Pioneer SC-LX801 vs Pioneer VSX-LX503

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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Pioneer VSX-LX503
Pioneer VSX-LX503 review

Dec 07, 2018

This Pioneer VSX-LX503 review is about a mid-range 9-channel device that is very close to premium models due to the plenty of options and smart features. The AV is powerful enough (can be strengthene...

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Product

Pioneer SC-LX801
Pioneer VSX-LX503

Model

SC-LX801
VSX-LX503

Brand

Pioneer
Pioneer

Rating

4.1 of 5
3.9 of 5

Reviews

93
17

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

320 W

Standby power consumption

0.15 W

Built-in display

Type

fluorescent
fluorescent

Colour

black
black

Amplifier

Total output power

810 W
1090 W

Output power per channel

140 W, 200 W, 255 W
120 W

Output impedance per channel

4 Ohm, 6 Ohm, 8 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

108 dB
109 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

4
7

Optical digital inputs

3
2

Coaxial digital inputs

2
2

HDMI inputs

8
7

HDMI outputs

2
2

Optical digital outputs

has not
has not

Coaxial digital outputs

has not
has not

Subwoofer outputs

2
2

USB

2
1

Phones

1
1

Media content source

Bluetooth

Network

USB-host

Radio

Tuner type

digital
digital

Tuner bands

AM/FM
AM/FM

Preset station qty

40
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

32bit / 192kHz
32bit / 384kHz

Surround sound effects

Front Stage Surround Advance
Theater-Dimensional Virtual Surround

Surround system class

9.2 channel
9.2 channel

Digital sound processor (DSP)

DSP preset qty

12

Digital content protection

HDCP 2.2
HDCP 2.2

Clock

Built-in clock

Sleep timer

Dimensions

Shipping size

7.4 x 17.1 x 7.3 inches
15.2 x 17.2 x 7.3 inches

Product weight

38.5 pounds
29 pounds

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  • 31.3
  • 25.8
  • 31.3Pioneer SC-LX801
  • 25.8Pioneer VSX-LX503

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