Yamaha R-N803BL vs Pioneer VSX-1131 review

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Rating 5 5

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Overall
Yamaha R-N803BL
6.7
Pioneer VSX-1131
7.5
7
7
inapplicable
10
inapplicable
7
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General

Item

Yamaha R-N803BL
Pioneer VSX-1131

Model

R-N803BL
VSX-1131

Brand

Yamaha
Pioneer

Reviews

43
235

Amplifier

Channels

2.0
7.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

100/8, 160/4
100/8, 170/6

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 4
8, 6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.01
0.08

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

ESS SABRE (9006AS) 192 KHz/24-bit
AK4458 384 KHz/32-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

YPAO
MCACC

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

has not
Advanced Sound Retriever

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, Sirius XM
Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, TuneIn Radio

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

0/0
7/2

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)

HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

HDMI CEC

Digital content protection (HDCP)

HDCP 2.2

Subwoofer output (LFE)

1
2

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

2
2

Coaxial digital input

2
1

Composite input

0
2

Component input/output

0/0
1/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

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

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

has not
DeepColor, x.v.Color

Additional features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant

App control

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

Display

fluorescent
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

has not
2

Zone audio output

has not
speaker, preout

Zone HDMI output

has not

Multi-room control

MusicCast
FlareConnect

RS-232

0
0

Remote control input/output (IR)

0/0
0/0

DC trigger output (12V)

1
0

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

has not
Dolby Digital Plus

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Neural:X

DTS (other)

has not
DTS Neo:X

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

250
580

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 15.1 x 39.2/17.1 x 5.9 x 15.3
43.5 x 17.3 x 37.5/17 x 6.8 x 14.6

Weight, kg/lbs

11/24.2
10/22

Other

Release year

2017
2016
Yamaha R-N803BL
Pioneer VSX-1131
Yamaha R-N803BL
Pioneer VSX-1131

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  • 6.7
  • 7.5
  • 6.7Yamaha R-N803BL
  • 7.5Pioneer VSX-1131

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