Pioneer SC-LX801 vs Integra DTM-7 review

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Pioneer SC-LX801
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Integra DTM-7

The present review is aimed to compare two AV receivers - Pioneer SC-LX801 vs Integra DTM-7 that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema and music lovers.

Amplifier

A significant difference between the receivers in the number of channels, Pioneer SC-LX801 has 9.2 versus 2.0 for Integra DTM-7. Regarding power, then SC-LX801 has such a W/Ohm ratio - 140/8 20Hz-20KHz, 200/6 1KHz, 255/4 1KHz when DTM-7 has a power of 100/8 20Hz-20KHz. The THD is the same and is 0.08%.

Audio features

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-7. 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.

Connectivity

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-7 can receive a content from Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, TuneIn Radio.

Video features

Both AV receivers support HDR10 technology (High dynamic range). 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. The SC-LX801 can scale the input HDMI signal, unlike the DTM-7. The HDR standard - Dolby Vision is supported by these receivers.

Extensive connections

The Pioneer SC-LX801 has 8/2 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 4/1 HDMI connectors of the Integra DTM-7.Pioneer SC-LX801 connectionsIntegra DTM-7 connections 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.

Additional features

The SC-LX801 supports 3 Multi-room zones, versus 2 for the DTM-7. An ECO mode is not present in each of the AV receivers. Both SC-LX801 and DTM-7 can be configured using the Setup assistant.

Multichannel surround

Only the SC-LX801 has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the SC-LX801.

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Common

Product

Pioneer SC-LX801
Integra DTM-7

Model

SC-LX801
DTM-7

Brand

Pioneer
Integra

Reviews

104
2

Amplifier

Channels

9.2
2.0

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

140/8 20Hz-20KHz, 200/6 1KHz, 255/4 1KHz
100/8 20Hz-20KHz

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 6, 4
8

Frequency response

20Hz-20KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.08
0.08

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

ESS SABRE32 Ultra 192 KHz/32-bit
AK4438 384 KHz/32-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

MCACC Pro

Speaker A/B switching

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

2.4/5GHz
2.4/5GHz

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
2 (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
Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, TuneIn Radio

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

HDR10
HDR10

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

DeepColor, x.v.Color
HLG, BT.2020

Additional features

Voice control

Google Assistant

App control

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

Display

colour OSD
fluorescent

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
4/1

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)

2
2

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

3
2

Coaxial digital input

2
1

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
2

Zone audio output

speaker, preout
speaker, preout

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

Pioneer Control App, iControlAV5, FlareConnect
Integra Control Pro app, FlareConnect

RS-232

1
1

Remote control input/output (IR)

2/1
1/1

DC trigger output (12V)

2
2

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

Auro-3D

Power

Operational power consumption, W

320
260

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 14.9 x 32.8/17 x 5.5 x 12.6

Weight, kg/lbs

17.9/39.5
8.5/18.7
Pioneer SC-LX801
Integra DTM-7
Pioneer SC-LX801
Integra DTM-7

AV receivers SoundInspiration comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 8.4
  • 7.1
  • 8.4Pioneer SC-LX801
  • 7.1Integra DTM-7

The Pioneer SC-LX801 is better receiver in this comparison. Check Pioneer SC-LX801 price