The present review is aimed to compare two AV receivers - Onkyo TX-SR383 vs Pioneer VSX-LX102 that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema and music lovers.
Considered AV receivers have the same number of channels 7.2. Regarding power, then TX-SR383 has such a W/Ohm ratio - 100/8, 135/6 when VSX-LX102 has a power of 80/8, 170/6. The THD is 0.09% for the TX-SR383 but 0.08% for the VSX-LX102.
Characteristics of digital to analog converter (DAC) are different, 192 KHz/24-bit for TX-SR383 and AK4438 384 KHz/32-bit for the VSX-LX102. 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. Only the VSX-LX102 supports Spotify. 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 TX-SR383. Dolby Vision technology found support only on the VSX-LX102.
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. 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.
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