Denon AVR-S640H vs Pioneer VSX-531

AVR-S640H vs VSX-531 comparison chart

Denon AVR-S640H vs Pioneer VSX-531 review

Denon AVR-S640H
vs
Pioneer VSX-531

Here we show you AV receivers comparison of Denon AVR-S640H vs Pioneer VSX-531 based on specifications, reviews and ratings. The AVR-S640H has 5.2 channels amplifier and the VSX-531 5.1 channels. We have evaluated both AV receivers, AVR-S640H has an overall score of 6.2 out of 10 vs 4.3 out of 10 for VSX-531.

Advantages Denon AVR-S640H over Pioneer VSX-531

  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • AirPlay support
  • Built-in phono (MM) input
  • Dolby Vision compatible
  • Has a GUI (Graphic User Interface)
  • Setup assistant

Advantages Pioneer VSX-531 over Denon AVR-S640H

  • Delivers 80W/8Ohm (2 channel driven) vs 75W/8Ohm

Common strengths

  • Pure direct/Straight decode mode is enabled
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Rating 5 5
Denon AVR-S640H

Dec 13, 2019

Denon AVR-S640H was introduced in 2018. It is equipped with 5 channel amplifier and is capable of 5.1 maximum channel processing. More Denon AVR-S640H specs you are able to see in this Denon AVR-S640H...

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Product

Denon AVR-S640H
Pioneer VSX-531

Model

AVR-S640H
VSX-531

Brand

Denon
Pioneer

Reviews

309
144

Amplifier

Channels

5.2
5.1

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

75/8, 100/6
80/8, 140/6

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 6
6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
20Hz-20KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.08
0.08

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

192 KHz/32-bit
192 KHz/24-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, Compressed Audio Restorer, Hi-Res audio
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)

AirPlay, AirPlay 2

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Sound Cloud
has not

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

5/1
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)

2
1

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

2
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, setup mic
USB, phones, setup mic

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 scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling

Dolby Vision

Other video features

BT.2020, HLG
DeepColor, x.v.Color

Additional features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI

App control

iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android

Display

colour OSD
fluorescent

Tuner

AM, FM
AM, FM

Sleep timer

Auto power off

ECO mode

Graphical user interface (GUI)

Setup assistant

Firmware update

network, USB
USB

Other additional features

IP Control, Web Control
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)

0/0
0/0

DC trigger output (12V)

0
0

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pro Logic
Dolby Digital Plus

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Neural:X

DTS (other)

DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS, DTS-Surround, DTS Neo:6
DTS 96/24, DTS Neo:6

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

340
220

Standby consumption, W

0.1
0.45

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.5 x 15.9 x 33/17 x 6.1 x 13
43.5 x 16.8 x 32/17 x 6.3 x 12.6

Weight, kg/lbs

7.7/17.2
8/17.6

Other

Release year

2018
2016
Denon AVR-S640H
Pioneer VSX-531
Denon AVR-S640H
Pioneer VSX-531

AV receivers CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6.2
  • 4.3
  • 6.2Denon AVR-S640H
  • 4.3Pioneer VSX-531

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