Pioneer VSX-LX303 vs Denon AVR-X3400H

Pioneer VSX-LX303 vs Denon AVR-X3400H

Pioneer VSX-LX303 review

Pioneer VSX-LX303 delivers multi-dimensional home theater sound. Designed for optimal movie playback using Dolby Atmos and DTS: X technology with channel configurations 7.2.2 and 5.2.4. The output power of receivers varies widely, at the same impedance (6 Ohm) - 170 W per channel in VSX-LX303 versus 105 W per channel in AVR-X3400H. The system is configured using the Multi-Channel Acoustic Calibration System (MCACC). FlareConnect Wireless Streaming Technology provides multi-room wireless audio with easy remote control using the Pioneer Remote App. It is also possible to connect to Internet radio and network streaming services using DTS Play-Fi wireless streaming via smartphone.

Pioneer VSX-LX303

Denon AVR-X3400H review

Denon AVR-X3400H has onboard surround sound technologies Dolby Atmos and DTS:X and also, video scaling of analog video to 4K. The device has an AK4458VN chip. In the Pioneer VSX-LX303 vs Denon AVR-X3400H comparison, the VSX-LX303 has significant advantages over the opponent, such as bi-amping and the ability to work in the third zone. This eight-channel 32-bit Asahi Kasei DAC is based on the Velvet Sound architecture. It is possible to use audio streaming from the major of online services. There is compatibility with the HEOS system. And in addition to all the great connectivity options Bluetooth and Apple AirPlay.

Denon AVR-X3400H

Pioneer VSX-LX303 pros and cons

Pros

  • Built-in Chromecast allows you to use the functions of Google Assistant

Cons

  • In the firmware, the output impedance is limited to 4 Ohm or 6 Ohm
  • Signal distortion appears

Denon AVR-X3400H pros and cons

Pros

  • It has built-in Spotify Connect to simple service connection

Cons

  • ARC function does not work with all models of TV
  • The mobile application is not stable

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 AVR-X3400H

Denon AVR-X3400H review

Sep 23, 2019

Denon AVR-X3400H can become the basis for a high-end home theater, it is designed to work with a large number of different signal sources Denon AVR-X3400H is equipped with decoders of the new objec...

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Common

Product

Pioneer VSX-LX303
Denon AVR-X3400H

Model

VSX-LX303
AVR-X3400H

Brand

Pioneer
Denon

Rating

4.1 of 5
4.4 of 5

Reviews

69
78

Amplifier

Total output power, W

900 W
735 W

Output power per channel, W

170 W
105 W, 135 W

Output impedance, Ohm

6 Ohm
6 Ohm, 8 Ohm

Frequency response

20 Hz-20 kHz
20 Hz-20 kHz

Total harmonic distortion, THD

0,01
0.08 %

Channels

9
7

Signal-to-noise ratio

108 dB
102 dB

Connectivity interfaces

Bluetooth

Wi-Fi

Ethernet (RJ45)

USB

Connector type

HDMI inputs

7
8

HDMI outputs

2
3

AV inputs

3
2

Optical digital inputs

2
2

Optical digital outputs

has not
has not

Coaxial digital inputs

1
2

Coaxial digital outputs

has not
has not

Subwoofer outputs

2
2

USB

1
1

Phones

1
1

Sound features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

32bit / 384kHz
24bit / 192kHz

Digital content protection

HDCP 2.2
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
up to 4K

Video conversion/scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling, analog to HDMI up conversion
HDMI to HDMI scaling, analog to HDMI up conversion

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
fluorescent

Radio

Tuner bands

AM/FM
AM/FM

Number of preset station

40
40

Clock

Built-in clock

Sleep timer

Power device

Operational power consumption, W

760 W
600 W

Standby consumption, W

0.15 W
0.1 W

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D

14.6 x 17.3 x 6.9 inches
15.3 x 17.1 x 6.6 inches

Weight

24 pounds
23.8 pounds
Pioneer VSX-LX303
Denon AVR-X3400H
Pioneer VSX-LX303
Denon AVR-X3400H

AV receivers CHooseratoR comparison rating

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  • 20.7
  • 20.1
  • 20.7Pioneer VSX-LX303
  • 20.1Denon AVR-X3400H

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