Pioneer SC-LX701 vs Yamaha R-N602 review

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Pioneer SC-LX701
vs
Yamaha R-N602

The Pioneer SC-LX701 vs Yamaha R-N602 comparison proves that these receivers have many common features.

Amplifier

A significant difference between the receivers in the number of channels, Pioneer SC-LX701 has 9.2 versus 2.0 for Yamaha R-N602. Regarding power, then SC-LX701 has such a W/Ohm ratio - 135/8 20Hz-20KHz, 185/6 1KHz when R-N602 has a power of 80/8 20Hz-20KHz, 105/4 1KHz. The THD is 0.08% for the SC-LX701 but 0.04% for the R-N602.

Audio features

Characteristics of digital to analog converter (DAC) are different, ESS SABRE32 Ultra 192KHz/32-bit for SC-LX701 and Burr-Brown 192 KHz/24-bit for the R-N602. Only the SC-LX701 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-LX701 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.

Video features

Only the Pioneer SC-LX701 has support for High dynamic range (HDR). Only the SC-LX701 provides HDMI signal transmission in standby mode. The SC-LX701 can scale the input HDMI signal, unlike the R-N602. Dolby Vision technology found support only on the SC-LX701. Only the SC-LX701 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-LX701. 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-LX701.

Multichannel surround

Only the SC-LX701 has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the SC-LX701.

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Common

Product

Pioneer SC-LX701
Yamaha R-N602

Model

SC-LX701
R-N602

Brand

Pioneer
Yamaha

Reviews

104
0

Amplifier

Channels

9.2
2.0

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

135/8 20Hz-20KHz, 185/6 1KHz
80/8 20Hz-20KHz, 105/4 1KHz

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 6
8, 4

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.08
0.04

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

ESS SABRE32 Ultra 192KHz/32-bit
Burr-Brown 192 KHz/24-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
AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, TuneIn Radio
Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Sirius XM, Napster

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

4K signal pass-through

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
has not

Additional features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant

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

IP Control
has not

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

8/2
0/0

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)

HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

HDMI CEC

Digital content protection (HDCP)

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
0

Component input/output

2/1
0/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

USB, HDMI, phones, setup mic
USB, phones

Multi channel preamp output

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)

2/1
0/0

DC trigger output (12V)

2
0

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

Auro-3D

Power

Operational power consumption, W

310
190

Standby consumption, W

0.15
0.1

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.5 x 18.5 x 44.1/17 x 7 x 17.3
43.5 x 15.1 x 39.2/17.1 x 5.9 x 15.3

Weight, kg/lbs

15/33.1
9.8/21.6
Pioneer SC-LX701
Yamaha R-N602
Pioneer SC-LX701
Yamaha R-N602

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  • 8.5Pioneer SC-LX701
  • 5.7Yamaha R-N602

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