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Pioneer VSX-LX505 Elite 9.2 Channel AV Receiver

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Product Overview

Description

With up to 11.2 channels of processing and 120 watts of power per channel, IMAX® Enhanced Audio, and DIRAC Live® Room Correction, the Pioneer VSX-LX505 ELITE 9.2 Channel AV Receiver delivers multi-dimensional excitement to your home theater.

Equipped with DIRAC Live® Room Correction, the VSX-LX505 adjusts the sound according to the space and speakers while offering improved musical staging, dialog, and deeper bass.

Go beyond an experience confined to one room – the Pioneer Elite VSX-LX505 AV receiver brings cinema-quality sound and images to multiple rooms for real home entertainment.

  • Dirac Live Room Correction
  • HDMI 2.1
  • Ultimate 4K Gaming Experience
  • 9 Channels of onboard amplification with 11.2-Channel Processing
  • 120-watts/per channel
  • Imax Enhanced
  • Powered Zone 2/Zone 3 Audio
  • Bi-directional Bluetooth with aptX HD
  • Built-in music streaming including Spotify and Tidal
  • Works with Sonos Certified
  • Immersive sound from your TV apps
  • Advanced MCACC
  • Roon Tested
  • DTS Play-Fi
  • Legacy video inputs for composite and component video sources

Pioneer’s sole focus for more than 80 years has been audio and visual technologies, which allows us to concentrate on what matters most: recreating music and film scores in your home as though you’re in the recording studio. Pioneer continues to innovate with many groundbreaking concepts which have completely changed the way we enjoy our music and videos.

The result? Elite by Pioneer. 

  • DIRAC Live Room Correction
  • HDMI® 2.1 with 8K
  • ULTIMATE 4K GAMING EXPERIENCE
  • IMAX® Enhanced MODE

Overview

Graph Showing How Direct Live Works, Pioneer Elite VSX-LX505 AV Receiver Sitting in Front

DIRAC Live Room Correction

State-of-the-art digital room correction technology improves overall audio performance across the full frequency band with no additional upgrade required. Dirac Live automatically calibrates sound in your room using either your smartphone and the included wired mic, or go virtually wireless with the Dirac Live PC or MacOS * application, and a 3rd party USB mic (not included). Dirac Live unlocks your loudspeakers’ full potential in any listening space and delivers a uniquely pristine listening experience.* 
*Device must be connected to the internet and the same network as your AVR.
 
HDMI Cable 8K Logo Over, HDMI High-Definition Mutli Media Interface Text

HDMI® 2.1 with 8K

HDMI® 2.1 is the most recent update of the HDMI® spec and supports a range of higher video resolutions and refresh rates including 8K60 and 4K120, as well as Dynamic HDR formats. 8K delivers a super-immersive viewing experience with 2x the horizontal and vertical resolution of 4K, and 4 times as many pixels; and combined with 60Hz refresh rate enables smooth and sharp viewing of content with high-speed action. HDMI 2.1 with 8K ensures your system is ready for the clearest and cleanest picture available both now and down the road.
 
Person Wearing Headphones Staring at TV with Video Game

ULTIMATE 4K GAMING EXPERIENCE

4K/120 enables ultra-fast motion UHD images to be crisp and razor-sharp; and sports, action movies, and high-performance gaming benefit significantly. This receiver supports higher performance from streaming devices like the latest Apple TV.
 
IMAX® Enhanced MODE

IMAX® Enhanced MODE

IMAX digitally re-mastered content for the home environment is created to provide the same sharp 4K HDR images and powerful sound just as the filmmaker intended. Pioneer Elite’s IMAX Mode is meticulously optimized to play digitally remastered content to deliver the best viewing and listening experience on Earth.
 
Built-In Streaming Music Services and Faster Wifi

Built-In Streaming Music Services and Faster Wifi

Access to Spotify®, TIDAL, Deezer, TuneIn, and Pandora® are built into the system.
 
Girl Laying on Couch Looking At Her Phone, Bluetooth Logo Over Image

Bi-directional Bluetooth® Wireless Technology

This AVR can send and receive audio via Bluetooth wireless technology. Stream from your device to the receiver using SBC or AAC codecs, or transmit audio playing through the AVR to compatible wireless headphones using SBC, aptX™, or aptX HD codecs including 24-bit audio over aptX HD. The improved data transfer capabilities of the latest generation of Bluetooth ensure clear and reliable sound reproduction so you hear your favorite songs just as the recording engineer intended.
 
BUILT-IN MULTI-ZONE STREAMING AND VOICE CONTROL

BUILT-IN MULTI-ZONE STREAMING AND VOICE CONTROL

This AV Receiver easily integrates into your existing Smart Home ecosystem, including Apple Airplay, Alexa, Google apps, and more. You get a highly capable and compatible network device that can stream your favorites wherever you want in your home with up to 8K60 resolution.**
*A third-party AI device is required for voice commands - sold separately
***8K60 only valid for Zone 1/Zone 2 will only produce 4K120 resolution when two separate HDMI sources are used
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.
 
Advanced MCACC Auto Room Tuning featuring Auto Phase Control Plus

Advanced MCACC Auto Room Tuning featuring Auto Phase Control Plus

Advanced MCACC adjusts the sound according to the listening room and speakers, and also creates clearer sound by suppressing the standing waves that occur between walls or ceiling and floor. Measurement of up to nine positions can be saved for a wide listening area. Auto Phase Control Plus* makes real-time analysis of the phase difference, and automatically compensates the gap between the LFE and main signals, providing strong bass and clear high-frequency sound.
 
Couple Watching TV with Text Saying Roon (Labs) tested

Roon-Tested

Roon plays to thousands of USB, Airplay, and Chromecast devices, but Roon-tested devices are profiled by the Roon team to ensure simple setup and effortless daily use. If you own a Roon-Tested device, you can have the confidence that you will enjoy the best possible experience with it.
 
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.
 
Specs

Amplification

Channels: 9
Amplification Type: Direct Energy
230 W/ch: 6 ohms, 1 kHz, THD 10 %, 1ch Driven
120 W/ch: 8 ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, THD 0.08 %, 2ch Driven FTC

Audio Features

IMAX Enhanced: Yes
Dolby Atmos®, Dolby Surround Upmixer supports DTS Formats: Yes
DTS:X®, DTS Neural:X® Upmixer supports Dolby Formats: Yes
Reflex Optimizer: Yes
Dolby Atmos Height Virtualizer: Yes
Dolby® TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus: Yes
DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS-HD High Resolution Audio, DTS 96/24, DTS-ES, DTS Express: Yes
DSD Disc (SACD) Playback via HDMI: 2.8 MHz/2 ch, 5.1 ch
Digital Quad-Core 32-bit DSP (Cirrus Logic) + Aureus™ floating-point DSP (TI): Yes
Hi-Res Audio: 192 kHz/24-bit D/A Conversion
Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC) on HDMI Out (Main): Yes
Advanced MCACC Auto Room Tuning: AutPhase Control Plus, Subwoofer EQ, Multi-point Standing Wave Control
Dirac Live® Room Correction: Yes
Advanced Sound Retriever (2ch): Yes
Advanced Surround Modes: Classical, Unplugged, Entertainment Show, Drama, Advanced Game, Action, Rock/Pop, Sports, Extended Stereo, Mono Music, Front Stage Surround Advance

Video Features

Support HDMI 2.1 with 8K: VRR (Variable Refresh Rate), ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode), QFT (Quick Frame transport), DSC (Display Stream Compression), and QMS (Quick Media Switching) pass-through
Supports HDR10+, HDR10, and HLG; 8K/60p (4:2:0/10-bit), 8K/30p (4:4:4/10-bit, 4:2:2/12-bit), 4K/120p (4:4:4/10-bit, 4:2:2/12-bit), 4K60p (4:4:4/12-bit) and BT.2020 color; DeepColor™ (36-bit), “x.v.Color”, LipSync, and HDCP 2.3: Yes
Dolby Vision Compatible: Yes
Ultra HD Upscaling: 4K to 8K, 1080p to 8K/4K

Home Network Features

Works with Alexa supporting multi-room music: Yes
Works with Hey Google and Chromecast built-in: Yes
DTS Play-Fi with Pioneer Music Control App*3 supporting Hi-Res Audio Playback: Yes
Apple AirPlay 2 with Siri Voice Control: Yes
Works with SONOS supporting multiple Sonos Connect control and Volume Pass Through mode: Yes
Amazon Music HD, Pandora®, Spotify, TIDAL, and Deezer Hi-Fi Music-Streaming Services Ready: Yes
Internet Radio with TuneIn: Yes
Hi-Res Audio File Playback via USB/Network: Yes
Up to 192 kHz/24-bit ALAC*6, AIFF, FLAC, WAV (RIFF) and 11.2 MHz DSD*: Yes

Convenience Features

Personal Preset: Yes
Dialog Enhancement: Yes
Dual Band (5 GHz/2.4 GHz) Wi-Fi® Built-in: Yes
Bluetooth® Wireless Technology: Transmitter/Receiver (Version: 4.2, Profile: A2DP 1.2/AVRCP 1.3, Codec: SBC/aptX/aptX HD (TX), SBC/AAC(RX)) Built-in
Pioneer Remote App: Ready for Multi-room Entertainment Control and Network Streaming
User-Friendly GUI with System Setup Menu: Yes
On-Screen Information for Audio, Video and Network: Yes
Web Setup: Yes
Auto Power Off in HDMI Standby Through: Yes
AM/FM Tuner 40 Presets: Yes
Sleep Timer: Yes
User-Friendly Simple Remote Control: Yes

Front Terminals

HDMI 1 In: Yes
USB 1 In for USB Drive: Yes
MCACC/Dirac Live Setup MIC In: Yes
Phones 1 Out (Gold-Plated): Yes

Rear Terminals

HDMI 6 In: 4 Assignable
HDMI 2 Out: 1 for MAIN, 1 for SUB/ZONE 2
Ethernet: 1 In
USB 1 In for USB Drive: Yes
AV (Component) 1 IN: Assignable
AV (Composite) 2 In: Assignable
Audio 1 In: Assignable
Phono (MM) 1 In: Yes
Digital Coaxial 1 In: Assignable
Digital Optical 1 In: Assignable
FRONT, CENTER, SURROUND, SURROUND BACK, HEIGHT 1, HEIGHT 2, SUBWOOFER x 2 Pre Out: Yes
ZONE 2 Pre/Line Out/ZONE B Line Out: Yes
ZONE 3/HEIGHT 2 Pre/Line Out: Yes
Speaker 11 channel Out: FRONT, CENTER, SURROUND, HEIGHT 1/Bi-AMP, SURROUND BACK/ZONE 3/HEIGHT 2, ZONE 2
IR 1 In: 1 Out
12 V Trigger: 2 Out
RS-232C: Yes
FM/AM Antenna: Yes

Specifications

Power Requirements: AC 120 V, 60 Hz
Power Consumption/Standby: 850 W/0.1 W
Dimensions (W x H x D): 17-1/8 x 7-5/16 x 15-3/16 inches (435 x 185 x 386 mm)
Weight: 28.7 lbs. (13 kg)
Carton Dimensions: 21-5/16 x 12-3/16 x 19-3/16 inches (541 x 310 x 487 mm)
Carton Included Weight: 35.3 lbs. (16.0 kg)

Warranty

Warranty: 3 Years

Description

With up to 11.2 channels of processing and 120 watts of power per channel, IMAX® Enhanced Audio, and DIRAC Live® Room Correction, the Pioneer VSX-LX505 ELITE 9.2 Channel AV Receiver delivers multi-dimensional excitement to your home theater.

Equipped with DIRAC Live® Room Correction, the VSX-LX505 adjusts the sound according to the space and speakers while offering improved musical staging, dialog, and deeper bass.

Go beyond an experience confined to one room – the Pioneer Elite VSX-LX505 AV receiver brings cinema-quality sound and images to multiple rooms for real home entertainment.

  • Dirac Live Room Correction
  • HDMI 2.1
  • Ultimate 4K Gaming Experience
  • 9 Channels of onboard amplification with 11.2-Channel Processing
  • 120-watts/per channel
  • Imax Enhanced
  • Powered Zone 2/Zone 3 Audio
  • Bi-directional Bluetooth with aptX HD
  • Built-in music streaming including Spotify and Tidal
  • Works with Sonos Certified
  • Immersive sound from your TV apps
  • Advanced MCACC
  • Roon Tested
  • DTS Play-Fi
  • Legacy video inputs for composite and component video sources

Pioneer’s sole focus for more than 80 years has been audio and visual technologies, which allows us to concentrate on what matters most: recreating music and film scores in your home as though you’re in the recording studio. Pioneer continues to innovate with many groundbreaking concepts which have completely changed the way we enjoy our music and videos.

The result? Elite by Pioneer. 

  • DIRAC Live Room Correction
  • HDMI® 2.1 with 8K
  • ULTIMATE 4K GAMING EXPERIENCE
  • IMAX® Enhanced MODE

Overview

Graph Showing How Direct Live Works, Pioneer Elite VSX-LX505 AV Receiver Sitting in Front

DIRAC Live Room Correction

State-of-the-art digital room correction technology improves overall audio performance across the full frequency band with no additional upgrade required. Dirac Live automatically calibrates sound in your room using either your smartphone and the included wired mic, or go virtually wireless with the Dirac Live PC or MacOS * application, and a 3rd party USB mic (not included). Dirac Live unlocks your loudspeakers’ full potential in any listening space and delivers a uniquely pristine listening experience.* 
*Device must be connected to the internet and the same network as your AVR.
 
HDMI Cable 8K Logo Over, HDMI High-Definition Mutli Media Interface Text

HDMI® 2.1 with 8K

HDMI® 2.1 is the most recent update of the HDMI® spec and supports a range of higher video resolutions and refresh rates including 8K60 and 4K120, as well as Dynamic HDR formats. 8K delivers a super-immersive viewing experience with 2x the horizontal and vertical resolution of 4K, and 4 times as many pixels; and combined with 60Hz refresh rate enables smooth and sharp viewing of content with high-speed action. HDMI 2.1 with 8K ensures your system is ready for the clearest and cleanest picture available both now and down the road.
 
Person Wearing Headphones Staring at TV with Video Game

ULTIMATE 4K GAMING EXPERIENCE

4K/120 enables ultra-fast motion UHD images to be crisp and razor-sharp; and sports, action movies, and high-performance gaming benefit significantly. This receiver supports higher performance from streaming devices like the latest Apple TV.
 
IMAX® Enhanced MODE

IMAX® Enhanced MODE

IMAX digitally re-mastered content for the home environment is created to provide the same sharp 4K HDR images and powerful sound just as the filmmaker intended. Pioneer Elite’s IMAX Mode is meticulously optimized to play digitally remastered content to deliver the best viewing and listening experience on Earth.
 
Built-In Streaming Music Services and Faster Wifi

Built-In Streaming Music Services and Faster Wifi

Access to Spotify®, TIDAL, Deezer, TuneIn, and Pandora® are built into the system.
 
Girl Laying on Couch Looking At Her Phone, Bluetooth Logo Over Image

Bi-directional Bluetooth® Wireless Technology

This AVR can send and receive audio via Bluetooth wireless technology. Stream from your device to the receiver using SBC or AAC codecs, or transmit audio playing through the AVR to compatible wireless headphones using SBC, aptX™, or aptX HD codecs including 24-bit audio over aptX HD. The improved data transfer capabilities of the latest generation of Bluetooth ensure clear and reliable sound reproduction so you hear your favorite songs just as the recording engineer intended.
 
BUILT-IN MULTI-ZONE STREAMING AND VOICE CONTROL

BUILT-IN MULTI-ZONE STREAMING AND VOICE CONTROL

This AV Receiver easily integrates into your existing Smart Home ecosystem, including Apple Airplay, Alexa, Google apps, and more. You get a highly capable and compatible network device that can stream your favorites wherever you want in your home with up to 8K60 resolution.**
*A third-party AI device is required for voice commands - sold separately
***8K60 only valid for Zone 1/Zone 2 will only produce 4K120 resolution when two separate HDMI sources are used
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.
 
Advanced MCACC Auto Room Tuning featuring Auto Phase Control Plus

Advanced MCACC Auto Room Tuning featuring Auto Phase Control Plus

Advanced MCACC adjusts the sound according to the listening room and speakers, and also creates clearer sound by suppressing the standing waves that occur between walls or ceiling and floor. Measurement of up to nine positions can be saved for a wide listening area. Auto Phase Control Plus* makes real-time analysis of the phase difference, and automatically compensates the gap between the LFE and main signals, providing strong bass and clear high-frequency sound.
 
Couple Watching TV with Text Saying Roon (Labs) tested

Roon-Tested

Roon plays to thousands of USB, Airplay, and Chromecast devices, but Roon-tested devices are profiled by the Roon team to ensure simple setup and effortless daily use. If you own a Roon-Tested device, you can have the confidence that you will enjoy the best possible experience with it.
 
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.
 
Specs

Amplification

Channels: 9
Amplification Type: Direct Energy
230 W/ch: 6 ohms, 1 kHz, THD 10 %, 1ch Driven
120 W/ch: 8 ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, THD 0.08 %, 2ch Driven FTC

Audio Features

IMAX Enhanced: Yes
Dolby Atmos®, Dolby Surround Upmixer supports DTS Formats: Yes
DTS:X®, DTS Neural:X® Upmixer supports Dolby Formats: Yes
Reflex Optimizer: Yes
Dolby Atmos Height Virtualizer: Yes
Dolby® TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus: Yes
DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS-HD High Resolution Audio, DTS 96/24, DTS-ES, DTS Express: Yes
DSD Disc (SACD) Playback via HDMI: 2.8 MHz/2 ch, 5.1 ch
Digital Quad-Core 32-bit DSP (Cirrus Logic) + Aureus™ floating-point DSP (TI): Yes
Hi-Res Audio: 192 kHz/24-bit D/A Conversion
Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC) on HDMI Out (Main): Yes
Advanced MCACC Auto Room Tuning: AutPhase Control Plus, Subwoofer EQ, Multi-point Standing Wave Control
Dirac Live® Room Correction: Yes
Advanced Sound Retriever (2ch): Yes
Advanced Surround Modes: Classical, Unplugged, Entertainment Show, Drama, Advanced Game, Action, Rock/Pop, Sports, Extended Stereo, Mono Music, Front Stage Surround Advance

Video Features

Support HDMI 2.1 with 8K: VRR (Variable Refresh Rate), ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode), QFT (Quick Frame transport), DSC (Display Stream Compression), and QMS (Quick Media Switching) pass-through
Supports HDR10+, HDR10, and HLG; 8K/60p (4:2:0/10-bit), 8K/30p (4:4:4/10-bit, 4:2:2/12-bit), 4K/120p (4:4:4/10-bit, 4:2:2/12-bit), 4K60p (4:4:4/12-bit) and BT.2020 color; DeepColor™ (36-bit), “x.v.Color”, LipSync, and HDCP 2.3: Yes
Dolby Vision Compatible: Yes
Ultra HD Upscaling: 4K to 8K, 1080p to 8K/4K

Home Network Features

Works with Alexa supporting multi-room music: Yes
Works with Hey Google and Chromecast built-in: Yes
DTS Play-Fi with Pioneer Music Control App*3 supporting Hi-Res Audio Playback: Yes
Apple AirPlay 2 with Siri Voice Control: Yes
Works with SONOS supporting multiple Sonos Connect control and Volume Pass Through mode: Yes
Amazon Music HD, Pandora®, Spotify, TIDAL, and Deezer Hi-Fi Music-Streaming Services Ready: Yes
Internet Radio with TuneIn: Yes
Hi-Res Audio File Playback via USB/Network: Yes
Up to 192 kHz/24-bit ALAC*6, AIFF, FLAC, WAV (RIFF) and 11.2 MHz DSD*: Yes

Convenience Features

Personal Preset: Yes
Dialog Enhancement: Yes
Dual Band (5 GHz/2.4 GHz) Wi-Fi® Built-in: Yes
Bluetooth® Wireless Technology: Transmitter/Receiver (Version: 4.2, Profile: A2DP 1.2/AVRCP 1.3, Codec: SBC/aptX/aptX HD (TX), SBC/AAC(RX)) Built-in
Pioneer Remote App: Ready for Multi-room Entertainment Control and Network Streaming
User-Friendly GUI with System Setup Menu: Yes
On-Screen Information for Audio, Video and Network: Yes
Web Setup: Yes
Auto Power Off in HDMI Standby Through: Yes
AM/FM Tuner 40 Presets: Yes
Sleep Timer: Yes
User-Friendly Simple Remote Control: Yes

Front Terminals

HDMI 1 In: Yes
USB 1 In for USB Drive: Yes
MCACC/Dirac Live Setup MIC In: Yes
Phones 1 Out (Gold-Plated): Yes

Rear Terminals

HDMI 6 In: 4 Assignable
HDMI 2 Out: 1 for MAIN, 1 for SUB/ZONE 2
Ethernet: 1 In
USB 1 In for USB Drive: Yes
AV (Component) 1 IN: Assignable
AV (Composite) 2 In: Assignable
Audio 1 In: Assignable
Phono (MM) 1 In: Yes
Digital Coaxial 1 In: Assignable
Digital Optical 1 In: Assignable
FRONT, CENTER, SURROUND, SURROUND BACK, HEIGHT 1, HEIGHT 2, SUBWOOFER x 2 Pre Out: Yes
ZONE 2 Pre/Line Out/ZONE B Line Out: Yes
ZONE 3/HEIGHT 2 Pre/Line Out: Yes
Speaker 11 channel Out: FRONT, CENTER, SURROUND, HEIGHT 1/Bi-AMP, SURROUND BACK/ZONE 3/HEIGHT 2, ZONE 2
IR 1 In: 1 Out
12 V Trigger: 2 Out
RS-232C: Yes
FM/AM Antenna: Yes

Specifications

Power Requirements: AC 120 V, 60 Hz
Power Consumption/Standby: 850 W/0.1 W
Dimensions (W x H x D): 17-1/8 x 7-5/16 x 15-3/16 inches (435 x 185 x 386 mm)
Weight: 28.7 lbs. (13 kg)
Carton Dimensions: 21-5/16 x 12-3/16 x 19-3/16 inches (541 x 310 x 487 mm)
Carton Included Weight: 35.3 lbs. (16.0 kg)

Warranty

Warranty: 3 Years