Sony STR-AZ3000ES vs. Pioneer Elite VSX-LX505

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STR-AZ3000ES vs Elite VSX-LX505 comparison chart

Overall
Sony STR-AZ3000ES
8.5
Pioneer Elite VSX-LX505
8.7
8
9
8
10

STR-AZ3000ES vs Elite VSX-LX505 comparison

Sony STR-AZ3000ES
Sony STR-AZ3000ES
Pioneer Elite VSX-LX505
Pioneer Elite VSX-LX505

Amplifier

STR-AZ3000ES Elite VSX-LX505
Channels 9.2 9.2
Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm 120/8 120/8, 230/6
Output impedance, Ohm 8 8, 6
Frequency response 10Hz-100KHz 20Hz-20KHz
THD in stereo, % 0.09 0.08

Audio features

STR-AZ3000ES Elite VSX-LX505
Digital to analog converter (DAC) 192 KHz/32-bit 192 KHz/24-bit
Bi-amping
Pure direct (straight)
Auto speaker calibration DCAC MCACC
Speaker A/B switching
Other audio features Acoustic Center Sync, DSEE Ultimate, DSD Native Playback, Pure Direct, In-Ceiling Speaker Mode, Center Speaker Lift Up Advanced Sound Retriever, Hi-Res audio, Dirac Live Room Correction

Connectivity

STR-AZ3000ES Elite VSX-LX505
Wi-Fi 2.4/5GHz
USB 1 (USB 2.0) 2 (USB 2.0)
Bluetooth
Ethernet (RJ45) 1 1
DLNA
MHL

Streaming services

STR-AZ3000ES Elite VSX-LX505
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

STR-AZ3000ES Elite VSX-LX505
HDMI input/output 6/2 7/2
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 2 2
Component input/output 0/0 1
Phono (MM) input
Front panel connectors USB, phones, setup mic HDMI, USB, phones, setup mic
Multi channel preamp output

Video features

STR-AZ3000ES Elite VSX-LX505
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 Variable Refresh Rate, Auto Low Latency Mode DeepColor, x.v.Color, HLG, BT.2020, LipSync

Additional features

STR-AZ3000ES Elite VSX-LX505
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 App Control, Sonos Connect control

Multi-room

STR-AZ3000ES Elite VSX-LX505
Multi-room zones 3 2
Zone audio output speaker, preout speaker, preout
Zone HDMI output
Multi-room control has not Pioneer Control App
RS-232 1 1
Remote control input/output (IR) 1/2 1/1
DC trigger output (12V) 1 2

Multichannel surround

STR-AZ3000ES Elite VSX-LX505
Dolby Atmos
Dolby TrueHD
Dolby Surround
Dolby (other) DSD, LPCM 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

STR-AZ3000ES Elite VSX-LX505
MP3
WMA
AAC
WAV
FLAC
ALAC
Other audio file formats AIFF, DSD AIFF, DSD

Power

STR-AZ3000ES Elite VSX-LX505
Operational power consumption, W 440 850
Standby consumption, W 0.1 0.1
Removable power cord

Dimensions

STR-AZ3000ES Elite VSX-LX505
Size W x H x D, cm/inches 17 x 7.3 x 17.3 / 43 x 19.4 x 44 43.5 x 18.5 x 38.6/17.1 x 7.5 x 15.3
Weight, kg/lbs 9.3/19 13/28.7

Other

STR-AZ3000ES Elite VSX-LX505
Release year 2023 2021
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