Denon HEOS AVR vs Pioneer SC-LX701 review

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Denon HEOS AVR
vs
Pioneer SC-LX701

What is better - Denon HEOS AVR vs Pioneer SC-LX701?

Amplifier

The number of channels for receivers is different - 5.1 versus 9.2, respectively, for devices. In terms of power, there are differences, the HEOS AVR has such a ratio W/Ohm - 50/8 20Hz-20KHz, 65/6 1KHz, while the SC-LX701 has a power of 135/8 20Hz-20KHz, 185/6 1KHz. The value of total harmonic distortion is also different, and for the HEOS AVR it is 0.05%, but for the SC-LX701 it is 0.08%. The Bi-amping function is implemented only in the Pioneer SC-LX701. Both Denon HEOS AVR and Pioneer SC-LX701 can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing. Each of the receivers has a Bluetooth connector. Access to the Spotify service is on each of the competitors. The number of available streaming services varies for receivers, the Denon HEOS AVR works with Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Sound Cloud, but the Pioneer SC-LX701 works with Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, TuneIn Radio.

Video features

Support for the HDR function can only boast of the SC-LX701. 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 HEOS AVR and the SC-LX701. Video scaling is only possible with the SC-LX701. Operation with the Dolby Vision is only possible with the SC-LX701.

Extensive connections

The number of HDMI inputs/outputs varies depending on the receiver, the HEOS AVR has 4/1, and the SC-LX701 has 8/2.Denon HEOS AVR connectionsPioneer SC-LX701 connections HDMI Audio Return Channel is implemented in both devices. HDMI eARC is not supported by the HEOS AVR and the SC-LX701. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that each of the rivals can work with HDMI CEC. HEOS AVR and SC-LX701 support the standard HDCP 2.2. In the presence of a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player only at Pioneer SC-LX701. There is an ECO mode in neither AV receiver. The Pioneer SC-LX701 can be properly configured using the setup assistant.

Multichannel surround

A Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format is available only in the SC-LX701. Only in the SC-LX701 realized a DTS:X surround technology.

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Common

Product

Denon HEOS AVR
Pioneer SC-LX701

Model

HEOS AVR
SC-LX701

Brand

Denon
Pioneer

Reviews

15
104

Amplifier

Channels

5.1
9.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

50/8 20Hz-20KHz, 65/6 1KHz
135/8 20Hz-20KHz, 185/6 1KHz

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 6
8, 6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.05
0.08

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

ESS SABRE32 Ultra 192KHz/32-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

MCACC Pro

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

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Sound Cloud
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

has not
DeepColor, x.v.Color, BT.2020

Additional features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant

App control

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

Display

colour OSD

Tuner

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
IP Control

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

4/1
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)

1
2

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

1
3

Coaxial digital input

1
2

Composite input

0
2

Component input/output

0/0
2/1

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

USB, HDMI, phones, setup mic

Multi channel preamp output

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

has not
3

Zone audio output

has not
speaker, preout

Zone HDMI output

has not

Multi-room control

HEOS App
Pioneer Control App, FlareConnect

RS-232

0
1

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/0
2/1

DC trigger output (12V)

0
2

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

Auro-3D

Power

Operational power consumption, W

110
310

Standby consumption, W

0.1
0.15

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.1 x 7.6 x 27.9/17.1 x 3.6 x 11
43.5 x 18.5 x 44.1/17 x 7 x 17.3

Weight, kg/lbs

5.9/13/2
15/33.1
Denon HEOS AVR
Pioneer SC-LX701
Denon HEOS AVR
Pioneer SC-LX701

AV receivers SoundInspiration comparison rating

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  • 4.8
  • 8.5
  • 4.8Denon HEOS AVR
  • 8.5Pioneer SC-LX701

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