Pioneer VSX-LX503 vs Pioneer VSX-LX504

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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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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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Pioneer VSX-LX504 review

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

Pioneer VSX-LX503
Pioneer VSX-LX504

Model

VSX-LX503
VSX-LX504

Brand

Pioneer
Pioneer

Reviews

79
8

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, 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, AirPlay 2

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

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

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

2
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
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

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

Additional features

Voice control

Google Assistant
Amazon Alexa

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
has not

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
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

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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