Pioneer VSX-LX302 review & specs

Pioneer VSX-LX302 review – Affordable Proper Working AV

Pioneer VSX-LX302

The Pioneer VSX-LX302 review shows a solid high-quality 7-channel AV with the nice total power of 900W and up to 140W per channel. It’s a junior model in the top series Pioneer LX with the plethora of patented techs and options. The device is noted for its ability to customize the display outputs, set up via network cable or Wi-Fi, and to update its firmware. It’s compatible with Dolby Vision and provides the Ultra HD reproduction.

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Design

Its classical design is styled in other brand’s models. There is no foldaway cover on the front panel as the top models have. However, there all the necessary port are there – HDMI inputs, USB, Mini Stereo Jack, the port for the MCACC mic, and the phono output.

Characteristics

  • Three apps for streaming audio from either the tablet or smartphone – Remote App, Play-Fi, and Pioneer Play-Fi Music Control.
  • MCACC calibration to make sound ideal. The manual correction after the automatic one is also possible.
  • The patient FlareConnect tech shares music from both network and external sources between the compatible components.
  • Built-in Chromecast makes it possible to control the audio from anywhere in the house.
  • Reflex Optimizer is able to arrange the diverse sound trajectories in order to create the perfect reproduction.

Performance

The system’s 7 HDMI inputs and 4K support provide the great home cinema performance. The 4K pass-through up-converts any systems – XBox One X, PS4Pro, etc. You can watch Netflix in 4K and HDR mode, as well as YouTube videos and Amazon Prime movies. The AV operates without heating for several hours without a break. The device works with a low power consumption due to the Energy Direct tech that helps to save the electricity.

Sound Quality

The sound is rich but it may seem to be muffled by too much bass at first. However, everything is ok after you’ve balanced the tone for bass and treble in order to fiddle with the bass to your preferences. One of the Pioneer VSX-LX302 specs is the variety of listening modes (Stereo, Mono, Pure Direct, Pure, and Different Surround) makes sound customized according to certain music or film. To make the sound out of this world connecting the great-quality speakers are highly recommended.

Connectivity

It is possible to hook up any systems such as a Blu-ray player, AM/FM antenna or a game platform. There is a special input to connect the turntable for enjoyable vinyl listening. The AV allows adding extra speakers for making a complete 7.1.2 Atmos system.

Setup

The tuner is easy to set up, but it takes some time to set up the speaker balance and tones. The on-screen TV setup with mic calibration is easy. There is no need to choose between 7.2 and 5.2.2 because other receivers use the same outputs use the same outputs for the height and rear surround. It is possible to set up 9 different speakers.

Conclusion

The full set of features and techs make Pioneer VSX-LX302 desirable for audiophiles and its affordable price let the average users get the new listening experience as well. The flexibility of settings and connections allow using a wide range of devices that make needless to waste time for looking the rare or expensive models.

Common features

Product

Pioneer VSX-LX302

Model

VSX-LX302

Brand

Pioneer

Rating

4.0 of 5

Reviews

22

Functions

Digital player

Internet radio

Network audio player

Amplifier class

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

570 W

Standby power consumption

0.15 W

Built-in display

Type

fluorescent

Colour

black

Amplifier

Total output power

900 W

Output power per channel

140 W

Output impedance per channel

6 Ohm

Frequency response

20 Hz-20 kHz

Total harmonic distortion

0,01

Number of channels

7

Signal-to-noise ratio

100 dB

Connectivity interfaces

Bluetooth

Wi-Fi

IEEE 802.3

IEEE 802.3u

Signal processing

HDMI pass-through

up to 4K

Video conversion/scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling, analog to HDMI up conversion

3D pass-through

Upscaling via HDMI

up to 4K

Connector type

AV inputs

3

Optical digital inputs

2

Coaxial digital inputs

1

HDMI inputs

7

HDMI outputs

2

Optical digital outputs

has not

Coaxial digital outputs

has not

Subwoofer outputs

2

USB

2

Phones

1

Media content source

Bluetooth

Network

USB-host

Radio

Tuner type

digital

Tuner bands

AM/FM

Preset station qty

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

Audio D/A converter

32bit / 384kHz

Surround sound effects

Dolby Surround

Surround system class

7.2 channel

Digital sound processor (DSP)

DSP preset qty

12

Digital content protection

HDCP 2.2

Clock

Built-in clock

Sleep timer

Dimensions

Shipping size

14.6 x 17.1 x 6.8 inches

Product weight

22 pounds

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