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...Read More
As a certified network player with built-in WLAN, Pioneer SC-LX501 plays music from all major formats from the home network, including high-resolution files such as DSD and FLAC, of course without delays and has convenient management with the application. The application is available for iOS, Android, Windows devices or Chromebook. Using the “auto setting” you may hear clicking when the commercial starts. Phase control will eliminate any lag between a subwoofer and speakers. As a result, you get a perfectly synchronized audio output. The Chromecast lets you use a PC or a tablet or a smartphone to cast your audio content. In the case, if commercials and TV programs use different sound modes.
Pioneer SC-LX801 has an upscaling function. The device is Apple AirPlay certified. The Advanced Sound Retriever technology helps to restore all details from compressed audio formats, so you get clear and detailed sound. The phase control can eliminate any phase lag between speakers and a subwoofer. It works perfectly in combination with the MCACC technology. Can be problems with overheating despite the fact that nothing obstruct air vents. As a result, the unit turns off.
Both models are quite the same, but there are some differences between Pioneer SC-LX501 vs SC-LX801.
The advantage of Pioneer SC-LX501 is that it has a great user interface. The main disadvantage of this model is that it has a two bands equalizer, which may be not enough for you.
The main advantage of Pioneer SC-LX801 is its MCACC Pro technology, which is very accurate (however, you may still want to tweak speakers later). Its main disadvantages are the absence of the “Eco” mode and overheating issues.
We also should mention the total power output (the comparison chart will not be full without it) – 810 W Pioneer SC-LX801 vs Pioneer SC-LX501 that has only 560 W. Overall, both devices are really great and if you choose Pioneer SC-LX801 vs SC-LX501, then you should decide what is more important for you. If you need more power and can tweak everything then LX801 is for you, but if you need something simpler that is still can provide you with great sound, then LX501 will be perfect for you.
The Pioneer SC-LX801 is better receiver in this comparison. Check Pioneer SC-LX801 price