Cambridge Audio Topaz SR20 vs Pioneer SC-LX801

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

Cambridge Audio Topaz SR20
Pioneer SC-LX801

Model

Topaz SR20
SC-LX801

Brand

Cambridge Audio
Pioneer

Rating

3.9 of 5
4.1 of 5

Reviews

22
95

Amplifier

Total output power

200 W
810 W

Output power per channel

100 W
140 W, 200 W, 255 W

Output impedance per channel

8 Ohm
4 Ohm, 6 Ohm, 8 Ohm

Frequency response

20 Hz-20 kHz
20 Hz-20 kHz

Total harmonic distortion

0.15 %
0.08 %

Number of channels

2
9

Signal-to-noise ratio

88 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

Video conversion/scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling, analog to HDMI up conversion

3D pass-through

Upscaling via HDMI

up to 4K

Connector type

AV inputs

8
4

Optical digital inputs

2
3

Coaxial digital inputs

1
2

HDMI inputs

has not
8

HDMI outputs

has not
2

Optical digital outputs

has not
has not

Coaxial digital outputs

has not
has not

Subwoofer outputs

1
2

USB

has not
2

Phones

1
1

Media content source

Bluetooth

Network

USB-host

Radio

Tuner type

digital
digital

Tuner bands

AM/FM
AM/FM

Preset station

30
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

24bit / 192kHz
32bit / 192kHz

Surround sound effects

has not
Front Stage Surround Advance

Surround system class

2.0 channel
9.2 channel

Digital content protection

HDCP 2.2

Clock

Built-in clock

Sleep timer

Power device

Operational power consumption

320 W

Standby power consumption

0.15 W

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Dimensions

16.9 x 13.4 x 4.3 inches
7.4 x 17.1 x 7.3 inches

Weight

17.86 pounds
38.5 pounds
Cambridge Audio Topaz SR20
Pioneer SC-LX801
Cambridge Audio Topaz SR20
Pioneer SC-LX801

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  • 8.6
  • 27.3
  • 8.6Cambridge Audio Topaz SR20
  • 27.3Pioneer SC-LX801

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