What is better - Yamaha RX-V671 vs Pioneer SC-LX701?
The number of channels for receivers is different - 7.1 versus 9.2, respectively, for devices. In terms of power, there are differences, the RX-V671 has such a ratio W/Ohm - 90/8 20Hz-20KHz, 150/4 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 RX-V671 it is 0.09%, but for the SC-LX701 it is 0.08%.
The manufacturer installed different DACs, the RX-V671 received the model Burr-Brown 192 KHz/24-bit, but the SC-LX701 is equipped with ESS SABRE32 Ultra 192KHz/32-bit. Each of the compared opponents supports Bi-amping. Both Yamaha RX-V671 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. The SC-LX701 has access to the Spotify service. The number of available streaming services varies for receivers, the Yamaha RX-V671 works with Napster, but the Pioneer SC-LX701 works with Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, TuneIn Radio.
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 RX-V671 and the SC-LX701. Each of the devices can increase the resolution of the incoming video signal. Operation with the Dolby Vision is only possible with the SC-LX701.
The number of HDMI inputs/outputs varies depending on the receiver, the RX-V671 has 6/1, and the SC-LX701 has 8/2. HDMI Audio Return Channel is implemented in both devices. HDMI eARC is not supported by the RX-V671 and the SC-LX701. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that each of the rivals can work with HDMI CEC. RX-V671 and SC-LX701 support the standard HDCP 2.2. Like most receivers, our models have a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player.
Unlike the RX-V671 where 2 Multi zones is provided, the SC-LX701 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-LX701 can be properly configured using the setup assistant.
A Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format is available only in the SC-LX701. Only in the SC-LX701 realized a DTS:X surround technology.
The Pioneer SC-LX701 is better receiver in this comparison. Check Pioneer SC-LX701 price