Pioneer VSX-531 vs Yamaha RX-A2070 review

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Pioneer VSX-531
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Yamaha RX-A2070

What is better - Pioneer VSX-531 vs Yamaha RX-A2070?

Amplifier

The number of channels for receivers is different - 5.1 versus 9.2, respectively, for devices. In terms of power, there are differences, the VSX-531 has such a ratio W/Ohm - 80/8 20Hz-20KHz, 140/6 1KHz, while the RX-A2070 has a power of 140/8 20Hz-20KHz. The value of total harmonic distortion is also different, and for the VSX-531 it is 0.08%, but for the RX-A2070 it is 0.06%.

Audio features

The manufacturer installed different DACs, the VSX-531 received the model 192 KHz/24-bit, but the RX-A2070 is equipped with ESS 192 KHz/24-bit. The Bi-amping function is implemented only in the Yamaha RX-A2070. Both Pioneer VSX-531 and Yamaha RX-A2070 can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing.

Connectivity

Wireless Internet connection via WIFI is only possible with RX-A2070. Each of the receivers has a Bluetooth connector. The RX-A2070 has access to the Spotify service. The quality of 4K 60p signal remains unchanged when transmitting from a source to a TV or projector via HDMI for both receivers. Signaling over HDMI in standby mode can provide the VSX-531 and the RX-A2070. Video scaling is only possible with the RX-A2070. Operation with the Dolby Vision is only possible with the RX-A2070.

Extensive connections

The number of HDMI inputs/outputs varies depending on the receiver, the VSX-531 has 4/1, and the RX-A2070 has 8/2.Pioneer VSX-531 connectionsYamaha RX-A2070 connections HDMI Audio Return Channel is implemented in both devices. HDMI eARC is not supported by the VSX-531 and the RX-A2070. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that each of the rivals can work with HDMI CEC. The VSX-531 has support for the standard HDCP 2.2, compared to the RX-A2070, which supports the standard HDCP 2.3. In the presence of a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player only at Yamaha RX-A2070. There is an ECO mode in either AV receiver. The Yamaha RX-A2070 can be properly configured using the setup assistant.

Multichannel surround

A Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format is available only in the RX-A2070. Only in the RX-A2070 realized a DTS:X surround technology.

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Common

Product

Pioneer VSX-531
Yamaha RX-A2070

Model

VSX-531
RX-A2070

Brand

Pioneer
Yamaha

Reviews

0
37

Amplifier

Channels

5.1
9.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

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

Output impedance, Ohm

6
8

Frequency response

20Hz-20KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.08
0.06

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

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

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

MCACC
YPAO

Speaker A/B switching

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

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, Napster, SiriusXM

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 scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling

Dolby Vision

Other video features

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

Additional features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa

App control

iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android

Display

fluorescent
colour OSD

Tuner

AM, FM
AM, FM, DAB

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
8/2

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
3

Coaxial digital input

1
3

Composite input

2
4

Component input/output

0/0
2/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

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

Multi channel preamp output

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

has not
3

Zone audio output

has not
speaker, preout

Zone HDMI output

has not

Multi-room control

has not
MusicCast

RS-232

0
1

Remote control input/output (IR)

0/0
1/1

DC trigger output (12V)

0
2

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

Auro-3D

Power

Operational power consumption, W

220
490

Standby consumption, W

0.45
0.1

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
43.5 x 19.2 x 47.4/17 x 7.5 x 18.5

Weight, kg/lbs

8/17.6
17/37.5
Pioneer VSX-531
Yamaha RX-A2070
Pioneer VSX-531
Yamaha RX-A2070

AV receivers SoundInspiration comparison rating

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  • 4.3
  • 8.5
  • 4.3Pioneer VSX-531
  • 8.5Yamaha RX-A2070

The Yamaha RX-A2070 is better receiver in this comparison. Check Yamaha RX-A2070 price