Pioneer VSX-LX103 vs Yamaha RX-V681BL

Pioneer VSX-LX103

Pioneer VSX-LX103 review

Dec 07, 2018

The main aim of the Pioneer VSX-LX103 review is to clarify the mid-range 7-channel AV’s peculiarities. It doesn’t hit the total output power and a power per channel but has plenty of inpu...

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Product

Pioneer VSX-LX103
Yamaha RX-V681BL

Model

VSX-LX103
RX-V681BL

Brand

Pioneer
Yamaha

Rating

4.6 of 5
4.0 of 5

Reviews

19
283

Amplifier

Total output power

640 W
525 W

Output power per channel

80 W
105 W, 150 W, 90 W

Output impedance per channel

8 Ohm
8 Ohm

Frequency response

20 Hz-20 kHz
20 Hz-20 kHz

Total harmonic distortion

0.08 %
0.09 %

Number of channels

7
7

Signal-to-noise ratio

104 dB
96 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

6
2

Optical digital inputs

2
1

Coaxial digital inputs

1
2

HDMI inputs

6
6

HDMI outputs

1
1

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

24bit / 192kHz
24bit / 192kHz

Surround sound effects

Theater-Dimensional Virtual Surround
CINEMA DSP 3D. SILENT CINEMA DSP. Virtual CINEMA DSP. Virtual CINEMA FRONT. Virtual Presence Speaker. Virtual Surround Back Speaker

Surround system class

7.2 channel
7.2 channel

Digital content protection

HDCP 2.2
HDCP 2.2

Clock

Built-in clock

Sleep timer

Power device

Operational power consumption

260 W

Standby power consumption

0.1 W

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Dimensions

14.7 x 17.1 x 6.8 inches
14.9 x 17.1 x 6.8 inches

Weight

21 pounds
22.1 pounds
Pioneer VSX-LX103
Yamaha RX-V681BL
Pioneer VSX-LX103
Yamaha RX-V681BL

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  • 25.2
  • 22.3
  • 25.2Pioneer VSX-LX103
  • 22.3Yamaha RX-V681BL

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