Pioneer VSX-1131 vs Onkyo PR-RZ5100 review

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Pioneer VSX-1131
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Onkyo PR-RZ5100

The Pioneer VSX-1131 vs Onkyo PR-RZ5100 comparison will be extremely helpful for people who want to get a great, powerful receiver with many functions.

Amplifier

The number of channels for receivers is different - 7.2 versus 11.2, respectively, for devices. The value of total harmonic distortion is also different, and for the VSX-1131 it is 0.08%, but for the PR-RZ5100 it is 0.06%.

Audio features

The manufacturer installed different DACs, the VSX-1131 received the model AK4458 384 KHz/32-bit, but the PR-RZ5100 is equipped with AKM 384 KHz/32-bit. Each of the compared opponents supports Bi-amping. The model VSX-1131 can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing. Each of the receivers has a Bluetooth connector. Both devices can work with such Apple Music services: AirPlay. 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 Onkyo PR-RZ5100 works with Deezer, TIDAL, TuneIn Radio. The quality of 4K 60p 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 PR-RZ5100. 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 VSX-1131 has 7/2, and the PR-RZ5100 has 8/2.Pioneer VSX-1131 connectionsOnkyo PR-RZ5100 connections HDMI Audio Return Channel is implemented in both devices. HDMI eARC is not supported by the VSX-1131 and the PR-RZ5100. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that each of the rivals can work with HDMI CEC. VSX-1131 and PR-RZ5100 support the standard HDCP 2.2. Like most receivers, our models have a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player.

Additional features

Unlike the VSX-1131 where 2 Multi zones is provided, the PR-RZ5100 works with 3 Multi zones. Voice control of the basic functions of the receiver is not realized in both models. There is an ECO mode in neither AV receiver. The Pioneer VSX-1131 and the Onkyo PR-RZ5100 can be properly configured using the setup assistant.

Multichannel surround

A Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format is available both models. A DTS:X surround technology is supported by devices from our comparison.

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Common

Product

Pioneer VSX-1131
Onkyo PR-RZ5100

Model

VSX-1131
PR-RZ5100

Brand

Pioneer
Onkyo

Reviews

145
14

Amplifier

Channels

7.2
11.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

100/8 20Hz-20KHz, 170/6 1KHz

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
5Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.08
0.06

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

AK4458 384 KHz/32-bit
AKM 384 KHz/32-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

MCACC
AccuEQ

Speaker A/B switching

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

2.4/5GHz

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
1

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay
AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, TuneIn Radio
Deezer, TIDAL, TuneIn Radio

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

HDR10

4K signal pass-through

4K 60p
4K 60p

HDMI signal pass-through

3D signal pass-through

HDMI pass-through in standby mode

Video conversion

analog to HDMI
analog to HDMI

Analog to HDMI scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling

Dolby Vision

Other video features

DeepColor, x.v.Color
DeepColor, x.v.Color, HLG, BT.2020

Additional features

Voice control

App control

iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android
iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android

Display

colour OSD
fluorescent

Tuner

AM, FM
AM, FM

Sleep timer

Auto power off

ECO mode

Graphical user interface (GUI)

Setup assistant

Firmware update

network, USB
network, USB

Other additional features

has not
has not

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

7/2
8/2

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)

HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

HDMI CEC

Digital content protection (HDCP)

HDCP 2.2
HDCP 2.2

Subwoofer output (LFE)

2
2

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

2
3

Coaxial digital input

1
2

Composite input

2
2

Component input/output

1/0
2/1

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

USB, HDMI, phones, setup mic, AUX
HDMI, phones, setup mic

Multi channel preamp output

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

2
3

Zone audio output

speaker, preout
speaker, preout

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

FlareConnect
Onkyo Controller app, FlareConnect

RS-232

0
1

Remote control input/output (IR)

0/0
1/0

DC trigger output (12V)

0
1

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

Auro-3D

Power

Operational power consumption, W

580
65

Standby consumption, W

0.1
0.15

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.5 x 17.3 x 37.5/17 x 6.8 x 14.6
43.5 x 20.1 x 44.7/17 x 7.8 x 17.3

Weight, kg/lbs

10/22
13.6/30.2
Pioneer VSX-1131
Onkyo PR-RZ5100
Pioneer VSX-1131
Onkyo PR-RZ5100

AV receivers SoundInspiration comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.5
  • 8.3
  • 7.5Pioneer VSX-1131
  • 8.3Onkyo PR-RZ5100

The Onkyo PR-RZ5100 is better receiver in this comparison. Check Onkyo PR-RZ5100 price