Onkyo TX-RZ820 vs Pioneer VSX-531

TX-RZ820 vs VSX-531 comparison chart

Onkyo TX-RZ820 vs Pioneer VSX-531 review

Onkyo TX-RZ820
vs
Pioneer VSX-531

Here we show you AV receivers comparison of Onkyo TX-RZ820 vs Pioneer VSX-531 based on specifications, reviews and ratings. The TX-RZ820 has 7.2 channels amplifier and the VSX-531 5.1 channels. Only the TX-RZ820 has a Dolby Atmos support. DTS:X is supported only by the TX-RZ820. We have evaluated both AV receivers, TX-RZ820 has an overall score of 7.7 out of 10 vs 4.3 out of 10 for VSX-531.

Advantages Onkyo TX-RZ820 over Pioneer VSX-531

  • Delivers 160W/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
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Rating 5 5
Onkyo TX-RZ820

Dec 06, 2019

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Common

Product

Onkyo TX-RZ820
Pioneer VSX-531

Model

TX-RZ820
VSX-531

Brand

Onkyo
Pioneer

Reviews

376
144

Amplifier

Channels

7.2
5.1

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

160/8
80/8, 140/6

Output impedance, Ohm

8
6

Frequency response

5Hz-100KHz
20Hz-20KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.08
0.08

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

AK4458 384 KHz/32-bit
192 KHz/24-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

AccuEQ
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

DLNA

MHL

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Deezer, TIDAL
has not

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

7/2
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

HDMI, phones, setup mic
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 scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling

Dolby Vision

Other video features

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

Additional features

Voice control

App control

iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android

Display

fluorescent
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

IP Control
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

FlareConnect
has not

RS-232

1
0

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/0
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)

has not
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

650
220

Standby consumption, W

0.15
0.45

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.5 x 20.1 x 39.5/17 x 7.8 x 15.4
43.5 x 16.8 x 32/17 x 6.3 x 12.6

Weight, kg/lbs

17/37.4
8/17.6

Other

Release year

2017
2016
Onkyo TX-RZ820
Pioneer VSX-531
Onkyo TX-RZ820
Pioneer VSX-531

AV receivers CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.7
  • 4.3
  • 7.7Onkyo TX-RZ820
  • 4.3Pioneer VSX-531

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