• VSXLX305



9.2-Channel Network AV Receiver 

Designed for optimum IMAX® Enhanced and Dolby Atmos®/DTS:X movie playback in a seamless 7.2.2ch/5.2.4ch surround sound calibrated by Advanced MCACC, along with support for next-generation video/gaming standards including HDMI 2.1*1 with 8K, VRR, ALLM, QFT pass-through, the VSX-LX305 brings multi-dimensional excitement to your home entertainment. Dolby Atmos Height Virtualizer provides virtual sound effects without using height or surround speakers. And it’s Roon Tested so music streaming from AV equipment is super easy. Enjoy multi-room audio streaming with Sonos system, Chromecast built-in, DTS Play-Fi®, and Apple AirPlay 2. Finally, it works with Alexa or Ok Google for voice control.

  • 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. Now, you will get a more accurate measurement of the positions of your Surround Sound system to be more precise and balanced to provide a better result with increased the upper limit of delay time from 20 milliseconds to 50 milliseconds.

    *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.
    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.
    Streaming Music Services and Faster Wifi
    Works with Sonos, Chromecast built-in™, AirPlay 2, and DTS Play-Fi®; includes Spotify®, Amazon Music, Pandora®, TIDAL, Deezer, or TuneIn streaming services.
    Bi-directional Bluetooth® Wireless Technology
    This AVR can send and receive audio via Bluetooth wireless technology. Now, the Bluetooth connectivity between your streaming device and Pioneer AV Receiver is even better so you can easily connect to your device and control it wirelessly with ease. 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.

    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.
    MCACC Auto Room Tuning featuring Auto Phase Control Plus
    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
    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.

  • Amplification
    Power Output per Channel
    • 2-Channel Driven: 
      100 W at 8 Ohms / 20 Hz to 20 kHz / 0.08% THD
    • 1-Channel Driven:
      225 W at 6 Ohms / 1 kHz / 10% THD
    Audio Processing
    DTS Compatibility
    DTS 96/24, DTS Express, DTS-ES, DTS-HD High Resolution, DTS-HD Master Audio
    Dolby Compatibility
    Dolby Atmos, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD
    Auro 3D Support
    Upmixing Technology
    Dolby Surround, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization Technology
    192 kHz / 24-Bit ()
    HDR Compatibility
    HDR10+, Hybrid Log Gamma
    1080p to 8K UHD
    Rear A/V Inputs
    • 6 x HDMI 2.1
    • 1 x USB Type-A
    • 1 x Digital Coaxial
    • 1 x Optical TOSLINK
    • 4 x Stereo RCA
    • 1 x Stereo RCA (Phono) with Ground Screw
    Rear A/V Outputs
    • 1 x HDMI
    • 1 x HDMI Zone 2
    • 1 x Stereo RCA Zone 2 / Zone B Pre-/Line-Out 
    • 2 x RCA Subwoofer Pre-Out
    Front I/O
    • 1 x HDMI Aux Input
    • 1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Setup Mic Input
    • 1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Aux Input
    • 1 x 1/4" / 6.35 mm Headphone Output
    • 1 x USB-A Input
    Other Rear I/O
    • 1 x RJ45 (Ethernet) Input/Output
    • 1 x FM Coaxial F-Type Input
    • 1 x AM Block Input
    • 1 x DE-9 (RS-232C) Input
    • 1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm (IR) Input
    • 1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm (IR) Output
    • 1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm (12 V Trigger) Input
    • 1/8" / 3.5 mm (12 V Trigger) Output
    Speaker I/O
    9 x Binding Post Pair (Front, Center, Height, Height 2, Rear, Rear Surround)
    HDCP Support
    Version 2.3
    HDMI Compression Modes
    Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Audio Return Channel (ARC)
    ARC, eARC
    Media Card Slot 
    Wireless Connectivity
    Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac); Dual-Band (2.4 & 5 GHz)
    Supported Audio Codecs
    AAC, SBC, aptX, aptX HD
    Wireless Audio Protocols
    AirPlay 2, Chromecast built-in, DTS Play-Fi
    External Control Support
    Android/iOS Control App
    Virtual Assistant
    Works with Alexa, Works with Google Assistant
    Tuner Section
    Tuner Type
    AM, FM
    Number of Tuner Presets
    40 Stations
    AC Input Power
    120 VAC, 60 Hz
    Power Consumption
    Active: 750 W
    Standby: 0.1 W
    Dimensions (W x H x D)
    17.1 x 6.8 x 14.6" / 435.0 x 173.0 x 370.5 mm
    22.9 lb / 10.4 kg
  • Different Pioneer products have different warranty periods:

    • Pioneer Car Audio – 3 years
    • Pioneer HiFi – 3 years – products with a disc tray have a 1 year warranty on the disc mechanism and associated parts, and 3 year warranty on other components
    • Pioneer DJ – 3 years for personal / domestic use / 1 year for commercial use

    Please contact our service team on (09) 415 6000 or servicesupport@monacocorp.co.nz to obtain pricing and availability for your part.

    Please check our list of Authorised Retailers [here]. Not all products are available from all locations, and some retailers specialize in certain products, eg. Car Audio, DJ.

    No – Pioneer Carrozzeria is a Pioneer sub-brand manufactured specifically for the local Japanese domestic market. As such, there is no support for other languages or interfaces except for Japanese.

    Possibly – all Pioneer mapping data is provided via a third party external website – Navi Extras. Visit www.naviextras.com and click on the page “Is my device supported?” to check the list of supported devices. Maps of Australia and New Zealand are available for certain devices via download from USD $129.99.

    In the first instance, please contact the retailer or reseller that sold you the product. For additional support, please contact our service team on (09) 415 6000 or servicesupport@monacocorp.co.nz for further advice.

    Note the following troubleshooting tips may help for common issues:

    • Is the product running the most recent firmware or software?
    • Are any devices connected to the product running the lastest version of their firmware or software (ie. are there any outstanding updates to be installed for your connected device?)
    • Are the correct drivers installed?
    • Has the unit be reset or restarted?

    Products requiring service can be sent to our Auckland service centre:


                    MONACO CORPORATION LTD

                    Attn: Service Department

                    231 Bush Road


                   Auckland   0632

                   Ph (09) 415 6000


    Please be sure to include a summary of the issue, proof of purchase (if the product is under warranty) and your relevant contact details, including address and phone number.