Yamaha CX-A5200 vs Pioneer VSX-531

CX-A5200 vs VSX-531 comparison chart

Yamaha CX-A5200 vs Pioneer VSX-531 review

Yamaha CX-A5200
vs
Pioneer VSX-531

Here we show you AV receivers comparison of Yamaha CX-A5200 vs Pioneer VSX-531 based on specifications, reviews and ratings. The CX-A5200 has 11.2 channels amplifier and the VSX-531 5.1 channels. Only the CX-A5200 has a Dolby Atmos support. DTS:X is supported only by the CX-A5200. We have evaluated both AV receivers, CX-A5200 has an overall score of 8.7 out of 10 vs 4.3 out of 10 for VSX-531.

Advantages Yamaha CX-A5200 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
  • Multi-zone

Common strengths

  • Pure direct/Straight decode mode is enabled
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Rating 5 5
Yamaha CX-A5200

Jan 10, 2020

From this Yamaha CX-A5200 review you’ll get to know that the 11.2-channel CX-A5200 AVENTAGE Series Preamplifier will help you create the home theater of the future. Yamaha’s renowned CINEM...

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Common

Product

Yamaha CX-A5200
Pioneer VSX-531

Model

CX-A5200
VSX-531

Brand

Yamaha
Pioneer

Reviews

18
144

Amplifier

Channels

11.2
5.1

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

80/8, 140/6

Output impedance, Ohm

6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
20Hz-20KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.06
0.08

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

ESS SABRE PRO (ES9026) 384 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

2.4/5GHz

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, Qobuz
has not

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

7/3
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

2/0
0/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

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

Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

HDR10

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

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

Additional features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant

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

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
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 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-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

AIFF
has not

Power

Operational power consumption, W

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 19.2 x 47.4/17 x 7.5 x 18.5
43.5 x 16.8 x 32/17 x 6.3 x 12.6

Weight, kg/lbs

15.2/33.5
8/17.6

Other

Release year

2018
2016
Yamaha CX-A5200
Pioneer VSX-531
Yamaha CX-A5200
Pioneer VSX-531

AV receivers CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 8.7
  • 4.3
  • 8.7Yamaha CX-A5200
  • 4.3Pioneer VSX-531

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