Pioneer SC-LX701 vs Pioneer SC-LX801

High-valued Pioneer SC-LX701 vs Pioneer SC-LX801

Pioneer SC-LX701 vs Pioneer SC-LX801

Comparison chart: Pioneer SC-LX701 vs Pioneer SC-LX801

A receiver is possibly the most important part of your audio setup. Pioneer SC-LX701 vs Pioneer SC-LX801 doesn’t really differ, except price. Look at the review and estimate what is better to your home theater system.

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Features & Performance

Pioneer SC-LX701 vs Pioneer SC-LX801 back

There is a difference in terms of the power output of the SC-LX801 and SC-LX701. With 2 channel driven into 8 ohms loads at 1 kHz with 0.08 % THD, the SC-LX801 is rated at 140 Watts per channel whereas the SC-LX701 is rated at 135 Watts per channel. Pioneer SC-LX801 vs Pioneer SC-LX701 has BB-8’s bleeps, hums, and buzzes, that are all clearly decipherable, piercing through John Williams’s soaring orchestral soundtrack.

Connections & Setup

It's great how you can reassign outputs so you can support lots of different setups. Pioneer SC-LX701 has lots of HDMI, double sub outputs, also the ARC works well with HDTV (although there is a little bit of delay in switching inputs). To compare Pioneer SC-LX701 receiver versus Pioneer SC-LX801 first one routes through the box with the ARC integration to newer HDTV's.

Design

Pioneer SC-LX701 vs SC-LX801 is very much the sturdily built black rectangular aluminum chassis you’d expect. All the buttons on remote work as you’d expect, with the two dials – one for input selection, one for volume – turning smoothly. However, being able to ask Google to play nice music on the Home Theater, even when the receiver is in standby, is super convenient. The amplifier circuit design is slightly different on the Pioneer SC-LX801 vs SC-LX701. Specifically, the small signal section is separated from the high power section on the SC-LX801 in order for any mutual interference to be avoided. Owing to the 3D Space Frame Construction, which is aimed at enhancing the mechanical grounding properties of the chassis, the SC-LX801 is less prone to interference caused by mechanical resonance in comparison to the SC-LX701 which omits the 3D Space Frame Construction.

Pioneer SC-LX701 pros & cons

Pros:

  • At this price point, the multi-zone is awesome.
  • Rock/House sounds a little over-processed.
  • It can pass-through HDMI.

Cons:

  • Needs more subtlety and precision.

Pioneer SC-LX801 pros & cons

Pros:

  • C-LX801 have 11 speaker terminals but only up to 9 can be powered simultaneously.

Cons:

  • Doesn’t have AIR Studios Sound Tuning certification.
  • Omits the custom bypass capacitors.

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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Common

Product

Pioneer SC-LX701
Pioneer SC-LX801

Model

SC-LX701
SC-LX801

Brand

Pioneer
Pioneer

Rating

4.1 of 5
4.1 of 5

Reviews

95
95

Amplifier

Total output power

760 W
810 W

Output power per channel

135 W, 185 W, 220 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
20 Hz-20 kHz

Total harmonic distortion

0.08 %
0.08 %

Number of channels

9
9

Signal-to-noise ratio

107 dB
108 dB

Functions

Digital player

Internet radio

Network audio player

Audio formats

AAC

AIFF

Apple lossless

FLAC

MP3

WAV

WMA

Built-in decoders

DTS: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

4
4

Optical digital inputs

3
3

Coaxial digital inputs

2
2

HDMI inputs

8
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
40

Additional features

A-B speaker switch

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

Surround sound effects

Front Stage Surround Advance
Front Stage Surround Advance

Surround system class

9.2 channel
9.2 channel

Digital content protection

HDCP 2.2
HDCP 2.2

Clock

Built-in clock

Sleep timer

Power device

Operational power consumption

310 W
320 W

Standby power consumption

0.15 W
0.15 W

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Dimensions

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

Weight

33.2 pounds
38.5 pounds
Pioneer SC-LX701
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