Pioneer VSX-522-K 5.1-Channel 3D Ready A/V Receiver

Pioneer VSX-522-K 5.1-Channel 3D Ready A/V Receiver

Pioneer VSX-522-K 5.1-Channel 3D Ready A/V Receiver

B&H # PIVSX522K MFR # VSX-522-K
Pioneer VSX-522-K 5.1-Channel 3D Ready A/V Receiver

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Product Highlights

  • 5.1 Channel A/V Receiver
  • 80 Watts Per Channel
  • Works With iPod & iPhone
  • 4 HDMI Inputs
  • Stream Internet Radio & PC Audio
  • Advanced Surround Sound
  • 3D Compatible
  • 1080p Transferring
  • Auto Level Control
  • MCACC Calibration
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The Pioneer VSX-522-K 5.1-Channel 3D Ready A/V Receiver is an entry-level receiver that makes a solid foundation for any modest home theater. It offers an amazing value and even works with your iPod and iPhone. This receiver offers 80 watts per channel with four HDMI inputs and supports 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.

Using the front panel USB port, you can connect additional devices like a smartphone, tablet PC, most Android devices and thumb drives. You can also enjoy CD-quality uncompressed 48 kHz/16-bit MP3, WMA and AAC files.

Of course, the VSX-522-K 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.

The VSX-522-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.

This receiver also has Phase Control to provide coherent sound reproduction through the use of phase matching for an optimal sound image at your listening position. Another feature it boasts is Front Stage Surround Advance, which allows you to experience a virtual surround sound environment. 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.

With auto level control, volume differences between portable audio tracks or TV programming can be equalized, sparing you the annoying spikes in volume changes.

You can use the on-screen GUI along with the included preset remote to adjust and tweak your home theater sound. Clearly, the VSX-522-K allows for advanced audio and video processing while offering compatibility with your portable audio devices, 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 Retriever (2 ch)
  • Sound Retriever Air
  • Auto Level Control (2 ch)
  • Advanced surround (9 + 1 modes)
  • Front stage surround advance
  • Headphones surround
Video Features
  • HDMI 4 in / 1 out
  • 3D ready (Blu-ray disc, broadcase and games)
  • Deep Color (36-bit), x.v. Color
  • 1080p transferring
Convenience Features
  • iPod digital transmission via front USB terminal
  • Charges iPod/iPhone
  • Graphical User Interface (GUI) (OSD analog only)
  • Auto power down
  • AM/FM tuner with 30 presets
  • Sleep timer
  • Preset remote control
Additional
  • New brushed cosmetic design
In the Box
Pioneer VSX-522-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
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Amplifier
    Power Output 80W per channel (20 Hz - 20 kHz, 0.08% THD @ 8 ohms)
    110W per channel (1 kHz @ 8 ohm)
    40W 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 4 (rear)
    Composite A/V input x 2
    Analog audio inputs (assignable) x 1
    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
    Composite A/V output x 1
    Speaker 5 ch out
    Pre-amp output 2.1 ch (SW, SB/FH)
    Subwoofer pre-out x 1
    Other Ports Front USB memory input x 1
    Video Input Conversion Video conversion to HDMI
    General
    Power Requirements 120 VAC, 60 Hz
    Power Consumption 415W
    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 19.8 lb (9.0 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 22.8 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 20.3 x 17.5 x 9.5"

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