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Pioneer VSX-LX305 AV Receiver


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Number Of Channel 7.1
Colour Black
Brand Pioneer

Tech Specs

- Channel: 9
- Amplification Type: Direct Energy
- 230 W/ch: 6 ohms, 1 kHz, THD 10 %, 1ch Driven
- 120 W/ch: 8 ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, THD 0.08 %, 2ch Driven FTC
- IMAX Enhanced: Yes
- Dolby Atmos®, Dolby Surround Upmixer supports DTS Formats: Yes
- Reflex optimiser: Yes
- Dolby Atmos Height Virtualiser: Yes
- Dolby® TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus: Yes
- DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS-HD High Resolution Audio, DTS 96/24, DTS-ES, DTS Express: Yes
- DSD Disc (SACD) Playback via HDMI: via HDMI (2.8 MHz/2 ch, 5.1 ch)
- Digital Quad-Core 32-bit DSP (Cirrus Logic) + Aureus™ floating-point DSP (TI): Yes
- 192 kHz/24-bit D/A Conversion for Hi-Res Audio: Yes
- Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC) on HDMI Out (Main): Yes
- Advanced MCACC Auto Room Tuning: AutPhase Control Plus, Subwoofer EQ, Multi-point Standing Wave Control
- Dirac Live® Room Correction: Yes
- Advanced Sound Retriever (2ch): Yes
- Advanced Surround Modes: Classical, Unplugged, Entertainment Show, Drama, Advanced Game, Action, Rock/Pop, Sports, Extended Stereo, Mono Music, Front Stage Surround Advance
- Support HDMI 2.1 with 8K: VRR (Variable Refresh Rate), ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode), QFT (Quick Frame transport), DSC (Display Stream Compression), and QMS (Quick Media Switching) pass-through
- Supports HDR10+: HDR10, and HLG; 8K/60p (4:2:0/10-bit), 8K/30p (4:4:4/10-bit, 4:2:2/12-bit), 4K/120p (4:4:4/10-bit, 4:2:2/12-bit), 4K60p (4:4:4/12-bit) and BT.2020 colour; DeepColor™ (36-bit), “x.v. Color”, LipSync, and HDCP 2.3
- Dolby Vision Compatible: Yes
- Ultra HD Upscaling: 4K to 8K, 1080p to 8K/4K
- Works with Alexa supporting multi-room music: Yes
- Works with Hey Google and Chromecast built-in: Yes
- DTS Play-Fi with Pioneer Music Control App: Yes
- Apple AirPlay 2 with Siri Voice Control: Yes
- Works with SONOS supporting multiple Sonos Connect control and Volume Pass Through mode: Yes
- Amazon Music HD, Pandora®, Spotify, TIDAL, and Deezer Hi-Fi Music-Streaming Services Ready: Yes
- Internet Radio with TuneIn: Yes
- Hi-Res Audio File Playback via USB/Network: Yes
- Up to 192 kHz/24-bit ALAC*6, AIFF, FLAC, WAV (RIFF) and 11.2 MHz DSD*: Yes
- Personal Preset: Yes
- Dialog Enhancement: Yes
- Dual Band (5 GHz/2.4 GHz) Wi-Fi® Built-in: Yes
- Bluetooth® Wireless Technology: Transmitter/Receiver (Version: 4.2, Profile: A2DP 1.2/AVRCP 1.3, Codec: SBC/aptX/aptX HD (TX), SBC/AAC(RX)) Built-in
- Pioneer Remote App: Ready for Multi-room Entertainment Control and Network Streaming
- User-Friendly GUI with System Setup Menu: Yes
- On-Screen Information for Audio, Video and Network: Yes
- Web Setup: Yes
- Auto Power Off in HDMI Standby Through: Yes
- AM/FM Tuner 40 Presets: Yes
- Sleep Timer: Yes
- User-Friendly Simple Remote Control: Yes
- HDMI 1 In: Yes
- MCACC/Dirac Live Setup MIC In: Yes
- USB 1 In for USB Drive: Yes
- Audio 1 In: Yes (2ch)
- Phones 1 out: Yes
- HDMI 6 In: 4 Assignable
- HDMI 2 Out: 1 for MAIN, 1 for SUB/ZONE 2
- Ethernet: 1 In
- USB 1 In for USB Drive: Yes
- Audio 4 in: Assignable
- Phono (MM) 1 In
- Digital Coaxial 1 In: Assignable
- Digital Optical 1 In: Assignable
- SUBWOOFER 2 Pre Out: Yes
- ZONE 2 Pre/Line Out/ZONE B Line Out: Yes

Product Description

Pioneer VSX-LX305 is a nine channel AV receiver that will bring high quality multi channel performance into your viewing experience at a very competitive price point. It is great for movies, music and gaming and will become the switching centre for all your audio and video sources. Additionally, it has Durac Live room correction that monitors the sound and corrects any errors caused by the room itself.  

This top-end AV receiver can be used to create a Surround sound system upto 9.2.1. Advanced features include voice control and bi-directional Bluetooth connectivity. Also includes a built-in AM/FM tuner and phono preamp for turntables. Connectivity is good with many audio and video inputs meaning that you will not need to change leads.

What is 9.2.1 channel surround sound?

With 9.2.1 surround sound you normally have three speakers at the front (a left, right and centre speaker), two front wides, two on the sides, two in the rear (9), a subwoofer (1) and two ceiling speakers for Atmos (2). This recreates the surround sound system used by cinemas, for an immersive 3D experience.

HDMI enhancements

There are two HDMI output options as well as uncompressed 8K/4K video transfers at 40Gbps. This is an increase in bandwidth over the previous version of this AV receiver. The HDMI inputs can handle 4K and 8K video with 10 or 12 bit sampling rates, for the chroma. Bit depth ranges from 4:2:2 to 4:2:0 so most formats are supported. The inputs are all HDMI 2.1 with Variable refresh rates to eliminate lag, stutter and frame tearing.

IMAX enhanced

IMAX enhanced is a format and certification scheme that delivers a better aspect ratio with smaller black bars than other formats.  It ensures that the image and sound are as intended by the filmmakers. There are an increasing number of titles appearing in this format

Dolby Atmos compatibility

The pioneer VSX-LX305 can make the best of Dolby Atmos, the latest cinema format for 3D immersive sound. It can accurately reproduce object-oriented sound with smooth movement across the soundscape. This includes sounds that go overhead. Additionally, other sound codecs such as PCM and DSD are upmixed to produce a surround sound effect. This can also be done with DTS.

Height virtualization

If all of the height speakers are not used there is a Dolby Atmos height virtualizer that will simulate the missing height information using a more traditional speaker setup.

Advanced MCACC auto room correction

Your listening room can affect the sound of a system. As a result Phase shifts between speakers can reduce bass impact and treble clarity. The VSX-LX305 uses an advanced active system to monitor and correct any phase errors between the front and rear speakers. It also suppresses any standing waves that occur as sound bounces off the walls and ceiling. There is real-time analysis and you can store up to nine locations. As a result, the sound will always be the best it can be.

Great connectivity

Digital inputs include coaxial and optical inputs as well as USB, Wired ethernet and Wi-Fi. Video inputs include six HDMI inputs as well as two outputs. There is also an output for a second zone. There are five analogue RCA inputs including an input for a magnetic cartridge turntable. A bonus is the built-in forty pre-set AM/FM tuner. This has an aerial socket on the back. Additionally, there are two line-level subwoofer outputs. The speaker outputs use the standard 4mm connectors that can take plugs spade terminals are bare wire. Finally, there are convenience features such as a front mounted USB and HDMI input.

Voice control

The VSX-LX305 can be voice controlled using Hey Google. In this way music services supported by Chromecast can be voice controlled by using a Goggle assistant enabled device. You can play, stop, skip or control the volume by voice command. This receiver also works with Alexa. As a result, you can control the unit without needing the remote or smartphone app.

High quality bi-directional Bluetooth

Another useful feature of this Pioneer AV receiver is bi-directional Bluetooth. Not only does it have a hi-res Bluetooth receiver but it can transmit to Bluetooth headphones. Notably, It uses the latest hi-res codecs such as aptX and aptX- HD for flawless audio quailty. To sum up this is a future proof receiver that can do it all.

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