Sony STR-ZA810ES vs Pioneer SC-LX801

STR-ZA810ES vs SC-LX801 comparison chart

Sony STR-ZA810ES vs Pioneer SC-LX801 review

Sony STR-ZA810ES
vs
Pioneer SC-LX801

Here's an outline of the key differences: Sony STR-ZA810ES over the Pioneer SC-LX801 features. The STR-ZA810ES has 7.2 channels amplifier and the SC-LX801 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-ZA810ES has an overall score of 7.4 out of 10 vs 8.4 out of 10 for SC-LX801.

Advantages Sony STR-ZA810ES over Pioneer SC-LX801

  • HDMI eARC features compatible

Advantages Pioneer SC-LX801 over Sony STR-ZA810ES

  • Delivers 140W/8Ohm (2 channel driven) vs 100W/8Ohm
  • Has an A/B switch for the front speakers
  • Built-in phono (MM) input

Common strengths

  • Bi-amp capability
  • Pure direct/Straight decode mode is enabled
  • Dolby Vision compatible
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Rating 5 5
Sony STR-ZA810ES

Dec 20, 2019

Sony STR-ZA810ES specs were introduced in 2017. It is equipped with 7 channel amplifier and is capable of 7ch Phantom 2ch maximum channel processing. Follow Sony STR-ZA810ES review for more info. ...

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Pioneer SC-LX801

Sep 19, 2019

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...

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Product

Sony STR-ZA810ES
Pioneer SC-LX801

Model

STR-ZA810ES
SC-LX801

Brand

Sony
Pioneer

Reviews

33
110

Amplifier

Channels

7.2
9.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

100/8
140/8, 200/6, 255/4

Output impedance, Ohm

8
8, 6, 4

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
20Hz-20KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.09
0.08

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

384 KHz/32-bit
ESS SABRE32 Ultra 192 KHz/32-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

DCAC EX
MCACC Pro

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

Hi-Res audio
Reflex Optimizer, 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
1

DLNA

MHL

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay
AirPlay

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

6/2
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

1
3

Coaxial digital input

1
2

Composite input

2
2

Component input/output

0/0
2/1

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
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

Additional features

Voice control

Google Assistant

App control

iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android
iPhone, iPad, 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

NFC
IP Control

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

2
3

Zone audio output

speaker, preout
speaker, preout

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

Music Center
Pioneer Control App, iControlAV5, FlareConnect

RS-232

1
1

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/1
2/1

DC trigger output (12V)

0
2

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pro Logic
Dolby Digital Plus

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Neural:X

DTS (other)

DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD
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, Ogg Vorbis
AIFF

Power

Operational power consumption, W

240
320

Standby consumption, W

0.5
0.15

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43 x 15.6 x 33.1/16.9 x 6.1 x 13
43.5 x 18.5 x 44.1/17 x 7 x 17.3

Weight, kg/lbs

9.1/20
17.9/39.5

Other

Release year

2017
2016
Sony STR-ZA810ES
Pioneer SC-LX801
Sony STR-ZA810ES
Pioneer SC-LX801

AV receivers CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.4
  • 8.4
  • 7.4Sony STR-ZA810ES
  • 8.4Pioneer SC-LX801