Pioneer Elite VSX-LX505 vs Pioneer VSX-LX504 review

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Pioneer Elite VSX-LX505 vs Pioneer VSX-LX504 review

Pioneer Elite VSX-LX505
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Pioneer VSX-LX504

Pioneer Elite VSX-LX505 vs Pioneer VSX-LX504 – that is a question.

Amplifier

AV receivers under review have the same number of channels. In terms of power, the receivers have the same performance - 120/8, 230/6. A common feature for devices is the same total harmonic distortion - 0.08%.

Audio features

The manufacturer installed different DACs, the Elite VSX-LX505 received the model 192 KHz/24-bit, but the VSX-LX504 is equipped with AK4458 384 KHz/32-bit. Each of the compared opponents supports Bi-amping. The model VSX-LX504 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, AirPlay 2. Access to the Spotify service is on each of the competitors. The number of available streaming services varies for receivers, the Pioneer Elite VSX-LX505 works with Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, SiriusXM, Napster, SoundCloud, but the Pioneer VSX-LX504 works with Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora.

Video features

Signaling over HDMI in standby mode can provide the Elite VSX-LX505 and the VSX-LX504. 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 is the same - 7/2.Pioneer Elite VSX-LX505 connectionsPioneer VSX-LX504 connections HDMI Audio Return Channel is implemented in both devices. HDMI eARC is only supported by the Elite VSX-LX505. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that only the Pioneer VSX-LX504 has HDMI CEC. The Elite VSX-LX505 has support for the standard HDCP 2.3, compared to the VSX-LX504, which supports the standard HDCP 2.2. Like most receivers, our models have a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player.

Additional features

Unlike the Elite VSX-LX505 where 2 Multi zones is provided, the VSX-LX504 works with 3 Multi zones. For voice control in the Elite VSX-LX505 is used Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI, but in the VSX-LX504 is used Amazon Alexa. There is an ECO mode in neither AV receiver. The Pioneer Elite VSX-LX505 and the Pioneer VSX-LX504 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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General

Item

Pioneer Elite VSX-LX505
Pioneer VSX-LX504

Model

Elite VSX-LX505
VSX-LX504

Brand

Pioneer
Pioneer

Reviews

0
10

Amplifier

Channels

9.2
9.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

120/8, 230/6
120/8, 230/6

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 6
8, 6

Frequency response

20Hz-20KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.08
0.08

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

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

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

MCACC
MCACC

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

Advanced Sound Retriever, Hi-Res audio, Dirac Live Room Correction
Advanced Sound Retriever, Hi-Res audio

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

2.4/5GHz
2.4/5GHz

USB

2 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
1

DLNA

MHL

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay, AirPlay 2
AirPlay, AirPlay 2

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, SiriusXM, Napster, SoundCloud
Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

7/2
7/2

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)

HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

HDMI CEC

Digital content protection (HDCP)

HDCP 2.3
HDCP 2.2

Subwoofer output (LFE)

2
2

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

1
1

Coaxial digital input

1
1

Composite input

2
2

Component input/output

1
1/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

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

Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

HDR10+
HDR10

4K signal pass-through

4K/120Hz
4K/60Hz

8K signal pass-through

8K/60Hz

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

Additional features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI
Amazon Alexa

App control

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

Display

colour OSD
colour OSD

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

App Control, Sonos Connect control
has not

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

2
3

Zone audio output

speaker, preout
speaker, preout

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

Pioneer Control App
Pioneer Control App, FlareConnect

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

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization
Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Neural:X

DTS (other)

DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-EXPRESS
DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS

Auro-3D

IMAX Enhanced

Multichannel stereo

Audio file formats

MP3

WMA

AAC

WAV

FLAC

ALAC

Other audio file formats

AIFF, DSD
AIFF

Power

Operational power consumption, W

850
850

Standby consumption, W

0.1
0.15

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.5 x 18.5 x 38.6/17.1 x 7.5 x 15.3
43.5 x 18.5 x 38.6/17 x 7 x 14.9

Weight, kg/lbs

13/28.7
13/28.7

Other

Release year

2021
2019
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AV receivers SoundInspiration comparison rating

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  • 8.7
  • 8.8
  • 8.7Pioneer Elite VSX-LX505
  • 8.8Pioneer VSX-LX504