Pioneer VSX-LX503 vs Pioneer SC-LX701

Pioneer VSX-LX503 vs Pioneer SC-LX701

Pioneer VSX-LX503 review

Pioneer VSX-LX503 is a 9.2-channel device with Multi-Room Audio, which provides the ability to distribute the signal from different sources. The amplifier is capable of delivering 120 W at 8 Ohm, while the SC-LX701, mentioned in the Pioneer VSX-LX503 vs Pioneer SC-LX701 review, has power depending on the impedance - from 135 to 220 W at 4-8 Ohm, respectively. The receiver is equipped with network features such as support for Google Cast and a service TIDAL. The device is also equipped with an MCACC automatic calibration system that takes into account the acoustic characteristics of the room.

Pioneer VSX-LX503

Pioneer SC-LX701 review

Pioneer SC-LX701 is a 9.1-channel receiver equipped with a class D amplifier. The device 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. The SC-LX801 includes an advanced MCACC Pro auto-calibration system with a full range of functions that can be useful for fine room correction in music modes. The receiver also has a full range of current wireless protocols and support for streaming services.

Pioneer SC-LX701

Pioneer VSX-LX503 pros and cons

Pros

  • The heat dissipation system is designed perfectly
  • The Direct Energy HD function is designed so that the power does not drop even at maximum load on all channels at the same time

Cons

  • The setup process is complicated and inconvenient. Not enough information in a user manual

Pioneer SC-LX701 pros and cons

Pros

  • To digital-to-analog conversion, eight-channel ESS Sabre32 Ultra ES9016S chips with a dynamic range of 124 dB are used
  • The model has the function of restoring the compressed sound quality "Advanced Sound Retriever"

Cons

  • There are clicks during playback

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Common

Product

Pioneer VSX-LX503
Pioneer SC-LX701

Model

VSX-LX503
SC-LX701

Brand

Pioneer
Pioneer

Rating

4.3 of 5
4.1 of 5

Reviews

27
97

Amplifier

Total output power, W

1090 W
760 W

Output power per channel, W

120 W
135 W, 185 W, 220 W

Output impedance, Ohm

8 Ohm
4 Ohm, 6 Ohm, 8 Ohm

Frequency response

20 Hz-20 kHz
20 Hz-20 kHz

Total harmonic distortion, THD

0.08 %
0.08 %

Channels

9
9

Signal-to-noise ratio

109 dB
107 dB

Connectivity interfaces

Bluetooth

Wi-Fi

Ethernet (RJ45)

USB

Connector type

HDMI inputs

7
8

HDMI outputs

2
2

AV inputs

7
4

Optical digital inputs

2
3

Optical digital outputs

has not
has not

Coaxial digital inputs

2
2

Coaxial digital outputs

has not
has not

Subwoofer outputs

2
2

USB

1
1

Phones

1
1

Sound features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

32bit / 384kHz
32bit / 192kHz

Digital content protection

HDCP 2.2
HDCP 2.2

Additional features

Speaker A/B switching

Dual-zone capability

Three-zone capability

Bi-amping

Pure direct

Advanced sound retriever (ASR)

Audio return channel (ARC)

Smartphone remote control

Apple Air-play support

Signal processing

HDMI signal pass-through

up to 4K
up to 4K

Video conversion/scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling, analog to HDMI up conversion
HDMI to HDMI scaling, analog to HDMI up conversion

3D signal pass-through

Audio formats

MP3

WMA

AAC

AIFF

WAV

FLAC

Built-in decoders

DTS:X

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Built-in display

Type

fluorescent
fluorescent

Radio

Tuner bands

AM/FM
AM/FM

Number of preset station

40
40

Clock

Built-in clock

Sleep timer

Power device

Operational power consumption, W

310 W

Standby consumption, W

0.15 W

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D

15.2 x 17.2 x 7.3 inches
7.4 x 17.1 x 7.3 inches

Weight

29 pounds
33.2 pounds
Pioneer VSX-LX503
Pioneer SC-LX701
Pioneer VSX-LX503
Pioneer SC-LX701

AV receivers CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 20.3
  • 21
  • 20.3Pioneer VSX-LX503
  • 21Pioneer SC-LX701

The Pioneer SC-LX701 is better receiver in this comparison. Check Pioneer SC-LX701 price

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