Denon AVR-X2600H vs Pioneer VSX-LX303

Denon AVR-X2600H
vs
Pioneer VSX-LX303

Here we are comparing Denon AVR-X2600H vs Pioneer VSX-LX303 to reveal their common strengths and weaknesses. The AVR-X2600H has 7.2 channels amplifier and the VSX-LX303 9.2 channels. Both receivers have support for Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format. The surround sound technology DTS:X is supported by devices. We have evaluated both AV receivers, AVR-X2600H has an overall score of 8.1 out of 10 vs 8.2 out of 10 for VSX-LX303.

Advantages Denon AVR-X2600H over Pioneer VSX-LX303

  • Has an A/B switch for the front speakers
  • HDMI eARC features compatible

Advantages Pioneer VSX-LX303 over Denon AVR-X2600H

  • Delivers 100W/8Ohm (2 channel driven) vs 95W/8Ohm

Common strengths

  • Bi-amp capability
  • Pure direct/Straight decode mode is enabled
  • Phono (MM) input
  • Dolby Vision compatible
Votes 2 2
Rating 5 5

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Denon AVR-X2600H

Denon AVR-X2600H review

Dec 27, 2019

The Denon AVR-X2600H is the latest model in 2019, as well as the successor to the AVR-X2500H. Like its predecessors, the AVR-X2600H offers you an exhaustive list of features and provides appropriate p...

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Pioneer VSX-LX303

Pioneer VSX-LX303 review

Dec 06, 2019

When one device allows you to build a home theater Dolby Atmos / DTS: X according to the scheme 7.1.2 with a gain of 170 watts per channel and at the same time it feeds the speakers in two other zone...

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Common

Product

Denon AVR-X2600H
Pioneer VSX-LX303

Model

AVR-X2600H
VSX-LX303

Brand

Denon
Pioneer

Reviews

76
171

Amplifier

Channels

7.2
9.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

95/8 20Hz-20KHz, 125/6 1KHz
100/8 1KHz, 200/6 1KHz

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 6
8, 6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.08
0.08

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

192KHz/32-bit
AK4458 384 KHz/32-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

Audyssey MultEQ XT32
MCACC

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

Audyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Audyssey LFC
Advanced Sound Retriever, Hi-Res audio, Reflex Optimizer

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

2.4/5GHz

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
1

DLNA

MHL

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay, AirPlay 2
AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Sound Cloud, Mood Mix
Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, TuneIn Radio

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

8/2
7/2

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)

HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

HDMI CEC

Digital content protection (HDCP)

HDCP 2.3
HDCP 2.2

Subwoofer output (LFE)

2
2

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

2
2

Coaxial digital input

1
1

Composite input

2
2

Component input/output

2/1
1/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

USB, HDMI, phones, setup mic
USB, HDMI, phones, setup mic, AUX

Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

HDR10
HDR10

4K signal pass-through

4K 60p
4K 60p

HDMI signal pass-through

3D signal pass-through

HDMI pass-through in standby mode

Video conversion

analog to HDMI
analog to HDMI

Analog to HDMI scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling

Dolby Vision

Other video features

HLG, BT.2020
DeepColor, x.v.Color, HLG

Additional features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI
Google Assistant

App control

iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android, Amazon Kindle
iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android

Display

colour OSD
colour OSD

Tuner

AM, FM
AM, FM

Sleep timer

Auto power off

ECO mode

Graphical user interface (GUI)

Setup assistant

Firmware update

network, USB
network, USB

Other additional features

IP Control, Web Control
IP Control

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

2
3

Zone audio output

speaker
speaker, preout

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

HEOS App
FlareConnect

RS-232

0
1

Remote control input/output (IR)

0/0
1/1

DC trigger output (12V)

0
2

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization
Dolby Digital Plus

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Neural:X

DTS (other)

DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS
DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS

Auro-3D

IMAX Enhanced

Multichannel stereo

Audio file formats

MP3

WMA

AAC

WAV

FLAC

ALAC

Other audio file formats

AIFF
AIFF

Power

Operational power consumption, W

500
750

Standby consumption, W

0.1
0.15

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.5 x 15.2 x 33/17 x 6.6 x 13.4
43.5 x 17.3 x 37/17 x 6.8 x 14.6

Weight, kg/lbs

9.4/20.7
13.5/29.8
Denon AVR-X2600H
Pioneer VSX-LX303
Denon AVR-X2600H
Pioneer VSX-LX303

AV receivers CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 8.1
  • 8.2
  • 8.1Denon AVR-X2600H
  • 8.2Pioneer VSX-LX303

The Pioneer VSX-LX303 is better receiver in this comparison. Check Pioneer VSX-LX303 price