9.2-Channel Network AV Receiver

Bringing multi-dimensional excitement to your home entertainment, the VSX-LX305 features Dirac Live® Room Correction and is designed to be the cornerstone for your movies, music and gaming

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The VSX-LX305


The Elite VSX-LX305 9.2-Channel AV Receiver brings multi-dimensional excitement to your home entertainment. IMAX® Enhanced means movies, concerts, and streaming games are delivered with heart-pounding sound and crisp visual enhancements to bring the world into your home theater, just as the filmmakers and sound editors intended. Featuring two HDMI-out options and 100-watts of continuous power per channel, the VSX-LX 305 AV receiver delivers uncompressed HDMI 8K/4K transfer at 40 Gbps, increasing the bandwidth over its predecessors and maximizing next-gen gaming.

Stream songs throughout your home and watch whatever you want in multiple rooms in up to 8K HD. The Pioneer Elite VSX-LX305 is truly next level.

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IMAX Enhanced Mode

Experience powerful 4K HDR images and sound with IMAX digitally remastered content, just as the filmmaker intended. Pioneer Elite’s IMAX Enhanced Mode is meticulously optimized to play digitally remastered content to deliver the best viewing and listening experience on Earth.

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Super Immersive Viewing

HDMI® 2.1 supports a range of video resolutions including 8K60, 4K120 and Dynamic HDR. Combine that with 60Hz refresh rates for smooth and sharp playback, even for high-speed action. And with discrete 2-zone switching you can setup in two rooms, so you and the kids don’t have to agree on what to watch.

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100 Watts Per Channel

With 100 Watts per channel (8 ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, THD 0.08 %, 2ch Driven FTC) the VSX-LX305 has enough power to support 9.2 channels, so you can have the full home theater setup.

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All Encompassing Sound

With or without upfiring speakers, E-ARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel) simplifies connectivity and supports the latest high-bitrate audio formats including Dolby Atmos®, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS:X® and Dolby® TrueHD. Say hello to lifelike, object-oriented sound in smooth, curving movements or realistic overhead height effects.

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Pristine Listening, Any Room

State-of-the-art Dirac Live room correction technology takes the room out of the equation and unlocks your loudspeakers’ full potential—no upgrade required. It automatically calibrates sound to the room using either a smartphone + the included wired mic or the Dirac Live PC/MacOS app + a 3rd party USB mic (not included). You’ll get a more accurate measurement of your surround sound positioning and more precise and balanced sound overall.

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Auto Room Tuning

Pioneer’s Multi-Channel Acoustic Calibration System (MCACC) automatically adjusts sound according to your listening area and speakers by suppressing the standing waves that occur between walls or ceiling and the floor. Additionally, Auto Phase Control Plus makes real-time analysis of the phase difference and automatically compensates for the gap, resulting in strong bass and clear high-frequency sound.

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Bi-Directional Bluetooth

Now, Bluetooth connectivity is even better with bi-directional Bluetooth. Stream from your device to the AVR using SBC or AAC codecs, or transmit audio playing through the AVR to compatible wireless headphones. This is great news if you want to stream from your phone or for the gamer in your life…or maybe for the person who doesn’t want to hear what their gamer is playing.

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Roon Tested

Roon is capable of playing your entire music library, and Roon Tested devices like the VSX-LX305 are profiled by the Roon team to ensure simple setup and effortless daily use. You can have be confident that you’ll enjoy the best musical experience.

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Music Streaming

Music streaming is simple with the VSX-LX305. Access to several streaming services including Spotify®, Amazon Music, Pandora®, TIDAL, Deezer, and TuneIn is built in. Additionally, this AVR is compatible with Works with Sonos, AirPlay 2 and DTS Play-Fi®. You can also use voice commands to control supported music services in multiple rooms with Alexa or Chromecast built-in.

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Multi-room Entertainment

Wirelessly stream audio from any compatible mobile device to your AV Receiver and DTS Play-Fi compatible audio systems to create a multi-room system in your home. You can even stream different sources to different speakers at the same time from the DTS Play-Fi app.



Channels 9
Amplification Type Direct Energy
225 W/ch (6 ohms, 1 kHz, THD 10 %, 1ch Driven)
100 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
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
192 kHz/24-bit D/A Conversion for Hi-Res Audio Yes
Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC) on HDMI Out (Main) Yes
Advanced MCACC Auto Room Tuning Auto Phase 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*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
Dolby Vision Compatible Yes
Ultra HD Upscaling (4K to 8K, 1080p to 8K/4K) Yes

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 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*3, 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*5, 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 Web Setup MIC Yes
Audio 1 In Yes (2ch)
Phones 1 Out Yes

Rear Terminals

HDMI 6 In 4 Assignable
HDMI 2 Out 1 for MAIN, 1 for SUB/ZONE 2
Ethernet 1 In Yes
USB 1 In for USB Drive Yes
Audio 4 In Assignable
Phono (MM) 1 In Yes
Digital Coaxial 1 In Yes
Digital Optical 1 In Yes
Subwoofer 2 Pre Out Yes
ZONE 2 Pre/Line Out/ZONE B Line Out Yes
IR 1 In/1 Out Yes
12 V Trigger 2 Out Yes
RS-232C Yes
FM/AM Antenna Yes


Power Requirements AC 120 V, 60 Hz
Power Consumption/Standby 750 W/0.1 W
Dimensions 17-1/8 x 6-13/16 x 14-9/16 inches (435 x 173 x 370.5 mm)
Weight 22.9 lbs. (10.4 kg)
Carton Dimensions 21-1/8 x 10-7/16 x 18-1/16 inches (536 x 265 x 458 mm)
Carton Included Weight 29.8 lbs. (13.5 kg)


Warranty 3 Years


Spec Sheet

For more technical detail, download the Spec Sheet here: Elite VSX-LX305 Spec Sheet - US .

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