Pioneer VSX-532 vs Yamaha R-N602 review

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Pioneer VSX-532
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Yamaha R-N602

The Pioneer VSX-532 vs Yamaha R-N602 comparison proves that these receivers have many common features.

Amplifier

A significant difference between the receivers in the number of channels, Pioneer VSX-532 has 5.1 versus 2.0 for Yamaha R-N602. Regarding power, then VSX-532 has such a W/Ohm ratio - 80/8 20Hz-20KHz, 150/6 1KHz when R-N602 has a power of 80/8 20Hz-20KHz, 105/4 1KHz. The THD is 0.08% for the VSX-532 but 0.04% for the R-N602.

Audio features

Characteristics of digital to analog converter (DAC) are different, 192 KHz/24-bit for VSX-532 and Burr-Brown 192 KHz/24-bit for the R-N602. Only the VSX-532 supports Bi-amping feature. Each of the AV receivers can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing.

Connectivity

Only the Yamaha R-N602 can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Only the R-N602 supports Spotify. Only the VSX-532 provides HDMI signal transmission in standby mode. Both competitors are not able to scale the HDMI signal. The HDR standard - Dolby Vision is not supported by these receivers. 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. The R-N602 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. 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
Yamaha R-N602

Model

VSX-532
R-N602

Brand

Pioneer
Yamaha

Reviews

185
0

Amplifier

Channels

5.1
2.0

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

80/8 20Hz-20KHz, 150/6 1KHz
80/8 20Hz-20KHz, 105/4 1KHz

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 6
8, 4

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.08
0.04

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

192 KHz/24-bit
Burr-Brown 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)

AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Sirius XM, Napster

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

HDR10

4K signal pass-through

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

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant

App control

iPhone, iPod, Android

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
has not

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

4/1
0/0

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

1
2

Coaxial digital input

1
2

Composite input

2
0

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
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
190

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 15.1 x 39.2/17.1 x 5.9 x 15.3

Weight, kg/lbs

7.7/17.6
9.8/21.6
Pioneer VSX-532
Yamaha R-N602
Pioneer VSX-532
Yamaha R-N602

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  • 4.3
  • 5.7
  • 4.3Pioneer VSX-532
  • 5.7Yamaha R-N602

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