Onkyo TX-NR797 vs Pioneer Elite SC-LX704

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TX-NR797 vs Elite SC-LX704 comparison chart

Onkyo TX-NR797 vs Pioneer Elite SC-LX704 review

Onkyo TX-NR797
vs
Pioneer Elite SC-LX704

Choosing an AV receiver is not an easy task and the Onkyo TX-NR797 versus Pioneer Elite SC-LX704 comparison is meant to help you with this. According to the results of our review, Onkyo TX-NR797 received 8.5 points out of 10 possible, and Pioneer Elite SC-LX704 was rated 8.8 points. Both AV receivers were introduced in 2019. As a result, it becomes clear that Elite SC-LX704 is a better option for home theater than TX-NR797.

Main advantages Onkyo TX-NR797 over Pioneer Elite SC-LX704

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Main advantages Pioneer Elite SC-LX704 over Onkyo TX-NR797

  • 135/8 W/Ohm RMS makes it more productive compared to 100/8 W/Ohm RMS in another receiver in the review.

Amplifiers

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

TX-NR797
9
Elite SC-LX704
8

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 Elite SC-LX704 this value is 135/8 W/Ohm, and for the TX-NR797 it is 100/8 W/Ohm.

TX-NR797 Elite SC-LX704
Channels9.29.2
Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm100/8, 220/6135/8
Output impedance, Ohm8, 68
Frequency response10Hz-100KHz10Hz-100KHz
THD in stereo, %0.080.08

Audio features

After reviewing the audio features of each model, we can rate the TX-NR797 9 out of 10, and the Elite SC-LX704 - 10.

TX-NR797
9
Elite SC-LX704
10

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 Elite SC-LX704 can work with the main and additional set of speakers - and switch between them.

TX-NR797 Elite SC-LX704
Digital to analog converter (DAC)AK4458 384 KHz/32-bitES9026PRO 384 KHz/32-bit
Bi-amping
Pure direct (straight)
Auto speaker calibrationAccuEQMCACC
Speaker A/B switching
Other audio featuresAdvanced Music Optimizer, Theater-Dimensional, Hi-Res audio, Dynamic Audio AmplificationAdvanced Sound Retriever, Hi-Res audio

Connectivity

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

TX-NR797
8
Elite SC-LX704
8

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

TX-NR797 Elite SC-LX704
Wi-Fi
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.

TX-NR797 Elite SC-LX704
Apple Music (AirPlay)AirPlay, AirPlay 2AirPlay, 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, both receivers got 8 points on our 10-point scale.

TX-NR797
8
Elite SC-LX704
8

Onkyo TX-NR797 is equipped with 7/2 HDMI inputs and outputs, and Pioneer Elite SC-LX704 has 7/3 HDMI inputs and outputs.

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 Onkyo TX-NR797 in the HDCP 2.2 version, and Pioneer Elite SC-LX704 has the HDCP 2.3 version.

TX-NR797 Elite SC-LX704
HDMI input/output7/27/3
HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)
HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)
HDMI CEC
Digital content protection (HDCP)HDCP 2.2HDCP 2.3
Subwoofer output (LFE)22
Headphone output1 x 6.31 x 6.3
Optical digital input13
Coaxial digital input12
Composite input22
Component input/output1/02/0
Phono (MM) input
Front panel connectorsHDMI, phones, setup mic, AUXUSB, 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 the TX-NR797 were rated 8 out of 10 against the 10 for the Elite SC-LX704.

TX-NR797
8
Elite SC-LX704
10

TX-NR797 Elite SC-LX704
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 HDMIanalog to HDMI
Analog to HDMI scaling
HDMI to HDMI scaling
Dolby Vision
Other video featuresDeepColor, x.v.Color, HLG, BT.2020x.v.Color, HLG, BT.2020

Additional features

In terms of evaluating additional features, both receivers received a score of 9 out of 10.

TX-NR797
9
Elite SC-LX704
9

TX-NR797 Elite SC-LX704
Voice controlGoogle AssistantAmazon Alexa
App controliPhone, iPad, iPod, AndroidiPhone, iPad, iPod, Android
Displayfluorescentcolour 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.

TX-NR797 Elite SC-LX704
Multi-room zones33
Zone audio outputspeaker, preoutspeaker, preout
Zone HDMI output
Multi-room controlFlareConnectPioneer Control App, FlareConnect
RS-23211
Remote control input/output (IR)1/01/1
DC trigger output (12V)12

Multichannel surround

For the ability to create multichannel surround sound, each of the receivers received 8 points out of 10.

TX-NR797
8
Elite SC-LX704
8

Rivals in this competition licensed by IMAX.

TX-NR797 Elite SC-LX704
Dolby Atmos
Dolby TrueHD
Dolby Surround
Dolby (other)Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos Height VirtualizationDolby 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, DTS-EXPRESSDTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS
Auro-3D
IMAX Enhanced
Multichannel stereo
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