Yamaha RX-V475 vs Pioneer Elite VSX-LX304 review

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Yamaha RX-V475 vs Pioneer Elite VSX-LX304 review

Yamaha RX-V475
vs
Pioneer Elite VSX-LX304

What is better - Yamaha RX-V475 vs Pioneer Elite VSX-LX304?

Amplifier

The number of channels for receivers is different - 5.1 versus 9.2, respectively, for devices. In terms of power, there are differences, the RX-V475 has such a ratio W/Ohm - 80/6, while the Elite VSX-LX304 has a power of 100/8, 225/6. The value of total harmonic distortion is also different, and for the RX-V475 it is 0.09%, but for the Elite VSX-LX304 it is 0.08%.

Audio features

The manufacturer installed different DACs, the RX-V475 received the model Burr-Brown 192 KHz/24-bit, but the Elite VSX-LX304 is equipped with AK4458 384 KHz/32-bit. The Bi-amping function is implemented only in the Pioneer Elite VSX-LX304. Both Yamaha RX-V475 and Pioneer Elite VSX-LX304 can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing.

Connectivity

Wireless Internet connection via WIFI is only possible with Elite VSX-LX304. Each of the receivers has a Bluetooth connector. The contenders have differences in the supported services from Apple - AirPlay versus AirPlay, AirPlay 2 respectively. Access to the Spotify service is on each of the competitors. The quality of 4K/60Hz 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 RX-V475 and the Elite VSX-LX304. Video scaling is only possible with the Elite VSX-LX304. Operation with the Dolby Vision is only possible with the Elite VSX-LX304.

Extensive connections

The number of HDMI inputs/outputs varies depending on the receiver, the RX-V475 has 5/1, and the Elite VSX-LX304 has 7/2.Yamaha RX-V475 connectionsPioneer Elite VSX-LX304 connections HDMI Audio Return Channel is implemented in both devices. HDMI eARC is not supported by the RX-V475 and the Elite VSX-LX304. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that each of the rivals can work with HDMI CEC. RX-V475 and Elite VSX-LX304 support the standard HDCP 2.2. In the presence of a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player only at Pioneer Elite VSX-LX304. There is an ECO mode in RX-V475. The Pioneer Elite VSX-LX304 can be properly configured using the setup assistant.

Multichannel surround

A Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format is available only in the Elite VSX-LX304. Only in the Elite VSX-LX304 realized a DTS:X surround technology.

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General

Item

Yamaha RX-V475
Pioneer Elite VSX-LX304

Model

RX-V475
Elite VSX-LX304

Brand

Yamaha
Pioneer

Reviews

217
8

Amplifier

Channels

5.1
9.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

80/6
100/8, 225/6

Output impedance, Ohm

6
8, 6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
5Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.09
0.08

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

Burr-Brown 192 KHz/24-bit
AK4458 384 KHz/32-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

YPAO
MCACC

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

CINEMA DSP, Compressed Music Enhancer, Virtual CINEMA FRONT
Advanced Sound Retriever, Hi-Res audio

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
1

DLNA

MHL

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay
AirPlay, AirPlay 2

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

5/1
7/2

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)

HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

HDMI CEC

Digital content protection (HDCP)

HDCP 2.2
HDCP 2.2

Subwoofer output (LFE)

1
2

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

2
1

Coaxial digital input

2
1

Composite input

5
0

Component input/output

2/1
0/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

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

Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

HDR10

4K signal pass-through

4K/60Hz
4K/60Hz

8K signal pass-through

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
DeepColor, x.v.Color, HLG, BT.2020

Additional features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa

App control

iPhone, 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

has not
has not

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

has not
3

Zone audio output

has not
speaker, preout

Zone HDMI output

has not

Multi-room control

has not
Pioneer Control App, FlareConnect

RS-232

0
1

Remote control input/output (IR)

0/0
1/1

DC trigger output (12V)

0
2

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital Plus
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-HD, DTS-EXPRESS, DTS-Surround, DTS-Neo:6
DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS

Auro-3D

IMAX Enhanced

Multichannel stereo

Audio file formats

MP3

WMA

AAC

WAV

FLAC

ALAC

Other audio file formats

has not
AIFF

Power

Operational power consumption, W

270
750

Standby consumption, W

0.1
0.15

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.5 x 16.1 x 31.5/17 x 6.3 x 12.2
43.5 x 17.3 x 37/17 x 6.8 x 14.5

Weight, kg/lbs

8.1/17.9
10.8/23.8

Other

Release year

2013
2019
Yamaha RX-V475
Pioneer Elite VSX-LX304
Yamaha RX-V475
Pioneer Elite VSX-LX304

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  • 8.5
  • 5.3Yamaha RX-V475
  • 8.5Pioneer Elite VSX-LX304