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alaScore 89

10 reviews

Sep, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 reviews of PIONEER SCLX501. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Receivers & Amplifiers the PIONEER SCLX501 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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(Based on 10 reviews)

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Consumer review by: Homer006115 (

Amazing value receiver with great sound


I was looking to buy another Pioneer unit as I already have a VSX921k which I use in another room and have been very happy with. The SCLX501 is a step up in quality and performance and at the this price was an easy decision to make. I can now control...

value for money , sound quality , streaming features , ease of use & setup , app for control

May, 2017

Consumer review by: KeepItReel (

This Pioneer AV Amp has it all!


This is my 5th Pioneer Amp, upgraded from a VSX-923. Was very close to moving to the Denon X2300, when R.Sounds dropped the price of the SCLX501 to £500. £1000 amp, 1/2 price?! So glad I spent the extra money, even though I was dubious about the cheap...

very tactile remote , very intuitive on screen gui , immense sound depth & quality , simple software update , full 2nd zone capability


May, 2017

Consumer review by: Nads (

Does Exactly What I Wanted


This thing will connect to internet radio (So no need to use rubbish DAB), will stream from your laptop or phone over WiFi or Bluetooth. It has an easy to follow on-screen setup procedure and once it's done you don't need the TV on again. The ARC...

feature packed , easy to use , looks good

large physical size

May, 2017

Consumer review by: Kido (

Fantastic Receiver


Bought this receiver as I've just upgraded to a 4k TV and Blu-Ray player. The sound is incredible. It's also very easy to set up and use.

easy to set up and use , multiple connection options


Apr, 2017

Consumer review by: MarkAG (

Great sounds and build quality


My 19 year old Sony AV amp finally died necessitating the purchase of a replacement. Richer Sounds was always going to be my first port of call. The range, value and service was as good as ever from the Oxford store with all the help I needed to allow...

build and design - nice and chunky , features - online apps , sound - very clear and detailed

wifi set up - was a bit of a challenge

Apr, 2017

Consumer review by: Mustard (

Poor replacement for sc-1224


I chose to "upgrade" to the SC-LX501 as it has HDCP 2.2 compliant ports (although not all of them) The menu system was nice but the fine setup of ports and audio setting just wasn't there. It was also a disappointment to find that the MCACC on the...

Jan, 2017

Consumer review by: bodas73 (



I had been looking to buy this amp after testing my Dali Opticon speakers on tte LX59 the previous year. The quality had made the speakers sing so it was the obvious choice for me however Ihad to wait until Christmas to pick the amp up. I purchased...

connections , sound quality

unit display cant be customised or dimmed

Jan, 2017

Consumer review by: Weathers (

Great Product


Having recently purchased an Oled B6 it was time to upgrade my old Sony DA2400ES. Having conducted all the usual research it was either the Denon AVR-X2300W Or the 501!! Needless to say I went for the more expensive unit and have not been disappointed...

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: RScotty76 (

A great receiver considering the price.


My Onkyo Receiver bit the dust today and needed replacing. I had heard good things about the Pioneer SC-LX501 and decided to give it a go. On unboxing the amp I was pleased to find that it was very intuitive to set up, the SC-LX501 comes with all the...

feature packed , intuitive setup , great sound

cheap plastic dials

Nov, 2016

Consumer review by: orac (

sc lx 501


hi there, just got this as it was time to update my old pioneer amp. it done well for around 20 years !. i needed HDMI output , U HDI pass through, this new 501 £999 does all that, so i went to southampton richer sounds, the guys in the shop were very...

Nov, 2016