Denon AVR-S720W vs Pioneer SC-LX901

AVR-S720W vs SC-LX901 comparison chart

Denon AVR-S720W vs Pioneer SC-LX901 review

Denon AVR-S720W
vs
Pioneer SC-LX901

This is a review and detailed comparison of Denon AVR-S720W vs Pioneer SC-LX901. The AVR-S720W has 7.2 channels amplifier and the SC-LX901 11.2 channels. Both receivers have support for Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format. The surround sound technology DTS:X is supported by devices. We have evaluated both AV receivers, AVR-S720W has an overall score of 6.6 out of 10 vs 8.6 out of 10 for SC-LX901.

Advantages Pioneer SC-LX901 over Denon AVR-S720W

  • Delivers 140W/8Ohm (2 channel driven) vs 75W/8Ohm
  • Bi-amp connection of front speakers
  • Has an A/B switch for the front speakers
  • Built-in phono (MM) input
  • Dolby Vision compatible

Common strengths

  • Pure direct/Straight decode mode is enabled
Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5
Denon AVR-S720W

Jan 10, 2020

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Pioneer SC-LX901

Dec 06, 2019

The description of Pioneer SC-LX901 specs on the company portal begins with the phrase that the SC-LX901 is the best AV receiver in the history of Pioneer. We will not argue with the creators of the ...

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Common

Product

Denon AVR-S720W
Pioneer SC-LX901

Model

AVR-S720W
SC-LX901

Brand

Denon
Pioneer

Reviews

185
90

Amplifier

Channels

7.2
11.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

75/8, 110/6
140/8, 200/6

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 6
8, 6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
20Hz-20KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.08
0.08

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

192 KHz/32-bit
ESS SABRE32 Ultra 192 KHz/32-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

Audyssey MultEQ
MCACC Pro

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

Audyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ
Advanced Sound Retriever, Hi-Res audio

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

2.4/5GHz

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
1

DLNA

MHL

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay
AirPlay

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, SiriusXM
Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, TuneIn Radio

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

6/1
8/2

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)

HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

HDMI CEC

Digital content protection (HDCP)

HDCP 2.2
HDCP 2.2

Subwoofer output (LFE)

2
2

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

2
3

Coaxial digital input

1
2

Composite input

2
2

Component input/output

0/0
2/1

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

USB, HDMI, phones, setup mic
USB, HDMI, phones, setup mic

Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

4K signal pass-through

4K/60Hz
4K/60Hz

8K signal pass-through

HDMI signal pass-through

3D signal pass-through

HDMI pass-through in standby mode

Video conversion

analog to HDMI

Analog to HDMI scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling

Dolby Vision

Other video features

x.v.Color
DeepColor, x.v.Color, BT.2020

Additional features

Voice control

App control

iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android, Amazon Kindle
iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android

Display

fluorescent
colour OSD

Tuner

AM, FM
AM, FM

Sleep timer

Auto power off

ECO mode

Graphical user interface (GUI)

Setup assistant

Firmware update

network, USB
network, USB

Other additional features

IP Control
IP Control

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

2
3

Zone audio output

speaker
speaker, preout

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

HEOS App, Denon 2016 AVR Remote
Pioneer Control App, FlareConnect

RS-232

0
1

Remote control input/output (IR)

0/0
2/1

DC trigger output (12V)

0
2

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Digital Plus

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Neural:X

DTS (other)

DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-Surround
DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-EXPRESS

Auro-3D

IMAX Enhanced

Multichannel stereo

Audio file formats

MP3

WMA

AAC

WAV

FLAC

ALAC

Other audio file formats

AIFF
AIFF

Power

Operational power consumption, W

400
340

Standby consumption, W

0.1
0.15

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.1 x 12.7 x 33/17.1 x 5.9 x 13.3
43.5 x 18.5 x 44.1/17 x 7 x 17.3

Weight, kg/lbs

8.1/18.7
18/39.7

Other

Release year

2016
2016
Denon AVR-S720W
Pioneer SC-LX901
Denon AVR-S720W
Pioneer SC-LX901

AV receivers CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6.6
  • 8.6
  • 6.6Denon AVR-S720W
  • 8.6Pioneer SC-LX901

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