Sony STR DH550 vs Pioneer SC-LX801

Sony STR DH550
Sony STR DH550 review

May 20, 2019

The poor sound quality of many HDTVs is a long-established fact. I do not stop repeating the advice to buy a multichannel sound system as a replacement for tiny speakers. Have you decided yet which r...

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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

Sony STR DH550
Pioneer SC-LX801

Model

STR DH550
SC-LX801

Brand

Sony
Pioneer

Rating

3.8 of 5
4.1 of 5

Reviews

1054
94

Functions

Digital player

Internet radio

Network audio player

Amplifier class

D

Audio formats

AAC

AIFF

Apple lossless

DSD

FLAC

MP3

WAV

WMA

Built-in decoders

DTS neural:X

DTS-HD master audio

DTS:X

Dolby atmos

Dolby digital plus

Dolby surround

Dolby true HD

Power device

Operational power consumption

200 W
320 W

Standby power consumption

0.3 W
0.15 W

Built-in display

Type

fluorescent
fluorescent

Colour

black
black

Amplifier

Total output power

725 W
810 W

Output power per channel

145 W, 90 W
140 W, 200 W, 255 W

Output impedance per channel

6 Ohm
4 Ohm, 6 Ohm, 8 Ohm

Frequency response

20 Hz-20 kHz
20 Hz-20 kHz

Total harmonic distortion

0.09 %
0.08 %

Number of channels

5
9

Signal-to-noise ratio

105 dB
108 dB

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

has not
4

Optical digital inputs

2
3

Coaxial digital inputs

1
2

HDMI inputs

4
8

HDMI outputs

1
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 qty

60
40

Additional features

A-B speaker switch

AIR Studios monitor certification

Three-zone capability

X.v.Color

Advanced sound retriever (ASR) technology

Apple air-play support

Audio return channel (ARC)

Bi-amplifying

Deep color

MCACC Pro

Auto power off

Pure direct mode

Dual-zone capability

Smartphone remote control

Sound features

Sound output mode

Surround Sound
Surround Sound

Audio D/A converter

24bit / 192kHz
32bit / 192kHz

Surround sound effects

HD Digital Cinema Sound
Front Stage Surround Advance

Surround system class

5.2 channel
9.2 channel

Digital sound processor (DSP)

DSP preset qty

12

Digital content protection

HDCP 2.2

Clock

Built-in clock

Sleep timer

Dimensions

Shipping size

19.5 x 15.7 x 9.2 inches
7.4 x 17.1 x 7.3 inches

Product weight

19 pounds
38.5 pounds

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  • 12.6
  • 30.3
  • 12.6Sony STR DH550
  • 30.3Pioneer SC-LX801

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