Pioneer VSX-S520 vs Denon AVR-X4000

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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Denon AVR-X4000
Denon AVR-X4000 review

Nov 20, 2018

The Denon AVR-X4000 has only 2 media content sources: network and USB-host. The total output power is high enough – 735W and the signal-to-noise ratio can reach the rate of 102 dB. See price A...

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Product

Pioneer VSX-S520
Denon AVR-X4000

Model

VSX-S520
AVR-X4000

Brand

Pioneer
Denon

Rating

3.7 of 5
3.5 of 5

Reviews

37
132

Functions

Digital player

Internet radio

Network audio player

Amplifier class

D

Audio formats

AAC

AIFF

Apple lossless

DSD

FLAC

MP3

WAV

WMA

Built-in decoders

DTS neural:X

DTS-HD master audio

DTS:X

Dolby atmos

Dolby digital plus

Dolby surround

Dolby true HD

Power device

Operational power consumption

80 W
670 W

Standby power consumption

0.2 W
0.1 W

Built-in display

Type

fluorescent
fluorescent

Colour

black
black

Amplifier

Total output power

250 W
735 W

Output power per channel

50 W
125 W, 165 W

Output impedance per channel

4 Ohm
6 Ohm, 8 Ohm

Frequency response

20 Hz-20 kHz
20 Hz-20 kHz

Total harmonic distortion

0.08 %
0.08 %

Number of channels

5
7

Signal-to-noise ratio

82 dB
102 dB

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
up to 4K

Connector type

AV inputs

has not
2

Optical digital inputs

1
2

Coaxial digital inputs

1
2

HDMI inputs

4
7

HDMI outputs

1
3

Optical digital outputs

has not
has not

Coaxial digital outputs

has not
has not

Subwoofer outputs

1
2

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 qty

40
56

Additional features

A-B speaker switch

AIR Studios monitor certification

Three-zone capability

X.v.Color

Advanced sound retriever (ASR) technology

Apple air-play support

Audio return channel (ARC)

Bi-amplifying

Deep color

MCACC Pro

Auto power off

Pure direct mode

Dual-zone capability

Smartphone remote control

Sound features

Sound output mode

Surround Sound
Surround Sound

Audio D/A converter

24bit / 192kHz
24bit / 192kHz

Surround sound effects

Front Stage Surround Advance
Audyssey DSX

Surround system class

5.1 channel
7.2 channel

Digital sound processor (DSP)

DSP preset qty

12
7

Digital content protection

HDCP 2.2
HDCP 2.2

Clock

Built-in clock

Sleep timer

Dimensions

Shipping size

12.8 x 17.1 x 2.8 inches
14.9 x 17.1 x 6.6 inches

Product weight

8.8 pounds
32.2 pounds

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