Pioneer VSX-532 vs Sony STR-DN1040 review

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Pioneer VSX-532 vs Sony STR-DN1040 review

Pioneer VSX-532
vs
Sony STR-DN1040

What is better - Pioneer VSX-532 vs Sony STR-DN1040?

Amplifier

The number of channels for receivers is different - 5.1 versus 7.2, respectively, for devices. In terms of power, there are differences, the VSX-532 has such a ratio W/Ohm - 80/8, 150/6, while the STR-DN1040 has a power of 100/6. The value of total harmonic distortion is also different, and for the VSX-532 it is 0.08%, but for the STR-DN1040 it is 0.09%.

Audio features

The manufacturer installed different DACs, the VSX-532 received the model 192 KHz/24-bit, but the STR-DN1040 is equipped with 96 KHz/24-bit. Each of the compared opponents supports Bi-amping. Both Pioneer VSX-532 and Sony STR-DN1040 can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing.

Connectivity

Wireless Internet connection via WIFI is only possible with STR-DN1040. Each of the receivers has a Bluetooth connector. Spotify is not available for these receivers. The quality of 4K/60Hz 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 VSX-532 and the STR-DN1040. Video scaling is only possible with the STR-DN1040. Review participants do not have the Dolby Vision feature.

Extensive connections

The number of HDMI inputs/outputs varies depending on the receiver, the VSX-532 has 4/1, and the STR-DN1040 has 8/2.Pioneer VSX-532 connectionsSony STR-DN1040 connections HDMI Audio Return Channel is implemented in both devices. HDMI eARC is not supported by the VSX-532 and the STR-DN1040. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that each of the rivals can work with HDMI CEC. VSX-532 and STR-DN1040 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 VSX-532. The Sony STR-DN1040 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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General

Item

Pioneer VSX-532
Sony STR-DN1040

Model

VSX-532
STR-DN1040

Brand

Pioneer
Sony

Reviews

238
342

Amplifier

Channels

5.1
7.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

80/8, 150/6
100/6

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 6
6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
20Hz-20KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.08
0.09

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

192 KHz/24-bit
96 KHz/24-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

MCACC
DCAC

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

Advanced Sound Retriever
has not

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1

DLNA

MHL

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
has not

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

4/1
8/2

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
1

Composite input

2
2

Component input/output

0/0
2/1

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

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

Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

HDR10

4K signal pass-through

4K/60Hz
4K/60Hz

8K signal pass-through

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

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

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
0

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby EX

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Neural:X

DTS (other)

DTS 96/24, DTS Neo:X
DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD

Auro-3D

IMAX Enhanced

Multichannel stereo

Audio file formats

MP3

WMA

AAC

WAV

FLAC

ALAC

Other audio file formats

has not
has not

Power

Operational power consumption, W

210
240

Standby consumption, W

0.35
0.3

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 x 17.2 x 32.9/17 x 6.7 x 12.6

Weight, kg/lbs

7.7/17.6
10/22

Other

Release year

2017
2013
Pioneer VSX-532
Sony STR-DN1040
Pioneer VSX-532
Sony STR-DN1040

AV receivers SoundInspiration comparison rating

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  • worse
  • 4.3
  • 6.1
  • 4.3Pioneer VSX-532
  • 6.1Sony STR-DN1040

The Sony STR-DN1040 is better receiver in this comparison. Check Sony STR-DN1040 price