Pioneer SC-LX801 vs Pioneer Elite SC-99

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

Pioneer SC-LX801
Pioneer Elite SC-99

Model

SC-LX801
Elite SC-99

Brand

Pioneer
Pioneer

Rating

4.1 of 5
4.0 of 5

Reviews

94
14

Functions

Digital player

Internet radio

Network audio player

Amplifier class

D
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

320 W
370 W

Standby power consumption

0.15 W
0.1 W

Built-in display

Type

fluorescent
fluorescent

Colour

black
black

Amplifier

Total output power

810 W
850 W

Output power per channel

140 W, 200 W, 255 W
140 W, 200 W, 255 W

Output impedance per channel

4 Ohm, 6 Ohm, 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

9
9

Signal-to-noise ratio

108 dB
100 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

4
1

Optical digital inputs

3
2

Coaxial digital inputs

2
2

HDMI inputs

8
8

HDMI outputs

2
3

Optical digital outputs

has not
1

Coaxial digital outputs

has not
has not

Subwoofer outputs

2
2

USB

2
1

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
63

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

Front Stage Surround Advance
Front Stage Surround Advance. Headphone Surround (V.S.S.)

Surround system class

9.2 channel
9.2 channel

Digital sound processor (DSP)

DSP preset qty

12
4

Digital content protection

HDCP 2.2

Clock

Built-in clock

Sleep timer

Dimensions

Shipping size

7.4 x 17.1 x 7.3 inches
17.1 x 17.4 x 7.3 inches

Product weight

38.5 pounds
33 pounds

AV receivers HelpToChoose comparison rating

  • better
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  • 31.3
  • 27.4
  • 31.3Pioneer SC-LX801
  • 27.4Pioneer Elite SC-99

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