Onkyo TX-RZ820 vs Pioneer Elite VSX-LX304

TX-RZ820 vs Elite VSX-LX304 comparison chart

Onkyo TX-RZ820 vs Pioneer Elite VSX-LX304 review

Onkyo TX-RZ820
vs
Pioneer Elite VSX-LX304

Onkyo TX-RZ820 vs Pioneer Elite VSX-LX304: which would you get for the best home entertainment experience? The TX-RZ820 has 7.2 channels amplifier and the Elite VSX-LX304 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, TX-RZ820 has an overall score of 7.7 out of 10 vs 8.5 out of 10 for Elite VSX-LX304.

Advantages Onkyo TX-RZ820 over Pioneer Elite VSX-LX304

  • Delivers 160W/8Ohm (2 channel driven) vs 100W/8Ohm

Advantages Pioneer Elite VSX-LX304 over Onkyo TX-RZ820

  • IMAX Enhanced certification

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
Onkyo TX-RZ820

Dec 06, 2019

The flagship THX-certified TX-RZ820 AV receiver delivers truly stunning audio performance. Proprietary dynamic audio amplification system delivers instantaneous power with high currents for swinging ...

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main differences from the previous VSX-LX303 model are: they removed component and composite video inputs (they are outdated and n...

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Common

Product

Onkyo TX-RZ820
Pioneer Elite VSX-LX304

Model

TX-RZ820
Elite VSX-LX304

Brand

Onkyo
Pioneer

Reviews

376
12

Amplifier

Channels

7.2
9.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

160/8
100/8, 225/6

Output impedance, Ohm

8
8, 6

Frequency response

5Hz-100KHz
5Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.08
0.08

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

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

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

AccuEQ
MCACC

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

has not
Advanced Sound Retriever, Hi-Res audio

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, AirPlay 2

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Deezer, TIDAL
Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

7/2
7/2

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

2
1

Coaxial digital input

1
1

Composite input

2
0

Component input/output

2/0
0/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

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/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

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

Additional features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa

App control

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

Display

fluorescent
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
has not

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

2
3

Zone audio output

speaker, preout
speaker, preout

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

FlareConnect
Pioneer Control App, FlareConnect

RS-232

1
1

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/0
1/1

DC trigger output (12V)

1
2

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Neural:X

DTS (other)

has not
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

650
750

Standby consumption, W

0.15
0.15

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.5 x 20.1 x 39.5/17 x 7.8 x 15.4
43.5 x 17.3 x 37/17 x 6.8 x 14.5

Weight, kg/lbs

17/37.4
10.8/23.8

Other

Release year

2017
2019
Onkyo TX-RZ820
Pioneer Elite VSX-LX304
Onkyo TX-RZ820
Pioneer Elite VSX-LX304

AV receivers CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.7
  • 8.5
  • 7.7Onkyo TX-RZ820
  • 8.5Pioneer Elite VSX-LX304

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