What is better - Pioneer SC-LX901 vs Cambridge Audio Topaz SR10?
The number of channels for receivers is different - 11.2 versus 2.0, 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 Topaz SR10 has a power of 85/8 20Hz-20KHz. The value of total harmonic distortion is also different, and for the SC-LX901 it is 0.08%, but for the Topaz SR10 it is 0.01%. The Bi-amping function is implemented only in the Pioneer SC-LX901. The model SC-LX901 can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing. There is a Bluetooth protocol at the SC-LX901. The SC-LX901 has access to the Spotify service.
Support for the HDR function can only boast of the SC-LX901. HDMI signal transmission in standby mode can provide only the SC-LX901. Video scaling is only possible with the SC-LX901. Operation with the Dolby Vision is only possible with the SC-LX901. HDMI Audio Return Channel is only available on Pioneer SC-LX901. HDMI eARC is not supported by the SC-LX901 and the Topaz SR10. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that only the Pioneer SC-LX901 has HDMI CEC. Like most receivers, our models have a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player. 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 can be properly configured using the setup assistant.
A Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format is available only in the SC-LX901. Only in the SC-LX901 realized a DTS:X surround technology.
The Pioneer SC-LX901 is better receiver in this comparison. Check Pioneer SC-LX901 price