Denon AVR-S970H vs. Pioneer Elite VSX-LX105

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AVR-S970H vs Elite VSX-LX105 comparison chart

AVR-S970H vs Elite VSX-LX105 comparison

Denon AVR-S970H
Denon AVR-S970H
Pioneer Elite VSX-LX105
Pioneer Elite VSX-LX105

Amplifier

AVR-S970H Elite VSX-LX105
Channels 7.2 7.2
Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm 90/8, 125/6 100/8, 210/6
Output impedance, Ohm 8, 6 8, 6
Frequency response 10Hz-100KHz 20Hz-20KHz
THD in stereo, % 0.08 0.08

Audio features

AVR-S970H Elite VSX-LX105
Digital to analog converter (DAC) 192 KHz/32-bit 192 KHz/24-bit
Bi-amping
Pure direct (straight)
Auto speaker calibration Audyssey MultEQ MCACC
Speaker A/B switching
Other audio features Audyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Audyssey Dynamic LFC, Compressed Audio Enhancer(MDAX2), Hi-Res audio Advanced Sound Retriever, Hi-Res audio, Dirac Live Room Correction

Connectivity

AVR-S970H Elite VSX-LX105
Wi-Fi 2.4/5GHz 2.4/5GHz
USB 2 (USB 2.0) 2 (USB 2.0)
Bluetooth
Ethernet (RJ45) 1 1
DLNA
MHL

Streaming services

AVR-S970H Elite VSX-LX105
Apple Music (AirPlay) AirPlay, AirPlay 2 AirPlay, AirPlay 2
Amazon Music
Spotify
Other streaming services Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, SiriusXM, Napster, SoundCloud, Amazon Music, Amazon Music HD, MOOD:Mix Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, SiriusXM, Napster, SoundCloud

Extensive connection

AVR-S970H Elite VSX-LX105
HDMI input/output 6/2 6/2
HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)
HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)
HDMI CEC
Digital content protection (HDCP) HDCP 2.3 HDCP 2.3
Subwoofer output (LFE) 2 2
Headphone output 1 x 6.3 1 x 6.3
Optical digital input 2 1
Coaxial digital input 1 1
Composite input 0 0
Component input/output 0/0 0
Phono (MM) input
Front panel connectors USB, phones, setup mic USB, phones, setup mic, AUX
Multi channel preamp output

Video features

AVR-S970H Elite VSX-LX105
HDR (High Dynamic Range) HDR10+ HDR10+
4K signal pass-through 4K/120Hz 4K/120Hz
8K signal pass-through 8K/60Hz 8K/60Hz
HDMI signal pass-through
3D signal pass-through
HDMI pass-through in standby mode
Video conversion analog to HDMI
Analog to HDMI scaling
HDMI to HDMI scaling
Dolby Vision
Other video features x.v.Color, HLG, BT.2020, LipSync DeepColor, x.v.Color, HLG, BT.2020, LipSync

Additional features

AVR-S970H Elite VSX-LX105
Voice control Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI
App control iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android
Display colour OSD colour OSD
Tuner AM, FM AM, FM
Sleep timer
Auto power off
ECO mode
Graphical user interface (GUI)
Setup assistant
Firmware update network, USB network, USB
Other additional features IP Control, Web Control, App Control, RS232 Control App Control, Sonos Connect control

Multi-room

AVR-S970H Elite VSX-LX105
Multi-room zones 2 2
Zone audio output speaker speaker, preout
Zone HDMI output
Multi-room control HEOS App, Denon 2016 AVR Remote Pioneer Control App
RS-232 0 1
Remote control input/output (IR) 0/0 1/1
DC trigger output (12V) 0 1

Multichannel surround

AVR-S970H Elite VSX-LX105
Dolby Atmos
Dolby TrueHD
Dolby Surround
Dolby (other) Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization
DTS:X
DTS HD Master
DTS Virtual:X
DTS Neural:X
DTS (other) DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-EXPRESS
Auro-3D
IMAX Enhanced
Multichannel stereo

Audio file formats

AVR-S970H Elite VSX-LX105
MP3
WMA
AAC
WAV
FLAC
ALAC
Other audio file formats AIFF, DSD AIFF, DSD

Power

AVR-S970H Elite VSX-LX105
Operational power consumption, W 500 635
Standby consumption, W 0.1 0.1
Removable power cord

Dimensions

AVR-S970H Elite VSX-LX105
Size W x H x D, cm/inches 43.3 x 34 x 16.7/17.1 x 13.4 x 6.6 43.5 x 17.3 x 37/17.1 x 6.3 x 14.9
Weight, kg/lbs 9.5/21 9.8/21.6

Other

AVR-S970H Elite VSX-LX105
Release year 2022 2021
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