Pioneer VSX-LX102 Review and Specs

Pioneer VSX-LX102Pioneer expanded the elite LX series of AV receivers with the model VSX-LX102, which was the only device in this line equipped with classic amplification - branded Direct Energy HD Class D3 amplifiers work in older models. Otherwise, it is a full-fledged representative of the top-end series with support for all the most modern audio and video formats, powerful processing and a perfect auto-calibration system in Pioneer VSX-LX102 specs. By reading Pioneer VSX-LX102 review you’ll find more info.

Pioneer VSX-LX102 review

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Features

For the seven-channel AV receiver Pioneer VSX-LX102, the manufacturer claims a maximum level of consumption of 170 W/Ch at 6 ohms, 80 W/Ch at 8 ohms. There are seven amplification channels on board - the minimum set for home theater implementation with support for the new Dolby Atmos and DTS: X surround formats. In Dolby Atmos, the surround system can contain up to 64 independent channels. The device is fully compatible with high-resolution audio and supports both WAV, FLAC, ALAC, AIFF formats with parameters up to 24 bit / 192 kHz, and DSD with a frequency of 2.8 and 5.6 MHz.

Design and build

I really liked the black metal casing of this unit. Easy configuration is an important part of the Pioneer VSX-LX102’s appeal.

Pioneer VSX-LX102

Connectivity

All seven input and two output ports of the HDMI receiver are compatible with the new version of the protection system for copyright digital content HDCP 2.2., And are also able to work with video with a resolution of 4K with parameters up to 4: 4: 4 60 Hz. In addition, it supports work in wireless Wi-Fi networks, for which the device is equipped with a built-in dual-band (5 GHz and 2.4 GHz) Wi-Fi adapter. A network connection will allow you to play audio from DLNA servers on your home network, as well as access the popular streaming services Spotify, TIDAL, Deezer and Pandora.

Setup

For integration into the home computer network, the Pioneer VSX-LX102 is equipped with an Ethernet RJ-45 port. The mobile app, honestly, is not well designed from a usability perspective, but is a must have because it adds a slew of features at your finger tips including an equalizer that is buried deep in the app.

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Software on these receivers has come a long way, and Pioneer’s software is easy to navigate and use
  • If you are put off by the simplicity of the physical remote, the app will do everything you want and then some

Cons

  • Lack of multi-channel analog output

Common features

Product

Pioneer VSX-LX102

Model

VSX-LX102

Brand

Pioneer

Rating

4.2 of 5

Reviews

54

Amplifier

Total output power, W

400 W

Output power per channel, W

170 W, 80 W

Output impedance, Ohm

4 Ohm, 6 Ohm, 8 Ohm

Frequency response

20 Hz-20 kHz

Total harmonic distortion, THD

0.08 %

Channels

9

Signal-to-noise ratio

105 dB

Connectivity interfaces

Bluetooth

Wi-Fi

Ethernet (RJ45)

USB

Connector type

HDMI inputs

4

HDMI outputs

1

AV inputs

2

Optical digital inputs

1

Optical digital outputs

has not

Coaxial digital inputs

1

Coaxial digital outputs

has not

Subwoofer outputs

2

USB

2

Phones

1

Sound features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

32bit / 384kHz

Digital content protection

HDCP 2.2

Additional features

Speaker A/B switching

Dual-zone capability

Three-zone capability

Bi-amping

Pure direct

Advanced sound retriever (ASR)

Audio return channel (ARC)

Smartphone remote control

Apple Air-play support

Signal processing

HDMI signal pass-through

up to 4K

Video conversion/scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling

3D signal pass-through

Audio formats

MP3

WMA

AAC

AIFF

WAV

FLAC

Built-in decoders

DTS:X

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Built-in display

Type

fluorescent

Radio

Tuner bands

AM/FM

Number of preset station

40

Clock

Built-in clock

Sleep timer

Power device

Operational power consumption, W

480 W

Standby consumption, W

0.1 W

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D

12.6 x 17.1 x 6.8 inches

Weight

22.8 pounds
Pioneer VSX-LX102
Pioneer VSX-LX102

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