Pioneer VSX-LX304 £599 9.2-channel receiver with 9x 185 Watt, 6 HDMI Inputs (4K), 2 HDMI Outputs, IMAX Enhanced, Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualizer, Works with Sonos, Zone 2, AirPlay 2, Bluetooth and Chromecast built-in
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Designed for optimum IMAX Enhanced and Dolby Atmos/DTS:X movie playback in a seamless 7.2.2ch/5.2.4ch surround sound calibrated by Advanced MCACC, along with support for next-generation video standards, the VSX-LX304 brings multi-dimensional excitement to your home entertainment. Dolby Atmos Height Virtualizer can provide virtual sound effects without using height or surround speakers. Enjoy multi-room audio streaming with SONOS system, FlareConnect™, Chromecast built-in, DTS Play-Fi, and Apple AirPlay 2.
Quick Response Sound
The Direct Power FET is directly connected to the print circuit board without any additional wiring. This simple structure maximizes audio performance by reduced noise and improved switching, offering a quick-responding sound, perfect for digital content playback.
Improved Circuit Design
The VSX-LX304 is equipped with dedicated ICs on the circuit board, all in the pursuit of delivering crisp, clean sound. The operational amplifier IC for processing small signal is set apart from the amplifying section to prevent mutual interference. This allows clear signal to be transmitted to the Direct Power FET.
Low Heat Generation
The simple form of the Direct Power FET has the advantage of improved thermal characteristics. In addition to the upper-side heat dissipation from the heat sink, the circuit board’s heat radiation feature is also utilized for downward heat dissipation, providing efficient cooling for a superior performance.
Separate Design for Analog Small Signal
Dedicated ICs are lavishly used on the circuit in pursuit of ideal sound. The Op-amp IC for processing small signal is set apart from the amplifying section to prevent mutual interference. This allows clear signal to be transmitted to the Direct Power FET. Additionally, the Rubycon chip film capacitor MU 25p further reduces the influence of residue noise from the high power section.
Low Leakage Flux Power Transformer
The power transformer features minimum leakage flux, ensuring low noise with increased S/N ratio.
Multi-Dimensional Excitement with Dolby Atmos
The VSX-LX304 is compatible with 5.2.4ch configuration of the latest theater immersive sound platform, Dolby Atmos. The VSX-LX304 can reproduce object oriented compatible movies/music in smooth, curving movements, or the realistic three-dimensional movement overhead by utilizing Dolby Atmos enabled and/or in-ceiling speakers.
Dolby Atmos Room Requirements
Using the Pioneer Elite Dolby Atmos Enabled Speakers you will need the following in order to use the Dolby Atmos-enabled capability of these speakers, the listening room ceiling should have horizontal flat hard surface (for audio reflection) and a height of 2.4m (8′) to 4.3m (14′).
DTS:X is the next-generation audio codec from DTS that leverages object-based audio to enable new immersive and interactive audio experiences. Since DTS:X can automatically adapt the audio to the existing channels and speaker system, no specific speaker layout is required. Experience an immersive soundscape with incredibly rich and life-like audio.
The VSX-LX304 comes with Chromecast built-in, so you can use your mobile device to stream your favorite music, radio, or podcasts to your speaker. You can control the audio from anywhere in the house using Chromecastenabled apps running on your personal device—iPhone, iPad, Android phone and tablet, Mac and Windows laptop, and Chromebook™. The VSX-LX304 also works with the Google Assistant, so you can tell it to turn up the volume, skip tracks, or stop the music using your Google Assistant enabled device, like Google Home. Discover Chromecastenabled apps at google.com/cast/apps.
Ultra HD (4K/60p/4:4:4/24-bit) Upscaling/Pass-Through with HDCP 2.2
This feature lets you take advantage of the highest-quality video source for viewing on a 4K TV. With support for HDCP 2.2, you can enjoy premium content such as 4K videos with digital copy protection on a compatible display. What’s more, the VSX-LX304 is ready for the HDR (High Dynamic Range) and BT.2020 next generation video standards.
* Supports up to 4K/60p/4:4:4/24-bit with HDCP 2.2 on HDMI IN (1/2/3/4/5) and HDMI OUT (MAIN/SUB).
When using Dolby Atmos-enabled speakers, high directivity sound from the unit reflects off the ceiling, while low directivity sound directly reaches the ears. The different pathways cause a phase shift, making the sound feel uncomfortable. The Reflex Optimizer which uses the Phase Control technology adjusts this shift, and improves the localization of the sound image by aligning the frequencies with those of the floor speakers, creating the ideal reproduction environment.
Multi-room Audio Offers a Variety of Ways to Enjoy Music
The VSX-LX304 will support FireConnect™ Powered by Blackfire* with a future firmware update. FireConnect is a stable wireless protocol that mirrors most audio sources connected to the AV receiver—from vinyl to streaming audio—on optional FireConnect compatible speakers** in
The VSX-LX304 has 7 UHD inputs to cover all your UHD sources and ships with a 3 Year Warranty
|DOLBY ATMOS/ DOLBY SURROUND UPMIXING
The VSX-LX304 is compatible with 5.1.4ch configuration of the latest cinema sound platform, Dolby Atmos®. You can reproduce object-oriented sound in smooth, curving movements, or the realistic three-dimensional movement overhead by the top speakers. Other audio codecs such as PCM and DSD can be upmixed using Dolby Surround for enjoying 3D surround sound.
|DTS:X/DTS NEURAL:X UPMIXING
DTS:X is the next-generation audio codec from DTS that leverages object-based audio to enable new immersive and interactive audio experiences. Since DTS:X can automatically adapt the audio to the existing channels and speaker system, no specific speaker layout is required. Experience an immersive soundscape with incredibly rich and life-like audio. Other audio codecs such as PCM and DSD can be upmixed using DTS Neural:X for enjoying 3D surround sound.
|DOLBY ATMOS HEIGHT VIRTUALIZATION
When playing any Dolby format, engaging the Dolby Atmos Height Virtualizer enables a more immersive listening experience, creating a virtual surround and height effect from traditional speaker layouts without employing additional surround or height speakers.
The VSX-LX304 is IMAX Enhanced, certified to deliver the powerful sound just as intended by the filmmaker, and provide the immersive experience on your home theater.
|NEXT GENERATION VIDEO STANDARD READY
The VSX-LX304 supports pass-through for HDR10, HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma), and Dolby Vision signals. By connecting a compatible source device, you can enjoy these latest video standards on a compatible display. What’s more, all HDMI terminals support 4K (60p/4:4:4/24-bit), Wide Colour Gamut (BT.2020), and HDCP 2.2, so you will have no problem when upgrading to new devices, and can also enjoy premium content such as 4K videos with digital copy protection.
|ADVANCED MCACC AND AUTO PHASE CONTROL PLUS
Advanced MCACC adjusts the sound according to the listening room and speakers, and also creates clearer sound by suppressing the standing waves that occur between walls or ceiling and floor. Measurement of up to nine positions can be saved for a wide listening area. Auto Phase Control Plus makes real-time analysis of the phase difference, and automatically compensates the gap between the LFE and main signals, providing strong bass and clear high-frequency sound.
|WORKS WITH SONOS
By connecting the VSX-LX304 to Sonos Connect, you can play any music or audio source on your Sonos app. You can group the VSX-LX304 with other Sonos devices on the network, or use it independently. The AV receiver will automatically turn on and switch input as soon as you play music on your Sonos app.
|POWERED ZONE 2 WITH DEDICATED DAC
With the powered feature, the VSX-LX304 can directly drive speakers in another room, without the need for a separate amplifier. What’s more, the dedicated DAC for Zone 2 lets you listen to all digital audio sources.
|ZONE B OUTPUT FOR WIRELESS HEADPHONES
The VSX-LX304 is equipped with Zone B audio output terminals for expanding the Main Zone sound by connecting your wireless headphone dock. You can listen to the sound playing in the living room via wireless headphones.
The VSX-LX304 comes with Chromecast built-in, so you can use your mobile device to stream your favorite music, radio, or podcasts to your speaker. You can control the audio from anywhere in the house using Chromecast-enabled apps running on your personal device – iPhone, iPad, Android phone and tablet, Mac and Windows laptop, and Chromebook™. The VSX-LX304 also works with the Google Assistant, so you can tell it to turn up the volume, skip tracks, or stop the music using your Google Assistant enabled device, like Google Home. Discover Chromecast-enabled apps at google.com/cast/apps.
|APPLE AIRPLAY 2
Apple AirPlay 2 lets you effortlessly stream music or podcasts to speakers throughout your house using any Apple device or by asking Siri, and it all stays in perfect sync.
Using Bluetooth audio streaming you can leave your iPod touch/iPhone/iPad or smartphone anywhere in the room or even carry it with you, while still enjoying your music. Also, you can stream directly from your PC.
The Sound Retriever AIR will restore sound quality lost during streaming.
With your local area network, you can even use your iPhone/iPod touch/iPad as a remote control thanks to our iControlAV home entertainment application. Read more about iControlAV5
HD audio formats are internally decoded for a supreme viewing experience.
A digital iPod USB connection provides direct plug-and-play enjoyment of anything on your iPod, iPad or iPhone. The digital connection guarantees transfer without A/D conversion, for minimal quality loss.
The Advanced Sound Retriever will greatly improve the sound quality of compressed audio.
Also, view your favourite photos and videos on screen, directly from your iPhone/iPod touch/iPad
- 185W per channel through 6 Ohms
- 192KHz/24 bit DAC on all Nine Channels
- HDMI Standby pass through
- HDMI Standby input switching
- MCACC Advanced Set up/5 Band
- Multi-Channel Acoustic Calibration (sets up speakers and room acoustics automatically) with 5-Band EQ
- 40 Station Direct Access Tuner with 3 speed Tuning
- Preset Illuminated Remote Control
- On Screen Display (for set up and testing)
- 2x Pre-out for Subwoofer
- Power Consumption: 450W/ 0.15W standby
- Chromecast built-in and Works with the Google Assistant
- DTS Play-Fi with Pioneer Music Control App
- Apple AirPlay 2
- Works with SONOS
- Amazon Music, Spotify, TIDAL, and Deezer Hi-Fi Music-Streaming Services Ready
- Internet Radio with TuneIn
- Hi-Res Audio File Playback via USB/Network
- Up to 192 kHz/24-bit ALAC*5, AIFF, FLAC, WAV (RIFF) and 11.2 MHz DSD
- Ultra HD Pass-through with HDCP 2.2 (4K/60p/4:4:4/24-bit, 4K/24p/4:4:4/36-bit, 4K/60p/4:2:0/36-bit)
- HDR10, HLG and BT.2020 Compliant Wide Colour Gamut Signal Pass-through
- Dolby Vision™ Compatible
- Ultra HD Upscaling (1080p to 4K)
- 3D Ready (Blu-ray Disc™, Broadcast, and Games)
- Deep Colour (36-bit), “x.v. Colour”
- Channels: 9
- Amplification Type: Direct Energy
- 185 W/ch (6 ohms, 1 kHz, THD 10 %, 1ch Driven)
- 170 W/ch (8 ohms,1 kHz, THD 1 %, 1ch Driven IEC)
- IMAX Enhanced
- Dolby Atmos®, Dolby Surround Upmixer
- DTS:X, DTS Neural:X Upmixer
- Reflex Optimizer
- Dolby Atmos Height Virtualizer
- Dolby® TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus
- DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS-HD High Resolution Audio, DTS 96/24, DTS-ES, DTS Express
- DSD Disc (SACD) Playback via HDMI (2.8 MHz/2 ch, 5.1 ch)
- Digital Quad-Core 32-bit DSP (Cirrus Logic) + Aureus™ floating-point DSP (TI)
- 384 kHz/32-bit D/A Conversion with AK4458 (AKM) & PCM5101A (TI)
- Audio Return Channel (ARC) on HDMI
- Advanced MCACC Auto Room Tuning
• Auto Phase Control Plus
• Subwoofer EQ
• Multi-point Standing Wave Control
- Advanced Sound Retriever (2ch)
- Advanced Surround Modes
• Classical, Unplugged, Entertainment Show, Drama, Advanced Game, Action, Rock/Pop, Sports, Extended Stereo, Extended Mono, Front Stage
- Surround Advance
Dimensions (W x H x D): 435 x 173 x 370.5 mm
Weight: 10.8 kg
|HDMI||YPbPr||CVBS||Digital Audio i/o||Audio||Zone||IR||12V Trigger||Network||USB||Antenna|
|x7 v2.0 Input
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|Zone2 L/R Output||x1||x2||Wi-Fi (2.4/5GHz) Integrated
LAN -RJ45 10/100MB/s
|x1 USB 2.0||Bluetooth
|x2 Output||x1 Coaxial In||SW Pre-Out x2|