Yamaha RX-A850 vs Pioneer SC-LX801

Pioneer SC-LX801

Pioneer SC-LX801 review

Sep 19, 2019

The powerful home receiver which is considered in the Pioneer SC-LX810 review is implemented all the current technologies - wireless communication, 4K video switching, and support for the MHL protocol...

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Product

Yamaha RX-A850
Pioneer SC-LX801

Model

RX-A850
SC-LX801

Brand

Yamaha
Pioneer

Rating

4.5 of 5
4.1 of 5

Reviews

28
97

Amplifier

Total output power, W

540 W
810 W

Output power per channel, W

100 W, 110 W, 160 W
140 W, 200 W, 255 W

Output impedance, Ohm

8 Ohm
4 Ohm, 6 Ohm, 8 Ohm

Frequency response

20 Hz-20 kHz
20 Hz-20 kHz

Total harmonic distortion, THD

0.06 %
0.08 %

Channels

7
9

Signal-to-noise ratio

98 dB
108 dB

Connectivity interfaces

Bluetooth

Wi-Fi

Ethernet (RJ45)

USB

Connector type

HDMI inputs

8
8

HDMI outputs

2
2

AV inputs

2
4

Optical digital inputs

2
3

Optical digital outputs

has not
has not

Coaxial digital inputs

2
2

Coaxial digital outputs

has not
has not

Subwoofer outputs

2
2

USB

1
2

Phones

1
1

Sound features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

24bit / 192kHz
32bit / 192kHz

Digital content protection

HDCP 2.2
HDCP 2.2

Additional features

Speaker A/B switching

Dual-zone capability

Three-zone capability

Bi-amping

Pure direct

Advanced sound retriever (ASR)

Audio return channel (ARC)

Smartphone remote control

Apple Air-play support

Signal processing

HDMI signal pass-through

up to 4K
up to 4K

Video conversion/scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling, analog to HDMI up conversion
HDMI to HDMI scaling, analog to HDMI up conversion

3D signal pass-through

Audio formats

MP3

WMA

AAC

AIFF

WAV

FLAC

Built-in decoders

DTS:X

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Built-in display

Type

fluorescent
fluorescent

Radio

Tuner bands

AM/FM
AM/FM

Number of preset station

40
40

Clock

Built-in clock

Sleep timer

Power device

Operational power consumption, W

270 W
320 W

Standby consumption, W

0.1 W
0.15 W

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D

15 x 17.1 x 6.8 inches
7.4 x 17.1 x 7.3 inches

Weight

23.4 pounds
38.5 pounds
Yamaha RX-A850
Pioneer SC-LX801
Yamaha RX-A850
Pioneer SC-LX801

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