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Pioneer VSX-LX55

Pioneer VSX-LX55
alaScore 85

22 reviews

Mar, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 reviews of Pioneer VSX-LX55. 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-LX55 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Pioneer VSX-LX55 review


Best home cinema amplifier £700-£1500, Awards 2011. Fun to interact with and thrilling to listen to, this Pioneer is superb

Genuinely helpful and enjoyable apps ; AirPlay ; agile, detailed and fast-paced delivery

Take care with partnering kit ; surround field isn’t quite as expansive as some

Best home cinema amplifier £700-£1500, Awards 2011. An amp that’s fun to interact with and thrilling to listen to, this Award-winning Pioneer is superb

Oct, 2011

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system failed within 1st of warranty

Oct, 2012

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See above

Instructions manuals should refer to the fact the hdmi lead carries a sterio signal only and not dolby digital. For this, an optical cable must be used.You also have close down the Kuro link set signal to digital.

Apr, 2012

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Fantastic sound and a huge array of features including iPhone/iPad control

Quite difficult to set up with Sky HD

Jan, 2012

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Absolutely superb digital surround from films. Solid and precise. control through my TV remote when connected via HDMI. Finding all the functions on the remote control and setting the system up was tricky at first, but easy to use once you get going....

Treble can be a little bright when listening to music. Had to tweak the bass settings a bit, but a minor gripe, and probably down to personal preference. Mine did not come with any wireless functionality, and requires a separate dongle. Disappointing...

Jan, 2012

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Superb overall sound, worth spending the extra over Pioneers mid priced amps. Awesome auto callibration needs very little tweeking.

Found setting up Sky HD over complicated although Pioneer does offer help for this on thier website.

Oct, 2011

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Excellent Sound Features

Fiddly speaker connects

Oct, 2011

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A fantastic stereo unit, excellent features and functionality. Sound amplification and video upscaling are top grade.

1) its a big box! - make sure you have enough room for it. 2) the manual+ease of use are marked down because its complicated to set up and utilise all its functions purely as it has so many!. 3) remote - not easy to program.

Oct, 2011

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+ Sounds amazing with KEF KHT satellites + Good styling + AirPlay auto power up, auto input selection - seamless

- Expensive compared to VERY similar VSX-2021 - No HDMI through with Sky+HD set top box

Sep, 2011

Product Specifications


Audio A/D Converter (ADC):24-bit/96kHz
Audio D/A Converter (DAC):24-bit/192kHz
Audio output channels:7.1
Frequency range:5 - 100
Input sensitivity:350
Output impedance:6
Power output per channel (20-20KHz@8 Ohm):150
RMS rated power:300
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR):103


Certification:Windows 7
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified: Yes

File formats

Audio formats supported:AAC, FLAC, MP3, WAV, WMA


Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:2
Composite Video In:1
Digital audio coaxial in:1
Digital audio optical in:2
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
USB ports quantity:2


Bluetooth: Yes
Ethernet LAN: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes

Optical Drive

Optical drive included: No

Other features

Dimensions (WxDxH):435 x 185 x 442


Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
Composite Video Out:1
Digital Audio Optical Out:1
HDMI Out:2
Number of HDMI Outputs:2

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB

Ports & interfaces

Connectivity Technology:Wired & Wireless


AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:220-230
Power Consumption (Standby):0.4
Power consumption (typical):550


Internet Radio: Yes
Internet radio services supported:vTuner
Preset stations quantity:63
Supported radio bands:AM, FM

Technical Details

Apple docking compatibility:iPad, iPhone, iPod
Colour of product:Black
Handheld remote control: Yes
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes


3D: Yes

Weight & Dimensions