Pioneer Elite VSX-LX105 vs Yamaha RX-A2A review

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Pioneer Elite VSX-LX105 vs Yamaha RX-A2A review

Pioneer Elite VSX-LX105
vs
Yamaha RX-A2A

The Pioneer Elite VSX-LX105 vs Yamaha RX-A2A comparison will be extremely helpful for people who want to get a great, powerful receiver with many functions.

Amplifier

AV receivers under review have the same number of channels. In terms of power, there are differences, the Elite VSX-LX105 has such a ratio W/Ohm - 100/8, 210/6, while the RX-A2A has a power of 100/8. The value of total harmonic distortion is also different, and for the Elite VSX-LX105 it is 0.08%, but for the RX-A2A it is 0.06%.

Audio features

The manufacturer installed different DACs, the Elite VSX-LX105 received the model 192 KHz/24-bit, but the RX-A2A is equipped with 384 KHz/32-bit. Each of the compared opponents supports Bi-amping. The model RX-A2A 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. Most popular streaming services are available for our models under consideration - Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, SiriusXM, Napster, SoundCloud.

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 Elite VSX-LX105 and the RX-A2A. 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 Elite VSX-LX105 has 6/2, and the RX-A2A has 7/1.Pioneer Elite VSX-LX105 connectionsYamaha RX-A2A connections HDMI Audio Return Channel is implemented in both devices. HDMI eARC is supported by the Elite VSX-LX105 and the RX-A2A. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that only the Yamaha RX-A2A has HDMI CEC. Elite VSX-LX105 and RX-A2A 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 2 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 RX-A2A. The Pioneer Elite VSX-LX105 and the Yamaha RX-A2A 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

Pioneer Elite VSX-LX105
Yamaha RX-A2A

Model

Elite VSX-LX105
RX-A2A

Brand

Pioneer
Yamaha

Reviews

0
0

Amplifier

Channels

7.2
7.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

100/8, 210/6
100/8

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 6
8

Frequency response

20Hz-20KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.08
0.06

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

192 KHz/24-bit
384 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

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

6/2
7/1

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)

HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

HDMI CEC

Digital content protection (HDCP)

HDCP 2.3
HDCP 2.3

Subwoofer output (LFE)

2
2

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

1
1

Coaxial digital input

1
1

Composite input

0
0

Component input/output

0
0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

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

Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

HDR10+
HDR10+

4K signal pass-through

4K/120Hz
4K/120Hz

8K signal pass-through

8K/60Hz
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
x.v.Color, HLG, BT.2020, LipSync

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
Web Control, App Control

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

2
2

Zone audio output

speaker, preout
preout

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

Pioneer Control App
MusicCast

RS-232

1
0

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/1
1/1

DC trigger output (12V)

1
1

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization
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-EXPRESS
DTS-ES, DTS-HD

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
360

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
43.4 x 15.2 x 35.5/17 x 6 x 14

Weight, kg/lbs

9.8/21.6
10.2/22.5

Other

Release year

2021
2021
Pioneer Elite VSX-LX105
Yamaha RX-A2A
Pioneer Elite VSX-LX105
Yamaha RX-A2A

AV receivers SoundInspiration comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 8.3
  • 8.2
  • 8.3Pioneer Elite VSX-LX105
  • 8.2Yamaha RX-A2A