Yamaha RX-A870BL vs Pioneer VSX-531

RX-A870BL vs VSX-531 comparison chart

Yamaha RX-A870BL vs Pioneer VSX-531 review

Yamaha RX-A870BL
vs
Pioneer VSX-531

Here we show you AV receivers comparison of Yamaha RX-A870BL vs Pioneer VSX-531 based on specifications, reviews and ratings. The RX-A870BL has 7.2 channels amplifier and the VSX-531 5.1 channels. Only the RX-A870BL has a Dolby Atmos support. DTS:X is supported only by the RX-A870BL. We have evaluated both AV receivers, RX-A870BL has an overall score of 8.3 out of 10 vs 4.3 out of 10 for VSX-531.

Advantages Yamaha RX-A870BL over Pioneer VSX-531

  • Delivers 100W/8Ohm (2 channel driven) vs 80W/8Ohm
  • Bi-amp connection of front speakers
  • 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
Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5
Yamaha RX-A870BL

Dec 06, 2019

This 7.2-channel AVENTAGE network AV receiver features Dolby Atmos and DTS:X for surround sound realism. With the latest in HDMI technologies, experience movies in stunning 4K Ultra HD and high dynami...

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Product

Yamaha RX-A870BL
Pioneer VSX-531

Model

RX-A870BL
VSX-531

Brand

Yamaha
Pioneer

Reviews

32
144

Amplifier

Channels

7.2
5.1

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

100/8
80/8, 140/6

Output impedance, Ohm

8
6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
20Hz-20KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.06
0.08

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

Burr-Brown 192 KHz/24-bit
192 KHz/24-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

YPAO
MCACC

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

CINEMA DSP 3D, Compressed Music Enhancer, Virtual CINEMA FRONT, Extra Bass
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

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM
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

2
1

Coaxial digital input

2
1

Composite input

1
2

Component input/output

1/0
0/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

USB, HDMI, 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

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

Additional features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa

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

2
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)

1
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-EXPRESS, DTS Neo:6 Cinema, DTS Neo:6 Music
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

400
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 17.1 x 38.2/17 x 6.7 x 15
43.5 x 16.8 x 32/17 x 6.3 x 12.6

Weight, kg/lbs

10.5/23.2
8/17.6

Other

Release year

2017
2016
Yamaha RX-A870BL
Pioneer VSX-531
Yamaha RX-A870BL
Pioneer VSX-531

AV receivers CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 8.3
  • 4.3
  • 8.3Yamaha RX-A870BL
  • 4.3Pioneer VSX-531

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