Yamaha RX-V479BL vs Pioneer SC-LX801

Yamaha RX-V479BL
vs
Pioneer SC-LX801

Here's an outline of the key differences: Yamaha RX-V479BL over the Pioneer SC-LX801 features. The RX-V479BL has 5.1 channels amplifier and the SC-LX801 9.2 channels. Only the SC-LX801 has a Dolby Atmos support. DTS:X is supported only by the SC-LX801. We have evaluated both AV receivers, RX-V479BL has an overall score of 5.2 out of 10 vs 8.4 out of 10 for SC-LX801.

Advantages Pioneer SC-LX801 over Yamaha RX-V479BL

  • Delivers 140W/8Ohm (2 channel driven) vs 80W/8Ohm
  • Bi-amp connection of front speakers
  • Has an A/B switch for the front speakers
  • Built-in phono (MM) input
  • HDR compatible
  • Dolby Vision compatible
  • Has a GUI (Graphic User Interface)
  • Multi-zone

Common strengths

  • Pure direct/Straight decode mode is enabled
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Yamaha RX-V479BL

Yamaha RX-V479BL review

Jan 10, 2020

Among the large number of sound amplifiers on the market, I would like to especially note the line developed by the Japanese company Yamaha RX-Vx79. In turn, here in this Yamaha RX-V479BL review we a...

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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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Common

Product

Yamaha RX-V479BL
Pioneer SC-LX801

Model

RX-V479BL
SC-LX801

Brand

Yamaha
Pioneer

Reviews

115
88

Amplifier

Channels

5.1
9.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

80/8 20Hz-20KHz
140/8 20Hz-20KHz, 200/6 1KHz, 255/4 1KHz

Output impedance, Ohm

8
8, 6, 4

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
20Hz-20KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.09
0.08

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

192 KHz/24-bit
ESS SABRE32 Ultra 192 KHz/32-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

YPAO
MCACC Pro

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

CINEMA DSP, Compressed Music Enhancer, Virtual CINEMA FRONT, Extra Bass
Reflex Optimizer, 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

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

6/1
8/2

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)

HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

HDMI CEC

Digital content protection (HDCP)

HDCP 2.2
HDCP 2.2

Subwoofer output (LFE)

1
2

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

1
3

Coaxial digital input

2
2

Composite input

3
2

Component input/output

0/0
2/1

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

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

Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

HDR10

4K signal pass-through

4K 60p
4K 60p

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
DeepColor, x.v.Color

Additional features

Voice control

App control

iPhone, iPod, Android
iPhone, iPad, 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

has not
3

Zone audio output

has not
speaker, preout

Zone HDMI output

has not

Multi-room control

has not
Pioneer Control App, iControlAV5, FlareConnect

RS-232

0
1

Remote control input/output (IR)

0/0
2/1

DC trigger output (12V)

0
2

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pro Logic
Dolby Digital Plus

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Neural:X

DTS (other)

DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-EXPRESS, DTS-Surround
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

260
320

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 16.1 x 32.7/17 x 6.3 x 12.6
43.5 x 18.5 x 44.1/17 x 7 x 17.3

Weight, kg/lbs

8.1/17.9
17.9/39.5
Yamaha RX-V479BL
Pioneer SC-LX801
Yamaha RX-V479BL
Pioneer SC-LX801

AV receivers CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5.2
  • 8.4
  • 5.2Yamaha RX-V479BL
  • 8.4Pioneer SC-LX801

The Pioneer SC-LX801 is better receiver in this comparison - check Pioneer SC-LX801 price.