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Pioneer VSX-823-K 5.1-Channel Network Ready AV Receiver

B&H # PIVSX823K Mfr # VSX-823-K
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Product Highlights
  • 140W Power Output per Channel
  • Digital Core Engine with TI Aureus DSP
  • Direct Energy Amp & 192 kHz / 24-bit DAC
  • DLNA 1.5 & HTC Connect Certified
  • AirPlay Wireless Audio Streaming
  • HDMI & USB Connectivity
  • HDMI Supports 4K & 3D Pass-Through
  • Dolby TrueHD & DTS-HD Master Audio
  • Pioneer Auto MCACC Room Calibration
  • Works with Optional Bluetooth Adapter

The Pioneer VSX-823-K 5.1-Channel Network Ready AV Receiver features Direct Energy amplification with up to 140W per channel. It's equipped with Dolby and DTS high-definition surround sound decoding, Ethernet connectivity and a GUI that supports album artwork. The receiver features six HDMI inputs that support 4K and 3D pass-through, Audio Return Channel (ARC), Deep Color (36-bit) and x.v. Color. The front panel HDMI input also supports MHL 2.0 for Android audio/video playback. Plus, there are multiple advanced surround modes and an AM/FM tuner with 30 station presets.

The VSX-823-K is DLNA 1.5 Certified for network streaming. It is HTC Certified as well. It supports AirPlay for wireless audio streaming from compatible Apple devices. Plus, the receiver can also stream audio via Bluetooth, but an optional AS-BT200 adapter is required. You can use your iOS or Android mobile device as remote using the ControlApp. And, if you have the optional Bluetooth adapter, you can use the Air Jam App with your iOS or Android mobile device to share music and create playlists via Bluetooth.

The receiver also features multiple analog audio and video inputs, a coaxial audio input and an optical audio input. There is a front panel USB port as well, which you can use to connect your iPod, iPhone, iPad or USB drive. The USB port supports direct digital connection and it will even charge your device. Other features include multiple Pioneer sound enhancements and Pioneer Auto MCACC Room Calibration, which includes a setup mic so you can perfectly calibrate your system to your specific room dimensions.

Audio Features

Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Pro Logic IIz and Dolby Digital Plus
DTS-HD Master Audio and DTS Neo:6
Digital Core Engine with Texas Instruments Aureus DSP
192 kHz / 24-bit DAC
HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Pioneer Auto MCACC Room Calibration

Pioneer Sound Enhancements

Phase Control
Advanced Sound Retriever (2-channel)
Auto Level Control (2-channel)

Advanced Surround Modes

Action, Drama, Advanced Game, Sports, Classical and Rock/Pop
Front Stage Surround and Extended Stereo
Phones Surround
ECO Mode 1 and ECO Mode 2

Video Features

Six HDMI inputs and one HDMI output
3D Ready (Blu-ray Disc, Broadcast and Games)
Deep Color (36-bit) and x.v. Color
Ultra HD (4K) pass-through

Home Network Features

AirPlay Wireless Audio
DLNA 1.5 Certified
HTC Connect Certified
Compatible with Windows 7
Music file playback via LAN/USB (AIFF, Apple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, MP3, WMA, AAC)
192 kHz / 24-bit audio playback (AIFF, WAV, FLAC)
Gapless playback for AIFF, Apple Lossless, WAV and FLAC
Pandora Internet Radio
Internet Radio with vTuner

Convenience Features

iPod, iPad and iPhone digital transmission via front USB port
USB port charges iPod, iPad and iPhone
Android audio/video playback with MHL 2.0
ControlApp ready for mobile device control of receiver (iOS and Android)
Share music and create playlists via optional Bluetooth connection (adapter required)
Air Jam App works with iOS and Android for optional Bluetooth streaming
Firmware update via USB
Graphical User Interface (GUI) with album artwork (HDMI only)
Simple status overlay
Auto power down
Power save for HDMI standby through
AM/FM tuner with 30 presets
Sleep timer
Preset remote control included
Channels 5.1
Amplification Direct Energy
DAC Type 192 kHz / 24-bit
DSP Digital Core Engine with Texas Instruments Aureus
Power Output 140 W per channel (6 ohms, 1 kHz, 1% THD, 1-ch driven)
80 W per channel (20 Hz - 20 kHz, 0.08% THD @ 8 ohms FTC)
Inputs HDMI x 5 (rear)
HDMI (assignable, MHL compatible) x 1 (front)
AV (composite) x 2
Composite video x 1 (iPod/iPhone/iPad)
Ethernet x 1
Digital coaxial x 1 (assignable)
Digital optical x 1 (assignable)
Audio x 1 (assignable)
USB x 1 (iPod/iPhone/iPad/USB drive)
MCACC setup mic input x 1
Outputs HDMI x 1
Monitor (composite) x 1
Subwoofer pre-out x 1
Headphone jack x 1
Speaker jacks x 5 (5-channels)
I/O Ports Bluetooth Adapter Port for AS-BT200
Bluetooth Compatible Optional (requires AS-BT200 Bluetooth Adapter)
Dolby / DTS Decoding Dolby TrueHD
Dolby Pro Logic IIz
Dolby Digital Plus
DTS-HD Master Audio
DTS Neo:6
Power Requirements AC 120 V / 60 Hz
Power Consumption (Operating) 450 W
Power Consumption (Standby) 0.1 W
Dimensions (WxHxD) 17.1 x 6.6 x 13.1" (43.5 x 16.8 x 33.2 cm)
Weight 18.7 lb (8.5 kg)
Pioneer VSX-823-K 5.1-Channel Network Ready AV Receiver
  • Setup Microphone
  • Remote Control
  • 2 x AAA Batteries (for Remote)
  • FM Wire Antenna
  • AM Loop Antenna
  • CD-ROM Owner's Manual
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    PioneerVSX-823-K 5.1-Channel Network Ready AV Receiver
     
    4.0

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    3.0

    Excellent Value

    By DP

    from Detroit Michigan

    About Me Pro Audio / DJ

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Interfaces Well With TV

    Cons

    • Confusing Remote

    Best Uses

    • Movies
    • Smaller Rooms
    • Surround Sound Solution

    Comments about Pioneer VSX-823-K 5.1-Channel Network Ready AV Receiver:

    The VSX 823 integrates well with my Panasonic Veria Smart TV. Plenty of clean power and control over parameters.

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    5.0

    Great product

    By Paulo Borges

    from Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    About Me Movie Enthusiast, Practical, Technically Challenged

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Easy To Set Up
    • Interfaces Well With TV
    • Intuitive Controls

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Living Room
      • Movies
      • Surround Sound Solution
      • Television Shows

      Comments about Pioneer VSX-823-K 5.1-Channel Network Ready AV Receiver:

      I bought the product specially because the IP radio and, was good to see that it works fine in Brazil. Very simple to install and with good connectivity with TV and my tablet (android). I am happy with the decision.

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