Pioneer VSX-1131 vs Onkyo TX-RZ630 review

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Pioneer VSX-1131 vs Onkyo TX-RZ630 review

Pioneer VSX-1131
vs
Onkyo TX-RZ630

It makes sense comparing Pioneer VSX-1131 vs Onkyo TX-RZ630 because they both are able to give some premium features.

Amplifier

A significant difference between the receivers in the number of channels, Pioneer VSX-1131 has 7.2 versus 9.2 for Onkyo TX-RZ630. Regarding power, then VSX-1131 has such a W/Ohm ratio - 100/8, 170/6 when TX-RZ630 has a power of 90/8, 215/6. 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. Both the VSX-1131 and the TX-RZ630 support Bi-amping. Each of the AV receivers can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing.

Connectivity

WI-FI modules have the same characteristics: 2.4/5GHz. 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 TX-RZ630 can receive a content from Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora. Compared AV receivers retain the quality of 4K/60Hz signal when transmitting from a source to a TV or projector. HDMI signal transmission in standby mode is implemented in each of the devices. The VSX-1131 can scale the input HDMI signal, unlike the TX-RZ630. The HDR standard - Dolby Vision is supported by these receivers.

Extensive connections

Each receiver has 7/2 HDMI inputs/outputs.Pioneer VSX-1131 connectionsOnkyo TX-RZ630 connections The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Unfortunately, HDMI eARC is not available on monitored devices. The Consumer Electronics Control (CEC) feature is present in most modern AV receivers and the models in our comparison are no exception. Both models support the standard HDCP 2.2. These compared receivers have a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player.

Additional features

The VSX-1131 supports 2 Multi-room zones, versus 3 for the TX-RZ630. An ECO mode is not present in each of the AV receivers. Both VSX-1131 and TX-RZ630 can be configured using the Setup assistant.

Multichannel surround

Both devices have support for Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format. The surround sound technology DTS:X is supported by devices under review.

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General

Item

Pioneer VSX-1131
Onkyo TX-RZ630

Model

VSX-1131
TX-RZ630

Brand

Pioneer
Onkyo

Reviews

235
52

Amplifier

Channels

7.2
9.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

100/8, 170/6
90/8, 215/6

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 6
8, 6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
5Hz-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
AccuEQ

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

Advanced Sound Retriever
Advanced Music Optimizer, Theater-Dimensional, Hi-Res audio

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

2.4/5GHz
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

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

7/2
7/2

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)

HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

HDMI CEC

Digital content protection (HDCP)

HDCP 2.2
HDCP 2.2

Subwoofer output (LFE)

2
2

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

2
2

Coaxial digital input

1
1

Composite input

2
2

Component input/output

1/0
2/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

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

Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

HDR10

4K signal pass-through

4K/60Hz
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
BT.2020, HLG

Additional features

Voice control

Google Assistant

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
3

Zone audio output

speaker, preout
speaker, preout

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

FlareConnect
Onkyo Controller app

RS-232

0
1

Remote control input/output (IR)

0/0
1/0

DC trigger output (12V)

0
1

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Digital Plus

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Neural:X

DTS (other)

DTS Neo:X
DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS

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
740

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 17.7 x 37.9/17 x 7.7 x 14.5

Weight, kg/lbs

10/22
13/28.7

Other

Release year

2016
2018
Pioneer VSX-1131
Onkyo TX-RZ630
Pioneer VSX-1131
Onkyo TX-RZ630

AV receivers SoundInspiration comparison rating

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  • 7.5
  • 7.8
  • 7.5Pioneer VSX-1131
  • 7.8Onkyo TX-RZ630

The Onkyo TX-RZ630 is better receiver in this comparison. Check Onkyo TX-RZ630 price