Marantz NR1509 vs Pioneer VSX-532

Marantz NR1509
vs
Pioneer VSX-532

What are the main differences between the Marantz NR1509 vs Pioneer VSX-532 and which AV receivers is better? The NR1509 has 5.2 channels amplifier and the VSX-532 5.1 channels. We have evaluated both AV receivers, NR1509 has an overall score of 6.4 out of 10 vs 4.3 out of 10 for VSX-532.

Advantages Marantz NR1509 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

Advantages Pioneer VSX-532 over Marantz NR1509

  • Delivers 80W/8Ohm (2 channel driven) vs 50W/8Ohm
  • Bi-amp connection of front speakers

Common strengths

  • Pure direct/Straight decode mode is enabled
Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

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Marantz NR1509

Marantz NR1509 review

Dec 13, 2019

Apart from the Marantz NR1509 specs from this Marantz NR1509 review you will know that the compact and powerful 5.2-channel AV receiver provides support for high-definition surround sound with Dolby ...

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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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Common

Product

Marantz NR1509
Pioneer VSX-532

Model

NR1509
VSX-532

Brand

Marantz
Pioneer

Reviews

71
298

Amplifier

Channels

5.2
5.1

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

50/8 20Hz-20KHz, 60/6 1KHz
80/8 20Hz-20KHz, 150/6 1KHz

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/24-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, Hi-Res audio
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

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Deezer, Pandora, TuneIn Radio
has not

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

7/1
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

1
1

Coaxial digital input

1
1

Composite input

3
2

Component input/output

0/0
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 scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling

Dolby Vision

Other video features

DeepColor, x.v.Color, 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

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: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

250
210

Standby consumption, W

0.2
0.35

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.1 x 17.7 x 40.6/17.3 x 7.3 x 16.2
43.5 x 17.2 x 36/17. x 6.6 x 12.6

Weight, kg/lbs

14/31.1
7.7/17.6
Marantz NR1509
Pioneer VSX-532
Marantz NR1509
Pioneer VSX-532

AV receivers CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6.4
  • 4.3
  • 6.4Marantz NR1509
  • 4.3Pioneer VSX-532

The Marantz NR1509 is better receiver in this comparison - check Marantz NR1509 price.