Pioneer SC-LX801

Pioneer SC-LX801
Brand Pioneer Number Of Channels 9 Signal-to-Noise Ratio 108 dB Weight 38.5 pounds Manual sc-lx801.pdf USB 2
Audio And Video Quality 4.9
Connectivity 4.9
Features And Functionality 5
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Audio And Video Quality




Features And Functionality




Connectivity Options

Audio Quality

Ease Of Setup And Use

Number Of Channels Supported



Rated 4.9 Out off 5.0*

Audio And Video Quality


Rated 4.9 Out off 5.0*

The Pioneer SC-LX801 is an impressive receiver for both audio and video quality. It has 9 channels of built-in amplification, each rated at 140 watts with a dynamic peak power rating per channel of 160W to provide crisp sound even in large rooms. The preamp section uses two 32 bit AK4458 digital to analog converters (DAC) as well as the latest Dolby Atmos technology for full 3D sound immersion that delivers accurate imaging and placement from any listening position. Video performance includes compatibility with 4K Ultra HD sources upscaled to 1080p resolution via HDMI 2.0a/HDCP 2.2 pass-through capability so you can get high definition images on your compatible TV or projector without having to upgrade hardware components like BluRay players or gaming consoles..



Rated 4.9 Out off 5.0*

The Pioneer SC-LX801 is a powerful 9 channel AV receiver that offers excellent connectivity options for all of your home entertainment needs. It offers 8 HDMI inputs and 2 outputs, allowing you to connect multiple components like DVD players, gaming consoles, cable boxes etc., while the 3D pass through feature ensures smooth transition between different types of content in high resolution formats such as 4K Ultra HD or HDR10/BT2020 video standards. Additionally it includes an Ethernet port and built-in Wi-Fi support so you can easily stream audio from online services like Spotify Connect or AirPlay without any extra wiring hassle. For added convenience there are also two USB ports which make connecting smartphones and other mobile devices effortless - perfect for playing music directly from them with just one touch!

Features And Functionality


Rated 5 Out off 5.0*

The Pioneer SC-LX801 AV receiver is the perfect choice for ensuring an immersive listening experience. It features 11 channels of output, with a total power rating of 140 watts per channel. This ensures powerful and dynamic sound that fills any room without strain or distortion on even high volume levels. The built in advanced 32bit DAC provides superior audio quality to ensure detailed playback regardless of source material used. Additionally, this unit supports 4K Ultra HD video pass through as well as HDR10 compatibility which allows you to take full advantage modern displays and sources such as Blu Ray players or streaming services like Netflix and Hulu Plus when connected via HDMI input/outputs ports available on its rear panel connections area along other digital inputs (optical & coaxial).



Rated 4.9 Out off 5.0*

The Pioneer SC-LX801 is a 9.2 channel AV receiver with an outstanding total output power of 810 W, allowing for powerful sound reproduction in any home theater setup. Each individual channel can deliver up to 140 W at 4 Ohms, 200 W at 6 Ohms and 255W at 8 ohm impedance levels respectively – making it ideal for both small and large rooms alike. The amplifier also provides Front Stage Surround Advance technology which allows the user to experience immersive surround sound from just two speakers placed on either side of the TV screen or display device without having to install additional rear speakers around the room.

Connectivity Options

The Pioneer SC-LX801 is an AV receiver with spectacular connectivity options. It has two USB ports, allowing you to connect external storage devices and other peripherals for easy access to your media library. The device also supports Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and IEEE 802.3/802.3u network protocols so that it can be connected wirelessly or wired directly into a home network setup without any hassle. However, the unit offers up to 4K HDMI pass-through capabilities as well as 8 HDMI inputs and 2 outputs for connecting multiple sources of audio/video content at once while still maintaining high quality visuals on compatible displays or projectors in the room where it's installed. Ultimately, there are 3 optical digital inputs plus 2 coaxial digital ones available too which provide further flexibility when setting up this system in different environments.

Audio Quality

The Pioneer SC-LX801 is an outstanding AV receiver with excellent audio quality. It offers a signal-to-noise ratio of 108 dB, total output power of 810 W and 140 W to 255 W per channel depending on the impedance setting (4 Ohm, 6 Ohm or 8 Ohm). The frequency response ranges from 20 Hz to 20 kHz while Total Harmonic Distortion remains at 0.08%. Furthermore it supports Dolby Atmos, DTS:X as well as AAC, AIFF Apple lossless FLAC MP3 and WAV formats for digital content protection up to HDCP 2.2 standards via HDMI pass through upscaling 4K video conversion/scaling 3D pass through Upscaling via HDMI etc. Moreover, its 32bit / 192kHz Audio Digital Analog Converter ensures high fidelity sound reproduction along with Front Stage Surround Advance surround system class 9.2 channels support for immersive listening experience in any environment.

Ease Of Setup And Use

The Pioneer SC-LX801 is an extraordinary choice for those looking to set up a home theater system with ease. With its two USB ports, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, network capabilities, four AV inputs and eight HDMI inputs/outputs it's easy to connect all your devices quickly. The three-zone capability allows you to control the sound in different rooms of your house from one receiver while Smartphone remote control makes adjusting settings even easier. Add on to that, Advanced Sound Retriever (ASR) technology ensures that audio quality remains high no matter what device or format you're using so there's no need for extra cables or adapters when connecting components together. Eventually, the built-in clock and sleep timer make sure everything turns off at night without having to manually adjust any settings each time - making setup simple yet effective!

Number Of Channels Supported

The Pioneer SC-LX801 is a 9.2 channel AV receiver, that means it supports up to nine channels of audio output and two subwoofer outputs for enhanced bass response. Each individual channel can be powered with 140W, 200W or 255W depending on the speaker configuration used in your home theater setup. The amplifier also offers bi-amplifying capabilities which allow you to use separate amplifiers for each pair of speakers connected to the system - this allows more precise control over sound levels and improved clarity when listening at higher volumes.

Pros & Cons


  • High-Resolution Audio, including FLAC, DSD, and Apple AirPlay Connectivity.
  • Quality built-in functions.
  • Automatic video scaling.
  • Set up and configuring is easy due to MCACC.


  • It can sound a bit too sharp, especially when cold.
  • No eco mode.


Media Content Source




Additional Features

Apple Air-play Support

Advanced Sound Retriever (ASR) Technology

Three-zone Capability

Smartphone Remote Control

A-B Speaker Switch

Dual-zone Capability

Pure Direct Mode

Auto Power Off


Audio Return Channel (ARC)


Frequency Response

20 Hz-20 kHz

Output Impedance Per Channel

4 Ohm, 6 Ohm, 8 Ohm

Output Power Per Channel

140 W, 200 W, 255 W

Total Output Power

810 W

Signal-to-Noise Ratio

108 dB

Number Of Channels


Total Harmonic Distortion

0.08 %

Sound Features

Surround Sound Effects

Front Stage Surround Advance

Audio D/A Converter

32bit / 192kHz

Digital Content Protection

HDCP 2.2

Surround System Class

9.2 channel

Audio Formats







Apple Lossless



7.4 x 17.1 x 7.3 inches


38.5 pounds

Built-in Decoders

Dolby Digital Plus

Dolby Atmos


Dolby True HD

Dolby Surround

Connectivity Interfaces

IEEE 802.3u

IEEE 802.3



Connector Type

HDMI Inputs


Coaxial Digital Inputs




Optical Digital Inputs


AV Inputs




Subwoofer Outputs


Coaxial Digital Outputs

has not

Optical Digital Outputs

has not

HDMI Outputs


User Manual




Network Audio Player

Internet Radio

Digital Player

Power Device

Standby Power Consumption

0.15 W

Operational Power Consumption

320 W


Preset Station


Tuner Bands


Tuner Type



Sleep Timer

Built-in Clock

Built-in Display





Signal Processing

Upscaling Via HDMI

up to 4K

3D Pass-through

Video Conversion/scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling, analog to HDMI up conversion

HDMI Pass-through

up to 4K