Pioneer Elite SC-LX904 vs Yamaha RX-A1070BL comparison definitely makes sense.
A significant difference between the receivers in the number of channels, Pioneer Elite SC-LX904 has 11.2 versus 7.2 for Yamaha RX-A1070BL. Regarding power, then Elite SC-LX904 has such a W/Ohm ratio - 140/8 1KHz when RX-A1070BL has a power of 110/8 20Hz-20KHz. The THD is 0.08% for the Elite SC-LX904 but 0.06% for the RX-A1070BL.
Characteristics of digital to analog converter (DAC) are different, ES9026PRO 384 KHz/32-bit for Elite SC-LX904 and ESS 192 KHz/24-bit for the RX-A1070BL. Both the Elite SC-LX904 and the RX-A1070BL support Bi-amping. Each of the AV receivers can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Pioneer Elite SC-LX904 has support for AirPlay, AirPlay 2, and its competitor in our comparison - AirPlay. Spotify can be used on each receiver. The Elite SC-LX904 can work with the audio stream from Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, and the RX-A1070BL can receive a content from Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM. Compared AV receivers retain the quality of 4K 60p signal when transmitting from a source to a TV or projector. HDMI signal transmission in standby mode is implemented in each of the devices. Both rivals can scale the resolution of the incoming HDMI signal. The HDR standard - Dolby Vision is supported by these receivers.
The Pioneer Elite SC-LX904 has 7/3 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 8/2 HDMI connectors of the Yamaha RX-A1070BL. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. The HDMI eARC is available only on the Elite SC-LX904. The Consumer Electronics Control (CEC) feature is present in most modern AV receivers and the models in our comparison are no exception. The Elite SC-LX904 supports the protection of digital content of the standard HDCP 2.3, versus HDCP 2.2 in the RX-A1070BL. These compared receivers have a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player.
The Elite SC-LX904 supports 3 Multi-room zones, versus 2 for the RX-A1070BL. Supported voice control technologies are identical - Amazon Alexa. An ECO mode is only available for the RX-A1070BL. Both Elite SC-LX904 and RX-A1070BL can be configured using the Setup assistant.
Both devices have support for Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format. The surround sound technology DTS:X is supported by devices under review.
The Pioneer Elite SC-LX904 is better receiver in this comparison. Check Pioneer Elite SC-LX904 price