Onkyo TX-SR393 vs Pioneer VSX-1131 review

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Onkyo TX-SR393
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Pioneer VSX-1131

An affordable AV receiver is always a good option to consider, so Onkyo TX-SR393 vs Pioneer VSX-1131 comparison definitely makes sense.

Amplifier

A significant difference between the receivers in the number of channels, Onkyo TX-SR393 has 5.2 versus 7.2 for Pioneer VSX-1131. Regarding power, then TX-SR393 has such a W/Ohm ratio - 80/8 20Hz-20KHz, 155/6 1KHz when VSX-1131 has a power of 100/8 20Hz-20KHz, 170/6 1KHz. The THD is the same and is 0.08%.

Audio features

Characteristics of digital to analog converter (DAC) are different, AKM 384 KHz/32-bit for TX-SR393 and AK4458 384 KHz/32-bit for the VSX-1131. Only the VSX-1131 supports Bi-amping feature. The Pioneer VSX-1131 can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Only the VSX-1131 supports Spotify. Compared AV receivers retain the quality of 4K 60p signal when transmitting from a source to a TV or projector. HDMI signal transmission in standby mode is implemented in each of the devices. Both rivals can scale the resolution of the incoming HDMI signal. The HDR standard - Dolby Vision is supported by these receivers.

Extensive connections

The Onkyo TX-SR393 has 4/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 7/2 HDMI connectors of the Pioneer VSX-1131.Onkyo TX-SR393 connectionsPioneer VSX-1131 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. The VSX-1131 has a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player.

Additional features

Each of the AV receivers from our review supports 2 Multi-room zones. A voice control is not available. An ECO mode is not present in each of the AV receivers. The setup assistant will help you configure Pioneer VSX-1131.

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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Common

Product

Onkyo TX-SR393
Pioneer VSX-1131

Model

TX-SR393
VSX-1131

Brand

Onkyo
Pioneer

Reviews

6
145

Amplifier

Channels

5.2
7.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

80/8 20Hz-20KHz, 155/6 1KHz
100/8 20Hz-20KHz, 170/6 1KHz

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)

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

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

AccuEQ
MCACC

Speaker A/B switching

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

2.4/5GHz

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, TuneIn Radio

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

HDR10

4K signal pass-through

4K 60p
4K 60p

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, HLG, BT.2020
DeepColor, x.v.Color

Additional features

Voice control

App control

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

USB
network, USB

Other additional features

has not
has not

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

4/1
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

1
2

Coaxial digital input

1
1

Composite input

2
2

Component input/output

0/0
1/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

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

Multi channel preamp output

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

2
2

Zone audio output

speaker
speaker, preout

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

has not
FlareConnect

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

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

Auro-3D

Power

Operational power consumption, W

445
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 16 x 32.8/17 x 6.3 x 12.8
43.5 x 17.3 x 37.5/17 x 6.8 x 14.6

Weight, kg/lbs

8.2/18.1
10/22
Onkyo TX-SR393
Pioneer VSX-1131
Onkyo TX-SR393
Pioneer VSX-1131

AV receivers SoundInspiration comparison rating

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  • 5.2
  • 7.5
  • 5.2Onkyo TX-SR393
  • 7.5Pioneer VSX-1131

The Pioneer VSX-1131 is better receiver in this comparison. Check Pioneer VSX-1131 price