What is better - Pioneer VSX-1131 vs Cambridge Audio Topaz SR10?
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.
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.
A Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format is available only in the VSX-1131. Only in the VSX-1131 realized a DTS:X surround technology.