The Pioneer VSX-1131 vs Denon AVR-X4700H comparison will be extremely helpful for people who want to get a great, powerful receiver with many functions.
The number of channels for receivers is different - 7.2 versus 9.2, respectively, for devices. In terms of power, there are differences, the VSX-1131 has such a ratio W/Ohm - 100/8, 170/6, while the AVR-X4700H has a power of 125/8, 165/6. The value of total harmonic distortion is also different, and for the VSX-1131 it is 0.08%, but for the AVR-X4700H it is 0.05%. Each of the compared opponents supports Bi-amping. Both Pioneer VSX-1131 and Denon AVR-X4700H 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. The contenders have differences in the supported services from Apple - AirPlay versus AirPlay, AirPlay 2 respectively. Access to the Spotify service is on each of the competitors. The number of available streaming services varies for receivers, the Pioneer VSX-1131 works with Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, TuneIn Radio, but the Denon AVR-X4700H works with Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, SiriusXM, Qobuz, TuneIn Radio. Signaling over HDMI in standby mode can provide the VSX-1131 and the AVR-X4700H. Each of the devices can increase the resolution of the incoming video signal. Each of the participants of the comparison has a Dolby Vision.
The number of HDMI inputs/outputs varies depending on the receiver, the VSX-1131 has 7/2, and the AVR-X4700H has 8/3. HDMI Audio Return Channel is implemented in both devices. HDMI eARC is only supported by the AVR-X4700H. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that each of the rivals can work with HDMI CEC. The VSX-1131 has support for the standard HDCP 2.2, compared to the AVR-X4700H, which supports the standard HDCP 2.3. Like most receivers, our models have a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player.
Unlike the VSX-1131 where 2 Multi zones is provided, the AVR-X4700H works with 3 Multi zones. There is an ECO mode in AVR-X4700H. The Pioneer VSX-1131 and the Denon AVR-X4700H can be properly configured using the setup assistant.
A Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format is available both models. A DTS:X surround technology is supported by devices from our comparison.