Pioneer AV Receivers: Comparing the Elite vs VSX Models

Pioneer AV Receivers: Comparing the Elite vs VSX Models - front view of two amplifiers
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Pioneer has been making AV products for many years. Although not as popular as some brands, Pioneer AV receivers are high-quality and well worth considering if you are in the market for a receiver.

There are two broad categories of receiver - the high-end Elite Series and the budget VSX Series. However, just to confuse you, some of the Elite receivers also use the VSX tag.

The Elite VSX models are labeled VSX-LXxxx, and the non-Elite VSX models are VSX-xxx (without the LX).

The following summarises the different ranges:

  • Elite SC Series: this is top-of-the-range for audiophiles with class D³ amplifiers.
  • Elite VSX Series: high-end AV receivers at a slightly lower price point.
  • VSX Series: not part of the Elite series. Slightly fewer features and aimed at the lower-end of the market.

I must admit, I do find their naming conventions slightly confusing. Maybe it's just my brain! However, don't let it put you off considering a Pioneer receiver.

These receivers are grouped by their year of release and then listed in order of value (using the Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price as a guide).

You will often find the MSRP undercut by many retailers, but it is still a useful guide as to the quality of each product.

The specifications are from the US models. This may vary slightly around the world, but they should be broadly similar.

If you're not sure what some of the technical terms mean, you may find my buying guide to the best AV receivers useful. It goes into more detail about which features are useful - and what they do.



Pioneer Elite SC Series

The Elite SC Series of AV receivers are the high-end audiophile range from Pioneer. These receivers use Pioneer's D³ amplifier technology and are aimed at sound purists.

One of the main advantages of a Class D amplifier is that it uses less power - and doesn't get as hot - as a traditional Class A/B amp. This may be reason enough for you to consider one of these.

2017

Pioneer Elite SC-LX502 7.2-Ch AV Receiver

MSRP: $999

Pioneer Elite SC-LX502 7.2-Ch AV Receiver
Pioneer Elite SC-LX502 7.2-Ch AV Receiver
Channels HDMI In/Out Dolby Atmos? Zones
7.2 6+1 / 2 5.2.2 Zone 2 (HDMI & powered 2-ch audio)
HDR Support Power (W/Ch)* Speaker Impedance (Ohms) Auto Calibration Type
HDR10 / Dolby Vision / HLG / HDCP2.2 - 4K/60p 4:4:4 120 4 - 16 MCACC Auto Room Tuning - Phase Control, Subwoofer EQ
Pre Out / Line Out Network / Wireless? Weight (lbs) Dimensions (W x H x D)
Subwoofer (x2) / Zone 2 (2-ch) Ethernet / WiFi / AirPlay / Bluetooth / Chromecast / DTS Play-Fi / FlareConnect 26.2 17-1/8 x 7-5/16 x 15-9/16 in | 435 x 185 x 395 mm
Digital Audio Formats
Dolby Digital, DD+, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Atmos, DTS, DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS Express, DTS-HD HR Audio, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS:X, DSD Direct Playback via Network/USB (11.2, 5.6, 2.8 MHz/2ch), DSD Disc (SACD) Playback via HDMI (2.8 MHz/5.1ch, 2ch) + Dolby Surround & DTS Neural:X
* 8 Ohms, 1 kHz, 0.08% THD, 2 Channels Driven

2016

Pioneer Elite SC-LX901 11.2-Ch AV Receiver

MSRP: $3000

Pioneer Elite SC-LX901 11.2-Ch AV Receiver
Pioneer Elite SC-LX901 11.2-Ch AV Receiver
Channels HDMI In/Out Dolby Atmos? Zones
11.2 7+1 / 2 5.2.4 / 7.2.4 Zone 2 (HDMI & 2-ch audio - powered or line out) / Zone 3 (2-ch audio - powered or line out)
HDR Support Power (W/Ch)* Speaker Impedance (Ohms) Auto Calibration Type
HDR10 / Dolby Vision / HDCP2.2 - 4K/60p 4:4:4 140 4 - 16 MCACC Pro Auto Room Tuning - Full Band Phase Control, Precision Distance, Subwoofer EQ (4 Band)
Pre Out / Line Out Network / Wireless? Weight (lbs) Dimensions (W x H x D)
11.2ch / Zone 2 (2-ch) & Zone 3 (2-ch) Ethernet / WiFi / AirPlay / Bluetooth / Chromecast / DTS Play-Fi / FlareConnect / Sonos Connect 39.7 17-1/8 x 7-5/16 x 17-1/3 in | 435 x 185 x 441 mm
Digital Audio Formats
Dolby Digital, DD+, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Atmos, DTS, DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS Express, DTS-HD HR Audio, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS:X, DSD Direct Playback via Network/USB (11.2, 5.6, 2.8 MHz/2ch), DSD Disc (SACD) Playback via HDMI (2.8 MHz/5.1ch, 2ch) + Dolby Surround & DTS Neural:X
8 Ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.08% THD, 2 Channels Driven CLICK FOR LATEST PRICE

2016

Pioneer Elite SC-LX801 9.2-Ch AV Receiver

MSRP: $2000

Pioneer Elite SC-LX801 9.2-Ch AV Receiver
Pioneer Elite SC-LX801 9.2-Ch AV Receiver
Channels HDMI In/Out Dolby Atmos? Zones
9.2 7+1 / 2 5.2.4 / 7.2.2 Zone 2 (HDMI & 2-ch audio - powered or line out) / Zone 3 (2-ch audio - powered or line out)
HDR Support Power (W/Ch)* Speaker Impedance (Ohms) Auto Calibration Type
HDR10 / Dolby Vision / HDCP2.2 - 4K/60p 4:4:4 140 4 - 16 MCACC Pro Auto Room Tuning - Full Band Phase Control, Subwoofer EQ (4 Band)
Pre Out / Line Out Network / Wireless? Weight (lbs) Dimensions (W x H x D)
11.2ch / Zone 2 (2-ch) & Zone 3 (2-ch) Ethernet / WiFi / AirPlay / Bluetooth / Chromecast / DTS Play-Fi / FlareConnect / Sonos Connect 39.5 17-1/8 x 7-5/16 x 17-1/3 in | 435 x 185 x 441 mm
Digital Audio Formats
Dolby Digital, DD+, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Atmos, DTS, DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS Express, DTS-HD HR Audio, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS:X, DSD Direct Playback via Network/USB (11.2, 5.6, 2.8 MHz/2ch), DSD Disc (SACD) Playback via HDMI (2.8 MHz/5.1ch, 2ch) + Dolby Surround & DTS Neural:X
8 Ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.08% THD, 2 Channels Driven CLICK FOR LATEST PRICE

2016

Pioneer Elite SC-LX701 9.2-Ch AV Receiver

MSRP: $1600

Pioneer Elite SC-LX701 9.2-Ch AV Receiver
Pioneer Elite SC-LX701 9.2-Ch AV Receiver
Channels HDMI In/Out Dolby Atmos? Zones
9.2 7+1 / 2 5.2.4 / 7.2.2 Zone 2 (HDMI & 2-ch audio - powered or line out) / Zone 3 (2-ch audio - powered or line out)
HDR Support Power (W/Ch)* Speaker Impedance (Ohms) Auto Calibration Type
HDR10 / Dolby Vision / HDCP2.2 - 4K/60p 4:4:4 135 4 - 16 MCACC Pro Auto Room Tuning - Full Band Phase Control, Subwoofer EQ (4 Band)
Pre Out / Line Out Network / Wireless? Weight (lbs) Dimensions (W x H x D)
11.2ch / Zone 2 (2-ch) & Zone 3 (2-ch) Ethernet / WiFi / AirPlay / Bluetooth / Chromecast / DTS Play-Fi / FlareConnect / Sonos Connect 33.1 17-1/8 x 7-5/16 x 17-1/3 in | 435 x 185 x 441 mm
Digital Audio Formats
Dolby Digital, DD+, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Atmos, DTS, DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS Express, DTS-HD HR Audio, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS:X, DSD Direct Playback via Network/USB (11.2, 5.6, 2.8 MHz/2ch), DSD Disc (SACD) Playback via HDMI (2.8 MHz/5.1ch, 2ch) + Dolby Surround & DTS Neural:X
8 Ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.08% THD, 2 Channels Driven CLICK FOR LATEST PRICE

2016

Pioneer Elite SC-LX501 7.2-Ch AV Receiver

MSRP: $1000

Pioneer Elite SC-LX501 7.2-Ch AV Receiver
Pioneer Elite SC-LX501 7.2-Ch AV Receiver
Channels HDMI In/Out Dolby Atmos? Zones
7.2 6+1 / 2 5.2.2 Zone 2 (HDMI & 2-ch audio - powered or line out)
HDR Support Power (W/Ch)* Speaker Impedance (Ohms) Auto Calibration Type
HDR10 / Dolby Vision / HDCP2.2 - 4K/60p 4:4:4 120 4 - 16 MCACC Auto Room Tuning - Phase Control, Subwoofer EQ (4 Band)
Pre Out / Line Out Network / Wireless? Weight (lbs) Dimensions (W x H x D)
Subwoofer (x2) / Zone 2 (2-ch) Ethernet / WiFi / AirPlay / Bluetooth / Chromecast / FlareConnect 26 17-1/8 x 7-5/16 x 15-9/16 in | 435 x 185 x 395 mm
Digital Audio Formats
Dolby Digital, DD+, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Atmos, DTS, DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS Express, DTS-HD HR Audio, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS:X, DSD Direct Playback via Network/USB (11.2, 5.6, 2.8 MHz/2ch), DSD Disc (SACD) Playback via HDMI (2.8 MHz/5.1ch, 2ch) + Dolby Surround & DTS Neural:X
8 Ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.08% THD, 2 Channels Driven CLICK FOR LATEST PRICE

Pioneer Elite VSX Series

Like the SC Series, the Elite VSX Series of Pioneer AV receivers are still aimed at audiophiles and sound geeks. The main difference is that they don't have the D³ amplifiers of the SC range.

So, if you want a high-end Pioneer AV receiver, but aren't sold on the Class D amplification, then this is the place to go.

They come with a great sound and feature most of the modern features you would expect in a home theater receiver.

2018

Pioneer Elite VSX-LX503 9.2-Ch AV Receiver

MSRP: $999

Pioneer Elite VSX-LX503 9.2-Ch AV Receiver
Pioneer Elite VSX-LX503 9.2-Ch AV Receiver
Channels HDMI In/Out Dolby Atmos? Zones
9.2 6+1 / 2 5.2.4 / 7.2.2 Zone 2 (HDMI & 2-ch audio - powered or line out) / Zone 3 (2-ch audio - powered or line out)
HDR Support Power (W/Ch)* Speaker Impedance (Ohms) Auto Calibration Type
HDR10 / Dolby Vision / HLG / HDCP2.2 - 4K/60p 4:4:4 120 4 - 16 MCACC Auto Room Tuning - Phase Control, Subwoofer EQ, Multi-point Standing Wave Control
Pre Out / Line Out Network / Wireless? Weight (lbs) Dimensions (W x H x D)
9.2 / Zone 2 (2-ch) & Zone 3 (2-ch) Ethernet / WiFi / AirPlay / Bluetooth / Chromecast / Spotify Connect / DTS Play-Fi / FlareConnect / Sonos Connect 28.7 17-1/8 x 7-5/16 x 15-3/16 in | 435 x 185 x 386 mm
Digital Audio Formats
Dolby Digital, DD+, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Atmos, DTS, DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS Express, DTS-HD HR Audio, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS:X, DSD Direct Playback via Network/USB (11.2, 5.6, 2.8 MHz/2ch), DSD Disc (SACD) Playback via HDMI (5.6, 2.8 MHz/2 ch, 2.8 MHz/5.1 ch) + Dolby Surround & DTS Neural:X
8 Ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.08% THD, 2 Channels Driven, FTC CLICK FOR LATEST PRICE

2018

Pioneer Elite VSX-LX303 9.2-Ch AV Receiver

MSRP: $799

Pioneer Elite VSX-LX303 9.2-Ch AV Receiver
Pioneer Elite VSX-LX303 9.2-Ch AV Receiver
Channels HDMI In/Out Dolby Atmos? Zones
9.2 6+1 / 2 5.2.4 / 7.2.2 Zone 2 (2-ch audio - powered or line out)
HDR Support Power (W/Ch)* Speaker Impedance (Ohms) Auto Calibration Type
HDR10 / Dolby Vision / HLG / HDCP2.2 - 4K/60p 4:4:4 100 4 - 16 MCACC Auto Room Tuning - Phase Control, Subwoofer EQ, Multi-point Standing Wave Control
Pre Out / Line Out Network / Wireless? Weight (lbs) Dimensions (W x H x D)
Subwoofer (x2) / Zone 2 (2-ch) Ethernet / WiFi / AirPlay / Bluetooth / Chromecast / Spotify Connect / DTS Play-Fi / FlareConnect / Sonos Connect 23.8 17-1/8 x 6-13/16 x 14-9/16 in | 434 x 173 x 370 mm
Digital Audio Formats
Dolby Digital, DD+, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Atmos, DTS, DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS Express, DTS-HD HR Audio, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS:X, DSD Disc (SACD) Playback via HDMI (5.6, 2.8 MHz/2 ch, 2.8 MHz/5.1 ch) + Dolby Surround & DTS Neural:X
8 Ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.08% THD, 2 Channels Driven, FTC CLICK FOR LATEST PRICE

2018

Pioneer Elite VSX-LX103 7.2-Ch AV Receiver

MSRP: $499

Pioneer Elite VSX-LX103 7.2-Ch AV Receiver
Pioneer Elite VSX-LX103 7.2-Ch AV Receiver
Channels HDMI In/Out Dolby Atmos? Zones
7.2 6 / 1 5.2.2 Zone 2 (2-ch audio - powered or line out)
HDR Support Power (W/Ch)* Speaker Impedance (Ohms) Auto Calibration Type
HDR10 / Dolby Vision / HLG / HDCP2.2 - 4K/60p 4:4:4 80 4 - 16 MCACC Auto Room Tuning - Phase Control, Subwoofer EQ
Pre Out / Line Out Network / Wireless? Weight (lbs) Dimensions (W x H x D)
Subwoofer (x2) / Zone 2 (2-ch) Ethernet / WiFi / AirPlay / Bluetooth / Chromecast / Spotify Connect / DTS Play-Fi / FlareConnect 20.7 17-1/8 x 6-13/16 x 14-9/16 in | 434 x 173 x 370 mm
Digital Audio Formats
Dolby Digital, DD+, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Atmos, DTS, DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS Express, DTS-HD HR Audio, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS:X, DSD Disc (SACD) Playback via HDMI (5.6, 2.8 MHz/2 ch, 2.8 MHz/5.1 ch) + Dolby Surround & DTS Neural:X
8 Ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.08% THD, 2 Channels Driven, FTC CLICK FOR LATEST PRICE

2017

Pioneer Elite VSX-LX302 7.2-Ch AV Receiver

MSRP: $799

Pioneer Elite VSX-LX302 7.2-Ch AV Receiver
Pioneer Elite VSX-LX302 7.2-Ch AV Receiver
Channels HDMI In/Out Dolby Atmos? Zones
7.2 6+1 / 2 5.2.2 Zone 2 (2-ch audio - powered or line out)
HDR Support Power (W/Ch)* Speaker Impedance (Ohms) Auto Calibration Type
HDR10 / Dolby Vision / HLG / HDCP2.2 - 4K/60p 4:4:4 100 4 - 16 MCACC Auto Room Tuning - Phase Control, Subwoofer EQ
Pre Out / Line Out Network / Wireless? Weight (lbs) Dimensions (W x H x D)
Subwoofer (x2) / Zone 2 (2-ch) Ethernet / WiFi / AirPlay / Bluetooth / Chromecast / Spotify Connect / DTS Play-Fi / FlareConnect 22 17-1/8 x 6-13/16 x 14-9/16 in | 434 x 173 x 370 mm
Digital Audio Formats
Dolby Digital, DD+, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Atmos, DTS, DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS Express, DTS-HD HR Audio, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS:X, DSD Disc (SACD) Playback via HDMI (2.8 MHz/5.1ch, 2ch) + Dolby Surround & DTS Neural:X
8 Ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.08% THD, 2 Channels Driven, FTC CLICK FOR LATEST PRICE

2017

Pioneer Elite VSX-LX102 7.2-Ch AV Receiver

MSRP: $599

Pioneer Elite VSX-LX102 7.2-Ch AV Receiver
Pioneer Elite VSX-LX102 7.2-Ch AV Receiver
Channels HDMI In/Out Dolby Atmos? Zones
7.2 4 / 1 5.2.2 None
HDR Support Power (W/Ch)* Speaker Impedance (Ohms) Auto Calibration Type
HDR10 / Dolby Vision / HLG / HDCP2.2 - 4K/60p 4:4:4 80 4 - 16 MCACC Auto Room Tuning - Phase Control, Subwoofer EQ
Pre Out / Line Out Network / Wireless? Weight (lbs) Dimensions (W x H x D)
Subwoofer (x2) Ethernet / WiFi / AirPlay / Bluetooth / Chromecast / Spotify Connect / DTS Play-Fi / FlareConnect 19 17-1/8 x 6-13/16 x 12-5/8 in | 434 x 173 x 321 mm
Digital Audio Formats
Dolby Digital, DD+, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Atmos, DTS, DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS Express, DTS-HD HR Audio, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS:X, DSD Disc (SACD) Playback via HDMI (2.8 MHz/5.1ch, 2ch) + Dolby Surround & DTS Neural:X
8 Ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.08% THD, 2 Channels Driven, FTC CLICK FOR LATEST PRICE

Pioneer VSX Series

The VSX Series of Pioneer AV receivers are their budget models. If you don't want to break the bank, you can still get a solid receiver for your money that will serve you well.

As with all AV receivers, you just need to consider the features that you need, and then purchase the model that ticks all the boxes.

These might be budget receivers, but they offer many modern features like 4K support and Dolby Atmos. Just think about what you need in your room.

2019

Pioneer VSX-934 7.2-Ch AV Receiver

MSRP: $479

Pioneer VSX-934 7.2-Ch AV Receiver
Pioneer VSX-934 7.2-Ch AV Receiver
Channels HDMI In/Out Dolby Atmos? Zones
7.2 6 / 2 5.2.2 Zone 2 (HDMI + 2-ch audio powered) / Zone B (2-ch audio line out)
HDR Support Power (W/Ch)* Speaker Impedance (Ohms) Auto Calibration Type
HDR10 / Dolby Vision / HLG / HDCP2.2 - 4K/60p 4:4:4 80 4 - 16 MCACC Auto Room Tuning - Phase Control, Subwoofer EQ
Pre Out / Line Out Network / Wireless? Weight (lbs) Dimensions (W x H x D)
Subwoofer (x2) / Zone B (2-ch) Ethernet / WiFi / AirPlay 2 / Bluetooth / Chromecast / Spotify Connect / DTS Play-Fi / FlareConnect / Sonos Connect 20.7 17-1/8 x 6-13/16 x 14-9/16 in | 435 x 173 x 370.5 mm
Digital Audio Formats
Dolby Digital, DD+, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Atmos, DTS, DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS Express, DTS-HD HR Audio, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS:X, DSD Disc (SACD) Playback via HDMI (2.8 MHz/5.1ch, 2ch) + Dolby Surround, DTS Neural:X & DTS Virtual:X
8 Ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.08% THD, 2 Channels Driven CLICK FOR LATEST PRICE

2019

Pioneer VSX-834 7.2-Ch AV Receiver

MSRP: $379

Pioneer VSX-834 7.2-Ch AV Receiver
Pioneer VSX-834 7.2-Ch AV Receiver
Channels HDMI In/Out Dolby Atmos? Zones
7.2 4 / 1 5.2.2 Zone B (2-ch audio line out)
HDR Support Power (W/Ch)* Speaker Impedance (Ohms) Auto Calibration Type
HDR10 / Dolby Vision / HLG / HDCP2.2 - 4K/60p 4:4:4 80 4 - 16 MCACC Auto Room Tuning - Phase Control, Subwoofer EQ
Pre Out / Line Out Network / Wireless? Weight (lbs) Dimensions (W x H x D)
Subwoofer (x2) / Zone B (2-ch) Bluetooth 17.6 17-1/8 x 5-13/16 x 12-5/8 in | 435 x 148 x 321 mm
Digital Audio Formats
Dolby Digital, DD+, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Atmos, DTS, DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS Express, DTS-HD HR Audio, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS:X, DSD Disc (SACD) Playback via HDMI (2.8 MHz/5.1ch, 2ch) + Dolby Surround, DTS Neural:X & DTS Virtual:X
8 Ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.08% THD, 2 Channels Driven CLICK FOR LATEST PRICE

2019

Pioneer VSX-534 5.2-Ch AV Receiver

MSRP: $279

Pioneer VSX-534 7.2-Ch AV Receiver
Pioneer VSX-534 5.2-Ch AV Receiver
Channels HDMI In/Out Dolby Atmos? Zones
5.2 4 / 1 3.2.2 Zone B (2-ch audio line out)
HDR Support Power (W/Ch)* Speaker Impedance (Ohms) Auto Calibration Type
HDR10 / Dolby Vision / HLG / HDCP2.2 - 4K/60p 4:4:4 80 4 - 16 MCACC Auto Room Tuning - Phase Control, Subwoofer EQ
Pre Out / Line Out Network / Wireless? Weight (lbs) Dimensions (W x H x D)
Subwoofer (x2) / Zone B (2-ch) Bluetooth 17.6 17-1/8 x 5-13/16 x 12-5/8 in | 435 x 148 x 321 mm
Digital Audio Formats
Dolby Digital, DD+, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Atmos, DTS, DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS Express, DTS-HD HR Audio, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS:X, DSD Disc (SACD) Playback via HDMI (2.8 MHz/5.1ch, 2ch) + Dolby Surround, DTS Neural:X & DTS Virtual:X
8 Ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.08% THD, 2 Channels Driven CLICK FOR LATEST PRICE

2018

Pioneer VSX-933 7.2-Ch AV Receiver

MSRP: $479

Pioneer VSX-933 7.2-Ch AV Receiver
Pioneer VSX-933 7.2-Ch AV Receiver
Channels HDMI In/Out Dolby Atmos? Zones
7.2 6 / 1 5.2.2 Zone 2 (2-ch audio - powered or line out)
HDR Support Power (W/Ch)* Speaker Impedance (Ohms) Auto Calibration Type
HDR10 / Dolby Vision / HLG / HDCP2.2 - 4K/60p 4:4:4 80 4 - 16 MCACC Auto Room Tuning - Phase Control, Subwoofer EQ
Pre Out / Line Out Network / Wireless? Weight (lbs) Dimensions (W x H x D)
Subwoofer (x2) / Zone 2 (2-ch) Ethernet / WiFi / AirPlay / Bluetooth / Chromecast / Spotify Connect / DTS Play-Fi / FlareConnect / Sonos Connect 20.7 17-1/8 x 6-13/16 x 14-9/16 in | 435 x 173 x 370.5 mm
Digital Audio Formats
Dolby Digital, DD+, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Atmos, DTS, DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS Express, DTS-HD HR Audio, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS:X, DSD Disc (SACD) Playback via HDMI (2.8 MHz/5.1ch, 2ch) + Dolby Surround & DTS Neural:X
8 Ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.08% THD, 2 Channels Driven CLICK FOR LATEST PRICE

2017

Pioneer VSX-932 7.2-Ch AV Receiver

MSRP: $579

Pioneer VSX-932 7.2-Ch AV Receiver
Pioneer VSX-932 7.2-Ch AV Receiver
Channels HDMI In/Out Dolby Atmos? Zones
7.2 4 / 1 5.2.2 None
HDR Support Power (W/Ch)* Speaker Impedance (Ohms) Auto Calibration Type
HDR10 / Dolby Vision / HLG / HDCP2.2 - 4K/60p 4:4:4 80 4 - 16 MCACC Auto Room Tuning - Phase Control, Subwoofer EQ
Pre Out / Line Out Network / Wireless? Weight (lbs) Dimensions (W x H x D)
Subwoofer (x2) Ethernet / WiFi / AirPlay / Bluetooth / Chromecast / Spotify Connect / DTS Play-Fi / FlareConnect 19.4 17-1/8 x 6-13/16 x 12-5/8 in | 435 x 173 x 320.5 mm
Digital Audio Formats
Dolby Digital, DD+, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Atmos, DTS, DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS Express, DTS-HD HR Audio, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS:X, DSD Disc (SACD) Playback via HDMI (2.8 MHz/5.1ch, 2ch) + Dolby Surround & DTS Neural:X
8 Ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.08% THD, 2 Channels Driven CLICK FOR LATEST PRICE

2017

Pioneer VSX-832 5.1-Ch AV Receiver

MSRP: $479

Pioneer VSX-832 7.2-Ch AV Receiver
Pioneer VSX-832 5.1-Ch AV Receiver
Channels HDMI In/Out Dolby Atmos? Zones
5.1 4 / 1 3.1.2 None
HDR Support Power (W/Ch)* Speaker Impedance (Ohms) Auto Calibration Type
HDR10 / Dolby Vision / HLG / HDCP2.2 - 4K/60p 4:4:4 80 4 - 16 MCACC Auto Room Tuning - Phase Control, Subwoofer EQ
Pre Out / Line Out Network / Wireless? Weight (lbs) Dimensions (W x H x D)
Subwoofer (x1) Ethernet / WiFi / AirPlay / Bluetooth / Chromecast / DTS Play-Fi / FlareConnect 19 17-1/8 x 6-13/16 x 12-5/8 in | 435 x 173 x 320.5 mm
Digital Audio Formats
Dolby Digital, DD+, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Atmos, DTS, DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS Express, DTS-HD HR Audio, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS:X, DSD Disc (SACD) Playback via HDMI (2.8 MHz/5.1ch, 2ch) + Dolby Surround & DTS Neural:X
8 Ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.08% THD, 2 Channels Driven CLICK FOR LATEST PRICE

2017

Pioneer VSX-532 5.1-Ch AV Receiver

MSRP: $379

Pioneer VSX-532 7.2-Ch AV Receiver
Pioneer VSX-532 5.1-Ch AV Receiver
Channels HDMI In/Out Dolby Atmos? Zones
5.1 4 / 1 None None
HDR Support Power (W/Ch)* Speaker Impedance (Ohms) Auto Calibration Type
HDR10 / HDCP2.2 - 4K/60p 4:4:4 80 6 - 16 MCACC Auto Room Tuning - Phase Control, Automatic Crossover Detection
Pre Out / Line Out Network / Wireless? Weight (lbs) Dimensions (W x H x D)
Subwoofer (x1) Bluetooth 17.6 17-1/8 x 6-5/8 x 12-5/8 in | 435 x 168 x 320.5 mm
Digital Audio Formats
Dolby Digital, DD+, Dolby TrueHD, DTS, DTS 96/24, DTS Express, DTS-HD HR Audio, DTS-HD Master Audio, DSD Disc (SACD) Playback via HDMI (2.8 MHz 2ch) + Dolby Pro Logic II & DTS Neo:6
8 Ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.08% THD, 2 Channels Driven CLICK FOR LATEST PRICE

2016

Pioneer VSX-S520 5.1-Ch Slim AV Receiver

MSRP: $399.99

Pioneer VSX-S520 5.1-Ch Slim AV Receiver
Pioneer VSX-S520 5.1-Ch Slim AV Receiver
Channels HDMI In/Out Dolby Atmos? Zones
5.1 4 / 1 3.1.2 None
HDR Support Power (W/Ch)* Speaker Impedance (Ohms) Auto Calibration Type
HDR10 / HDCP2.2 - 4K/60p 4:4:4 50 4 - 8 MCACC Pro Auto Room Tuning - Phase Control, Subwoofer EQ (4 Band)
Pre Out / Line Out Network / Wireless? Weight (lbs) Dimensions (W x H x D)
Subwoofer (x1) Ethernet / WiFi / AirPlay / Bluetooth / Chromecast / Spotify Connect / DTS Play-Fi / FlareConnect 8.8 17-1/8 x 2-3/4 x 12-13/16 in | 435 x 70 x 325 mm
Digital Audio Formats
Dolby Digital, DD+, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Atmos, DTS, DTS 96/24, DTS Express, DTS-HD HR Audio, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS:X, DSD Direct Playback via Network/USB (11.2, 5.6, 2.8 MHz/2ch), DSD Disc (SACD) Playback via HDMI (2.8 MHz/5.1ch, 2ch) + Dolby Surround & DTS Neural:X
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About Home Cinema Guide

Paul started the Home Cinema Guide to help less-experienced users get the most out of today's audio-visual technology. He has worked as a sound, lighting and audio-visual engineer for around 20 years. At home, he has spent more time than is probably healthy installing, configuring, testing, de-rigging, fixing, tweaking, re-installing again (and sometimes using) various pieces of hi-fi and home cinema equipment.


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