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Pioneer 9.2-Channel Network AV Receiver

Frys#: 9543532 Model: VSXLX303
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  • 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)

Detailed Description
(Manufacturer # VSXLX303 )
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.
Works with Sonos
With Sonos Connect, the awesome home theater youve built around your Elite receiver can now be part of your existing Sonos Home Sound System, or the start of a new one. Instantly upgrade the music streaming capability of your home theater with Sonos Connect and a free firmware update. After a simple set up, your Elite A/V receiver will seamlessly tie into Sonos, instantly waking, changing inputs and playing at the volume you command through the familiar Sonos app.
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**.

* External audio inputs supporting FlareConnect may differ depending on model.
** Download free from the App Store or Google Play.
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. Discover Chromecast-enabled apps at
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 Design Direct Energy
Channels 9
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 Speaker Yes
Estimated Power Consumption/Standby
with HDMI Control off
750 W/0.1 W
ENERGY STAR 3.0 Certified
AirPlay Yes
HTC Connect -
Made for iPhone and iPod AirPlay Only
iOS/Android Remote Control APP Pioneer Remote App
Internet Radio Yes, TuneIn
Pandora Internet Radio Yes
Streaming Audio From PC/Network Yes
Music Playback via USB Network Yes
Chromecast built-in Yes
Hi-Res Audio Yes
TIDAL Music Streaming Service Ready Yes
Digital Core DSP Engine Digital Quad-Core 32-bit DSP (Cirrus Logic) + Aureus™ Floating-Point DSP (TI)
AIR Studios Certification -
iPod Digital Audio -
Audio DACs 384 kHz/32-bit D/A Conversion with AK4458 (AKM) & PCM5101 (TI)
High-Definition Copy Protection (HDCP) 2.2
Dolby Atmos Yes
Dolby TrueHD Yes
Dolby Digital Plus Yes
Dolby Surround Yes
DTS-HD Master Audio Yes
HDMI SACD Transfer 2 Channel
MCACC Memory 1
Phase Control Yes
Auto Phase Control Plus -
Full Band Phase Control -
Standing Wave Control -
EQ Bands -
Symmetric EQ Yes
Distance Adjustment -
Precision Distance -
Polarity Check -
Auto Subwoofer Crossover Yes
Auto Surround Yes
Auto Level Control -
Optimum Surround -
Stream Direct Yes (Direct, Pure Direct)
Advanced Surround Multiple
Wide Surround -
Front Stage Surround Advance Yes
Headphone Surround -
DSD Music File Yes (2ch)
Audio Processing -
Dialog Enhancement -
Advanced Sound Retriever Yes
Sound Retriever AIR -
Digital Noise Reduction -
Tone Control Yes (Multi)
Sound Delay (Lip Sync) Yes (500ms)
Speaker A/B -
Bi-Amp yes
4K 60p Ultra HD Passthrough Yes (HDR10, Dolby Vision Compatible)
4K 60p Ultra HD Video Scaler Ultra HD Upscaling
3-D Ready Yes
Audio Return Channel Yes
HDMI 36-bit Deep Color Yes
x.v.Color Yes
Video Converter to HDMI Yes
Video Scaler 1080p -> 4k
Stream Smoother -
Pure Cinema -
Super Resolution Yes
Video Parameter Adjustments -
HDMI Input / Output 7 in / 2 out
MHL 2 -
Wi-Fi Built-In Yes (Dual Band 5 GHz/2.4 GHz)
Bluetooth Built-In Yes (Version: 4.1, Profile: A2DP/AVRCP, Codec: SBC/AAC)
Component Video Input / Output 1 In
USB Memory Input Yes
Ethernet Input Yes
Composite A/V Input / Output 2 In
Analog Audio Inputs / Output 6 In
Phono Input yes
Digital Inputs / Output 2 In (Optical 1, Coaxial 1)
Pre-Amp Outputs Yes (Zone 2)
Headphone Output Yes
Front A/V Inputs USB, 3.5mm stereo input
AM/FM Presets 40 Presets
Home Menu GUI with System/Network Setup Menu
Multi-Room and Source Output -
Zone 2 Sources Analog, Bluetooth, USB and NET
Zone 3 Sources Analog, Bluetooth, USB and NET
ECO Mode -
HDMI Speaker B Link -
12 Volt Trigger (Assignable) 2 out
RS-232C 1
IR Serial Remote In/Out 1 In
Network Firmware Update Yes
IP Control for CI Yes
FL Dimmer Yes
Function Rename *"Selector Name Edit" meaning, it is "Yes".
Remote User-Friendly Simple Remote Control
Sleep Timer Yes
Detachable Power Cord Yes
Front Panel Brushed
Transformer Stabilizer -
Advanced Direct Construction -
Speaker Terminals 9 Large
3D Space Frame Construction -
Low Leakage Flux Power Transformer -
W x H x D (inches) 17-1/8 x 6-13/16 x 14-9/16
Weight 23.8 lbs.
Brand Pioneer
Condition New
UPC 889951001331
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