Denon AVR-X2300W vs Pioneer SC-LX501

Denon AVR-X2300W
vs
Pioneer SC-LX501

Denon AVR-X2300W vs Pioneer SC-LX501: which would you get for the best home entertainment experience? Both have 7.2 channel amplifiers. 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-X2300W has an overall score of 7.2 out of 10 vs 8.1 out of 10 for SC-LX501.

Advantages Pioneer SC-LX501 over Denon AVR-X2300W

  • Delivers 120W/8Ohm (2 channel driven) vs 95W/8Ohm
  • Built-in phono (MM) input
  • Dolby Vision compatible

Common strengths

  • Bi-amp capability
  • Pure direct/Straight decode mode is enabled
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Rating 5 5

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Denon AVR-X2300W

Denon AVR-X2300W review

Dec 06, 2019

Developing a worthy replacement for the stunning AVR-X2200W has definitely been a challenge. This award-winning receiver was evidence of the return of its former form to a company that at some point ...

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Pioneer SC-LX501

Pioneer SC-LX501 review

Dec 06, 2019

Pioneer & Onkyo Europe introduced the SC-LX501 Network AV Receiver. Concerning Pioneer SC-LX501 specs this is a 7.1-channel device with Multi-Room Audio, which provides the ability to distribute ...

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Common

Product

Denon AVR-X2300W
Pioneer SC-LX501

Model

AVR-X2300W
SC-LX501

Brand

Denon
Pioneer

Reviews

175
97

Amplifier

Channels

7.2
7.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

95/8 20Hz-20KHz, 125/6 1KHz
120/8 20Hz-20KHz, 180/6 1KHz

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)

Burr-Brown 192 KHz/24-bit
AK4458 384 KHz/32-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

Audyssey MultEQ
MCACC

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

Hi-Res audio, Audyssey Dynamic Volume
Advanced Sound Retriever

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

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, SiriusXM
Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, TuneIn Radio

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

8/2
7/2

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
2

Coaxial digital input

1
1

Composite input

2
2

Component input/output

2/1
1/0

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 60p
4K 60p

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
iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android

Display

colour OSD
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, Web Control
IP Control

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

2
2

Zone audio output

speaker, preout
speaker, preout

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

Denon Remote App
Pioneer Control App, FlareConnect

RS-232

0
1

Remote control input/output (IR)

0/0
1/1

DC trigger output (12V)

0
2

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pro Logic
Dolby Digital Plus

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Neural:X

DTS (other)

DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-EXPRESS
DTS Neo:X

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

550
250

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 33 x 15.2/17.1 x 13.3 x 6.6
43.5 x 18.5 x 39.5/17 x 7 x 15.4

Weight, kg/lbs

9/20.7
11.8/26
Denon AVR-X2300W
Pioneer SC-LX501
Denon AVR-X2300W
Pioneer SC-LX501

AV receivers CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.2
  • 8.1
  • 7.2Denon AVR-X2300W
  • 8.1Pioneer SC-LX501

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