The Sony STR-DN1050 vs Pioneer SC-LX801 comparison proves that these receivers have many common features.
A significant difference between the receivers in the number of channels, Sony STR-DN1050 has 7.2 versus 9.2 for Pioneer SC-LX801. Regarding power, then STR-DN1050 has such a W/Ohm ratio - 120/6 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-DN1050 but 0.08% for the SC-LX801.
Characteristics of digital to analog converter (DAC) are different, 96 KHz/24-bit for STR-DN1050 and ESS SABRE32 Ultra 192 KHz/32-bit for the SC-LX801. Both the STR-DN1050 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. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Apple Music service is implemented on considered devices: AirPlay. Spotify can be used on each receiver.
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. Both rivals can scale the resolution of the incoming HDMI signal. Dolby Vision technology found support only on the SC-LX801.
The Sony STR-DN1050 has 6/3 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 STR-DN1050. Of the two receivers in our comparison, HDMI CEC is present only in the SC-LX801. Both models support the standard HDCP 2.2. The SC-LX801 has a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player.
The STR-DN1050 supports 2 Multi-room zones, versus 3 for the SC-LX801. An ECO mode is not present in each of the AV receivers. Both STR-DN1050 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.
The Pioneer SC-LX801 is better receiver in this comparison. Check Pioneer SC-LX801 price