What is better - Onkyo TX-RZ710 vs Pioneer SC-LX701?
The number of channels for receivers is different - 7.2 versus 9.2, respectively, for devices. In terms of power, there are differences, the TX-RZ710 has such a ratio W/Ohm - 175/6 1KHz, while the SC-LX701 has a power of 135/8 20Hz-20KHz, 185/6 1KHz. A common feature for devices is the same total harmonic distortion - 0.08%.
The manufacturer installed different DACs, the TX-RZ710 received the model AK4458 384 KHz/32-bit, but the SC-LX701 is equipped with ESS SABRE32 Ultra 192KHz/32-bit. Each of the compared opponents supports Bi-amping. Both Onkyo TX-RZ710 and Pioneer SC-LX701 can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing.
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 Onkyo TX-RZ710 works with Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Tunein Radio, but the Pioneer SC-LX701 works with Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, TuneIn Radio.
Support for the HDR function can only boast of each of the AV receivers. 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 TX-RZ710 and the SC-LX701. Each of the devices can increase the resolution of the incoming video signal. Operation with the Dolby Vision is only possible with the SC-LX701.
The number of HDMI inputs/outputs is the same - 8/2. HDMI Audio Return Channel is implemented in both devices. HDMI eARC is not supported by the TX-RZ710 and the SC-LX701. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that each of the rivals can work with HDMI CEC. TX-RZ710 and SC-LX701 support the standard HDCP 2.2. Like most receivers, our models have a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player.
Unlike the TX-RZ710 where 2 Multi zones is provided, the SC-LX701 works with 3 Multi zones. Voice control of the basic functions of the receiver is not realized in both models. There is an ECO mode in TX-RZ710. The Pioneer SC-LX701 can be properly configured using the setup assistant.
A Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format is available both models. A DTS:X surround technology is supported by devices from our comparison.
The Pioneer SC-LX701 is better receiver in this comparison. Check Pioneer SC-LX701 price