Pioneer VSX-532 vs Denon AVRX6300H review

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Amplifier

A significant difference between the receivers in the number of channels, Pioneer VSX-532 has 5.1 versus 11.2 for Denon AVRX6300H. Regarding power, then VSX-532 has such a W/Ohm ratio - 80/8 20Hz-20KHz, 150/6 1KHz when AVRX6300H has a power of 140/8 20Hz-20KHz, 175/6 1KHz. The THD is 0.08% for the VSX-532 but 0.05% for the AVRX6300H.

Audio features

Characteristics of digital to analog converter (DAC) are different, 192 KHz/24-bit for VSX-532 and 192KHz/32-bit for the AVRX6300H. Both the VSX-532 and the AVRX6300H support Bi-amping. Each of the AV receivers can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing.

Connectivity

Only the Denon AVRX6300H can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Only the AVRX6300H 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 AVRX6300H can scale the input HDMI signal, unlike the VSX-532. Dolby Vision technology found support only on the AVRX6300H.

Extensive connections

The Pioneer VSX-532 has 4/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 8/3 HDMI connectors of the Denon AVRX6300H.Pioneer VSX-532 connectionsDenon AVRX6300H connections 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 AVRX6300H 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 Denon AVRX6300H.

Multichannel surround

Only the AVRX6300H has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the AVRX6300H.

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Common

Product

Pioneer VSX-532
Denon AVRX6300H

Model

VSX-532
AVRX6300H

Brand

Pioneer
Denon

Reviews

238
32

Amplifier

Channels

5.1
11.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

80/8 20Hz-20KHz, 150/6 1KHz
140/8 20Hz-20KHz, 175/6 1KHz

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 6
8, 6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.08
0.05

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

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

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

MCACC
Audyssey MultEQ XT32

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, AirPlay 2

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Sound Cloud

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

DeepColor, x.v.Color
BT.2020

Additional features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI

App control

iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android, Amazon Kindle

Display

fluorescent
colour OSD

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
IP Control

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

4/1
8/3

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
2

Composite input

2
4

Component input/output

0/0
2/1

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

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

Multi channel preamp output

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

has not
3

Zone audio output

has not
speaker, preout

Zone HDMI output

has not

Multi-room control

has not
HEOS App, Denon 2016 AVR Remote

RS-232

0
1

Remote control input/output (IR)

0/0
1/1

DC trigger output (12V)

0
2

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

Auro-3D

Power

Operational power consumption, W

210
750

Standby consumption, W

0.35
0.1

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
43.5 x 15.2 x 38.2/17 x 6 x 15.1

Weight, kg/lbs

7.7/17.6
14.1/31.1
Pioneer VSX-532
Denon AVRX6300H
Pioneer VSX-532
Denon AVRX6300H

AV receivers SoundInspiration comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 4.3
  • 9.1
  • 4.3Pioneer VSX-532
  • 9.1Denon AVRX6300H

The Denon AVRX6300H is better receiver in this comparison. Check Denon AVRX6300H price