Pioneer SC-LX801 vs Onkyo TX-8270 review

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Pioneer SC-LX801
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Pioneer SC-LX801 vs Onkyo TX-8270 – that is a question.

Amplifier

The number of channels for receivers is different - 9.2 versus 2.0, respectively, for devices. In terms of power, there are differences, the SC-LX801 has such a ratio W/Ohm - 140/8 20Hz-20KHz, 200/6 1KHz, 255/4 1KHz, while the TX-8270 has a power of 160/6 1KHz. A common feature for devices is the same total harmonic distortion - 0.08%.

Audio features

The manufacturer installed different DACs, the SC-LX801 received the model ESS SABRE32 Ultra 192 KHz/32-bit, but the TX-8270 is equipped with AK4438 384 KHz/32-bit. The Bi-amping function is implemented only in the Pioneer SC-LX801. Both Pioneer SC-LX801 and Onkyo TX-8270 can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing.

Connectivity

These units have the same Wi-Fi modules. Each of the receivers has a Bluetooth connector. Both devices can work with such Apple Music services: AirPlay. Access to the Spotify service is on each of the competitors. The number of available streaming services varies for receivers, the Pioneer SC-LX801 works with Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, but the Onkyo TX-8270 works with Deezer, TIDAL, TuneIn Radio. The quality of 4K 60p signal remains unchanged when transmitting from a source to a TV or projector via HDMI for both receivers. HDMI signal transmission in standby mode can provide only the SC-LX801. Video scaling is only possible with the SC-LX801. Each of the participants of the comparison has a Dolby Vision.

Extensive connections

The number of HDMI inputs/outputs varies depending on the receiver, the SC-LX801 has 8/2, and the TX-8270 has 4/1.Pioneer SC-LX801 connectionsOnkyo TX-8270 connections HDMI Audio Return Channel is implemented in both devices. HDMI eARC is not supported by the SC-LX801 and the TX-8270. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that each of the rivals can work with HDMI CEC. SC-LX801 and TX-8270 support the standard HDCP 2.2. Like most receivers, our models have a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player.

Additional features

Unlike the SC-LX801 where 3 Multi zones is provided, the TX-8270 works with 2 Multi zones. Voice control of the basic functions of the receiver is not realized in both models. There is an ECO mode in neither AV receiver. The Pioneer SC-LX801 and the Onkyo TX-8270 can be properly configured using the setup assistant.

Multichannel surround

A Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format is available only in the SC-LX801. Only in the SC-LX801 realized a DTS:X surround technology.

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Common

Product

Pioneer SC-LX801
Onkyo TX-8270

Model

SC-LX801
TX-8270

Brand

Pioneer
Onkyo

Reviews

104
94

Amplifier

Channels

9.2
2.0

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

140/8 20Hz-20KHz, 200/6 1KHz, 255/4 1KHz
160/6 1KHz

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 6, 4
6

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)
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
Deezer, TIDAL, TuneIn Radio

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 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, iPad, iPod, Android

Display

colour OSD
fluorescent

Tuner

AM, FM
FM, DAB

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
phones

Multi channel preamp output

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

3
2

Zone audio output

speaker, preout
preout

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

Pioneer Control App, iControlAV5, FlareConnect
FlareConnect

RS-232

1
0

Remote control input/output (IR)

2/1
1/1

DC trigger output (12V)

2
0

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
8.6/19.4
Pioneer SC-LX801
Onkyo TX-8270
Pioneer SC-LX801
Onkyo TX-8270

AV receivers SoundInspiration comparison rating

  • better
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  • 8.4
  • 6.2
  • 8.4Pioneer SC-LX801
  • 6.2Onkyo TX-8270

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