Harman Kardon AVR 1510 vs Pioneer VSX-532

Harman Kardon AVR 1510
vs
Pioneer VSX-532

What are the main differences between the Harman Kardon AVR 1510 vs Pioneer VSX-532 and which AV receivers is better? Both have 5.1 channel amplifiers. We have evaluated both AV receivers, AVR 1510 has an overall score of 4.2 out of 10 vs 4.3 out of 10 for VSX-532.

Advantages Pioneer VSX-532 over Harman Kardon AVR 1510

  • Delivers 80W/8Ohm (2 channel driven) vs 75W/8Ohm
  • Bi-amp connection of front speakers
  • Pure direct/Straight mode
  • Includes automatic room EQ and speaker setup
  • Bluetooth compatibility
  • HDMI CEC support
  • HDR compatible
Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

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Pioneer VSX-532

Pioneer VSX-532 review

Jan 10, 2020

The Pioneer VSX-532 is impressive because it provides enough options to demonstrate how much its small black box and low cost can deliver. A subwoofer preamp output provides a connection to a powered...

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Product

Harman Kardon AVR 1510
Pioneer VSX-532

Model

AVR 1510
VSX-532

Brand

Harman Kardon
Pioneer

Reviews

75
298

Amplifier

Channels

5.1
5.1

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

75/8 1KHz, 75/6 1KHz
80/8 20Hz-20KHz, 150/6 1KHz

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 6
8, 6

Frequency response

10Hz-130KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.09
0.08

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

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

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

MCACC

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

has not
Advanced Sound Retriever

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1

DLNA

MHL

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

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 1.4
HDCP 2.2

Subwoofer output (LFE)

1
1

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

1
1

Coaxial digital input

1
1

Composite input

2
2

Component input/output

0/0
0/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

USB, phones
USB, phones, setup mic

Multi channel preamp output

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

has not
DeepColor, x.v.Color

Additional features

Voice control

App control

iPhone, iPod, Android

Display

fluorescent
fluorescent

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
has not

Zone audio output

has not
has not

Zone HDMI output

has not
has not

Multi-room control

has not
has not

RS-232

0
0

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/0
0/0

DC trigger output (12V)

1
0

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Digital Plus

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Neural:X

DTS (other)

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

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

410
210

Standby consumption, W

0.5
0.35

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

44 x 12.1 x 30/17.3 x 4.7 x 11.8
43.5 x 17.2 x 36/17. x 6.6 x 12.6

Weight, kg/lbs

4.6/10
7.7/17.6
Harman Kardon AVR 1510
Pioneer VSX-532
Harman Kardon AVR 1510
Pioneer VSX-532

AV receivers CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 4.2
  • 4.3
  • 4.2Harman Kardon AVR 1510
  • 4.3Pioneer VSX-532

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