Pioneer Elite VSX-LX105 vs Yamaha R-N2000A review

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Overall
Pioneer Elite VSX-LX105
8.3
Yamaha R-N2000A
7
8
9
10
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8
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Pioneer Elite VSX-LX105 vs Yamaha R-N2000A review

Pioneer Elite VSX-LX105
vs
Yamaha R-N2000A

Pioneer Elite VSX-LX105 vs Yamaha R-N2000A comparison definitely makes sense.

Amplifier

A significant difference between the receivers in the number of channels, Pioneer Elite VSX-LX105 has 7.2 versus 2.1 for Yamaha R-N2000A. Regarding power, then Elite VSX-LX105 has such a W/Ohm ratio - 100/8, 210/6 when R-N2000A has a power of 90/8, 145/4. The THD is 0.08% for the Elite VSX-LX105 but 0.07% for the R-N2000A.

Audio features

Characteristics of digital to analog converter (DAC) are different, 192 KHz/24-bit for Elite VSX-LX105 and 192 KHz/32-bit for the R-N2000A. Both the Elite VSX-LX105 and the R-N2000A support Bi-amping. The Yamaha R-N2000A can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing.

Connectivity

WI-FI modules have the same characteristics: 2.4/5GHz. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Apple Music service is implemented on considered devices: AirPlay, AirPlay 2. Spotify can be used on each receiver. The Elite VSX-LX105 can work with the audio stream from Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, SiriusXM, Napster, SoundCloud, and the R-N2000A can receive a content from Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, SiriusXM, Napster, SoundCloud, Amazon Music, Amazon Music HD, MOOD:Mix. Only the Elite VSX-LX105 provides HDMI signal transmission in standby mode. The Elite VSX-LX105 can scale the input HDMI signal, unlike the R-N2000A. Dolby Vision technology found support only on the Elite VSX-LX105. Only the Elite VSX-LX105 supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). The HDMI eARC is available only on the Elite VSX-LX105. The models in our review do not support the HDMI CEC function. These compared receivers have a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player. Supported voice control technologies are identical - Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI. An ECO mode is only available for the R-N2000A. Both Elite VSX-LX105 and R-N2000A can be configured using the Setup assistant.

Multichannel surround

Only the Elite VSX-LX105 has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the Elite VSX-LX105.

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General

Item

Pioneer Elite VSX-LX105
Yamaha R-N2000A

Model

Elite VSX-LX105
R-N2000A

Brand

Pioneer
Yamaha

Reviews

0
0

Amplifier

Channels

7.2
2.1

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

100/8, 210/6
90/8, 145/4

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 6
8, 4

Frequency response

20Hz-20KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.08
0.07

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

192 KHz/24-bit
192 KHz/32-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

MCACC
YPAO

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

Advanced Sound Retriever, Hi-Res audio, Dirac Live Room Correction
CINEMA DSP 3D, Compressed Music Enhancer, Virtual CINEMA FRONT

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 2
AirPlay, AirPlay 2

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, SiriusXM, Napster, SoundCloud
Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, SiriusXM, Napster, SoundCloud, Amazon Music, Amazon Music HD, MOOD:Mix

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

6/2
0/0

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)

HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

HDMI CEC

Digital content protection (HDCP)

HDCP 2.3

Subwoofer output (LFE)

2
1

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

1
2

Coaxial digital input

1
1

Composite input

0
0

Component input/output

0
0/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

USB, phones, setup mic, AUX
phones, setup mic

Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

HDR10+

4K signal pass-through

4K/120Hz

8K signal pass-through

8K/60Hz

HDMI signal pass-through

3D signal pass-through

HDMI pass-through in standby mode

Video conversion

Analog to HDMI scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling

Dolby Vision

Other video features

DeepColor, x.v.Color, HLG, BT.2020, LipSync
has not

Additional features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI
Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI

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

App Control, Sonos Connect control
IP Control, Web Control, App Control

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

2
has not

Zone audio output

speaker, preout
has not

Zone HDMI output

has not

Multi-room control

Pioneer Control App
has not

RS-232

1
0

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/1
0/0

DC trigger output (12V)

1
1

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization
has not

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Neural:X

DTS (other)

DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-EXPRESS
has not

Auro-3D

IMAX Enhanced

Multichannel stereo

Audio file formats

MP3

WMA

AAC

WAV

FLAC

ALAC

Other audio file formats

AIFF, DSD
AIFF, DSD

Power

Operational power consumption, W

635
215

Standby consumption, W

0.1
0.1

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.5 x 17.3 x 37/17.1 x 6.3 x 14.9
17.1 Г— 6 x 18.5 / 43.4 x 15.2 x 46.9

Weight, kg/lbs

9.8/21.6
22/48.7

Other

Release year

2021
2023
Pioneer Elite VSX-LX105
Yamaha R-N2000A
Pioneer Elite VSX-LX105
Yamaha R-N2000A

AV receivers SoundInspiration comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 8.3
  • 7
  • 8.3Pioneer Elite VSX-LX105
  • 7Yamaha R-N2000A