Denon AVR-S720W vs Pioneer VSX-1131

AVR-S720W vs VSX-1131 comparison chart

Denon AVR-S720W vs Pioneer VSX-1131 review

Denon AVR-S720W
vs
Pioneer VSX-1131

In this article, we will talk about Denon AVR-S720W vs Pioneer VSX-1131 comparison. Both have 7.2 channel amplifiers. Both receivers have support for Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format. The surround sound technology DTS:X is supported by devices. We have evaluated both AV receivers, AVR-S720W has an overall score of 6.6 out of 10 vs 7.5 out of 10 for VSX-1131.

Advantages Pioneer VSX-1131 over Denon AVR-S720W

  • Delivers 100W/8Ohm (2 channel driven) vs 75W/8Ohm
  • Bi-amp connection of front speakers
  • Has an A/B switch for the front speakers
  • Built-in phono (MM) input
  • Dolby Vision compatible

Common strengths

  • Pure direct/Straight decode mode is enabled
Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5
Denon AVR-S720W

Jan 10, 2020

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Pioneer VSX-1131

Dec 27, 2019

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Common

Product

Denon AVR-S720W
Pioneer VSX-1131

Model

AVR-S720W
VSX-1131

Brand

Denon
Pioneer

Reviews

185
237

Amplifier

Channels

7.2
7.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

75/8, 110/6
100/8, 170/6

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 6
8, 6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.08
0.08

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

192 KHz/32-bit
AK4458 384 KHz/32-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

Audyssey MultEQ
MCACC

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

Audyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ
Advanced Sound Retriever

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

2.4/5GHz

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
1

DLNA

MHL

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay
AirPlay

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, SiriusXM
Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, TuneIn Radio

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

6/1
7/2

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)

2
2

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

2
2

Coaxial digital input

1
1

Composite input

2
2

Component input/output

0/0
1/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

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

Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

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

Analog to HDMI scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling

Dolby Vision

Other video features

x.v.Color
DeepColor, x.v.Color

Additional features

Voice control

App control

iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android, Amazon Kindle
iPhone, iPad, 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
network, USB

Other additional features

IP Control
has not

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

2
2

Zone audio output

speaker
speaker, preout

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

HEOS App, Denon 2016 AVR Remote
FlareConnect

RS-232

0
0

Remote control input/output (IR)

0/0
0/0

DC trigger output (12V)

0
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-Surround
DTS Neo:X

Auro-3D

IMAX Enhanced

Multichannel stereo

Audio file formats

MP3

WMA

AAC

WAV

FLAC

ALAC

Other audio file formats

AIFF
AIFF

Power

Operational power consumption, W

400
580

Standby consumption, W

0.1
0.1

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.1 x 12.7 x 33/17.1 x 5.9 x 13.3
43.5 x 17.3 x 37.5/17 x 6.8 x 14.6

Weight, kg/lbs

8.1/18.7
10/22

Other

Release year

2016
2016
Denon AVR-S720W
Pioneer VSX-1131
Denon AVR-S720W
Pioneer VSX-1131

AV receivers CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6.6
  • 7.5
  • 6.6Denon AVR-S720W
  • 7.5Pioneer VSX-1131

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