Yamaha RX-V685BL vs Pioneer SC-LX901

RX-V685BL vs SC-LX901 comparison chart

Yamaha RX-V685BL vs Pioneer SC-LX901 review

Yamaha RX-V685BL
vs
Pioneer SC-LX901

This is a review and detailed comparison of Yamaha RX-V685BL vs Pioneer SC-LX901. The RX-V685BL has 7.2 channels amplifier and the SC-LX901 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-V685BL has an overall score of 7.4 out of 10 vs 8.6 out of 10 for SC-LX901.

Advantages Yamaha RX-V685BL over Pioneer SC-LX901

  • HDMI eARC features compatible

Advantages Pioneer SC-LX901 over Yamaha RX-V685BL

  • Delivers 140W/8Ohm (2 channel driven) vs 90W/8Ohm
  • Has an A/B switch for the front speakers
  • Has a GUI (Graphic User Interface)

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
Yamaha RX-V685BL

Dec 13, 2019

Yamaha’s RX-V685 AV Receiver offers a staggering amount of cutting-edge technology, such as Dolby Atmos, Multiroom connectivity, MusicCast and an option to use wireless rear speakers, but also ...

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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

Yamaha RX-V685BL
Pioneer SC-LX901

Model

RX-V685BL
SC-LX901

Brand

Yamaha
Pioneer

Reviews

394
90

Amplifier

Channels

7.2
11.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

90/8, 150/4
140/8, 200/6

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 4
8, 6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
20Hz-20KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.06
0.08

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

Burr-Brown 384 KHz/32-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
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

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, TuneIn Radio

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

5/2
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)

2
2

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

2
3

Coaxial digital input

2
2

Composite input

1
2

Component input/output

1/0
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/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

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

Additional features

Voice control

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

2
3

Zone audio output

speaker, preout
speaker, preout

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

MusicCast
Pioneer Control App, FlareConnect

RS-232

0
1

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/1
2/1

DC trigger output (12V)

1
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-Surround, DTS Neo:6
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

400
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 17.1 x 37.8/17 x 6.7 x 14.6
43.5 x 18.5 x 44.1/17 x 7 x 17.3

Weight, kg/lbs

10.5/23.1
18/39.7

Other

Release year

2018
2016
Yamaha RX-V685BL
Pioneer SC-LX901
Yamaha RX-V685BL
Pioneer SC-LX901

AV receivers CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.4
  • 8.6
  • 7.4Yamaha RX-V685BL
  • 8.6Pioneer SC-LX901

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