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Pioneer Elite 9.2 Channel Black Network AV Receiver - VSX-LX303

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Pioneer Elite 9.2 Channel Black Network AV Receiver - VSX-LX303

Designed for optimum Dolby Atmos®/DTS:X movie playback in a seamless 7.2.2ch/5.2.4ch surround sound calibrated by MCACC, and with support for next-generation video standards, the Elite VSX-LX303 brings multi-dimensional excitement to your home theater. The FlareConnect™ platform offers wireless multi-room audio with easy control on the Pioneer Remote App for various sources including vinyl records. Enjoy internet radio and network streaming services with Chromecast built-in and DTS Play-Fi® via your smartphone.


  • Works with Sonos
    With Sonos Connect, the awesome home theater you’ve built around your Elite receiver can now be part of your existing Sonos Home Sound System, or the start of a new one. Instantly upgrade the music streaming capability of your home theater with Sonos Connect and a free firmware update. After a simple set up, your Elite A/V receiver will seamlessly tie into Sonos, instantly waking, changing inputs and playing at the volume you command through the familiar Sonos app.
  • Dolby Atmos®/Dolby Surround Upmixing
    The VSX-LX303 is compatible with 7.2.2ch/5.2.4ch configuration of the latest theater sound platform, Dolby Atmos®. You can reproduce object-oriented sound in smooth, curving movements, or the realistic three-dimensional movement overhead by the top speakers. Other audio codecs including DTS formats can now be upmixed using Dolby Surround for enjoying 3D surround sound.
  • DTS:X®/DTS Neural:X Upmixing
    DTS:X is the next-generation audio codec from DTS that leverages object-based audio to enable new immersive and interactive audio experiences. Enjoy a seamless soundscape with 7.2.2ch/5.2.4ch surround system offering maximum excitement. Other audio codecs including Dolby formats can now be upmixed using DTS Neural:X for enjoying 3D surround sound.
  • Powered Zone 2 & Zone 3
    You can enjoy 2-ch audio in a separate room (ZONE 2/ZONE 3) while performing 5.1-ch playback in the main room. The same source can be played back in the main room and ZONE 2/ZONE 3 simultaneously. Also, different sources can be played back in both rooms.
  • Next Generation Video
    The VSX-LX303 supports pass-through for HDR10, HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma), and Dolby Vision signals. By connecting a compatible source device, you can enjoy these latest video standards on a compatible display. What’s more, all HDMI terminals support 4K (60p/4:4:4/24-bit)*, Wide Color Gamut (BT.2020), and HDCP 2.2, so you will have no problem when upgrading to new devices, and can also enjoy premium content such as 4K videos with digital copy protection.
  • MCACC Auto Room
    Tuning Create the optimum acoustic environment with Pioneer’s MCACC (Multi-Channel Acoustic Calibration System), developed with the expertise of professional recording studios. With the custom microphone, the system automatically compensates for differences in speaker size, level and distance, and equalizes response.
  • Synchronized Sound with Phase Control
    As an innovative solution for the phase lag between the subwoofer and the main channel speakers caused by the bass management filter, Phase Control compensates the delayed bass to improve sound synchronization.
  • Reflex Optimizer
    When using Dolby Atmos-enabled speakers, high directivity sound from the unit reflects off the ceiling, while low directivity sound directly reaches the ears. The different pathways cause a phase shift, making the sound feel uncomfortable. The Reflex Optimizer which uses the Phase Control technology adjusts this shift, and improves the localization of the sound image by aligning the frequencies with those of the floor speakers, creating the ideal reproduction environment.
  • Multi-room Audio Offers a Variety of Ways to Enjoy Music
    FlareConnect™* shares audio from network and external audio input sources between compatible components. Enjoy effortless multi-room playback of LP records, CDs, network music services, and more with supported components and speaker systems. Music selection, speaker grouping, and playback management across the home are built into the Pioneer Remote App
  • Chromecast built-in
    The VSX-LX303 comes with Chromecast built-in, so you can use your mobile device to stream your favorite music, radio, or podcasts to your speaker. You can control the audio from anywhere in the house using Chromecast enabled apps running on your personal device—iPhone, iPad, Android phone and tablet, Mac and Windows laptop, and Chromebook™. The VSX-LX303 also works with Google Assistant, so you can give voice commands via Google Assistant built-in devices such as Google Home to operate the AV receiver without lifting a finger. Discover Chromecast-enabled apps at
  • DTS Play-Fi®
    DTS Play-Fi wirelessly streams any audio content from any compatible mobile device to the VSX-LX303 and DTS Play-Fi compatible audio systems, creating a multi-room system in your home. You can stream different sources to different speakers at the same time from the Pioneer Music Control App*



  • Amplifier Design: Direct Energy
  • Channels: 9
  • Power Output: Watts per Channel (20 Hz – 20 kHz, THD 0.08 % @ 8 ohms FTC): 100 W/ch
  • Power Output: Watts per Channel (6 ohms 1 kHz 10 % 1ch Driven): 200 W/ch
  • Power Output: Watts per Channel (8 ohms, 1 kHz, 0.08 %, 2 ch Driven FTC): SC Power Rating Only
  • Power Output: Watts per Channel (4 ohms, 1 kHz, 1 %, 2 ch Driven): SC Power Rating Only
  • Power Output: (6 ohms, 1 kHz, THD 1 %, 1ch Driven FTC): SC Power Rating Only
  • Power Output: Watts Multi ch Simultaneous Drive (8 ohms, 1 kHz, 1 %)
  • 4 OHM Speaker: Yes
  • Estimated Power Consumption/Standby with HDMI Control off: 750 W/0.15 W
  • ENERGY STAR 3.0 Certified

Handheld And Internet

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

Decoders & Formats

  • Digital Core DSP Engine: Digital Quad-Core 32-bit DSP (Cirrus Logic) + Aureus™ Floating-Point DSP (TI)
  • AIR Studios Certification
  • iPod Digital Audio
  • Audio DACs: 384 kHz/32-bit D/A Conversion with AK4458 (AKM) & PCM5101 (TI)
  • High-Definition Copy Protection (HDCP): 2.2
  • Dolby Atmos: Yes
  • Dolby TrueHD: Yes
  • Dolby Digital Plus: Yes
  • Dolby Surround: Yes
  • DTS:X: Yes
  • DTS-HD Master Audio: Yes
  • HDMI SACD Transfer: Multi?2.8MHz (PCM Conversion)

Sound Calibration

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

Listening Modes

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

Audio Features

  • DSD Music File: Yes 2ch:5.6MHz, Multi:2.8MHz(Multi is only for SACD via HDMI.)
  • Audio Processing
  • Dialog Enhancement
  • Advanced Sound Retriever: Yes
  • Sound Retriever AIR
  • Digital Noise Reduction
  • Tone Control: Yes (Multi)
  • Sound Delay (Lip Sync): Yes (500ms)
  • Speaker A/B
  • Bi-Amp: yes

Video Processing

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


  • HDMI Input / Output: 7 in / 2 out
  • MHL 2
  • Wi-Fi Built-In: Yes (Dual Band 5 GHz/2.4 GHz)
  • Bluetooth Built-In: Yes (Version: 4.1, Profile: A2DP/AVRCP, Codec: SBC/AAC)
  • Component Video Input / Output: 1 In
  • USB Memory Input: Yes
  • Ethernet Input: Yes
  • Composite A/V Input / Output: 2 In
  • Analog Audio Inputs / Output: 4 In
  • Phono Input: Yes
  • Digital Inputs / Output: 2 In (Optical 1, Coaxial 1)
  • Pre-Amp Outputs: Yes (Zone 2)
  • Headphone Output: Yes
  • Front A/V Inputs: USB, 3.5mm stereo input
  • AM/FM Presets: 40 Presets


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


  • Front Panel: Brushed
  • Transformer Stabilizer
  • Advanced Direct Construction
  • Speaker Terminals: 9 Large
  • 3D Space Frame Construction
  • Low Leakage Flux Power Transformer

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Height: 6-13/16"
  • Width: 17-1/8"
  • Depth: 14-9/16"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 23.8 lbs
  • Shipping: 27.6 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): 3 Year Parts and Labor
California customers: Proposition 65 WARNING

Key Features

Works With Sonos/ Dolby Atmos/Dolby Surround Upmixing/ DTS:X/DTS Neural:X Upmixing/ Next Generation Video/ MCACC Auto Room/ Synchronized Sound With Phase Control/ Reflex Optimizer/ Multi-room Audio Offers A Variety Of Ways To Enjoy Music/ Black Finish

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Apple AirPlayYes
Number of Channels9
Watts Per Channel100
Number of AM/FM Preset Stations40
Bluetooth CompatibilityYes
Satellite Radio ReadyNo
3D ReadyYes
Decoders/EncodersDolby TrueHD, Dolby Surround, DTS-HD Master Audio, Dolby Atmos, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS:X
Input ConnectorsHDMI, Component Video, Composite A/V, Analog Audio, Phono, Digital Optical / Coaxial, USB, IR
Output ConnectorsHDMI, Subwoofer, Headphone, IR
THX CertificationNo
Number of HDMI Outputs1
Number of Zones3
Number of USB Ports1
Weight (lbs)23.8
Parts Warranty3 Years
Labor Warranty3 Years


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