The Pioneer VSX-531 vs Marantz SR5013 comparison proves that these receivers have many common features.
A significant difference between the receivers in the number of channels, Pioneer VSX-531 has 5.1 versus 7.2 for Marantz SR5013. Regarding power, then VSX-531 has such a W/Ohm ratio - 80/8 20Hz-20KHz, 140/6 1KHz when SR5013 has a power of 100/8 20Hz-20KHz, 140/6 1KHz. The THD is the same and is 0.08%.
Characteristics of digital to analog converter (DAC) are different, 192 KHz/24-bit for VSX-531 and AKM 384 KHz/32-bit for the SR5013. Only the SR5013 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 SR5013 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. The SR5013 can scale the input HDMI signal, unlike the VSX-531. Dolby Vision technology found support only on the SR5013.
The Pioneer VSX-531 has 4/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 8/2 HDMI connectors of the Marantz SR5013. 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 SR5013 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 SR5013.
Only the SR5013 has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the SR5013.
The Marantz SR5013 is better receiver in this comparison. Check Marantz SR5013 price