An affordable AV receiver is always a good option to consider, so Pioneer Elite SC-LX904 vs Yamaha RX-V475 comparison definitely makes sense.
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.
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.
The Pioneer Elite SC-LX904 has 7/3 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 5/1 HDMI connectors of the Yamaha RX-V475. 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.
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.