Pioneer Elite VSX-LX305 vs Yamaha RX-A2A review

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Pioneer Elite VSX-LX305 vs Yamaha RX-A2A review

Pioneer Elite VSX-LX305
Yamaha RX-A2A

The Pioneer Elite VSX-LX305 vs Yamaha RX-A2A comparison will be extremely helpful for people who want to get a great, powerful receiver with many functions.


The number of channels for receivers is different - 9.2 versus 7.2, 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 RX-A2A has a power of 100/8. The value of total harmonic distortion is also different, and for the Elite VSX-LX305 it is 0.08%, but for the RX-A2A it is 0.06%.

Audio features

The manufacturer installed different DACs, the Elite VSX-LX305 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.


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-LX305 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-LX305 has 7/2, and the RX-A2A has 7/1.Pioneer Elite VSX-LX305 connectionsYamaha RX-A2A connections HDMI Audio Return Channel is implemented in both devices. HDMI eARC is supported by the Elite VSX-LX305 and the RX-A2A. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that only the Yamaha RX-A2A has HDMI CEC. Elite VSX-LX305 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-LX305 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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Pioneer Elite VSX-LX305
Yamaha RX-A2A


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