Denon AVR-X6500H vs Pioneer VSX-LX504

AVR-X6500H vs VSX-LX504 comparison chart

Denon AVR-X6500H vs Pioneer VSX-LX504 review

Denon AVR-X6500H
vs
Pioneer VSX-LX504

What are the main differences between the Denon AVR-X6500H vs Pioneer VSX-LX504 and which AV receivers is better? The AVR-X6500H has 11.2 channels amplifier and the VSX-LX504 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, AVR-X6500H has an overall score of 9.4 out of 10 vs 8.8 out of 10 for VSX-LX504.

Advantages Denon AVR-X6500H over Pioneer VSX-LX504

  • Delivers 140W/8Ohm (2 channel driven) vs 120W/8Ohm
  • Has an A/B switch for the front speakers
  • HDMI eARC features compatible

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
Denon AVR-X6500H

Dec 27, 2019

When we talk about an 11-channel AV receiver, an image of such a giant component is immediately born in the imagination. However, in the new Denon model a very sophisticated electronic filling is hidd...

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Pioneer VSX-LX504

Dec 27, 2019

Pioneer 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 spe...

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Common

Product

Denon AVR-X6500H
Pioneer VSX-LX504

Model

AVR-X6500H
VSX-LX504

Brand

Denon
Pioneer

Reviews

117
10

Amplifier

Channels

11.2
9.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

140/8, 175/6
120/8, 230/6

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 6
8, 6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.05
0.08

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

192 KHz/32-bit
AK4458 384 KHz/32-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

Audyssey MultEQ XT32
MCACC

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

Audyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Audyssey LFC, Compressed Audio Restorer
Advanced Sound Retriever, Hi-Res audio

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 2
AirPlay, AirPlay 2

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Sound Cloud, Mood Mix
Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

8/3
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
1

Coaxial digital input

2
1

Composite input

4
2

Component input/output

2/1
1/0

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
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

HLG, BT.2020
x.v.Color, HLG, BT.2020

Additional features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI
Amazon Alexa

App control

iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android, Amazon Kindle
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
has not

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

3
3

Zone audio output

speaker, preout
speaker, preout

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

HEOS App
Pioneer Control App, FlareConnect

RS-232

1
1

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/1
1/1

DC trigger output (12V)

2
2

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital Plus
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
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
AIFF

Power

Operational power consumption, W

750
850

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 15.2 x 38/17 x 6.7 x 14.9
43.5 x 18.5 x 38.6/17 x 7 x 14.9

Weight, kg/lbs

14.5/32
13/28.7

Other

Release year

2018
2019
Denon AVR-X6500H
Pioneer VSX-LX504
Denon AVR-X6500H
Pioneer VSX-LX504

AV receivers CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 9.4
  • 8.8
  • 9.4Denon AVR-X6500H
  • 8.8Pioneer VSX-LX504

The Denon AVR-X6500H is better receiver in this comparison - check Denon AVR-X6500H price.