Denon AVR-X3200W vs Pioneer VSX-532 review

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Denon AVR-X3200W
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Pioneer VSX-532

The Denon AVR-X3200W vs Pioneer VSX-532 comparison will be extremely helpful for people who want to get a great, powerful receiver with many functions.

Amplifier

The number of channels for receivers is different - 7.2 versus 5.1, respectively, for devices. In terms of power, there are differences, the AVR-X3200W has such a ratio W/Ohm - 105/8 20Hz-20KHz, 135/6 1KHz, while the VSX-532 has a power of 80/8 20Hz-20KHz, 150/6 1KHz. A common feature for devices is the same total harmonic distortion - 0.08%.

Audio features

Competitive models use the same DAC. Each of the compared opponents supports Bi-amping. Both Denon AVR-X3200W and Pioneer VSX-532 can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing.

Connectivity

Wireless Internet connection via WIFI is only possible with AVR-X3200W. Each of the receivers has a Bluetooth connector. The AVR-X3200W 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 AVR-X3200W and the VSX-532. Video scaling is only possible with the AVR-X3200W. Operation with the Dolby Vision is only possible with the AVR-X3200W.

Extensive connections

The number of HDMI inputs/outputs varies depending on the receiver, the AVR-X3200W has 8/2, and the VSX-532 has 4/1.Denon AVR-X3200W connectionsPioneer VSX-532 connections HDMI Audio Return Channel is implemented in both devices. HDMI eARC is not supported by the AVR-X3200W and the VSX-532. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that each of the rivals can work with HDMI CEC. AVR-X3200W and VSX-532 support the standard HDCP 2.2. Unlike most receivers, our models do not have a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player. Voice control of the basic functions of the receiver is not realized in both models. There is an ECO mode in either AV receiver. The Denon AVR-X3200W can be properly configured using the setup assistant.

Multichannel surround

A Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format is available only in the AVR-X3200W. Only in the AVR-X3200W realized a DTS:X surround technology.

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Common

Product

Denon AVR-X3200W
Pioneer VSX-532

Model

AVR-X3200W
VSX-532

Brand

Denon
Pioneer

Reviews

92
185

Amplifier

Channels

7.2
5.1

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

105/8 20Hz-20KHz, 135/6 1KHz
80/8 20Hz-20KHz, 150/6 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/24-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

Audyssey MultEQ XT
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)

AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, SiriusXM
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

Analog to HDMI scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling

Dolby Vision

Other video features

x.v.Color
DeepColor, x.v.Color

Additional features

Voice control

App control

iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android

Display

colour OSD
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

IP Control, Web Control
has not

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

8/2
4/1

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)

2
1

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

2
1

Coaxial digital input

2
1

Composite input

3
2

Component input/output

2/1
0/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

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

Multi channel preamp output

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

2
has not

Zone audio output

speaker, preout
has not

Zone HDMI output

has not

Multi-room control

HEOS App, Denon 2016 AVR Remote
has not

RS-232

1
0

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/1
0/0

DC trigger output (12V)

1
0

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

Auro-3D

Power

Operational power consumption, W

600
210

Standby consumption, W

0.1
0.35

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.1 x 15.2 x 37.9/17.1 x 6.6 x 15.3
43.5 x 17.2 x 36/17. x 6.6 x 12.6

Weight, kg/lbs

10.8/24.9
7.7/17.6
Denon AVR-X3200W
Pioneer VSX-532
Denon AVR-X3200W
Pioneer VSX-532

AV receivers SoundInspiration comparison rating

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  • 8
  • 4.3
  • 8Denon AVR-X3200W
  • 4.3Pioneer VSX-532

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