Onkyo TX-RZ730 vs Pioneer VSX-LX303

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.

Onkyo TX-RZ730
Onkyo TX-RZ730 review

Oct 16, 2018

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Pioneer VSX-LX303 review

Oct 10, 2018

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Common

Product

Onkyo TX-RZ730
Pioneer VSX-LX303

Model

TX-RZ730
VSX-LX303

Brand

Onkyo
Pioneer

Rating

4.2 of 5
3.9 of 5

Reviews

4
5

Functions

Digital player

Internet radio

Network audio player

Amplifier class

D

Audio formats

AAC

AIFF

Apple lossless

DSD

FLAC

MP3

WAV

WMA

Built-in decoders

DTS neural:X

DTS-HD master audio

DTS:X

Dolby atmos

Dolby digital plus

Dolby surround

Dolby true HD

Power device

Operational power consumption

760 W
760 W

Standby power consumption

0.15 W
0.15 W

Built-in display

Type

fluorescent
fluorescent

Colour

black
black

Amplifier

Total output power

980 W
900 W

Output power per channel

170 W
170 W

Output impedance per channel

6 Ohm
6 Ohm

Frequency response

5 Hz-100 kHz
20 Hz-20 kHz

Total harmonic distortion

0.08 %
0,01

Number of channels

9
9

Signal-to-noise ratio

110 dB
108 dB

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

7
3

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 qty

40
40

Additional features

A-B speaker switch

AIR Studios monitor certification

Three-zone capability

X.v.Color

Advanced sound retriever (ASR) technology

Apple air-play support

Audio return channel (ARC)

Bi-amplifying

Deep color

MCACC Pro

Auto power off

Pure direct mode

Dual-zone capability

Smartphone remote control

Sound features

Sound output mode

Surround Sound
Surround Sound

Audio D/A converter

32bit / 384kHz
32bit / 384kHz

Surround sound effects

Theater-Dimensional Virtual Surround
Dolby Surround

Surround system class

9.2 channel
9.2 channel

Digital sound processor (DSP)

DSP preset qty

7
12

Digital content protection

HDCP 2.2
HDCP 2.2

Clock

Built-in clock

Sleep timer

Dimensions

Shipping size

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

Product weight

23.8 pounds
24 pounds

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  • 35.5Onkyo TX-RZ730
  • 43.5Pioneer VSX-LX303

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