Pioneer Elite SC-LX904 vs Pioneer SC-LX901

Elite SC-LX904 vs SC-LX901 comparison chart

Overall
Pioneer Elite SC-LX904
9.2
Pioneer SC-LX901
8.6
10
9
10
10

Pioneer Elite SC-LX904 vs Pioneer SC-LX901 review

Pioneer Elite SC-LX904
vs
Pioneer SC-LX901

This is a review and detailed comparison of Pioneer Elite SC-LX904 vs Pioneer SC-LX901. Both have 11.2 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, Elite SC-LX904 has an overall score of 9.2 out of 10 vs 8.6 out of 10 for SC-LX901.

Advantages Pioneer Elite SC-LX904 over Pioneer SC-LX901

  • 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
Votes 3 3
Rating 3.7 3.7
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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Pioneer SC-LX901

Dec 06, 2019

The description of Pioneer SC-LX901 specs on the company portal begins with the phrase that the SC-LX901 is the best AV receiver in the history of Pioneer. We will not argue with the creators of the ...

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Common

Product

Pioneer Elite SC-LX904
Pioneer SC-LX901

Model

Elite SC-LX904
SC-LX901

Brand

Pioneer
Pioneer

Reviews

12
90

Amplifier

Channels

11.2
11.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

140/8
140/8, 200/6

Output impedance, Ohm

8
8, 6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
20Hz-20KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.08
0.08

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

ES9026PRO 384 KHz/32-bit
ESS SABRE32 Ultra 192 KHz/32-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

MCACC
MCACC Pro

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

Advanced Sound Retriever, Hi-Res audio
Advanced Sound Retriever, Hi-Res audio

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

2.4/5GHz
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
Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, TuneIn Radio

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

7/3
8/2

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
3

Coaxial digital input

2
2

Composite input

2
2

Component input/output

2/0
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)

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, 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
IP Control

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

3
3

Zone audio output

speaker, preout
speaker, preout

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

Pioneer Control App, FlareConnect
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 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-ES, DTS 96/24, 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

340
340

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 18.5 x 44/17 x 7 x 17.3
43.5 x 18.5 x 44.1/17 x 7 x 17.3

Weight, kg/lbs

18.5/40.8
18/39.7

Other

Release year

2019
2016
Pioneer Elite SC-LX904
Pioneer SC-LX901
Pioneer Elite SC-LX904
Pioneer SC-LX901

AV receivers CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 9.2
  • 8.6
  • 9.2Pioneer Elite SC-LX904
  • 8.6Pioneer SC-LX901

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