Pioneer VSX-LX504 vs Pioneer VSX-LX503

Pioneer VSX-LX503 vs Pioneer VSX-LX504

Pioneer VSX-LX503 review

The Pioneer VSX-LX503 Network AV Receiver has a 9.2-channel configuration with 180 watts per channel (8 ohms). The VSX-LX503 delivers the summarizing effect of Dolby Atmos / DTS:X technology, perfectly calibrated using the Multi-Channel Acoustic Calibration System (MCACC),, and even expandable to surround sound with channel configuration 7.2.4 using an external amplifier. FlareConnect wireless streaming technology provides multi-room wireless audio playback with simple remote control using the Pioneer Remote App, as well as the ability to enjoy Internet radio and network streaming services using Chromecast built-in wireless streaming and DTS Play-Fi through your smartphone. Powered Zone 3 provides support for a variety of home theater environments. Pioneer VSX-LX503

Pioneer VSX-LX504 review

Pioneer VSX-LX504 has a configuration of 9.2, power 9 x 180 W (8 Ohms). VSX-LX504 supports the transition to HDR10, HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma) and Dolby Vision. The MCACC adjusts the sound according to the room and speakers, and also produces a cleaner sound by suppressing the standing waves that arise between walls or the ceiling and the floor. By connecting the VSX-LX504 to Sonos Connect, you can play any music or audio in your Sonos app. Pioneer VSX-LX504

Pioneer VSX-LX503 pros & cons

Pros

  • One major plus is that many of the VSX-LX503 functions can be controlled from the unit's front panel
  • The notations on the remote and the front panel are also more intuitive and easier to read than what we had with the older receiver

Cons

  • Setup is overly complex, poorly documented, and generally annoying

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 5 5

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Product

Pioneer VSX-LX504
Pioneer VSX-LX503

Model

VSX-LX504
VSX-LX503

Brand

Pioneer
Pioneer

Reviews

8
127

Amplifier

Channels

9.2
9.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

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

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 6
8, 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
AK4458 384 KHz/32-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

MCACC
MCACC

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

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

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

2.4/5GHz
2.4/5GHz

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
2 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
1

DLNA

MHL

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay, AirPlay 2
AirPlay

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
2

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
USB, 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
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

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
1/1

DC trigger output (12V)

2
2

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization
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, 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
850

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 38.6/17 x 7 x 14.9

Weight, kg/lbs

13/28.7
13/28.7
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