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...Read More
I have tested two amazing solutions from Pioneer – Pioneer VSX-LX503 vs SC-LX701. This review should help people who look for a great receiver.
Both models support the 9.2 channel setup. VSX-LX503 wins when we compare Pioneer SC-LX701 vs VSX-LX503 in terms of the total output power – 1090 W versus 760 W that SC-LX701 outputs. Both models work with Sonos and they are compatible with Dolby Atmos. These two receivers support the DTS:X technology. However, SC-LX701 features the Advanced Sound Retriever technology, while VSX-LX503 uses the phase control and the reflex optimizer technologies. Both models support the modern 4K video standard with HDR and other features.
These solutions have Bluetooth and Wi-Fi modules, so you can stream content from your devices or from online services. These receivers support the Chromecast technology, while VSX-LX503 supports the Google Assistant. Both models support the Zone 2/3 feature.
These receivers are built well and customers do not experience any issues with the ports. SC-LX701 has 8 in and 2 out HDMI ports, while VSX-LX503 has 7 in and 2 out HDMI ports.
Pioneer uses the MCACC technology to control the output sound. It is precise in terms of the speaker's calibration, but you can adjust the settings via a special menu (it is not very difficult). The manufacturer provides you with the microphone required. Overall, the calibration process is fast.
These two receivers look almost the same – there is a simple LCD display that shows some basic information, two large knobs, a power on/off button and a front cover that hides some small round-shaped buttons with additional ports.
These receivers come with a remote controller. It is well-designed and all buttons are labeled properly. Overall, it is easy to control these receivers using the remote controller.
The dimensions are 15.2x17.2x7.3 in for VSX-LX503 versus 7.4x17.1x7.3 in for SC-LX701.
The Pioneer SC-LX701 is better receiver in this comparison. Check Pioneer SC-LX701 price