Yamaha RX-V4A vs Pioneer VSX-935 review

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Yamaha RX-V4A vs Pioneer VSX-935 review

Yamaha RX-V4A
Pioneer VSX-935

What is better - Yamaha RX-V4A vs Pioneer VSX-935?


The number of channels for receivers is different - 5.2 versus 7.2, respectively, for devices. In terms of power, there are differences, the RX-V4A has such a ratio W/Ohm - 80/6, while the VSX-935 has a power of 80/8, 170/6. The value of total harmonic distortion is also different, and for the RX-V4A it is 0.06%, but for the VSX-935 it is 0.08%. Each of the compared opponents supports Bi-amping. The model RX-V4A can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing.


These units have the same Wi-Fi modules. Each of the receivers has a Bluetooth connector. Both devices can work with such Apple Music services: AirPlay, AirPlay 2. Access to the Spotify service is on each of the competitors. The number of available streaming services varies for receivers, the Yamaha RX-V4A works with Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, SiriusXM, Qobuz, but the Pioneer VSX-935 works with Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, SiriusXM, Napster, SoundCloud.

Video features

The quality of 4K/120Hz signal remains unchanged when transmitting from a source to a TV or projector via HDMI for both receivers. Signaling over HDMI in standby mode can provide the RX-V4A and the VSX-935. Each of the devices can increase the resolution of the incoming video signal. Each of the participants of the comparison has a Dolby Vision.

Extensive connections

The number of HDMI inputs/outputs varies depending on the receiver, the RX-V4A has 4/1, and the VSX-935 has 6/2.Yamaha RX-V4A connectionsPioneer VSX-935 connections HDMI Audio Return Channel is implemented in both devices. HDMI eARC is supported by the RX-V4A and the VSX-935. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that only the Yamaha RX-V4A has HDMI CEC. RX-V4A and VSX-935 support the standard HDCP 2.3. In the presence of a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player only at Pioneer VSX-935. For voice control in the RX-V4A is used Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, but in the VSX-935 is used Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI. There is an ECO mode in RX-V4A. The Yamaha RX-V4A and the Pioneer VSX-935 can be properly configured using the setup assistant.

Multichannel surround

A Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format is available only in the VSX-935. Only in the VSX-935 realized a DTS:X surround technology.

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