The Marantz NR1710 vs Pioneer SC-LX801 comparison proves that these receivers have many common features.
A significant difference between the receivers in the number of channels, Marantz NR1710 has 7.2 versus 9.2 for Pioneer SC-LX801. Regarding power, then NR1710 has such a W/Ohm ratio - 50/8, 70/6 when SC-LX801 has a power of 140/8, 200/6, 255/4. The THD is the same and is 0.08%.
Characteristics of digital to analog converter (DAC) are different, 192 KHz/32-bit for NR1710 and ESS SABRE32 Ultra 192 KHz/32-bit for the SC-LX801. Both the NR1710 and the SC-LX801 support Bi-amping. Each of the AV receivers 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 Marantz NR1710 has support for AirPlay, AirPlay 2, and its competitor in our comparison - AirPlay. Spotify can be used on each receiver. The NR1710 can work with the audio stream from Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, TuneIn Radio, and the SC-LX801 can receive a content from Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora.
Both AV receivers support HDR10 technology (High dynamic range). Compared AV receivers retain the quality of 4K/60Hz 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.
The Marantz NR1710 has 8/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 8/2 HDMI connectors of the Pioneer SC-LX801. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. The HDMI eARC is available only on the NR1710. The Consumer Electronics Control (CEC) feature is present in most modern AV receivers and the models in our comparison are no exception. The NR1710 supports the protection of digital content of the standard HDCP 2.3, versus HDCP 2.2 in the SC-LX801. These compared receivers have a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player.
The NR1710 supports 2 Multi-room zones, versus 3 for the SC-LX801. An ECO mode is only available for the NR1710. Both NR1710 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.