Yamaha CX-A5100 vs Pioneer VSX-532

CX-A5100 vs VSX-532 comparison chart

Yamaha CX-A5100 vs Pioneer VSX-532 review

Yamaha CX-A5100
vs
Pioneer VSX-532

What are the main differences between the Yamaha CX-A5100 vs Pioneer VSX-532 and which AV receivers is better? The CX-A5100 has 11.2 channels amplifier and the VSX-532 5.1 channels. Only the CX-A5100 has a Dolby Atmos support. DTS:X is supported only by the CX-A5100. We have evaluated both AV receivers, CX-A5100 has an overall score of 8.3 out of 10 vs 4.3 out of 10 for VSX-532.

Advantages Yamaha CX-A5100 over Pioneer VSX-532

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

Advantages Pioneer VSX-532 over Yamaha CX-A5100

  • Bi-amp connection of front speakers

Common strengths

  • Pure direct/Straight decode mode is enabled
Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5
Yamaha CX-A5100

Jan 10, 2020

Everyone has long been accustomed to two-component amplifiers in high-level stereo technology. At the same time, integrated solutions, AV receivers, have dominated the home cinema for a long time and...

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Pioneer VSX-532

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

Yamaha CX-A5100
Pioneer VSX-532

Model

CX-A5100
VSX-532

Brand

Yamaha
Pioneer

Reviews

23
298

Amplifier

Channels

11.2
5.1

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

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

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.06
0.08

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

ESS 9016 192 KHz/32-bit
192 KHz/24-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

YPAO
MCACC

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

CINEMA DSP HD3, Compressed Music Enhancer, Virtual CINEMA FRONT
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

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, JUKE
has not

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

8/2
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

3
1

Coaxial digital input

3
1

Composite input

4
2

Component input/output

3/1
0/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

USB, HDMI, phones, setup mic
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

Analog to HDMI scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling

Dolby Vision

Other video features

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

Additional features

Voice control

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

Other additional features

has not
has not

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

3
has not

Zone audio output

speaker, preout
has not

Zone HDMI output

has not

Multi-room control

MusicCast, AV Controller
has not

RS-232

1
0

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/1
0/0

DC trigger output (12V)

2
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-ES, DTS 96/24, 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

AIFF
has not

Power

Operational power consumption, W

650
210

Standby consumption, W

0.1
0.35

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.5 x 19.2 x 47.4/17 x 7.5 x 18.5
43.5 x 17.2 x 36/17. x 6.6 x 12.6

Weight, kg/lbs

13.5/29.8
7.7/17.6
Yamaha CX-A5100
Pioneer VSX-532
Yamaha CX-A5100
Pioneer VSX-532

AV receivers CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 8.3
  • 4.3
  • 8.3Yamaha CX-A5100
  • 4.3Pioneer VSX-532

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