Pioneer Elite VSX-LX304 vs Denon AVRS730H

Pioneer Elite VSX-LX304
vs
Denon AVRS730H

Here we show you AV receivers comparison of Pioneer Elite VSX-LX304 vs Denon AVRS730H based on specifications, reviews and ratings. The Elite VSX-LX304 has 9.2 channels amplifier and the AVRS730H 7.2 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, Elite VSX-LX304 has an overall score of 8.5 out of 10 vs 7.3 out of 10 for AVRS730H.

Advantages Pioneer Elite VSX-LX304 over Denon AVRS730H

  • Delivers 100W/8Ohm (2 channel driven) vs 75W/8Ohm
  • Bi-amp connection of front speakers
  • Pure direct/Straight mode
  • Built-in phono (MM) input
  • IMAX Enhanced certification

Common strengths

  • Dolby Vision compatible
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Rating 5 5

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Pioneer Elite VSX-LX304

Pioneer Elite VSX-LX304 review

Dec 27, 2019

The Japanese company Pioneer presents the VSX-LX304 AV receiver, the main differences from the previous VSX-LX303 model are: they removed component and composite video inputs (they are outdated and n...

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Denon AVRS730H

Denon AVRS730H review

Sep 19, 2019

This is the budget receiver with surround sound processing. The multiroom music and 4K switching are the main advantages of it, but the trump cards of this device do not end there and they are conside...

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Common

Product

Pioneer Elite VSX-LX304
Denon AVRS730H

Model

Elite VSX-LX304
AVRS730H

Brand

Pioneer
Denon

Reviews

12
161

Amplifier

Channels

9.2
7.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

100/8 20Hz-20KHz, 225/6 1KHz
75/8 20Hz-20KHz, 110/6 1KHz

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 6
8, 6

Frequency response

5Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.08
0.08

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

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

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

MCACC
Audyssey MultEQ

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

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

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

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, AirPlay 2

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora
Deezer, TIDAL, iHeart Radio, Sirius XM, Sound Cloud, Napster

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

7/2
6/1

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)

HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

HDMI CEC

Digital content protection (HDCP)

HDCP 2.2
HDCP 2.2

Subwoofer output (LFE)

2
2

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

1
2

Coaxial digital input

1
1

Composite input

0
2

Component input/output

0/0
0/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

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

Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

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 scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling

Dolby Vision

Other video features

DeepColor, x.v.Color, HLG, BT.2020
has not

Additional features

Voice control

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

App control

iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android
iPhone, iPad, Mac, Android

Display

colour OSD
fluorescent

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

has not
has not

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

3
2

Zone audio output

speaker, preout
speaker

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

Pioneer Control App, FlareConnect
HEOS App, Denon 2016 AVR Remote

RS-232

1
0

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/1
0/0

DC trigger output (12V)

2
0

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization
has not

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Neural:X

DTS (other)

DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS
has not

Auro-3D

IMAX Enhanced

Multichannel stereo

Audio file formats

MP3

WMA

AAC

WAV

FLAC

ALAC

Other audio file formats

AIFF
has not

Power

Operational power consumption, W

750
400

Standby consumption, W

0.15
0.1

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.5 x 17.3 x 37/17 x 6.8 x 14.5
43.1 x 12.7 x 33 /17.1 x 5.9 x 13.3

Weight, kg/lbs

10.8/23.8
8.1/18.7
Pioneer Elite VSX-LX304
Denon AVRS730H
Pioneer Elite VSX-LX304
Denon AVRS730H

AV receivers CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 8.5
  • 7.3
  • 8.5Pioneer Elite VSX-LX304
  • 7.3Denon AVRS730H

The Pioneer Elite VSX-LX304 is better receiver in this comparison. Check Pioneer Elite VSX-LX304 price