Pioneer VSX-531 vs Marantz NR1711 review

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Pioneer VSX-531 vs Marantz NR1711 review

Pioneer VSX-531
vs
Marantz NR1711

An affordable AV receiver is always a good option to consider, so Pioneer VSX-531 vs Marantz NR1711 comparison definitely makes sense.

Amplifier

A significant difference between the receivers in the number of channels, Pioneer VSX-531 has 5.1 versus 7.2 for Marantz NR1711. Regarding power, then VSX-531 has such a W/Ohm ratio - 80/8, 140/6 when NR1711 has a power of 50/8, 70/6. The THD is the same and is 0.08%. Only the NR1711 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. Only the NR1711 supports Spotify. HDMI signal transmission in standby mode is implemented in each of the devices. The NR1711 can scale the input HDMI signal, unlike the VSX-531. Dolby Vision technology found support only on the NR1711.

Extensive connections

The Pioneer VSX-531 has 4/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 6/1 HDMI connectors of the Marantz NR1711.Pioneer VSX-531 connectionsMarantz NR1711 connections The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. The HDMI eARC is available only on the NR1711. The Consumer Electronics Control (CEC) feature is present in most modern AV receivers and the models in our comparison are no exception. The VSX-531 supports the protection of digital content of the standard HDCP 2.2, versus HDCP 2.3 in the NR1711. The NR1711 has a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player. It is also worth noting that the ECO mode is presented in each of the receivers. The setup assistant will help you configure Marantz NR1711.

Multichannel surround

Only the NR1711 has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the NR1711.

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General

Item

Pioneer VSX-531
Marantz NR1711

Model

VSX-531
NR1711

Brand

Pioneer
Marantz

Reviews

0
0

Amplifier

Channels

5.1
7.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

80/8, 140/6
50/8, 70/6

Output impedance, Ohm

6
8, 6

Frequency response

20Hz-20KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.08
0.08

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

192 KHz/24-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

MCACC
Audyssey MultEQ

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

Advanced Sound Retriever
Audyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Compressed Audio Enhancer(MDAX2), Hi-Res audio

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

2.4/5GHz

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1

DLNA

MHL

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay, AirPlay 2

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, SiriusXM, Napster, SoundCloud

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

4/1
6/1

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)

HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

HDMI CEC

Digital content protection (HDCP)

HDCP 2.2
HDCP 2.3

Subwoofer output (LFE)

1
2

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

1
1

Coaxial digital input

1
1

Composite input

2
3

Component input/output

0/0
2/1

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

USB, phones, setup mic
USB, phones, setup mic

Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

HDR10

4K signal pass-through

4K/60Hz
4K/120Hz

8K signal pass-through

8K/60Hz

HDMI signal pass-through

3D signal pass-through

HDMI pass-through in standby mode

Video conversion

Analog to HDMI scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling

Dolby Vision

Other video features

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

Additional features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI

App control

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
IP Control, Web Control, App Control

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

has not
2

Zone audio output

has not
speaker, preout

Zone HDMI output

has not

Multi-room control

has not
Marantz AVR Remote app, HEOS App

RS-232

0
0

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, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Neural:X

DTS (other)

DTS 96/24, DTS Neo:6
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

has not
AIFF, DSD

Power

Operational power consumption, W

220
250

Standby consumption, W

0.45
0.2

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.5 x 16.8 x 32/17 x 6.3 x 12.6
43.1 x 10.1 x 35.5/17.3 x 4.1 x 14.4

Weight, kg/lbs

8/17.6
10.4/23.1

Other

Release year

2016
2020
Pioneer VSX-531
Marantz NR1711
Pioneer VSX-531
Marantz NR1711

AV receivers SoundInspiration comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 4.3
  • 8.3
  • 4.3Pioneer VSX-531
  • 8.3Marantz NR1711

The Marantz NR1711 is better receiver in this comparison. Check Marantz NR1711 price