC trigger output (12V)12

Multichannel surround

Marantz SR6014 got 9 points for the multichannel surround sound and Pioneer Elite SC-LX904 got 8.

SR6014
9
Elite SC-LX904
8

Rivals in this competition licensed by IMAX.

SR6014 Elite SC-LX904
Dolby Atmos
Dolby TrueHD
Dolby Surround
Dolby (other)Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos Height VirtualizationDolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization
DTS:X
DTS HD Master
DTS Virtual:X
DTS Neural:X
DTS (other)DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESSDTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS
Auro-3D
IMAX Enhanced
Multichannel stereo
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