Pioneer VSX-532 vs Harman Kardon AVR 1510 review

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Pioneer VSX-532
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Pioneer VSX-532 vs Harman Kardon AVR 1510 comparison definitely makes sense.

Amplifier

Considered AV receivers have the same number of channels 5.1. Regarding power, then VSX-532 has such a W/Ohm ratio - 80/8 20Hz-20KHz, 150/6 1KHz when AVR 1510 has a power of 75/8 1KHz, 75/6 1KHz. The THD is 0.08% for the VSX-532 but 0.09% for the AVR 1510.

Audio features

Competitors' digital to analog converter (DAC) is identical to 192 KHz/24-bit. Only the VSX-532 supports Bi-amping feature. The Pioneer VSX-532 can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing.

Connectivity

Both models do not have WI-FI support. Only the VSX-532 has Bluetooth support. Each of these units does not support Apple Music. Competitors do not have built-in Spotify service. 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. Both competitors are not able to scale the HDMI signal. The HDR standard - Dolby Vision is not supported by these receivers.

Extensive connections

Each receiver has 4/1 HDMI inputs/outputs.Pioneer VSX-532 connectionsHarman Kardon AVR 1510 connections The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Unfortunately, HDMI eARC is not available on monitored devices. Of the two receivers in our comparison, HDMI CEC is present in only the VSX-532. The VSX-532 supports the protection of digital content of the standard HDCP 2.2, versus HDCP 1.4 in the AVR 1510. Receivers do not have a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player. A voice control is not available. An ECO mode is only available for the VSX-532. Unfortunately, the setup assistant is not available in each of the models.

Multichannel surround

None of the rivals equipped with Dolby Atmos multichannel audio decoder. The receivers do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X.

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Common

Product

Pioneer VSX-532
Harman Kardon AVR 1510

Model

VSX-532
AVR 1510

Brand

Pioneer
Harman Kardon

Reviews

185
75

Amplifier

Channels

5.1
5.1

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

80/8 20Hz-20KHz, 150/6 1KHz
75/8 1KHz, 75/6 1KHz

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 6
8, 6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-130KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.08
0.09

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)
1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
has not

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
has not

Additional features

Voice control

App control

iPhone, 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

Other additional features

has not
has not

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

4/1
4/1

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)

HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

HDMI CEC

Digital content protection (HDCP)

HDCP 2.2
HDCP 1.4

Subwoofer output (LFE)

1
1

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

1
1

Coaxial digital input

1
1

Composite input

2
2

Component input/output

0/0
0/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

USB, phones, setup mic
USB, phones

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
1/0

DC trigger output (12V)

0
1

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

Auro-3D

Power

Operational power consumption, W

210
410

Standby consumption, W

0.35
0.5

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.5 x 17.2 x 36/17. x 6.6 x 12.6
44 x 12.1 x 30/17.3 x 4.7 x 11.8

Weight, kg/lbs

7.7/17.6
4.6/10
Pioneer VSX-532
Harman Kardon AVR 1510
Pioneer VSX-532
Harman Kardon AVR 1510

AV receivers SoundInspiration comparison rating

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  • 4.3
  • 4.2
  • 4.3Pioneer VSX-532
  • 4.2Harman Kardon AVR 1510

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