9.2-Channel AV Receiver

With 9.2 channels and the capability for 11.2 channels of processing, this AVR is packed with power and premium features for full home entertainment

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The VSX-LX505


The VSX-LX505 powers 9.2 dedicated channels with 120 watts per channel and has the processing power to up that to 11.2 channels with the addition of pre-amplifiers.

To ensure the best home entertainment experience possible, the VSX-LX505 is equipped with IMAX® Enhanced Audio and Dirac Live® Room Correction for a full home which adjusts sound according to the space and speakers while offering improved musical staging, dialog, and deeper bass. And you can go beyond a one room experience – the Pioneer VSX-LX505 brings cinema-quality sound and images to multiple rooms so you can have the premium experience in multiple rooms at once.

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120 Watts Per Channel

With 120 Watts per channel (8 ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, THD 0.08 %, 2ch Driven FTC) the VSX-LX505 can power a 9.2 channel configuration or support up to 11.2 channels with additional amplification, so you can have the full home theater setup with an extra kick of power.

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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'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.

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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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With access to several streaming services like Works with Sonos, Chromecast built-in, AirPlay 2, DTS Play-Fi®, Spotify®, Amazon Music, Pandora®, TIDAL, Deezer and TuneIn you won’t run out of music.

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Roon Tested and Ready for You

Roon is capable of playing your entire music library to many devices, but Roon Tested devices like the VSX-LX505 are profiled by the Roon team to ensure simple setup and effortless daily use. You can be confident that you’ll enjoy the best musical experience.

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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
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
ZONE 2 Pre/Line Out/ZONE B Line Out Yes
ZONE 3/HEIGHT 2 Pre/Line Out Yes
IR 1 In 1 Out
12 V Trigger 2 Out
RS-232C Yes
FM/AM Antenna Yes


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 3 Years


Spec Sheet

For more technical detail, download the Spec Sheet here: VSX LX505 MDC DEC2020 1 .

Product Manuals

Download the Product Manuals for VSX-LX505 here: VSX-LX505 QSG U3 , VSX-LX505 - En , VSX-LX505 - Es , VSX-LX505 - Fr .

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