Onkyo TX-RZ820 vs Pioneer VSX-S520

TX-RZ820 vs VSX-S520 comparison chart

Onkyo TX-RZ820 vs Pioneer VSX-S520 review

Onkyo TX-RZ820
vs
Pioneer VSX-S520

An affordable AV receiver is always a good option to consider, so Onkyo TX-RZ820 vs Pioneer VSX-S520 comparison definitely makes sense. The TX-RZ820 has 7.2 channels amplifier and the VSX-S520 5.1 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, TX-RZ820 has an overall score of 7.7 out of 10 vs 6 out of 10 for VSX-S520.

Advantages Onkyo TX-RZ820 over Pioneer VSX-S520

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

Advantages Pioneer VSX-S520 over Onkyo TX-RZ820

  • Has an A/B switch for the front speakers

Common strengths

  • Pure direct/Straight decode mode is enabled
  • Phono (MM) input
  • Dolby Vision compatible
Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5
Onkyo TX-RZ820

Dec 06, 2019

The flagship THX-certified TX-RZ820 AV receiver delivers truly stunning audio performance. Proprietary dynamic audio amplification system delivers instantaneous power with high currents for swinging ...

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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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Common

Product

Onkyo TX-RZ820
Pioneer VSX-S520

Model

TX-RZ820
VSX-S520

Brand

Onkyo
Pioneer

Reviews

376
92

Amplifier

Channels

7.2
5.1

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

160/8
50/4

Output impedance, Ohm

8
4

Frequency response

5Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.08
0.09

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, Hi-Res audio

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

2.4/5GHz
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
Deezer, TIDAL, TuneIn Radio

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
0

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
iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android

Display

fluorescent
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

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-ES, DTS 96/24

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

650
60

Standby consumption, W

0.15
0.2

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 7 x 32.5/17x 2.7 x 12.6

Weight, kg/lbs

17/37.4
4/8.8

Other

Release year

2017
2016
Onkyo TX-RZ820
Pioneer VSX-S520
Onkyo TX-RZ820
Pioneer VSX-S520

AV receivers CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.7
  • 6
  • 7.7Onkyo TX-RZ820
  • 6Pioneer VSX-S520

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