Denon AVR-S750H vs Pioneer SC-LX502

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AVR-S750H vs SC-LX502 comparison chart

Denon AVR-S750H vs Pioneer SC-LX502 review

Denon AVR-S750H
vs
Pioneer SC-LX502

An overview of Denon AVR-S750H and Pioneer SC-LX502 will help us understand the many features that the devices are equipped with. According to the results of our review, Denon AVR-S750H received 7 points out of 10 possible, and Pioneer SC-LX502 was rated 8.1 points. The release date of AVR-S750H is 2019, and SC-LX502 is 2017. And as a result of the review, it becomes clear that AVR-S750H is inferior in audio processing features to SC-LX502.

Main advantages Denon AVR-S750H over Pioneer SC-LX502

  • Include HDMI eARC function.

Main advantages Pioneer SC-LX502 over Denon AVR-S750H

  • 120/8 W/Ohm RMS makes it more productive compared to 75/8 W/Ohm RMS in another receiver in the review.

Amplifiers

For the built-in amplifier, the devices received different marks - 7 and 8, respectively, on a 10-point scale.

AVR-S750H
7
SC-LX502
8

The number of channels is equal to the number of possible connected speakers. Both receivers can handle the 7.2-channels configuration.

RMS stands for the actual power of the receiver. The higher this value, the louder the sound can be produced. The differences between the models in terms of RMS power are significant - for the SC-LX502 this value is 120/8 W/Ohm, and for the AVR-S750H it is 75/8 W/Ohm.

AVR-S750H SC-LX502
Channels7.27.2
Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm75/8, 110/6120/8, 225/6
Output impedance, Ohm8, 68, 6
Frequency response10Hz-100KHz10Hz-100KHz
THD in stereo, %0.080.08

Audio features

After reviewing the audio features of each model, we can rate the AVR-S750H 6 out of 10, and the SC-LX502 - 10.

AVR-S750H
6
SC-LX502
10

Bi-amping is the amplification of one speaker with two amplifiers. This amplification method has a positive effect on sound quality. Bi-amping is possible on the SC-LX502.

Most receivers now come with a microphone included. It is with the help of this microphone that the auto-calibration system functions, which adjusts the sound of the receiver to the room.

Speaker A/B switching allows you to change between the main and sub speaker set. Pioneer SC-LX502 can work with the main and additional set of speakers - and switch between them.

AVR-S750H SC-LX502
Digital to analog converter (DAC)AKM 192 KHz/32-bitAK4458 768 KHz/32-bit
Bi-amping
Pure direct (straight)
Auto speaker calibrationAudyssey MultEQMCACC
Speaker A/B switching
Other audio featuresAudyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Compressed Audio Restorer, Hi-Res audioAdvanced Sound Retriever, Hi-Res audio, Reflex Optimizer

Connectivity

The connectivity of competitors in our comparison is markedly different, Denon AVR-S750H scored 7, and Pioneer SC-LX502 scored 8 out of 10.

AVR-S750H
7
SC-LX502
8

Bluetooth connection is now one of the main communication protocols for the receiver's control or even music broadcasting.

AVR-S750H SC-LX502
Wi-Fi2.4/5GHz
USB1 (USB 2.0)1 (USB 2.0)
Bluetooth
Ethernet (RJ45)11
DLNA
MHL

Streaming services

Now music streaming services are gaining more and more popularity. They allow users to listen to millions of songs by subscription.

AVR-S750H SC-LX502
Apple Music (AirPlay)AirPlay, AirPlay 2AirPlay
Amazon Music
Spotify
Other streaming servicesDeezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Sound Cloud, Mood MixDeezer, TIDAL, Pandora, TuneIn Radio

Extensive connections

The presence of many connectors makes the receiver more versatile. But there are also narrowly targeted models, the number of connectors which are limited to a certain area of use. And when choosing their own receiver, users need to consider exactly your goals for using the receiver. For extensive connection, Denon AVR-S750H got 7 points, but Pioneer SC-LX502 received 8 points.

AVR-S750H
7
SC-LX502
8

Denon AVR-S750H is equipped with 6/1 HDMI inputs and outputs, and Pioneer SC-LX502 has 7/2 HDMI inputs and outputs.

HDMI eARC is the next step in the development of audio return channel technology, which works in conjunction with HDMI 2.1. Using eARC provides the highest sound quality for home audio systems. HDMI eARC is available only on Denon AVR-S750H.

The HDCP encryption protocol is now mandatory for most media devices. This security technology encrypts digital signals from one product to another. HDCP content-encryption protocol is present on Denon AVR-S750H in the HDCP 2.3 version, and Pioneer SC-LX502 has the HDCP 2.2 version.

AVR-S750H SC-LX502
HDMI input/output6/17/2
HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)
HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)
HDMI CEC
Digital content protection (HDCP)HDCP 2.3HDCP 2.2
Subwoofer output (LFE)22
Headphone output1 x 6.31 x 6.3
Optical digital input22
Coaxial digital input11
Composite input22
Component input/output0/01/0
Phono (MM) input
Front panel connectorsUSB, HDMI, phones, setup micUSB, HDMI, phones, setup mic, AUX
Multi channel preamp output

Video features

The AV receiver is the heart of the home theater. And in this case, support for all current video formats ensures the best user experience, so it is very important to consider this when choosing a device. Video features of the AVR-S750H were rated 6 out of 10 against the 10 for the SC-LX502.

AVR-S750H
6
SC-LX502
10

Most of the AV receivers have a video scaling function, it is the process of reformatting the video signal to a higher resolution without losing the quality of the image. Upscaling the video signal resolution is possible with Pioneer SC-LX502.

AVR-S750H SC-LX502
HDR (High Dynamic Range)HDR10HDR10
4K signal pass-through4K/60Hz4K/60Hz
8K signal pass-through
HDMI signal pass-through
3D signal pass-through
HDMI pass-through in standby mode
Video conversionanalog to HDMI
Analog to HDMI scaling
HDMI to HDMI scaling
Dolby Vision
Other video featuresHLG, BT.2020DeepColor, x.v.Color, HLG

Additional features

In terms of evaluating additional features, the AVR-S750H got 10 points, but the SC-LX502 has 7.

AVR-S750H
10
SC-LX502
7

Voice control allows you to control the basic functions of the receiver through a smartphone, smart speaker or using the microphone that comes with the kit. The AVR-S750H can be controlled by voice via Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI. Only the Denon AVR-S750H has the ECO mode.

AVR-S750H SC-LX502
Voice controlAmazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI
App controliPhone, iPad, iPod, Android, Amazon KindleiPhone, iPad, iPod, Android
Displaycolour OSDcolour OSD
TunerAM, FMAM, FM
Sleep timer
Auto power off
ECO mode
Graphical user interface (GUI)
Setup assistant
Firmware updatenetwork, USBnetwork, USB
Other additional featuresIP Control, Web ControlIP Control

Multi-room

As the center of a home media system, each multichannel receiver has an additional set of terminals for connecting the second set of speakers to create additional audio space in Zone 2 or even Zone 3 where audio can have the separate source.

AVR-S750H SC-LX502
Multi-room zones22
Zone audio outputspeakerspeaker, preout
Zone HDMI output
Multi-room controlHEOS AppFlareConnect
RS-23201
Remote control input/output (IR)0/01/1
DC trigger output (12V)02

Multichannel surround

For the ability to create multichannel surround sound, each of the receivers received 7 points out of 10.

AVR-S750H
7
SC-LX502
7

AVR-S750H SC-LX502
Dolby Atmos
Dolby TrueHD
Dolby Surround
Dolby (other)Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos Height VirtualizationDolby Digital Plus
DTS:X
DTS HD Master
DTS Virtual:X
DTS Neural:X
DTS (other)DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESSDTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS
Auro-3D
IMAX Enhanced
Multichannel stereo
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