Denon AVR-X8500HSP vs Pioneer VSX-LX503

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

Denon AVR-X8500HSP
Pioneer VSX-LX503

Model

AVR-X8500HSP
VSX-LX503

Brand

Denon
Pioneer

Rating

5.0 of 5
4.1 of 5

Reviews

4
22

Amplifier

Total output power

1100 W
1090 W

Output power per channel

150 W
120 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

13
9

Signal-to-noise ratio

117 dB
109 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

9
7

Optical digital inputs

2
2

Coaxial digital inputs

2
2

HDMI inputs

8
7

HDMI outputs

4
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

56
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
32bit / 384kHz

Surround sound effects

Dolby Surround
Theater-Dimensional Virtual Surround

Surround system class

13.2 channel
9.2 channel

Digital content protection

HDCP 2.2
HDCP 2.2

Clock

Built-in clock

Sleep timer

Power device

Operational power consumption

900 W

Standby power consumption

0.5 W

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Dimensions

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

Weight

51.4 pounds
29 pounds
Denon AVR-X8500HSP
Pioneer VSX-LX503
Denon AVR-X8500HSP
Pioneer VSX-LX503

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