Pioneer VSX-532 vs Denon AVR-S510BT review

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Pioneer VSX-532 vs Denon AVR-S510BT comparison definitely makes sense.

Amplifier

A significant difference between the receivers in the number of channels, Pioneer VSX-532 has 5.1 versus 5.2 for Denon AVR-S510BT. Regarding power, then VSX-532 has such a W/Ohm ratio - 80/8 20Hz-20KHz, 150/6 1KHz when AVR-S510BT has a power of 75/8 20Hz-20KHz, 110/6 1KHz. The THD is the same and is 0.08%.

Audio features

Characteristics of digital to analog converter (DAC) are different, 192 KHz/24-bit for VSX-532 and 192 KHz/32-bit for the AVR-S510BT. 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. Rivals from our review have 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

The Pioneer VSX-532 has 4/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 5/1 HDMI connectors of the Denon AVR-S510BT.Pioneer VSX-532 connectionsDenon AVR-S510BT connections Only the VSX-532 supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). 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. Both models support the standard HDCP 2.2. 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. The setup assistant will help you configure Denon AVR-S510BT.

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
Denon AVR-S510BT

Model

VSX-532
AVR-S510BT

Brand

Pioneer
Denon

Reviews

185
660

Amplifier

Channels

5.1
5.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

80/8 20Hz-20KHz, 150/6 1KHz
75/8 20Hz-20KHz, 110/6 1KHz

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 6
8, 6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.08
0.08

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

192 KHz/24-bit
192 KHz/32-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

MCACC
Audyssey MultEQ

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

Display

fluorescent
colour OSD

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

4/1
5/1

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)

HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

HDMI CEC

Digital content protection (HDCP)

HDCP 2.2
HDCP 2.2

Subwoofer output (LFE)

1
2

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

1
2

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, 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

210
330

Standby consumption, W

0.35
0.3

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
43.1 x 12.7 x 30.4/17.1 x 5.9 x 12.6

Weight, kg/lbs

7.7/17.6
7.2/16.5
Pioneer VSX-532
Denon AVR-S510BT
Pioneer VSX-532
Denon AVR-S510BT

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  • 4.3Pioneer VSX-532
  • 4.3Denon AVR-S510BT

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