Sony STR-DH790 vs Pioneer SC-LX701

STR-DH790 vs SC-LX701 comparison chart

Sony STR-DH790 vs Pioneer SC-LX701 review

Sony STR-DH790
vs
Pioneer SC-LX701

The Sony STR-DH790 vs Pioneer SC-LX701 comparison shows that these AV receivers have some important differences and common features. The STR-DH790 has 7.2 channels amplifier and the SC-LX701 9.2 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, STR-DH790 has an overall score of 5.3 out of 10 vs 8.5 out of 10 for SC-LX701.

Advantages Sony STR-DH790 over Pioneer SC-LX701

  • HDMI eARC features compatible

Advantages Pioneer SC-LX701 over Sony STR-DH790

  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • AirPlay support
  • 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
Sony STR-DH790

Dec 13, 2019

In the beginning of the 2018 Sony announced a 4K HDR STR-DH790 7.2ch AV receiver with Dolby Atmos. This unit provides comfortable sound for large screens that can be adapted for viewing in any home. ...

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Common

Product

Sony STR-DH790
Pioneer SC-LX701

Model

STR-DH790
SC-LX701

Brand

Sony
Pioneer

Reviews

713
98

Amplifier

Channels

7.2
9.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

90/6
135/8, 185/6

Output impedance, Ohm

6
8, 6

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

DCAC
MCACC Pro

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

Hi-Res audio
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

DLNA

MHL

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, TuneIn Radio

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

4/1
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)

2
2

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

1
3

Coaxial digital input

1
2

Composite input

0
2

Component input/output

0/0
2/1

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

phones, setup mic
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

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

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, 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 Digital Plus

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Neural:X

DTS (other)

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

Auro-3D

IMAX Enhanced

Multichannel stereo

Audio file formats

MP3

WMA

AAC

WAV

FLAC

ALAC

Other audio file formats

has not
AIFF

Power

Operational power consumption, W

240
310

Standby consumption, W

0.3
0.15

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43 x 13.3 x 29.7/ 17 x 5.3 x 11.4
43.5 x 18.5 x 44.1/17 x 7 x 17.3

Weight, kg/lbs

7.4/15.4
15/33.1

Other

Release year

2018
2016
Sony STR-DH790
Pioneer SC-LX701
Sony STR-DH790
Pioneer SC-LX701

AV receivers CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5.3
  • 8.5
  • 5.3Sony STR-DH790
  • 8.5Pioneer SC-LX701

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