Product Comparison: Pioneer VSX-1131 vs Denon AVR-X2300W

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General Specifications
About the Product
The Pioneer VSX-1131 7.2 channel features Dolby ATMOS and DTS:X* Ready audio formats for true, fully-immersive surround sound for your home. With Pioneer’s unique automatic sound adjustment process, Multi-Channel Acoustic Calibration System (MCACC)i, you can fine-tune your home theater to the exact nuances of the room.
Fully loaded with the very latest audio and video technologies, the AVR-X2300W delivers incredibly immersive surround sound, optimized via extensive sound tuning – not to mention plenty of amplifier power. It has Dolby Atmos decoding and processing, for the same revolutionary 3D surround sound found in premium movie theaters and – via a future firmware update – will be able to decode DTS:X soundtracks, for complete three-dimensional surround compatibility.
Key Specs
Number of Channels
Watts Per Channel RMS
100 Watts
125 Watts
Total Harmonic Distortion
0.08 %
0.08 %
Signal/Noise Ratio
100 dB
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Pioneer VSX-1131 7.2-Channel AV Receiver with MCACC built-in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi
  • Has everything a top of the line receiver has and puts out more watts per channel than most.
  • Easy set-up (multi-channel sound leveling).
  • This receiver handles everything I asked of it. From 4K HDR video to UltraHD Blu Ray picture and sound. It's powerful enough to handle movies as well as music.
  • My favorite feature here is that you can hook up a second "zone"... i have this set up running a pair of outdoor stereo speakers AND an indoor 5.1 setup. it is able to power BOTH outdoor and indoor systems simultaneously from two independent sources.
  • Second zone switching and volume changing requires pressing poorly marked/located button
Denon AVR-X2300W 7.2 Channel Full 4K Ultra HD AV Receiver with Bluetooth
  • At 95 watts/ch you will have plenty of power to drive all but the most inefficient speakers. If you have high efficiency speakers like Klipsch or others 95 watts can actually be painfully loud.
  • My son has this unit and a Klipsch 7.1 setup in his room and he has never turned it up past -11db, which is roughly 6 watts/ch and that was VERY loud. I have yet to ever hear distortion from any of my Denon AVRs.
  • If your subwoofer has it's own power amp (as mine does) then this 95 watt receiver is fine for small to medium size rooms at a high volume level. This 2016 Denon model has pretty much anything you could want in an AVR.
  • I like the pure sound and power the unit delivers. The 4K resolution is unbelievable
Size & Weight
9.8 in.
9.25 in.
17.1 in.
17.1 in.
14.3 in.
13.4 in.
22 lbs.
20 lbs.
Receiver Type
A/V Receiver
A/V Receiver
Satellite Radio Tuner
Number Of FM Presets
Minimum Impedance
6 Ohms
6 Ohms
Frequency Response
20 - 20000 Hz
20 - 20000 Hz
Multi-Dimensional Excitement with Dolby Atmos, Ultra HD (4K/60p/4:4:4/24-bit) Upscaling/Pass-Through with HDCP 2.2, Reflex Optimizer, DTS:X, Dolby Atmos, MCACC Auto Room Tuning
Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, High Resolution Audio, Latest HDMI 2.0a Connectivity; HDCP 2.2 Compatible; ISF-Certified, Smart TV Connectivity, Audyssey's advanced DSP audio algorithms, Color Coded 4-Way Speaker Terminals, Audyssey MultEQ Editor App, External Control and IP Control Capabilities
What customers say about "Features"
Pioneer VSX-1131 7.2-Channel AV Receiver with MCACC built-in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi
  • This receiver has all the features I was looking for. 7.1 + 2 when I connect the Atmos speakers, 4K HDMI with Audio Pass Through, Equalizer settings for each speaker, Bluetooth audio, Airplay from any iOS device, A Pioneer app to change the setting with
  • The built in Chromecast audio is a nice feature as well.
  • We really liked this AV receiver One of the features which influenced our decision to purchase the VSX-1131 was Tidal support.
  • The speaker calibration is pretty speaker count/ configuration, plug in the included microphone, and let the unit make some crazy noises and take measurements.
  • The only real gripe I have is the MCACC system sucks and does not do a very good job calibrating your speakers, and sometimes when you try to go to the main menu it will just be a black screen but power cycling seems to fix this problem.
  • Remote is ok, but also hard to control second zone.
Denon AVR-X2300W 7.2 Channel Full 4K Ultra HD AV Receiver with Bluetooth
  • As far as features of the AVR-X2300W, it has all the other latest features and technology you could possibly want, including: Full 4K Ultra support up to 60hz and 4K Ultra up-conversion @ 30hz, HDMI Pass-Through, built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, Dolby Atmos, TrueHD, DTS:X, HDCP2.2, HDR, and more.
  • This AVR also has Dolby Surround, DTS NeuralX, and Multi-Channel-Stereo. These will all take a stereo 2-channel source and smartly incorporate all the speakers in your setup.
  • My current tv is 1080p resolution and this receiver will handle the new 4K video when I upgrade.
  • The Audessy room calibration worked well for me
  • A new feature is the internet connectivity. I've used the Internet radio feature and it works well.
  • Only one thing that I wish it had (like my old AVR) is a switched 120 volt connection to run my cabinet cooling fan.
  • After initial setup, navigating the setup menu requires someone with patience - and time. Don't try to configure surround options (for example) while the family is waiting to be entertained.
Speaker Connection Type
Ethernet Port(s)
Wireless Connection
Bluetooth, Wi-Fi
Bluetooth, Wi-Fi
Wireless Multi-Room Audio
USB 2.0, AUX, 7x HDMI, Digital Coaxial, 2x Digital Optical, 5x Analog Stereo RCA, Ethernet, 2x Composite, Component, Antenna, Mic 3.5mm
8x HDMI, USB 2.0, Ethernet, 4x Component Video, Digital Coaxial, 2x Digital Optical, 4x Analog Stereo RCA, Remote control
Phones 6.3mm, 2x HDMI, 9x Speaker, 2x Subwoofer, Line Out RCA
2x HDMI, 2x Component Video, RS-232C, 2x Analog Stereo RCA, 7x Speakers, Antenna, Remote control, Phones 3.5mm
What customers say about "Connectivity"
Pioneer VSX-1131 7.2-Channel AV Receiver with MCACC built-in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi
  • I enjoy the internet connectivity and bluetooth connectivity.
  • The Bluetooth connection works really fast and the environment is friendly and easy to handle.
  • Bluetooth and wifi connectivity works well and is very convenient. Have not tried airplay yet.
  • Wifi update wasn't smooth, recommend running usb update out of the box (its easy).
  • When connecting Wi-Fi or Bluetooth with phone it is slow to connect. It takes 30 to 45 seconds which feels like 10 min at 1st.
Denon AVR-X2300W 7.2 Channel Full 4K Ultra HD AV Receiver with Bluetooth
  • Connections are clearly marked and setup is a breeze.
  • Setup was a breeze compared to what I was used to when I last set up a receiver 12 years ago
  • On screen menu and Audyssey was amazing. I had everything setup and calibrated within 20 minutes for a simple 5.1 setup with a TV, Xbox, AppleTv, Switch, and PS4 to the ARC port on the TV
  • Renamed all the inputs for what they controlled which made it much easier to keep straight what was what
  • Wouldn't connect to Wireless N 5G (May be the distance from access point) but works fine on 2.4, HDMI control for Roku Ultra is a bit sketchy-Won't turn receiver on or switch to correct input on receiver and often get HDCP error message.
  • The only problem I've had is that they REALLY bury this information: All those analog connections in the back do not convert to a digital signal and output to the HDMI. LOL ANNOYING
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
2 year(s)
Other Information
799.00 $

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