Pioneer VSX-LX102 vs Sony STRZA1100ES comparison definitely makes sense.
Considered AV receivers have the same number of channels 7.2. Regarding power, then VSX-LX102 has such a W/Ohm ratio - 80/8, 170/6 when STRZA1100ES has a power of 70/8, 90/6. The THD is 0.08% for the VSX-LX102 but 0.09% for the STRZA1100ES. Both the VSX-LX102 and the STRZA1100ES support Bi-amping. Each of the AV receivers can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing. Only the VSX-LX102 has Bluetooth support. Only the VSX-LX102 supports Spotify.
Both AV receivers support HDR10 technology (High dynamic range). Compared AV receivers retain the quality of 4K/60Hz signal when transmitting from a source to a TV or projector. HDMI signal transmission in standby mode is implemented in each of the devices. Both rivals can scale the resolution of the incoming HDMI signal. The HDR standard - Dolby Vision is supported by these receivers.
The Pioneer VSX-LX102 has 4/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 5/2 HDMI connectors of the Sony STRZA1100ES. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. The HDMI eARC is available only on the STRZA1100ES. The Consumer Electronics Control (CEC) feature is present in most modern AV receivers and the models in our comparison are no exception. Both models support the standard HDCP 2.2. The VSX-LX102 has a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player. A voice control is not available. An ECO mode is only available for the VSX-LX102. Both VSX-LX102 and STRZA1100ES can be configured using the Setup assistant.
Both devices have support for Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format. The surround sound technology DTS:X is supported by devices under review.
The Pioneer VSX-LX102 is better receiver in this comparison. Check Pioneer VSX-LX102 price