Pioneer SC-LX501 vs Onkyo TX-RZ810 review

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Pioneer SC-LX501 vs Onkyo TX-RZ810 – that is a question.

Amplifier

AV receivers under review have the same number of channels. In terms of power, there are differences, the SC-LX501 has such a ratio W/Ohm - 120/8 20Hz-20KHz, 180/6 1KHz, while the TX-RZ810 has a power of 180/6 1KHz. A common feature for devices is the same total harmonic distortion - 0.08%.

Audio features

Competitive models use the same DAC. Each of the compared opponents supports Bi-amping. Both Pioneer SC-LX501 and Onkyo TX-RZ810 can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing. Each of the receivers has a Bluetooth connector. Both devices can work with such Apple Music services: AirPlay. Access to the Spotify service is on each of the competitors. Most popular streaming services are available for our models under consideration - Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, TuneIn Radio.

Video features

Support for the HDR function can only boast of each of the AV receivers. The quality of 4K 60p signal remains unchanged when transmitting from a source to a TV or projector via HDMI for both receivers. Signaling over HDMI in standby mode can provide the SC-LX501 and the TX-RZ810. Video scaling is only possible with the SC-LX501. Operation with the Dolby Vision is only possible with the SC-LX501.

Extensive connections

The number of HDMI inputs/outputs varies depending on the receiver, the SC-LX501 has 7/2, and the TX-RZ810 has 8/2.Pioneer SC-LX501 connectionsOnkyo TX-RZ810 connections HDMI Audio Return Channel is implemented in both devices. HDMI eARC is not supported by the SC-LX501 and the TX-RZ810. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that each of the rivals can work with HDMI CEC. SC-LX501 and TX-RZ810 support the standard HDCP 2.2. Like most receivers, our models have a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player.

Additional features

Unlike the SC-LX501 where 2 Multi zones is provided, the TX-RZ810 works with 3 Multi zones. Voice control of the basic functions of the receiver is not realized in both models. There is an ECO mode in neither AV receiver. The Pioneer SC-LX501 and the Onkyo TX-RZ810 can be properly configured using the setup assistant.

Multichannel surround

A Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format is available both models. A DTS:X surround technology is supported by devices from our comparison.

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Common

Product

Pioneer SC-LX501
Onkyo TX-RZ810

Model

SC-LX501
TX-RZ810

Brand

Pioneer
Onkyo

Reviews

0
163

Amplifier

Channels

7.2
7.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

120/8 20Hz-20KHz, 180/6 1KHz
180/6 1KHz

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 6
6

Frequency response

20Hz-20KHz
5Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.08
0.08

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

AK4458 384 KHz/32-bit
AK4458 384 KHz/32-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

MCACC
AccuEQ

Speaker A/B switching

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

2.4/5GHz

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
1

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay
AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, TuneIn Radio
Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, TuneIn Radio

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

4K signal pass-through

4K 60p
4K 60p

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

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

Additional features

Voice control

App control

iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android
iPhone, iPad, 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

IP Control
has not

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

7/2
8/2

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)

HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

HDMI CEC

Digital content protection (HDCP)

HDCP 2.2
HDCP 2.2

Subwoofer output (LFE)

2
2

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

2
2

Coaxial digital input

1
1

Composite input

2
2

Component input/output

1/0
2/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

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

Multi channel preamp output

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

2
3

Zone audio output

speaker, preout
speaker, preout

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

Pioneer Control App, FlareConnect
FlareConnect

RS-232

1
1

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/1
1/0

DC trigger output (12V)

2
1

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

Auro-3D

Power

Operational power consumption, W

250
710

Standby consumption, W

0.15
0.15

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.5 x 18.5 x 39.5/17 x 7 x 15.4
43.5 x 20.1 x 39.5/17 x 7.8 x 15.4

Weight, kg/lbs

11.8/26
14/31.1
Pioneer SC-LX501
Onkyo TX-RZ810
Pioneer SC-LX501
Onkyo TX-RZ810

AV receivers SoundInspiration comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 8.1
  • 7.7
  • 8.1Pioneer SC-LX501
  • 7.7Onkyo TX-RZ810

The Pioneer SC-LX501 is better receiver in this comparison. Check Pioneer SC-LX501 price