Ensuring your space is filled with accurate sound and eye-popping visuals, the Elite VSX-LX305 9.2-Channel Network A/V Receiver from Pioneer utilizes a host of features and technological capabilities. You can calibrate audio to your specific space with either DIRAC Live or MCACC. Films in 4K HDR can look and sound more authentic with IMAX Enhanced support. For all of your visual content, the LX305 provides up to 8K resolution at 60 Hz, or 4K at 120 Hz, which is ideal for smooth playback of movies and games. Other gaming enhancements are included thanks to HDMI 2.1 support, as well as access to music streaming and multi-room playback.
IMAX® Enhanced means movies, concerts, and streaming games are delivered with heart-pounding sound and crisp visual enhancements to bring the world into your home theater, just as the filmmakers and sound editors intended. Featuring two HDMI-out options and 100-watts of continuous power per channel, the VSX-LX 305 AV receiver delivers uncompressed HDMI 8K/4K transfer at 40 Gbps, increasing the bandwidth over its predecessors and maximizing Next-Gen Gaming features.
Stream songs throughout your home and watch whatever you want in multiple rooms in up to 8K HD. The Pioneer Elite VSX-LX305 is truly next level.
- Dirac Live Room Correction
- HDMI 2.1
- Ultimate 4K Gaming Experience
- Imax Enhanced
- Discrete HDMI Zone 2 Switching
- 100 Watts per channel (8 ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, THD 0.08 %, 2-channel driven )
- Subwoofer 2 Pre Out
- Bi-directional Bluetooth with aptX HD
- Built-in music streaming including Spotify and Tidal
- Works with Sonos Certified
- Immersive sound from your TV apps
- Advanced MCACC
- Roon Tested
- DTS Play-Fi
Pioneer’s sole focus for more than 80 years has been audio and visual technologies, which allows us to concentrate on what matters most: recreating music and film scores in your home as though you’re in the recording studio. Pioneer continues to innovate with many groundbreaking concepts which have completely changed the way we enjoy our music and videos.
The result? Elite by Pioneer.
- DIRAC Live Room Correction
- HDMI® 2.1 with 8K
- ULTIMATE 4K GAMING EXPERIENCE
- IMAX® Enhanced MODE
DIRAC Live Room Correction
State-of-the-art digital room correction technology improves overall audio performance across the full frequency band with no additional upgrade required. Dirac Live automatically calibrates sound in your room using either your smartphone and the included wired mic, or go virtually wireless with the Dirac Live PC or MacOS * application, and a 3rd party USB mic (not included). Dirac Live unlocks your loudspeakers’ full potential in any listening space and delivers a uniquely pristine listening experience.*
*Device must be connected to the internet and the same network as your AVR.
HDMI® 2.1 with 8K
HDMI® 2.1 is the most recent update of the HDMI® spec and supports a range of higher video resolutions and refresh rates including 8K60 and 4K120, as well as Dynamic HDR formats. 8K delivers a super-immersive viewing experience with 2x the horizontal and vertical resolution of 4K, and 4 times as many pixels; and combined with 60Hz refresh rate enables smooth and sharp viewing of content with high-speed action. HDMI 2.1 with 8K ensures your system is ready for the clearest and cleanest picture available both now and down the road.
ULTIMATE 4K GAMING EXPERIENCE
4K/120 enables ultra-fast motion UHD images to be crisp and razor-sharp; and sports, action movies, and high-performance gaming benefit significantly. This receiver supports higher performance from streaming devices like the latest Apple TV.
IMAX® Enhanced MODE
IMAX digitally re-mastered content for the home environment is created to provide the same sharp 4K HDR images and powerful sound just as the filmmaker intended. Pioneer Elite’s IMAX Mode is meticulously optimized to play digitally remastered content to deliver the best viewing and listening experience on Earth.
Built-In Streaming Music Services and Faster Wifi
Access to Spotify®, TIDAL, Deezer, TuneIn, and Pandora® are built into the system.
Bi-directional Bluetooth® Wireless Technology
This AVR can send and receive audio via Bluetooth wireless technology. Stream from your device to the receiver using SBC or AAC codecs, or transmit audio playing through the AVR to compatible wireless headphones using SBC, aptX™, or aptX HD codecs including 24-bit audio over aptX HD. The improved data transfer capabilities of the latest generation of Bluetooth ensure clear and reliable sound reproduction so you hear your favorite songs just as the recording engineer intended.
BUILT-IN MULTI-ZONE STREAMING AND VOICE CONTROL
This AV Receiver easily integrates into your existing Smart Home ecosystem, including Apple Airplay, Alexa, Google apps, and more. You get a highly capable and compatible network device that can stream your favorites wherever you want in your home with up to 8K60 resolution.**
*A third-party AI device is required for voice commands - sold separately
***8K60 only valid for Zone 1/Zone 2 will only produce 4K120 resolution when two separate HDMI sources are used
Works with Sonos Certified
This receiver can join your existing Sonos Home Sound System, or be the start of a new one, just by pairing it with a Sonos Port* This Works With Sonos Certified AVR offers a best-in-class tie-in to the Sonos ecosystem, waking, changing inputs, and playing at the volume you want using the Sonos Volume-Pass Through feature from the Sonos app*.
*Sonos Port required and sold separately.
Advanced MCACC Auto Room Tuning featuring Auto Phase Control Plus
Advanced MCACC adjusts the sound according to the listening room and speakers, and also creates clearer sound by suppressing the standing waves that occur between walls or ceiling and floor. Measurement of up to nine positions can be saved for a wide listening area. Auto Phase Control Plus* makes real-time analysis of the phase difference, and automatically compensates the gap between the LFE and main signals, providing strong bass and clear high-frequency sound.
Roon plays to thousands of USB, Airplay, and Chromecast devices, but Roon-tested devices are profiled by the Roon team to ensure simple setup and effortless daily use. If you own a Roon-Tested device, you can have the confidence that you will enjoy the best possible experience with it.
DTS Play-Fi* wirelessly streams any audio content from any compatible mobile device to your AV Receiver 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 DTS Play-Fi app.
Pioneer VSX-LX305 Overview
(6 ohms, 1 kHz, THD 10 %, 1ch Driven)
(8 ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, THD 0.08 %, 2ch Driven FTC)
Dolby Atmos®, Dolby Surround Upmixer supports DTS Formats
Dolby Atmos Height Virtualizer
Dolby® TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus
DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS-HD High Resolution Audio, DTS 96/24, DTS-ES, DTS Express
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)
192 kHz/24-bit D/A Conversion for Hi-Res Audio
Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC) on HDMI Out (Main)
Advanced MCACC Auto Room Tuning
Auto Phase Control Plus • Subwoofer EQ • Multi-point Standing Wave Control
Dirac Live® Room Correction
Advanced Sound Retriever (2ch)
Advanced Surround Modes
Classical, Unplugged, Entertainment Show, Drama, Advanced Game, Action, Rock/Pop, Sports, Extended Stereo, Mono Music, Front Stage Surround Advance
Support HDMI 2.1*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
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
Dolby Vision Compatible
Ultra HD Upscaling (4K to 8K, 1080p to 8K/4K)
Works with Alexa supporting multi-room music
Works with Hey Google and Chromecast built-in
DTS Play-Fi with Pioneer Music Control App
Apple AirPlay 2 with Siri Voice Control
Works with SONOS supporting multiple Sonos Connect control and Volume Pass Through mode
Amazon Music HD*3, Pandora®, Spotify, TIDAL, and Deezer Hi-Fi Music-Streaming Services Ready
Internet Radio with TuneIn
Hi-Res Audio File Playback via USB/Network
Up to 192 kHz/24-bit ALAC*5, AIFF, FLAC, WAV (RIFF) and 11.2 MHz DSD*
Dual Band (5 GHz/2.4 GHz) Wi-Fi® Built-in
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
On-Screen Information for Audio, Video and Network
Auto Power Off in HDMI Standby Through
AM/FM Tuner 40 Presets
User-Friendly Simple Remote Control
HDMI 1 In
USB 1 In for USB Drive
MCACC/Dirac Live Web Setup MIC
Audio 1 In
Phones 1 Out
HDMI 6 In
HDMI 2 Out
1 for MAIN, 1 for SUB/ZONE 2
Ethernet 1 In
USB 1 In for USB Drive
Audio 4 In
Phono (MM) 1 In
Digital Coaxial 1 In
Digital Optical 1 In
Subwoofer 2 Pre Out
ZONE 2 Pre/Line Out/ZONE B Line Out
Speaker 9 ch Out
FRONT, CENTER, SURROUND, HEIGHT 1/Bi-AMP/ZONE 2, SURROUND BACK/HEIGHT 2/ZONE 3
IR 1 In/1 Out
12 V Trigger 2 Out
AC 120 V, 60 Hz
750 W/0.1 W
17-1/8 x 6-13/16 x 14-9/16 inches (435 x 173 x 370.5 mm)
22.9 lbs. (10.4 kg)
21-1/8 x 10-7/16 x 18-1/16 inches (536 x 265 x 458 mm)
Carton Included Weight
29.8 lbs. (13.5 kg)