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Pioneer VSX-LX51

Pioneer VSX-LX51
alaScore 81

6 reviews

Jun, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 reviews of Pioneer VSX-LX51. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Receivers & Amplifiers the Pioneer VSX-LX51 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Danny Phillips (

Pioneer VSX-LX51 AV Receiver


Excellent performance topped off with loads of features earns Pioneer's VSX-LX51 AV receiver some serious praise.

Pioneer has plenty of wildly expensive high-end receivers under its belt that deliver benchmark audio performance, but the VSX-LX51 is proof that the company can also work wonders at a lower price point. Film soundtracks sound fantastic, music is a...

Jan, 2009

Expert review by : Jim Hill (

Pioneer VSX-LX51 review


Pioneer's LX51 receiver may struggle to find an audience in the increasingly choppy waters of mid-price AVRs

Every audio format supported ; Sleek styling ; Powerful

Only three HDMI inputs ; Unhelpful GU

A versatile but limited receiver. For the money there are better offers out there

Dec, 2008

Consumer review (



Easy to set up Direct i/p for IPOD Clear displays

Large unit doesnt fit many of the standard Hi-Fi units especially with ventillation requirements

Jan, 2009

Consumer review (



Easy to set up ; Direct i/p for IPOD ; Clear displays

Large unit doesnt fit many of the standard Hi-Fi units especially with ventillation requirements

Product Specifications

From original cinema sound to the playback of compressed music formats, the VSX-LX51 delivers a performance perfectly in tune with your requirements. The VSX-LX51 offers HDMI (3 in, 1 out) with deep color. This means that all color transitions and gradients are reproduced with the highest level of precision. What you see is as natural and lifelike as possible. This receiver includes Pioneer's unique 9-band Advanced MCACC system, which stands for Multi-Channel Acoustic Calibration. At the touch of a button, the MCACC will analyze your room environment and optimally tune the system. Precision tuning of your home entertainment system with minimum effort. Another feature of MCACC is phase control. Phase control calibrates possible frequency delay and aligns the phase within each speaker individually, as well as between all your speakers. What you hear is as true to the original source as possible. The VSX-LX51 is the perfect partner for Blu-ray discs. Built-in Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD master audio decoding, guarantee pure, "lossless" quality audio. With THX Select2 Plus certification, you can expect the best possible sound reproduction using 7 channels, whether you're watching, listening or playing. Enjoy your digital music collection, too. Plug and play your MP3 player via the USB-in or connect your iPod directly. The main benefit is that the connection is digital, which guarantees transfer without intermediate digital-to-analog, analog-to-digital conversions; what you hear is pure. Flexible speaker placement is possible, too. The VSX-LX51 includes a 'Front Stage Surround Advance' feature. You no longer have to position the speakers in the traditional 5.1 surround setting around the room, just place them alongside your television, facing the front. Neat and elegant, without even the slightest loss of sound quality. The VSX-LX51 gives you true precision for audio and video.


Output Channel Qty:7


Audio output channels:7.1
RMS rated power:150
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR):92

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Product Type: None

Audio System

Built-in Decoders:Dolby Digital / Dolby Digital EX / Dolby Digital Plus / Dolby Pro Logic II / Dolby Pro Logic IIx / Dolby TrueHD / DTS 96/24 / DTS decoder / DTS Neo:6 / DTS-ES decoder / DTS-HD High Resolution / DTS-HD Master Audio
Functions (KA):AV receiver / Digital player
Sound Output Mode:Surround Sound
Subcategory (KA):AV components
Surround System Class:7.1 channel
Type:AV receiver


Coaxial Digital Input:Built-in / Yes
Headphone Jack:Built-in / Yes
Optical Digital Input:Built-in / Yes
Optical Digital Output:Built-in / Yes

Dimensions & Weight



Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Pioneer VSX

Other features

Dimensions (WxDxH):420 x 433 x 173
Frequency band:0.005 — 100
Output Power:150


Headphone outputs:1

Ports & interfaces

Connectivity Technology:Wired


Power Consumption (Standby):0.75
Power consumption (typical):410

Radio System

Tuner Type:AM/FM / Digital radio tuner

Remote Control

Type:Universal remote control

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Technical Details

Colour of product:Black
Handheld remote control: Yes

Weight & Dimensions