Pioneer Elite VSX-LX305 vs Denon AVR-S570BT review

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Pioneer Elite VSX-LX305 vs Denon AVR-S570BT review

Pioneer Elite VSX-LX305
Denon AVR-S570BT

What is better - Pioneer Elite VSX-LX305 vs Denon AVR-S570BT?


The number of channels for receivers is different - 9.2 versus 5.2, respectively, for devices. In terms of power, there are differences, the Elite VSX-LX305 has such a ratio W/Ohm - 100/8, 225/6, while the AVR-S570BT has a power of 70/8, 90/6. A common feature for devices is the same total harmonic distortion - 0.08%.

Audio features

The manufacturer installed different DACs, the Elite VSX-LX305 received the model 192 KHz/24-bit, but the AVR-S570BT is equipped with 192 KHz/32-bit. The Bi-amping function is implemented only in the Pioneer Elite VSX-LX305. The model AVR-S570BT can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing. Each of the receivers has a Bluetooth connector. The Elite VSX-LX305 has access to the Spotify service.

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-LX305 and the AVR-S570BT. 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-LX305 has 7/2, and the AVR-S570BT has 4/1.Pioneer Elite VSX-LX305 connectionsDenon AVR-S570BT connections HDMI Audio Return Channel is implemented in both devices. HDMI eARC is supported by the Elite VSX-LX305 and the AVR-S570BT. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that only the Denon AVR-S570BT has HDMI CEC. Elite VSX-LX305 and AVR-S570BT support the standard HDCP 2.3. In the presence of a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player only at Pioneer Elite VSX-LX305. There is an ECO mode in AVR-S570BT. The Pioneer Elite VSX-LX305 and the Denon AVR-S570BT can be properly configured using the setup assistant.

Multichannel surround

A Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format is available only in the Elite VSX-LX305. Only in the Elite VSX-LX305 realized a DTS:X surround technology.

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