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
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.
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.
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.
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 overview
Pioneer SC-LX801 overview
The best receiver is Pioneer SC-LX701. Check Pioneer SC-LX701 price at Amazon