Pioneer VSX-933 vs Denon AVR-X2500H

Pioneer VSX-933 vs Denon AVR-X2500H

Pioneer VSX-933 review

The Pioneer VSX-933 is capable of delivering up to 80 W to each of the 7 channels and working with Dolby Atmos and DTS: X signals. The receiver is capable of reproducing high-res audio PCM 24 bit / 192 kHz. In compare the Pioneer VSX-933 vs Denon AVR-X2500H, VSX-933 can not work in Dual-zone mode and uses speaker A/B switching to connect more speakers. For automatic sound calibration, an MCACC system is present. The main connection terminals are six HDMI 2.0 inputs with support for HDR10, HLG and Dolby Vision. The device supports many wireless protocols, including the proprietary FlareConnect and DTS Play-Fi.

Denon AVR-X2500H review

This device is based on the 32-bit four-core Cirrus Logic CS49844 processor. The Denon AVR-X2500H is based on a more powerful amplifier versus Pioneer VSX-933 - 670W against 560W. The AVR-X2500H also has decoders for all multi-channel audio recording formats, including Dolby Atmos / DTS: X, as well as DTS Virtual: X for 3D sound generation in 5.1 systems. The receiver has a system of auto-calibration of ambient sound Audyssey MultEQ. The device is equipped with six HDMI inputs with support for HDMI switching signals with a resolution of up to 4K.

Pioneer VSX-933 pros and cons

Pros

  • The VSX-933 comes with Chromecast built-in
  • The Reflex Optimizer adjusts the shift and improves the localization of the sound image

Cons

  • You cannot get the multi-room user experience with this receiver

Denon AVR-X2500H pros and cons

Pros

  • It is possible to adjust the volume and select a source using voice control thanks to the support of Amazon Alexa
  • HEOS technology built into the receiver turns it into a network player

Cons

  • The stable Zone 2 connection is obtained only via analog inputs

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Common

Product

Pioneer VSX-933
Denon AVR-X2500H

Model

VSX-933
AVR-X2500H

Brand

Pioneer
Denon

Rating

4.8 of 5
3.0 of 5

Reviews

15
7

Amplifier

Total output power, W

560 W
670 W

Output power per channel, W

80 W
95 W

Output impedance, Ohm

6 Ohm, 8 Ohm
8 Ohm

Frequency response

20 Hz-20 kHz
20 Hz-20 kHz

Total harmonic distortion, THD

0.08 %
0.08 %

Channels

7
7

Signal-to-noise ratio

100 dB
100 dB

Connectivity interfaces

Bluetooth

Wi-Fi

Ethernet (RJ45)

USB

Connector type

HDMI inputs

4
8

HDMI outputs

1
2

AV inputs

4
8

Optical digital inputs

1
2

Optical digital outputs

has not
has not

Coaxial digital inputs

1
1

Coaxial digital outputs

has not
has not

Subwoofer outputs

2
2

USB

2
1

Phones

1
1

Sound features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

32bit / 384kHz
24bit / 192kHz

Digital content protection

HDCP 2.2
HDCP 2.2

Additional features

Speaker A/B switching

Dual-zone capability

Three-zone capability

Bi-amping

Pure direct

Advanced sound retriever (ASR)

Audio return channel (ARC)

Smartphone remote control

Apple Air-play support

Signal processing

HDMI signal pass-through

up to 4K
up to 4K

Video conversion/scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling, analog to HDMI up conversion
HDMI to HDMI scaling

3D signal pass-through

Audio formats

MP3

WMA

AAC

AIFF

WAV

FLAC

Built-in decoders

DTS:X

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Built-in display

Type

fluorescent
fluorescent

Radio

Tuner bands

AM/FM
AM/FM

Number of preset station

30
56

Clock

Built-in clock

Sleep timer

Power device

Operational power consumption, W

480 W
500 W

Standby consumption, W

0.1 W
0.5 W

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D

14.6 x 17.1 x 6.8 inches
13.3 x 17.1 x 6.6 inches

Weight

21 pounds
20.7 pounds
Pioneer VSX-933
Denon AVR-X2500H
Pioneer VSX-933
Denon AVR-X2500H

AV receivers CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 21.3
  • 16.6
  • 21.3Pioneer VSX-933
  • 16.6Denon AVR-X2500H

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