Pioneer VSX-LX102 vs Harman Kardon AVR 1610 review

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Pioneer VSX-LX102 vs Harman Kardon AVR 1610 review

Pioneer VSX-LX102
vs
Harman Kardon AVR 1610

The Pioneer VSX-LX102 vs Harman Kardon AVR 1610 comparison proves that these receivers have many common features.

Amplifier

A significant difference between the receivers in the number of channels, Pioneer VSX-LX102 has 7.2 versus 5.1 for Harman Kardon AVR 1610. Regarding power, then VSX-LX102 has such a W/Ohm ratio - 80/8, 170/6 when AVR 1610 has a power of 85/8, 85/6. The THD is 0.08% for the VSX-LX102 but 0.09% for the AVR 1610.

Audio features

Characteristics of digital to analog converter (DAC) are different, AK4438 384 KHz/32-bit for VSX-LX102 and 192 KHz/24-bit for the AVR 1610. Only the VSX-LX102 supports Bi-amping feature. The Pioneer VSX-LX102 can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Apple Music service is implemented on considered devices: AirPlay. Spotify can be used on each receiver. Compared AV receivers retain the quality of 4K/60Hz signal when transmitting from a source to a TV or projector. HDMI signal transmission in standby mode is implemented in each of the devices. The VSX-LX102 can scale the input HDMI signal, unlike the AVR 1610. Dolby Vision technology found support only on the VSX-LX102.

Extensive connections

The Pioneer VSX-LX102 has 4/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 5/1 HDMI connectors of the Harman Kardon AVR 1610.Pioneer VSX-LX102 connectionsHarman Kardon AVR 1610 connections The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Unfortunately, HDMI eARC is not available on monitored devices. Of the two receivers in our comparison, HDMI CEC is present in only the VSX-LX102. Both models support the standard HDCP 2.2. The VSX-LX102 has a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player. A voice control is not available. An ECO mode is only available for the VSX-LX102. The setup assistant will help you configure Pioneer VSX-LX102.

Multichannel surround

Only the VSX-LX102 has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the VSX-LX102.

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General

Item

Pioneer VSX-LX102
Harman Kardon AVR 1610

Model

VSX-LX102
AVR 1610

Brand

Pioneer
Harman Kardon

Reviews

58
57

Amplifier

Channels

7.2
5.1

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

80/8, 170/6
85/8, 85/6

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 6
8, 6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-130KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.08
0.09

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

AK4438 384 KHz/32-bit
192 KHz/24-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

MCACC

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

Reflex Optimizer, Advanced Sound Retriever
has not

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

2.4/5GHz

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
1

DLNA

MHL

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay
AirPlay

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, TuneIn Radio
has not

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

4/1
5/1

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)

2
1

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

1
1

Coaxial digital input

1
1

Composite input

2
2

Component input/output

0/0
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/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

x.v.Color
has not

Additional features

Voice control

App control

iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android
iPhone, 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

IP Control
has not

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

has not
has not

Zone audio output

has not
has not

Zone HDMI output

has not
has not

Multi-room control

FlareConnect
has not

RS-232

1
0

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/0
1/0

DC trigger output (12V)

1
1

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pro Logic

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Neural:X

DTS (other)

DTS-ES, DTS 96/24
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

AIFF
has not

Power

Operational power consumption, W

480
450

Standby consumption, W

0.1
0.5

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.5 x 17.3 x 32/17 x 6.8 x 12.6
44 x 12.1 x 30/17.3 x 4.7 x 11.8

Weight, kg/lbs

8.6/19
4.6/10

Other

Release year

2013
2013
Pioneer VSX-LX102
Harman Kardon AVR 1610
Pioneer VSX-LX102
Harman Kardon AVR 1610

AV receivers SoundInspiration comparison rating

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  • worse
  • 7.1
  • 4.5
  • 7.1Pioneer VSX-LX102
  • 4.5Harman Kardon AVR 1610

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