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.
Dolby Atmos for 3.1.2ch with Surround Enhancer
The VSX-S520 supports up to 3.1.2ch Dolby Atmos*. Surround Enhancer*, developed by Dolby Laboratories, Inc., is a virtual speaker technology based on Head-Related Transfer Function (HRTF). With DSP, virtual surround speakers deliver the sound that usually comes from surround speakers. The 3.1.2ch is virtually expanded to 5.1.2ch to create 3D surround sound field. Even those who have difficulty installing rear speakers can also enjoy various audio formats** in a wide sound field with Surround Enhancer, as well Dolby Atmos.
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.
The VSX-S520 comes with Chromecast built-in, so you can use your mobile device to stream your favorite music, radio, or podcasts to the receiver. You can control the audio from anywhere in the house using Chromecast-enabled apps running on your personal device—iPhone, iPad, Android phone and tablet, Mac and Windows laptop, and Chromebook. Discover Chromecast-enabled apps at g.co/cast/audioapps.
Internet Radio & 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.
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. 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.
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).
|Power Output: Watts per Channel (1 kHz, 1.0%THD@4ohm, 2ch driven FTC)||50 W|
|Power Output: Watts per Channel (1 kHz, 1.0%THD@4ohm, 1ch driven FTC)||80 W|
|Amplifier Design||Class D|
|Estimated Power Consumption/Network Standby off||60 W / 0.2 W|
|HANDHELD AND INTERNET|
|Made for iPhone and iPod||AirPlay Only|
|iOS/Android Remote Control APP||Pioneer Remote App|
|TIDAL Music Streaming Service Ready||Yes|
|Pandora Internet Radio||Yes|
|Internet Radio||TuneIn Radio|
|DECODERS & FORMATS|
|Digital Core DSP Engine||Cirrus Logic (Quad Core) x1|
|iPod Digital Audio||-|
|Music File Playback||MP3, 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 Digital Plus||Yes|
|DTS-HD Master Audio||Yes|
|HDMI SACD Transfer||Multi-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|
|DSD Music File||2ch(2.8MHz / 5.6MHz)|
|Sound Retriever AIR||-|
|Digital Noise Reduction||-|
|Sound Delay (Lip Sync)||500 ms @ 48k/ 400 ms @ 96k/ 200 ms @ 192k|
|4K Ultra HD Pass-Through||Yes|
|4K Ultra HD Video Scaler||Yes (1080p to 4K)|
|Audio Return Channel||Yes|
|HDMI Standby Through||Yes with Input Switch / Last Memory|
|HDMI 36-bit Deep Color||Yes|
|HDMI x.v. Color||Yes|
|Video Converter to HDMI||-|
|HDMI to HDMI Video Scaler||4K Ultra HD (for 1080p)|
|Component Video Scaler||-|
|Composite Video Scaler||-|
|Pure Cinema I/P Converter||-|
|Advanced Video Adjustment||-|
|3D Noise Reduction||-|
|HDMI Input / Output||4 in (4 Rear) /1 out|
|Wi-Fi Built-In||Yes (5GHz/2.4GHz)|
|Bluetooth Built-In||Yes (Version: 4.1, Profile: A2DP/AVRCP, Codec: SBC/AAC)|
|Wireless Adapter Port||-|
|Bluetooth Adapter Port||-|
|Component Video Input / Output||-|
|Composite A/V Input / Output||-|
|iPhone / iPod / USB Memory Input||USB Memory|
|USB Terminal||Front USB|
|Analog Audio Inputs / Output||-|
|Digital Audio Inputs / Output||2 In (Optical 1, Coaxial 1)|
|Pre-Amp Output||0.1 Ch|
|Front A/V Inputs||USB|
|AM/FM Presets||40 (FM only)|
|Speaker Terminals||6 Clips|
|Warranty||1 Year Parts & Labor|
|W x H x D (inches)||17.12 x 2.75 x 12.81|
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