Pioneer VSX-LX303 vs Denon AVRS530BT

Pioneer VSX-LX303
vs
Denon AVRS530BT

Pioneer VSX-LX303 vs Denon AVRS530BT: which would you get for the best home entertainment experience? The VSX-LX303 has 9.2 channels amplifier and the AVRS530BT 5.2 channels. Only the VSX-LX303 has a Dolby Atmos support. DTS:X is supported only by the VSX-LX303. We have evaluated both AV receivers, VSX-LX303 has an overall score of 8.2 out of 10 vs 4.3 out of 10 for AVRS530BT.

Advantages Pioneer VSX-LX303 over Denon AVRS530BT

  • Delivers 100W/8Ohm (2 channel driven) vs 70W/8Ohm
  • Bi-amp connection of front speakers
  • Pure direct/Straight mode
  • Includes automatic room EQ and speaker setup
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • AirPlay support
  • Built-in phono (MM) input
  • Dolby Vision compatible
  • Multi-zone
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Rating 5 5

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Pioneer VSX-LX303

Pioneer VSX-LX303 review

Dec 06, 2019

When one device allows you to build a home theater Dolby Atmos / DTS: X according to the scheme 7.1.2 with a gain of 170 watts per channel and at the same time it feeds the speakers in two other zone...

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Denon AVRS530BT

Denon AVRS530BT review

Sep 19, 2019

The chip receiver is what most users need. In Denon AVRS530BT review describes the main characteristics that allow this receiver to be the center of a home media system - support for Heos, music strea...

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Product

Pioneer VSX-LX303
Denon AVRS530BT

Model

VSX-LX303
AVRS530BT

Brand

Pioneer
Denon

Reviews

171
360

Amplifier

Channels

9.2
5.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

100/8 1KHz, 200/6 1KHz
70/8 20Hz-20KHz, 90/6 1KHz

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 6
8, 6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

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

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

Advanced Sound Retriever, Hi-Res audio, Reflex Optimizer
Dialog Normalization

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

2.4/5GHz

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1

DLNA

MHL

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, TuneIn Radio
has not

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

7/2
5/1

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

2
2

Coaxial digital input

1
1

Composite input

2
2

Component input/output

1/0
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
analog to HDMI

Analog to HDMI scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling

Dolby Vision

Other video features

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

Additional features

Voice control

Google Assistant

App control

iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android
iPhone, iPad, 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

IP Control
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

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
has not

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Neural:X

DTS (other)

DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS
DTS Neo:6 Cinema

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
310

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 14.6
43.1 x 30.4 x 15.2/17.1 x 12.6 x 6

Weight, kg/lbs

13.5/29.8
7.2/16.6
Pioneer VSX-LX303
Denon AVRS530BT
Pioneer VSX-LX303
Denon AVRS530BT

AV receivers CHooseratoR comparison rating

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  • 8.2
  • 4.3
  • 8.2Pioneer VSX-LX303
  • 4.3Denon AVRS530BT

The Pioneer VSX-LX303 is better receiver in this comparison. Check Pioneer VSX-LX303 price