To get informed with the specs of the receivers, we suggest you read the Pioneer SC-LX801 and Denon AVR-X6700H review. According to the results of our review, Pioneer SC-LX801 received 8.4 points out of 10 possible, and Denon AVR-X6700H was rated 9.8 points. The release date of SC-LX801 is 2016, and AVR-X6700H is 2020. This review shows us that the AVR-X6700H is a better choice as a home AV receiver than the SC-LX801.
For the built-in amplifier, the devices received different marks - 9 and 10, respectively, on a 10-point scale.
The number of channels is equal to the number of possible connected speakers. The Pioneer SC-LX801 supports 9.2-channels sound, but Denon AVR-X6700H supports a 11.2-channels configuration.
RMS stands for the actual power of the receiver. The higher this value, the louder the sound can be produced. In terms of RMS power, the models have the same characteristics - 140/8, 200/6, 255/4/8 W/Ohm.
|Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm||140/8, 200/6, 255/4||140/8, 175/6|
|Output impedance, Ohm||8, 6, 4||8, 6|
|THD in stereo, %||0.08||0.05|
The score for audio features is 9 of 10 for both receivers.
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.
|Digital to analog converter (DAC)||ESS SABRE32 Ultra 192 KHz/32-bit||N/A|
|Pure direct (straight)||✔||✔|
|Auto speaker calibration||MCACC Pro||Audyssey MultEQ XT32|
|Speaker A/B switching||✔||✔|
|Other audio features||Reflex Optimizer, Advanced Sound Retriever, Hi-Res audio||Audyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Audyssey LFC, Hi-Res audio|
The connectivity of competitors in our comparison is markedly different, Pioneer SC-LX801 scored 8, and Denon AVR-X6700H scored 10 out of 10.
Bluetooth connection is now one of the main communication protocols for the receiver's control or even music broadcasting.
DLNA is the perfect way to use your local cloud storage to stream movies and music directly to a TV. You can use the DLNA protocol only with Denon AVR-X6700H.
|USB||1 (USB 2.0)||1 (USB 2.0)|
Now music streaming services are gaining more and more popularity. They allow users to listen to millions of songs by subscription.
|Apple Music (AirPlay)||AirPlay||AirPlay, AirPlay 2|
|Other streaming services||Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora||Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, SiriusXM, Qobuz, TuneIn Radio|
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-LX801 got 9 points, but Denon AVR-X6700H received 10 points.
Pioneer SC-LX801 is equipped with 8/2 HDMI inputs and outputs, and Denon AVR-X6700H has 8/3 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 on Denon AVR-X6700H.
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 Pioneer SC-LX801 in the HDCP 2.2 version, and Denon AVR-X6700H has the HDCP 2.3 version.
|HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)||✔||✔|
|HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)||✖||✔|
|Digital content protection (HDCP)||HDCP 2.2||HDCP 2.3|
|Subwoofer output (LFE)||2||2|
|Headphone output||1 x 6.3||1 x 6.3|
|Optical digital input||3||2|
|Coaxial digital input||2||2|
|Phono (MM) input||✔||✔|
|Front panel connectors||USB, HDMI, phones, setup mic||USB, HDMI, phones, setup mic, AUX|
|Multi channel preamp output||✔||✔|
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.
With the 4K pass-through feature, the AV receiver sends "native" 4K signals to a 4K TV from a video source without any processing. The SC-LX801 works with the 4K/60Hz video, and the AVR-X6700H has the 4K/120Hz.
The AV receiver passes "native" 8K signals from a video source to 8K TV without any encoding, with the 8k pass-through features. The 8K path-through is available on Denon AVR-X6700H.
|HDR (High Dynamic Range)||HDR10||HDR10|
|4K signal pass-through||4K/60Hz||4K/120Hz|
|8K signal pass-through||✖||8K/60Hz|
|HDMI signal pass-through||✔||✔|
|3D signal pass-through||✔||✔|
|HDMI pass-through in standby mode||✔||✔|
|Video conversion||analog to HDMI||analog to HDMI|
|Analog to HDMI scaling||✔||✔|
|HDMI to HDMI scaling||✔||✔|
|Other video features||DeepColor, x.v.Color||HLG, BT.2020, Dynamic HDR|
In terms of evaluating additional features, the SC-LX801 got 6 points, but the AVR-X6700H has 10.
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-X6700H can be controlled by voice via Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI. Denon AVR-X6700H has the ECO mode.
|Voice control||✖||Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI|
|App control||iPhone, iPad, Android||iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android|
|Display||colour OSD||colour OSD|
|Tuner||AM, FM||AM, FM|
|Auto power off||✔||✔|
|Graphical user interface (GUI)||✔||✔|
|Firmware update||network, USB||network, USB|
|Other additional features||IP Control||IP Control, Web Control, RS-232 Control, App Control|
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.
|Zone audio output||speaker, preout||speaker, preout|
|Zone HDMI output||✔||✔|
|Multi-room control||Pioneer Control App, iControlAV5, FlareConnect||HEOS App, Denon 2016 AVR Remote|
|Remote control input/output (IR)||2/1||1/1|
|DC trigger output (12V)||2||2|
Pioneer SC-LX801 got 8 points for the multichannel surround sound and Denon AVR-X6700H got 10.
Auro 3D gives a bit more versatility than Dolby Atmos or DTS:X and provides a hemispherical sound and enables a receiver to produce 3D sound stages. Denon AVR-X6700H has Auro-3D on its feature list.
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 AVR-X6700H licensed by IMAX.
|Dolby (other)||Dolby Digital Plus||Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization|
|DTS HD Master||✔||✔|
|DTS (other)||DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS||DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS, DTS:X Pro|