Pioneer SC-LX901 vs Cambridge Audio Topaz SR10 review

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Pioneer SC-LX901
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Cambridge Audio Topaz SR10

What is better - Pioneer SC-LX901 vs Cambridge Audio Topaz SR10?

Amplifier

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.

Video features

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.

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.

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Common

Product

Pioneer SC-LX901
Cambridge Audio Topaz SR10

Model

SC-LX901
Topaz SR10

Brand

Pioneer
Cambridge Audio

Reviews

91
16

Amplifier

Channels

11.2
2.0

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

140/8 20Hz-20KHz, 200/6 1KHz
85/8 20Hz-20KHz

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 6
8

Frequency response

5Hz-50KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.08
0.01

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

ESS SABRE32 Ultra 192KHz/32-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

MCACC Pro

Speaker A/B switching

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

2.4/5GHz

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
0

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1

Streaming services

Apple Music (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

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

Display

colour OSD
fluorescent

Tuner

AM, FM
AM, FM

Sleep timer

Auto power off

ECO mode

Graphical user interface (GUI)

Setup assistant

Firmware update

network, USB

Other additional features

IP Control
has not

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

8/2
0/0

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)

HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

HDMI CEC

Digital content protection (HDCP)

HDCP 2.2

Subwoofer output (LFE)

2
1

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

3
0

Coaxial digital input

2
0

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
has not

Zone audio output

speaker, preout
has not

Zone HDMI output

has not

Multi-room control

Pioneer Control App, FlareConnect
has not

RS-232

1
0

Remote control input/output (IR)

2/1
0/0

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
500

Standby consumption, W

0.15

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 11 x 34/16.9 x 4.3 x 13.4

Weight, kg/lbs

18/39.7
8.1/17.8
Pioneer SC-LX901
Cambridge Audio Topaz SR10
Pioneer SC-LX901
Cambridge Audio Topaz SR10

AV receivers SoundInspiration comparison rating

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  • 8.6
  • 4
  • 8.6Pioneer SC-LX901
  • 4Cambridge Audio Topaz SR10

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