Pioneer VSX-1131 vs Yamaha R-N602 review

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AV receivers comparison chart

Overall
Pioneer VSX-1131
7.5
Yamaha R-N602
5.7
7
6
10
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7
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Pioneer VSX-1131 vs Yamaha R-N602 review

Pioneer VSX-1131
vs
Yamaha R-N602

The Pioneer VSX-1131 vs Yamaha R-N602 comparison proves that these receivers have many common features.

Amplifier

A significant difference between the receivers in the number of channels, Pioneer VSX-1131 has 7.2 versus 2.0 for Yamaha R-N602. Regarding power, then VSX-1131 has such a W/Ohm ratio - 100/8, 170/6 when R-N602 has a power of 80/8, 105/4. The THD is 0.08% for the VSX-1131 but 0.04% for the R-N602.

Audio features

Characteristics of digital to analog converter (DAC) are different, AK4458 384 KHz/32-bit for VSX-1131 and Burr-Brown 192 KHz/24-bit for the R-N602. Only the VSX-1131 supports Bi-amping feature. Each of the AV receivers can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Apple Music service is implemented on considered devices: AirPlay. Spotify can be used on each receiver. The VSX-1131 can work with the audio stream from Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, TuneIn Radio, and the R-N602 can receive a content from Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Sirius XM, Napster.

Video features

Only the Pioneer VSX-1131 has support for High dynamic range (HDR). Only the VSX-1131 provides HDMI signal transmission in standby mode. The VSX-1131 can scale the input HDMI signal, unlike the R-N602. Dolby Vision technology found support only on the VSX-1131. Only the VSX-1131 supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Unfortunately, HDMI eARC is not available on monitored devices. Of the two receivers in our comparison, HDMI CEC is present in only the VSX-1131. These compared receivers have a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player. An ECO mode is only available for the R-N602. The setup assistant will help you configure Pioneer VSX-1131.

Multichannel surround

Only the VSX-1131 has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the VSX-1131.

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General

Item

Pioneer VSX-1131
Yamaha R-N602

Model

VSX-1131
R-N602

Brand

Pioneer
Yamaha

Reviews

235
0

Amplifier

Channels

7.2
2.0

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

100/8, 170/6
80/8, 105/4

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 6
8, 4

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.08
0.04

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

AK4458 384 KHz/32-bit
Burr-Brown 192 KHz/24-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

MCACC

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

Advanced Sound Retriever
has not

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

2.4/5GHz

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
1

DLNA

MHL

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay
AirPlay

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, TuneIn Radio
Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Sirius XM, Napster

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

7/2
0/0

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)

HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

HDMI CEC

Digital content protection (HDCP)

HDCP 2.2

Subwoofer output (LFE)

2
1

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

2
2

Coaxial digital input

1
2

Composite input

2
0

Component input/output

1/0
0/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

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

Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

4K signal pass-through

4K/60Hz

8K signal pass-through

HDMI signal pass-through

3D signal pass-through

HDMI pass-through in standby mode

Video conversion

analog to HDMI

Analog to HDMI scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling

Dolby Vision

Other video features

DeepColor, x.v.Color
has not

Additional features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant

App control

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

Display

colour OSD
colour OSD

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

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

2
has not

Zone audio output

speaker, preout
has not

Zone HDMI output

has not

Multi-room control

FlareConnect
has not

RS-232

0
0

Remote control input/output (IR)

0/0
0/0

DC trigger output (12V)

0
0

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital Plus
has not

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Neural:X

DTS (other)

DTS Neo:X
has not

Auro-3D

IMAX Enhanced

Multichannel stereo

Audio file formats

MP3

WMA

AAC

WAV

FLAC

ALAC

Other audio file formats

AIFF
AIFF

Power

Operational power consumption, W

580
190

Standby consumption, W

0.1
0.1

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 15.1 x 39.2/17.1 x 5.9 x 15.3

Weight, kg/lbs

10/22
9.8/21.6

Other

Release year

2016
2015
Pioneer VSX-1131
Yamaha R-N602
Pioneer VSX-1131
Yamaha R-N602

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  • 7.5
  • 5.7
  • 7.5Pioneer VSX-1131
  • 5.7Yamaha R-N602

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