Pioneer VSX-LX102 vs Onkyo TX-8260 review

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Pioneer VSX-LX102 vs Onkyo TX-8260 review

Pioneer VSX-LX102
vs
Onkyo TX-8260

It makes sense comparing Pioneer VSX-LX102 vs Onkyo TX-8260 because they both are able to give some premium features.

Amplifier

A significant difference between the receivers in the number of channels, Pioneer VSX-LX102 has 7.2 versus 2.0 for Onkyo TX-8260. Regarding power, then VSX-LX102 has such a W/Ohm ratio - 80/8, 170/6 when TX-8260 has a power of 80/8, 160/6. The THD is 0.08% for the VSX-LX102 but 0.09% for the TX-8260.

Audio features

Characteristics of digital to analog converter (DAC) are different, AK4438 384 KHz/32-bit for VSX-LX102 and AK4452 384 KHz/32-bit for the TX-8260. 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. The VSX-LX102 can work with the audio stream from Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, TuneIn Radio, and the TX-8260 can receive a content from TIDAL, Pandora, TuneIn Radio. Only the VSX-LX102 provides HDMI signal transmission in standby mode. The VSX-LX102 can scale the input HDMI signal, unlike the TX-8260. Dolby Vision technology found support only on the VSX-LX102. Only the VSX-LX102 supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). 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. These compared receivers have 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
Onkyo TX-8260

Model

VSX-LX102
TX-8260

Brand

Pioneer
Onkyo

Reviews

58
40

Amplifier

Channels

7.2
2.0

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

80/8, 170/6
80/8, 160/6

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 6
8, 6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.08
0.09

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

AK4438 384 KHz/32-bit
AK4452 384 KHz/32-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

MCACC

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

Reflex Optimizer, Advanced Sound Retriever
WRAT

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

2.4/5GHz

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
2 (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
TIDAL, Pandora, TuneIn Radio

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

4/1
0/0

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)

HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

HDMI CEC

Digital content protection (HDCP)

HDCP 2.2

Subwoofer output (LFE)

2
1

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

1
2

Coaxial digital input

1
2

Composite input

2
0

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

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, iPad, iPod, Android

Display

colour OSD
fluorescent

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
2

Zone audio output

has not
speaker, preout

Zone HDMI output

has not

Multi-room control

FlareConnect
Onkyo Controller app

RS-232

1
0

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/0
1/0

DC trigger output (12V)

1
0

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital Plus
has not

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Neural:X

DTS (other)

DTS-ES, DTS 96/24
has not

Auro-3D

IMAX Enhanced

Multichannel stereo

Audio file formats

MP3

WMA

AAC

WAV

FLAC

ALAC

Other audio file formats

AIFF
AIFF

Power

Operational power consumption, W

480
230

Standby consumption, W

0.1
0.1

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
43.5 x 15 x 32.8/ 17 x 6.5 x 13

Weight, kg/lbs

8.6/19
8.3/18.3

Other

Release year

2013
2017
Pioneer VSX-LX102
Onkyo TX-8260
Pioneer VSX-LX102
Onkyo TX-8260

AV receivers SoundInspiration comparison rating

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  • 7.1
  • 6
  • 7.1Pioneer VSX-LX102
  • 6Onkyo TX-8260

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