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Pioneer VSX-1131

Pioneer VSX-1131
alaScore 93

61 reviews

Aug, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 61 reviews of Pioneer VSX-1131. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and reliability. The size and price are also mentioned favorably.

usability, price, size, reliability, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Pioneer VSX-1131 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (

Pioneer VSX-1131 review


Pioneer's first AV amp of 2016 boasts an excellent spread of features and an enjoyable sound...

Big, powerful sound ; Punchy ; Good build and interface ; Easy set-up ; Excellent features

Needs a touch more refinement, clarity and drive

A big, meaty and enjoyable performance from Pioneer, with an excellent spread of features that’s sure to appeal at this price

Jun, 2016

Expert review by : Mark Craven (

Pioneer VSX-1131 review


A punchy and precise sound – and revamped remote and menus – make this AVR a home cinema charmer, but don't expect wonders from the entry-level MCACC setup

Dec, 2016

Expert review by : Fabian Heer (

Test Pioneer VSX-1131 - Mittelklasse neu definiert


Der Mittelklassemarkt ist im Bereich der Heimkino-Receiver ein immens wichtiger. Über die letzten Jahre sind die Geräte so gut geworden, dass «Mittelklasse» eigentlich ein beschämendes Wort ist. Kann der Pioneer VSX-1131 hier auch mithalten?



Noch vor ein paar wenigen Jahren hätte ein Gerät wie der Pioneer VSX-1131 rein von der Ausstattung und der klanglichen Performance locker zu den Topklasse-Receivern gezählt. Dank dem Kampfpreis von nur gerade mal 729 Franken zählt das Gerät zur...

Oct, 2016

Expert review by : Geir Gråbein Nordby (

Pioneer VSX-1131


Pioneer har god funksjonalitet og gir klar og kraftig lyd.

Pioneer leverer lyden som vi kjenner den: klar, attakkert og distinkt. VSX-1131 blåser bra liv i hjemmekinoen, og funker også greit på musikk i både to og flere kanaler.

Oct, 2016

Expert review by : Geir Gråbein Nordby (

Ganska bra


Pioneer har bra funktioner och ett rent och kraftfullt ljud.

Här finns gott om anslutningar och receivern fungerar delvis utmärkt med filmljud och även bra med musik.

Rumskorrektionen ger ett lite vasst ljud med musik i stereo. Att växla mellan Atmos 5.1.2 och 7.1 med extra bakhögtalare måste göras manuellt i menysystemet.

Oct, 2016

Expert review by (

Pioneer VSX-1131 (Test)


Pioneer unterteilt seine Receiver in zwei Kategorien: die SC-LX-Oberklasse mit drei Modellen sowie die Einsteiger- und Mittelklasse- Geräte der VSX-Reihe. In Letzterer stellt der neue 1131 das derzeit größte Modell dar und kostet mit 650 Euro weit...

Mit der Hilfe von Onkyo präsentiert Pioneer seinen rundum erneuerten VSX-1131. Am neutralen Klang, der üppigen Ausstattung und der soliden Leistung des mit 650 Euro günstigen 7.2-Receivers gibt es nichts zu meckern.

Sep, 2016

Consumer review (

Easy to set up


Previously had a Sony amp but was getting a bit old so decided to bite the bullet and go for the pioneer amp. Easy to set up and sound quality seems excellent, so far so good.

Jun, 2017

Consumer review (

This product is great value for money


This product is great value for money, easy to setup and sounds great.

ip control , value for money , light weight

May, 2017

Consumer review (

It has all the features you could want at this level


Great value, this amp is really well specifed,I have had Pioneer amps before and found to be reliable. Look at what it has and you will be hard pushed to find better. Richer sounds price was the best and they delivered the next day.

Apr, 2017

Consumer review (

Great amp with range of features


Straight out of the box it was easy to use. This was helped by the fact it replaced an earlier model in this range, so fitted into the desired slot easily. Features such as the internet radio and bluetooth are very useful for me and my family. Sound is...

easy set up , blutooth

Apr, 2017

Product Specifications


Audio D/A Converter (DAC):32-bit/384kHz
Audio output channels:7.2
Power output per channel (1KHz@6 Ohm):160 / 170
Power output per channel (1KHz@8 Ohm):170
Power output per channel (20-20KHz@8 Ohm):100
Pre-out channels:2 SW
Pre-out connectivity: Yes
Receiver Type:Surround

File formats

Audio formats supported:AAC, AIFF, ALAC, DSD, FLAC, MP3, WAV, WMA / AIFF, ALAC, FLAC, MP3, WAV


AC (power) in: Yes
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Composite Video In:1
Digital audio coaxial in:1
Digital audio optical in:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
PC Audio in: Yes
USB ports quantity:1


Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVRCP
Bluetooth version:4.1
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes

Optical Drive

Optical drive included:N / No


HDMI Out:2
Headphone connectivity:6.3 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Line-out:Y / Yes
Number of HDMI Outputs:2

Packaging Content

AM antenna:Y / Yes
FM antenna:Y / Yes
Manual: Yes
User guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Connectivity Technology:Wired & Wireless


AC input frequency:50/60 / 60
AC input voltage:120 / 220-240
Power Consumption (Standby):0.1 / 0.15
Power consumption (typical):550 / 570 / 580


Internet Radio: Yes
Internet radio services supported:Spotify, TuneIn
Preset stations quantity:40
Supported radio bands:AM, FM


Card Reader: No

Technical Details

AirPlay:Y / Yes
Amplifier output power:170
Apple Docking:N
Apple docking compatibility: No
Audio amplifier:Y / Yes
Audio Decoders:Dolby Atmos, DTS Neo:X, DTS-HD Master Audio, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD / DTS Neo:X, DTS-HD Master Audio, Dolby Atmos, Dolby Digital Plus / DTS, DTS Neo:X, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD
Audio Lip synchronization:Y / Yes
Audio Return Channel (ARC):Y / Yes
Bi-amping:Y / Yes
Colour depth:36
Colour of product:Black / Silver
Deep colour support:Y / Yes
Detachable power cord: No
Digital sound processing:32
Equalizer:Y / Yes
Equalizer customizable:Y / Yes
Graphical user interface (GUI):Y / Yes
Handheld remote control:Y / Yes
Headphone Out:Y / Yes
Number of products included:1
Power supply input frequency:60
Sleep timer:Y / Yes
Software upgradeable: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Volume Control:Rotary
x.v.Color support:Y / Yes


3D:Y / Yes
Supported video modes:1080p
Video upscaling:Y / Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:37 / 370.5
Height :17.3 / 173
Width:43.5 / 435