Pioneer VSX-1131 vs Cambridge Audio Topaz SR10 review

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Rating 5 5

AV receivers comparison chart

Overall
Pioneer VSX-1131
7.5
Cambridge Audio Topaz SR10
4
7
6
10
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7
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Pioneer VSX-1131 vs Cambridge Audio Topaz SR10 review

Pioneer VSX-1131
vs
Cambridge Audio Topaz SR10

What is better - Pioneer VSX-1131 vs Cambridge Audio Topaz SR10?

Amplifier

The number of channels for receivers is different - 7.2 versus 2.0, 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 Topaz SR10 has a power of 85/8. The value of total harmonic distortion is also different, and for the VSX-1131 it is 0.08%, but for the Topaz SR10 it is 0.01%. The Bi-amping function is implemented only in the Pioneer VSX-1131. The model VSX-1131 can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing. There is a Bluetooth protocol at the VSX-1131. The VSX-1131 has access to the Spotify service.

Video features

Support for the HDR function can only boast of the VSX-1131. HDMI signal transmission in standby mode can provide only the VSX-1131. Video scaling is only possible with the VSX-1131. Operation with the Dolby Vision is only possible with the VSX-1131. HDMI Audio Return Channel is only available on Pioneer VSX-1131. HDMI eARC is not supported by the VSX-1131 and the Topaz SR10. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that only the Pioneer VSX-1131 has HDMI CEC. Like most receivers, our models have a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player. 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 can be properly configured using the setup assistant.

Multichannel surround

A Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format is available only in the VSX-1131. Only in the VSX-1131 realized a DTS:X surround technology.

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General

Item

Pioneer VSX-1131
Cambridge Audio Topaz SR10

Model

VSX-1131
Topaz SR10

Brand

Pioneer
Cambridge Audio

Reviews

235
16

Amplifier

Channels

7.2
2.0

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

100/8, 170/6
85/8

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 6
8

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
5Hz-50KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.08
0.01

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

AK4458 384 KHz/32-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)
0

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1

DLNA

MHL

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, TuneIn Radio
has not

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
0

Coaxial digital input

1
0

Composite input

2
0

Component input/output

1/0
0/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

USB, HDMI, phones, setup mic, AUX
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

App control

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

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
has not

Power

Operational power consumption, W

580
500

Standby consumption, W

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 x 11 x 34/16.9 x 4.3 x 13.4

Weight, kg/lbs

10/22
8.1/17.8

Other

Release year

2016
2010
Pioneer VSX-1131
Cambridge Audio Topaz SR10
Pioneer VSX-1131
Cambridge Audio Topaz SR10

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  • 7.5
  • 4
  • 7.5Pioneer VSX-1131
  • 4Cambridge Audio Topaz SR10

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