Pioneer VSX-LX503 vs Pioneer SC-LX701

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Pioneer VSX-LX503 vs Pioneer SC-LX701

Pioneer VSX-LX503 review

Pioneer VSX-LX503 is a 9.2-channel device with Multi-Room Audio, which provides the ability to distribute the signal from different sources. The amplifier is capable of delivering 120 W at 8 Ohm, while the SC-LX701, mentioned in the Pioneer VSX-LX503 vs Pioneer SC-LX701 review, has power depending on the impedance - from 135 to 220 W at 4-8 Ohm, respectively. The receiver is equipped with network features such as support for Google Cast and a service TIDAL. The device is also equipped with an MCACC automatic calibration system that takes into account the acoustic characteristics of the room.

Pioneer VSX-LX503

Pioneer SC-LX701 review

Pioneer SC-LX701 is a 9.1-channel receiver equipped with a class D amplifier. The device implements the architecture of a short signal path. It begins with a pair of Analog Devices SHARC processors that work in conjunction with the state-of-the-art multi-channel DSP Texas Instruments Aureus. The SC-LX801 includes an advanced MCACC Pro auto-calibration system with a full range of functions that can be useful for fine room correction in music modes. The receiver also has a full range of current wireless protocols and support for streaming services.

Pioneer SC-LX701

Pioneer VSX-LX503 pros and cons

Pros

  • The heat dissipation system is designed perfectly
  • The Direct Energy HD function is designed so that the power does not drop even at maximum load on all channels at the same time

Cons

  • The setup process is complicated and inconvenient. Not enough information in a user manual

Pioneer SC-LX701 pros and cons

Pros

  • To digital-to-analog conversion, eight-channel ESS Sabre32 Ultra ES9016S chips with a dynamic range of 124 dB are used
  • The model has the function of restoring the compressed sound quality "Advanced Sound Retriever"

Cons

  • There are clicks during playback

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Pioneer VSX-LX503

Pioneer VSX-LX503 review

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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Product

Pioneer VSX-LX503
Pioneer SC-LX701

Model

VSX-LX503
SC-LX701

Brand

Pioneer
Pioneer

Reviews

95
98

Amplifier

Channels

9.2
9.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

120/8 20Hz-20KHz, 230/6 1KHz
135/8 20Hz-20KHz, 185/6 1KHz

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 6
8, 6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.08
0.08

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

AK4458 384 KHz/32-bit
ESS SABRE32 Ultra 192KHz/32-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

MCACC
MCACC Pro

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

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

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

2.4/5GHz
2.4/5GHz

USB

2 (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

Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, TuneIn Radio
Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, TuneIn Radio

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

7/2
8/2

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
3

Coaxial digital input

1
2

Composite input

2
2

Component input/output

1/0
2/1

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

USB, HDMI, phones, setup mic
USB, HDMI, 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
DeepColor, x.v.Color, BT.2020

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

IP Control
IP Control

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

3
3

Zone audio output

speaker, preout
speaker, preout

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

FlareConnect
Pioneer Control App, FlareConnect

RS-232

1
1

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/1
2/1

DC trigger output (12V)

2
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-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS
DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD 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

850
310

Standby consumption, W

0.15
0.15

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
43.5 x 18.5 x 44.1/17 x 7 x 17.3

Weight, kg/lbs

13/28.7
15/33.1
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Pioneer VSX-LX503
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  • 8.6Pioneer VSX-LX503
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