Sony STR-DH590 vs Pioneer SC-LX801 review

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Sony STR-DH590
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Pioneer SC-LX801

The Sony STR-DH590 vs Pioneer SC-LX801 comparison proves that these receivers have many common features.

Amplifier

A significant difference between the receivers in the number of channels, Sony STR-DH590 has 5.2 versus 9.2 for Pioneer SC-LX801. Regarding power, then STR-DH590 has such a W/Ohm ratio - 145/6 1KHz when SC-LX801 has a power of 140/8 20Hz-20KHz, 200/6 1KHz, 255/4 1KHz. The THD is 0.09% for the STR-DH590 but 0.08% for the SC-LX801.

Audio features

Characteristics of digital to analog converter (DAC) are different, 192 KHz/32-bit for STR-DH590 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. Only the SC-LX801 supports Spotify.

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 STR-DH590. The HDR standard - Dolby Vision is supported by these receivers.

Extensive connections

The Sony STR-DH590 has 4/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 8/2 HDMI connectors of the Pioneer SC-LX801.Sony STR-DH590 connectionsPioneer SC-LX801 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. A voice control is not available. An ECO mode is not present in each of the AV receivers. 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

Sony STR-DH590
Pioneer SC-LX801

Model

STR-DH590
SC-LX801

Brand

Sony
Pioneer

Reviews

816
104

Amplifier

Channels

5.2
9.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

145/6 1KHz
140/8 20Hz-20KHz, 200/6 1KHz, 255/4 1KHz

Output impedance, Ohm

6
8, 6, 4

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
20Hz-20KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.09
0.08

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

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

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

DCAC
MCACC Pro

Speaker A/B switching

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

2.4/5GHz

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora

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

HLG
DeepColor, x.v.Color

Additional features

Voice control

App control

iPhone, iPad, Android

Display

fluorescent
colour OSD

Tuner

AM, FM
AM, FM

Sleep timer

Auto power off

ECO mode

Graphical user interface (GUI)

Setup assistant

Firmware update

USB
network, USB

Other additional features

has not
IP Control

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

4/1
8/2

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

1
3

Coaxial digital input

1
2

Composite input

0
2

Component input/output

0/0
2/1

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

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

Multi channel preamp output

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

has not
3

Zone audio output

has not
speaker, preout

Zone HDMI output

has not

Multi-room control

has not
Pioneer Control App, iControlAV5, FlareConnect

RS-232

0
1

Remote control input/output (IR)

0/0
2/1

DC trigger output (12V)

0
2

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

Auro-3D

Power

Operational power consumption, W

200
320

Standby consumption, W

0.3
0.15

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43 x 13.3 x 29.7/ 17 x 5.3 x 11.4
43.5 x 18.5 x 44.1/17 x 7 x 17.3

Weight, kg/lbs

7.1/16.4
17.9/39.5
Sony STR-DH590
Pioneer SC-LX801
Sony STR-DH590
Pioneer SC-LX801

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  • 4.2
  • 8.4
  • 4.2Sony STR-DH590
  • 8.4Pioneer SC-LX801

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