The Yamaha CX-A5100 vs Pioneer SC-LX801 comparison proves that these receivers have many common features.
A significant difference between the receivers in the number of channels, Yamaha CX-A5100 has 11.2 versus 9.2 for Pioneer SC-LX801. The THD is 0.06% for the CX-A5100 but 0.08% for the SC-LX801.
Characteristics of digital to analog converter (DAC) are different, ESS 9016 192 KHz/32-bit for CX-A5100 and ESS SABRE32 Ultra 192 KHz/32-bit for the SC-LX801. Only the SC-LX801 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 CX-A5100 can work with the audio stream from Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, JUKE, and the SC-LX801 can receive a content from Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora. Compared AV receivers retain the quality of 4K 60p signal when transmitting from a source to a TV or projector. HDMI signal transmission in standby mode is implemented in each of the devices. Both rivals can scale the resolution of the incoming HDMI signal. The HDR standard - Dolby Vision is supported by these receivers.
Each receiver has 8/2 HDMI inputs/outputs. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Unfortunately, HDMI eARC is not available on monitored devices. The Consumer Electronics Control (CEC) feature is present in most modern AV receivers and the models in our comparison are no exception. Both models support the standard HDCP 2.2. These compared receivers have a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player.
Each of the AV receivers from our review supports 3 Multi-room zones. A voice control is not available. An ECO mode is only available for the CX-A5100. Both CX-A5100 and SC-LX801 can be configured using the Setup assistant.
Both devices have support for Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format. The surround sound technology DTS:X is supported by devices under review.
The Pioneer SC-LX801 is better receiver in this comparison. Check Pioneer SC-LX801 price