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Pioneer VSX-531

Pioneer VSX-531
alaScore 94

21 reviews

Sep, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 reviews of Pioneer VSX-531. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers for all reviews. People really like the reliability and design. The size and price are also appreciated.

usability, price, size, design, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Receivers & Amplifiers the Pioneer VSX-531 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Pioneer VSX-531 review

 

Pioneer goes back to basics with this entry-level AV amplifier

Fast, articulate sound ; Agile and expressive ; Good scale and size ; HDMI inputs support 4K passthrough ; Bluetooth

Some spring-loaded terminals ; Treble lacks substance ; Rivals have more sonic solidity ; No network features

A fast and articulate albeit scarcely featured entry-level amplifier

Jan, 2017

Consumer review by: Swiftie72 (richersounds.com)

Great sounds so good Amp, solid performance.

 

Great sounding Amp, solid bass and treble. Well built and sturdy also. The features are everything I want in an Amp, replaced a 17 old Kenwood but wanted Bluetooth to connect my Amazon Dot to and the sound is amazing. I have some old Goodman's Maxim 2...

solid performance and build , easy to set up , great bluetooth sound

for the price none

Jul, 2017

Consumer review by: NAD13 (richersounds.com)

excellent bit of kit

 

unbelievable value - great product high quality sound, east set-up, good connectivity

ease of use , price , sound quality

nothing

Jul, 2017

Consumer review by: Dannye15 (richersounds.com)

vsx531

 

I have this amp set up in my home cinema with some Bose speakers and subwoofer, the sound quality is phenomenal and the setup was about as straight forward as it could be. I am particularly amazed with the value for money on this product as there are...

very cheap

Jul, 2017

Consumer review by: TrevB83 (richersounds.com)

Great value

 

This is the 1st AV receiver / amplifier I have owned, and I chose it based on a great price offer from Richer Sounds over the Bank Holiday. For the money, I think it represents excellent value. As a 1st-time owner, I cannot compare it to other...

value , ease of use , sound

May, 2017

Consumer review by: mattisonfire (richersounds.com)

Exactly what you would expect

 

A great piece of kit. Upgraded from a Sony AV receiver that didn't support HDCP 2.2 or HDR pass through, meaning that I had to use lots of additional cables to optimise my video and audio quality. With this, I no longer have that problem, and as an...

quality of audio , bluetooth connectivity , price , hdcp 2.2 and hdr support

no dolby atmos , customisation is limited , archaic settings menu

Apr, 2017

Consumer review by: Nugget80 (richersounds.com)

Great sound with minimal experience needed

 

From the excellent service in store to the unboxing, everything has been very straight-forward. The automatic sound setup using the mic was easy enough and got most things done. There are a few little tweaks you'll need to make to allow every feature...

hdcp 2.2 support , 4k future proof , easy setup

can't play video from usb

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: JOUJOU (richersounds.com)

BEST ALL AROUND

 

I HAD A PANASONIC 7.1 NOW I GOT THIS PIONEER THE SOUND IS MUCH BETTER,A LOT OF FACILITY,BLUETOOTH. FANTASTIC ALL AROUND

excellent

one optical

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: IamDodger2 (richersounds.com)

service

 

I have to say the standard of service was excellent. Althought the store had just closed, the manager opened it and recived my request for a cheap amp. we found one in stock but end of line which was perfect. a thoroughly good retail experience well...

Jul, 2016

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio D/A Converter (DAC):24-bit/192kHz
Audio output channels:5.1
Power output per channel (1KHz@6 Ohm):130
Receiver Type:Surround

File formats

Audio formats supported:AAC, MP3, WMA

Inputs

Composite Video In:2
Digital audio coaxial in:1
Digital audio optical in:1
HDMI In:4
USB ports quantity:1

Networking

Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP
Bluetooth version:3.0
Ethernet LAN: No
Wi-Fi: No

Optical Drive

Optical drive included: No

Outputs

Composite Video Out:1
HDMI Out:1
Headphone outputs:1

Ports & interfaces

Connectivity Technology:Wired

Power

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:220-240
Power Consumption (Standby):0.45
Power consumption (typical):220

Radio

Internet Radio: No
Preset stations quantity:30
Supported radio bands:AM, FM

Storage

Card Reader: No

Technical Details

AirPlay: No
Audio Decoders:DSD, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-HD HR, DTS-HD Master Audio, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pro Logic II
Colour of product:Black
Handheld remote control: Yes
Sample rate:192

Video

3D: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:32
Height :16.8
Weight:8
Width:43.5