Yamaha RX-V685BL vs Pioneer SC-LX801

Yamaha RX-V685BL

Yamaha RX-V685BL review

Oct 26, 2018

Yamaha RX-V685BL was regarded by me as a very interesting device. Why? Yamaha is a well-known company, which always carries about its clients and does everything for them. After some testing and Yama...

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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

Yamaha RX-V685BL
Pioneer SC-LX801

Model

RX-V685BL
SC-LX801

Brand

Yamaha
Pioneer

Rating

4.5 of 5
4.1 of 5

Reviews

50
95

Amplifier

Total output power

650 W
810 W

Output power per channel

90 W
140 W, 200 W, 255 W

Output impedance per channel

4 Ohm, 6 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

7
9

Signal-to-noise ratio

101 dB
108 dB

Functions

Amplifier class

Digital player

Internet radio

Network audio player

Audio formats

AAC

DSD

AIFF

Apple lossless

FLAC

MP3

WAV

WMA

Built-in decoders

DTS:X

DTS-HD master audio

DTS neural:X

Dolby Atmos

Dolby digital plus

Dolby surround

Dolby true HD

Built-in display

Type

fluorescent
fluorescent

Colour

black
black

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

7
4

Optical digital inputs

2
3

Coaxial digital inputs

2
2

HDMI inputs

5
8

HDMI outputs

2
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

40

Preset station qty

Additional features

A-B speaker switch

MCACC Pro

Deep color

X.v.Color

AIR Studios monitor certification

Three-zone capability

Advanced sound retriever (ASR) technology

Apple air-play support

Audio return channel (ARC)

Bi-amplifying

Auto power off

Pure direct mode

Dual-zone capability

Smartphone remote control

Sound features

Audio D/A converter

32bit / 192kHz
32bit / 192kHz

DSP preset qty

Sound output mode

Surround sound effects

Virtual CINEMA
Front Stage Surround Advance

Surround system class

7.2 channel
9.2 channel

Digital content protection

HDCP 2.2
HDCP 2.2

Digital sound processor (DSP)

Clock

Built-in clock

Sleep timer

Power device

Operational power consumption

320 W

Standby power consumption

0.1 W
0.15 W

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Dimensions

14.9 x 17.1 x 6.7 inches
7.4 x 17.1 x 7.3 inches

Weight

23.1 pounds
38.5 pounds
Yamaha RX-V685BL
Pioneer SC-LX801
Yamaha RX-V685BL
Pioneer SC-LX801

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