A good home AV receiver is a combination of features and good sound performance. This is exactly what the Pioneer VSX-LX303 is. In the course of our review, this model received a rating of 8.2 out of 10. This is a receiver from famous manufacturer Pioneer released in 2018. This model is capable of process 9.2 channels.
Pioneer VSX-LX303 Pros
- ✔The receiver has a function of wireless connection to the Internet via Wi-Fi.
- ✔Bluetooth is now one of the key wireless communication protocols. In AV receivers, it is used for audio signal transmission or remote control. And it is in the model under review that Bluetooth support is implemented.
- ✔The presence of a USB port allows the receiver to play content from external media.
- ✔Like any modern receiver, VSX-LX303 has a Phono (MM) input for connecting a phonograph or turntable.
- ✔Dolby Atmos technology has been included in this model specifically to create a 3D effect when watching movies, which reveals all its features with a minimum 5.1 configuration.
- ✔Pioneer VSX-LX303 with an adaptive and flexible DTS:X surround format can support any speaker configuration, unlike Dolby Atmos.
- ✔With HDR10 pass-through support, it is possible to transfer data over the VSX-LX303 with a much wider range of colors.
- ✔With 4K/60Hz pass-through support, it is possible to pass data through this model without degrading image quality.
- ✔ARC feature eliminates the need for an additional composite or optical cable when connecting this unit to a TV.
- ✔The manufacturer claims support for CEC in Pioneer VSX-LX303 and therefore you can control any HDMI-connected device using one remote control.
- ✔This receiver supports the data encryption protocol HDCP 2.2 which allows licensed devices to play high definition audio and video.
- ✔Can stream audio using the AirPlay protocol.
- ✔Stream music from one of the most popular services Spotify directly on the Pioneer VSX-LX303.
- ✔The main functions of this model can be controlled using voice control.
- ✔Pioneer VSX-LX303 uses bi-amping to amplify each dynamic in a speaker separately, resulting in clearer, better sound.
- ✔The reviewed receiver has a Pure Direct mode, when used it feeds sound directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing.
- ✔This AV receiver is able to use 3 zones to send a source signal to speakers or a separate audio system in different locations.
- ✔With the included microphone, the Pioneer VSX-LX303 can use the auto speaker calibration mechanism to create the most suitable soundstage.
Pioneer VSX-LX303 Cons
- ✖HDMI eARC function not implemented.
- ✖Pioneer VSX-LX303 is unable to use Amazon Music.
- ✖Energy-saving ECO mode is not implemented.
- ✖Has no speaker A/B switching function.