Pioneer VSX-LX504 vs Onkyo TX-RZ840

Onkyo TX-RZ840 vs Pioneer VSX-LX504

Onkyo TX-RZ840 review

Dolby Atmos and DTS: X formats allow you to display sound anywhere in 3D space, while effects move from column to column throughout the room and surround the audience when watching the latest movies and games. Thanks to the 11.2-channel output of the pre-amplifier and 11-channel processing, you can enjoy 3D sound through a 7.2.4 set of speakers (an external two-channel power amplifier is required), or use the built-in amplifiers for configurations 5.2.4 or 7.2.2. Its power is 7 x 90 W (8 Ohms). HDMI Main Out is compatible with the eARC interface, which supports the transfer of HD audio from an eARC-compatible TV to the AV receiver via an HDMI cable. Onkyo TX-RZ840

Pioneer VSX-LX504 review

A much more useful distinguishing feature may be the ability of the VSX-LX504 to play audio in DSD format (11.2, 5.6, 2.8 MHz / 2 channels) not only from external drives with a USB interface, but also over the network. And finally, the senior receiver can be configured remotely over the network from a computer, which makes the process more flexible than using the system menu of the device. Do not forget to mention the differences in design –VSX-LX504 is equipped with a stylish hinged door that hides the switching and auxiliary buttons located on the front panel of the receiver. Pioneer VSX-LX504 has a configuration of 9.2, power 9 x 180 W (8 Ohms). Pioneer VSX-LX504

Onkyo TX-RZ840 pros & cons

Pros

  • On previous receivers such as my RZ830, it was random HDMI blackouts, or noise in the picture. Those issues appear resolved with the RZ840 and sound quality is truly excellent
  • The Onkyo TX-RZ840 is supremely feature rich

Cons

  • There has been a couple of times where my picture flickered while operating bluetooth

Pioneer VSX-LX504 pros & 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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Rating 4.5 4.5

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Product

Pioneer VSX-LX504
Onkyo TX-RZ840

Model

VSX-LX504
TX-RZ840

Brand

Pioneer
Onkyo

Reviews

8
36

Amplifier

Channels

9.2
9.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

120/8 20Hz-20KHz, 230/6 1KHz
180/6 1KHz

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 6
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
AKM 384 KHz/32-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

MCACC
AccuEQ

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

Advanced Sound Retriever, Hi-Res audio
Advanced Music Optimizer, Theater-Dimensional, 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

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

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

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

7/2
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

1
1

Coaxial digital input

1
1

Composite input

2
2

Component input/output

1/0
1/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

USB, HDMI, phones, setup mic
HDMI, phones, setup mic

Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

HDR10
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

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

Additional features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa
Google Assistant

App control

iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android
iPhone, iPad, iPod, 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
network, USB

Other additional features

has not
IP Control

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

3
3

Zone audio output

speaker, preout
speaker, preout

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

Pioneer Control App, FlareConnect
FlareConnect

RS-232

1
1

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/1
1/0

DC trigger output (12V)

2
1

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization
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

850
870

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 20.1 x 39.8/17 x 7.8 x 15.3

Weight, kg/lbs

13/28.7
17/37.4
Pioneer VSX-LX504
Onkyo TX-RZ840
Pioneer VSX-LX504
Onkyo TX-RZ840

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