Hi, I recently purchased this receiver and opted for for two Monitor Audio R270HD front speakers, one R225HD centre speaker, two R90HD for rear speakers and two R45HD for front Hi Speakers. I opted for a Sunfire HRS-8 Sub, as we have a small room (12ft x 12ft).
The quality of the sound when playing the Beetles Love DVD in 5.1 is astounding.
I have also married it up to an Epson EH-TW5900 LCD 3D HD Projector with the Panasonic BMP-BDT210 Blu Ray Player. The Picture Quality is also excellent, and I use the latest Panasonic 3D Glasses when watching 3D with the projector.
The Lord of Rings "Fellowship of the Ring" sounds really good when at the start the battle scene is taking place. The SunFire really boots out the base and it passes straight through you as a listener.
Could not recomment this receiver more highly.
In regard to being careful with the partnering speakers, I was just wondering if you think the VSX-LX55 would be a good match with my Dali Zensor 5.1 setup?
To be honest, you need to spend nearer £2000 on a speaker package to get the best out of the PIoneer 'LX55. We'd be looking at the likes of the Monitor Audio RS6 Silver package or equivalents from B&W or KEF.
The Dali Zensor 5.1 would be best matched with something like the Onkyo TX-NR609 AV receiver.
add X Curve if you feel the sound a touch bright - saves you buying new speakers
I find -1.0db as does another owner I know with completely different speakers
I have no problem saying im probably tend to sway to pioneer,could be bias,considering every audio unit i have from hdd,bd & avr is pio.But this pricing thing seems way off.Last years lx53 @ 1300 compared to this years better equipped,sounding & facelifted 350 pounds cheaper vsx lx55??Then being commended at its pricepoint. This wayward way of pricing should be addressed in reviews,not condoned.Maybe then esp if its coming from the likes of whf s&v,they(pio,sony,yamaha etc) might take an interest.Im certainly not trying to have a go anyone,just trying to relay a certain point.
any neutral to warm speaker,should be ok. Jamo,Q acoustics,B&W etc. & if they seem like a bargain,go for it as long as it sounds good to your ears. You dont have to spend 100% more than the AVR,because some "audiophiles"say so.
What speaker brands are a good match?
Can you confirm the Channels/power(w) 7/110, on the pioneer website this is quoted at Channels/power(w) 7/150
I have just ordered this amp as a much needed replacement for my Sony STR-DB940, I currently have the The Bose® Acoustimass® 10 Series II Home Theater Speaker System setup with this and although I know i should really upgrade my speaker package too, any thoughts on how this will sound with the LX55??
More to do with the review below
"The other thing to bear in mind is that while the Pioneer’s treble sparkles in a lovely, controlled way, it can be pushed into a little brightness by thin-sounding partnering equipment – so you do have to be a little careful over the partnering speakers."
I do have the Isotek GII Orion whick i find really helps with the power for the Bose module, however as my setup does not include the subwoofer which is in the later model, can you recomend one that would work well with my setup.
Im very much using the 5 stars and product awards as a guide here, as i have in the past and hopefully i will be more than happy yet again based on the reviews.
I currently have the Sonos BU150 and was wondering how well the LX55 works with streaming? will it work with spotify as with the Onkyo tx-nr809.
I went with the Pioneer LX55 over the Onkyo TX-NR809 mainly because of the Pioneers LX70's - 75 and 80's - 85 winning their awards in the groups along with the Apple apps that pioneer have developed with Apple. Hope i have made the right decission
Pioneer measures its power rating at 6 ohms to give a more generous figure, we prefer to quote power ratings at the more commonly used 8 ohms, hence the lower figure in our tech specs.
Is there something with the matching BDP-LX55,thats its not getting reviewed.This and the sc-lx85 were barely on-shelf & they are both award winners,my type of sound but deserving,probably.Funny there was no review of the dire BDP-LX53/4 either after their amp counterparts won awards.I have a feeling we wont see a review of the'55 if it bombs like the previous 2 players.
Its very BIG, but its damn good. And for people who want quality wireless music in one location and have an iphone, dont bother with Sonos. This amp does the job.
the gongs for this and the lx85 must surely make pioneer the best musical AVR manufacturer,best alround AVRs if folks spend time speaker matching.
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