Pioneer SX-10AE vs Cambridge Audio AXR100

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Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

SX-10AE vs AXR100 comparison chart

Overall
Pioneer SX-10AE
4.2
Cambridge Audio AXR100
5.6
6
7

Pioneer SX-10AE vs Cambridge Audio AXR100 review

Pioneer SX-10AE
vs
Cambridge Audio AXR100

Being able to compare Pioneer SX-10AE and Cambridge Audio AXR100 gave us an insight into what of them would be better for home theater configuration. According to the results of our review, Pioneer SX-10AE received 4.2 points out of 10 possible, and Cambridge Audio AXR100 was rated 5.6 points. The release date of SX-10AE is 2017, and AXR100 is 2019. AXR100 is more performable in terms of audio broadcast than the SX-10AE.

Main advantages Pioneer SX-10AE over Cambridge Audio AXR100

  • We do not know advantages

Main advantages Cambridge Audio AXR100 over Pioneer SX-10AE

  • 100/8 W/Ohm RMS makes it more productive compared to 45/8 W/Ohm RMS in another receiver in the review.

Amplifiers

For the built-in amplifier, the devices received different marks - 6 and 7, respectively, on a 10-point scale.

SX-10AE
6
AXR100
7

The number of channels is equal to the number of possible connected speakers. Both receivers can handle the 2.0-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 AXR100 this value is 100/8 W/Ohm, and for the SX-10AE it is 45/8 W/Ohm.

SX-10AE AXR100
Channels2.02.0
Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm45/8, 100/6100/8
Output impedance, Ohm8, 68
Frequency response10Hz-100KHz5Hz-50KHz
THD in stereo, %0.080.01

Audio features

After reviewing the audio features of each model, we can rate the SX-10AE 5 out of 10, and the AXR100 - 6.

SX-10AE
5
AXR100
6

Pure Direct mode feeds sound directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing. Only Pioneer SX-10AE has Pure Direct mode.

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.

SX-10AE AXR100
Digital to analog converter (DAC)N/A192 KHz/32-bit
Bi-amping
Pure direct (straight)
Auto speaker calibration
Speaker A/B switching
Other audio featureshas nothas not

Connectivity

The connectivity of competitors in our comparison is markedly different, Pioneer SX-10AE scored 4, and Cambridge Audio AXR100 scored 6 out of 10.

SX-10AE
4
AXR100
6

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

Wired internet connection via RJ45 allows receiver faster connection than wireless or even use NAS storages. Neither the SX-10AE, nor the AXR100 has the RJ45 port.

SX-10AE AXR100
Wi-Fi
USB01 (USB 2.0)
Bluetooth
Ethernet (RJ45)
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.

SX-10AE AXR100
Apple Music (AirPlay)
Amazon Music
Spotify
Other streaming serviceshas nothas not

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 SX-10AE got 2 points, but Cambridge Audio AXR100 received 5 points.

SX-10AE
2
AXR100
5

Competitors in our review have 0/0 HDMI inputs and outputs.

Connecting a vinyl player or phonograph is possible using a Phono input which is represented by mini-jack or RCA connectors. Only the AXR100 has a Phono interface.

SX-10AE AXR100
HDMI input/output0/00/0
HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)
HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)
HDMI CEC
Digital content protection (HDCP)
Subwoofer output (LFE)11
Headphone output1 x 6.31 x 6.3
Optical digital input02
Coaxial digital input01
Composite input00
Component input/output0/00/0
Phono (MM) input
Front panel connectorsphonesphones, 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.

SX-10AE
false
AXR100
false

SX-10AE AXR100
HDR (High Dynamic Range)
4K signal pass-through
8K signal pass-through
HDMI signal pass-through
3D signal pass-through
HDMI pass-through in standby mode
Video conversion
Analog to HDMI scaling
HDMI to HDMI scaling
Dolby Vision
Other video featureshas nothas not

Additional features

In terms of evaluating additional features, both receivers received a score of 4 out of 10.

SX-10AE
4
AXR100
4

SX-10AE AXR100
Voice control
App control
Displayfluorescentfluorescent
TunerAM, FMAM, FM
Sleep timer
Auto power off
ECO mode
Graphical user interface (GUI)
Setup assistant
Firmware updateUSB
Other additional featureshas nothas 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.

SX-10AE AXR100
Multi-room zoneshas nothas not
Zone audio outputhas nothas not
Zone HDMI outputhas nothas not
Multi-room controlhas nothas not
RS-23200
Remote control input/output (IR)0/00/0
DC trigger output (12V)00

Multichannel surround

SX-10AE
false
AXR100
false

SX-10AE AXR100
Dolby Atmos
Dolby TrueHD
Dolby Surround
Dolby (other)has nothas not
DTS:X
DTS HD Master
DTS Virtual:X
DTS Neural:X
DTS (other)has nothas not
Auro-3D
IMAX Enhanced
Multichannel stereo
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