Denon AVR-X8500H vs Pioneer SC-LX701

AVR-X8500H vs SC-LX701 comparison chart

Denon AVR-X8500H vs Pioneer SC-LX701 review

Denon AVR-X8500H
vs
Pioneer SC-LX701

The Denon AVR-X8500H vs Pioneer SC-LX701 comparison shows that these AV receivers have some important differences and common features. The AVR-X8500H has 13.2 channels amplifier and the SC-LX701 9.2 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-X8500H has an overall score of 9.5 out of 10 vs 8.5 out of 10 for SC-LX701.

Advantages Denon AVR-X8500H over Pioneer SC-LX701

  • Delivers 150W/8Ohm (2 channel driven) vs 135W/8Ohm
  • HDMI eARC features compatible
  • IMAX Enhanced certification

Common strengths

  • Bi-amp capability
  • Pure direct/Straight decode mode is enabled
  • Phono (MM) input
  • Dolby Vision compatible
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Rating 5 5
Denon AVR-X8500H

Jan 10, 2020

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Common

Product

Denon AVR-X8500H
Pioneer SC-LX701

Model

AVR-X8500H
SC-LX701

Brand

Denon
Pioneer

Reviews

16
98

Amplifier

Channels

13.2
9.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

150/8, 250/6
135/8, 185/6

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 6
8, 6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
20Hz-20KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.05
0.08

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

AK4490EQ 768 KHz/32-bit
ESS SABRE32 Ultra 192 KHz/32-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

Audyssey MultEQ XT32
MCACC Pro

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

Audyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Audyssey LFC
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 2
AirPlay

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Sound Cloud
Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, TuneIn Radio

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

8/3
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

2
2

Composite input

4
2

Component input/output

3/1
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

Analog to HDMI scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling

Dolby Vision

Other video features

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

Additional features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI

App control

iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android, Amazon Kindle
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

3
3

Zone audio output

speaker, preout
speaker, preout

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

HEOS App
Pioneer Control App, FlareConnect

RS-232

1
1

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/1
2/1

DC trigger output (12V)

2
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-EXPRESS, DTS-Surround
DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD EXPRESS

Auro-3D

IMAX Enhanced

Multichannel stereo

Audio file formats

MP3

WMA

AAC

WAV

FLAC

ALAC

Other audio file formats

has not
AIFF

Power

Operational power consumption, W

900
310

Standby consumption, W

0.1
0.15

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.5 x 19.5 x 7.8/17 x 7.7 x 18.7
43.5 x 18.5 x 44.1/17 x 7 x 17.3

Weight, kg/lbs

23.1/51.6
15/33.1

Other

Release year

2018
2016
Denon AVR-X8500H
Pioneer SC-LX701
Denon AVR-X8500H
Pioneer SC-LX701

AV receivers CHooseratoR comparison rating

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  • worse
  • 9.5
  • 8.5
  • 9.5Denon AVR-X8500H
  • 8.5Pioneer SC-LX701

The Denon AVR-X8500H is better receiver in this comparison - check Denon AVR-X8500H price.