Pioneer VSX-LX303 vs Onkyo TX-RZ730

What is better for you? - Onkyo TX-RZ730 vs Pioneer VSX-LX303

Onkyo TX-RZ730 vs Pioneer VSX-LX303

What is better for you? - Onkyo TX-RZ730 vs Pioneer VSX-LX303

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Features & Performance

Onkyo TX-RZ730 vs Pioneer VSX-LX303 back

These receivers support the 9.2 channel setup. Both models work with Sonos, but TX-RZ730 is THX certified. VSX-LX303 features various audio enhancement technologies like synchronized sound with phase control, reflex optimizer, etc. Both models support 4K with 60 Hz, HDR10 and HLG. Comparing Pioneer VSX-LX303 vs Onkyo TX-RZ730 in terms of the total power output, we get 980 W Onkyo versus 900 W Pioneer.

Connections & Setup

Both models have wireless modules that allow playing content from various online services. These receivers support the Chromecast technology and the Google Assistant. Both receivers support powered zone 2 and 3. The content played in those zones can be controlled via an application or using a remote controller. These models have 7 in and 2 out HDMI ports. Customers claim that ports are reliable. Onkyo uses the AccuEQ technology to calibrate speakers, while Pioneer uses the MCACC technology. If you are not satisfied with the result, then you can fine-tune speakers using an application. Both manufacturers provide you with the required microphone.

Design

Onkyo TX-RZ730 has three knobs, a power on/off button. An LCD display shows the most important information only. It also has a row of buttons. The front panel also features additional ports. Pioneer VSX-LX303 has two large knobs on both sides of the front panel, a power on/off button. An LCD display provides you with some basic info. A row of narrow buttons is located under the LCD display. There are some small round-shaped buttons. The front panel also features some additional ports. The remote controller is quite ergonomic with buttons labeled properly. Overall, both devices are easy to control. The buttons are ergonomic. The dimensions are 15x17.2x7 in for TX-RZ730 and 14.6x17.3x6.9 in for VSX-LX303. The weight is 23.8 and 24 pounds respectively.

Onkyo TX-RZ730 pros & cons

Pros:

  • It is quite powerful and it delivers clear and deep sound.
  • The AccuEQ is precise and it also enhances the output sound.
  • It has pre-amp outputs for all channels.

Cons:

  • The front panel does not have a USB port.
  • Some customers find the application (the Android version) difficult to use.

Pioneer VSX-LX303 pros & cons

Pros:

  • The application has many functions. It also allows you tune speakers after the initial calibration.
  • Many sound profiles to suit your needs.
  • The auto-calibration is precise and fast.

Cons:

  • USB ports do not work with MAC-formatted devices and video files are not supported.
  • You cannot set different subwoofer frequencies.

Pioneer VSX-LX303

Pioneer VSX-LX303 review

Oct 10, 2018

Pioneer VSX-LX303 review deals with the high quality and straightforward 9-channel AV with the impeccable performance and up to 170W per channel. It is flexible enough to handle a wide range of speak...

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Onkyo TX-RZ730

Onkyo TX-RZ730 review

Oct 16, 2018

Onkyo company produces one of the best receivers in the market, that’s why it would be really strange to ignore their products. Fortunately, I got a possibility to use their A/V receiver &ndash...

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Common

Product

Pioneer VSX-LX303
Onkyo TX-RZ730

Model

VSX-LX303
TX-RZ730

Brand

Pioneer
Onkyo

Rating

4.3 of 5
3.9 of 5

Reviews

23
22

Amplifier

Total output power

900 W
980 W

Output power per channel

170 W
170 W

Output impedance per channel

6 Ohm
6 Ohm

Frequency response

20 Hz-20 kHz
5 Hz-100 kHz

Total harmonic distortion

0,01
0.08 %

Number of channels

9
9

Signal-to-noise ratio

108 dB
110 dB

Functions

Digital player

Internet radio

Network audio player

Audio formats

AAC

AIFF

Apple lossless

FLAC

MP3

WAV

WMA

Built-in decoders

DTS:X

Dolby Atmos

Dolby digital plus

Dolby surround

Dolby true HD

Built-in display

Type

fluorescent
fluorescent

Colour

black
black

Connectivity interfaces

Bluetooth

Wi-Fi

IEEE 802.3

IEEE 802.3u

Signal processing

HDMI pass-through

up to 4K
up to 4K

Video conversion/scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling, analog to HDMI up conversion
HDMI to HDMI scaling, analog to HDMI up conversion

3D pass-through

Upscaling via HDMI

up to 4K
up to 4K

Connector type

AV inputs

3
7

Optical digital inputs

2
2

Coaxial digital inputs

1
1

HDMI inputs

7
7

HDMI outputs

2
2

Optical digital outputs

has not
has not

Coaxial digital outputs

has not
has not

Subwoofer outputs

2
2

USB

1
1

Phones

1
1

Media content source

Bluetooth

Network

USB-host

Radio

Tuner type

digital
digital

Tuner bands

AM/FM
AM/FM

Preset station

40
40

Additional features

A-B speaker switch

Three-zone capability

Advanced sound retriever (ASR) technology

Apple air-play support

Audio return channel (ARC)

Bi-amplifying

Auto power off

Pure direct mode

Dual-zone capability

Smartphone remote control

Sound features

Audio D/A converter

32bit / 384kHz
32bit / 384kHz

Surround sound effects

Dolby Surround
Theater-Dimensional Virtual Surround

Surround system class

9.2 channel
9.2 channel

Digital content protection

HDCP 2.2
HDCP 2.2

Clock

Built-in clock

Sleep timer

Power device

Operational power consumption

760 W
760 W

Standby power consumption

0.15 W
0.15 W

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Dimensions

14.6 x 17.3 x 6.9 inches
15 x 17.2 x 7 inches

Weight

24 pounds
23.8 pounds
Pioneer VSX-LX303
Onkyo TX-RZ730
Pioneer VSX-LX303
Onkyo TX-RZ730

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  • 21.8
  • 29.1Pioneer VSX-LX303
  • 21.8Onkyo TX-RZ730

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