Denon AVR-X3600H vs Pioneer VSX-LX503

Denon AVR-X3600H vs Pioneer VSX-LX503

Denon AVR-X3600H review

The Denon AVR-X3600H is the 9.2-channel unit with 9 discrete amplifiers and which is capable of decoding DTS: X and Dolby Atmos object-oriented 3D sound formats in the 7.2.2-channel configuration or in 7.2.4-channel using the optional stereo assistant. DTS Virtual: X format and Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization technology available. The model provides a power of 105 W/channel (6 Ohm) per channel and can even cope with low-impedance speakers, which is also applicable to the competitor in the Denon AVR-X3600H vs Pioneer VSX-LX503 comparison, but the LX503 has a power of 120 W/channel.

Pioneer VSX-LX503 review

Pioneer VSX-LX503 has a 9.2-channel configuration. The system is compatible with almost all modern audio and video formats. The list of surround sound technology supported by the model includes Dolby Atmos, DTS: X and DTS Neural: X. As for the video, the receiver accepts UHD, HDR10, HLG, Dolby Vision. The built-in DAC copes with Hi-Res audio up to 384 kHz/32 bit (decoding ALAC, FLAC, DSD). You can listen to music from home wireless or wired source, as well as from streaming services Spotify, Tidal, Deezer, TuneIn. There is support for wireless technologies ChromeCast, AirPlay, Play-Fi, and multi-room FlareConnect.

Denon AVR-X3600H pros and cons

Pros

  • The device received eight HDMI inputs supporting 4K Ultra HD/60 Hz
  • There is support for low-latency ALLM auto-play mode for Xbox One

Cons

  • The receiver does not support working with devices via MHL connection

Pioneer VSX-LX503 pros and cons

Pros

  • It is worth noting the presence of a calibration system MCACC
  • Compatible with controls via Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa

Cons

  • The manufacturer supplies a minimum of documentation with the receiver, which makes the setup process difficult

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Rating 3.5 3.5

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Product

Denon AVR-X3600H
Pioneer VSX-LX503

Model

AVR-X3600H
VSX-LX503

Brand

Denon
Pioneer

Reviews

84
127

Amplifier

Channels

9.2
9.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

105/8 20Hz-20KHz, 135/6 1KHz
120/8 20Hz-20KHz, 230/6 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, Compressed Audio Restorer
Advanced Sound Retriever, Hi-Res audio, Reflex Optimizer

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

2.4/5GHz

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
2 (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
Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, TuneIn Radio

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

8/3
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

2
1

Composite input

2
2

Component input/output

2/0
1/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

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

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, BT.2020

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, preout
speaker, preout

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

HEOS App
FlareConnect

RS-232

1
1

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/1
1/1

DC trigger output (12V)

1
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-ES, 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

600
850

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 38.1/17 x 6.6 x 15.4
43.5 x 18.5 x 38.6/17 x 7 x 14.9

Weight, kg/lbs

11.7/26.6
13/28.7
Denon AVR-X3600H
Pioneer VSX-LX503
Denon AVR-X3600H
Pioneer VSX-LX503

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