In a 15 % slimmer design than the previous model, the VSX-834 is full of easy-to-use features, including the 4K indicator, and Personal Preset and Bluetooth Input buttons on the front panel. In addition to offering immersive sound with Dolby Atmos and DTS:X audio formats, the AV receiver can also decode Dolby Atmos Height Virtualizer and DTS Virtual:X, letting you experience similar virtual surround effects without using height or surround speakers. The latest video standards such as Ultra HD, HDR10, HLG, and Dolby Vision can be enjoyed with support for HDCP 2.2. With the Zone B feature, you can enjoy music playing in the Main Zone via wireless headphones.
Dolby Atmos/Dolby Surround Upmixing
The VSX-834 is compatible with 5.2.2ch configuration of the latest theater sound platform, Dolby Atmos. You can reproduce object-oriented sound in smooth, curving movements, or the realistic three-dimensional movement overhead by the top speakers. Other audio codecs such as PCM and DSD can be upmixed using Dolby Surround for enjoying 3D surround sound.
DTS:X/DTS Neural:X Upmixing
DTS:X is the next-generation audio codec from DTS that leverages object-based audio to enable new immersive and interactive audio experiences. Since DTS:X can automatically adapt the audio to the existing channels and speaker system, no specific speaker layout is required. Experience an immersive soundscape with incredibly rich and life-like audio. Other audio codecs such as PCM and DSD can be upmixed using DTS Neural:X for enjoying 3D surround sound.
Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization
When playing any Dolby format, engaging the Dolby Atmos Height Virtualizer enables a more immersive listening experience, creating a virtual surround and height effect from traditional speaker layouts without employing additional surround or height speakers.
With DTS Virtual:X, you can enjoy a three-dimensional immersive sound similar to DTS:X, without the need of height or rear speakers. The technology supports 2 to 7.1.4-channel input source, for delivery on 2 to 5.1 or even 7.1-channel speaker layout. DTS Virtual:X works with all DTS codecs, including DTS:X.
Next Generation Video Standard Ready
The VSX-834 supports pass-through for HDR10, HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma), and Dolby Vision signals. By connecting a compatible source device, you can enjoy these latest video standards on a compatible display. What's more, all HDMI terminals support 4K (60p/4:4:4/24-bit), Wide Color Gamut (BT.2020), and HDCP 2.2, so you will have no problem when upgrading to new devices, and can also enjoy premium content such as 4K videos with digital copy protection.
MCACC Auto 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.
Zone B Output for Wireless Headphones
The VSX-834 is equipped with Zone B audio output terminals for expanding the Main Zone sound by connecting your wireless headphone dock. You can listen to the sound playing in the living room via wireless headphones.
Built-in Bluetooth Wireless Technology
Stream songs from compatible devices with the built-in Bluetooth Wireless Technology (ver. 4.2 LE). The VSX-834 features A2DP/AVRCP profiles, with support for SBC/AAC codecs. By pressing the Bluetooth button on the front panel, you can directly start up the BT function, even when the unit is in standby.
Just press the Personal Preset button on the front panel for three seconds, and your current settings such as volume level and listening mode can be saved. Up to three presets can be registered and easily called up from the front panel button or the remote control.
With this unique mid-range sound control feature, you can make independent volume adjustments to the range including dialogs in films, with the up/down key on the remote control.
On-Screen Information for Audio/Video Status
The screen display now shows detailed input and output information for the playing content. So you can see whether your video is being output by Dolby Vision, or if the movie is processing Dolby Atmos or DTS:X sound.
|Power Output: Watts per Channel (20Hz-20kHz,.08%THD@8ohm 2ch Driven)||80 W/ch|
|Amplifier Design||Direct Energy|
|Power Output: Watts per Channel (1kHz,10%THD@6ohm 1ch Driven)||165 W/ch|
|Estimated Power Consumption/Network Standby off||490 W/0.1 W|
|Decoders & Formats|
|Digital Core DSP Engine||Digital Quad-Core 32-bit DSP (Cirrus Logic)|
|Audio DACs||384 kHz/32-bit D/A Conversion with AK4438 (AKM)|
|iPod Digital Audio||-|
|Music File Playback||192 kHz/24-bit ALAC, AIFF, FLAC, WAV Via USB|
|High-Definition Copy Protection (HDCP)||2.2|
|Dolby Atmos Height Virtualizer||Yes (* Available with future firmware update)|
|Dolby Digital Plus||Yes|
|DTS-HD Master Audio||Yes|
|HDMI SACD Transfer||2 Channel|
|Standing Wave Control||-|
|Distance Adjustment||0.1 feet|
|Auto Subwoofer Crossover||Yes|
|Stream Direct||Yes (Direct, Pure Direct)|
|Front Stage Surround Advance||Yes|
|Advanced Sound Retriever||Yes|
|Sound Retriever AIR||-|
|Digital Noise Reduction||-|
|Sound Delay (Lip Sync)||Yes|
|4K Ultra HD Pass-Through||Yes (HDR10, HLG and BT.2020 Wide Color Gamut Signal Pass-through)|
|4K Ultra HD Video Scaler||Ultra HD Upscaling|
|Audio Return Channel||Yes|
|HDMI Standby Through||Yes with Input Switch / Last Memory|
|Dolby Vision Compatible||Yes|
|HDMI 36-bit Deep Color||Yes|
|HDMI x.v. Color||Yes|
|Video Converter to HDMI||Yes|
|Component Video Scaler||-|
|Composite Video Scaler||-|
|Pure Cinema I/P Converter||-|
|Advanced Video Adjustment||-|
|3D Noise Reduction||-|
|HDMI Input / Output||4 In (Rear) / 1 Out|
|Bluetooth Built-In||Yes (Version: 4.2 + LE, Profile: A2DP 1.2/AVRCP 1.3, Codec: SBC/AAC)|
|Wireless Adapter Port||-|
|Bluetooth Adapter Port||-|
|Component Video Input / Output||-|
|Composite A/V Input / Output||-|
|iPhone / iPod / USB Memory Input||-|
|Analog Audio Inputs / Output||2 in / 0 out|
|Digital Audio Inputs / Output||2 In (Optical 1, Coaxial 1)|
|Pre-Amp Output||0.2 ch.|
|Front A/V Inputs||USB / 3.5mm stereo mini jack|
|AM/FM Presets||AM/FM Tuner 40 Presets|
|On-Screen Display||User-Friendly GUI with System Setup Menu|
|Auto Power Down||Yes|
|Multi-Room and Source Output||-|
|IR Serial Remote In/Out||-|
|Multi-Zone On-Screen Display||-|
|Versatile Speaker Configuration||Speaker 7ch Out (FRONT, CENTER, SURROUND, SURROUND BACK/HEIGHT, Bi-AMP/ZONE B)|
|Speaker Terminals||2 large + 5 clips|
|Warranty||1 Year Parts & Labor|