Pioneer VSX-LX503 vs Pioneer VSX-LX504

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VSX-LX503 vs VSX-LX504 comparison chart

Pioneer VSX-LX503 vs Pioneer VSX-LX504 review

Pioneer VSX-LX503
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Pioneer VSX-LX504

Along with the growing popularity of custom home theater builds, the comparison of Pioneer VSX-LX503 and Pioneer VSX-LX504 takes place. According to the results of our review, Pioneer VSX-LX503 received 8.6 points out of 10 possible, and Pioneer VSX-LX504 was rated 8.8 points. The release date of VSX-LX503 is 2018, and VSX-LX504 is 2019. Based on the data on the characteristics and features of both models, we can conclude that VSX-LX504 has better performance than VSX-LX503.

Main advantages Pioneer VSX-LX503 over Pioneer VSX-LX504

  • We do not know advantages

Main advantages Pioneer VSX-LX504 over Pioneer VSX-LX503

  • We do not know advantages

Amplifiers

For the built-in amplifier, the models have rated 9 points out of 10.

VSX-LX503
9
VSX-LX504
9

The number of channels is equal to the number of possible connected speakers. Both receivers can handle the 9.2-channels configuration.

RMS stands for the actual power of the receiver. The higher this value, the louder the sound can be produced. In terms of RMS power, the models have the same characteristics - 120/8, 230/6/8 W/Ohm.

VSX-LX503 VSX-LX504
Channels9.29.2
Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm120/8, 230/6120/8, 230/6
Output impedance, Ohm8, 68, 6
Frequency response10Hz-100KHz10Hz-100KHz
THD in stereo, %0.080.08

Audio features

The score for audio features is 9 of 10 for both receivers.

VSX-LX503
9
VSX-LX504
9

Most receivers now come with a microphone included. It is with the help of this microphone that the auto-calibration system functions, which adjusts the sound of the receiver to the room.

VSX-LX503 VSX-LX504
Digital to analog converter (DAC)AK4458 384 KHz/32-bitAK4458 384 KHz/32-bit
Bi-amping
Pure direct (straight)
Auto speaker calibrationMCACCMCACC
Speaker A/B switching
Other audio featuresAdvanced Sound Retriever, Hi-Res audio, Reflex OptimizerAdvanced Sound Retriever, Hi-Res audio

Connectivity

The connectivity of competitors in our comparison is equal and was rated 8 out of 10.

VSX-LX503
8
VSX-LX504
8

Bluetooth connection is now one of the main communication protocols for the receiver's control or even music broadcasting.

VSX-LX503 VSX-LX504
Wi-Fi2.4/5GHz2.4/5GHz
USB2 (USB 2.0)1 (USB 2.0)
Bluetooth
Ethernet (RJ45)11
DLNA
MHL

Streaming services

Now music streaming services are gaining more and more popularity. They allow users to listen to millions of songs by subscription.

VSX-LX503 VSX-LX504
Apple Music (AirPlay)AirPlayAirPlay, AirPlay 2
Amazon Music
Spotify
Other streaming servicesDeezer, TIDAL, Pandora, TuneIn RadioDeezer, TIDAL, Pandora

Extensive connections

The presence of many connectors makes the receiver more versatile. But there are also narrowly targeted models, the number of connectors which are limited to a certain area of use. And when choosing their own receiver, users need to consider exactly your goals for using the receiver. For extensive connection, both receivers got 8 points on our 10-point scale.

VSX-LX503
8
VSX-LX504
8

Competitors in our review have 7/2 HDMI inputs and outputs.

VSX-LX503 VSX-LX504
HDMI input/output7/27/2
HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)
HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)
HDMI CEC
Digital content protection (HDCP)HDCP 2.2HDCP 2.2
Subwoofer output (LFE)22
Headphone output1 x 6.31 x 6.3
Optical digital input21
Coaxial digital input11
Composite input22
Component input/output1/01/0
Phono (MM) input
Front panel connectorsUSB, HDMI, phones, setup micUSB, HDMI, phones, setup mic
Multi channel preamp output

Video features

The AV receiver is the heart of the home theater. And in this case, support for all current video formats ensures the best user experience, so it is very important to consider this when choosing a device. Video features of rivals in our comparison were rated 10 out of 10.

VSX-LX503
10
VSX-LX504
10

VSX-LX503 VSX-LX504
HDR (High Dynamic Range)HDR10HDR10
4K signal pass-through4K/60Hz4K/60Hz
8K signal pass-through
HDMI signal pass-through
3D signal pass-through
HDMI pass-through in standby mode
Video conversionanalog to HDMIanalog to HDMI
Analog to HDMI scaling
HDMI to HDMI scaling
Dolby Vision
Other video featuresDeepColor, x.v.Color, HLG, BT.2020x.v.Color, HLG, BT.2020

Additional features

In terms of evaluating additional features, the VSX-LX503 got 8 points, but the VSX-LX504 has 9.

VSX-LX503
8
VSX-LX504
9

VSX-LX503 VSX-LX504
Voice controlGoogle AssistantAmazon Alexa
App controliPhone, iPad, iPod, AndroidiPhone, iPad, iPod, Android
Displaycolour OSDcolour OSD
TunerAM, FMAM, FM
Sleep timer
Auto power off
ECO mode
Graphical user interface (GUI)
Setup assistant
Firmware updatenetwork, USBnetwork, USB
Other additional featuresIP Controlhas not

Multi-room

As the center of a home media system, each multichannel receiver has an additional set of terminals for connecting the second set of speakers to create additional audio space in Zone 2 or even Zone 3 where audio can have the separate source.

VSX-LX503 VSX-LX504
Multi-room zones33
Zone audio outputspeaker, preoutspeaker, preout
Zone HDMI output
Multi-room controlFlareConnectPioneer Control App, FlareConnect
RS-23211
Remote control input/output (IR)1/11/1
DC trigger output (12V)22

Multichannel surround

Pioneer VSX-LX503 got 7 points for the multichannel surround sound and Pioneer VSX-LX504 got 8.

VSX-LX503
7
VSX-LX504
8

IMAX Enhanced is a licensing and certification program under which home theater devices deliver crisp 4K HDR pictures and powerful sound as it was designed by the IMAX engineers. The VSX-LX504 licensed by IMAX.

VSX-LX503 VSX-LX504
Dolby Atmos
Dolby TrueHD
Dolby Surround
Dolby (other)Dolby Digital PlusDolby 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-HD, DTS-EXPRESSDTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS
Auro-3D
IMAX Enhanced
Multichannel stereo
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