Pioneer VSX-S520 vs Onkyo TX-NR545

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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Onkyo TX-NR545

Onkyo TX-NR545 review

Nov 27, 2018

Despite the fact that Onkyo TX-NR545 is considered an entry-level receiver, it gives a soft, but at the same time dense and surround sound in the game mode and when watching movies, and also pleases ...

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Product

Pioneer VSX-S520
Onkyo TX-NR545

Model

VSX-S520
TX-NR545

Brand

Pioneer
Onkyo

Rating

3.5 of 5
3.7 of 5

Reviews

55
99

Amplifier

Total output power

250 W
700 W

Output power per channel

50 W
115 W, 65 W

Output impedance per channel

4 Ohm
6 Ohms

Frequency response

20 Hz-20 kHz
20 Hz-20 kHz

Total harmonic distortion

0.08 %
0.7 %

Number of channels

5
7

Signal-to-noise ratio

82 dB
106 dB

Functions

Amplifier class

Digital player

Internet radio

Network audio player

Audio formats

AAC

DSD

AIFF

Apple lossless

FLAC

MP3

WAV

WMA

Built-in decoders

DTS:X

DTS-HD master audio

DTS neural: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
has not

Connector type

AV inputs

has not
6

Optical digital inputs

1
2

Coaxial digital inputs

1
1

HDMI inputs

4
6

HDMI outputs

1
1

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

40
40

Preset station qty

Additional features

A-B speaker switch

MCACC Pro

Deep color

X.v.Color

AIR Studios monitor certification

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
32bit / 384kHz

DSP preset qty

Sound output mode

Surround sound effects

Front Stage Surround Advance
Theater-Dimensional Virtual Surround

Surround system class

5.1 channel
7.2 channel

Digital content protection

HDCP 2.2
HDCP 2.2

Digital sound processor (DSP)

Clock

Built-in clock

Sleep timer

Power device

Operational power consumption

80 W
380 W

Standby power consumption

0.2 W
0.1 W

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Dimensions

12.8 x 17.1 x 2.8 inches
12.9 x 17.1 x 6.8 inches

Weight

8.8 pounds
19 pounds
Pioneer VSX-S520
Onkyo TX-NR545
Pioneer VSX-S520
Onkyo TX-NR545

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  • worse
  • 23.8
  • 21.6
  • 23.8Pioneer VSX-S520
  • 21.6Onkyo TX-NR545

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