Pioneer VSX-S520 vs Pioneer SC-LX801

Pioneer VSX-S520

Pioneer VSX-S520 review

Nov 27, 2018

This is the way to go if you are looking for a slim receiver since this is basically the only one out there! Modern multichannel speakers should not be large. Already now, very restrained, compact 5....

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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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Common

Product

Pioneer VSX-S520
Pioneer SC-LX801

Model

VSX-S520
SC-LX801

Brand

Pioneer
Pioneer

Rating

3.5 of 5
4.1 of 5

Reviews

55
95

Amplifier

Total output power

250 W
810 W

Output power per channel

50 W
140 W, 200 W, 255 W

Output impedance per channel

4 Ohm
4 Ohm, 6 Ohm, 8 Ohm

Frequency response

20 Hz-20 kHz
20 Hz-20 kHz

Total harmonic distortion

0.08 %
0.08 %

Number of channels

5
9

Signal-to-noise ratio

82 dB
108 dB

Functions

Amplifier class

Digital player

Internet radio

Network audio player

Audio formats

AAC

DSD

AIFF

Apple lossless

FLAC

MP3

WAV

WMA

Built-in decoders

DTS:X

DTS-HD master audio

DTS neural: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
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

1
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

1
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

40
40

Preset station qty

Additional features

A-B speaker switch

MCACC Pro

Deep color

X.v.Color

AIR Studios monitor certification

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

DSP preset qty

Sound output mode

Surround sound effects

Front Stage Surround Advance
Front Stage Surround Advance

Surround system class

5.1 channel
9.2 channel

Digital content protection

HDCP 2.2
HDCP 2.2

Digital sound processor (DSP)

Clock

Built-in clock

Sleep timer

Power device

Operational power consumption

80 W
320 W

Standby power consumption

0.2 W
0.15 W

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Dimensions

12.8 x 17.1 x 2.8 inches
7.4 x 17.1 x 7.3 inches

Weight

8.8 pounds
38.5 pounds
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  • 23.8
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