Raise your cinema expectations to the next level, with the 9.2 channel Pioneer VSX-LX303.
Up to 9.2 channels for totally immersive sound
Featuring up to 9.2 channels of surround sound, the VSX-LX303 gets closer to cinema levels of surround sound than ever. With nine channels of sound, you can choose between many different surround sound configurations, including four ceiling mounted speakers in a 5.2.4 Dolby Atmos/DTS:X set-up for the ultimate in sound immersion.
Class D 3 power
For powerful yet efficient sound, the VSX-LX303 uses Pioneer's Class D3 Direct Energy HD amp. This provides a hefty 170 watts per channel (at 6 ohms, 100 watts at 8 ohms), making the amp suitable for use in larger rooms and even with inefficient speakers. Pioneer's Class D3 amps also use short, direct signal paths. By eliminating filters, feedback loops and current limiters, the sound quality is both purer and more dynamic.
Dolby Atmos, DTS:X plus DTS Neural:X for cinema sound
Dolby Atmos uses ceiling or upwards firing speakers to produce a multi-dimensional, immersive sound that's a match for the finest cinemas. DTS:X literally pushes the boundaries of what you can expect from home cinema. It renders images in three dimensions that conventional processing can't match. DTS Neural:X upmixer supports Dolby formats, giving you DTS surround whatever the format.
Reflex Optimiser makes the most of Atmos
Designed to get the most from Dolby Atmos speakers, Reflex Optimiser uses Phase Control technology for improved focus. By aligning the frequencies from ceiling or upward-firing speakers, the sound is more ‘together’, making it sound more natural and less disjointed.
More streaming options than ever – including Amazon Prime Music and Chromecast
Already one of the best-equipped AV receivers for streaming music, the Pioneer VSX-LX303 features more streaming options than ever. Integrated Amazon Prime Music (via firmware update) joins Spotify (requires Premium account for full features), TIDAL and Deezer to make this the best choice of AV receiver for music streaming. There’s also Google Chromecast built-in. This lets you stream music, podcasts and audio apps, including Google Play, at the touch of a button.
This 9.2 channel amplifier brings greater multi-room entertainment possibilities. Use the amp in 5.2 surround mode and you have two pairs of powered outputs spare – ideal for running speakers in another couple of rooms. Even running 7.2 surround you still get a spare powered output. A passive Zone 2 output is also standard.
Support for Dolby Vision, HDR10 and HLG
The Pioneer VSX-LX303 is the perfect partner for your HDR-equipped TV and video sources. It supports HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG and HDCP 2.2, which means you can play UHD Blu-ray discs and stream UltraHD video in the highest quality. It's also equipped with 4K upscaling, giving you the most detailed picture on your 4K TV from all sources. The HDMI sockets allow 4K pass-through, for hassle free switching and viewing without the receiver needing to be on.
Enhanced HDMI connectivity
As well as supporting a wide range of formats, the VSX-LX303 also features twin HDMI outputs. Ideal for running a projector and TV in the same room or a second TV in another room (without independent feed), twin HDMI outputs make this a flexible home cinema hub. As well as the six HDMI inputs at the back, there’s also a front-mounted HDMI – perfect for occasionally connected sources such as a games console or camera.
DTS Play-Fi for effortless streaming and multi-room
DTS Play-Fi is a premium, wireless control system that brings everything under one 'roof'. Download the free app and you'll not only have access to Internet radio but also popular music apps such as Spotify, Tidal, Deezer and Napster. As well as bringing all your streaming sources together, Play-Fi offers the potential for full multi-room music. Simply add other Play-Fi compatible sources and you'll quickly be able to build up a comprehensive music system around your home - all under the control of a single app.
FlareConnect for any music source in any room
Streaming music between rooms from any source, including records and CDs, is easy with FlareConnect. When used with compatible FlareConnect speakers, you can listen to your treasured vinyls and CDs in any room. Music selection, speaker grouping and playback control is all built-in to the Pioneer Remote App for effortless smartphone or tablet control.
Connect your other sources – including a turntable
When it comes to connecting older sources, the VSX-LX303 has everything covered – right down to your turntable. Legacy sources such as DVD players or older games consoles connect via digital optical (2), coaxial component and composite (2) inputs. As well as a turntable input there are four line level ones – ideal for a CD player, music streamer and other music sources. With USB sockets at both the front and rear, connecting a media device and playing back your digital music library is easily achieved.
Maximise the potential of Dolby Atmos and DTS:X, with the Pioneer VSX-LX303.