Pioneer VSX-LX503 vs Yamaha RX-A2070 review

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Pioneer VSX-LX503
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What is better - Pioneer VSX-LX503 vs Yamaha RX-A2070?

Amplifier

AV receivers under review have the same number of channels. In terms of power, there are differences, the VSX-LX503 has such a ratio W/Ohm - 120/8 20Hz-20KHz, 230/6 1KHz, while the RX-A2070 has a power of 140/8 20Hz-20KHz. The value of total harmonic distortion is also different, and for the VSX-LX503 it is 0.08%, but for the RX-A2070 it is 0.06%.

Audio features

The manufacturer installed different DACs, the VSX-LX503 received the model AK4458 384 KHz/32-bit, but the RX-A2070 is equipped with ESS 192 KHz/24-bit. Each of the compared opponents supports Bi-amping. Both Pioneer VSX-LX503 and Yamaha RX-A2070 can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing. 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-LX503 works with Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, TuneIn Radio, but the Yamaha RX-A2070 works with Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM.

Video features

The HDR10 function is present in each of the rivals. The quality of 4K 60p signal remains unchanged when transmitting from a source to a TV or projector via HDMI for both receivers. Signaling over HDMI in standby mode can provide the VSX-LX503 and the RX-A2070. Each of the devices can increase the resolution of the incoming video signal. Each of the participants of the comparison has a Dolby Vision.

Extensive connections

The number of HDMI inputs/outputs varies depending on the receiver, the VSX-LX503 has 7/2, and the RX-A2070 has 8/2.Pioneer VSX-LX503 connectionsYamaha RX-A2070 connections HDMI Audio Return Channel is implemented in both devices. HDMI eARC is not supported by the VSX-LX503 and the RX-A2070. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that each of the rivals can work with HDMI CEC. The VSX-LX503 has support for the standard HDCP 2.2, compared to the RX-A2070, which supports the standard HDCP 2.3. Like most receivers, our models have a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player.

Additional features

Ability to create 3 Multi zones inherent in both AV receivers. For voice control in the VSX-LX503 is used Google Assistant, but in the RX-A2070 is used Amazon Alexa. There is an ECO mode in RX-A2070. The Pioneer VSX-LX503 and the Yamaha RX-A2070 can be properly configured using the setup assistant.

Multichannel surround

A Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format is available both models. A DTS:X surround technology is supported by devices from our comparison.

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Common

Product

Pioneer VSX-LX503
Yamaha RX-A2070

Model

VSX-LX503
RX-A2070

Brand

Pioneer
Yamaha

Reviews

166
37

Amplifier

Channels

9.2
9.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

120/8 20Hz-20KHz, 230/6 1KHz
140/8 20Hz-20KHz

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 6
8

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.08
0.06

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

AK4458 384 KHz/32-bit
ESS 192 KHz/24-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

MCACC
YPAO

Speaker A/B switching

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

2.4/5GHz

USB

2 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
1

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay
AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, TuneIn Radio
Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

HDR10
HDR10

4K signal pass-through

4K 60p
4K 60p

HDMI signal pass-through

3D signal pass-through

HDMI pass-through in standby mode

Video conversion

analog to HDMI

Analog to HDMI scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling

Dolby Vision

Other video features

DeepColor, x.v.Color, HLG, BT.2020
DeepColor, x.v.Color, HLG, BT.2020

Additional features

Voice control

Google Assistant
Amazon Alexa

App control

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

Display

colour OSD
colour OSD

Tuner

AM, FM
AM, 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

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

7/2
8/2

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)

HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

HDMI CEC

Digital content protection (HDCP)

HDCP 2.2
HDCP 2.3

Subwoofer output (LFE)

2
2

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

2
3

Coaxial digital input

1
3

Composite input

2
4

Component input/output

1/0
2/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

USB, HDMI, phones, setup mic
USB, HDMI, phones, setup mic, AUX

Multi channel preamp output

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

3
3

Zone audio output

speaker, preout
speaker, preout

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

FlareConnect
MusicCast

RS-232

1
1

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/1
1/1

DC trigger output (12V)

2
2

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

Auro-3D

Power

Operational power consumption, W

850
490

Standby consumption, W

0.15
0.1

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.5 x 18.5 x 38.6/17 x 7 x 14.9
43.5 x 19.2 x 47.4/17 x 7.5 x 18.5

Weight, kg/lbs

13/28.7
17/37.5
Pioneer VSX-LX503
Yamaha RX-A2070
Pioneer VSX-LX503
Yamaha RX-A2070

AV receivers SoundInspiration comparison rating

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  • 8.6
  • 8.5
  • 8.6Pioneer VSX-LX503
  • 8.5Yamaha RX-A2070

The Pioneer VSX-LX503 is better receiver in this comparison. Check Pioneer VSX-LX503 price