Pioneer VSX-LX503 vs Pioneer SC-LX502

Pioneer VSX-LX503 vs Pioneer SC-LX502

Pioneer VSX-LX503 review

This model can work in configuration 7.2.2 or 7.2.4 with an additional external amplifier. The receiver has a high power of 120 W/channel at 8 Ohm. The integrated AK4458 DAC handles Hi-Res audio (ALAC, FLAC decoding). Users can listen to music from home wireless (Wi-Fi, Bluetooth) or wired (Ethernet) source, as well as from streaming services Spotify, Tidal, Deezer. There is support for wireless technologies ChromeCast, AirPlay, Play-Fi, and multi-room FlareConnect. The list of surround sound technology supported by the model includes Dolby Atmos, DTS: X and DTS Neural: X. The AV receiver has an MCACC multi-channel speaker calibration system.

Pioneer VSX-LX503

Pioneer SC-LX502 review

The Pioneer SC-LX502 has the power of 220 W/channel at 4 Ohm. There are object-oriented audio formats Dolby Atmos and DTS: X. The device supports popular streaming services: Deezer, Spotify, and TIDAL. Thanks to the integrated technology of Chromecast, AirPlay, and Bluetooth, the unit connected with mobile devices. The MCACC Auto-Calibration System can adapt the sound to any speaker's characteristics. However, compared to the VSX-LX503, this model doesn't support work in the Third Zone. A clear difference between the devices in the Pioneer VSX-LX503 vs Pioneer SC-LX502 comparison is the ability to work with two sets of speakers in the SC-LX502.

Pioneer SC-LX502

Pioneer VSX-LX503 pros and cons

Pros

  • Used proprietary Direct Energy amplifiers that produce almost no heat

Cons

  • There is no ASR technology
  • The AirPlay works with interruptions

Pioneer SC-LX502 pros and cons

Pros

  • DTS PlayFi and FireConnect enable to create multiroom networks
  • The device supports Dolby Atmos Surround Enhancer multi-channel systems

Cons

  • The ARC HDMI input is not really reliable, disconnections happen
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Product

Pioneer VSX-LX503
Pioneer SC-LX502

Model

VSX-LX503
SC-LX502

Brand

Pioneer
Pioneer

Rating

4.3 of 5
4.3 of 5

Reviews

27
13

Amplifier

Total output power, W

1090 W
560 W

Output power per channel, W

120 W
180 W

Output impedance, Ohm

8 Ohm
8 Ohm

Frequency response

20 Hz-20 kHz
20 Hz-20 kHz

Total harmonic distortion, THD

0.08 %
0,01

Channels

9
7

Signal-to-noise ratio

109 dB
93 dB

Connectivity interfaces

Bluetooth

Wi-Fi

Ethernet (RJ45)

USB

Connector type

HDMI inputs

7
7

HDMI outputs

2
2

AV inputs

7
3

Optical digital inputs

2
2

Optical digital outputs

has not
has not

Coaxial digital inputs

2
1

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
32bit / 384kHz

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

250 W

Standby consumption, W

0.1 W

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D

15.2 x 17.2 x 7.3 inches
15.6 x 17 x 7.4 inches

Weight

29 pounds
24 pounds
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  • 20.4
  • 21.3Pioneer VSX-LX503
  • 20.4Pioneer SC-LX502

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