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Pioneer VSX-521K 5.1 Channel 3D Ready A/V Receiver

B&H # PIVSX521K Mfr # VSX-521-K
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Product Highlights
  • 5.1 A/V Receiver
  • 110 Watts Per Channel
  • 4 HDMI In / 1 HDMI Out With 3D and ARC
  • Supports Deep Color, xv Color
  • 192 kHz/24-bit D/A Converter
  • Dolby TrueHD & DTS-HD Master Audio
  • Dolby Pro Logic IIz
  • Bluetooth-Ready
  • MCACC Room Calibration
  • User-Friendly GUI

Create an enveloping surround sound experience for your movies, music and games with the Pioneer VSX-521K 5.1 Channel 3D Ready A/V Receiver. Thsi receiver offers a generous amount of inputs and outputs including four HDMI inputs that carry 3D content, and also Audio Return Channel (ARC). If you have a 3D HDTV or home theater projector, 3D glasses and a 3D-ready cable, you're all set to enjoy the wraparound visuals that are found on an increasing amount of Blu-ray discs and games. When 3D television programming becomes more widespread, you'll be ready thanks to the VSX-521K.

Of course, this receiver supports a host of audio formats like Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio, and also Dolby Pro Logic IIz for an added "height" channel to add realism to your entertainment. Several Pioneer sound enhancements add to your listening experience like a nigh listening mode and surround sound when you're listening to headphones. This receiver is Bluetooth-ready, so the addition of an optional adapter means you can share files wirelessly between Bluetooth-enabled devices like your iPad, iPod, Smartphone or laptop and your new receiver. With Multi-Channel Acoustic Calibration (MCACC), setup is easy and the system automatically "fingerprints" your listening space to optimize your sound.

You'll find several conveniences like 30 AM/FM presets, a sleep timer and an auto power down. With HDMI CEC compliance, you can streamline control between other devices with one remote control if they are also HDMI CEC certified. This receiver comes in an elegant package that will accent any home theater space while offering exceptional A/V processing for rich, compelling entertainment experiences.

5.1 Channel Surround Sound
A cinematic experience in your own living room can be yours. The VSX-521-K offers 5.1-channel surround sound to make your favorite movies, music and games come to life. It offers 110-watt per channel output with support for an array of audio formats so you can create a detailed, immersive sound field.
HDMI With 3D and ARC
Full connectivity is offered through four HDMI outputs and one HDMI input that support 3D content (games, movies and other broadcasting). They also support an Audio Return Channel (ARC) so that you can send audio "upstream" from your HDTV to the receiver without the use of an additional cable. You'll also find two component video inputs and three digital audio inputs so you can easily connect all of your other gear. Large speaker terminals are featured for the front left and front right channels.
Supports Deep Color, xv Color
With support for Deep Color and xv Color, this receiver can carry 36-bit video. Deep Color is capable of sending over one billion colors to your display, and while this is more than the human eye can discern it eliminates color banding often present even with HD video content. This creates smoother, more realistic on-screen images.
Dolby TrueHD & DTS-HD Master Audio
The VSX-521-K features processing for high definition audio formats like Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio, which are both lossless multi-channel formats that offer a realistic, true-to-life soundtrack for your favorite Blu-ray discs.
Dolby Pro Logic IIz
With support Dolby Pro Logic IIz, you can add extra dimension to your entertainment experience. This audio format adds a "height" channel for an even more immersive experience when you're watching movies, listening to music or even gaming.
Bluetooth-Ready
Along with a Pioneer AS-BT200 or AS-BT100 (available separately), you can enjoy effortless wireless connectivity and play music from your iPod, iPad, Smartphone or laptop and virtually any other A2DP profile Bluetooth-enabled device like. Designed for Bluetooth audio, integrated Sound Retriever technology means you'll hear near-CD quality audio from these sources.
MCACC Calibration
The Multi-Channel Acoustic Calibration system (MCACC) 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 for the room.
Advanced Sound Retriever
Compressed audio such as WMA, MP3 and AAC is enhanced with another Pioneer exclusive, Advanced Sound Retriever, by filling in areas where minute details were left out during the compression process. This technology also enhances the audio quality of Sirius Satellite Radio and can realize an upper limit frequency of 20kHz with compressed audio playback so you hear clear, rich audio even from digital audio sources. This advanced feature can also restore multi-channel audio.
Auto Level Control
The Auto Level Control feature can equalize volume level differences between tracks playing from an iPhone or iPod or during television programming so the volume can be enjoyed at a consistent level. This way you won't have to reach for the remote to make constant volume adjustments.
User-Friendly OSD
This receiver features a user-friendly and intuitive on-screen display (OSD) for use with the included remote. This allows you to make guided adjustments to your audio settings for optimized sound.
Pioneer Sound Enhancements
  • Symmetric EQ
  • Advanced Sound Retriever (2 ch.)
  • Sound Retriever AIR
  • Phase Control Bass Management
  • Front Stage Surround Advance
  • Auto Level Control (2 ch.)
  • Stream Direct
  • Advanced Surround (9 + 1 Modes)
  • Midnight Listening Mode
  • Headphones Surround
Amplifier
Power Output 125W x 5 (1 kHz @ 6 ohms)
110W x 5 (1 kHz, THD 0.05% @ 8 ohms)
80W x 5 (20 Hz - 20 kHz, THD 0.08% @ 8 ohms FTC)
No. of Channels 5.1
Audio Processing
Dolby Digital Yes, and:
Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Digital EX Yes
Dolby Pro Logic II Yes, and:
Dolby Pro Logic IIz
DTS Yes, and:
DTS-HD Master Audio
DTS ES Yes
DTS Neo:6 Yes
THX Surround EX No
THX Certified No
D/A Converter 192 kHz/24-bit
A/D Converter 96 kHz/24-bit
Convenience
Speaker Selector Yes
Multi Room/Source Yes
AM/FM Tuner 30 AM/FM Presets
FM Sensitivity Not Applicable
Remote Control Inlcuded
Connectors
Inputs HDMI x 4
Component Video (Y, Pb, Pr) (Assignable) x 2
Composite A/V Input x 4
Analog Audio Inputs x 2
Digital Optical Audio Inputs x 2
Digital Coaxial Audio Input x 1
Outputs HDMI x 1
Composite A/V Out (Rear) x 1
Analog Audio Output x 1
Pre-Amp Output (2.1 Ch SW, SB, FH)
Headphone Out x 1
Other Ports Bluetooth Adapter Port (Optional AS-BT200 or AS-BT100)
General
Power Requirements 120V AC 60 Hz
Power Consumption 415W
Standby: 0.4 to 0.6W
Finish Glossy Black
Dimensions (WxHxD) 17.16 x 6.6 x 14.27" (43.59 x 16.76 x 36.24 cm)
Weight 19.8 lb (9.0 kg)
Pioneer VSX-521K 5.1 Channel 3D Ready A/V Receiver
  • Remote Control
  • 2 x AAA Batteries
  • AM Loop Antenna
  • FM Wire Antenna
  • Setup Microphone
  • Operating Instructions
  • 1-Year Parts and Labor Warranty
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