It makes sense comparing Pioneer SC-LX801 vs Integra DTM-6 because they both are able to give some premium features.
A significant difference between the receivers in the number of channels, Pioneer SC-LX801 has 9.2 versus 2.0 for Integra DTM-6. Regarding power, then SC-LX801 has such a W/Ohm ratio - 140/8, 200/6, 255/4 when DTM-6 has a power of 80/8. The THD is the same and is 0.08%.
Characteristics of digital to analog converter (DAC) are different, ESS SABRE32 Ultra 192 KHz/32-bit for SC-LX801 and AK4438 384 KHz/32-bit for the DTM-6. Only the SC-LX801 supports Bi-amping feature. The Pioneer SC-LX801 can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing.
WI-FI modules have the same characteristics: 2.4/5GHz. 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-LX801 can work with the audio stream from Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, and the DTM-6 can receive a content from Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, TuneIn Radio. Only the SC-LX801 provides HDMI signal transmission in standby mode. The SC-LX801 can scale the input HDMI signal, unlike the DTM-6. Dolby Vision technology found support only on the SC-LX801. Only the SC-LX801 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-LX801. These compared receivers have a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player.
The SC-LX801 supports 3 Multi-room zones, versus 2 for the DTM-6. An ECO mode is not present in each of the AV receivers. The setup assistant will help you configure Pioneer SC-LX801.
Only the SC-LX801 has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the SC-LX801.