Pioneer VSX-933 vs Pioneer VSX-1131

VSX-933 vs VSX-1131 comparison chart

Pioneer VSX-933 vs Pioneer VSX-1131 review

Pioneer VSX-933 vs Pioneer VSX-1131

Pioneer VSX-933 review

The Pioneer VSX-933 works with Dolby Atmos and DTS: X signals in 5.2.2 configuration. The Pioneer VSX-933 vs Pioneer VSX-1131 has no so powerful amplifier – 80 W per channel at 6 or 8 Ohm impedance versus 100 W per channel at 6 Ohm and 170 W/channel (8 Ohm) in VSX-1131. The MCACC automatic calibration system is now able to precisely control the phase response of the corrected signal through the Phase Control function. The device supports many wireless protocols, including the proprietary FlareConnect and DTS Play-Fi, which work when connected via Wi-Fi. There is support for AirPlay, Chromecast, and popular streaming services such as Deezer.

Pioneer VSX-933

Pioneer VSX-1131 review

The receiver has 7 amplification channels with the support of a modern quad-core DSP which works with 3D sound formats. The sound decoding is performed by the AK4458 DAC which allows the receiver to work with Hi-Res-files FLAC and WAV, as well as with a DSD stream, via the HDMI input, from the media connected to the USB input, as well as over the network. Support for wireless protocols - at the modern level: Bluetooth and AirPlay, as well as the latest Google Cast protocol.

Pioneer VSX-1131

Pioneer VSX-933 pros and cons

Pros

  • The manufacturer provides many equalizers presets for any type of speaker
  • The ARS technology helps to provide better sound

Cons

  • There is no Third zone support

Pioneer VSX-1131 pros and cons

Pros

  • Due to the user-friendly interface, the set-up of the receiver is fast and easy

Cons

  • The unit became very hot during operation
  • High-frequency squeaking appears when using phono output

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Product

Pioneer VSX-933
Pioneer VSX-1131

Model

VSX-933
VSX-1131

Brand

Pioneer
Pioneer

Reviews

15
237

Amplifier

Channels

7.2
7.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

80/8, 165/6
100/8, 170/6

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 6
8, 6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.08
0.08

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

AK4458 384 KHz/32-bit
AK4458 384 KHz/32-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

MCACC
MCACC

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

Advanced Sound Retriever, Hi-Res audio, Reflex Optimizer
Advanced Sound Retriever

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

2.4/5GHz
2.4/5GHz

USB

2 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
1

DLNA

MHL

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay
AirPlay

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, TuneIn Radio
Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, TuneIn Radio

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

6/1
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

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

1
2

Coaxial digital input

1
1

Composite input

2
2

Component input/output

1/0
1/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

USB, phones, setup mic, AUX
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

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

Google Assistant

App control

iPhone, iPad, 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

has not
has not

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

2
2

Zone audio output

speaker, preout
speaker, preout

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

FlareConnect
FlareConnect

RS-232

0
0

Remote control input/output (IR)

0/0
0/0

DC trigger output (12V)

0
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-EXPRESS
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

460
580

Standby consumption, W

0.15
0.1

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.5 x 17.3 x 37/17 x 6.8 x 14.5
43.5 x 17.3 x 37.5/17 x 6.8 x 14.6

Weight, kg/lbs

9.4/20.7
10/22

Other

Release year

2018
2016
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