The Pioneer VSX-1131 vs Denon AVR-X6400H 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 11.2, 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-X6400H has a power of 140/8, 250/6. The value of total harmonic distortion is also different, and for the VSX-1131 it is 0.08%, but for the AVR-X6400H it is 0.05%.
Competitive models use the same DAC. Each of the compared opponents supports Bi-amping. Both Pioneer VSX-1131 and Denon AVR-X6400H can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing. 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-X6400H works with Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Sound Cloud.
Support for the HDR function can only boast of each of the AV receivers. The quality of 4K/60Hz 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 VSX-1131 and the AVR-X6400H. 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-X6400H has 8/3. HDMI Audio Return Channel is implemented in both devices. HDMI eARC is only supported by the AVR-X6400H. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that each of the rivals can work with HDMI CEC. VSX-1131 and AVR-X6400H support the standard HDCP 2.2. 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-X6400H works with 3 Multi zones. There is an ECO mode in AVR-X6400H. The Pioneer VSX-1131 and the Denon AVR-X6400H 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.