Pioneer VSX-LX102 vs Onkyo TX-8270 review

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Pioneer VSX-LX102 vs Onkyo TX-8270 review

Pioneer VSX-LX102
vs
Onkyo TX-8270

Pioneer VSX-LX102 vs Onkyo TX-8270 – that is a question.

Amplifier

The number of channels for receivers is different - 7.2 versus 2.0, respectively, for devices. In terms of power, there are differences, the VSX-LX102 has such a ratio W/Ohm - 80/8, 170/6, while the TX-8270 has a power of 160/6. A common feature for devices is the same total harmonic distortion - 0.08%.

Audio features

Competitive models use the same DAC. The Bi-amping function is implemented only in the Pioneer VSX-LX102. Both Pioneer VSX-LX102 and Onkyo TX-8270 can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing.

Connectivity

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. Access to the Spotify service is on each of the competitors. The number of available streaming services varies for receivers, the Pioneer VSX-LX102 works with Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, TuneIn Radio, but the Onkyo TX-8270 works with Deezer, TIDAL, TuneIn Radio. The quality of 4K/60Hz signal remains unchanged when transmitting from a source to a TV or projector via HDMI for both receivers. HDMI signal transmission in standby mode can provide only the VSX-LX102. Video scaling is only possible with the VSX-LX102. Each of the participants of the comparison has a Dolby Vision.

Extensive connections

The number of HDMI inputs/outputs is the same - 4/1.Pioneer VSX-LX102 connectionsOnkyo TX-8270 connections HDMI Audio Return Channel is implemented in both devices. HDMI eARC is not supported by the VSX-LX102 and the TX-8270. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that each of the rivals can work with HDMI CEC. VSX-LX102 and TX-8270 support the standard HDCP 2.2. Like most receivers, our models have a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player. Voice control of the basic functions of the receiver is not realized in both models. There is an ECO mode in VSX-LX102. The Pioneer VSX-LX102 and the Onkyo TX-8270 can be properly configured using the setup assistant.

Multichannel surround

A Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format is available only in the VSX-LX102. Only in the VSX-LX102 realized a DTS:X surround technology.

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General

Item

Pioneer VSX-LX102
Onkyo TX-8270

Model

VSX-LX102
TX-8270

Brand

Pioneer
Onkyo

Reviews

58
119

Amplifier

Channels

7.2
2.0

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

80/8, 170/6
160/6

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 6
6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.08
0.08

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

AK4438 384 KHz/32-bit
AK4438 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
Hi-Res audio

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

2.4/5GHz
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
Deezer, TIDAL, TuneIn Radio

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

4/1
4/1

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
2

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

1
2

Coaxial digital input

1
1

Composite input

2
0

Component input/output

0/0
0/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

USB, phones, setup mic, AUX
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
DeepColor, x.v.Color

Additional features

Voice control

App control

iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android
iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android

Display

colour OSD
fluorescent

Tuner

AM, FM
FM, DAB

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
preout

Zone HDMI output

has not

Multi-room control

FlareConnect
FlareConnect

RS-232

1
0

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/0
1/1

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
260

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 14.9 x 32.8/17 x 5.5 x 12.6

Weight, kg/lbs

8.6/19
8.6/19.4

Other

Release year

2013
2017
Pioneer VSX-LX102
Onkyo TX-8270
Pioneer VSX-LX102
Onkyo TX-8270

AV receivers SoundInspiration comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.1
  • 6.2
  • 7.1Pioneer VSX-LX102
  • 6.2Onkyo TX-8270

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