Pioneer Elite SC-LX904 vs Yamaha RX-V475 review

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Pioneer Elite SC-LX904 vs Yamaha RX-V475 review

Pioneer Elite SC-LX904
vs
Yamaha RX-V475

An affordable AV receiver is always a good option to consider, so Pioneer Elite SC-LX904 vs Yamaha RX-V475 comparison definitely makes sense.

Amplifier

A significant difference between the receivers in the number of channels, Pioneer Elite SC-LX904 has 11.2 versus 5.1 for Yamaha RX-V475. Regarding power, then Elite SC-LX904 has such a W/Ohm ratio - 140/8 when RX-V475 has a power of 80/6. The THD is 0.08% for the Elite SC-LX904 but 0.09% for the RX-V475.

Audio features

Characteristics of digital to analog converter (DAC) are different, ES9026PRO 384 KHz/32-bit for Elite SC-LX904 and Burr-Brown 192 KHz/24-bit for the RX-V475. Only the Elite SC-LX904 supports Bi-amping feature. 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. Compared AV receivers retain the quality of 4K/60Hz signal when transmitting from a source to a TV or projector. HDMI signal transmission in standby mode is implemented in each of the devices. The Elite SC-LX904 can scale the input HDMI signal, unlike the RX-V475. Dolby Vision technology found support only on the Elite SC-LX904.

Extensive connections

The Pioneer Elite SC-LX904 has 7/3 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 5/1 HDMI connectors of the Yamaha RX-V475.Pioneer Elite SC-LX904 connectionsYamaha RX-V475 connections 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-V475. The Elite SC-LX904 has a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player. An ECO mode is only available for the RX-V475. The setup assistant will help you configure Pioneer Elite SC-LX904.

Multichannel surround

Only the Elite SC-LX904 has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the Elite SC-LX904.

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General

Item

Pioneer Elite SC-LX904
Yamaha RX-V475

Model

Elite SC-LX904
RX-V475

Brand

Pioneer
Yamaha

Reviews

7
217

Amplifier

Channels

11.2
5.1

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

140/8
80/6

Output impedance, Ohm

8
6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.08
0.09

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

ES9026PRO 384 KHz/32-bit
Burr-Brown 192 KHz/24-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

MCACC
YPAO

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

Advanced Sound Retriever, Hi-Res audio
CINEMA DSP, Compressed Music Enhancer, Virtual CINEMA FRONT

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

2.4/5GHz

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
1

DLNA

MHL

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay, AirPlay 2
AirPlay

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora
has not

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

7/3
5/1

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)

HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

HDMI CEC

Digital content protection (HDCP)

HDCP 2.3
HDCP 2.2

Subwoofer output (LFE)

2
1

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

3
2

Coaxial digital input

2
2

Composite input

2
5

Component input/output

2/0
2/1

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

USB, HDMI, phones, setup mic
USB, phones, setup mic, AUX

Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

HDR10

4K signal pass-through

4K/60Hz
4K/60Hz

8K signal pass-through

HDMI signal pass-through

3D signal pass-through

HDMI pass-through in standby mode

Video conversion

analog to HDMI

Analog to HDMI scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling

Dolby Vision

Other video features

x.v.Color, HLG, BT.2020
DeepColor, x.v.Color

Additional features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa

App control

iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android
iPhone, iPod, Android

Display

colour OSD
colour OSD

Tuner

AM, FM
AM, FM

Sleep timer

Auto power off

ECO mode

Graphical user interface (GUI)

Setup assistant

Firmware update

network, USB
network, USB

Other additional features

has not
has not

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

3
has not

Zone audio output

speaker, preout
has not

Zone HDMI output

has not

Multi-room control

Pioneer Control App, FlareConnect
has not

RS-232

1
0

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/1
0/0

DC trigger output (12V)

2
0

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization
Dolby Digital Plus

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Neural:X

DTS (other)

DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS
DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS, DTS-Surround, DTS-Neo:6

Auro-3D

IMAX Enhanced

Multichannel stereo

Audio file formats

MP3

WMA

AAC

WAV

FLAC

ALAC

Other audio file formats

AIFF
has not

Power

Operational power consumption, W

340
270

Standby consumption, W

0.1
0.1

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.5 x 18.5 x 44/17 x 7 x 17.3
43.5 x 16.1 x 31.5/17 x 6.3 x 12.2

Weight, kg/lbs

18.5/40.8
8.1/17.9

Other

Release year

2019
2013
Pioneer Elite SC-LX904
Yamaha RX-V475
Pioneer Elite SC-LX904
Yamaha RX-V475

AV receivers SoundInspiration comparison rating

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  • 9.2
  • 5.3
  • 9.2Pioneer Elite SC-LX904
  • 5.3Yamaha RX-V475