Pioneer VSX-532 vs Onkyo TX-8270 review

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Pioneer VSX-532
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Onkyo TX-8270

Pioneer VSX-532 vs Onkyo TX-8270 – that is a question.

Amplifier

The number of channels for receivers is different - 5.1 versus 2.0, respectively, for devices. In terms of power, there are differences, the VSX-532 has such a ratio W/Ohm - 80/8 20Hz-20KHz, 150/6 1KHz, while the TX-8270 has a power of 160/6 1KHz. A common feature for devices is the same total harmonic distortion - 0.08%.

Audio features

The manufacturer installed different DACs, the VSX-532 received the model 192 KHz/24-bit, but the TX-8270 is equipped with AK4438 384 KHz/32-bit. The Bi-amping function is implemented only in the Pioneer VSX-532. Both Pioneer VSX-532 and Onkyo TX-8270 can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing. Each of the receivers has a Bluetooth connector. The TX-8270 has access to the Spotify service. The quality of 4K 60p signal remains unchanged when transmitting from a source to a TV or projector via HDMI for both receivers. HDMI signal transmission in standby mode can provide only the VSX-532. None of the devices can increase the resolution of the incoming video signal. Operation with the Dolby Vision is only possible with the TX-8270.

Extensive connections

The number of HDMI inputs/outputs is the same - 4/1.Pioneer VSX-532 connectionsOnkyo TX-8270 connections HDMI Audio Return Channel is implemented in both devices. HDMI eARC is not supported by the VSX-532 and the TX-8270. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that each of the rivals can work with HDMI CEC. VSX-532 and TX-8270 support the standard HDCP 2.2. In the presence of a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player only at Onkyo TX-8270. Voice control of the basic functions of the receiver is not realized in both models. There is an ECO mode in VSX-532. The Onkyo TX-8270 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

Pioneer VSX-532
Onkyo TX-8270

Model

VSX-532
TX-8270

Brand

Pioneer
Onkyo

Reviews

238
94

Amplifier

Channels

5.1
2.0

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

80/8 20Hz-20KHz, 150/6 1KHz
160/6 1KHz

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 6
6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.08
0.08

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

192 KHz/24-bit
AK4438 384 KHz/32-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

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

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
Deezer, TIDAL, TuneIn Radio

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 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, iPad, iPod, Android

Display

fluorescent
fluorescent

Tuner

AM, FM
FM, DAB

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 2.2
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
0

Component input/output

0/0
0/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

USB, phones, setup mic
phones

Multi channel preamp output

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

has not
2

Zone audio output

has not
preout

Zone HDMI output

has not

Multi-room control

has not
FlareConnect

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

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

Auro-3D

Power

Operational power consumption, W

210
260

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 14.9 x 32.8/17 x 5.5 x 12.6

Weight, kg/lbs

7.7/17.6
8.6/19.4
Pioneer VSX-532
Onkyo TX-8270
Pioneer VSX-532
Onkyo TX-8270

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  • 4.3
  • 6.2
  • 4.3Pioneer VSX-532
  • 6.2Onkyo TX-8270

The Onkyo TX-8270 is better receiver in this comparison. Check Onkyo TX-8270 price