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Pioneer VSXS520

Pioneer 5.1-ch Slim Network AV Receiver - VSXS520

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  • Slim 2.76" Low-profile Design
  • Built in Bluetooth and WiFi
  • Ultra HD Pass-through (4K UltraHD 60P/4:4:4) with HDCP 2.2
  • 80 W/ch (4 ohms, 1 kHz, THD 1.0 %, 1ch Driven FTC)
  • 50 W/ch (4 ohms, 1 kHz, THD 1.0 %, 2ch Driven FTC)

Slim Compact Design

Bringing quality sound and the latest features in a slim and stylish design, thanks to the highly-efficient Class D amplifier. Enjoy spectacular images with Ultra HD (4K/60p/4:4:4) upscaling/pass-through, play Hi-Res Audio via USB/network, listen to internet radio and various streaming services. The slim, stylish design and efficient power makes the VSX-S520 an ideal addition to any home cinema.

Slim Compact Design

Like other products from Pioneer, the VSX-S520 features a stylish black finish along with a slim line profile combined with low heat generation of class D amps and a low-profile design that makes it easy to fit into tight spaces.

Built-in Dual Band Wi-Fi

Enjoy network features such as audio streaming via wireless LAN connection. The built-in Wi-Fi is dual band, supporting both 5 GHz and 2.4 GHz frequency channels. By using the 5 GHz band, you can enjoy steady and uninterrupted streaming of audio files.

Ultra HD (4K/60p/4:4:4/24-bit) Upscaling/Pass-Through with HDCP 2.2

The feature lets you take advantage of the highest-quality video source for viewing on a 4K TV. With support for HDCP 2.2, you can enjoy premium content such as 4K videos with digital copy protection on a compatible display. Supports up to 4K/60p/4:4:4/24-bit with HDCP 2.2 on HDMI IN (1/2/3), and HDMI OUT.

Next Generation Video Standard Ready

The VSX-S520 is ready for the next generation video standard HDR (High Dynamic Range) and BT.2020, which were adopted by Ultra HD Blu-ray. HDR is a technology that drastically expands the brightness peak, providing a higher contrast between light and dark images, which creates even more life-like pictures. BT.2020 is a new color-recording technology allowing a much wider gamut than the current BT.709 standard, enabling vividly rich coloration.

Internet Radio amp Online Music

Enjoy limitless streams of your favorite online music, sports, talk and news entertainment services, including Spotify and for the first time TuneIn 1, TIDAL 1, and Deezer 1 2. 1 Future Firmware Update Required 2 DEEZER Service only available in Canada, not available in the U.S.

MCACCAuto Room Tuning

Create the optimum acoustic environment with Pioneer's MCACC (Multi-Channel Acoustic Calibration System), developed with the expertise of professional recording studios. With the custom microphone, the system automatically compensates for differences in speaker size, level and distance, and equalizes response. As an innovative solution for the phase lag between the subwoofer and the main channel speakers caused by the network filter, Phase Control compensates the delayed bass to improve sound synchronization.

Intuitive Control with New Pioneer Remote App (iOS/Android)

Enjoy smooth control using your beloved device. With the free Pioneer Remote app, you can use your iPad/iPhone/iPod touch or Android smartphone for operating the AV receiver, or play back tunes stored on your device. You can also select internet radio stations, and play songs from your media server. AV receiver needs to be connected to a home LAN network in a wireless LAN environment.

Multi-room Audio Offers a Variety of Ways to Enjoy Music

The VSX-S520 will support FireConnect Powered by Blackfire 1 with a future firmware update. FireConnect is a stable wireless protocol that streams audio from a compatible Pioneer AV Receiver to a compatible Pioneer wireless speaker 2. Enjoy Bluetooth audio, front USB audio files and internet radio from the FireConnect compatible Pioneer AV receiver to an optional FireConnect compatible Pioneer wireless speaker(s) 1 located in another room(s). 1 Multi-room Audio is realized by FireConnect technology. FireConnect is a technology of Blackfire Research Corp, USA. We cannot guarantee that the AV Receiver will support all speakers incorporating FireConnect technology. Not all FireConnect compatible speakers work with all FireConnect capable AV Receivers. 2 Optional Pioneer Wireless Speaker(s) available late 2016.

Amplifier DesignClass D
Power Ωutput: Watts per Channel (1 kHz, 1.0%THD@4ohm, 2ch driven FTC)50 W
Power Ωutput: Watts per Channel (1 kHz, 1.0%THD@4ohm, 1ch driven FTC)80 W
Estimated Power Consumption/Network Standby off60 W / 0.2 W
Handheld and Internet
HTC Connect-
Made for iPhone and iPodAirPlay Ωnly
iΩS/Android Remote Control APPPioneer Remote App
TIDAL Music Streaming Service ReadyYes
Pandora Internet RadioYes
Internet RadioTuneIn Radio
Decoders & Formats
Digital Core DSP EngineCirrus Logic (Quad Core) x1
iPod Digital Audio-
Music File PlaybackMP3, WMA, AAC, Apple Lossless*, WAV*, FLAC*, AIFF, DSD via USB and Network (*up to 192kHz/24-bit),
High-Definition Copy Protection (HDCP)2.2
Dolby Atmos-
Dolby TrueHDYes
Dolby Digital PlusYes
DTS-HD Master AudioYes
DTS Neural:X-
DTS Neo:X-
HDMI SACD TransferMulti-Channel
Soundfield Calibration
Phase ControlYes
MCACC Memory1
Standing Wave Control-
EQ Bands9-Band
Symmetric EQYes
Distance Adjustment0.1 feet
Polarity Check-
Auto Subwoofer CrossoverYes
Listening Modes
Auto SurroundYes
Stream DirectYes (Direct, Pure Direct)
Advanced Surround12
Wide Surround-
Front Stage Surround AdvanceYes
Headphone Surround-
Virtual Speakers-
Audio Features
Dialog Enhancement-
Advanced Sound RetrieverYes
DSD Music File2ch(2.8MHz / 5.6MHz)
Sound Retriever AIR-
Digital Noise Reduction-
Tone ControlMulti
Sound Delay (Lip Sync)500 ms @ 48k/ 400 ms @ 96k/ 200 ms @ 192k
Speaker A/BYes
Video Processing
4K Ultra HD Pass-ThroughYes
4K Ultra HD Video ScalerYes (1080p to 4K)
3-D ReadyYes
Audio Return ChannelYes
HDMI Standby ThroughYes with Input Switch / Last Memory
HDMI 36-bit Deep ColorYes
HDMI x.v. ColorYes
Video Processor-
Video Converter to HDMI-
HDMI to HDMI Video Scaler4K Ultra HD (for 1080p)
Component Video Scaler-
Composite Video Scaler-
Pure Cinema I/P Converter-
Advanced Video Adjustment-
3D Noise Reduction-
Super ResolutionYes
HDMI Input / Ωutput4 in (4 Rear) /1 out
MHL 2-
Wi-Fi Built-InYes (5GHz/2.4GHz)
Bluetooth Built-InYes (Version: 4.1, Profile: A2DP/AVRCP, Codec: SBC/AAC)
Wireless Adapter Port-
Bluetooth Adapter Port-
Component Video Input / Ωutput-
Composite A/V Input / Ωutput-
iPhone / iPod / USB Memory InputUSB Memory
USB TerminalFront USB
Ethernet InputYes
Analog Audio Inputs / Ωutput-
Digital Audio Inputs / Ωutput2 In (Ωptical 1, Coaxial 1)
Pre-Amp Ωutput0.1 Ch
Headphone ΩutputYes
Front A/V InputsUSB
AM/FM Presets40 (FM only)
Ωn-Screen DisplayGUI with System/Network Setup Menu
Auto Power DownYes
Multi-Room and Source ΩutputYes (with future firmware update)
IR Serial Remote In/Ωut-
Multi-Zone Ωn-Screen Display-
FL DimmerYes
Function RenameYes
Sleep TimerYes
Versatile Speaker Configuration(FRΩNT, CENTER, SURRΩUND, SUBWΩΩFER)
Front PanelBrushed
Speaker Terminals6 Clips
Warranty1 Year Parts & Labor
W x H x D (inches)17.12 x 2.75 x 12.81
Weight8.8 lbs

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