Pioneer VSX-LX503 vs Denon AVR-X8500HSP

Pioneer VSX-LX503
Pioneer VSX-LX503 review

Dec 07, 2018

This Pioneer VSX-LX503 review is about a mid-range 9-channel device that is very close to premium models due to the plenty of options and smart features. The AV is powerful enough (can be strengthene...

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Product

Pioneer VSX-LX503
Denon AVR-X8500HSP

Model

VSX-LX503
AVR-X8500HSP

Brand

Pioneer
Denon

Rating

3.6 of 5
5.0 of 5

Reviews

10
3

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

900 W

Standby power consumption

0.5 W

Built-in display

Type

fluorescent
fluorescent

Colour

black
black

Amplifier

Total output power

1090 W
1100 W

Output power per channel

120 W
150 W

Output impedance per channel

8 Ohm
8 Ohm

Frequency response

20 Hz-20 kHz
20 Hz-20 kHz

Total harmonic distortion

0.08 %
0.08 %

Number of channels

9
13

Signal-to-noise ratio

109 dB
117 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
9

Optical digital inputs

2
2

Coaxial digital inputs

2
2

HDMI inputs

7
8

HDMI outputs

2
4

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
56

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
24bit / 192kHz

Surround sound effects

Theater-Dimensional Virtual Surround
Dolby Surround

Surround system class

9.2 channel
13.2 channel

Digital sound processor (DSP)

DSP preset qty

7

Digital content protection

HDCP 2.2
HDCP 2.2

Clock

Built-in clock

Sleep timer

Dimensions

Shipping size

15.2 x 17.2 x 7.3 inches
13 x 22 x 23 inches

Product weight

29 pounds
51.4 pounds

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  • 37.5
  • 41
  • 37.5Pioneer VSX-LX503
  • 41Denon AVR-X8500HSP

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