Pioneer Elite 7.2 Channel Network A/V Receviver with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi

Model: VSX-LX301 UPC: 889951000068 Item: 166585

Product Information

7.2 Channel Networked AV Receiver with Built-in Bluetooth® and Wi-Fi®

  • 170 W x 7ch at 6ohms
  • Ultra HD Pass-through with HDCP 2.2
  • Phono Input
  • DTS:X® Ready and Dolby Atmos®

Multi-Dimensional Excitement  with Dolby ATMOS®

The VSX-LX301 is compatible with 5.1.2ch and 5.2.2ch configuration of the latest theater sound platform, Dolby Atmos. You can reproduce object-oriented sound in smooth, curving movements, or the realistic three-dimensional movement overhead by the top speakers.

DTS:X™ Ready

DTS:X is the next-generation audio codec from DTS that leverages object-based audio to enable new immersive and interactive audio experiences. Since DTS:X can automatically adapt the audio to the existing channels and speaker system, no specific speaker layout is required. Experience an immersive soundscape with incredibly rich and life-like audio.

Google™ Cast

The VSX-LX301 has Google Cast, the same technology behind Chromecast built-in, so you can use your mobile device to cast your favorite music, radio, or podcasts to your speaker. You can control the audio from anywhere in the house using Cast-enabled apps running on your personal device—iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone and tablet, Mac® and Windows® laptop, and Chromebook. Discover Cast-enabled apps at

Ultra HD (4K/60p/4:4:4/24-bit) Upscaling/Pass-Through with HDCP 2.2

The feature lets you take advantage of the highest-quality video source for viewing on a 4K TV. With support for HDCP 2.2, you can enjoy premium content such as 4K videos with digital copy protection on a compatible display. What’s more, the VSX-LX301 is ready for the HDR (High Dynamic Range) and BT.2020 next generation video standards.

* Supports up to 4K/60p/4:4:4/24-bit with HDCP 2.2 on HDMI IN (1/2/3) and HDMI OUT (MAIN/SUB).

MCACC® Auto Room Tuning

Create the optimum acoustic environment with Pioneer’s MCACC (Multi-Channel Acoustic Calibration System), developed with the expertise of professional recording studios. With the custom microphone, the system automatically compensates for differences in speaker size, level and distance, and equalizes response.

Synchronized Sound with Phase Control®

As an innovative solution for the phase lag between the subwoofer and the main channel speakers caused by the network filter, Phase Control compensates the delayed bass to improve sound synchronization.

Reflex Optimizer

Reflex Optimizer layers MCACC for more accurate measurement when using enabled speakers. High directivity sound reflects off the ceiling, while low directivity sound directly reaches the ears. This difference causes a phase shift, making the sound feel uncomfortable. To solve this, the new technology optimizes the performance of your up-firing elevation speakers for your listening environment, by aligning the phase of direct and indirect sound, matching the basic tone, and optimizing the upward-oriented frequencies. The result is overall seamless sound with Dolby Atmos enabled speakers, allowing the ideal reproduction of three-dimensional surround sound.

Multi-room Audio Offers a Variety of Ways to Enjoy Music

The VSX-LX301 will support FireConnect™ Powered by Blackfire* with future firmware update. FireConnect is a stable wireless protocol that mirrors any audio source connected to the receiver—from vinyl to streaming audio—on optional FireConnect compatible speakers** in other rooms.

VSX-LX301 Features


  • Channels: 7
  • Amplification Type: Direct Energy
  • 170 W/ch (6 ohms, 1 kHz, THD 0.9 %, 1ch Driven FTC)
  • 100 W/ch (8 ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, THD 0.08 %, 2ch Driven FTC)

Audio Features

  • Dolby Atmos/Dolby Surround
  • DTS:X Ready/DTS Neural:X
  • Reflex Optimizer
  • Dolby® TrueHD/Dolby Digital Plus
  • DTS-HD Master Audio/DTS-HD High Resolution Audio/DTS 96/24/DTS-ES/DTS-HD Express
  • DSD Playback via Network/USB (5.6 MHz/2ch 2.8 MHz/2ch)
  • DSD Disc (SACD) Playback via HDMI (2.8 MHz/5.1ch, 2ch)
  • Digital Core Engine with Cirrus Logic (Quad Core) x1
  • 384 kHz/32-bit DAC (AK4458)
  • HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC)
  • MCACC Auto Room Tuning
    • Phase Control
    • Subwoofer EQ (4 Band)
  • Advanced Sound Retriever (2ch)
  • Advanced Surround Modes
    • Classical, Unplugged, Entertainment Show, Drama, Advanced Game, Action, Rock/Pop, Sports, Extended Stereo, Extended Mono, Front Stage Surround, Auto Surround

Video Features

  • Ultra HD Pass-through with HDCP 2.2 (4K/60p/4:4:4/24-bit, 4K/24p/4:4:4/36-bit, 4K/60p/4:2:0/36-bit)
  • HDR and BT.2020 Support
  • Ultra HD Upscaling (1080p 4K)
  • 3D Ready (Blu-ray Disc™, Broadcast, and Games)
  • Deep Color (36-bit), “x.v.Color”

Home Network Features

  • Google Cast
  • Apple AirPlay Certified
  • Pandora®
  • Spotify® Digital Music-Streaming Service Ready
  • Internet Radio with TuneIn
  • TIDAL Music Streaming Service Ready
  • FireConnect powered by Blackfire Research
  • Hi-Res Audio File Playback via USB/Wired Network
    • Up to 192 kHz/24-bit ALAC, AIFF, FLAC, WAV
    • 5.6/2.8 MHz DSD Playback
  • Dolby® TrueHD Playback (USB only)

Convenience Features

  • Built-in Wi-Fi® (Dual Band 5 GHz/2.4 GHz)
  • Built-in Bluetooth® Wireless Technology (Version: 4.1, Profile: A2DP/AVRCP, Codec: SBC/AAC)
  • iControlAV5 Remote Control App Ready (iOS/Android)*7
  • New GUI with System/Network Setup Menu
  • Auto Power Off in HDMI Standby Through
  • AM/FM Tuner 40 Presets
  • Sleep Timer
  • User-Friendly Simple Remote Control

Front Terminals

  • HDMI 1 In
  • USB 1 In for USB Drive
  • MCACC Setup MIC In
  • Audio 1 In (Mini Stereo Jack)
  • Phones 1 Out

Rear Terminals

  • HDMI 6 In (4 Assignable)
  • HDMI 2 Out (1 for MAIN, 1 for SUB)
  • Ethernet 1 In
  • AV (Component) 1 In (Assignable)
  • AV (Composite) 2 In (Assignable)
  • Audio 1 In (Assignable)
  • Phono (MM) 1 In
  • Digital Coaxial 1 In (Assignable)
  • Digital Optical 2 In (Assignable)
  • Subwoofer 2 Pre Out
  • Zone 2 Pre/Line Out
  • IR 1 In/1 Out
  • 12 V Trigger 2 Out/RS-232C
  • FM/AM Antenna


VSX-LX301 Specifications


Amplifier Design

  • Discrete Direct Energy


  • 7.2

Power Output: Watts per Channel (20 Hz – 20 kHz, THD 0.08 % @ 8 ohms FTC)

  • 100 Watts

Power Output: Watts per Channel (6 ohms 1 kHz 1 % 1ch Driven)

  • 170 Watts

Power Output: Watts per Channel (8 ohms, 1 kHz, 0.08 %, 2 ch Driven FTC)

  • SC Model Power Rating Only

Power Output: Watts per Channel (4 ohms, 1 kHz, 1 %, 2 ch Driven)

  • SC Model Power Rating Only

Power Output: Watts Multi ch Simultaneous Drive (8 ohms, 1 kHz, 1 %)

  • SC Model Power Rating Only

Estimated Power Consumption/Standby with HDMI Control off

  • 550 W/0.1 W (standby)

Handheld & Internet


  • Yes

HTC Connect

  • No

Made for iPhone and iPod

  • AirPlay only

iOS/Android Remote Control APP

  • iControlAV5

Internet Radio

  • TuneIn Radio

Pandora Internet Radio

  • Yes

Streaming Audio From PC/Network

  • Yes

Music Playback via USB Network

  • MP3, WMA, AAC, Apple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, DSD

Google Cast

  • Yes (with future firmware update)

Hi-Res Audio

  • Apple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, and AIFF for 192kHz/24bit, DSD for 5.8MHz (via USB or wired network)

TIDAL Music Streaming Service Ready

  • Yes (with future firmware update)

Decoders & Formats

Digital Core DSP Engine

  • Cirrus Logic (Quad Core) x 1

AIR Studios Certification              

  • No

iPod Digital Audio

  • No

Audio DACs

  • 384 kHz/32Bit (AK4458)

High-Definition Copy Protection

  • (HDCP) 2.2

Dolby Atmos

  • Yes

Dolby TrueHD

  • Yes

Dolby Digital Plus

  • Yes

Dolby Surround

  • Yes


  • Yes (Firmware update required)


  • Yes (Before Firmware update to DTS:X)

DTS Neural:X

  • Yes (Firmware update for DTS:X is required)

DTS-HD Master Audio

  • Yes

HDMI SACD Transfer

  • Multi-Channel

Soundfield Calibration


  • Yes

MCACC Memory

  • 1

Phase Control

  • Yes

Auto Phase Control Plus

  • No

Full Band Phase Control

  • No

Standing Wave Control

  • No

EQ Bands

  • 9-Band

Symmetric EQ

  • Yes

Distance Adjustment

  • 0.1 feet

Precision Distance

  • No

Polarity Check

  • No

Auto Subwoofer Crossover

  • Yes

Listening Modes

Auto Surround

  • Yes

Auto Level Control

  • No

Stream Direct

  • Direct / Pure Direct

Advanced Surround

  • 12

Wide Surround

  • N/A

Front Stage Surround Advance

  • Yes

Headphone Surround

  • No

Virtual Speakers

  • No

Virtual Depth

  • No

Audio Features


  • No

DSD Music File

  • 2ch(2.8MHz / 5.6MHz)

Audio Processing

  • 32 bit

Dialog Enhancement

  • No

Advanced Sound Retriever

  • Yes

Sound Retriever AIR

  • No

Digital Noise Reduction

  • No

Tone Control

  • Multi

Sound Delay (Lip Sync)

  • 500 ms @ 48k
  • 400 ms @ 96k
  • 200 ms @ 192k

Speaker A/B

  • Yes


  • Yes

Video Processing

4K 60p Ultra HD Passthrough

  • Yes

4K 60p Ultra HD Video Scaler

  • Yes (1080p to 4K)

3-D Ready

  • Yes

Audio Return Channel

  • Yes

HDMI 36-bit Deep Color

  • Yes


  • Yes

Video Converter to HDMI

  • Yes

Video Scaler

  • N/A

Stream Smoother

  • N/A

Pure Cinema

  • No

Super Resolution

  • Yes

Video Parameter Adjustments

  • No


HDMI Input / Output

  • 7 In (6 Rear, 1 Front) / 2 Out


  • No

Wi-Fi Built-In

  • Yes (5GHz/2.4GHz)

Bluetooth Built-In

  • Yes

HDBaseT Compatible

  • No

Component Video Input / Output

  • 1 In (Assignable)

iPhone / iPod / USB Memory Input

  • USB Memory

Ethernet Input

  • Yes

Composite A/V Input / Output

  • 2 In

Analog Audio Inputs / Output

  • 5 In

Phono Input

  • Yes

Digital Inputs / Output

  • 3 In (Optical 2, Coaxial 1)

Pre-Amp Outputs

  • 0.2 ch + Zone 2 Preout

Headphone Output

  • Yes

Front A/V Inputs

  • USB & HDMI

AM/FM Presets

  • 40


Home Menu

  • Icon-based Graphical User Interface (GUI)

Multi-Room and Source Output

  • Powered ZONE2 Audio

Zone 2 Sources

  • All Audio Sources

Zone 3 Sources

  • N/A

ECO Mode

  • N/A

HDMI Speaker B Link

  • No

12 Volt Trigger (Assignable)

  • A.B


  • Yes

IR Serial Remote In/Out

  • 1 In / 1 Out

Network Firmware Update

  • Yes


  • No

IP Control for CI

  • No

Versatile Speaker Configuration               

  • Surround Back/ Front Height/Top/ Front Bi-Amp/ Zone 2/ B-Speaker

FL Dimmer

  • Yes

Function Rename

  • Yes


  • Yes

Sleep Timer

  • Yes

Detachable Power Cord

  • Yes


Front Panel

  • Brushed

Speaker Terminals

  • 9 Large


  • 3 Years Parts & Labor


W x H x D (inches)

  • 17.1 x 9.4 x 14.3 (Wi-Fi Antenna's Up)
  • 17-7/8 x 6-13/16 x 14-9/16


  • 22 lbs.

What's in the Box

What's In the Box

  • (1) Pioneer Elite VSX-LX101 A/V Receiver
  • Remote control (RC-914R)
  • Batteries (AAA/R03)
  • Indoor FM antenna
  • AM loop antenna
  • Speaker setup microphone
  • Power cord