Multi-Dimensional Excitement with Dolby Atmos
The VSX-LX301 features Dolby Atmos and DTS:X audio formats for fully-immersive surround sound. Connect to all your favorite music sources with support for the latest Dual Band Wi-Fi network connections to stream Google Cast, TuneIn, Deezer, and Tidal. The new 384kHz/32 bit DAC provides superior playback of all music resolutions from MP3s to Hi-Res audio files. Support for multi-room audio allows sources connected to the AV receiver to be played back in different rooms.
Google Cast, TIDAL, and Deezer require future firmware update. Deezer currently not available in US.
Using the Dolby Atmos Enabled Speakers you will need the following in order to use the Dolby Atmos-enabled capability of these speakers, the listening room ceiling should have horizontal flat hard surface (for audio reflection) and a height of 8' to 14'.
In addition to a Dolby Atmos compatible speaker set up, you must have a Dolby Atmos compatible receiver/processor and Dolby Atmos encoded content.
DTS:X is the next-generation audio codec from DTS that leverages object-based audio to enable new immersive and interactive audio experiences. Since DTS:X can automatically adapt the audio to the existing channels and speaker system, no specific speaker layout is required. Experience an immersive soundscape with incredibly rich and life-like audio.
* DTS:X will be available with future firmware update.
The VSX-LX301 has Google Cast, the same technology behind Chromecast built-in, so you can use your mobile device to cast your favorite music, radio, or podcasts to your speaker. You can control the audio from anywhere in the house using Cast-enabled apps running on your personal device-iPhone, iPad, Android phone and tablet, Mac and Windows laptop, and Chromebook. Discover Cast-enabled apps at g.co/cast/audioapps.
* Google Cast will be available with future firmware update.
Ultra HD (4K/60p/4:4:4/24-bit) Upscaling/Pass-Through with HDCP 2.2
The feature lets you take advantage of the highest-quality video source for viewing on a 4K TV. With support for HDCP 2.2, you can enjoy premium content such as 4K videos with digital copy protection on a compatible display. What's more, the VSX-LX301 is ready for the HDR (High Dynamic Range) and BT.2020 next generation video standards.
* Supports up to 4K/60p/4:4:4/24-bit with HDCP 2.2 on HDMI IN (1/2/3) and HDMI OUT (MAIN/SUB).
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 network filter, Phase Control compensates the delayed bass to improve sound synchronization.
Reflex Optimizer layers MCACC for more accurate measurement when using enabled speakers. High directivity sound reflects off the ceiling, while low directivity sound directly reaches the ears. This difference causes a phase shift, making the sound feel uncomfortable. To solve this, the new technology optimizes the performance of your up-firing elevation speakers for your listening environment, by aligning the phase of direct and indirect sound, matching the basic tone, and optimizing the upward-oriented frequencies. The result is overall seamless sound with Dolby Atmos enabled speakers, allowing the ideal reproduction of three-dimensional surround sound.
Multi-room Audio Offers a Variety of Ways to Enjoy Music
The VSX-LX301 will support FireConnect Powered by Blackfire* with a future firmware update. FireConnect is a stable wireless protocol that streams audio from a compatible Pioneer AV Receiver to a compatible Pioneer wireless speaker**. Enjoy Bluetooth audio, front USB audio files and internet radio from the FireConnect compatible Pioneer AV receiver to an optional FireConnect compatible Pioneer wireless speaker(s)** located in another room(s).
* Multi-room Audio is realized by FireConnect technology. FireConnect is a technology of Blackfire Research Corp, USA. We cannot guarantee that the AV Receiver will support all devices incorporating FireConnect technology. Not all Fireconnect compatible devices work on all AV Receivers.
**Optional future 2016 Pioneer Wireless Speakers required.
Amplifier Design - Discrete Direct Energy
Channels - 7.2
Power Output: Watts per Channel (20 Hz - 20 kHz, THD 0.08 % @ 8 ohms FTC) - 100 Watts
Power Output: Watts per Channel (6 ohms 1 kHz 1 % 1ch Driven) - 170 Watts
Power Output: Watts per Channel (8 ohms, 1 kHz, 0.08 %, 2 ch Driven FTC) - SC Model Power Rating Only
Power Output: Watts per Channel (4 ohms, 1 kHz, 1 %, 2 ch Driven) - SC Model Power Rating Only
Power Output: Watts Multi ch Simultaneous Drive (8 ohms, 1 kHz, 1 %) - SC Model Power Rating Only
Estimated Power Consumption/Standby with HDMI Control off - 550 W/0.1 W (standby)
HANDHELD AND INTERNET
AirPlay - Yes
Made for iPhone and iPod - AirPlay only
iOS/Android Remote Control APP - iControlAV5
Internet Radio - TuneIn Radio
Pandora Internet Radio - Yes
Streaming Audio From PC/Network - Yes
Music Playback via USB Network - MP3, WMA, AAC, Apple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, DSD
Google Cast - Yes (with future firmware update)
Hi-Res Audio - Apple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, and AIFF for 192kHz/24bit, DSD for 5.8MHz (via USB or wired network)
TIDAL Music Streaming Service Ready - Yes (with future firmware update)
DECODERS & FORMATS
Digital Core DSP Engine - Cirrus Logic (Quad Core) x 1
Audio DACs - 384 kHz/32Bit (AK4458)
High-Definition Copy Protection (HDCP) - 2.2
Dolby Atmos - Yes
Dolby TrueHD - Yes
Dolby Digital Plus - Yes
Dolby Surround - Yes
DTS:X - Yes (Firmware update required)
DTS Neo:X - Yes (Before Firmware update to DTS:X)
DTS Neural:X - Yes (Firmware update for DTS:X is required)
DTS-HD Master Audio - Yes
HDMI SACD Transfer - Multi-Channel
MCACC - Yes
MCACC Memory - 1
Phase Control - Yes
EQ Bands - 9-Band
Symmetric EQ - Yes
Distance Adjustment - 0.1 feet
Auto Subwoofer Crossover - Yes
Auto Surround - Yes
Stream Direct - Direct / Pure Direct
Advanced Surround - 12
Front Stage Surround Advance - Yes
DSD Music File - 2ch(2.8MHz / 5.6MHz)
Audio Processing - 32 bit
Advanced Sound Retriever - Yes
Tone Control - Multi
Sound Delay (Lip Sync) - 500 ms @ 48k/ 400 ms @ 96k/ 200 ms @ 192k
Speaker A/B - Yes
Bi-Amp - Yes
4K 60p Ultra HD Passthrough - Yes
4K 60p Ultra HD Video Scaler - Yes (1080p to 4K)
3-D Ready - Yes
Audio Return Channel - Yes
HDMI 36-bit Deep Color - Yes
x.v.Color - Yes
Video Converter to HDMI - Yes
Super Resolution - Yes
HDMI Input / Output - 7 In (6 Rear, 1 Front) / 2 Out
Wi-Fi Built-In - Yes (5GHz/2.4GHz)
Bluetooth Built-In - Yes
Component Video Input / Output - 1 In (Assignable)
iPhone / iPod / USB Memory Input - USB Memory
Ethernet Input - Yes
Composite A/V Input / Output - 2 In
Analog Audio Inputs / Output - 5 In
Phono Input - Yes
Digital Inputs / Output - 3 In (Optical 2, Coaxial 1)
Pre-Amp Outputs - 0.2 ch + Zone 2 Preout
Headphone Output - Yes
Front A/V Inputs - USB & HDMI
AM/FM Presets - 40
Home Menu - Icon-based Graphical User Interface (GUI)
Multi-Room and Source Output - Powered ZONE2 Audio
Zone 2 Sources - All Audio Sources
12 Volt Trigger (Assignable) - A.B
RS-232C - Yes
IR Serial Remote In/Out - 1 In / 1 Out
Network Firmware Update - Yes
Versatile Speaker Configuration - Surround Back/ Front Height/Top/ Front Bi-Amp/ Zone 2/ B-Speaker
FL Dimmer - Yes
Function Rename - Yes
Remote - Yes
Sleep Timer - Yes
Detachable Power Cord - Yes
Front Panel - Brushed
Speaker Terminals - 9 Large
W x H x D (inches), Wi-Fi Antennas Up - 17.1 x 9.4 x 14.3
W x H x D (inches) - 17-7/8 x 6-13/16 x 14-9/16
Weight - 22 lbs.