Yamaha RX-V4A vs Pioneer SC-LX501

RX-V4A vs SC-LX501 comparison chart

Yamaha RX-V4A vs Pioneer SC-LX501 review

Yamaha RX-V4A
vs
Pioneer SC-LX501

Yamaha RX-V4A vs Pioneer SC-LX501: which would you get for the best home entertainment experience? The RX-V4A has 5.2 channels amplifier and the SC-LX501 7.2 channels. Only the SC-LX501 has a Dolby Atmos support. DTS:X is supported only by the SC-LX501. We have evaluated both AV receivers, RX-V4A has an overall score of 6.5 out of 10 vs 8.1 out of 10 for SC-LX501.

Advantages Yamaha RX-V4A over Pioneer SC-LX501

  • HDMI eARC features compatible
  • 8K resolution video signal pass-through feature

Advantages Pioneer SC-LX501 over Yamaha RX-V4A

  • Has an A/B switch for the front speakers
  • Built-in phono (MM) input
  • Multi-zone

Common strengths

  • Bi-amp capability
  • Pure direct/Straight decode mode is enabled
  • Dolby Vision compatible
Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5
Pioneer SC-LX501

Dec 06, 2019

Pioneer & Onkyo Europe introduced the SC-LX501 Network AV Receiver. Concerning Pioneer SC-LX501 specs this is a 7.1-channel device with Multi-Room Audio, which provides the ability to distribute ...

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Common

Product

Yamaha RX-V4A
Pioneer SC-LX501

Model

RX-V4A
SC-LX501

Brand

Yamaha
Pioneer

Reviews

6
97

Amplifier

Channels

5.2
7.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

80/6
120/8, 180/6

Output impedance, Ohm

6
8, 6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
20Hz-20KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.06
0.08

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

AK4458 384 KHz/32-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

YPAO
MCACC

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

CINEMA DSP, Compressed Music Enhancer, Virtual CINEMA FRONT
Advanced Sound Retriever

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, SiriusXM, Qobuz
Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, TuneIn Radio

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

4/1
7/2

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)

0
2

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

1
2

Coaxial digital input

1
1

Composite input

0
2

Component input/output

0/0
1/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

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

Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

HDR10

4K signal pass-through

4K/120Hz
4K/60Hz

8K signal pass-through

8K/60Hz

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

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

Additional features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri

App control

iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android
iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android

Display

colour OSD
colour OSD

Tuner

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

App Control
IP Control

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

has not
2

Zone audio output

has not
speaker, preout

Zone HDMI output

has not

Multi-room control

MusicCast
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)

Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Digital Plus

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Neural:X

DTS (other)

DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS
DTS Neo:X

Auro-3D

IMAX Enhanced

Multichannel stereo

Audio file formats

MP3

WMA

AAC

WAV

FLAC

ALAC

Other audio file formats

AIFF, DSD
AIFF

Power

Operational power consumption, W

260
250

Standby consumption, W

0.1
0.15

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.1 x 15.2 x 35.5/17.1 x 6.7 x 14.8
43.5 x 18.5 x 39.5/17 x 7 x 15.4

Weight, kg/lbs

8.6/19.4
11.8/26

Other

Release year

2020
2016
Yamaha RX-V4A
Pioneer SC-LX501
Yamaha RX-V4A
Pioneer SC-LX501

AV receivers CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6.5
  • 8.1
  • 6.5Yamaha RX-V4A
  • 8.1Pioneer SC-LX501

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