Pioneer VSX-LX503 vs Denon AVRS530BT

VSX-LX503 vs AVRS530BT comparison chart

Pioneer VSX-LX503 vs Denon AVRS530BT review

Pioneer VSX-LX503
vs
Denon AVRS530BT

Pioneer VSX-LX503 vs Denon AVRS530BT: which would you get for the best home entertainment experience? The VSX-LX503 has 9.2 channels amplifier and the AVRS530BT 5.2 channels. Only the VSX-LX503 has a Dolby Atmos support. DTS:X is supported only by the VSX-LX503. We have evaluated both AV receivers, VSX-LX503 has an overall score of 8.6 out of 10 vs 4.3 out of 10 for AVRS530BT.

Advantages Pioneer VSX-LX503 over Denon AVRS530BT

  • Delivers 120W/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
Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5
Pioneer VSX-LX503

Jan 10, 2020

Pioneer & Onkyo Europe Introduces the VSX-LX503 Network AV Receiver. This is a 9.2-channel unit with Multi-Room Audio, which provides the ability to distribute the signal from different sources. ...

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Denon AVRS530BT

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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Common

Product

Pioneer VSX-LX503
Denon AVRS530BT

Model

VSX-LX503
AVRS530BT

Brand

Pioneer
Denon

Reviews

171
374

Amplifier

Channels

9.2
5.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

120/8, 230/6
70/8, 90/6

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

2 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1

DLNA

MHL

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay

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
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
analog to HDMI

Analog to HDMI scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling

Dolby Vision

Other video features

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

850
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 18.5 x 38.6/17 x 7 x 14.9
43.1 x 30.4 x 15.2/17.1 x 12.6 x 6

Weight, kg/lbs

13/28.7
7.2/16.6

Other

Release year

2018
2017
Pioneer VSX-LX503
Denon AVRS530BT
Pioneer VSX-LX503
Denon AVRS530BT

AV receivers CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 8.6
  • 4.3
  • 8.6Pioneer VSX-LX503
  • 4.3Denon AVRS530BT