The Pioneer SC-LX501 vs Yamaha R-N602 comparison proves that these receivers have many common features.
A significant difference between the receivers in the number of channels, Pioneer SC-LX501 has 7.2 versus 2.0 for Yamaha R-N602. Regarding power, then SC-LX501 has such a W/Ohm ratio - 120/8 20Hz-20KHz, 180/6 1KHz when R-N602 has a power of 80/8 20Hz-20KHz, 105/4 1KHz. The THD is 0.08% for the SC-LX501 but 0.04% for the R-N602.
Characteristics of digital to analog converter (DAC) are different, AK4458 384 KHz/32-bit for SC-LX501 and Burr-Brown 192 KHz/24-bit for the R-N602. Only the SC-LX501 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 Apple Music service is implemented on considered devices: AirPlay. Spotify can be used on each receiver. The SC-LX501 can work with the audio stream from Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, TuneIn Radio, and the R-N602 can receive a content from Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Sirius XM, Napster.
Only the Pioneer SC-LX501 has support for High dynamic range (HDR). Only the SC-LX501 provides HDMI signal transmission in standby mode. The SC-LX501 can scale the input HDMI signal, unlike the R-N602. Dolby Vision technology found support only on the SC-LX501. Only the SC-LX501 supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Unfortunately, HDMI eARC is not available on monitored devices. Of the two receivers in our comparison, HDMI CEC is present in only the SC-LX501. These compared receivers have a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player. An ECO mode is only available for the R-N602. The setup assistant will help you configure Pioneer SC-LX501.
Only the SC-LX501 has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the SC-LX501.
The Pioneer SC-LX501 is better receiver in this comparison. Check Pioneer SC-LX501 price