Denon AVR-A1H vs Pioneer VSA-LX805 review

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Denon AVR-A1H vs Pioneer VSA-LX805 review

Denon AVR-A1H
Pioneer VSA-LX805

It’s strongly recommended to compare different receivers if you want to choose the best one: Denon AVR-A1H vs Pioneer VSA-LX805.


The number of channels for receivers is different - 15.4 versus 11.4, respectively, for devices. In terms of power, there are differences, the AVR-A1H has such a ratio W/Ohm - 150/8, 190/6, while the VSA-LX805 has a power of 150/8. The value of total harmonic distortion is also different, and for the AVR-A1H it is 0,05%, but for the VSA-LX805 it is 0.08%.

Audio features

The manufacturer installed different DACs, the AVR-A1H received the model 192 KHz/32-bit, but the VSA-LX805 is equipped with 192 KHz/24-bit. Each of the compared opponents supports Bi-amping. Both Denon AVR-A1H and Pioneer VSA-LX805 can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing.


These units have the same Wi-Fi modules. Each of the receivers has a Bluetooth connector. Both devices can work with such Apple Music services: AirPlay, AirPlay 2. Access to the Spotify service is on each of the competitors. Most popular streaming services are available for our models under consideration - Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, SiriusXM, Napster, SoundCloud, Amazon Music, Amazon Music HD, MOOD:Mix.

Video features

The HDR10+ function is present in each of the rivals. The quality of 4K/120Hz signal remains unchanged when transmitting from a source to a TV or projector via HDMI for both receivers. Signaling over HDMI in standby mode can provide the AVR-A1H and the VSA-LX805. Each of the devices can increase the resolution of the incoming video signal. Each of the participants of the comparison has a Dolby Vision.

Extensive connections

The number of HDMI inputs/outputs is the same - 7/3.Denon AVR-A1H connectionsPioneer VSA-LX805 connections HDMI Audio Return Channel is implemented in both devices. HDMI eARC is supported by the AVR-A1H and the VSA-LX805. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that each of the rivals can work with HDMI CEC. AVR-A1H and VSA-LX805 support the standard HDCP 2.3. Like most receivers, our models have a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player.

Additional features

Ability to create 3 Multi zones inherent in both AV receivers. Voice control is performed using Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI in both models. There is an ECO mode in either AV receiver. The Denon AVR-A1H and the Pioneer VSA-LX805 can be properly configured using the setup assistant.

Multichannel surround

A Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format is available both models. A DTS:X surround technology is supported by devices from our comparison.

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Denon AVR-A1H
Pioneer VSA-LX805