Pioneer SC-LX901 vs Sony STR-DN1040 review

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5
Pioneer SC-LX901
vs
Sony STR-DN1040

What is better - Pioneer SC-LX901 vs Sony STR-DN1040?

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 20Hz-20KHz, 200/6 1KHz, while the STR-DN1040 has a power of 100/6 1KHz. The value of total harmonic distortion is also different, and for the SC-LX901 it is 0.08%, but for the STR-DN1040 it is 0.09%.

Audio features

The manufacturer installed different DACs, the SC-LX901 received the model ESS SABRE32 Ultra 192KHz/32-bit, but the STR-DN1040 is equipped with 96 KHz/24-bit. Each of the compared opponents supports Bi-amping. Both Pioneer SC-LX901 and Sony STR-DN1040 can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing. Each of the receivers has a Bluetooth connector. Both devices can work with such Apple Music services: AirPlay. The SC-LX901 has access to the Spotify service.

Video features

Support for the HDR function can only boast of the SC-LX901. The quality of 4K 60p signal remains unchanged when transmitting from a source to a TV or projector via HDMI for both receivers. Signaling over HDMI in standby mode can provide the SC-LX901 and the STR-DN1040. Each of the devices can increase the resolution of the incoming video signal. Operation with the Dolby Vision is only possible with the SC-LX901.

Extensive connections

The number of HDMI inputs/outputs is the same - 8/2.Pioneer SC-LX901 connectionsSony STR-DN1040 connections HDMI Audio Return Channel is implemented in both devices. HDMI eARC is not supported by the SC-LX901 and the STR-DN1040. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that each of the rivals can work with HDMI CEC. SC-LX901 and STR-DN1040 support the standard HDCP 2.2. In the presence of a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player only at Pioneer SC-LX901.

Additional features

Unlike the SC-LX901 where 3 Multi zones is provided, the STR-DN1040 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-LX901 and the Sony STR-DN1040 can be properly configured using the setup assistant.

Multichannel surround

A Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format is available only in the SC-LX901. Only in the SC-LX901 realized a DTS:X surround technology.

Add receiver to comparison
We didn't find anything to show here

Common

Product

Pioneer SC-LX901
Sony STR-DN1040

Model

SC-LX901
STR-DN1040

Brand

Pioneer
Sony

Reviews

91
342

Amplifier

Channels

11.2
7.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

140/8 20Hz-20KHz, 200/6 1KHz
100/6 1KHz

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 6
6

Frequency response

20Hz-20KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.08
0.09

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

ESS SABRE32 Ultra 192KHz/32-bit
96 KHz/24-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

MCACC Pro
DCAC

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, TuneIn Radio
has not

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

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, BT.2020
has not

Additional features

Voice control

App control

iPhone, iPad, iPod, 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
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

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, HDMI, phones, setup mic

Multi channel preamp output

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

3
2

Zone audio output

speaker, preout
speaker, preout

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

Pioneer Control App, FlareConnect
has not

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

340
240

Standby consumption, W

0.15
0.3

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 x 17.2 x 32.9/17 x 6.7 x 12.6

Weight, kg/lbs

18/39.7
10/22
Pioneer SC-LX901
Sony STR-DN1040
Pioneer SC-LX901
Sony STR-DN1040

AV receivers SoundInspiration comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 8.6
  • 6.1
  • 8.6Pioneer SC-LX901
  • 6.1Sony STR-DN1040

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

Latest receiver comparisons