The Elite VSX-LX503 brings you the synergy of Dolby Atmos®/DTS:X ideally calibrated by MCACC, and the latest video standards Ultra HD/HDR10/HLG/Dolby Vision™, and even expands to a 7.2.4ch surround system with an external amplifier. FlareConnect™ offers wireless multi-room audio with easy control on the Pioneer Remote App, while internet radio and network streaming services can be enjoyed with Chromecast built-in and DTS Play-Fi® via your smartphone. Powered Zone 3 offers support for various home theater environments.

  • Works with Sonos Certified
  • Dolby Atmos
  • DTS:X
  • Powered Zone 2/Zone 3
VSX-LX503

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$999.00

The Elite VSX-LX503 brings you the synergy of Dolby Atmos®/DTS:X ideally calibrated by MCACC, and the latest video standards Ultra HD/HDR10/HLG/Dolby Vision™, and even expands to a 7.2.4ch surround system with an external amplifier. FlareConnect™ offers wireless multi-room audio with easy control on the Pioneer Remote App, while internet radio and network streaming services can be enjoyed with Chromecast built-in and DTS Play-Fi® via your smartphone. Powered Zone 3 offers support for various home theater environments.

  • Works with Sonos Certified
  • Dolby Atmos
  • DTS:X
  • Powered Zone 2/Zone 3
Works with Sonos Certified

Works with Sonos Certified

This receiver can join your existing Sonos Home Sound System, or be the start of a new one, just by pairing it with a Sonos Port* This Works With Sonos Certified AVR offers a best-in-class tie-in to the Sonos ecosystem, waking, changing inputs, and playing at the volume you want using the Sonos Volume-Pass Through feature from the Sonos app*.
*Sonos Port required and sold separately.
E-ARC dolby atmos couple surrounded by sound waves

Dolby Atmos

You can reproduce object-oriented sound in smooth, curving movements, or the realistic three-dimensional movement overhead by the top speakers.
DTS:X

DTS:X

Can automatically adapt the audio to the existing channels and speaker system, no specific speaker layout is required.
Powered Zone 2/Zone 3

Powered Zone 2/Zone 3

With the powered feature, this can directly drive speakers in other rooms, without the need for a separate amplifier. What’s more, the dedicated DAC for Zone 2 lets you listen to all digital audio sources.
MCACC Auto Room Tuning

MCACC Auto Room Tuning

With the custom microphone, the system automatically compensates for differences in speaker size, level and distance, and equalizes response.
Synchronized Sound with Phase Control

Synchronized Sound with Phase Control

Phase Control compensates the delayed bass to improve sound synchronization.
Reflex Optimizer

Reflex Optimizer

By using the phase control technology this adjusts the shift, and improves the localization of the sound image by aligning the frequencies with those of the floor speakers.
Multi-room Audio

Multi-room Audio

Enjoy effortless multi-room playback of LP records, CDs, network music services, and more with supported components and speaker systems.
Chromecast built-in with the Google Assistant

Chromecast built-in with the Google Assistant

Stream any music from your smartphone, laptop, or PC to the receiver with ease. Control playback with Chromecast-enabled apps you know and love from your iPhone, iPad, Android phone or tablet, Mac or Windows® laptop, or Chromebook. If you have a smart speaker featuring the Google Assistant, you can cue, play, and control music playback by voice.
Ready for DTS Play-Fi® multi-room audio

Ready for DTS Play-Fi® multi-room audio

DTS Play-Fi allows you to enjoy high-quality music from connected online services, networked media servers, and your device library over Wi-Fi® to any number of compatible products using the Onkyo Music Control App for iPad, iPhone, and Android smartphones/tablets. DTS Play-Fi can synchronize the music in every room. Each member of your family can use their own device to listen to their music in a room or group of rooms. DTS Play-Fi lets you structure a comprehensive multi-room ecosystem that satisfies virtually any need.

Power

Amplifier Design
Direct Energy
Power Output: Watts per Channel (20 Hz – 20 kHz, THD 0.08 % @ 8 ohms FTC)
120 W/ch
Power Output: Watts per Channel (8 ohms, 1 kHz, 0.08 %, 2 ch Driven FTC)
SC Power Rating Only
Power Output: (6 ohms, 1 kHz, THD 1 %, 1ch Driven FTC)
SC Power Rating Only
4 OHM Speaker
Yes
ENERGY STAR 3.0 Certified
-
Channels
9
Power Output: Watts per Channel (6 ohms, 1 kHz, THD 0.9 %, 1ch Driven FTC)
230 W/ch
Power Output: Watts per Channel (4 ohms, 1 kHz, 1 %, 2 ch Driven)
SC Power Rating Only
Power Output: Watts Multi ch Simultaneous Drive (8 ohms, 1 kHz, 1 %)
-
Estimated Power Consumption/Standby with HDMI Control off
850 W/0.15 W

Handheld and Internet

AirPlay
Yes
Made for iPhone and iPod
AirPlay Only
Internet Radio
Yes, TuneIn
Streaming Audio From PC/Network
Yes
Chromecast built-in
Yes
TIDAL Music Streaming Service Ready
Yes
HTC Connect
-
iOS/Android Remote Control APP
Pioneer Remote App
Pandora Internet Radio
Yes
Music Playback via USB Network
Yes
Hi-Res Audio
Yes

Decoders & Formats

Digital Core DSP Engine
Digital Quad-Core 32-bit DSP (Cirrus Logic) + Aureus™ Floating-Point DSP (TI)
iPod Digital Audio
-
High-Definition Copy Protection (HDCP)
2.2
Dolby TrueHD
Yes
Dolby Surround
Yes
DTS-HD Master Audio
Yes
AIR Studios Certification
-
Audio DACs
384 kHz/32-bit D/A Conversion with AK4458 (AKM) & PCM5101 (TI)
Audio DACs
Yes
Dolby Digital Plus
Yes
DTS:X
Yes
HDMI SACD Transfer
2 Channel

Soundfield Calibration

MCACC
Yes
Phase Control
Yes
Full Band Phase Control
-
EQ Bands
-
Distance Adjustment
-
Polarity Check
-
MCACC Memory
1
Auto Phase Control Plus
-
Standing Wave Control
-
Symmetric EQ
Yes
Precision Distance
-
Auto Subwoofer Crossover
Yes

Listening Modes

Auto Surround
Yes
Optimum Surround
-
Advanced Surround
Multiple
Front Stage Surround Advance
Yes
Auto Level Control
-
Stream Direct
Yes (Direct, Pure Direct)
Wide Surround
-
Headphone Surround
-

Audio Features

USB DAC
-
Audio Processing
-
Advanced Sound Retriever
Yes
Digital Noise Reduction
-
Sound Delay (Lip Sync)
Yes (500ms)
Bi-Amp
Yes
DSD Music File
Yes (2ch)
Dialog Enhancement
-
Sound Retriever AIR
-
Tone Control
2 Channel
Speaker A/B
-

Video Processing

4K 60p Ultra HD Passthrough
Yes (HDR10, Dolby Vision Compatible)
3-D Ready
Yes
HDMI 36-bit Deep Color
Yes
Video Converter to HDMI
Yes
Stream Smoother
-
Super Resolution
Yes
4K 60p Ultra HD Video Scaler
Ultra HD Upscaling
Audio Return Channel
Yes
x.v.Color
Yes
Video Scaler
1080p -> 4k
Pure Cinema
-
Video Parameter Adjustments
-

Connectivity

HDMI Input / Output
7 in / 2 out
Wi-Fi Built-In
Yes (Dual Band 5 GHz/2.4 GHz)
Component Video Input / Output
1 In
Ethernet Input
Yes
Analog Audio Inputs / Output
6 In
Digital Inputs / Output
3 In (Optical 2, Coaxial 1)
Headphone Output
Yes
AM/FM Presets
40 Presents
MHL 2
-
Bluetooth Built-In
Yes (Version: 4.1, Profile: A2DP/AVRCP, Codec: SBC/AAC)
USB Memory Input
Yes
Composite A/V Input / Output
2 In
Phono Input
Yes
Pre-Amp Outputs
Yes (Zone 2)
Front A/V Inputs
USB, 3.5mm stereo input

Installation

Home Menu
GUI with System/Network Setup Menu
Zone 2 Sources
HDMI 1-3 sources
ECO Mode
-
12 Volt Trigger (Assignable)
2 out
IR Serial Remote In/Out
1 In
IP Control for CI
Yes
FL Dimmer
Yes
Remote
User-Friendly Simple Remote Control
Detachable Power Cord
Yes
Multi-Room and Source Output
-
Zone 3 Sources
Analog, Bluetooth, USB and NET
HDMI Speaker B Link
-
RS-232C
1
Network Firmware Update
Yes
Versatile Speaker Configuration
(FRONT, CENTER, SURROUND, HEIGHT 1/Bi-AMP/ZONE 2, SURROUND BACK/HEIGHT 2/ZONE 3)
Function Rename
-
Sleep Timer
Yes

Construction

Front Panel
Brushed
Advanced Direct Construction
-
3D Space Frame Construction
-
Transformer Stabilizer
-
Speaker Terminals
11 Large
Low Leakage Flux Power Transformer
-

Warranty

Warranty
3 Years

Dimensions

W x H x D (inches)
17-1/8 x 7-5/16 x 15-3/16
Weight
28.7 lbs.

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The Elite VSX-LX503 brings you the synergy of Dolby Atmos®/DTS:X ideally calibrated by MCACC, and the latest video standards Ultra HD/HDR10/HLG/Dolby Vision™, and even expands to a 7.2.4ch surround system with an external amplifier. FlareConnect™ offers wireless multi-room audio with easy control on the Pioneer Remote App, while internet radio and network streaming services can be enjoyed with Chromecast built-in and DTS Play-Fi® via your smartphone. Powered Zone 3 offers support for various home theater environments.