Yamaha RX-A3060BL vs Pioneer Elite SC-LX904

RX-A3060BL vs Elite SC-LX904 comparison chart

Overall
Yamaha RX-A3060BL
8.5
Pioneer Elite SC-LX904
9.2
9
10
10
10

Yamaha RX-A3060BL vs Pioneer Elite SC-LX904 review

Yamaha RX-A3060BL
vs
Pioneer Elite SC-LX904

The Yamaha RX-A3060BL vs Pioneer Elite SC-LX904 comparison shows that these AV receivers have some important differences and common features. The RX-A3060BL has 9.2 channels amplifier and the Elite SC-LX904 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, RX-A3060BL has an overall score of 8.5 out of 10 vs 9.2 out of 10 for Elite SC-LX904.

Advantages Yamaha RX-A3060BL over Pioneer Elite SC-LX904

  • Delivers 150W/8Ohm (2 channel driven) vs 140W/8Ohm

Advantages Pioneer Elite SC-LX904 over Yamaha RX-A3060BL

  • Has an A/B switch for the front speakers
  • 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
Pioneer Elite SC-LX904

Dec 27, 2019

According to the brand, the achievement of “the best-in-class home theater functionality in its class” and the latest addition to the prestigious Pioneer Elite series was the 11.2-channel...

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Common

Product

Yamaha RX-A3060BL
Pioneer Elite SC-LX904

Model

RX-A3060BL
Elite SC-LX904

Brand

Yamaha
Pioneer

Reviews

737
12

Amplifier

Channels

9.2
11.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

150/8, 230/4
140/8

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 4
8

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.06
0.08

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

ES9016 192 KHz/32-bit
ES9026PRO 384 KHz/32-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

YPAO
MCACC

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

CINEMA DSP HD3, Compressed Music Enhancer, Virtual CINEMA FRONT, Extra Bass, High-resolution Music Enhancer
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, AirPlay 2

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Napster, Qobuz, JUKE
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

3
3

Coaxial digital input

3
2

Composite input

4
2

Component input/output

3/1
2/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

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

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 scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling

Dolby Vision

Other video features

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

Additional features

Voice control

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
3

Zone audio output

speaker, preout
speaker, preout

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

MusicCast, AV Controller
Pioneer Control App, FlareConnect

RS-232

1
1

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/1
1/1

DC trigger output (12V)

2
2

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization

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-Neo:6
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

400
340

Standby consumption, W

0.1
0.1

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.5 x 19.2 x 47.4/17 x 7.5 x 18.5
43.5 x 18.5 x 44/17 x 7 x 17.3

Weight, kg/lbs

19.6/43.2
18.5/40.8

Other

Release year

2016
2019
Yamaha RX-A3060BL
Pioneer Elite SC-LX904
Yamaha RX-A3060BL
Pioneer Elite SC-LX904

AV receivers CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 8.5
  • 9.2
  • 8.5Yamaha RX-A3060BL
  • 9.2Pioneer Elite SC-LX904