Pioneer Elite SC-LX704 vs Yamaha RX-A770BL

Elite SC-LX704 vs RX-A770BL comparison chart

Overall
Pioneer Elite SC-LX704
8.8
Yamaha RX-A770BL
8.1
8
8
10
7

Pioneer Elite SC-LX704 vs Yamaha RX-A770BL review

Pioneer Elite SC-LX704
vs
Yamaha RX-A770BL

This is a review and detailed comparison of Pioneer Elite SC-LX704 vs Yamaha RX-A770BL. The Elite SC-LX704 has 9.2 channels amplifier and the RX-A770BL 7.2 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, Elite SC-LX704 has an overall score of 8.8 out of 10 vs 8.1 out of 10 for RX-A770BL.

Advantages Pioneer Elite SC-LX704 over Yamaha RX-A770BL

  • Delivers 135W/8Ohm (2 channel driven) vs 95W/8Ohm
  • Has an A/B switch for the front speakers
  • IMAX Enhanced certification

Common strengths

  • Bi-amp capability
  • Pure direct/Straight decode mode is enabled
  • Phono (MM) input
  • Dolby Vision compatible
Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5
Pioneer Elite SC-LX704

Dec 27, 2019

In 2019 Pioneer Corporation presented its new network AV receiver: Pioneer SC-LX704 for those looking for a high-end home theater. Check out Pioneer Elite SC-LX704 specs as well as additional informat...

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Yamaha RX-A770BL

Dec 06, 2019

The Yamaha Aventage RX-A 60 series, which was introduced in 2016, was replaced by the RX-A 70 series. New products focus on 4K and HDR content. Each of the six new receivers (RX-A670, RX-A770 , RX-A8...

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Common

Product

Pioneer Elite SC-LX704
Yamaha RX-A770BL

Model

Elite SC-LX704
RX-A770BL

Brand

Pioneer
Yamaha

Reviews

5
48

Amplifier

Channels

9.2
7.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

135/8
95/8

Output impedance, Ohm

8
8

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.08
0.06

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

ES9026PRO 384 KHz/32-bit
Burr-Brown 192 KHz/24-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

MCACC
YPAO

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

Advanced Sound Retriever, Hi-Res audio
CINEMA DSP 3D, Compressed Music Enhancer, Virtual CINEMA FRONT, Extra Bass

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

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
Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

7/3
6/1

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)

HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

HDMI CEC

Digital content protection (HDCP)

HDCP 2.3
HDCP 2.2

Subwoofer output (LFE)

2
2

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

3
2

Coaxial digital input

2
2

Composite input

2
1

Component input/output

2/0
1/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

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

Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

HDR10
HDR10

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

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

Additional features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa
Amazon Alexa

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

has not
has not

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

3
2

Zone audio output

speaker, preout
speaker

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

Pioneer Control App, FlareConnect
MusicCast, AV Controller

RS-232

1
0

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/1
1/1

DC trigger output (12V)

2
1

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization
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-EXPRESS, DTS Neo:6 Cinema, DTS Neo:6 Music

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

310
400

Standby consumption, W

0.2
0.1

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.5 x 18.5 x 44/17 x 7 x 17.3
43.5 x 17.1 x 38/17 x 6.7 x 14.8

Weight, kg/lbs

15.5/34.2
10.5/23.1

Other

Release year

2019
2017
Pioneer Elite SC-LX704
Yamaha RX-A770BL
Pioneer Elite SC-LX704
Yamaha RX-A770BL

AV receivers CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 8.8
  • 8.1
  • 8.8Pioneer Elite SC-LX704
  • 8.1Yamaha RX-A770BL

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