Pioneer 9.2-ch Network AV Receiver - VSX-LX303


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9.2-ch Network AV Receiver

  • Dolby Atmos®/Dolby Surround Upmixing
  • Powered Zone 2/Zone 3 Audio
  • Supports pass-through for HDR10, HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma), and Dolby Vision signals
  • 100 W/ch (8 ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, THD 0.08 %, 2ch Driven, FTC)
  • 200 W/ch (6 ohms, 1 kHz, THD 10 %, 1ch Driven)

Designed for optimum Dolby Atmos®/DTS:X movie playback in a seamless 7.2.2ch/5.2.4ch surround sound calibrated by MCACC, and with support for next-generation video standards, the Elite VSX-LX303 brings multi-dimensional excitement to your home theater. The FlareConnect™ platform offers wireless multi-room audio with easy control on the Pioneer Remote App for various sources including vinyl records. Enjoy internet radio and network streaming services with Chromecast built-in and DTS Play-Fi® via your smartphone.

Dolby Atmos®/Dolby Surround Upmixing
The VSX-LX303 is compatible with 7.2.2ch/5.2.4ch configuration of the latest theater 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 including DTS formats can now 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. Enjoy a seamless soundscape with 7.2.2ch/5.2.4ch surround system offering maximum excitement. Other audio codecs including Dolby formats can now be upmixed using DTS Neural:X for enjoying 3D surround sound.

Powered Zone 2 & Zone 3
You can enjoy 2-ch audio in a separate room (ZONE 2/ZONE 3) while performing 5.1-ch playback in the main room. The same source can be played back in the main room and ZONE 2/ZONE 3 simultaneously. Also, different sources can be played back in both rooms.

Next Generation Video Standard Ready
The VSX-LX303 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 Color 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.

MCACC Auto Room Tuning
Create the optimum acoustic environment with Pioneer’s MCACC (Multi-Channel Acoustic Calibration System), developed with the expertise of professional recording studios. With the custom microphone, the system automatically compensates for differences in speaker size, level and distance, and equalizes response.

Synchronized Sound with Phase Control
As an innovative solution for the phase lag between the subwoofer and the main channel speakers caused by the bass management filter, Phase Control compensates the delayed bass to improve sound synchronization.

Reflex Optimizer
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
FlareConnect™* shares audio from network and external audio input sources between compatible components. Enjoy effortless multi-room playback of LP records, CDs, network music services, and more with supported components and speaker systems. Music selection, speaker grouping, and playback management across the home are built into the Pioneer Remote App**.

Chromecast built-in
The VSX-LX303 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-LX303 also works with Google Assistant, so you can give voice commands via Google Assistant built-in devices such as Google Home to operate the AV receiver without lifting a finger. 

DTS Play-Fi®
DTS Play-Fi wirelessly streams any audio content from any compatible mobile device to the VSX-LX303 and DTS Play-Fi compatible audio systems, creating a multi-room system in your home. You can stream different sources to different speakers at the same time from the Pioneer Music Control App.

Amplifier DesignDirect Energy
Power Output: Watts per Channel (20 Hz – 20 kHz, THD 0.08 % @ 8 ohms FTC)100 W/ch
Power Output: Watts per Channel (6 ohms 1 kHz 10 % 1ch Driven)200 W/ch
Power Output: Watts per Channel (8 ohms, 1 kHz, 0.08 %, 2 ch Driven FTC)SC Power Rating Only
Power Output: Watts per Channel (4 ohms, 1 kHz, 1 %, 2 ch Driven)SC Power Rating Only
Power Output: (6 ohms, 1 kHz, THD 1 %, 1ch Driven FTC)SC Power Rating Only
Power Output: Watts Multi ch Simultaneous Drive (8 ohms, 1 kHz, 1 %) -
4 OHM SpeakerYes
Estimated Power Consumption/Standby with HDMI Control off750 W/0.1 W
ENERGY STAR 3.0 Certified-
Handheld and Internet
HTC Connect-
Made for iPhone and iPodAirPlay Only
iOS/Android Remote Control APPPioneer Remote App
Internet RadioYes, TuneIn
Pandora Internet RadioYes
Streaming Audio From PC/NetworkYes
Music Playback via USB NetworkYes
Chromecast built-inYes
Hi-Res AudioYes
TIDAL Music Streaming Service ReadyYes
Decoders & Formats
Digital Core DSP EngineDigital Quad-Core 32-bit DSP (Cirrus Logic) + Aureus™ Floating-Point DSP (TI)
AIR Studios Certification-
iPod Digital Audio-
Audio DACs384 kHz/32-bit D/A Conversion with AK4458 (AKM) & PCM5101 (TI)
High-Definition Copy Protection (HDCP)2.2
Dolby AtmosYes
Dolby TrueHDYes
Dolby Digital PlusYes
Dolby SurroundYes
DTS-HD Master AudioYes
HDMI SACD Transfer2 Channel
Soundfield Calibration
MCACC Memory1
Phase ControlYes
Auto Phase Control Plus-
Full Band Phase Control-
Standing Wave Control-
EQ Bands-
Symmetric EQYes
Distance Adjustment-
Precision Distance-
Polarity Check-
Auto Subwoofer CrossoverYes
Listening Modes
Auto SurroundYes
Auto Level Control-
Optimum Surround-
Stream DirectYes (Direct, Pure Direct)
Advanced SurroundMultiple
Wide Surround-
Front Stage Surround AdvanceYes
Headphone Surround-
Audio Feature
DSD Music FileYes (2ch)
Audio Processing-
Dialog Enhancement-
Advanced Sound RetrieverYes
Sound Retriever AIR-
Digital Noise Reduction-
Tone Control2 Channel
Sound Delay (Lip Sync)Yes (500ms)
Speaker A/B-
Video Processing
4K 60p Ultra HD PassthroughYes (HDR10, Dolby Vision Compatible)
4K 60p Ultra HD Video ScalerUltra HD Upscaling
3-D ReadyYes
Audio Return ChannelYes
HDMI 36-bit Deep ColorYes
Video Converter to HDMIYes
Video Scaler1080p -> 4k
Stream Smoother-
Pure Cinema-
Super ResolutionYes
Video Parameter Adjustments-
HDMI Input / Output7 in / 2 out
MHL 2-
Wi-FiYes (Dual Band 5 GHz/2.4 GHz)
Bluetooth Built-InYes (Version: 4.1, Profile: A2DP/AVRCP, Codec: SBC/AAC)
Component Video Input / Output1 In
USB Memory InputYes
Ethernet InputYes
Composite A/V Input / Output2 In
Analog Audio Inputs / Output6 In
Phono Inputyes
Digital Inputs / Output2 In (Optical 1, Coaxial 1)
Pre-Amp OutputsYes (Zone 2)
Headphone OutputYes
Front A/V InputsUSB, 3.5mm stereo input
AM/FM Presets 40 Presets
Installation Considerations
Home MenuGUI with System/Network Setup Menu
Multi-Room and Source Output-
Zone 2 SourcesAnalog, Bluetooth, USB and NET
Zone 3 SourcesAnalog, Bluetooth, USB and NET
ECO Mode-
HDMI Speaker B Link-
12 Volt Trigger (Assignable)2 out
IR Serial Remote In/Out1 In
Network Firmware UpdateYes
IP Control for CIYes
FL DimmerYes
Function Rename-
RemoteUser-Friendly Simple Remote Control
Sleep TimerYes
Detachable Power CordYes
Front PanelBrushed
Transformer Stabilizer-
Advanced Direct Construction-
Speaker Terminals9 Large
3D Space Frame Construction-
Low Leakage Flux Power Transformer-
Warranty3 Years
W x H x D (inches)17-1/8 x 6-13/16 x 14-9/16
Weight23.8 lbs.

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