Pioneer Elite VSX-LX304 vs Denon AVR-X2500H

Elite VSX-LX304 vs AVR-X2500H comparison chart

Pioneer Elite VSX-LX304 vs Denon AVR-X2500H review

Pioneer Elite VSX-LX304
vs
Denon AVR-X2500H

This is a review and detailed comparison of Pioneer Elite VSX-LX304 vs Denon AVR-X2500H. The Elite VSX-LX304 has 9.2 channels amplifier and the AVR-X2500H 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 8 out of 10 for AVR-X2500H.

Advantages Pioneer Elite VSX-LX304 over Denon AVR-X2500H

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

Advantages Denon AVR-X2500H over Pioneer Elite VSX-LX304

  • Has an A/B switch for the front speakers

Common strengths

  • Bi-amp capability
  • Pure direct/Straight decode mode is enabled
  • Phono (MM) input
  • Dolby Vision compatible
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Rating 5 5
Pioneer Elite VSX-LX304

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the main differences from the previous VSX-LX303 model are: they removed component and composite video inputs (they are outdated and n...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 AVR-X2500H

Dec 13, 2019

Denon reaffirms its abilities by introducing this detailed and dynamic amplifier! Check out Denon AVR-X2500H specs and the whole Denon AVR-X2500H review. Article navigation Features Design and buil...

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Common

Product

Pioneer Elite VSX-LX304
Denon AVR-X2500H

Model

Elite VSX-LX304
AVR-X2500H

Brand

Pioneer
Denon

Reviews

12
7

Amplifier

Channels

9.2
7.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

100/8, 225/6
95/8, 125/6

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
AK4490 384 KHz/32-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

MCACC
Audyssey MultEQ XT

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

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

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

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

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

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

7/2
8/2

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
2/1

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

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

Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

HDR10
HDR10

4K signal pass-through

4K/60Hz
4K/60Hz

8K signal pass-through

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
BT.2020, HLG

Additional features

Voice control

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

App control

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

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

has not
IP Control, Web Control

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

3
2

Zone audio output

speaker, preout
speaker, preout

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

Pioneer Control App, FlareConnect
HEOS App

RS-232

1
1

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/1
1/1

DC trigger output (12V)

2
0

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, DTS-Surround

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
500

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
43.5 x 15.2 x 33/17 x 6.6 x 13.3

Weight, kg/lbs

10.8/23.8
9/20.7

Other

Release year

2019
2018
Pioneer Elite VSX-LX304
Denon AVR-X2500H
Pioneer Elite VSX-LX304
Denon AVR-X2500H

AV receivers CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 8.5
  • 8
  • 8.5Pioneer Elite VSX-LX304
  • 8Denon AVR-X2500H