Pioneer SC-LX701 vs Pioneer VSX-LX504

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SC-LX701 vs VSX-LX504 comparison chart

Pioneer SC-LX701 vs Pioneer VSX-LX504 review

Pioneer SC-LX701
vs
Pioneer VSX-LX504

Along with the growing popularity of custom home theater builds, the comparison of Pioneer SC-LX701 and Pioneer VSX-LX504 takes place. According to the results of our review, Pioneer SC-LX701 received 8.5 points out of 10 possible, and Pioneer VSX-LX504 was rated 8.8 points. The release date of SC-LX701 is 2016, and VSX-LX504 is 2019. Based on the data on the characteristics and features of both models, we can conclude that VSX-LX504 has better performance than SC-LX701.

Main advantages Pioneer SC-LX701 over Pioneer VSX-LX504

  • 135/8 W/Ohm RMS makes it more productive compared to 120/8 W/Ohm RMS in another receiver in the review.

Main advantages Pioneer VSX-LX504 over Pioneer SC-LX701

  • We do not know advantages

Amplifiers

For the built-in amplifier, the devices received different marks - 8 and 9, respectively, on a 10-point scale.

SC-LX701
8
VSX-LX504
9

The number of channels is equal to the number of possible connected speakers. Both receivers can handle the 9.2-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-LX701 this value is 135/8 W/Ohm, and for the VSX-LX504 it is 120/8 W/Ohm.

SC-LX701 VSX-LX504
Channels9.29.2
Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm135/8, 185/6120/8, 230/6
Output impedance, Ohm8, 68, 6
Frequency response20Hz-20KHz10Hz-100KHz
THD in stereo, %0.080.08

Audio features

After reviewing the audio features of each model, we can rate the SC-LX701 10 out of 10, and the VSX-LX504 - 9.

SC-LX701
10
VSX-LX504
9

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-LX701 can work with the main and additional set of speakers - and switch between them.

SC-LX701 VSX-LX504
Digital to analog converter (DAC)ESS SABRE32 Ultra 192 KHz/32-bitAK4458 384 KHz/32-bit
Bi-amping
Pure direct (straight)
Auto speaker calibrationMCACC ProMCACC
Speaker A/B switching
Other audio featuresAdvanced Sound Retriever, Hi-Res audioAdvanced Sound Retriever, Hi-Res audio

Connectivity

The connectivity of competitors in our comparison is equal and was rated 8 out of 10.

SC-LX701
8
VSX-LX504
8

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

SC-LX701 VSX-LX504
Wi-Fi2.4/5GHz2.4/5GHz
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.

SC-LX701 VSX-LX504
Apple Music (AirPlay)AirPlayAirPlay, AirPlay 2
Amazon Music
Spotify
Other streaming servicesDeezer, TIDAL, Pandora, TuneIn RadioDeezer, TIDAL, Pandora

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, Pioneer SC-LX701 got 9 points, but Pioneer VSX-LX504 received 8 points.

SC-LX701
9
VSX-LX504
8

Pioneer SC-LX701 is equipped with 8/2 HDMI inputs and outputs, and Pioneer VSX-LX504 has 7/2 HDMI inputs and outputs.

SC-LX701 VSX-LX504
HDMI input/output8/27/2
HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)
HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)
HDMI CEC
Digital content protection (HDCP)HDCP 2.2HDCP 2.2
Subwoofer output (LFE)22
Headphone output1 x 6.31 x 6.3
Optical digital input31
Coaxial digital input21
Composite input22
Component input/output2/11/0
Phono (MM) input
Front panel connectorsUSB, HDMI, phones, setup micUSB, HDMI, phones, setup mic
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 rivals in our comparison were rated 10 out of 10.

SC-LX701
10
VSX-LX504
10

SC-LX701 VSX-LX504
HDR (High Dynamic Range)HDR10
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 HDMIanalog to HDMI
Analog to HDMI scaling
HDMI to HDMI scaling
Dolby Vision
Other video featuresDeepColor, x.v.Color, BT.2020x.v.Color, HLG, BT.2020

Additional features

In terms of evaluating additional features, the SC-LX701 got 8 points, but the VSX-LX504 has 9.

SC-LX701
8
VSX-LX504
9

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 VSX-LX504 can be controlled by voice via Amazon Alexa.

SC-LX701 VSX-LX504
Voice controlAmazon Alexa
App controliPhone, iPad, iPod, AndroidiPhone, 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 Controlhas not

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.

SC-LX701 VSX-LX504
Multi-room zones33
Zone audio outputspeaker, preoutspeaker, preout
Zone HDMI output
Multi-room controlPioneer Control App, FlareConnectPioneer Control App, FlareConnect
RS-23211
Remote control input/output (IR)2/11/1
DC trigger output (12V)22

Multichannel surround

Pioneer SC-LX701 got 7 points for the multichannel surround sound and Pioneer VSX-LX504 got 8.

SC-LX701
7
VSX-LX504
8

IMAX Enhanced is a licensing and certification program under which home theater devices deliver crisp 4K HDR pictures and powerful sound as it was designed by the IMAX engineers. The VSX-LX504 licensed by IMAX.

SC-LX701 VSX-LX504
Dolby Atmos
Dolby TrueHD
Dolby Surround
Dolby (other)Dolby Digital PlusDolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization
DTS:X
DTS HD Master
DTS Virtual:X
DTS Neural:X
DTS (other)DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD EXPRESSDTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS
Auro-3D
IMAX Enhanced
Multichannel stereo
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