Pioneer VSX-LX504 Review and Specs

Pioneer VSX-LX504Pioneer introduced a 9.2-channel Pioneer VSX-LX504 AV receiver that supports Dolby Atmos and DTS: X, based on which 7.2.2 and 5.2.4-channel surround sound can be built. See other Pioneer VSX-LX504 specs we listed in this Pioneer VSX-LX504 review.

Pioneer VSX-LX504 review

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Features

The main feature of this unit is IMAX Enhanced certification, which guarantees very high quality picture and sound in a home theater. In addition, the AV receiver uses selected components and the best circuit solutions to get the best sound not only when watching movies, but also listening to music. Pioneer VSX-LX504 has a configuration of 9.2, power 9 x 180 W (8 Ohms), and is equipped with amplifiers made using proprietary Direct Power technology. They develop high power output and provide accurate and balanced sound with minimal distortion. The AV receiver has decoders of all popular formats, including Dolby Atmos and DTS: X.

Design and build

The Pioneer VSX-LX504 AV receiver belongs to the premium class series of this company, which have an improved design compared to the base models. Provided Bluetooth for quick connection of mobile devices. Pioneer VSX-LX504 has a high-quality DAC based on AK4458 (AKM) and PCM5101A (TI) microcircuits, in addition, many music lovers will certainly be pleased with the presence of an input for connecting a vinyl player.

Pioneer VSX-LX504

Connectivity

Pioneer VSX-LX504 is equipped with seven HDMI inputs (one of which is located on the front panel) and two inputs, with the ability to transmit video 4K Ultra HD, HDR10 and Dolby Vision. The device provides support for the widest streaming functionality. Pioneer VSX-LX504 is equipped with support for multi-room systems DTS Play-Fi, FlareConnect, Chromecast and AirPlay 2. It is also possible to play music from popular on-line services or network drives, as well as from USB-flash drives.

Setup

To adjust the sound of the home theater system, depending on the conditions of its placement, MCACC auto-calibration is provided. And to increase the accuracy of forming a three-dimensional sound picture depending on the reflective properties of the ceiling when using Atmos upward-mounted acoustics, the Reflex Optimizer system is provided.

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • The presence of preamp outputs for all channels
  • Lively and detailed sound
  • An advanced and efficient auto-calibration system

Cons

  • No support for aptX and aptX HD protocols when using Bluetooth

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Common features

Product

Pioneer VSX-LX504

Model

VSX-LX504

Brand

Pioneer

Reviews

8

Amplifier

Channels

9.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

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

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.08

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

AK4458 384 KHz/32-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

MCACC

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

Advanced Sound Retriever, Hi-Res audio

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

2.4/5GHz

USB

1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1

DLNA

MHL

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay, AirPlay 2

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

7/2

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)

HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

HDMI CEC

Digital content protection (HDCP)

HDCP 2.2

Subwoofer output (LFE)

2

Headphone output

1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

1

Coaxial digital input

1

Composite input

2

Component input/output

1/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

USB, HDMI, phones, setup mic

Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

HDR10

4K signal pass-through

4K 60p

HDMI signal pass-through

3D signal pass-through

HDMI pass-through in standby mode

Video conversion

analog to HDMI

Analog to HDMI scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling

Dolby Vision

Other video features

x.v.Color, HLG, BT.2020

Additional features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa

App control

iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android

Display

colour OSD

Tuner

AM, FM

Sleep timer

Auto power off

ECO mode

Graphical user interface (GUI)

Setup assistant

Firmware update

network, USB

Other additional features

has not

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

3

Zone audio output

speaker, preout

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

Pioneer Control App, FlareConnect

RS-232

1

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/1

DC trigger output (12V)

2

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Neural:X

DTS (other)

DTS-ES, 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

Power

Operational power consumption, W

850

Standby consumption, W

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

Weight, kg/lbs

13/28.7
Pioneer VSX-LX504
Pioneer VSX-LX504

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