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Pioneer VSX-822-K 5.1-Channel 3D Ready A/V Receiver

B&H # PIVSX822K Mfr # VSX-822-K
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Product Highlights
  • 5.1 Channel A/V Receiver
  • 80 Watts Per Channel
  • Works With iPod, iPhone & iPad
  • 6 HDMI Inputs
  • Apple AirPlay Ready
  • Stream Internet Radio & PC Audio
  • Advanced Surround Sound
  • 3D Compatible
  • Video Conversion to HDMI 1080p
  • MCACC Calibration

If you're in search of a powerful home theater foundation that offers a multitude of streaming options, compatibility with iPod, iPhone and iPad as well as exquisite audio and video processing capabilities, the Pioneer VSX-822-K 5.1-Channel 3D Ready A/V Receiver could be a good match for your needs. It offers 80 watts per channel with six HDMI inputs with support for 3D video from Blu-ray discs, broadcasting and video games, as well as Deep Color, x.v. Color and Audio Return Channel. So in addition to the HD Blu-ray format, this receiver is ideal for all current and future high definition sources with extensive connectivity options for legacy equipment as well.

The VSX-822-K can upscale from virtually any source up to 1080p for crisp, clear video displays no matter what you're watching. Of course, it supports advanced surround sound processing of Dolby and DTS formats including Dolby True HD and DTS-HD Master Audio to give your Blu-ray disc movies a soundtrack that's realistic and lifelike. It also supports Dolby Pro Logic IIz, which adds a "height" channel for an even more immersive experience.

Since this receiver is certified to work with iPod, iPhone and iPad, Pioneer has included several features for seamless operation with your iDevices. After a download from the App Store, you can control master and per-zone volume, room calibration and more. You'll have a simple but powerful way to adjust your home theater sound however you like, from the convenience of your portable device. You can also enjoy music with iTunes album art, movies and downloaded TV shows from iTunes, photos, web content like YouTube clips and more. With AirPlay, you can stream music from your iPod, iPhone or iPad from your iTunes library -- wirelessly!

But once you've connected the VSX-822-K to an internet connection, your home entertainment possibilities don't have to end there. This receiver is Bluetooth ready (optional adapter is required) stream content from your iPhone, Blackberry, or Android smartphone as well as other Bluetooth-enabled sources like a laptop.

The VSX-822-K features Pioneer's exclusive Multi-Channel Acoustic Calibration system (MCACC), which provides a near studio-quality, multi-channel listening experience customized specifically to your listening environment. An included microphone measures every speaker's connection, and notes its size, distance from the listening point, sound levels and timbre to calibrate and maximize performance. So, pretty much any seat will be the best seat in the house.

And there's more -- with Pioneer's Advanced Sound Retriever, your WMA, MP3 and AAC music files will sound cleaner and clearer than ever. This fills in areas where minute details were left out during the compression process.

In addition to controlling the receiver with your iPod, iPhone or iPad, you can also utilize the full color on-screen GUI along with the included preset remote to adjust and tweak your home theater sound. Clearly, the VSX-822-K allows for advanced audio and video processing while offering compatibility with portable Apple devices and providing a gateway to internet radio and more, right in your own living room -- just add a Blu-ray disc or DVD player, TV and speakers of your choice for the ultimate networked home theater system.

Direct Energy Amplification
  • 5.1 channels
  • 80 watts per channel (20 Hz - 20 kHz, THD 0.08% @ 8 ohms FTC)
  • 140 watts per channel (6 ohms 1 kHz 1% 1 ch driven)
Audio Features
  • Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Pro Logic IIz, Dolby Digital Plus
  • DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS-ES, DTS Neo:6 
  • Digital Core Engine with Texas Instruments Aureus DSP
  • 192 kHz / 24-bit DAC
  • HDMI Audio Return Channel
  • Pioneer Auto MCACC room calibration
Pioneer Sound Enhancements
  • Phase control
  • Advanced Sound Retreiver (2 ch)
  • Sound Retreiver Air
  • Auto Level Control (2 ch)
  • Advanced surround (9 + 1 modes)
  • Front stage surround advance
  • Headphones surround
Video Features
  • HDMI 6 in / 1 out
  • 3D ready (Blu-ray disc, broadcase and games)
  • Deep Color (36-bit), x.v. Color
  • 1080p transferring
Home Network Features
  • AirPlay compatible
  • DLNA certified (1.5)
  • Compatible with Windows 7
  • Music file playback via LAN/USB (WAV, MP3, WMA, AAC, FLAC)
  • 192 kHz / 24-bit audio playback (WAV, FLAC)
  • Pandora Internet Radio
  • Internet Radio with vTuner
Convenience Features
  • iPod/iPhone/iPad digital transmission via front USB terminal
  • Charges iPod/iPhone/iPad, USB and video cable supplied
  • ControlApp ready (iOS or Android)
  • Bluetooth ready (optional AS-BT200 adapter required)
  • Air Jam App ready (iOS or Android) (AS-BT200 required); lets you share music and create playlists via Bluetooth connection
  • Firmware update via Internet or USB
  • Graphical User Interface (GUI) with album artwork (HDMI only)
  • Auto power down
  • AM/FM tuner with 30 presets
  • Sleep timer
  • Preset remote control
Amplifier
Power Output 80W per channel (20 Hz - 20 kHz, 0.08% THD @ 8 ohms)
110W per channel (1 kHz @ 8 ohm)
140W per channel (1 kHz @ 6 ohms)
No. of Channels 5.1
Audio Processing
Dolby TrueHD Yes
Dolby Pro Logic IIz Yes
Dolby Digital Plus Yes
DTS-HD Master Audio Yes
DTS ES Yes
DTS Neo:6 Yes
THX Processing Mode No
THX Certified No
DAC 192 kHz / 24-bit
Convenience
Speaker Selector No
Multi Room/Source No
AM/FM Tuner Yes, 30 presets
Remote Control Yes
Connectors
Inputs HDMI x 6 (rear)
Component video (assignable) x 1
Composite A/V input x 2
Analog audio inputs x 3
Digital coaxial (assignable) x 1
Digital optical (assignable) x 1
MCACC setup mic in (front) x 1
Ethernet x 1
IR serial remote in x 1
Outputs HDMI x 1
Monitor composite out x 1
Analog audio outputs x 1
Headphone out (front) x 1
IR serial remote out x 1
Speaker 5 ch out
Preout SB/FH out x 1
Subwoofer pre-out x 1
Other Ports Bluetooth adapter port x 1 (optional AS-BT200)
Front USB memory input x 1
IR serial remote in/out x 1 / x 1
Video Input Conversion Video conversion to HDMI
General
Power Requirements 120 VAC, 60 Hz
Power Consumption 450W
0.4W standby (control off)
Dimensions (WxHxD) 17.13 x 6.60 x 13.48" (43.5 x 16.8 x 34.2 cm)
Weight 19.62 lb (8.9 kg)
Pioneer VSX-822-K 5.1-Channel 3D Ready A/V Receiver
  • Setup Microphone
  • Remote Control
  • 2 x AAA Size IEC R03 Dry Cell Batteries
  • AM Loop Antenna
  • FM Wire Antenna
  • iPod Cable
  • Warranty Card
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Safety Brochure
  • Operating Instructions (CD-ROM)
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    PioneerVSX-822-K 5.1-Channel 3D Ready A/V Receiver
     
    3.6

    (based on 5 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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    • 3 Stars

       

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    60%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to set up (4)
    • Good power output (3)
    • Great sound quality (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Basic systems (5)
      • Home theater (5)
      • Smaller rooms / apartments (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Tech savvy (5), Movie enthusiast (4), Practical (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (5)

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      4.0

      Great AVR for an awesome price!!

      By Mob8oss

      from Costa Mesa, CA

      About Me Movie Enthusiast, Practical, Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Accurate Controls
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Good Remote Control
      • Great Sound Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Basic Systems
        • Home Theater
        • Smaller Rooms

        Comments about Pioneer VSX-822-K 5.1-Channel 3D Ready A/V Receiver:

        This Pioneer unit has many options that units of even DOUBLE this price have. I have this unit in my bedroom and it is a Great unit. I have a Denon AVR in my living room and when I use the Pioneer in my bedroom I am still very happy with the features and sound.

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        3.0

        good reciever

        By Soccernut

        from new jersey

        About Me Audiophile, Movie Enthusiast, Tech Savvy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up
        • Good Power Output

        Cons

        • Confusing / Bad Remote Control

        Best Uses

        • Basic Systems
        • Home Theater
        • Smaller Rooms

        Comments about Pioneer VSX-822-K 5.1-Channel 3D Ready A/V Receiver:

        Although I havent had the opportunity to play around with this new reciever, I do like the sound and controls. Remote is pretty terrible, not backlite.

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        4.0

        Great if you like to navigate via the TV

        By pdale1000

        from Seattle, WA

        About Me Audiophile, Movie Enthusiast, Practical, Tech Savvy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Power Output
        • Great Sound Quality

        Cons

        • Confusing / Bad Remote Control
        • Difficult To Set Up
        • Limited Functions

        Best Uses

        • Basic Systems
        • Home Theater

        Comments about Pioneer VSX-822-K 5.1-Channel 3D Ready A/V Receiver:

        I wanted to love this receiver as I have had great experiences with Pioneer in the past. While it sounds great and is a surprising value for the included features, it is lacking in two areas. For one, I found it very difficult to set-up. I have set-up Onkyo, Sony, Adcom, and many other brands and this was the hardest. Second, because it came with an alphanumeric display, I thought I would be able to access music from my server and have the artists displayed on the readout. It doesn't work that way at all. You are required to use an HDMI connection to your TV and can then access and play your music. This made it worthless to me as I do not want the TV on all the time.

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        4.0

        Great receiver, great price!

        By Josh

        from Dayton OH

        About Me Movie Enthusiast, Practical, Tech Savvy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up
        • Good Power Output
        • Great Sound Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Basic Systems
          • Home Theater
          • Smaller Rooms

          Comments about Pioneer VSX-822-K 5.1-Channel 3D Ready A/V Receiver:

          Works exactly as advertised. Six HDMI inputs, network ready, etc...

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          3.0

          Good, but not great

          By Alan

          from Sterling, VA

          About Me Practical, Tech Savvy

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Accurate Controls
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Good Remote Control

          Cons

          • Limited Functions

          Best Uses

          • Basic Systems
          • Home Theater

          Comments about Pioneer VSX-822-K 5.1-Channel 3D Ready A/V Receiver:

          I was looking for an up-to-date receiver that was fully HDMI-compatible. I have an earlier model of this receiver is a different part of my house and it works great. This new version has some great network-enabled features but is missing two things important to me - Sirius XM compatibility and multi-zone. I ended up exchanging this for a Denon 1713 which I'm quite pleased with so far.

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