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Pioneer Elite VSX-LX504

9.2-channel home theater receiver with Dolby Atmos®, Wi-Fi®, Bluetooth®, and Apple AirPlay® 2

Item # 130LX504

This feature-packed receiver pairs Pioneer's decades-long audio pedigree with the latest in surround sound technology.

This feature-packed receiver pairs Pioneer's decades-long audio pedigree with the latest in surround sound technology.

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About the Pioneer Elite VSX-LX504

Exceptional sound from an audio titan

If you cracked open the first Crutchfield catalog back in 1974, you'd find Pioneer's famous logo front and center. Decades later, Crutchfield continues to offer the company's high-performance A/V gear, like the Pioneer Elite VSX-LX504 home theater receiver.

Exceptional sound from an audio titan

If you cracked open the first Crutchfield catalog back in 1974, you'd find Pioneer's famous logo front and center. Decades later, Crutchfield continues to offer the company's high-performance A/V gear, like the Pioneer Elite VSX-LX504 home theater receiver.

This feature-packed receiver has everything you need for watching movies, playing video games, and listening to music. It's also simple to operate, thanks to Pioneer's control app for your phone or tablet. 

Pioneer Elite VSX-LX504 home theater receiver

Use the VSX-LX504 as part of a high-performance home theater system.

Ideal for a Dolby Atmos system

The nine-channel VSX-LX504 is ideal for powering a 5.1.4 Dolby Atmos or DTS:X™ system — that's the traditional five speakers and subwoofer configuration, plus two pairs of upward-firing or in-ceiling speakers for overhead effects.

Advanced video processing for movies and more

Pioneer equipped the VSX-LX504 with seven HDMI inputs, including one on the front-panel for easy access. Each supports 4K content at 60 frames per second — perfect for high-quality sources like a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player, or an Apple TV.

Enjoy music from a variety of sources

You get plenty of options for playing music, too. Stream tunes from your phone or tablet through Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, or Apple AirPlay 2. Or, use the built-in phono input to connect your turntable. You can even play high-resolution tracks from a USB thumb drive or networked computer.

Works with Sonos

If you're a Sonos fan, you'll be glad this Pioneer Elite receiver easily integrates into your Sonos multi-room music system. Just add a Sonos Port, and you can send any music or audio source from the Sonos app to the receiver. It will automatically turn itself on and switch to the correct input when you fire it up in the Sonos app.

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Product highlights:

    Power and processing:
    • 9-channel amplifier
    • 120 watts per channel into 8 ohms (20-20,000 Hz) at 0.08% THD, with 2 channels driven
    • Dolby® and DTS® surround sound decoding
      • Dolby Atmos and DTS:X™ processing for use with in-ceiling or "height" speakers for more enveloping home theater sound
      • Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization creates three-dimensional effects without height speakers
    • IMAX Enhanced certification for improved performance with IMAX Enhanced content
    • Advanced MCACC (Multi-Channel Acoustic Calibration System) for fine-tuning your system to best match your room's acoustics
    Digital and streaming music options:
    • built-in Wi-Fi for listening to music from a networked PC, free internet radio, and music services
      • includes support for Pandora®, SiriusXM, and Spotify® (subscription required for some services)
    • Apple AirPlay 2 lets you stream directly from an iPhone® or iPad® and ask Siri to play Apple Music®
    • built-in Bluetooth for wireless music listening with smartphones, tablets, and compatible computers
    • compatible with Sonos Port — receiver turns on automatically and sets the right input when selected in the app
    • Chromecast built-in for streaming music from the cloud with compatible mobile apps
    • works with Google Assistant voice control devices
    • free Pioneer Remote App offers easy Wi-Fi control, settings adjustments, and music selection and playback
    Multi-room audio:
    • three-room/three-source output
      • amp assign function enables different speaker configurations, like bi-amping compatible front speakers or for use in Zone 2
      • using powered 2nd-room and 3rd-room outputs allows 5.2-channel sound in main room
      • cannot select different USB/Bluetooth/network sources for each zone
    • Zone 2 and Zone 3 stereo preamp outputs for use with an optional external amplifier
    • Zone B line output lets you listen to audio from the main zone through compatible wireless headphones
    HDMI features:
    • HDMI audio/video switching: 7 in, 2 out, including 1 front-panel input
      • all HDMI connections support 4K/60Hz video
      • HDCP 2.2 technology ensures compatibility with Ultra HD sources and TVs
      • HDR-compatible for extended picture contrast and brightness with compatible TVs and HDR-encoded content
      • supports HDR10, Dolby Vision™, and HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma)
    • supports ARC (Audio Return Channel) and eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)
      • eARC receives uncompressed surround sound signals including Dolby Atmos and DTS:X via the HDMI connection with your compatible TV
    Other connections:
    • digital audio inputs: 1 Toslink optical, 1 coaxial
    • 4 analog stereo RCA audio inputs
    • MM (moving magnet) phono input for connecting a turntable
    • 11.2-channel RCA preamp outputs
      • includes two subwoofer outputs
    • front-panel USB port for audio playback from USB flash drives
    • outputs for 11 speakers (Front L/R, Center, Surround L/R, Surround Back L/R, Height L/R, Zone 2 L/R)
    • receiver can power a maximum of 9 channels at once
    • full-sized front-panel headphone jack
    Dimensions and other info:
    • handheld remote control included
    • AM/FM tuner
    • 17-1/8"W x 7-5/16"H x 15-3/16"D (without Wi-Fi and Bluetooth antennas extended)
    • weight: 35.3 lbs.
    • warranty: 3 years
    • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
    • MFR # VSX-LX504

    What's in the box:

    • 9.2Ch AV receiver
    • 6' AC power cord
    • Remote control (RC-974R)
    • 2 "AAA" batteries
    • Auto-calibration microphone
    • FM wire antenna
    • AM loop antenna
    • Initial Setup Guide
    • "Chromecast built-in" sheet
    • Safety Information
    • Limited Warranty Information
    • Onkyo Music Brochure

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    Features & specs

    Amplification
    Number Of Channels 9
    Stereo RMS Power (watts) 120
    THD in Stereo 0.08 %
    Frequency Bandwidth (stereo) 1k Hz
    Minimum Impedance L/R 4 ohms
    Minimum Impedance Center 4 ohms
    Minimum Impedance Surround 4 ohms
    General Features
    Bluetooth Built-in
    Apple AirPlay AirPlay 2
    Alexa-compatible Yes
    Google Assistant-compatible Yes
    Chromecast built-in Yes
    DTS Play-Fi Yes
    App Remote Control Yes
    On-Screen Display Thru HDMI
    Auto Speaker Calibration MCACC
    Multi-room Audio/Video
    Powered Multi-room Audio Output Yes
    Preamp Multi-room Audio Output Yes
    Multi-room HDMI Output Yes
    Total Number of Zones 3
    Playback from Digital Audio Inputs Yes
    Playback from Streaming Sources Yes
    Surround Processing
    Dolby Digital DD, TrueHD, DD+
    Dolby Atmos Yes
    Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization Yes
    DTS DTS, HD, HDMA, ES, 96/24
    DTS:X Yes
    DTS Virtual:X No
    Inputs & Outputs
    Phono Input 1
    Audio-Video Inputs 7
    Audio-only Inputs 3
    Component Video Inputs 1
    Component Video Monitor Outputs None
    Optical Digital Inputs 1
    Coaxial Digital Inputs 1
    Optical Digital Outputs None
    Coaxial Digital Outputs None
    Number of HDMI Inputs 7
    HDMI Monitor Outputs 2
    Subwoofer Outputs 2
    Discrete Subwoofer Outputs No
    Multi-Channel Analog Input No
    Multi-channel Preamp Output Yes
    Main Speaker Output Pairs Posts
    Main Speaker Terminals Posts
    Ethernet Port Yes
    USB Connections Y
    Removable Power Cord IEC 2-prong
    Supports Wireless Rear Speakers No
    HDMI Features
    HDMI Version 2.0b
    VRR (Variable Refresh Rate) No
    ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode) Yes
    4K/120Hz-Capable Inputs None
    Audio Return Channel eARC supported
    Video Upscaling No
    HDR (High Dynamic Range) Support
    HDR10 Yes
    HDR10+ No
    HLG Yes
    Dolby Vision Yes
    Other Specs
    FM Sensitivity Not Given
    Multibrand Remote Control ---
    Learning Remote ---
    Width (inches) 17.1875
    Height (inches) 7.3125
    Depth (inches) 16.375
    Weight (pounds) 35.3
    Parts Warranty 3 Years
    Labor Warranty 3 Years

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    Multiroom Audio/Video Playback
    Bluetooth/USB/Tuner Functions
    Convenience & Remote Features

    Audio Section

    Direct Energy Concept Amplifier: "Direct Energy Concept' is based on Pioneer's advanced multi-channel stereophonic philosophy, in which they design and build amplifiers that yield the highest possible efficiency with equal drive towards each channel via the shortest possible signal paths. Pioneer's Direct Energy Design concept delivers a lossless transfer of energy from the amplifier to the speakers for a high singnal-to-noise ratio that creates an overwhelming sounfield rich with reality. 

    Assignable 9-Channel Amplifier: The Pioner VSX-LX504 AV receiver features a 9-channel amplifier rated at 120 watts into 8-ohms, at 20Hz-20kHz, with 0.08% and driving 2 channels. The 9-channel amplifier can be configured in a variety of ways to match your type of speaker setup.

    • For Dolby Atmos & DTS:X Applications:
      • 5.1.2ch Bi-Amp: Assigns all nine amplifiers of the receiver to the Main Zone with the front speakers bi-amped. The 5.1.2ch speaker system consists of Front, Center, Surround, & Dolby Atmos speakers (Surround Back speakers not available in this mode). In this mode, Zone 2 and Zone 3 must be powered by a separate amplifier.
      • 5.1.2ch + Zone 2 or Zone 3: The nine amplifier channels of the receiver are assigned to power a 5.1.2ch speaker system in the Main Zone and stereo speakers in either Zone 2 or Zone 3 (not both). The 5.1.2ch speaker system consists of Front, Center, Surround, & Dolby Atmos speakers (Surround Back speaker are not available in this mode).
      • 5.1.4Ch: The nine amplifier channels of the receiver are assigned to power a 5.1.4ch speaker system in the Main Zone. The 5.1.2ch speaker system consists of Front, Center, Surround, & two sets of Dolby Atmos speakers. In this mode, Zone 2 and Zone 3 must be powered by a separate amplifier.
      • 5.1.4Ch + Zone 2: The nine amplifier channels of the receiver are assigned to power a 5.1.4ch speaker system in the Main Zone and a pair of loudspeakers in Zone 2. The 5.1.4ch speaker system consists of Front, Center, Surround, & two sets of Dolby Atmos speakers. When Zone 2 speakers are active, the Main Zone's Height 1 speakers are inactive, limiting the Main Zone to 5.1.2ch. Zone 3 must be powered by a separate amplifier.
      • 7.1.2Ch: Assigns all nine amplifiers of the receiver to the Main Zone for a 7.1.2ch configure which consists of Front, Center, Surround, Surround Back, and Dolby Atmos speakers. Zone 2 and Zone 3 speakers must be powered by separate amplifiers.
      • 7.1.2Ch + Zone 2: In this configuration the receiver's nine channel amplifier powers the Front, Center, Surround, Surround Back, and a pair Dolby Atmos speakers in the Main Zone, while also powering a pair of Zone 2 speakers in another room. When Zone 2 speakers are active, the Main Zone's Height 1 speakers are inactive, limiting the Main Zone to 7.1ch. Zone 3 speakers must be powered by a separate amplifier.
      • 7.1.4Ch (requires separate amp): In this configuration the receiver's nine channel amplifier powers the Front, Center, Surround, and two sets of Dolby Atmos speakers in the Main Zone, while the Surround Back speakers of the Main Zone are powered by a separate amplifier. Zone 2 and Zone 3 must be powered by separate amps.
      • 7.1.4Ch + Zone 2 (requires separate amp): In this configuration the receiver's nine channel amplifier powers the Front, Center, Surround, and two sets of Dolby Atmos speakers in the Main Zone, while also powering a pair of Zone 2 speakers in another room. The Main Zone's Surround Back speakers are powered by a separate amplifier. When Zone 2 speakers are active, the Main Zone's Height 1 speakers are inactive, limiting the Main Zone to 7.1.2ch. Zone 3 speakers must be powered by a separate amplifier.
    • For Dolby Digital & DTS Applications:
      • 7.1Ch Bi-Amp: Assigns all nine amplifiers of the receiver to the Main Zone with the front speakers bi-amped. The 7ch speaker system consists of Front, Center, Surround, and Surround Back. In this mode, Zone 2 and Zone 3 must be powered by a separate amplifier.
      • 7.1Ch + Zone 2 or Zone 3: The nine amplifier channels of the receiver are assigned to power a 7ch speaker system in the Main Zone and stereo speakers in either Zone 2 or Zone 3 (not both). The 7ch speaker system consists of Front, Center, Surround, and Surround Back.
      • 5.1Ch Bi-Amp + Zone 2: Assigns seven amplifiers of the receiver to the Main Zone with the front speakers bi-amped and two amplifier channels assigned to Zone 2 to power a pair of speakers in another room. The 5ch speaker system consists of Front, Center, and Surround (Surround Back speaker channels are not available in this mode). This amplifier configuration is not compatible with Dolby Atmos or DTS:X.
      • 5.1Ch + Zone 2/3: Assigns five amplifier channels to the main zone for 5ch playback and four amplifiers to Zone 2 and Zone 3 for stereo playback in each zone. The 5ch speaker system consists of Front, Center, and Surround (the receiver's Surround Back and Height amplifier channels are reassigned to power both Zone 2 and Zone 3).

    Advanced MCACC Auto Room Tuning: The Pioneer VSX-LX504 offers Advanced MCACC Auto Room Tuning and comes with an auto-calibration microphone that plugs into the receiver's front-panel Mic input. Place the supplied microphone in a listening position (up to 9) to measure the test tones emitted by the speakers and the receiver will automatically set the optimum volume level for each speaker, the crossover frequencies, and the distance from the listening position. Keep the room as quiet as possible during measurement. Auto-calibration takes between 3 and 12 minutes to be completed.

    • Multi-Point Standing Wave Control: Multi-Point Standing Wave Control 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.
    • Auto Phase Control Plus: 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.
    • Subwoofer EQ: Advance MCACC Auto Room Tuning will also EQ your connected powered sub(s). If you have connected a subwoofer, check the power and volume of the subwoofer. Set the subwoofer volume to more than halfway.

    Note: You can also choose to manually configure and tune your speaker setup.

    32-Bit Architecture: The Pioneer VSX-LX504 AV receiver utilizes 32-Bit architecture with Dual 32-Bit DSP Engines and a 384kHz/32-Bit Hi-Grade DAC for exceptional sound quality. The Pioneer VSX-LX504 employs powerful and highly accurate 32-bit DSP (Digital Signal Processor) engines for better surround sound reproduction. The AV receiver also incorporates a premium-quality AK4458 digital-to-analog converter from Asahi Kasei for all channels. This 384kHz/32-bit DAC implements unique low-distortion filtering technologies for clear sound, and unlocks the full potential of of your high resolution multichannel audio formats - including Apple Lossless, FLAC, WAV, DSD, LPCM, Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD.

    Compatible Digital Audio Formats: The AV receiver supports the following stereo & multichannel digital audio formats through its HDMI jacks and optical/coax digital inputs.

    Digital Audio Connector Audio Signal Type Audio Signal Format
    HDMI Bitstream

    Dolby Atmos, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital
    DTS:X, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS-HD High Resolution, DTS Express, DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS\

     PCM 2ch to 8ch (32-192kHz, 16/20/24-bit)
    DSD 2ch (2.8/5.6MHz, 1-bit)
    Optical\ Bitstream Dolby Digital, DTS, DTS ES, DTS 96/24
    PCM 2ch to 6ch, (32-96kHz, 16/20/24-bit)

    Immersive 3D Surround Sound: The Pioneer VSX-LX504 AV receiver goes beyond regular surround with the latest immersive 3D surround sound formats, including Dolby Atmos and DTS:X. The Pioneer AV receiver also supports Dolby Surround & DTS Neural:X to enhance 2-channel and multichannel decoding formats. In addition, it supports Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization for multi-dimensional sound from a standard 5.1 or 7.1ch setup.

    • Dolby Atmos: Dolby Atmos surround sound technology dispenses with channel-based coding in favor of more advanced object-based coding, giving the soundtrack designer the ability to precisely place sounds anywhere in the 3-dimensional space. The TX-RZ840 has the processing power to run a more enveloping 7ch or 9ch Dolby Atmos layout using a 5.1.2, 5.1.4, 7.1.2, or 7.1.4* configuration with ceiling mounted, or Dolby Atmos-enabled speakers (sold separately). *A 7.1.4 configuration requires an additional power amplifier to power the Surround Back speakers.
    • Dolby Surround: Dolby Surround offers an enhanced cinema experience to your 2ch or multichannel movie soundtracks using your existing 5.1ch, 7.1ch, or Dolby Atmos speaker setup. Dolby Surround enhances audio definition by improving the spatial dimension and overall audio definition of movie soundtracks. It does this by using four distinct surround zones that provide greater control over the exact placement of each detail in a movie sound track, so audio can be matched more accurately to the video on screen; this means more depth and greater realism for your movies. As a result, individual sounds are clearer and more distinct. It also improves the surround sound experience across the entire theater by widening the listening "sweet spot".
    • Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization: Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization provides immersive audio without height-channel or overhead speakers, creating virtual height effects in a 5.1ch, 7.1ch or 2.1ch speaker arrangement. Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization applies carefully designed "height-cue" filters to the overhead audio components of your content's soundtrack before they are mixed into your loudspeakers to create the sensation of sound above you.
    • DTS:X: The latest immersive surround sound system, DTS:X features object-based audio coding that lets the soundtrack designer place sonic elements anywhere in the 3D acoustic soundspace, and provides for overhead speakers to deliver a stunning surround sound experience. Along with DTS:X decoding, the TX-RZ840 features DTS-HD Master Audio decoding and other DTS audio technologies.
    • DTS Neural:X: DTS Neural:X is an advanced spatial remapping technology from DTS, which provides a fully immersive output for all types of source content; this includes DTS bitstreams and non-encoded (PCM) data. DTS Neural:X delivers a thrilling sense of immersive sound to your speaker layout regardless of the original source format.

    IMAX Enhanced Technology: Get the most premium at-home entertainment experience with IMAX Enhanced; the latest technology program from IMAX that sets a new standard for image, sound, scale and content quality. This new certification and licensing program combines IMAX digitally re-mastered 4K HDR content and DTS audio technologies to offer a new level of quality in immersive sight and sound experiences in the home. IMAX Enhanced lets you experience premium content digitally remastered by IMAX, so you can watch the highest-quality 4K movies with immersive audio delivered by DTS. Not only will IMAX Enhanced content look and sound amazing, but other audio/video content will also look and sound great too.

    • Remastered 4K/HDR Video: It utilizes a sophisticated, advanced algorithm designed to produce the highest-quality, sharpest 4K HDR images. This advanced process accurately reduces noise and grain under the filmmaker's guidance to best optimize the content for a much higher quality, higher brightness 4K HDR display format. Select IMAX Enhanced titles that were shot with IMAX cameras or specially formatted for IMAX theatres will also include an expanded aspect ratio for the film's home release to show your more picture on your TV. IMAX Enhanced certified TVs must be at least 65" with support for HDR10 and dynamic, as well as specific calibration, resolution, color, brightness, contrast, and scale of image capabilities.
    • Remastered DTS:X Audio: IMAX and DTS will also partner with award-winning Hollywood sound mixers to use a special variant of its DTS:X codec technology integrated in home audio equipment to deliver an IMAX signature sound experience that is dynamic, immersive, theatrical, and powerful. IMAX Enhanced supports both 5.1 and 11.1 formats, but the recommended speaker layout for an IMAX Enhanced system is 7.2.4 with seven horizontal speakers, two subwoofers and four height speakers; 5.1.4 is the minimum layout for IMAX Enhanced. However, due to various constraints you may opt to install only a 5.1ch speaker system. In such cases, DTS Virtual:X is required to properly render and remap audio to the available speakers.
    • Available IMAX Content: IMAX is working with its global studio and other content partners to build a steady stream of IMAX Enhanced versions of movies and other programming using the newest, proprietary post-production process developed by IMAX. IMAX will be announcing and releasing IMAX Enhanced versions of a wide range of films both for 4K/HDR streaming and Ultra HD Blu-ray Discs.
    Notes:
    • To take full advantage of IMAX Enhanced, you need an IMAX Enhanced certified 4K/HDR TV (65"-up) or Projector and an IMAX Enhanced certified DTS:X enabled AV receiver or soundbar.
    • IMAX and DTS developed the IMAX Enhanced program out of their decades of combined expertise in image and sound science to make it easier for consumers to select the products and content that will deliver the highest-quality, sharpest 4K HDR images and powerful, immersive sound at home.
    • To qualify and carry the IMAX Enhanced logo, the highest-end TVs, AV receivers, projectors, and soundbars must meet stringent performance standards established by IMAX, DTS and Hollywood's leading colorists in order to create a consistent and higher bar for image and sound performance on premium devices.

    Other Listening Modes: In addition to Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, Dolby Digital, and DTS surround modes the Pioneer VSX-LX504 offers a variety of Advanced Surround Modes and a Direct Mode for your listening pleasure.

    • Advanced Surround Modes: Advanced Surround Modes include Classical, Unplugged, Entertainment Show, Drama, Advanced Game, Action, Rock/Pop, Sports, Extended Stereo, Extended Mono, Front Stage Surround Advance. The Extended Stereo mode plays stereo sound through all speakers (including surrounds and center). The Front Stage Surround Advance mode lets you enjoy virtual multichannel surround from only two ro three front speakers.
    • Direct Modes: The Direct listening mode can be selected for all input signals. In this mode, processing that affects sound quality is shut down, and sound closer to the original is reproduced. The sound is reproduced with the soundfield based on the number of channels in the input signal. For example, a 2ch signal is output only from the front speakers. Note that other sound adjustments are not available when this mode is selected.

    eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel): This feature of the AV receiver's main HDMI monitor output allows audio to be sent from your compatible TV to the receiver through the same HDMI cable already being used to send audio and video to your TV. This eliminates the need for extra cables connected to your television. eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel) will support uncomprerssed audio formats like Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, & DTS HD Master Audio - where as the previous ARC (Audio Return Channel) was limited to only Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS, DTS HD, and PCM.

    • Only the receiver's main HDMI monitor output supports eARC/ARC. The sub HDMI monitor output does not support eARC/ARC.
    • Supported content will be dependent on whether your TV features a HDMI eARC or ARC jack.

    Analog Audio Outputs: The Pioneer VSX-LX504 is outfitted with a variety of analog audio outputs - including binding post speaker outputs, 11.2ch pre-outs, and a 1/4" headphone output jack.

    • Binding-Post Speaker Terminals: There are binding-post terminals for all speaker connections - Front, Center, Surround, Surround Back/Zone 3/Height 2, Height 1/Bi-Amp, and Zone 2. The binding post terminals will accept bare-wire (up to 10AWG), pin-connectors, and banana plugs (single only). Use 4- to 16-ohm speakers (there is an impedance setting in the receiver's menu).
    • 11.2ch Pre-Outs: The Pioneer VSX-LX504 features 11.2ch pre-outs (Front, Center, Surround, Surround Back, Height 1, Height 2, and Dual Subwoofer) for connection of an external power amplifier or amplifiers. The Height 2 pre-outs can also be used for Zone 3. The pre-outs are variable. The dual sub outputs are wired in parallel and share the same input signal (they are not discrete).
    • Headphones: When headphones are plugged into the full-size 1/4" jack on the front panel, all the speakers are automatically muted. The receiver supports headphones with impedances of 8 to 600-ohm.

    Phono Input: The Pioneer VSX-LX504 has a discrete low-noise phono pre-amp and is outfitted with Phono (MM) input for connection of a turntable with a moving magnet cartridge so you can enjoy listening to your vinyl records. There is also a ground screw terminal to reduce hum.

    Audio Enhancements: The Pioneer VSX-LX504 AV receiver provides various audio enhancements to deliver a high-quality listening experience every time.

    • Sound Retriever: The Sound Retreiver function enhances the sound quality of compressed music files. It only works with PCM digital audio input signals with a sampling rate below 48kHz, analog input signals, and Bluetooth audio.
    • Midnight Mode: The Midnight mode limits the dynamic range of Dolby Digital and DTS recordings. Limiting the dynamic range makes it easier to find a volume that ensures the quiet sounds are not too quiet and the loud sounds are not too loud for night time listening. This allows you to comfortably listen to without the need to constantly adjust the volume to keep from waking family/neighbors.
    • Stereo Assign Mode: Stereo Assign Mode switches playback from your Front speakers to either the Surround, Surround Back, or Height speakers. This mode is deal for ambient listening, such as background music, or any time you want to create a relaxing atmosphere.
    • Surround Parameters: Loudness Management: When playing Dolby TrueHD, you can enable the Dialog Normalization function which keeps the volume of dialog at a certain level.There is also a Center Spread function that adjust the width of the sound field of the front channel when playing in Dolby Audio surround listening mode. Dialog Control (for DTS:X) increases the volume of dialog portion of the audio up to 6dB, so that you can hear the dialog easily in noisy atmosphere.

    Volume & Level Setup: The Pioneer AV receiver provides the following volume & level settings. The Main Zone, Zone 2, and Zone 3 settings can be configured independently.

    • Power On Volume: Use this feature to set the volume level when the power is turned on. You can choose between "Last" (same as the volume when the unit was turned off) or between -81.5dB and +18.0dB.
    • Volume Limit: Set the maximum volume level to prevent the volume becoming too loud; it can be set between -32dB to +17dB, or turned "Off".
    • Input Level: You can manually adjust the volume level when there are differences in volume level among multiple devices connected to the Pioneer receiver. You can set individual inputs to -12dB to +12dB.
    • Mute Level: Set the volume lowered from the listening volume when "Mute" is selected. Choose from 0, -40dB, or -20 dB.
    • Headphone Level: With this setting, you can specify the headphone volume (-12 to +12dB) relative to the main volume. This is useful if there's a volume difference between your speakers and your headphones.

    Video Section

    HDMI 2.0b: The Pioneer VSX-LX504 has seven HDMI inputs (6 rear/1 front) and two HDMI outputs. The dual HDMI outputs can simultaneously output the same audio/video signal to two TVs, or you can assign the second HDMI output to Zone 2 to display a different HDMI source (1-2-3 inputs) in another room; video is output at the resolution supported by both TVs. Thanks to its HDMI 2.0b specification, the receiver can support 4K/60 Hz Ultra-HD video, HDCP 2.3 compatibility, 4:4:4 color sub-sampling, High Dynamic Range (HDR), and BT.2020 Wide Color Gamut.

    • 4K/60Hz w/ Upscaling: The VSX-LX504 supports up to 4K (3840x2160 or 4096x2160 pixels) video @ 60 frames per second on all of its HDMI inputs and output. It will also pass a 480p, 720p, 1080i, or 1080p video signals via HDMI (not compatible with 480i video signals). The receiver can even upscale 1080p HDMI input video sources to 4K Ultra HD (3840x2160 pixels) through its main HDMI monitor output (the sub HDMI output does not support upscaling).
    • HDCP 2.3 Compliance: The receiver's HDMI inputs and HDMI monitor outputs support the latest HDCP 2.2 certification, which fully complies with the latest copyright protection standard for 4K/HDR video transmission.
    • 4:4:4 Color Subsampling: The receiver's HDMI inputs and HDMI monitor outputs support RGB/YCbCr 4:4:4 (8-bit), YCbCr 4:2:2 (12-bit), and YCbCr 4:2:0 (8/10/12-bit) color subsampling in 4K @ 60Hz/50Hz; or RGB/YCbCr 4:4:4 (8/10/12-bit) and YCbCr 4:2:2 (12-bit) in 4K @ 24/25/30Hz. With 4:4:4 color subsampling, luminance (brightness) and chroma (color) are sampled at the same rate; resulting in an RGB color palette as big as the video sampling rate for a video image with more colors, plus greater color accuracy and detail.
    • Wide Color Gamut (BT.2020): The BT.2020 color standard delivers a much wider color gamut and represents about 75% of the total visual color spectrum, while the current Rec. 709 color standard selected as the color space for HDTVs and early generation 4K Ultra HDTVs covers only 35% of the total visual color spectrum.

    Note: The front-panel HDMI input is only HDMI 1.4 and only supports up to 1080p (not compatible with 4K or HDR).

    HDR (High Dynamic Range): HDR (High Dynamic Range) video provides enhanced picture quality by simultaneously enabling greater detail for both the dark and bright parts of an image. HDR reproduces a greater dynamic range of luminosity or brightness levels, creating greater contrast. This increased contrast reveals the subtle nuances of the image, from detailed blacks and shadows to the brightest whites and colors, plus greater depth. This receiver supports two HDR formats - HDR 10, Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG), & Dolby Vision.

    • HDR 10: HDR 10 is an open standard and currently the most popular HDR format on the market. It uses static metadata at the start of a movie to tell the receiver and your TV that the video content is encoded using HDR.
    • Hybrid-Log Gamma: HLG (Hybrid-Log Gamma) is primarily designed for live video feed and over-the-air broadcasts. It uses no pre-encoded metadata and is backwards compatible with SDR. HLG's native compatibility allows much of today's existing SDR infrastructure to be re-used for HDR in the future.
    • Dolby Vision: Unlike HDR 10 which contains static metadata and HLG which uses no metadata, Dolby Vision uses dynamic metadata technology which sets individual color and brightness levels for each and every scene. Dolby works directly with filmmakers at major Hollywood studios to create superior HDR video masters of blockbuster movies.

    Note: Use a premium high-speed 18Gbps HDMI cable for the best 4K/HDR performance.

    Analog Video Inputs w/ HDMI Conversion: The receiver features two composite video inputs and one component video input which support 480i video signals only (the component video input is not capable of high-definition video). All analog video input signals are converted to digital and sent via HDMI to your TV at 480i (no upscaling). Only the receiver's main HDMI monitor output supports analog-to-HDMI video conversion (the receiver's sub HDMI monitor output does not support this feature).

    HDMI Through: When enabling the HDMI Through function, regardless of whether the AV receiver is "On" or in "Standby", both audio/video streams from an HDMI input will be output to your television via the receiver HDMI monitor output. You can select between three HDMI Through modes.

    • Auto: Detects the signal and automatically selects the input sources.
    • Source: Selects the HDMI input source for which the HDMI Through function in enabled.
    • Last: The HDMI Through function is activated on the input source selected at the time of setting the AV receiver to the "standby" mode.

    Other HDMI Features: The VSX-LX504 AV receiver's HDMI connectivity also offers ALLM (Auto Lowe Latency Mode), 3D video pass-through, Deep Color & x.v. Color support, as well as an auto LipSync function.

    • ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode): The receiver will enter ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode) when it detects a gaming signal from a compatible device (such as a Xbox One) and allows for a smooth, lag-free gaming experience. During ALLM, the receiver disables the Auto Lip Sync function.
    • Deep Color & x.v.Color Support: The AV receiver supports Deep Color and x.v.Color content, which can display a larger color range than standard-definition schemes. The result is a more lifelike, vibrant picture
    • 3D-Ready: All HDMI jacks will accept 3D video from your 3D-ready Blu-ray player and output the video signal in 3D to your 3D-ready flat-panel television.
    • AV Sync: The AV Sync feature can automatically synchronize HDMI audio and video (for any HDMI jack) that has gotten out of sync due to the complex digital video processing being performed by your HDMI-compatible TV. With AV Sync, the audio delay required to synchronize the audio and video is calculated and applied automatically by the AV receiver. You can also manually correct the audio delay using AV Sync.

    Network & Internet Audio

    Wired or Wireless Network Connection: The Pioneer VSX-LX504 AV receiver supports a wired Ethernet RJ-45 (LAN) or wireless dual-band (2.4/5GHz) WiFi 802.11ac network connection. Via the AV receiver's network connection, you can enjoy music files stored on your computer and listen to internet radio and select online music services, as well take advantage of AirPlay 2, DTS Play-Fi, Chromecast built-in, and Amazon Alexa.

    • Ethernet (LAN) Jack: The Pioneer AV receiver is equipped with an Ethernet (RJ-45) jack for connecting the player to your home network and computer. Connecting the A/V receiver's Ethernet port to a 100Base-TX switched Ethernet network is recommended for best results. Use a shielded CAT-5 Ethernet cable to connect the receiver to your home network.
    • Built-in Wireless LAN: The AV receiver also features built-in WiFi that allows you to wirelessly connect to your home network, so you can enjoy the benefits of a cable-free network environment. A wireless connection requires a home network with a WiFi-enabled access point (IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac; 2.4/5GHz). Supports WPS, WEP, and WPA security.
    Notes:
    • Network setup requires that the receiver be connected to your TV via HDMI for display of the on-screen menu. The receiver's network setup cannot be accessed through its front-panel display.
    • You can "Accept" or "Not Accept" for Pioneer to collect information about product usage when connected to the network and internet. However, if you do not accept the agreement you will get a "Pioneer Group Privacy Statement" each time the receiver is turned on.

    Built-In Online Music Services: With a wired or wireless network connection, you'll have access to Internet Radio and select online music services. You'll initially need to set up these online music services from the Pioneer Remote App (for Apple iOS 12.0+ and Android OS 5.0+). Once you have set them up from the Pioneer Remote App, you are able to access them from the receiver's IR remote and on-screen menu.

    • Amazon Music: Amazon Music is a subscription based on-demand music streaming service. With an Amazon Music subscription, you get access to tens of millions of songs, thousands of paylists hand-curated by Amazon's music experts, and personalized stations.
    • Deezer: Deezer is an online music service offering over 43 million tracks starting at $9.99 a month. Discover the perfect playlist or make your own, as well as browse curated collections by genre.
    • Pandora: Pandora is a personalized Internet radio service that plays the music you know and helps you discover music you'll love. You can select Internet radio stations by Artist, Song, or Genre.
    • Spotify Connect: The integration of Spotify Connect will enable Spotify Premium users to instantly select and wirelessly stream music to the Pioneer AV receiver from within the Spotify app (Apple iOS or Android). Spotify is a digital music service that gives you on-demand access to one of the largest music libraries in the world (over 15 million tracks and counting). Spotify makes it easier than ever to discover, manage, and share music with your friends. You can browse music by artist, album, track, or most popular; and create your own music library with customized playlists.
    • Tidal: Tidal is a global streaming service that offers over 30 million songs in high-fidelity CD sound quality. Tidal has two pricing tiers; either $9.99 or $19.99 a month. Both pricing levels allow you to access Tidal's entire music library. The $19.99 tier has the added benefit of high-fidelity sound at CD-level quality.
    • TuneIn Internet Radio: With more than 100,000 radio stations and 2 million on-demand programs registered, TuneIn is a service where you can enjoy music, sports and news from all over the world.

    Amazon Alexa Compatible: The Pioneer VSX-LX504 receiver is compatible with Amazon's Alexa cloud-based voice service. With an Amazon Echo device or other Alexa-enabled devices (sold separately), you can ask to play compatible music apps (like Amazon Music, Pandora, Spotify, Tidal, and others; subscription fees may apply), hear the news, check the weather, control smart home devices, and more. You'll need to download the Alexa App (for Apple iOS 11.0+ and Android OS 6.0+) onto your compatible smartphone or tablet device. The Onkyo receiver and your Alexa-enable device must be connected to the same network.

    Note: To use Amazon Alexa, you must agree to Amazon's Privacy Statement.

    AirPlay 2 with Siri: AirPlay 2 is an advanced and easy-to-use wireless multiroom audio platform for iTunes, Apple Music, and other compatible Apple iOS apps. With AirPlay 2 you can play any audio from your Apple iOS device (running iOS 11.4 or later) or Mac computer (running OS X 10.13.2) on the AV receiver and other compatible AirPlay 2 speakers throughout your home. You can choose to play audio in one room, play the same audio in grouped rooms, or play the same audio in every room. If you are an Apple Music subscriber, you can even play different music in different rooms (you can control and group directly from Apple's Music App and Home app on your Apple iOS device). You'll be able to ask Siri-enabled devices (like your Apple iPhone, iPad, or Watch) to control playback of your Apple Music content on the AV receiver. With AirPlay 2, you also get to see song/artist information and album art via the receiver's on-screen menu (via HDMI). You can even watch videos and movies from YouTube and Netflix on your compatible Apple iOS device or Mac computer with perfectly synced audio on the AV receiver.

    Chromecast built-in: Use the Google Home App (for Apple iOS 12.0+ and Android OS 6.0+) to enable Chromecast built-in. Chromecast built-in gives you access to hundreds of online music streaming services, internet radio, and podcasts. Chromecast built-in streams audio directly from the cloud, so you get the 24-bit/96kHz sound quality and the ability to enjoy crystal clear sound exactly the way the artist intended. Simply tap the Cast button from a Chromecast built-in compatible music app on your Apple iOS or Android OS device to start streaming to the Pioneer VSX-LX504. You can search, browse, play, skip, and turn up the volume directly from the music apps you know and love on your compatible smartphone or tablet. Chromecast built-in supports FLAC, WAV, AAC, and MP3 music files. While you cast your music, you can still use your smartphone to answer a call, play a game, send a text, and even leave the room - all without interrupting what's playing on the Pioneer VSX-LX504 receiver.

    • Online Music & Internet Radio: Chromecast built-in lets you play music from popular music services and search by artist, song, genre, album playlist, mood, or activity. You can also listen to your favorite internet radio stations and podcasts. Compatible music and internet radio apps include Amazon Music, Tidal, Qobuz, Spotify, Pandora, TuneIn, GooglePlay Music, iHeart Radio, SiriusXM, YouTube Music, and more (subscriptions and fees will apply). You'll also be able to stream your favorite music, playlists, podcasts, and more that are stored on your Android (OS 5.0+) device to the Pioneer VSX-LX504. You cannot stream stored content on an Apple iOS device using Chromecast built-in. If you're on your laptop or computer, you can also cast any music streaming website through the Chrome web browser to the speaker.
    • Multiroom Audio Distribution: Add more Chromecast built-in speakers and components (sold separately) throughout your home to create a whole house audio experience. You can play the same Chromecast built-in compatible music app (like Tidal, Spotify, or Pandora) on all speakers or groups of speakers in different rooms of your home. You'll be able control the multiroom audio system from the Google Home app on your Apple iOS or Android device, or using the Google Assistant and your voice on a compatible Google Home device.
    • Google Assistant Voice Control: Purchase a Google Assistant enabled smart speaker (sold separately - see Accessories Tab) and gain voice control of compatible Chromecast Built-in music apps. You'll be able to access a specific music app and then select a specific station or song using only your voice. You'll also have voice control over Play, Pause, Skip, & Volume. The VSX-LX504 receiver and your Google Assistant smart speaker must be connected to the same wireless (WiFi) network.

    Notes:

    • Chromecast built-in currently supports a single account per user (up to 6) and streaming service. 
    • Click here for a complete list of Chromecast built-in compatible apps.
    • A separate Google Assistant smart speaker (sold separately) is required for voice control. You will also need to agree to Google's Privacy Statement to use voice control.

    DTS Play-Fi: DTS Play-Fi combines DTS and WiFi to wirelessly stream high quality audio through out your home using the Pioneer Music Control App (for Apple iOS 10.0+ and Android OS 5.0+). Supported music formats up to 24-bit/192kHz (including MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV) are wirelessly streamed to the receiver or to multiple DTS Play-Fi speakers at up to 16-bit/48kHz (CD quality sound). DTS Play-Fi has a range of up to 100' from your wireless router.

    • Variey Of Sources: DTS Play-Fi provides you with the ability to stream your music wirelessly in high-quality lossless audio from your Apple iOS & Android device running the Play-Fi app. Up to eight separate wireless mobile devices running the Play-Fi app, each with its own source, are supported simultaneously and any wireless source device can stream to eight DTS Play-Fi playback devices. DTS Play-Fi enables wireless audio streaming from the world's most popular music services & internet radio, including - TIDAL, Amazon Music (including HD), Pandora, Qobuz, SiriusXM, iHeartRadio, Napster, & more (subscription & fees may apply). DTS Play-Fi is also DLNA compliant for playback of various music files stored on your Windows PC (7-up) or DLNA-certified NAS drives connected to your home network. MAC OSX computers and laptops require third party software to be visible on the network (Twonky, Plex, Servio etc.) as they do not support DLNA.
    • Multiroom Audio Distribution: You can connect multiple DTS Play-Fi products together from different brands and manufacturers on the same home network to create a whole-home streaming experience. Play the same source in every room or a different song in each room. Due to the bandwidth limitations of most wireless networks, no more than 16 wireless DTS Play-Fi products on a single WiFi network at one given time is recommended.
    • Alexa Voice Control: DTS Play-Fi supports voice control of selecti music apps (such as Amazon, Pandora, TuneIn, iHeartRadio, & Spotify Connect) from an Amazon Alexa device (sold separately - see Accessories Tab) that is connected to the same WiFi network. Voice control functions include initiating playback of an Artist, Album, Song, Station or Podcast from a compatible music app on a specific speaker/player or zone/room; as well a playback controls such as Volume Up/Down, Play/Pause/Resume, Previous/Next Track, Random/Repeat and Like/Unlike. 

    Note: This unit does not support the following DTS Play-Fi functions - Spotify Connect, Wireless Surround Sound, Line-In Rebroadcast, Internet Radio, Critical Listening Mode, and L/R Stereo Speaker Pairing.

    DLNA 1.5 Certified: The Pionner receiver is DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) 1.5 and Windows 7/8 compliant for audio and photo networking. This means it's easier for you to access and enjoy digital music files stored on your Windows PC. You can use your PC to play high-bit rate music content through the AV receiver, or use the receiver's remote control to browse music files on your hard drive. The receiver also supports ID3-Tag (ver.2) and META tag information; so song title, artist name, and album name can be displayed the unit's front-panel display or on-screen menu. In addition the unit will display Album Art on a connected television. The Pioneer receiver supports the following audio formats, sampling frequencies, and bit rates via its wired network connection. Compatible music files include -

    • Hi-Res Music Files: FLAC (8/16/24-bit; 44.1-192kHz), WAV (8/16/24-bit; 44.1-192kHz), AIFF (8/16/24-bit; 44.1-192kHz), ALAC (16/24-bit; 44.1-96kHz), DSD (1-bit; 2.8/5.6/11.2MHz)
    • Low-Res Music Files: MP3 (8-320kbps; 44.1-48kHz), WMA (5-320kbps; 44.1-48kHz), AAC (8-320kbps; 44.1-96kHz)

    Roon Tested: Roon is a feature rich music library and playback application that compiles all the music files available to your network and makes them easily available to play on the Pioneer receiver and any other Roon enabled audio devices. Roon manages digital music files (including FLAC, WAV, AIFF, ALAC, and DSD) collected on hard drives and networked storage devices. It can also integrate your iTunes library, and optionally merge with the Tidal and Qobuz music streaming services. Roon software can be installed on your Windows or Mac computer, while a Roon Remote app is available for Apple iOS 11.0+ and Android OS 5.0+). When you access the Roon software or remote app, it will display your complete audio library together with its metadata and artwork along with the available Pioneer receiver and other Roon enabled devices. Simply select the music you wish to play and the Pioneer receiver or Roon device in which you want to hear it on.

    • To use Roon you will need a Roon Core running on the same network as the Pioneer receiver. The Core is media server software that runs on your computer, NAS, or component (like Nucleus or ROCK - sold separately), located on the network within your home.
    • Make sure your Pioneer product has the latest firmware/software update installed.

    Bluetooth/USB/Tuner Functions

    Built-in Bluetooth: The Pioneer VSX-LX504 features built-in Bluetooth 4.2 with support for profiles A2DP 1.2 and AVRCP 1.3. You'll be able to wirelessly stream stored music and music apps from your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone, tablet, laptop, or computer to the Pioneer receiver. The receiver has a 48' wireless Bluetooth range. You can even set the receiver to automatically turn on when a Bluetooth source device is paired and connected.

    • SBC + AAC Codecs: In addition to support for the standard SBC Bluetooth audio codec, the VSX-LX504 offers support of AAC. By supporting AAC, the receiver offers better audio performance of the music streamed from your Apple iPod, iPhone, or iPad.
    • Playback Control: You can use the receiver's IR remote control to operate basic playback functions, like Play/Pause & Previous/Next Track. Advanced music browsing will still need to be handled from your Bluetooth-enable device.
    Note: The receiver does not display song/artist information on its front-panel LCD or on-screen via your HDMI-connected TV. Song/Artist/Album info must still be done from your Bluetooth source device.

    USB Mass Storage Class: This AV receiver is equipped with a front and rear panel USB-A 2.0 port that allows you to enjoy a variety of music files from a USB mass storage class memory device, such as USB thumbdrive or HDD (some HDDs will require a separate external power supply). The unit will recognize USB MSC devices formatted in FAT16 or FAT32 with up to 20,000 music files. You can control basic playback functions of your music library from the included remote control and receiver's on-screen menu; such as Folder/File Select, Play/Pause, Stop, Fast Forward/Rewind, Previous/Next Track, and Repeat/Random. USB MSC devices that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the AV receiver's USB ports (5V/1A); even in standby mode. Compatible music files include -

    • Hi-Res Music Files: FLAC (8/16/24-bit; 44.1-192kHz), WAV (8/16/24-bit; 44.1-192kHz), AIFF (8/16/24-bit; 44.1-192kHz), ALAC (16/24-bit; 44.1-192kHz), DSD (1-bit; 2.8/5.6/11.2MHz)
    • Low-Res Music Files: MP3 (8-320kbps; 44.1-48kHz), WMA (5-320kbps; 44.1-48kHz), AAC (8-320kbps; 44.1-96kHz)

    Note: The receiver's front and rear panel USB-A ports do not support Apple iOS and Android devices, USB hubs and card-readers, computers and laptops, or any MP3 player containing music files that are managed with special hardware.

    AM/FM Tuner: With the built-in tuner you can enjoy AM and FM radio stations. You can store your favorite stations as presets for quick selection. You can store a combination of up to 40 of your favorite FM/AM radio stations as presets.

    Multiroom Audio/Video Playback

    HDMI Zone 2: The Pioneer VSX-LX504 provides a Zone 2 HDMI output, so two different HDMI audio/video feeds can be sent to two different displays at the same time directly from the receiver (HDMI 1-2-3 connected input sources only). HDMI Zone 2 will output up to 4K video and 2-channel audio for the HDMI input source selected. Video will be output at the highest resolution supported by both TVs. If you have the same HDMI source playing back in the main room and Zone 2, then the main room is also limited to 2ch PCM audio.

    • Compatible Sources: HDMI 1-2-3 connected input sources only (up to 4K/2ch PCM).
    • Incompatible Sources: Tuner, Analog, USB, Bluetooth, Network, and Optical/Coaxial Digital audio sources; plus HDMI 4-5-6-7 inputs.

    Zone 2 Speaker-Level Outputs: By using the Zone 2 speaker-level outputs on the VSX-LX504, you can directly connect a secondary pair of speakers in another room of your home, allowing you to listen to 5.1ch surround sound in your main room and play a different audio source in the other room. You can play the same audio source in both Zones (Main & Zone 2) or play a different audio source in each zone. Zone 2 is compatible with analog and wireless audio sources - see below for details.

    • Compatible Sources: Zone 2 compatible sources includes AM/FM tuner, Analog audio inputs, Optical/Coax digital inputs (2ch PCM only), HDMI 1-2-3 inputs (2ch PCM only), USB & Bluetooth Audio, Network (including DLNA, AirPlay, Chromecast, DTS Play-Fi, FlareConnect, & built-in music apps).
    • Incompatible Sources: Incompatible Zone 2 sources include HDMI video (all inputs), HDMI audio (4-5-6-7 inputs), and DSD audio files.
    Notes:
    • As for Network, USB, and Bluetooth sources; you cannot select different inputs for the main room and Zone 2. For example, if a Network source has been selected in the main room and then Bluetooth is selected as a playback source in Zone 2, the input in the main room will also change to the Bluetooth source.
    • When listening to AM/FM or Internet radio, you cannot select different stations for the main room and Zone 2.

    Zone 2/B Preamp Outputs: The receiver offers a stereo Zone preamp output that can be set to Zone 2 or Zone B, so you can listen to the same audio source in two rooms or a different audio source in two rooms. You'll need a separate amplifier and pair of speakers in either Zone 2 or Zone B. The volume of Zone 2 can be controlled from the VSX-LX504 or your external integrated amplifier. Zone B's volume is controlled from your external integrated amplifier.

    • Zone 2: Zone 2 allows you to continue to enjoy up to 7.1ch or 5.1.2ch surround in the Main Zone, while listening to the same audio source or different audio source in a second room in 2ch stereo. Zone 2 supports playback of the receiver's AM/FM tuner, Analog audio inputs, Optical/Coax digital inputs (2ch PCM only), HDMI 1-2-3 inputs (2ch PCM only), USB & Bluetooth Audio, and Network (including DLNA, AirPlay, Chromecast, DTS Play-Fi, FlareConnect, & built-in music apps). Incompatible Zone 2 sources include HDMI video (all inputs), HDMI audio (4-5-6 inputs), and DSD audio files.
      • As for Network, USB, and Bluetooth sources; you cannot select different inputs for the main room and Zone 2. For example, if a Network source has been selected in the main room and then Bluetooth is selected as a playback source in Zone 2, the input in the main room will also change to the Bluetooth source.
      • When listening to AM/FM or Internet radio, you cannot select different stations for the main room and Zone 2.
    • Zone B: The Zone B preamp output lets enjoy the same source (analog, digital, wireless, or built-in) of your Main Zone in another room, or turn the Main Zone off and only listen to an audio source in Zone B. When the Main Zone and Zone B are played at the same time, you are limited to 2ch Stereo or All-Channel Stereo in the Main Zone. Zone B does not allow you to play a different source than the main zone.

    Zone 3: In addition to the main listening room and Zone 2, you can also enjoy audio playback of the same source or a different source in a third room of your home using the receiver's Zone 3 function. The receiver features Zone 3 line-outputs, as well as Zone 3 speaker terminals. You can play the same audio source in each Zone or play a different audio source in every zone. Zone 3 is compatible with analog, network, digital (USB only), and Bluetooth audio sources - see below for details.

    • Zone 3 Outputs:
      • Line-Level Outputs: By using the line-level outputs on the VSX-LX504 you can connect an external receiver or integrated amplifier in a second room, allowing you to listen to 9.1ch or 7.1.2ch surround in the main room and play a different audio source in another room of your home. The volume of Zone 3 can be controlled from the VSX-LX504 or your add-on integrated amplifier/receiver.
      • Speaker Level Outputs: By using the speaker-level outputs on the VSX-LX504, you can directly connect a secondary pair of speakers in another room of your home, allowing you to listen surround sound in your main room and play a different audio source in the other room. If you are only powering Zone 3 from the receiver (and Zone 2 is using line-level and an external amplifier), the receiver is limited to 7.1ch or 5.1.2ch in the main room. If you are powering both Zone 2 and Zone 3 from the Pioneer VSX-LX504, the receiver will be limited to 5.1ch surround in the main room. The volume of Zone 3 is controlled from the receiver.
    • Source Compatibility:
      • Compatible Sources: AM/FM tuner, Analog audio inputs, USB & Bluetooth Audio, Network (including DLNA, AirPlay, Chromecast, DTS Play-Fi, FlareConnect, & built-in music apps) can be played back in Zone 3.
      • Incompatible Sources: HDMI audio/video and analog video sources cannot be output to Zone 3. Optical/Coax digital audio inputs, and DSD audio files cannot be played back in Zone 3.
    Notes:
    • As for Network, USB, and Bluetooth sources; you cannot select different inputs for the main room, Zone 2, and Zone 3. For example, if a Network source has been selected in the main room and then Bluetooth is selected as a playback source in Zone 2 or Zone 3, the input in the main room will also change to the Bluetooth source.
    • When listening to AM/FM or Internet radio, you cannot select different stations in different Zones.

    Whole House Mode: The Whole House Mode is useful when you want to simply add extra background music to your home party. This mode allows you to enjoy the same stereo music as the main room in separate rooms (Zone 2/3). The Whole House Mode selects the same input source for Zone 2/3 as the main room. During the Whole House Mode, All Stereo playback is selected for the Main Zone and Stereo playback for the other two Zones. The Main Zone, Zone 2, and Zone 3 will all have independent volume control.

    Note: Whole House Mode cannot be used if headphones are connected or audio is output from the speakers of the TV.

    Works With Sonos: Instantly upgrade the music streaming capability of your Pioneer receiver with Sonos Port (sold separately) and a free over-the-network firmware update. With the Sonos Port connected to the Pioneer receiver via a set of stereo RCA cable, the audio system you've built around the receiver can now be part of a Sonos Wireless Multiroom Audio System (components sold separately). After a simple set up, the Pioneer receiver will seamlessly tie into Sonos, instantly turning on from network standby, changing inputs and playing at the volume you command through the Sonos S2 App on your compatible Apple iOS or Android device.

    • Functionality: Once the Pioneer receiver is connected to the Sonos Port you will be able to send any music or source on the Sonos app to the receiver. You will also be able to group the receiver to other Sonos devices on the network or use it independently. Whenever you start playing music back from your Sonos app and the Pioneer receiver is selected, the receiver will automatically turn on and switch to the correct input.
    • Compatibility: The Pioneer receiver can be used with a single Sonos speaker or any combination of Sonos speakers (all sold separately). You can even use the Pioneer receiver with a Sonos soundbar speaker (sold separately) that is located in a different room. Just remember that you need to have a Sonos Port to connect the Pioneer receiver to the Sonos multiroom audio system.

    FlareConnect Wireless Multiroom Audio: You can use the Pioneer Remote App (for Apple iOS and Android OS) to group playback of compatible FlareConnect devices from Pioneer, Onkyo, and Integra. The Pioneer Remote app lets you play music from select music streaming services (such as Amazon, Spotify, TuneInl); the music library on your compatible smartphone or tablet; or a connected NAS drive on the Pioneer VSX-LX504 and other FlareConnect products. The same audio source will be played back all FlareConnect devices.

    Note: Pioneer cannot guarantee the compatibility with other devices featuring FlareConnect.

    Convenience & Remote Features

    On-Screen Menu w/ Setup Assistance: The Pioneer AV receiver offers an on-screen (GUI) menu system through its main HDMI output and Zone 2 HDMI out. The simple on-screen display combines text and graphics that make setup and other operations extremely easy. The initial setup assistant takes you step-by-step through speaker configuration, source connection, remote programming, and network connection.

    Note: Initial setup requires that the receiver be connected to your TV via HDMI for display of the on-screen menu. Many of the receiver's setup functions can only be found via the on-screen menu and not the front-panel display.

    IR Remote + HDMI-CEC: The Pioneer VSX-LX504 comes with an IR remote control for wireless operation of this receiver and supports HDMI-CEC (Consumer Electronic Control). HDMI-CEC provides linked control between HDMI-CEC connected devices. Supported HDMI-CEC functions include auto input switch when a Blu-ray player begins playback, switching of audio output between the TV and this receiver or adjusting the receiver's volume using the remote controller of your TV, as well as automatically switching the receiver to standby when the TV is turned off.

    Pioneer Remote App: The Pioneer Remote App (for Apple iOS 12.0+ and Android OS 5.0+) connects wirelessly to the Pioneer VSX-LX504 receiver via a WiFi network connection and acts as a wireless remote control and music streamer for the Pioneer AV receiver.

    • Remote Control: The app lets you intuitively operate select remote control functions of the Pioneer AV receiver from your compatible Apple iOS or Android OS devices. Remote control functions include Volume, Inpur Source, Listening Mode, and more. You can also adjust the equalizer settings, the channel levels of individual speakers, as well as the bass and treble settings to adjust sound quality to suit your own particular preferences. In addition, you can operate a compatible Pioneer Blue-ray player from the app.
    • Music Streaming: The app also lets you play music from music streaming services (such as Amazon, Spotify, TuneIn); your music library on a compatible Apple iOS or Andrid device; or a connected NAS drive on the Pioneer VSX-LX504 receiver. You can also select playback of AM/FM Radio, Bluetooth, and USB.
    • Multiroom Audio: You setup and group multiple FlareConnect compatible components for multiroom audio distribution. The same source will be played back on all FlareConnect components.

    Custom Remote Integration: The Pioneer VSX-LX504 offers a variety of custom remote integration inputs and outputs. The receiver features two 12-volt trigger outputs (3.5mm) to power on external components with 12-volt trigger inputs. It also has an IR input/output (3.5mm) for remote control range extension. In addition, the receiver supports IP (web) control and RS-232, enabling configuration via PC and integration into a home automation system

    Name Edit: You can enter a custom name for each individual input selector and radio preset for easy identification. When entered, the custom name will appear on the display. This function cannot be used for the AM/FM, Network, USB, and Bluetooth input selectors.

    Timers: The receiver features a programmable Auto Standby function & programmable Sleep Timer. The AV receiver will automatically go into Standby mode, if there is no operation for 20 minutes with no audio/video signal input. From the remote, you can set the unit to automatically turn off after 30, 60, or 90 minutes.

    Firmware Updates: Future firmware updates are available from the Pioneer website through the receiver's Network or USB connection. Check the Pioneer website for the latest available firmware udpates.

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    Customer Q&A

    2 questions already asked

    Q
    Can the volume be adjusted in each zone separately?
    [ Nowbarney  Mar 31, 2021 ]
    2 answers
    A
    It's preforming great, but I have no idea the answer to your question. I'm not using zones.
    [ ROBERT  Mar 31, 2021 ]
    A
    Yes
    [ LARRY  Mar 31, 2021 ]
    Q
    I need a replacement Mic for this receiver Does Crutchfield carry this? And is there any work around? Pioneer elite vsx lx 504
    [ Larry  Mar 22, 2021 ]
    2 answers
    A
    Unfortunately we don't carry just the microphone but that is an essential part of the calibration process. Give Pioneer a call at 844-679-5350 and they should be able to provide you with another microphone.
    [ Allison  Apr 11, 2021 ]  Staff
    A
    Crutchfield would be able to answer if they can provide you with a replacement microphone. As a work-around, you can manually enter the distances from the individual speakers to the listening position. This is what the microphone is used for. All of my amplifiers come with a microphone that use a mini-plug. I believe any of them would work.
    [ Capt D  Apr 06, 2021 ]

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