Pioneer SC-LX801 vs Yamaha RX-V679BL review

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Pioneer SC-LX801
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Yamaha RX-V679BL

An affordable AV receiver is always a good option to consider, so Pioneer SC-LX801 vs Yamaha RX-V679BL comparison definitely makes sense.

Amplifier

A significant difference between the receivers in the number of channels, Pioneer SC-LX801 has 9.2 versus 7.2 for Yamaha RX-V679BL. Regarding power, then SC-LX801 has such a W/Ohm ratio - 140/8 20Hz-20KHz, 200/6 1KHz, 255/4 1KHz when RX-V679BL has a power of 90/8 20Hz-20KHz, 150/4 1KHz. The THD is 0.08% for the SC-LX801 but 0.06% for the RX-V679BL.

Audio features

Characteristics of digital to analog converter (DAC) are different, ESS SABRE32 Ultra 192 KHz/32-bit for SC-LX801 and Burr-Brown 192 KHz/24-bit for the RX-V679BL. Both the SC-LX801 and the RX-V679BL support Bi-amping. 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 SC-LX801 can work with the audio stream from Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, and the RX-V679BL can receive a content from Pandora, Napster, JUKE. 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.

Extensive connections

The Pioneer SC-LX801 has 8/2 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 5/1 HDMI connectors of the Yamaha RX-V679BL.Pioneer SC-LX801 connectionsYamaha RX-V679BL 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. The SC-LX801 has a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player.

Additional features

The SC-LX801 supports 3 Multi-room zones, versus 2 for the RX-V679BL. A voice control is not available. An ECO mode is only available for the RX-V679BL. The setup assistant will help you configure Pioneer SC-LX801.

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
Yamaha RX-V679BL

Model

SC-LX801
RX-V679BL

Brand

Pioneer
Yamaha

Reviews

104
0

Amplifier

Channels

9.2
7.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

140/8 20Hz-20KHz, 200/6 1KHz, 255/4 1KHz
90/8 20Hz-20KHz, 150/4 1KHz

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 6, 4
8, 4

Frequency response

20Hz-20KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.08
0.06

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

ESS SABRE32 Ultra 192 KHz/32-bit
Burr-Brown 192 KHz/24-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

MCACC Pro
YPAO

Speaker A/B switching

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

2.4/5GHz

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (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
Pandora, Napster, JUKE

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

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

Analog to HDMI scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling

Dolby Vision

Other video features

DeepColor, x.v.Color
DeepColor, x.v.Color

Additional features

Voice control

App control

iPhone, iPad, Android
iPhone, iPod, Android

Display

colour OSD
colour OSD

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
5/1

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
2

Composite input

2
4

Component input/output

2/1
2/1

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

USB, HDMI, phones, setup mic
USB, HDMI, phones

Multi channel preamp output

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

3
2

Zone audio output

speaker, preout
speaker

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

Pioneer Control App, iControlAV5, FlareConnect
MusicCast

RS-232

1
0

Remote control input/output (IR)

2/1
1/1

DC trigger output (12V)

2
1

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

Auro-3D

Power

Operational power consumption, W

320
400

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 23.4 x 37.8/ 17 x 9 x 14.5

Weight, kg/lbs

17.9/39.5
10/22.1
Pioneer SC-LX801
Yamaha RX-V679BL
Pioneer SC-LX801
Yamaha RX-V679BL

AV receivers SoundInspiration comparison rating

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  • 8.4
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  • 8.4Pioneer SC-LX801
  • 7Yamaha RX-V679BL

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