Pioneer SC-LX501 Review and Specs

Pioneer SC-LX501 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 the signal from different sources, including an LP player. More data in this Pioneer SC-LX501 review.

Pioneer SC-LX501 review

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Features

The 7.1-channel amplifier path provides 560 W of total power while simultaneously loading all channels (8 Ohms) or 270 W / channel. (4 ohms), or 160 W / channel (8 ohms). The latest object-oriented Dolby Atmos algorithm allows you to create a three-dimensional sound stage and track the movement of sound images not only in the horizontal, but also in the vertical direction. The proprietary Super Resolution feature, designed for the Pioneer BDP-LX88 universal player, is also integrated into the SC-LX501, which allows the receiver to bring any HD video to 4K.

Design and build

It has a usual Pioneer design made in black color with solid housing. The on-board digital-to-analog converter is based on the AK4458 chip from AKM, operating in 32 bit / 384 kHz format.

Pioneer SC-LX501

Connectivity

The SC-LX501 is also ready for next-generation video, which complies with HDR (High Dynamic Range) and BT.2020 standards. The SC-LX501 receiver is capable of not only transmitting 24-bit video in 4K / 60p / 4: 4: 4 format with HDCP 2.2 protection. In other words, when you decide to upgrade your TV, your receiver will be ready for it. The wireless Wi-Fi adapter operating in the 5 GHz bands (11a / n protocols) and 2.4 GHz bands (11b / g / n protocols) provides stable data transmission at high speed, sufficient to play high-resolution music with excellent quality. Enjoy the music will help the wireless Bluetooth interface, as well as AirPlay.

Setup

The SC-LX501 supports FireConnect technology from BlackFire Research. With its help, music from any source - from a vinyl player to a network player - can be played wirelessly to a compatible loudspeaker anywhere in an apartment or house.

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Excellent loudspeaker support down to four ohms
  • Pioneer SC-LX501 is a fine receiver for those who want a bit of Dolby Atmos (two rather than four overhead speakers) and full support for low impedance loudspeakers

Cons

  • No gapless playback as digital media renderer

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Common features

Product

Pioneer SC-LX501

Model

SC-LX501

Brand

Pioneer

Reviews

97

Amplifier

Channels

7.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

120/8 20Hz-20KHz, 180/6 1KHz

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 6

Frequency response

20Hz-20KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.08

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

AK4458 384 KHz/32-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

MCACC

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

Advanced Sound Retriever

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

2.4/5GHz

USB

1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1

DLNA

MHL

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, TuneIn Radio

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

7/2

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)

HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

HDMI CEC

Digital content protection (HDCP)

HDCP 2.2

Subwoofer output (LFE)

2

Headphone output

1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

2

Coaxial digital input

1

Composite input

2

Component input/output

1/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

USB, HDMI, phones, setup mic

Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

4K signal pass-through

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, BT.2020

Additional features

Voice control

App control

iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android

Display

colour OSD

Tuner

AM, FM

Sleep timer

Auto power off

ECO mode

Graphical user interface (GUI)

Setup assistant

Firmware update

network, USB

Other additional features

IP Control

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

2

Zone audio output

speaker, preout

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

Pioneer Control App, FlareConnect

RS-232

1

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/1

DC trigger output (12V)

2

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital Plus

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Neural:X

DTS (other)

DTS Neo:X

Auro-3D

IMAX Enhanced

Multichannel stereo

Audio file formats

MP3

WMA

AAC

WAV

FLAC

ALAC

Other audio file formats

AIFF

Power

Operational power consumption, W

250

Standby consumption, W

0.15

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.5 x 18.5 x 39.5/17 x 7 x 15.4

Weight, kg/lbs

11.8/26
Pioneer SC-LX501
Pioneer SC-LX501

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