Yamaha RX-V683BL vs Pioneer VSX-LX303

Yamaha RX-V683BL
vs
Pioneer VSX-LX303

Here we are comparing Yamaha RX-V683BL vs Pioneer VSX-LX303 to reveal their common strengths and weaknesses. The RX-V683BL has 7.2 channels amplifier and the VSX-LX303 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, RX-V683BL has an overall score of 7.1 out of 10 vs 8.2 out of 10 for VSX-LX303.

Advantages Pioneer VSX-LX303 over Yamaha RX-V683BL

  • Delivers 100W/8Ohm (2 channel driven) vs 90W/8Ohm

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

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Yamaha RX-V683BL

Yamaha RX-V683BL review

Oct 04, 2019

In this, the Yamaha RX-V683BL review will be considered a full-featured receiver that offers all the features needed to create a home theater with an average budget. The receiver has a power of 90 ...

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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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Common

Product

Yamaha RX-V683BL
Pioneer VSX-LX303

Model

RX-V683BL
VSX-LX303

Brand

Yamaha
Pioneer

Reviews

1083
171

Amplifier

Channels

7.2
9.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

90/8 20Hz-20KHz, 150/4 1KHz
100/8 1KHz, 200/6 1KHz

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 4
8, 6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.06
0.08

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

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

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

YPAO
MCACC

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

CINEMA DSP 3D, Compressed Music Enhancer, Virtual CINEMA FRONT
Advanced Sound Retriever, Hi-Res audio, Reflex Optimizer

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

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, Sirius XM, Napster, JUKE, Qobuz
Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, TuneIn Radio

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

6/1
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
2

Coaxial digital input

2
1

Composite input

1
2

Component input/output

1/0
1/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

USB, phones, setup mic, AUX
USB, HDMI, phones, setup mic, AUX

Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

HDR10
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
DeepColor, x.v.Color, HLG

Additional features

Voice control

Google Assistant

App control

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

Display

colour OSD
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

has not
IP Control

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

2
3

Zone audio output

speaker, preout
speaker, preout

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

MusicCast, AV Controller
FlareConnect

RS-232

0
1

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/1
1/1

DC trigger output (12V)

1
2

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Digital Plus

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Neural:X

DTS (other)

DTS-EXPRESS
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

400
750

Standby consumption, W

0.1
0.15

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.5 x 17.1 x 37.8/17 x 6.7 x 14.6
43.5 x 17.3 x 37/17 x 6.8 x 14.6

Weight, kg/lbs

10/22
13.5/29.8
Yamaha RX-V683BL
Pioneer VSX-LX303
Yamaha RX-V683BL
Pioneer VSX-LX303

AV receivers CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.1
  • 8.2
  • 7.1Yamaha RX-V683BL
  • 8.2Pioneer VSX-LX303

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