Pioneer 5.1-ch Slim Network AV Receiver VSXS520

VSXS520

$550
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CLEARANCE

  • 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)

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.

Chromecast™ built-in
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
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
Channels 6
Estimated Power Consumption/Network Standby off 60 W / 0.2 W
HANDHELD AND INTERNET
AirPlay Yes
HTC Connect -
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 Atmos 3.1.2ch
Dolby TrueHD Yes
Dolby Digital Plus Yes
DTS:X -
DTS-HD Master Audio Yes
DTS Neural:X -
DTS Neo:X -
HDMI SACD Transfer Multi-Channel
SOUNDFIELD CALIBRATION
Phase Control Yes
MCACC Yes
MCACC Memory 1
Standing Wave Control -
EQ Bands 9-Band
Symmetric EQ Yes
X-Curve Yes
Distance Adjustment 0.1 feet
Polarity Check -
Auto Subwoofer Crossover Yes
LISTENING MODES
Auto Surround Yes
Stream Direct Yes (Direct, Pure Direct)
Advanced Surround 12
Wide Surround -
Front Stage Surround Advance Yes
Headphone Surround -
Virtual Speakers -
AUDIO FEATURES
Dialog Enhancement -
Advanced Sound Retriever Yes
DSD Music File 2ch(2.8MHz / 5.6MHz)
Sound Retriever AIR -
Digital Noise Reduction -
Tone Control Multi
Sound Delay (Lip Sync) 500 ms @ 48k/ 400 ms @ 96k/ 200 ms @ 192k
Speaker A/B Yes
Bi-Amp -
VIDEO PROCESSING
4K Ultra HD Pass-Through Yes
4K Ultra HD Video Scaler Yes (1080p to 4K)
3-D Ready Yes
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 Processor -
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 -
Super Resolution Yes
CONNECTIVITY
HDMI Input / Output 4 in (4 Rear) /1 out
MHL 2 -
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
Ethernet Input Yes
Analog Audio Inputs / Output -
Digital Audio Inputs / Output 2 In (Optical 1, Coaxial 1)
Pre-Amp Output 0.1 Ch
Headphone Output Yes
Front A/V Inputs USB
AM/FM Presets 40 (FM only)
CONSTRUCTION
Front Panel Brushed
Speaker Terminals 6 Clips
WARRANTY
Warranty 1 Year Parts & Labor
DIMENSION
W x H x D (inches) 17.12 x 2.75 x 12.81
Weight 8.8 lbs

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