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.



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
HDMI SACD Transfer 2 Channel

Soundfield Calibration

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

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 -


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


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
Function Rename -
Sleep Timer Yes


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


Warranty 3 Years


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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