Pioneer Elite VSX-LX105 vs Yamaha R-N600A review

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Pioneer Elite VSX-LX105
8.3
Yamaha R-N600A
6.4
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Pioneer Elite VSX-LX105 vs Yamaha R-N600A review

Pioneer Elite VSX-LX105
vs
Yamaha R-N600A

It’s strongly recommended to compare different receivers if you want to choose the best one: Pioneer Elite VSX-LX105 vs Yamaha R-N600A.

Amplifier

The number of channels for receivers is different - 7.2 versus 2.1, respectively, for devices. In terms of power, there are differences, the Elite VSX-LX105 has such a ratio W/Ohm - 100/8, 210/6, while the R-N600A has a power of 80/8, 60/6. The value of total harmonic distortion is also different, and for the Elite VSX-LX105 it is 0.08%, but for the R-N600A it is 0.07%.

Audio features

The manufacturer installed different DACs, the Elite VSX-LX105 received the model 192 KHz/24-bit, but the R-N600A is equipped with 192 KHz/32-bit. Each of the compared opponents supports Bi-amping. The model R-N600A 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 Pioneer Elite VSX-LX105 works with Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, SiriusXM, Napster, SoundCloud, but the Yamaha R-N600A works with Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, SiriusXM, Napster, SoundCloud, Amazon Music, Amazon Music HD, MOOD:Mix. HDMI signal transmission in standby mode can provide only the Elite VSX-LX105. Video scaling is only possible with the Elite VSX-LX105. Operation with the Dolby Vision is only possible with the Elite VSX-LX105. HDMI Audio Return Channel is only available on Pioneer Elite VSX-LX105. HDMI eARC is only supported by the Elite VSX-LX105. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that HDMI CEC support is not implemented. Like most receivers, our models have a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player. Voice control is performed using Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI in both models. There is an ECO mode in R-N600A. The Pioneer Elite VSX-LX105 and the Yamaha R-N600A can be properly configured using the setup assistant.

Multichannel surround

A Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format is available only in the Elite VSX-LX105. Only in the Elite VSX-LX105 realized a DTS:X surround technology.

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General

Item

Pioneer Elite VSX-LX105
Yamaha R-N600A

Model

Elite VSX-LX105
R-N600A

Brand

Pioneer
Yamaha

Reviews

0
0

Amplifier

Channels

7.2
2.1

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

100/8, 210/6
80/8, 60/6

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 6
8, 6

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
2

Composite input

0
0

Component input/output

0
0/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

USB, phones, setup mic, AUX
USB, phones

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
0

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
200

Standby consumption, W

0.1
0.2

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
17.1Г— 15.3 Г— 6.6 / 43.4 x 38.8 x 16.7

Weight, kg/lbs

9.8/21.6
9.5/21

Other

Release year

2021
2023
Pioneer Elite VSX-LX105
Yamaha R-N600A
Pioneer Elite VSX-LX105
Yamaha R-N600A

AV receivers SoundInspiration comparison rating

  • better
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  • 8.3
  • 6.4
  • 8.3Pioneer Elite VSX-LX105
  • 6.4Yamaha R-N600A