Pioneer VSX-1131 vs Onkyo TX-8140 review

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Rating 5 5

AV receivers comparison chart

Overall
Pioneer VSX-1131
7.5
Onkyo TX-8140
6.5
7
8
10
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7
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Pioneer VSX-1131 vs Onkyo TX-8140 review

Pioneer VSX-1131
vs
Onkyo TX-8140

An affordable AV receiver is always a good option to consider, so Pioneer VSX-1131 vs Onkyo TX-8140 comparison definitely makes sense.

Amplifier

A significant difference between the receivers in the number of channels, Pioneer VSX-1131 has 7.2 versus 2.0 for Onkyo TX-8140. Regarding power, then VSX-1131 has such a W/Ohm ratio - 100/8, 170/6 when TX-8140 has a power of 80/8, 110/6. The THD is the same and is 0.08%.

Audio features

Competitors' digital to analog converter (DAC) is identical to AK4458 384 KHz/32-bit. 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. Spotify can be used on each receiver. The VSX-1131 can work with the audio stream from Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, TuneIn Radio, and the TX-8140 can receive a content from SiriusXM.

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 TX-8140. 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. A voice control is not available. An ECO mode is not present in each of the AV receivers. Both VSX-1131 and TX-8140 can be configured using the Setup assistant.

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
Onkyo TX-8140

Model

VSX-1131
TX-8140

Brand

Pioneer
Onkyo

Reviews

235
165

Amplifier

Channels

7.2
2.0

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

100/8, 170/6
80/8, 110/6

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 6
8, 6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.08
0.08

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

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

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

MCACC

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

Advanced Sound Retriever
WRAT, Hi-Res audio

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

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, TuneIn Radio
SiriusXM

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

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

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
1/1

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

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 14.9 x 32.8/17 x 5.5 x 12.6

Weight, kg/lbs

10/22
8.2/18.1

Other

Release year

2016
2016
Pioneer VSX-1131
Onkyo TX-8140
Pioneer VSX-1131
Onkyo TX-8140

AV receivers SoundInspiration comparison rating

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  • 7.5
  • 6.5
  • 7.5Pioneer VSX-1131
  • 6.5Onkyo TX-8140

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