Pioneer VSX-532 vs Yamaha RX-V671 review

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Pioneer VSX-532
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Yamaha RX-V671

It makes sense comparing Pioneer VSX-532 vs Yamaha RX-V671 because they both are able to give some premium features.

Amplifier

A significant difference between the receivers in the number of channels, Pioneer VSX-532 has 5.1 versus 7.1 for Yamaha RX-V671. Regarding power, then VSX-532 has such a W/Ohm ratio - 80/8 20Hz-20KHz, 150/6 1KHz when RX-V671 has a power of 90/8 20Hz-20KHz, 150/4 1KHz. The THD is 0.08% for the VSX-532 but 0.09% for the RX-V671.

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 RX-V671. Both the VSX-532 and the RX-V671 support Bi-amping. Each of the AV receivers 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. The RX-V671 can scale the input HDMI signal, unlike the VSX-532. The HDR standard - Dolby Vision is not supported by these receivers.

Extensive connections

The Pioneer VSX-532 has 4/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 6/1 HDMI connectors of the Yamaha RX-V671.Pioneer VSX-532 connectionsYamaha RX-V671 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 RX-V671 has 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. 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 RX-V671

Model

VSX-532
RX-V671

Brand

Pioneer
Yamaha

Reviews

185
257

Amplifier

Channels

5.1
7.1

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

80/8 20Hz-20KHz, 150/6 1KHz
90/8 20Hz-20KHz, 150/4 1KHz

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 6
8, 4

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.08
0.09

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
YPAO

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
Napster

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
DeepColor, x.v.Color

Additional features

Voice control

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
6/1

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
1

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

1
2

Coaxial digital input

1
2

Composite input

2
5

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
2

Zone audio output

has not
speaker, preout

Zone HDMI output

has not

Multi-room control

has not
has not

RS-232

0
0

Remote control input/output (IR)

0/0
1/1

DC trigger output (12V)

0
1

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

Auro-3D

Power

Operational power consumption, W

210
400

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 16.1 x 36.3/17 x 6.3 x 14.1

Weight, kg/lbs

7.7/17.6
10.5/22
Pioneer VSX-532
Yamaha RX-V671
Pioneer VSX-532
Yamaha RX-V671

AV receivers SoundInspiration comparison rating

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  • worse
  • 4.3
  • 6.1
  • 4.3Pioneer VSX-532
  • 6.1Yamaha RX-V671

The Yamaha RX-V671 is better receiver in this comparison. Check Yamaha RX-V671 price

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