Yamaha R-S202BL vs Pioneer VSX-531 review

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Product

Yamaha R-S202BL
Pioneer VSX-531

Model

R-S202BL
VSX-531

Brand

Yamaha
Pioneer

Reviews

1819
0

Amplifier

Channels

2
5.1

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

140/8 1KHz
80/8 20Hz-20KHz, 140/6 1KHz

Output impedance, Ohm

8
6

Frequency response

40Hz-20KHz
20Hz-20KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.2
0.08

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

192 KHz/24-bit
192 KHz/24-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

MCACC

Speaker A/B switching

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

USB

1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
has not

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

4K signal pass-through

4K 60p

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

has not
DeepColor, x.v.Color

Additional features

Voice control

App control

Display

fluorescent
fluorescent

Tuner

AM, FM
AM, FM

Sleep timer

Auto power off

ECO mode

Graphical user interface (GUI)

Setup assistant

Firmware update

USB

Other additional features

has not
has not

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

0/0
4/1

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)

HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

HDMI CEC

Digital content protection (HDCP)

HDCP 2.2

Subwoofer output (LFE)

0
1

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

0
1

Coaxial digital input

0
1

Composite input

0
2

Component input/output

0/0
0/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

phones
USB, phones, setup mic

Multi channel preamp output

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

has not
has not

Zone audio output

has not
has not

Zone HDMI output

has not
has not

Multi-room control

has not
has not

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

175
220

Standby consumption, W

0.3
0.45

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.5 x 14.1 x 32.2/17 x 5.5 x 12.6
43.5 x 16.8 x 32/17 x 6.3 x 12.6

Weight, kg/lbs

6.7/14.8
8/17.6
Yamaha R-S202BL
Pioneer VSX-531
Yamaha R-S202BL
Pioneer VSX-531

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  • 4.8Yamaha R-S202BL
  • 4.3Pioneer VSX-531

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