Pioneer VSX-S520 vs Denon AVR-X2300W

VSX-S520 vs AVR-X2300W comparison chart

Pioneer VSX-S520 vs Denon AVR-X2300W review

Pioneer VSX-S520
vs
Denon AVR-X2300W

Here we show you AV receivers comparison of Pioneer VSX-S520 vs Denon AVR-X2300W based on specifications, reviews and ratings. The VSX-S520 has 5.1 channels amplifier and the AVR-X2300W 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, VSX-S520 has an overall score of 6 out of 10 vs 7.2 out of 10 for AVR-X2300W.

Advantages Pioneer VSX-S520 over Denon AVR-X2300W

  • Built-in phono (MM) input
  • Dolby Vision compatible

Advantages Denon AVR-X2300W over Pioneer VSX-S520

  • Bi-amp connection of front speakers
  • Multi-zone

Common strengths

  • Pure direct/Straight decode mode is enabled
Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5
Pioneer VSX-S520

Dec 20, 2019

Pioneer's compact low-profile S520 AV receiver with six amplification channels can be the best option for building a home theater in a modern living room. With support for network interfaces, a set o...

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Denon AVR-X2300W

Dec 06, 2019

Developing a worthy replacement for the stunning AVR-X2200W has definitely been a challenge. This award-winning receiver was evidence of the return of its former form to a company that at some point ...

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Common

Product

Pioneer VSX-S520
Denon AVR-X2300W

Model

VSX-S520
AVR-X2300W

Brand

Pioneer
Denon

Reviews

92
175

Amplifier

Channels

5.1
7.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

50/4
95/8, 125/6

Output impedance, Ohm

4
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
Burr-Brown 192 KHz/24-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

MCACC
Audyssey MultEQ

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

Advanced Sound Retriever, Hi-Res audio
Hi-Res audio, Audyssey Dynamic Volume

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
AirPlay

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Deezer, TIDAL, TuneIn Radio
Pandora, SiriusXM

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

4/1
8/2

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)

1
2

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

1
2

Coaxial digital input

1
1

Composite input

0
2

Component input/output

0/0
2/1

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

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

Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

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

DeepColor, x.v.Color
x.v.Color

Additional features

Voice control

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
IP Control, Web Control

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

has not
2

Zone audio output

has not
speaker, preout

Zone HDMI output

has not

Multi-room control

has not
Denon Remote App

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, Dolby Pro Logic

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Neural:X

DTS (other)

DTS-ES, DTS 96/24
DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-EXPRESS

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

60
550

Standby consumption, W

0.2
0.1

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.5 x 7 x 32.5/17x 2.7 x 12.6
43.1 x 33 x 15.2/17.1 x 13.3 x 6.6

Weight, kg/lbs

4/8.8
9/20.7

Other

Release year

2016
2016
Pioneer VSX-S520
Denon AVR-X2300W
Pioneer VSX-S520
Denon AVR-X2300W

AV receivers CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6
  • 7.2
  • 6Pioneer VSX-S520
  • 7.2Denon AVR-X2300W

The Denon AVR-X2300W is better receiver in this comparison - check Denon AVR-X2300W price.