Pioneer Elite VSX-LX305
Yamaha Aventage RX-A4A
- 9.2 channels
- 9.1 channel processing
- 100 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven)
- HDMI 2.1
- Dolby Atmos, DTS:X capable
- HDR10, HDR10+, Dolby Vision, 8K Upscaling, 8K Passthrough
- AirPlay 2, Chromecast
- Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
- USB and Phono inputs
- 7.2 channels
- 7.1 channel processing
- 110 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven)
- HDMI 2.1
- Dolby Atmos, DTS:X capable
- HDR10, HDR10+, Dolby Vision, 4K Upscaling, 8K Passthrough
- AirPlay 2, MusicCast
- Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
- USB and Phono inputs
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Here we are comparing Pioneer Elite VSX-LX305 to Yamaha Aventage RX-A4A to reveal their common strengths and weaknesses as well as the differences between them which will help you in making a correct decision before the purchase. The Pioneer Elite VSX-LX305 has 9 channel and the Yamaha Aventage RX-A4A has 7 channel amplifiers with Pioneer Elite VSX-LX305's being less powerful.
Advantage of Pioneer Elite VSX-LX305
This section shows those features and specifications which are the reason to choose Pioneer Elite VSX-LX305 over Yamaha Aventage RX-A4A.
Pioneer Elite VSX-LX305 has more channels, more channel processing, more zones and bigger power supply. It supports IMAX Enhanced and SONOS.
|Pioneer Elite VSX-LX305||vs||Yamaha Aventage RX-A4A|
|More Channel Processing||9.1||vs||7.1|
|Music Playback via USB||MP3, WMA, AAC, Apple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, LPCM, AIFF, DSD||vs||MP3, WMA, MPEG-4 AAC, Apple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, DSD|
|High Resolution Audio Formats via USB||Apple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, AAC, DSD||vs||Apple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, DSD|
|Video Signal Upscaling||1080p to 4K/8K and 4K to 8K||vs||up to 4K 60p 4:4:4|
|DTS Play-Fi||via Pioneer Music Control App||vs|
|Works with SONOS||vs|
|USB Input||2 (1 Front)||vs||USB memory, Portable Audio Player|
|More RCA Line Inputs||4||vs||3|
|Front A/V Inputs||HDMI, USB, Mini-Jack||vs||USB|
|More Powered Zones||2 and 3||vs||Zone 2|
|Zone 2 Outs||HDMI, RCA Pre/Line Out (shared with Zone B line out)||vs||RCA Preout|
|Bigger Power Supply||750 W||vs||410 W|
|Higher Power Output (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel driven, JEITA)||225 W (10% THD)||vs||170 W (10% THD)|
Advantage of Yamaha Aventage RX-A4A
This section shows those features and specifications which are the reason to choose Yamaha Aventage RX-A4A over Pioneer Elite VSX-LX305.
Yamaha Aventage RX-A4A has more power per channel, higher DAC specs, lower total harmonic distortion and higher signal to noise ratio. It supports Napster and SiriusXM. It has analog pre-outs.
|Pioneer Elite VSX-LX305||vs||Yamaha Aventage RX-A4A|
|Higher DAC Specs||192 kHz/24 Bit||vs||384 kHz/32 Bit|
|Higher Resolution Music Playback via USB||up to 192 kHz/24 bit||vs||up to 384 kHz/32 Bit|
|High-resolution Music Enhancer||vs|
|Virtual Speakers||vs||including surround back|
|More HDMI Outputs||2 (1 MAIN, 1 SUB/ZONE 2)||vs||3 (2 for MAIN, 1 for ZONE2)|
|More 8K Inputs||6||vs||7|
|More Optical Outputs||vs|
|More RCA Pre-Outs||0.2||vs||7.2|
|SiriusXM Internet Radio||vs|
|Higher Power Output (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven, FTC)||100 W (0.08% THD)||vs||110 W (0.06% THD)|
|Lower THD||0.08% (20 Hz - 20 kHz, half power)||vs||0.05% (AUDIO 2 etc. to Speaker Out, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 55 W, 8 Ω)|
|Higher S/N Ratio (Line, IHF-A)||106 dB||vs||110 dB|
|Higher S/N Ratio (Phono MM, IHF-A)||80 dB||vs||95 dB|
Common Strengths and Weaknesses
Here we list common strengths and weaknesses of both receivers.
|Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization|
|DSD via HDMI|
|Auto Speaker Calibration System with Mic.|
|New HDCP Version|
|Auto Low Latency Mode Pass-through|
|4K or 8K Video Passthrough|
|4K or 8K Signal Upscaling|
|Works with Amazon Alexa|
|Many HDMI Inputs|
|Many 8K Inputs|
|Many Optical Inputs|
|New Bluetooth Version|
|No Front Wide Channel Support|
|No Auro 3D with Auro-Matic Upmixer|
|No Composite Video Inputs|
|Pioneer Elite VSX-LX305||Yamaha Aventage RX-A4A|
9 channel Direct Energy Amplifier: Pioneer Elite VSX-LX305 features 9 channel power amplifier with Direct Energy design. It is rated at 100 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven) and is able to drive 4 ohm speakers.
7 channel Amplifier: Yamaha Aventage RX-A4A features 7 channel power amplifier. It is rated at 110 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven) and is able to drive 4 ohm speakers.
Pioneer Elite VSX-LX305's and Yamaha Aventage RX-A4A's amplifiers can be assigned for different speaker configurations.
- Dolby Atmos Configurations: The following speaker configurations are supported for Dolby Atmos:
- Pioneer Elite VSX-LX305: 5.2.2, 5.2.4, 7.2.2 with internal amplifier.
- Yamaha Aventage RX-A4A: 5.2.2 with internal amplifier.
- DTS:X Configurations: The following speaker configurations are supported for DTS:X:
- Pioneer Elite VSX-LX305: The speaker configurations for DTS:X are the same as for Dolby Atmos - 5.2.2, 5.2.4, 7.2.2 with internal amplifier.
- Yamaha Aventage RX-A4A: The speaker configurations for DTS:X are the same as for Dolby Atmos - 5.2.2 with internal amplifier.
- Configurations without height channels: There are also other speaker configurations available which do not include height channels:
- Pioneer Elite VSX-LX305: 5.2, 7.2 with internal amplifier.
- Yamaha Aventage RX-A4A: 5.2, 7.2 with internal amplifier.
- 2-ch Bi-Amp: Both models are able to bi-amp up to 2 main channels simultaneously. During bi-amplification two amplifiers are used for one speaker. One amplifier powers the midrange and tweeter section of the speaker and another amplifier powers the low frequency woofers. Each amplifier is less loaded and performs better. In order to use this feature speakers must have 2 pairs of connectors.
- Dolby Surround Upmixer: Both models support Dolby Surround Upmixer. If the content is not mixed in Dolby Atmos then the Dolby surround upmixer will expand the audio to all channels including ceiling speakers. The upmixer has replaced the Dolby Pro Logic II family with improved upmixing algorithms.
- Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization: Both models support Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization which is a digital signal processing solution that leverages Dolby's deep understanding of human audio perception to create the sensation of overhead sound from the listener-level speakers.
- DTS Neural:X: Both models feature DTS Neural:X which is an advanced upmixer that can take non DTS:X content and upmix it to the DTS:X speaker layout. It has replaced the DTS Neo family with improved flexibility.
- DTS Dialog Control: Both models have DTS Dialog Control. This function adjusts the dialog levels during playback of the DTS:X stream. It allows you to separately increase the dialog levels in contrast with the background sound and hear dialog easily even under noisy circumstances.
- Surround:AI: Yamaha Aventage RX-A4A features Surround:AI artificial intelligence which in real time, automatically optimizes surround-sound performance for each scene in a movie or any piece of content. Surround:AI analyzes a scene's audio characteristics, focusing on soundtrack elements such as dynamic range, amount of dialog, the degree of sound effects, background music, and channel balance. Surround:AI then compares the scene's audio characteristics to a reference database of movie scenes and automatically processes the scene's sound to optimize performance. Surround:AI makes dialog more intelligible in scenes with lots of background noise, delivers massive, full-bodied sound for scenes with immersive sound effects, and ensures that you hear softly spoken dialog and soft background sounds. Scenes with big musical scores deliver the best possible musical experience.
- Compressed Music Enhancer: Pioneer Elite VSX-LX305 and Yamaha Aventage RX-A4A feature Compressed Music Enhancer which enhances the quality of the music files with lossy compression.
- Advanced Sound Retriever: Compressed music enhancement in Pioneer Elite VSX-LX305 is done by Pioneer’s Advanced Sound Retriever. Hear the detail, warmth and clarity, the way the artist intended it, from all of your highly compressed MP3 and WMA files stored on USB, Smartphone and portable media players. By restoring data that tend to get lost in the digital compression process, Pioneers Advanced Sound Retriever Technology enhances audio reproduction all the way upto 20 Khz frequencies.
- YPAO: The Yamaha Parametric room Acoustic Optimizer (YPAO) function detects speaker connections, measures the distances from them to your listening position(s), and then automatically optimizes the speaker settings, such as volume balance and acoustic parameters, to suit your room.
- MCACC: Pioneer’s exclusive Multi-Channel Acoustic Calibration System (MCACC) delivers an easy-to-use, automatic sound adjustment system to precision-tune your Pioneer and Pioneer Elite receivers with minimal effort. Every MCACC system comes with a microphone to measure and analyze reverb characteristics. The equalizer optimally adjusts sound parameters to fit the size and shape of your home environment while maintaining the integrity of high-resolution playback without any degradation to the quality of your music.
- Dirac Live: The interaction between your sound system and the physical layout of your room has a huge impact on sound quality. Dirac Live™ Room Correction applies state-of-the-art, patented algorithms to analyze and digitally reduce room impact and enhance speaker performance. Dirac Live delivers a larger sweet spot, accurate staging, clarity, voice intelligibility, and a deeper, tighter bass not otherwise possible. Fully tunable to your preference.
Pioneer Elite VSX-LX305 and Yamaha Aventage RX-A4A support Dolby Atmos. It is a cinematic audio format in which sounds exist as individual entities, called audio objects. In Dolby Atmos, any sound can exist as an independent audio object, free of channel restrictions. They can be precisely placed and moved anywhere in your room, including overhead, to flow above and around you in three-dimensional space. Through the use of audio objects, overhead sound, and all the richness, clarity, and power of Dolby sound, Dolby Atmos turns your room into an amazing place for entertainment. The format supports up to 128 simultaneous independent audio objects in a mix for rich, realistic, and breathtaking sound. It recreates the director's original concept through descriptive metadata to provide customized playback for home theater and delivers sounds above you through overhead speakers, special upward-firing Dolby Atmos speakers, or a Dolby Atmos enabled sound bar.
Pioneer Elite VSX-LX305 and Yamaha Aventage RX-A4A support DTS:X. A technique used in DTS:X is similar to the one used in Dolby Atmos. Instead of a fixed number of channels, DTS:X defines object locations from the listener in polar coordinates. An a/v receiver then dynamically renders sound according to the current speaker configuration. The speaker layout employed by DTS:X is the sum of Dolby Atmos and Auro-3D. It has standard 7.1 channel base layer, a 5 channel height layer above the base layer on the front and side walls, and 3 rows of speakers on the ceiling.
Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC)
Pioneer Elite VSX-LX305 and Yamaha Aventage RX-A4A support Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature allows the compatible TV to send audio signal to the a/v receiver through the same HDMI cable which is used to send audio and video signals to the TV. So one HDMI cable is used to transfer audio signal in both directions. New Enhanced ARC will support uncompressed audio formats such as Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, Dolby TrueHD and DTS HD Master Audio whereas the previous ARC could support only Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS, DTS HD, and PCM.
Pioneer Elite VSX-LX305 comes with Advanced MCACC and Dirac Live™ Room Correction and Yamaha Aventage RX-A4A comes with YPAO with R.S.C., Multipoint, 3D, 64-Bit High Precision EQ Calculation, Low Frequency mode and Angle measurement room correction system.
Pioneer Elite VSX-LX305 comes with 6 HDMI 2.1 inputs with 8K support and 1 inputs with 4K support. It has 2 outputs - 1 MAIN and 1 SUB/ZONE 2.
Yamaha Aventage RX-A4A comes with 7 HDMI 2.1 inputs with 8K support. It has 3 outputs - 2 for MAIN and 1 for ZONE2.
- 8K/60Hz and 4K/120Hz Passthrough on Pioneer Elite VSX-LX305: 6 out of 7 inputs pass up to 8K/60p RGB/YCbCr4:2:0/10-bit uncompressed or RGB/YCbCr4:4:4/12-bit compressed (TV needs DSC) and the rest of the inputs pass up to 4K 50/60Hz 4:4:4 video signal.
8K/60Hz and 4K/120Hz Passthrough on Yamaha Aventage RX-A4A: All inputs pass up to 8K 50/60Hz and 4K 100/120Hz 4:4:4 video signal.
- 8K Upscaling on Pioneer Elite VSX-LX305: It can upscale 1080p to 4K/8K and 4K to 8K from HDMI sources.
4K Upscaling on Yamaha Aventage RX-A4A: It can upscale up to 4K 60p 4:4:4 from HDMI sources.
- BT.2020 Color Space: BT.2020 or Rec. 2020 is a color standard which delivers a wider color gamut compared to Rec. 709. It covers approximately 75% of the total visual spectrum while the Rec. 709 covers only 35% (available on both models).
- HDCP 2.3 Copy Protection: Both receivers are HDCP 2.3 compliant which is a requirement for 4K/HDR copy-protected content transmission.
- Quick Media Switching (QMS): With HDMI 2.1a, Quick Media Switching for movies and video uses the HDMI VRR mechanism to eliminate the blackout period when an HDMI Source device switches its video mode. As long as the resolution remains the same and only the frame rate changes, QMS will instantly switch between frame rates. QMS eliminates A/V blackouts by using VRR technology to change frame rates, allowing instant changes from 24Hz to 60Hz frame rate, and anywhere in-between. The viewer never sees blank screens and gets a seamless experience (available on both models).
- 3D Ready: Both receivers are able to pass 3D video through HDMI.
HDR (High Dynamic Range)
Both receivers support HDR10, HDR10+, Dolby Vision and Hybrid Log-Gamma.
High dynamic range video has greater dynamic range than standard dynamic range (SDR) video with brighter whites and deeper blacks. The result is greater contrast and more details in dark and bright areas, better color and depth.
- HDR10: HDR10 uses the wide-gamut Rec. 2020 color space. It sends static metadata via video stream to the TV which calibrates its screen brightness and color according to that. HDR10 supports 10-bit color which corresponds to 1024 shades of the primary RGB colors. It is technically limited to a maximum of 10,000 nits peak brightness, however common HDR10 contents are mastered with peak brightness from 1,000 to 4,000 nits.
- HDR10+: HDR10+ is an HDR video technology that adds dynamic metadata to HDR10 source files. The dynamic metadata are used to adjust brightness levels on a scene-by-scene or even frame-by-frame basis. HDR10+ supports maximum of 10,000 nits peak brightness and 10-bit or more (up to 16-bit) color bit depth. It uses Samsung's dynamic metadata defined in SMPTE ST 2094-40.
- Dolby Vision: Dolby Vision is a set of technologies developed by Dolby Laboratories for high dynamic range (HDR) video. It covers content creation, distribution, and playback. Like HDR10+, it includes dynamic metadata that are used to adjust and optimize each frame of the HDR video to the consumer display's capabilities in a way specified by the content creator. Dolby Vision allows for a maximum resolution of 8K up to 12-bit color depth, maximum peak brightness of 10,000 nits and a color gamut up to Rec. 2020. It uses Dolby's proprietary dynamic metadata defined in SMPTE ST 2094-10.
- Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG): The Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG) is a transfer function developed mainly for HDR live video feed and over-the-air broadcasts. It is an HDR format that uses BT.2020 color primaries and a bitdepth of 10-bit. It is backward compatible with the transfer function of SDR and is designed to be better-suited for television broadcasting, where the metadata required for other HDR formats is not backward compatible with non-HDR displays. HLG defines a non-linear optical-electro transfer function, in which the lower half of the signal values use a gamma curve and the upper half of the signal values use a logarithmic curve.
Pioneer Elite VSX-LX305 is IMAX Enhanced certified. To qualify for IMAX Enhanced certification, 4K HDR televisions, projectors, sound bars, a/v receivers, loudspeakers, powered subwoofers and other premium home entertainment devices must meet carefully prescribed performance requirements established by IMAX, DTS and Hollywood's leading experts.
- What makes an IMAX Enhanced A/V receiver different from an A/V receiver with DTS:X technology? DTS:X technology is commonly found in most multi-channel A/V receivers on the market today. All IMAX Enhanced A/V receivers include DTS:X technology and deliver additional features, such as auto-sensing of IMAX Enhanced content, via IMAX Mode. IMAX Mode indicates that your A/V receiver supports fully immersive IMAX signature sound.
- IMAX Enhanced Content: IMAX Enhanced studio partners have announced IMAX Enhanced versions of movies that exclusively feature IMAX's signature picture, sound and scale.
- Picture: Stunning, ultra-vivid 4K HDR picture that utilizes the newest, proprietary Digital Media Remastering technology (DMR) developed by IMAX. DMR accurately reduces noise and grain under the filmmaker’s guidance to best optimize the content for a much higher-quality, higher-brightness display. Without this technology, high-dynamic range content can actually look worse than what was originally seen and intended by the filmmaker.
- Sound: IMAX and DTS have partnered with award-winning Hollywood sound mixers leveraging DTS:X codec technology integrated in home audio equipment and select televisions to deliver an IMAX signature sound experience with deeper bass and more dynamic range.
- Scale: Select IMAX Enhanced titles that were shot with IMAX-certified cameras or specially formatted for IMAX theatres feature its exclusive expanded aspect ratio, enabling viewers to see the full scale and scope of the picture on 4K HDR TVs.
- Streaming Services: IMAX Enhanced is now available on the world’s biggest streaming services, including Disney+, BRAVIA CORE, Tencent, iQiyi and more.
Both receivers support Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM), Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) and Quick Frame Transport (QFT) for lag-free and smooth gaming.
- Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM): Auto Low Latency Mode enables the ideal latency setting to automatically be set allowing for smooth, lag-free and uninterrupted viewing and interactivity. When the receiver detects a gaming signal it will enter ALLM. The signal will also be sent to the TV causing it to automatically switch to a low-latency, low-lag mode for gaming. Some functions will not be available on the receiver and TV during ALLM.
- Variable Refresh Rate (VRR): VRR enables a gaming source such as a console or computer to deliver video frames as fast as it can, which in many cases is slower than the normal static refresh rate. It allows the TV to adapt to certain frame rate which reduces or eliminates lag, judder and frame tearing for more fluid and better detailed gameplay.
- Quick Frame Transport (QFT): QFT reduces latency for smoother no-lag gaming, and real-time interactive virtual reality. It transports each frame at a higher rate to decrease display latency, which is the amount of time between a frame being ready for transport in the GPU and that frame being completely displayed.
Inputs and Outputs
- Analog Pre-Outs: Yamaha Aventage RX-A4A has 7.2 preamplifier outputs which allows you to connect the receiver to the external power amplifier. You may want to use a high quality external amplifier for certain channels, usually for front L/R and center, and use the receiver to power the rest.
- Analog Line Inputs: There are 4 pair of line inputs on Pioneer Elite VSX-LX305 and 3 pair of line inputs on Yamaha Aventage RX-A4A for connecting sources with analog outputs.
- Digital Inputs and Outputs: 1 optical input, 1 optical output and 1 coaxial input are available on Pioneer Elite VSX-LX305 and 1 optical input, 2 optical outputs and 1 coaxial input are available on Yamaha Aventage RX-A4A for digital audio connections.
- Headphone Output: There is a 6.3 mm (1/4") headphone output jack on the front panel of each receiver.
- Pioneer Elite VSX-LX305
Inputs: 7 (1 front) Outputs: 2 (1 MAIN, 1 SUB/ZONE 2)
8K Inputs: 6.
- Yamaha Aventage RX-A4A
Inputs: 7 Outputs: 3 (2 for MAIN, 1 for ZONE2)
8K Inputs: 7.
Front A/V Inputs
- Pioneer Elite VSX-LX305: HDMI, USB, Mini-Jack
- Yamaha Aventage RX-A4A: USB
Pioneer Elite VSX-LX305
Yamaha Aventage RX-A4A
And in the end let us list all the available specifications of the receivers side-by-side.
|BASICS||Pioneer Elite VSX-LX305||Yamaha Aventage RX-A4A|
|Type||A/V Receiver||A/V Receiver|
|AMPLIFIER||Pioneer Elite VSX-LX305||Yamaha Aventage RX-A4A|
|Front Wide Channel Support|
|Continuous 6 Ω Rated|
|Certified 4 Ω Performance|
|AUDIO||Pioneer Elite VSX-LX305||Yamaha Aventage RX-A4A|
|Digital Signal Processing (DSP) Engine||Digital Quad-Core 32-bit DSP (Cirrus Logic) + Aureus™ Floating-Point DSP (TI)|
|DAC||ESS Hyperstream DAC ES9007S|
|DAC Specs||192 kHz/24 Bit||384 kHz/32 Bit|
|Maximum Channel Processing||9.1||7.1|
|Air Studios Monitor Certification|
|Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization|
|Dolby Atmos Music|
|Dolby Digital Plus|
|Dolby Surround Upmixer|
|Dolby Pro Logic|
|Dolby Digital EX|
|DTS-HD Master Audio|
|DTS-HD High Resolution Audio|
|DTS-ES||Discrete 6.1, Matrix 6.1||Discrete 6.1, Matrix 6.1|
|Auro 3D with Auro-Matic Upmixer|
|PCM||2-ch/Multi-ch Input||2-ch/Multi-ch Input|
|Music Playback via USB||MP3, WMA, AAC, Apple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, LPCM, AIFF, DSD||MP3, WMA, MPEG-4 AAC, Apple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, DSD|
|High Resolution Music Playback via USB and/or Network||up to 192 kHz/24 bit||up to 384 kHz/32 Bit|
|High Resolution Audio Formats via USB||Apple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, AAC, DSD||Apple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, DSD|
|DSD via HDMI||2-ch/Multi-ch Input||2-ch/Multi-ch Input|
|DSD via USB||2-ch Input||2-ch Input|
|DSD to PCM Converter|
|DTS Dialog Control|
|Dialog Level Adjustment|
|Sound Retriever||Advanced (2ch)|
|Sound Retriever AIR|
|Digital Noise Reduction|
|Tone Control||All Channels|
|Compressed Music Enhancer||Advanced Sound Retriever|
|High-resolution Music Enhancer|
|Adaptive DRC (Dynamic Range Control)|
|Initial Volume & Maximum Volume Setting|
|Audyssey Dynamic EQ|
|Audyssey Dynamic Volume|
|Audyssey Sub EQ HT|
|Straight Decoding Mode|
|Pure Direct Mode|
|SILENT CINEMA / Virtual CINEMA DSP|
|Front Stage Surround Advance|
|Virtual Speakers||including surround back|
|Independent Subwoofer Outputs|
|CALIBRATION||Pioneer Elite VSX-LX305||Yamaha Aventage RX-A4A|
|Auto Speaker Calibration System with Mic.||Advanced MCACC and Dirac Live™ Room Correction||YPAO sound optimization with R.S.C., Multipoint, 3D, 64-Bit High Precision EQ Calculation, Low Frequency mode and Angle measurement|
|Calibration Microphone||MCACC/Dirac Live Setup MIC|
|Full Band Phase Control|
|Standing Wave Control||Multi-Point|
|PEQ for SUB||Down to 15.6 Hz|
|VIDEO||Pioneer Elite VSX-LX305||Yamaha Aventage RX-A4A|
|HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma)|
|BT.2020 color space|
|QMS (Quick Media Switching)|
|ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode)|
|VRR (Variable Refresh Rate)|
|QFT (Quick Frame transport)|
|DSC (Display Stream Compression)|
|Video Signal Passthrough||up to 8K/60p RGB/YCbCr4:2:0/10-bit uncompressed or RGB/YCbCr4:4:4/12-bit compressed (TV needs DSC)||up to 8K 50/60Hz and 4K 100/120Hz 4:4:4|
|Video Signal Upscaling||1080p to 4K/8K and 4K to 8K||up to 4K 60p 4:4:4|
|Analog To HDMI Upconversion|
|Component Video Upscaling|
|Analog to Analog Video conversion|
|isf Certified Calibration Control|
|CONNECTIVITY||Pioneer Elite VSX-LX305||Yamaha Aventage RX-A4A|
|DTS Play-Fi||via Pioneer Music Control App|
|Works with Amazon Alexa|
|Works with SONOS|
|AirPlay||AirPlay 2||AirPlay 2|
|Apple Product Connection||iPod, iPhone and iPad||iPod, iPhone and iPad|
|Remote App||Pioneer Remote App||(iPhone® / iPad® / Android™ phone / tablet)|
|InstaPrevue Input Source Prevue|
|Bluetooth||SBC, AAC, aptX, aptX HD||SBC, AAC|
|HDMI Inputs||7 (1 front)||7|
|HDMI Outputs||2 (1 MAIN, 1 SUB/ZONE 2)||3 (2 for MAIN, 1 for ZONE2)|
|USB Input||2 (1 Front)||USB memory, Portable Audio Player|
|USB DC Out Port|
|RCA Line Input||4||3|
|RCA Line Output|
|XLR Line Inputs|
|Composite Video Input|
|Composite Video Output|
|Component Video Input|
|Component Video Output|
|Front A/V Inputs||HDMI, USB, Mini-Jack||USB|
|Headphone Out||6.3 mm (1/4")||6.3 mm (1/4")|
|ZONES||Pioneer Elite VSX-LX305||Yamaha Aventage RX-A4A|
|Powered Zones||2 and 3||Zone 2|
|Zone 2 Outs||HDMI, RCA Pre/Line Out (shared with Zone B line out)||RCA Preout|
|Zone 3 Outs|
|Zone B Video Output|
|+12V Trigger Output||2 (A: 100 mA, B: 25 mA)||2|
|Remote (IR) Input/Output||1 / 1||1 / 1|
|MISC||Pioneer Elite VSX-LX305||Yamaha Aventage RX-A4A|
|On-Screen Display||Graphical User Interface|
|SCENE||SCENE (8 sets)|
|Web Browser Control|
|IP Control for CI|
|Display||High-resolution LCD display|
|Detachable Power Cord|
|RADIO||Pioneer Elite VSX-LX305||Yamaha Aventage RX-A4A|
|SiriusXM Internet Radio|
|CONSTRUCTION||Pioneer Elite VSX-LX305||Yamaha Aventage RX-A4A|
|Solid Aluminum Front|
|Large Speaker Terminals||9||9|
|Color-Coded Speaker Terminals|
|Transparent High-Grade Speaker Terminals|
|Ceramic Speaker Terminals|
|3D Space Frame Construction|
|Gold plated RCA terminals|
|POWER||Pioneer Elite VSX-LX305||Yamaha Aventage RX-A4A|
|Power Supply||AC 120 V, 60 Hz||AC 120 V, 60 Hz|
|Low Leakage Flux Power Transformer|
|Power Consumption||750 W||410 W|
|Standby Power||0.1 W||0.4 W|
|GENERAL||Pioneer Elite VSX-LX305||Yamaha Aventage RX-A4A|
|ECO Mode / Hybrid Standby Function|
|Auto Power Standby|
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||435 mm x 173 mm x 370.5 mm|
17-1/8" x 6-13/16" x 14-9/16"
|435 mm x 191 mm x 442 mm (with antenna: 435 mm x 270 mm x 442 mm)|
17-1/8" x 7-1/2" x 17-3/8" (with antenna up: 17-1/8" x 10-5/8" x 17-3/8")
|Dimensions of Package (W x H x D)||536 mm x 265 mm x 458 mm|
21-1/8" x 10-7/16" x 18-1/16"
|Weight||10.4 kg (22.9 lbs)||16.2 kg (35.7 lbs)|
|Weight of Package||13.5 kg (29.8 lbs)|
|Warranty||3 Years||3 Years|
|SPECS||Pioneer Elite VSX-LX305||Yamaha Aventage RX-A4A|
|Power Output (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2||100 W (0.08% THD)||110 W (0.06% THD)|
|Power Output (8 Ω, 1 kHz, 2||120 W (0.9% THD)|
|Rated Power Output (8 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel Driven)||135 W (0.9% THD)|
|Maximum Effective Output Power (8 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel Driven, JEITA)||165 W (10% THD)|
|Power Output (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel driven, FTC)||140 W (0.9% THD)|
|Maximum Effective Power Output (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel driven, JEITA)||225 W (10% THD)||170 W (10% THD)|
|Rated Power Output (4 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel Driven)||170 W (0.9% THD, Front)|
|Dynamic Power per Channel (3 Ω, Front)||250 W|
|Dynamic Power per Channel (4 Ω, Front)||220 W|
|Dynamic Power per Channel (8 Ω, Front)||130 W|
|THD||0.08% (20 Hz - 20 kHz, half power)||0.05% (AUDIO 2 etc. to Speaker Out, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 55 W, 8 Ω)|
|THD (Phono)||0.04% (Phono to PRE OUT, 1 kHz, 1 V)|
|Damping Factor||120 (Front, 1 kHz, 8 Ω)|
|Input Sensitivity and Impedance (Line)||200 mV/47 kΩ||220 mV/47 kΩ|
|Input Sensitivity and Impedance (Phono MM)||3.5 mV/47 kΩ||3.7 mV/47 kΩ|
|Maximum Input Sensitivity (Line)||2.4 V (1 kHz, 0.5% THD)|
|Maximum Input Sensitivity (Phono)||45 mV (1 kHz, 0.5% THD)|
|Rated Preout Level and Impedance||1.0 V/470 Ω|
|Maximum Preout Level and Impedance||2.0 V|
|Rated Headphone Jack Output Level and Impedance||8 Ω - 600 Ω|
|Rated Headphone Power Output||85 mW (32 Ω, 1 kHz, 10% THD)|
|Phono Overload||70 mV (MM, 1 kHz 0.5%)|
|S/N Ratio (Line, IHF-A)||106 dB||110 dB|
|S/N Ratio (Phono MM, IHF-A)||80 dB||95 dB|
|Phono RIAA Deviation||0±0.5 dB (20 Hz - 20 kHz)|
|Frequency Response (Analog In)||10 Hz - 100 kHz/+1 dB, -3 dB (Direct/Pure Audio)||+0/-3 dB (AUDIO 2 etc. to Front, Pure Direct, 10 Hz to 100 kHz)|
|Residual Noise (IHF-A Network)||150 µV (Speaker Out)|
|Channel Separation at 1 kHz/10 kHz (LINE)||75 dB/61 dB|
|Channel Separation at 1 kHz/10 kHz (PHONO)||75 dB/60 dB|
|DSD Sampling Rates via HDMI||2.8 MHz||2.8 MHz|
|DSD Sampling Rates via USB||11.2 MHz, 5.6 MHz, 2.8 MHz||11.2 MHz, 5.6 MHz, 2.8 MHz|
|Wi-Fi Standard||IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac||IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac|
|Wi-Fi Terminal Frequency||5 GHz, 2.4 GHz||2.4 GHz, 5 GHz|
|Bluetooth Frequency||2.4 GHz||2.4 GHz|
|USB Terminal||Front : Ver.2.0, 5 V/0.5 A|
Rear : Ver.2.0, 5V/1 A
|USB2.0 5 V, 1 A|
|FM Frequency||87.5 MHz - 107.9 MHz||87.5 MHz - 107.9 MHz|
|FM 50 dB Quiet Sensitivity (IHF, 1 kHz, 100% MOD.)||Mono: 1.0 µV (11.2 dBf)||Mono: 3 µV (20.8 dBf)|
|FM S/N Ratio||Mono/Stereo: 69 dB/68 dB|
|FM Harmonic Distortion (IHF, 1 kHz)||Mono/Stereo: 0.5%/0.6%|
|AM Frequency||530 kHz - 1710 kHz||530 kHz - 1710 kHz|
* - 480i/576i and 480p/576p only
** - 480i/576i only
*** - no 1080p/24 upconversion
**** - 1080p signal is not converted