Yamaha RX-S602 vs Pioneer VSX-532 review

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Yamaha RX-S602
vs
Pioneer VSX-532

The Yamaha RX-S602 vs Pioneer VSX-532 comparison will be extremely helpful for people who want to get a great, powerful receiver with many functions.

Amplifier

AV receivers under review have the same number of channels. In terms of power, there are differences, the RX-S602 has such a ratio W/Ohm - 80/8 20Hz-20KHz, 125/6 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

The manufacturer installed different DACs, the RX-S602 received the model Burr-Brown 384 KHz/32-bit, but the VSX-532 is equipped with 192 KHz/24-bit. Each of the compared opponents supports Bi-amping. Both Yamaha RX-S602 and Pioneer VSX-532 can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing. Each of the receivers has a Bluetooth connector. The RX-S602 has access to the Spotify service.

Video features

The HDR10 function is present in each of the rivals. 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 RX-S602 and the VSX-532. None of the devices can increase the resolution of the incoming video signal. Review participants do not have the Dolby Vision feature.

Extensive connections

The number of HDMI inputs/outputs is the same - 4/1.Yamaha RX-S602 connectionsPioneer VSX-532 connections HDMI Audio Return Channel is implemented in both devices. HDMI eARC is not supported by the RX-S602 and the VSX-532. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that each of the rivals can work with HDMI CEC. The RX-S602 has support for the standard HDCP 2.3, compared to the VSX-532, which supports the standard HDCP 2.2. Unlike most receivers, our models do not have a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player. There is an ECO mode in either AV receiver. The Yamaha RX-S602 can be properly configured using the setup assistant.

Multichannel surround

Generally no support for a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format. A DTS:X surround technology is not supported by devices from our comparison.

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Common

Product

Yamaha RX-S602
Pioneer VSX-532

Model

RX-S602
VSX-532

Brand

Yamaha
Pioneer

Reviews

6
238

Amplifier

Channels

5.1
5.1

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

80/8 20Hz-20KHz, 125/6 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)

Burr-Brown 384 KHz/32-bit
192 KHz/24-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

YPAO
MCACC

Speaker A/B switching

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

2.4/5GHz

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

Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, Qobuz
has not

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

HDR10
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, HLG, BT.2020
DeepColor, x.v.Color

Additional features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant

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

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 2.3
HDCP 2.2

Subwoofer output (LFE)

1
1

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

1
1

Coaxial digital input

2
1

Composite input

3
2

Component input/output

0/0
0/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

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

Multi channel preamp output

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

2
has not

Zone audio output

speaker
has not

Zone HDMI output

has not

Multi-room control

MusicCast
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

190
210

Standby consumption, W

0.1
0.35

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.5 x 11.1 x 32.8/17 x 4.3 x 12.8
43.5 x 17.2 x 36/17. x 6.6 x 12.6

Weight, kg/lbs

7.8/17.2
7.7/17.6
Yamaha RX-S602
Pioneer VSX-532
Yamaha RX-S602
Pioneer VSX-532

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  • 6.5
  • 4.3
  • 6.5Yamaha RX-S602
  • 4.3Pioneer VSX-532

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