Pioneer VSX-LX504 vs Pioneer Elite VSX-LX304

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Rating 5 5

VSX-LX504 vs Elite VSX-LX304 comparison chart

Overall
Pioneer VSX-LX504
8.8
Pioneer Elite VSX-LX304
8.5
9
9
10
10

Pioneer VSX-LX504 vs Pioneer Elite VSX-LX304 review

Pioneer VSX-LX504
vs
Pioneer Elite VSX-LX304

Let's compare Pioneer VSX-LX504 versus Pioneer Elite VSX-LX304 for an overview of all their pros and cons. According to the results of our review, Pioneer VSX-LX504 received 8.8 points out of 10 possible, and Pioneer Elite VSX-LX304 was rated 8.5 points. Both AV receivers were introduced in 2019. And as a result of the comparison, VSX-LX504 seems to be a better option for the role of a home theater center than Elite VSX-LX304.

Main advantages Pioneer VSX-LX504 over Pioneer Elite VSX-LX304

  • 120/8 W/Ohm RMS makes it more productive compared to 100/8 W/Ohm RMS in another receiver in the review.

Main advantages Pioneer Elite VSX-LX304 over Pioneer VSX-LX504

  • We do not know advantages

Amplifiers

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

VSX-LX504
9
Elite VSX-LX304
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. The differences between the models in terms of RMS power are significant - for the VSX-LX504 this value is 120/8 W/Ohm, and for the Elite VSX-LX304 it is 100/8 W/Ohm.

VSX-LX504 Elite VSX-LX304
Channels9.29.2
Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm120/8, 230/6100/8, 225/6
Output impedance, Ohm8, 68, 6
Frequency response10Hz-100KHz5Hz-100KHz
THD in stereo, %0.080.08

Audio features

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

VSX-LX504
9
Elite VSX-LX304
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-LX504 Elite VSX-LX304
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 audioAdvanced Sound Retriever, Hi-Res audio

Connectivity

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

VSX-LX504
8
Elite VSX-LX304
8

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

VSX-LX504 Elite VSX-LX304
Wi-Fi2.4/5GHz
USB1 (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-LX504 Elite VSX-LX304
Apple Music (AirPlay)AirPlay, AirPlay 2AirPlay, AirPlay 2
Amazon Music
Spotify
Other streaming servicesDeezer, TIDAL, PandoraDeezer, 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, Pioneer VSX-LX504 got 8 points, but Pioneer Elite VSX-LX304 received 7 points.

VSX-LX504
8
Elite VSX-LX304
7

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

VSX-LX504 Elite VSX-LX304
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 input11
Coaxial digital input11
Composite input20
Component input/output1/00/0
Phono (MM) input
Front panel connectorsUSB, HDMI, phones, setup micUSB, HDMI, phones, setup mic, AUX
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 the VSX-LX504 were rated 10 out of 10 against the 8 for the Elite VSX-LX304.

VSX-LX504
10
Elite VSX-LX304
8

VSX-LX504 Elite VSX-LX304
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 HDMI
Analog to HDMI scaling
HDMI to HDMI scaling
Dolby Vision
Other video featuresx.v.Color, HLG, BT.2020DeepColor, x.v.Color, HLG, BT.2020

Additional features

In terms of evaluating additional features, both receivers received a score of 9 out of 10.

VSX-LX504
9
Elite VSX-LX304
9

VSX-LX504 Elite VSX-LX304
Voice controlAmazon AlexaAmazon 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 featureshas nothas 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-LX504 Elite VSX-LX304
Multi-room zones33
Zone audio outputspeaker, preoutspeaker, preout
Zone HDMI output
Multi-room controlPioneer Control App, FlareConnectPioneer Control App, FlareConnect
RS-23211
Remote control input/output (IR)1/11/1
DC trigger output (12V)22

Multichannel surround

For the ability to create multichannel surround sound, each of the receivers received 8 points out of 10.

VSX-LX504
8
Elite VSX-LX304
8

Rivals in this competition licensed by IMAX.

VSX-LX504 Elite VSX-LX304
Dolby Atmos
Dolby TrueHD
Dolby Surround
Dolby (other)Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos Height VirtualizationDolby 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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