Pioneer VSX-S520 vs Onkyo TX-RZ810

VSX-S520 vs TX-RZ810 comparison chart

Pioneer VSX-S520 vs Onkyo TX-RZ810 review

Pioneer VSX-S520
vs
Onkyo TX-RZ810

The Pioneer VSX-S520 vs Onkyo TX-RZ810 comparison shows that these AV receivers have some important differences and common features. The VSX-S520 has 5.1 channels amplifier and the TX-RZ810 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 7.7 out of 10 for TX-RZ810.

Advantages Pioneer VSX-S520 over Onkyo TX-RZ810

  • Has an A/B switch for the front speakers
  • Dolby Vision compatible
  • Has a GUI (Graphic User Interface)

Advantages Onkyo TX-RZ810 over Pioneer VSX-S520

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

Common strengths

  • Pure direct/Straight decode mode is enabled
  • Phono (MM) input
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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Onkyo TX-RZ810

Dec 06, 2019

If you have been dreaming of a good receiver for a long time, but think that you cannot afford it, then the Onkyo TX-RZ810 7.2-channel AV receiver is just what you are looking for. See Onkyo TX-RZ810 ...

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Common

Product

Pioneer VSX-S520
Onkyo TX-RZ810

Model

VSX-S520
TX-RZ810

Brand

Pioneer
Onkyo

Reviews

92
181

Amplifier

Channels

5.1
7.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

50/4
180/6

Output impedance, Ohm

4
6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
5Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.09
0.08

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

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

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

MCACC
AccuEQ

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

Advanced Sound Retriever, Hi-Res audio
Hi-Res audio, Theater-Dimensional

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
Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, TuneIn Radio

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
2/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

USB, phones, setup mic
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
DeepColor, 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
has not

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

has not
3

Zone audio output

has not
speaker, preout

Zone HDMI output

has not

Multi-room control

has not
FlareConnect

RS-232

0
1

Remote control input/output (IR)

0/0
1/0

DC trigger output (12V)

0
1

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
has not

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
710

Standby consumption, W

0.2
0.15

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
43.5 x 20.1 x 39.5/17 x 7.8 x 15.4

Weight, kg/lbs

4/8.8
14/31.1

Other

Release year

2016
2016
Pioneer VSX-S520
Onkyo TX-RZ810
Pioneer VSX-S520
Onkyo TX-RZ810

AV receivers CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6
  • 7.7
  • 6Pioneer VSX-S520
  • 7.7Onkyo TX-RZ810

The Onkyo TX-RZ810 is better receiver in this comparison - check Onkyo TX-RZ810 price.