Denon AVR-S760H vs Pioneer VSX-LX505 review

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Denon AVR-S760H vs Pioneer VSX-LX505 review

Denon AVR-S760H
vs
Pioneer VSX-LX505

Denon AVR-S760H vs Pioneer VSX-LX505 – that is a question.

Amplifier

The number of channels for receivers is different - 7.2 versus 9.2, respectively, for devices. In terms of power, there are differences, the AVR-S760H has such a ratio W/Ohm - 75/8, 165/6, while the VSX-LX505 has a power of 120/8. A common feature for devices is the same total harmonic distortion - 0.08%.

Audio features

The manufacturer installed different DACs, the AVR-S760H received the model 192 KHz/32-bit, but the VSX-LX505 is equipped with 192 KHz/24-bit. The Bi-amping function is implemented only in the Pioneer VSX-LX505. The model VSX-LX505 can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing.

Connectivity

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. The number of available streaming services varies for receivers, the Denon AVR-S760H works with Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, SiriusXM, Napster, SoundCloud, but the Pioneer VSX-LX505 works with 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-S760H and the VSX-LX505. 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 varies depending on the receiver, the AVR-S760H has 6/1, and the VSX-LX505 has 6/2.Denon AVR-S760H connectionsPioneer VSX-LX505 connections HDMI Audio Return Channel is implemented in both devices. HDMI eARC is supported by the AVR-S760H and the VSX-LX505. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that each of the rivals can work with HDMI CEC. AVR-S760H and VSX-LX505 support the standard HDCP 2.3. Like most receivers, our models have a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player.

Additional features

Unlike the AVR-S760H where 2 Multi zones is provided, the VSX-LX505 works with 3 Multi zones. 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-S760H and the Pioneer VSX-LX505 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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General

Item

Denon AVR-S760H
Pioneer VSX-LX505

Model

AVR-S760H
VSX-LX505

Brand

Denon
Pioneer

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