Pioneer Elite VSX-LX304 vs Pioneer VSX-531

Elite VSX-LX304 vs VSX-531 comparison chart

Pioneer Elite VSX-LX304 vs Pioneer VSX-531 review

Pioneer Elite VSX-LX304
vs
Pioneer VSX-531

Here we show you AV receivers comparison of Pioneer Elite VSX-LX304 vs Pioneer VSX-531 based on specifications, reviews and ratings. The Elite VSX-LX304 has 9.2 channels amplifier and the VSX-531 5.1 channels. Only the Elite VSX-LX304 has a Dolby Atmos support. DTS:X is supported only by the Elite VSX-LX304. We have evaluated both AV receivers, Elite VSX-LX304 has an overall score of 8.5 out of 10 vs 4.3 out of 10 for VSX-531.

Advantages Pioneer Elite VSX-LX304 over Pioneer VSX-531

  • Delivers 100W/8Ohm (2 channel driven) vs 80W/8Ohm
  • Bi-amp connection of front speakers
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • AirPlay support
  • Built-in phono (MM) input
  • Dolby Vision compatible
  • Has a GUI (Graphic User Interface)
  • Setup assistant
  • Multi-zone
  • IMAX Enhanced certification

Common strengths

  • Pure direct/Straight decode mode is enabled
Votes 1 1
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the main differences from the previous VSX-LX303 model are: they removed component and composite video inputs (they are outdated and n...

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Common

Product

Pioneer Elite VSX-LX304
Pioneer VSX-531

Model

Elite VSX-LX304
VSX-531

Brand

Pioneer
Pioneer

Reviews

12
144

Amplifier

Channels

9.2
5.1

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

100/8, 225/6
80/8, 140/6

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 6
6

Frequency response

5Hz-100KHz
20Hz-20KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.08
0.08

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

AK4458 384 KHz/32-bit
192 KHz/24-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

MCACC
MCACC

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

Advanced Sound Retriever, Hi-Res audio
Advanced Sound Retriever

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1

DLNA

MHL

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay, AirPlay 2

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora
has not

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

7/2
4/1

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
1

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

1
1

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/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
DeepColor, x.v.Color

Additional features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa

App control

iPhone, iPad, iPod, 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
USB

Other additional features

has not
has not

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

3
has not

Zone audio output

speaker, preout
has not

Zone HDMI output

has not

Multi-room control

Pioneer Control App, FlareConnect
has not

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
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 Neo:6

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
220

Standby consumption, W

0.15
0.45

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 16.8 x 32/17 x 6.3 x 12.6

Weight, kg/lbs

10.8/23.8
8/17.6

Other

Release year

2019
2016
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AV receivers CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 8.5
  • 4.3
  • 8.5Pioneer Elite VSX-LX304
  • 4.3Pioneer VSX-531

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