Onkyo TX-NR656 vs Pioneer Elite SC-LX704

TX-NR656 vs Elite SC-LX704 comparison chart

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Rating 5 5
Onkyo TX-NR656

Sep 23, 2019

The Onkyo TX-NR656 supports revolutionary DTS: X and Dolby Atmos immersive technologies, operating in terms of “audio objects” rather than separate audio channels - the receiver optimall...

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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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Product

Onkyo TX-NR656
Pioneer Elite SC-LX704

Model

TX-NR656
Elite SC-LX704

Brand

Onkyo
Pioneer

Reviews

301
5

Amplifier

Channels

7.2
9.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

160/6
135/8

Output impedance, Ohm

6
8

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.08
0.08

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

Hi-Grade 384 KHz/32-bit
ES9026PRO 384 KHz/32-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

AccuEQ
MCACC

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

Theater-Dimensional, Double Bass Function, CinemaFILTER
Advanced Sound Retriever, Hi-Res audio

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, AirPlay 2

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Deezer, TuneIn Radio
Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

8/2
7/3

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)

HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

HDMI CEC

Digital content protection (HDCP)

HDCP 2.2
HDCP 2.3

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

2/0
2/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

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

Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

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

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

Additional features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa

App control

iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android
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

has not
has not

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

2
3

Zone audio output

speaker, preout
speaker, preout

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

Onkyo Remote App, FlareConnect
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)

has not
Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Neural:X

DTS (other)

has not
DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, 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

570
310

Standby consumption, W

0.15
0.2

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

57 x 28.8 x 46.8/22.4 x 11 x 18.1
43.5 x 18.5 x 44/17 x 7 x 17.3

Weight, kg/lbs

13/28.6
15.5/34.2

Other

Release year

2016
2019
Onkyo TX-NR656
Pioneer Elite SC-LX704
Onkyo TX-NR656
Pioneer Elite SC-LX704

AV receivers CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.2
  • 8.8
  • 7.2Onkyo TX-NR656
  • 8.8Pioneer Elite SC-LX704