Pioneer VSX-832 vs Pioneer VSX-932

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VSX-832 vs VSX-932 comparison chart

Pioneer VSX-832 vs Pioneer VSX-932 review

Pioneer VSX-832
vs
Pioneer VSX-932

The Pioneer VSX-832 versus Pioneer VSX-932 comparison makes clear all pros and cons of AV receivers. According to the results of our review, Pioneer VSX-832 received 6 points out of 10 possible, and Pioneer VSX-932 was rated 6.7 points. Both AV receivers were introduced in 2017. Identified advantages have shown that VSX-932 is better over VSX-832 mainly as a home theater processor.

Main advantages Pioneer VSX-832 over Pioneer VSX-932

  • We do not know advantages

Main advantages Pioneer VSX-932 over Pioneer VSX-832

  • More channels, namely 7, makes this receiver more profitable than its 5-channel competitor.

Amplifiers

For the built-in amplifier, the devices received different marks - 6 and 7, respectively, on a 10-point scale.

VSX-832
6
VSX-932
7

The number of channels is equal to the number of possible connected speakers. The Pioneer VSX-832 supports 5.1-channels sound, but Pioneer VSX-932 supports a 7.2-channels configuration.

RMS stands for the actual power of the receiver. The higher this value, the louder the sound can be produced. In terms of RMS power, the models have the same characteristics - 80/8, 165/6/8 W/Ohm.

VSX-832 VSX-932
Channels5.17.2
Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm80/8, 165/680/8, 140/6
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 VSX-832 7 out of 10, and the VSX-932 - 9.

VSX-832
7
VSX-932
9

Bi-amping is the amplification of one speaker with two amplifiers. This amplification method has a positive effect on sound quality. Bi-amping is possible on the VSX-932.

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.

VSX-832 VSX-932
Digital to analog converter (DAC)AK4438 384 KHz/32-bitAK4438 384 KHz/32-bit
Bi-amping
Pure direct (straight)
Auto speaker calibrationMCACCMCACC
Speaker A/B switching
Other audio featuresAdvanced Sound Retriever, Reflex OptimizerAdvanced Sound Retriever, Hi-Res audio, Reflex Optimizer

Connectivity

The connectivity of competitors in our comparison is markedly different, Pioneer VSX-832 scored 7, and Pioneer VSX-932 scored 8 out of 10.

VSX-832
7
VSX-932
8

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

VSX-832 VSX-932
Wi-Fi2.4/5GHz
USB2 (USB 2.0)2 (USB 2.0)
Bluetooth
Ethernet (RJ45)11
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.

VSX-832 VSX-932
Apple Music (AirPlay)AirPlayAirPlay
Amazon Music
Spotify
Other streaming servicesDeezer, TIDAL, Pandora, TuneIn RadioDeezer, TIDAL, Pandora

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, both receivers got 6 points on our 10-point scale.

VSX-832
6
VSX-932
6

Competitors in our review have 4/1 HDMI inputs and outputs.

Connecting a vinyl player or phonograph is possible using a Phono input which is represented by mini-jack or RCA connectors. Only the VSX-932 has a Phono interface.

VSX-832 VSX-932
HDMI input/output4/14/1
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)12
Headphone output1 x 6.31 x 6.3
Optical digital input11
Coaxial digital input11
Composite input22
Component input/output0/00/0
Phono (MM) input
Front panel connectorsUSB, phones, setup mic, AUXUSB, 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 VSX-832 were rated 8 out of 10 against the 10 for the VSX-932.

VSX-832
8
VSX-932
10

VSX-832 VSX-932
HDR (High Dynamic Range)HDR10HDR10
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 featuresDeepColor, x.v.ColorDeepColor, x.v.Color, HLG, BT.2020

Additional features

In terms of evaluating additional features, the VSX-832 got 6 points, but the VSX-932 has 7.

VSX-832
6
VSX-932
7

VSX-832 VSX-932
Voice control
App controliPhone, iPad, iPod, AndroidiPhone, iPod, Android
Displaycolour OSDcolour OSD
TunerAM, FMAM, FM
Sleep timer
Auto power off
ECO mode
Graphical user interface (GUI)
Setup assistant
Firmware updatenetwork, USBnetwork, 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.

VSX-832 VSX-932
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

For the ability to create multichannel surround sound, each of the receivers received 7 points out of 10.

VSX-832
7
VSX-932
7

VSX-832 VSX-932
Dolby Atmos
Dolby TrueHD
Dolby Surround
Dolby (other)Dolby Digital PlusDolby Digital Plus
DTS:X
DTS HD Master
DTS Virtual:X
DTS Neural:X
DTS (other)DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESSDTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS
Auro-3D
IMAX Enhanced
Multichannel stereo
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