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Pioneer VSX-1131

Pioneer VSX-1131
alaScore 93

60 reviews

Mar, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 60 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. Reviews about the design and reliability are overall positive. The size and price are also appreciated.

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

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

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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

Consumer review (

Hiss free sound


Set up was a bit more involving than it should have been as the inbuilt set up results showed my rear speakers as the wrong size and the distances of all the speakers was wrong. On the plus side, this it does mean that you get to explore the menus and...

sounds great , phono input

unreliable set-up programme

Apr, 2017

Consumer review (

Simple and full featured!!!


This is a great buy. Simple to set up and packed with all the features you need for a comprehensive home system. Get yourself a good set of speakers to support the output from this unit and sit back and enjoy great movies and fantastic music.

simple setup

Apr, 2017

Consumer review (

Sound that fills the room


What an absolute steal, lots of features including atmos, easy to set up and update due to built in wifi and a real joy to listen to. The downloadable app for your phone is the icing on the cake allowing you to fine tune the system on the fly....

easy to set up

Apr, 2017

Consumer review (

Brilliant store. brilliant team.


Hi brilliant service from Shaun and the team. Super attentive and knowledgable. I have given a product rating re connectivity as I a having problems with my Samsung SUHD Tv that will not let me use the amp as a source so at the moment I cannot rate...

shaun and stuart

my samsung tv

Mar, 2017

Product Specifications


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

Energy Management

AC input frequency:60
AC input voltage:120
Power consumption (standby):0.1
Power consumption (typical):550 / 580

File formats

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


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
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI in:7
USB ports quantity:1


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

Optical Drive

Optical drive included: No


HDMI out:2
Headphone connectivity:6.3 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Line-out: Yes
Number of HDMI outputs:2

Packaging Content

AM antenna: Yes
FM antenna: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Connectivity Technology:Wired & Wireless
Wireless technologies:Wired & Wireless


AC input frequency:60
AC input voltage:120
Power consumption (standby):0.1
Power consumption (typical):550 / 580


Preset stations quantity:40
Supported bands:AM, FM
Supported radio bands:AM,FM

Technical Details

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


3D compatibility: Yes
Video upscaling: Yes

Weight & Dimensions