Pioneer SC-LX901 vs Denon AVR-X2700H review

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Pioneer SC-LX901 vs Denon AVR-X2700H review

Pioneer SC-LX901
vs
Denon AVR-X2700H

It’s strongly recommended to compare different receivers if you want to choose the best one: Pioneer SC-LX901 vs Denon AVR-X2700H.

Amplifier

The number of channels for receivers is different - 11.2 versus 7.2, respectively, for devices. In terms of power, there are differences, the SC-LX901 has such a ratio W/Ohm - 140/8, 200/6, while the AVR-X2700H has a power of 95/8, 125/6. A common feature for devices is the same total harmonic distortion - 0.08%. Each of the compared opponents supports Bi-amping. Both Pioneer SC-LX901 and Denon AVR-X2700H 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. The contenders have differences in the supported services from Apple - AirPlay versus AirPlay, AirPlay 2 respectively. Access to the Spotify service is on each of the competitors. The number of available streaming services varies for receivers, the Pioneer SC-LX901 works with Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, TuneIn Radio, but the Denon AVR-X2700H works with Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, SiriusXM, Qobuz, TuneIn Radio. Signaling over HDMI in standby mode can provide the SC-LX901 and the AVR-X2700H. Each of the devices can increase the resolution of the incoming video signal. 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-LX901 has 8/2, and the AVR-X2700H has 6/2.Pioneer SC-LX901 connectionsDenon AVR-X2700H connections HDMI Audio Return Channel is implemented in both devices. HDMI eARC is only supported by the AVR-X2700H. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that each of the rivals can work with HDMI CEC. The SC-LX901 has support for the standard HDCP 2.2, compared to the AVR-X2700H, which supports the standard HDCP 2.3. Like most receivers, our models have a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player.

Additional features

Unlike the SC-LX901 where 3 Multi zones is provided, the AVR-X2700H works with 2 Multi zones. There is an ECO mode in AVR-X2700H. The Pioneer SC-LX901 and the Denon AVR-X2700H can be properly configured using the setup assistant.

Multichannel surround

A Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format is available both models. A DTS:X surround technology is supported by devices from our comparison.

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General

Item

Pioneer SC-LX901
Denon AVR-X2700H

Model

SC-LX901
AVR-X2700H

Brand

Pioneer
Denon

Reviews

91
0

Amplifier

Channels

11.2
7.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

140/8, 200/6
95/8, 125/6

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 6
8, 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

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

MCACC Pro
Audyssey MultEQ

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

Advanced Sound Retriever, Hi-Res audio
Audyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Hi-Res audio

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

2.4/5GHz
2.4/5GHz

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
1

DLNA

MHL

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay
AirPlay, AirPlay 2

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, TuneIn Radio
Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, SiriusXM, Qobuz, TuneIn Radio

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

8/2
6/2

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)

HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

HDMI CEC

Digital content protection (HDCP)

HDCP 2.2
HDCP 2.3

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
2

Component input/output

2/1
2/1

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

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

Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

HDR10

4K signal pass-through

4K/60Hz
4K/120Hz

8K signal pass-through

8K/60Hz

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, BT.2020
HLG, BT.2020, Dynamic HDR

Additional features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI

App control

iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android
iPhone, iPad, 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
IP Control, Web Control, RS-232 Control, App Control

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

3
2

Zone audio output

speaker, preout
speaker, preout

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

Pioneer Control App, FlareConnect
HEOS App, Denon 2016 AVR Remote

RS-232

1
1

Remote control input/output (IR)

2/1
1/1

DC trigger output (12V)

2
0

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Neural:X

DTS (other)

DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-EXPRESS
DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS

Auro-3D

IMAX Enhanced

Multichannel stereo

Audio file formats

MP3

WMA

AAC

WAV

FLAC

ALAC

Other audio file formats

AIFF
AIFF, DSD

Power

Operational power consumption, W

340
500

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
43.8 x 15.2 x 33/17.1 x 6.6 x 13

Weight, kg/lbs

18/39.7
9.5/21

Other

Release year

2016
2020
Pioneer SC-LX901
Denon AVR-X2700H
Pioneer SC-LX901
Denon AVR-X2700H

AV receivers SoundInspiration comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 8.6
  • 8.4
  • 8.6Pioneer SC-LX901
  • 8.4Denon AVR-X2700H

The Pioneer SC-LX901 is better receiver in this comparison. Check Pioneer SC-LX901 price