The present review is aimed to compare two AV receivers - Pioneer VSX-LX102 vs Integra DTM-7 that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema and music lovers.
A significant difference between the receivers in the number of channels, Pioneer VSX-LX102 has 7.2 versus 2.0 for Integra DTM-7. Regarding power, then VSX-LX102 has such a W/Ohm ratio - 80/8, 170/6 when DTM-7 has a power of 100/8. The THD is the same and is 0.08%.
Competitors' digital to analog converter (DAC) is identical to AK4438 384 KHz/32-bit. 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.
WI-FI modules have the same characteristics: 2.4/5GHz. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Apple Music service is implemented on considered devices: AirPlay. Spotify can be used on each receiver. Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, TuneIn Radio - all of these streaming services have found application in each of the models.
Both AV receivers support HDR10 technology (High dynamic range). 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 DTM-7. The HDR standard - Dolby Vision is supported by these receivers.
Each receiver has 4/1 HDMI inputs/outputs. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Unfortunately, HDMI eARC is not available on monitored devices. The Consumer Electronics Control (CEC) feature is present in most modern AV receivers and the models in our comparison are no exception. Both models support the standard HDCP 2.2. These compared receivers have a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player. An ECO mode is only available for the VSX-LX102. Both VSX-LX102 and DTM-7 can be configured using the Setup assistant.
Only the VSX-LX102 has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the VSX-LX102.
The Pioneer VSX-LX102 is better receiver in this comparison. Check Pioneer VSX-LX102 price