Sony STRZA5000ES vs Pioneer VSX-1131

STRZA5000ES vs VSX-1131 comparison chart

Sony STRZA5000ES vs Pioneer VSX-1131 review

Sony STRZA5000ES
vs
Pioneer VSX-1131

In this article, we will talk about Sony STRZA5000ES vs Pioneer VSX-1131 comparison. The STRZA5000ES has 9.2 channels amplifier and the VSX-1131 7.2 channels. Both receivers have support for Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format. The surround sound technology DTS:X is supported by devices. We have evaluated both AV receivers, STRZA5000ES has an overall score of 7.3 out of 10 vs 7.5 out of 10 for VSX-1131.

Advantages Sony STRZA5000ES over Pioneer VSX-1131

  • Delivers 130W/8Ohm (2 channel driven) vs 100W/8Ohm
  • IMAX Enhanced certification

Advantages Pioneer VSX-1131 over Sony STRZA5000ES

  • Has an A/B switch for the front speakers
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth compatibility
  • AirPlay support
  • Built-in phono (MM) input

Common strengths

  • Bi-amp capability
  • Pure direct/Straight decode mode is enabled
  • Dolby Vision compatible
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Rating 5 5
Pioneer VSX-1131

Dec 27, 2019

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Product

Sony STRZA5000ES
Pioneer VSX-1131

Model

STRZA5000ES
VSX-1131

Brand

Sony
Pioneer

Reviews

11
237

Amplifier

Channels

9.2
7.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

130/8
100/8, 170/6

Output impedance, Ohm

8
8, 6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.09
0.08

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

AK4458 384 KHz/32-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

DCAC EX
MCACC

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

has not
Advanced Sound Retriever

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

2.4/5GHz

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
1

DLNA

MHL

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, TuneIn Radio

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

6/2
7/2

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
2

Headphone output

0
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

2
2

Coaxial digital input

1
1

Composite input

2
2

Component input/output

2/0
1/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

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

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
DeepColor, x.v.Color

Additional features

Voice control

App control

iPhone, iPod, Android
iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android

Display

colour OSD
colour OSD

Tuner

AM, FM
AM, FM

Sleep timer

Auto power off

ECO mode

Graphical user interface (GUI)

Setup assistant

Firmware update

network, USB
network, USB

Other additional features

IP Control
has not

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

3
2

Zone audio output

speaker, preout
speaker, preout

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

Music Center
FlareConnect

RS-232

1
0

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/2
0/0

DC trigger output (12V)

3
0

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

has not
Dolby Digital Plus

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Neural:X

DTS (other)

DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD
DTS Neo:X

Auro-3D

IMAX Enhanced

Multichannel stereo

Audio file formats

MP3

WMA

AAC

WAV

FLAC

ALAC

Other audio file formats

AIFF
AIFF

Power

Operational power consumption, W

500
580

Standby consumption, W

0.3
0.1

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43 x 17.4 x 41/17 x 6.7 x 16.1
43.5 x 17.3 x 37.5/17 x 6.8 x 14.6

Weight, kg/lbs

16.7/37.7
10/22

Other

Release year

2016
2016
Sony STRZA5000ES
Pioneer VSX-1131
Sony STRZA5000ES
Pioneer VSX-1131

AV receivers CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.3
  • 7.5
  • 7.3Sony STRZA5000ES
  • 7.5Pioneer VSX-1131

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