Pioneer SC-LX801 Review and Specs

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.

Pioneer SC-LX801 review

Pioneer SC-LX810

Features

The Pioneer SC-LX801 specs at the flagship level with an amplifier that produces 200W/channel with an impedance of 6 Ohm or 140W /channel / 8 Ohm. The 9-channel amplifier allows users to implement the configuration of a surround sound system in 7.2.2 mode. The SC-LX801 manages to perfectly convey every voice of the crowds. The sound of the receiver traces the versatility of the panorama and the intelligibility of the quietest sounds. Detail and whipping are accompanied by harsh tops. The video system of the SC-LX801 is compatible with Dolby Vision and HDR10 technologies, supports extended color gamut according to the Rec.2020 standard.

Design and build

The body and design also play a role in creating sound. The receiver implements the architecture of a short signal path. It begins with a pair of Analog Devices SHARC processors that work in conjunction with the state-of-the-art multi-channel DSP Texas Instruments Aureus. And to reduce noise, maximum contour separation, a double chassis, and anti-vibration feet are used.

Pioneer SC-LX810

Connectivity

The Pioneer SC-LX801 is able to play high-res audio files from external USB storage and DLNA-servers, as well as broadcast content from streaming Internet services Deezer, Spotify and TIDAL.

Setup

The SC-LX801 features an advanced MCACC Pro auto-calibration system. Based on the results of measurements made using a microphone, this system performs equalization on each channel. MCACC Pro effectively deals with standing sound waves and can compensate for its own room resonances.

Pioneer SC-LX801 pros and cons

Pros

  • The bass is designed and tangible, fast enough and, most importantly, does not spread around the room. It feels like the sound is coming from a real source.
  • The ability to implement circuits 7.2.2 and 5.2.4 without additional amplifiers

Cons

  • Automatic setup is not so good. The user should make the manual correction of the sound
  • The firmware is buggy. There are some freezes during operational in the menu
  • Pioneer does not support the HLG. The image is not saturated

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Common features

Product

Pioneer SC-LX801

Model

SC-LX801

Brand

Pioneer

Reviews

104

Amplifier

Channels

9.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

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

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 6, 4

Frequency response

20Hz-20KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.08

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

ESS SABRE32 Ultra 192 KHz/32-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

MCACC Pro

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

Reflex Optimizer, Advanced Sound Retriever, Hi-Res audio

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

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

8/2

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

3

Coaxial digital input

2

Composite input

2

Component input/output

2/1

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

USB, HDMI, phones, setup mic

Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

HDR10

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

Additional features

Voice control

App control

iPhone, iPad, 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

3

Zone audio output

speaker, preout

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

Pioneer Control App, iControlAV5, FlareConnect

RS-232

1

Remote control input/output (IR)

2/1

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-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

Power

Operational power consumption, W

320

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 44.1/17 x 7 x 17.3

Weight, kg/lbs

17.9/39.5
Pioneer SC-LX801
Pioneer SC-LX801

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