Denon AVR-S650H vs Pioneer VSX-S520

Denon AVR-S650H

Denon AVR-S650H review

Mar 19, 2020

The Denon AVR-S650H is a basic model of the S-series of Denon AV receivers. Still, the middle-level cost is backed up by a solid processor, enhanced video possibilities (full UHD support), clean high...

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Pioneer VSX-S520

Pioneer VSX-S520 review

Nov 27, 2018

This is the way to go if you are looking for a slim receiver since this is basically the only one out there! Modern multichannel speakers should not be large. Already now, very restrained, compact 5....

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Product

Denon AVR-S650H
Pioneer VSX-S520

Model

AVR-S650H
VSX-S520

Brand

Denon
Pioneer

Rating

4.1 of 5
3.5 of 5

Reviews

145
55

Amplifier

Total output power

525 W
250 W

Output power per channel

75
50 W

Output impedance per channel

8 Ohm
4 Ohm

Frequency response

20 Hz - 20 kHz
20 Hz-20 kHz

Total harmonic distortion

0.08 %
0.08 %

Number of channels

5
5

Signal-to-noise ratio

98 dB
82 dB

Functions

Digital player

Internet radio

Network audio player

Audio formats

AAC

AIFF

Apple lossless

FLAC

MP3

WAV

WMA

Built-in decoders

DTS:X

Dolby Atmos

Dolby digital plus

Dolby surround

Dolby true HD

Built-in display

Type

fluorescent
fluorescent

Colour

black
black

Connectivity interfaces

Bluetooth

Wi-Fi

IEEE 802.3

IEEE 802.3u

Signal processing

HDMI pass-through

up to 4K
up to 4K

Video conversion/scaling

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

3D pass-through

Upscaling via HDMI

up to 4K

Connector type

AV inputs

2
has not

Optical digital inputs

2
1

Coaxial digital inputs

1
1

HDMI inputs

5
4

HDMI outputs

1
1

Optical digital outputs

has not
has not

Coaxial digital outputs

has not
has not

Subwoofer outputs

2
1

USB

1
1

Phones

1
1

Media content source

Bluetooth

Network

USB-host

Radio

Tuner type

digital
digital

Tuner bands

AM/FM
AM/FM

Preset station

56
40

Additional features

A-B speaker switch

Three-zone capability

Advanced sound retriever (ASR) technology

Apple air-play support

Audio return channel (ARC)

Bi-amplifying

Auto power off

Pure direct mode

Dual-zone capability

Smartphone remote control

Sound features

Audio D/A converter

24bit / 192kHz
24bit / 192kHz

Surround sound effects

Dolby Digital
Front Stage Surround Advance

Surround system class

5.2 channel
5.1 channel

Digital content protection

HDCP 2.3
HDCP 2.2

Clock

Built-in clock

Sleep timer

Power device

Operational power consumption

340 W
80 W

Standby power consumption

0.1 W
0.2 W

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Dimensions

13.3 x 17.1 x 6 inches
12.8 x 17.1 x 2.8 inches

Weight

20.8 pounds
8.8 pounds
Denon AVR-S650H
Pioneer VSX-S520
Denon AVR-S650H
Pioneer VSX-S520

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