Denon AVRS530BT vs Pioneer VSX-832

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AVRS530BT vs VSX-832 comparison chart

Denon AVRS530BT vs Pioneer VSX-832 review

Denon AVRS530BT
vs
Pioneer VSX-832

Choosing an AV receiver is not an easy task and the Denon AVRS530BT versus Pioneer VSX-832 comparison is meant to help you with this. According to the results of our review, Denon AVRS530BT received 4.3 points out of 10 possible, and Pioneer VSX-832 was rated 6 points. Both AV receivers were introduced in 2017. As a result, it becomes clear that VSX-832 is a better option for home theater than AVRS530BT.

Main advantages Denon AVRS530BT over Pioneer VSX-832

  • We do not know advantages

Main advantages Pioneer VSX-832 over Denon AVRS530BT

  • 80/8 W/Ohm RMS makes it more productive compared to 70/8 W/Ohm RMS in another receiver in the review.
  • There is Wi-Fi support.
  • The Spotify support is an exclusive advantage.
  • There is support for Apple AirPlay.
  • Surround sound ensures the availability of Dolby Atmos.
  • Object-oriented sound ensures the availability of DTS:X.

Amplifiers

For the built-in amplifier, the models have rated 6 points out of 10.

AVRS530BT
6
VSX-832
6

The number of channels is equal to the number of possible connected speakers. The Denon AVRS530BT supports 5.2-channels sound, but Pioneer VSX-832 supports a 5.1-channels configuration.

RMS stands for the actual power of the receiver. The higher this value, the louder the sound can be produced. The differences between the models in terms of RMS power are significant - for the VSX-832 this value is 80/8 W/Ohm, and for the AVRS530BT it is 70/8 W/Ohm.

AVRS530BT VSX-832
Channels5.25.1
Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm70/8, 90/680/8, 165/6
Output impedance, Ohm8, 68, 6
Frequency response10Hz-100KHz10Hz-100KHz
THD in stereo, %0.080.08

Audio features

After reviewing the audio features of each model, we can rate the AVRS530BT 5 out of 10, and the VSX-832 - 7.

AVRS530BT
5
VSX-832
7

Pure Direct mode feeds sound directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing. Only Pioneer VSX-832 has Pure Direct mode.

Most receivers now come with a microphone included. It is with the help of this microphone that the auto-calibration system functions, which adjusts the sound of the receiver to the room.

AVRS530BT VSX-832
Digital to analog converter (DAC)192 KHz/24-bitAK4438 384 KHz/32-bit
Bi-amping
Pure direct (straight)
Auto speaker calibrationMCACC
Speaker A/B switching
Other audio featuresDialog NormalizationAdvanced Sound Retriever, Reflex Optimizer

Connectivity

The connectivity of competitors in our comparison is markedly different, Denon AVRS530BT scored 5, and Pioneer VSX-832 scored 7 out of 10.

AVRS530BT
5
VSX-832
7

Wireless connection via Wi-Fi is possible on the Pioneer VSX-832.

Bluetooth connection is now one of the main communication protocols for the receiver's control or even music broadcasting.

Wired internet connection via RJ45 allows receiver faster connection than wireless or even use NAS storages. Wired connection via RJ45 is possible in the VSX-832 only.

AVRS530BT VSX-832
Wi-Fi
USB1 (USB 2.0)2 (USB 2.0)
Bluetooth
Ethernet (RJ45)1
DLNA
MHL

Streaming services

Now music streaming services are gaining more and more popularity. They allow users to listen to millions of songs by subscription.

AVRS530BT VSX-832
Apple Music (AirPlay)AirPlay
Amazon Music
Spotify
Other streaming serviceshas notDeezer, TIDAL, Pandora, TuneIn Radio

Extensive connections

The presence of many connectors makes the receiver more versatile. But there are also narrowly targeted models, the number of connectors which are limited to a certain area of use. And when choosing their own receiver, users need to consider exactly your goals for using the receiver. For extensive connection, Denon AVRS530BT got 5 points, but Pioneer VSX-832 received 6 points.

AVRS530BT
5
VSX-832
6

Denon AVRS530BT is equipped with 5/1 HDMI inputs and outputs, and Pioneer VSX-832 has 4/1 HDMI inputs and outputs.

AVRS530BT VSX-832
HDMI input/output5/14/1
HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)
HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)
HDMI CEC
Digital content protection (HDCP)HDCP 2.2HDCP 2.2
Subwoofer output (LFE)21
Headphone output1 x 6.31 x 6.3
Optical digital input21
Coaxial digital input11
Composite input22
Component input/output0/00/0
Phono (MM) input
Front panel connectorsUSB, phones, setup micUSB, phones, setup mic, AUX
Multi channel preamp output

Video features

The AV receiver is the heart of the home theater. And in this case, support for all current video formats ensures the best user experience, so it is very important to consider this when choosing a device. Video features of the AVRS530BT were rated 6 out of 10 against the 8 for the VSX-832.

AVRS530BT
6
VSX-832
8

Most of the AV receivers have a video scaling function, it is the process of reformatting the video signal to a higher resolution without losing the quality of the image. Upscaling the video signal resolution is possible with Pioneer VSX-832.

AVRS530BT VSX-832
HDR (High Dynamic Range)HDR10
4K signal pass-through4K/60Hz4K/60Hz
8K signal pass-through
HDMI signal pass-through
3D signal pass-through
HDMI pass-through in standby mode
Video conversionanalog to HDMI
Analog to HDMI scaling
HDMI to HDMI scaling
Dolby Vision
Other video featuresBT.2020DeepColor, x.v.Color

Additional features

In terms of evaluating additional features, the AVRS530BT got 7 points, but the VSX-832 has 6.

AVRS530BT
7
VSX-832
6

Only the Denon AVRS530BT has the ECO mode.

AVRS530BT VSX-832
Voice control
App controliPhone, iPad, AndroidiPhone, iPad, iPod, Android
Displayfluorescentcolour OSD
TunerAM, FMAM, FM
Sleep timer
Auto power off
ECO mode
Graphical user interface (GUI)
Setup assistant
Firmware updateUSBnetwork, USB
Other additional featureshas nothas not

Multi-room

As the center of a home media system, each multichannel receiver has an additional set of terminals for connecting the second set of speakers to create additional audio space in Zone 2 or even Zone 3 where audio can have the separate source.

AVRS530BT VSX-832
Multi-room zoneshas nothas not
Zone audio outputhas nothas not
Zone HDMI outputhas nothas not
Multi-room controlhas nothas not
RS-23200
Remote control input/output (IR)0/00/0
DC trigger output (12V)00

Multichannel surround

Denon AVRS530BT got 5 points for the multichannel surround sound and Pioneer VSX-832 got 7.

AVRS530BT
5
VSX-832
7

Dolby Atmos' particularity is that this is the object-oriented sound format, that is, each audio signal object is independently sounded and connected to its spatial position. Pioneer VSX-832 can create 3D sound due to the Dolby Atmos support.

DTS:X is an algorithm used by the processor to create sound scenes, where sounds connected directly to objects rather than channels, and to determine the optimum sound output distribution in space. Surround sound with DTS:X is available on the VSX-832.

AVRS530BT VSX-832
Dolby Atmos
Dolby TrueHD
Dolby Surround
Dolby (other)has notDolby Digital Plus
DTS:X
DTS HD Master
DTS Virtual:X
DTS Neural:X
DTS (other)DTS Neo:6 CinemaDTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS
Auro-3D
IMAX Enhanced
Multichannel stereo
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