Onkyo TX-8140 vs Pioneer VSX-531 review

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General

Item

Onkyo TX-8140
Pioneer VSX-531

Model

TX-8140
VSX-531

Brand

Onkyo
Pioneer

Reviews

165
0

Amplifier

Channels

2.0
5.1

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

80/8, 110/6
80/8, 140/6

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 6
6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
20Hz-20KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.08
0.08

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

AK4458 384 KHz/32-bit
192 KHz/24-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

MCACC

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

WRAT, Hi-Res audio
Advanced Sound Retriever

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1

DLNA

MHL

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

SiriusXM
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)

1
1

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

2
1

Coaxial digital input

2
1

Composite input

0
2

Component input/output

0/0
0/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

USB, phones
USB, phones, setup mic

Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

4K signal pass-through

4K/60Hz

8K signal pass-through

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

iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android

Display

fluorescent
fluorescent

Tuner

AM, FM
AM, FM

Sleep timer

Auto power off

ECO mode

Graphical user interface (GUI)

Setup assistant

Firmware update

network, USB
USB

Other additional features

has not
has not

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)

1/1
0/0

DC trigger output (12V)

0
0

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

has not
Dolby Digital Plus

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Neural:X

DTS (other)

has not
DTS 96/24, DTS Neo:6

Auro-3D

IMAX Enhanced

Multichannel stereo

Audio file formats

MP3

WMA

AAC

WAV

FLAC

ALAC

Other audio file formats

has not
has not

Power

Operational power consumption, W

220

Standby consumption, W

0.15
0.45

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.5 x 14.9 x 32.8/17 x 5.5 x 12.6
43.5 x 16.8 x 32/17 x 6.3 x 12.6

Weight, kg/lbs

8.2/18.1
8/17.6

Other

Release year

2016
2016
Onkyo TX-8140
Pioneer VSX-531
Onkyo TX-8140
Pioneer VSX-531

AV receivers SoundInspiration comparison rating

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  • 6.5
  • 4.3
  • 6.5Onkyo TX-8140
  • 4.3Pioneer VSX-531

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