Sony STRZA1100ES vs Pioneer VSX-532

Sony STRZA1100ES
vs
Pioneer VSX-532

What are the main differences between the Sony STRZA1100ES vs Pioneer VSX-532 and which AV receivers is better? The STRZA1100ES has 7.2 channels amplifier and the VSX-532 5.1 channels. Only the STRZA1100ES has a Dolby Atmos support. DTS:X is supported only by the STRZA1100ES. We have evaluated both AV receivers, STRZA1100ES has an overall score of 6.6 out of 10 vs 4.3 out of 10 for VSX-532.

Advantages Sony STRZA1100ES over Pioneer VSX-532

  • HDMI eARC features compatible
  • Dolby Vision compatible
  • Has a GUI (Graphic User Interface)
  • Setup assistant
  • Multi-zone
  • IMAX Enhanced certification

Advantages Pioneer VSX-532 over Sony STRZA1100ES

  • Delivers 80W/8Ohm (2 channel driven) vs 70W/8Ohm
  • Bluetooth compatibility

Common strengths

  • Bi-amp capability
  • Pure direct/Straight decode mode is enabled
Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

AV receivers comparison chart

Sony STRZA1100ES

Sony STRZA1100ES review

Dec 27, 2019

The ES moniker in the Sony lineup stands for “Elevated Standard”. The ES series has always represented Sony’s dedication to producing the very best in a category. And here in this So...

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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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Product

Sony STRZA1100ES
Pioneer VSX-532

Model

STRZA1100ES
VSX-532

Brand

Sony
Pioneer

Reviews

20
298

Amplifier

Channels

7.2
5.1

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

70/8 20Hz-20KHz, 90/6 1KHz
80/8 20Hz-20KHz, 150/6 1KHz

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 6
8, 6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.09
0.08

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

192 KHz/24-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

DCAC EX
MCACC

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

Sound Optimize
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)

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
has not

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

5/2
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

1
1

Composite input

2
2

Component input/output

2/0
0/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

USB, setup mic
USB, phones, setup mic

Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

HDR10
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

HLG
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

2
has not

Zone audio output

speaker, preout
has not

Zone HDMI output

has not

Multi-room control

has not
has not

RS-232

1
0

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/2
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-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD
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

290
210

Standby consumption, W

0.3
0.35

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43 x 17.4 x 41/17 x 6.8 x 16.1
43.5 x 17.2 x 36/17. x 6.6 x 12.6

Weight, kg/lbs

12.8/28.4
7.7/17.6
Sony STRZA1100ES
Pioneer VSX-532
Sony STRZA1100ES
Pioneer VSX-532

AV receivers CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6.6
  • 4.3
  • 6.6Sony STRZA1100ES
  • 4.3Pioneer VSX-532

The Sony STRZA1100ES is better receiver in this comparison - check Sony STRZA1100ES price.