Pioneer VSX-1131-K 7.2-Channel Network A/V Receiver

Pioneer VSX-1131-K 7.2-Channel Network A/V Receiver

Pioneer VSX-1131-K 7.2-Channel Network A/V Receiver

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Pioneer VSX-1131-K 7.2-Channel Network A/V Receiver

Pioneer VSX-1131-K 7.2-Channel Network A/V Receiver

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Product Highlights

  • Up to 100W per Channel at 8 Ohms
  • MCACC Sound Optimization
  • 4K Ultra HD and HDR Pass-Through
  • UHD Upscaling from 1080p
  • HDMI with 3D and Audio Return Channel
  • 7 x HDMI-In, 2 x HDMI-Out, 1 x USB
  • Built-In Bluetooth & Wi-Fi Connectivity
  • Apple AirPlay Connectivity
  • iControlAV5 Remote Control App Ready
  • Icon-Based GUI On-Screen Display
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Pioneer VSX-1131 overview

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Achieve 4K Ultra HD pass-through with HDR and 3D support via HDMI, and upscale 1080p content to UHD with the Pioneer VSX-1131-K 7.2 Channel Network A/V Receiver. It produces up to 100W of power per discrete channel at 8 Ohms for room-filling sound. MCACC sound optimization will allow you to tailor the sound to your room's specific acoustics. Built-in Bluetooth connectivity allows you to listen to music wirelessly from your favorite Bluetooth-capable device, and AirPlay will allow you to connect to your compatible iOS devices. You can also attach a USB drive to the USB port on the front panel to play your MP3, WMA, AAC files, and more.

The VSX-1131-K is equipped with seven HDMI inputs and two HDMI outputs. The main HDMI output supports ARC for the reproduction of TV-based audio, such as your TV's built-in Netflix or Hulu apps. It also features an icon-based, on-screen GUI for simplified control, or you can control it with the iOS- and Android-compatible iControlAV5 Remote Control app.

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Envelop Yourself in a Sphere of Sound
The VSX-1131 features Dolby Atmos and, through a future firmware update, DTS:X. By utilizing object-based data as opposed to traditional channel-based data, Dolby Atmos and DTS:X create a three-dimensional sphere of sound from all directions–including overhead–to create a truly immersive experience with enhanced clarity, richness, and depth. The specific sounds of people, music, and action can be placed and moved all around you in three-dimensional space, so you feel like you're inside the scene.
MCACC Sound Optimization
Pioneer's MCACC (Multi-Channel Acoustic Calibration System) is designed to help you create the optimum acoustic environment in any room in the house. With a custom microphone, the system automatically compensates for differences in speaker size, level, and distance, and equalizes their response.
The Power of Music, Amplified
Pioneer outfitted the VSX-1131 with a 7.2-channel discrete amplification system that provides up to 170 watts/channel (6 ohms, 1 kHz, THD 1.0%, 1-channel driven) to ensure you can deliver the highest fidelity for the ultimate in home-theater surround sound.
Phase Control
As a solution for phase lag between the subwoofer and main front speakers, Phase Control compensates for delayed bass to improve sound synchronization. As a result, it makes LFE seem more dynamic and achieves clear reproduction of sound in the mid and high frequency bands.
384 kHz/32-Bit DAC
With the AK4458, a 384 kHz/32-bit DAC (digital to analog converter) produced by AKM, the VSX-1131 delivers enhanced audio reproduction.
Built-In, Dual-Band Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Wireless Technology
The VSX-1131 lets you enjoy music wirelessly from iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, computer, or any other compatible sources via built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth technology. With two antennas providing dual-band Wi-Fi (2.4 and 5 GHz), you have a greater network range and throughput.
Google Cast Ready
With Google Cast compatibility built-in (via a future firmware upgrade), you can use your mobile device to play back your favorite music, radio, or podcasts through the receiver, controlling the audio from anywhere in the house by using Cast-enabled apps available for iOS and Android devices, Mac and Windows computers, and Chromebook.
Multi-Room Audio
FireConnect, powered by Blackfire, allows you to play any audio source connected to the receiver-from vinyl to streaming audio-wirelessly to a FireConnect-compatible speaker placed anywhere in the home.
4K UltraHD and HDR Compatible with UHD Upscaling from 1080p
The VSX-1131 supports 4K/60p/4:4:4 24-bit video signal transmission using HDCP 2.2 technology, ensuring compatibility with 4K UltraHD sources and televisions with HDR. 4K upscaling technologies have been incorporated to upscale 1080p content to near-4K resolution.
Uncompressed HD Audio
Enjoy enhanced sound reproduction with Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD to deliver Blu-ray Disc soundtracks with augmented audio quality. The VSX-1131 also supports Dolby and DTS surround formats in addition to 192 kHz / 24-bit high-resolution FLAC, WAV, AIFF and Apple Lossless file formats as well as DSD (2.8/5.6 MHz) files.
Discrete Amplification
Pioneer designed the VSX-1131 AV receiver with a 7-channel discrete amplifier with the same quality on all channels, delivering up to 100 Watts of power per channel.
Additional Features
  • Powered Zone 2
  • Zone 2 line out
  • iControlAV5 compatible
  • AirPlay compatible
  • Supports HDMI-based control functions
  • HDR and BT.2020 support
  • Pandora
  • Spotify digital music-streaming service ready
  • Internet radio with TuneIn
  • TIDAL music-streaming service ready with future firmware upgrade
  • Deezer streaming service ready with future firmware upgrade
  • Auto power-off in HDMI Standby Through Mode
UPC: 889951000075
In the Box
Pioneer VSX-1131-K 7.2-Channel Network A/V Receiver
  • Remote Control
  • 2 x AAA Batteries
  • Indoor FM Antenna
  • AM Loop Antenna
  • Speaker Setup Microphone
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Pioneer VSX-1131 specs

    DSP Cirrus Logic Quad Core
    Power Output 100 W per channel at 20 Hz to 20 kHz, 0.08% THD @ 8 Ohm, 2-channel driven
    170 W per channel at 1 kHz, 1% THD @ 6 Ohm, 1-channel driven
    No. of Channels 7.2
    Amplification Discrete Direct Energy
    Audio Processing
    Audio DAC 384 kHz / 32-bit (AK4458)
    Dolby Dolby Atmos, Dolby Surround, Dolby True HD, Dolby Digital Plus
    DTS DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS-HD High Resolution Audio, DTS 96/24, DTS-ES, DTS-HD Express
    DTS:X and DTS Neural:X compatible via future firmware update
    File Support MP3, WMA, AAC, Apple Lossless (up to 192 kHz/24-bit), WAV (up to 192 kHz/24-bit), FLAC (up to 192 kHz/24-bit), AIFF, and DSD via USB and Network
    Phase Control Yes
    Distance Adjustment 1.2" (3.0 cm)
    Listening Mode Auto Surround
    Stream Direct (Direct, Pure Direct)
    Advanced Surround: 12
    Front Stage Surround Advance
    Sound Enhancement Advanced Sound Retriever
    Surround Modes Classical, Unplugged, Entertainment Show, Drama, Advanced Game, Action, Rock/Pop, Sports, Extended Stereo, Extended Mono, Front Stage Surround, Auto Surround
    Lip Sync 500 ms @ 48k
    400 ms @ 96k
    200 ms @ 192k
    HDMI SACD/DSD Support Multi-channel
    ARC (Audio Return Channel) Yes
    Equalization 9-Band, symmetric
    Video Processing
    Pass-Through 4K, 60p, 4:4:4, 24-bit
    4K, 24p, 4:4:4, 36-bit
    4K, 60p, 4:2:0, 36-bit
    Upscaling 1080p to 4K
    Stand-By Usage HDMI pass-through with input switch / last memory
    3D Support 3D ready
    Deep Color / x.v. Color Support Yes / Yes
    AM/FM Tuner Yes/Yes
    AM/FM Presets 40
    Remote Control Yes
    OSD Icon-based Graphical User Interface (GUI)
    Auto Power Standby Yes
    Dimmer FL Dimmer
    Sleep Timer Yes
    Analog Inputs 5 x Stereo RCA (1 phono-compatible)
    2 x RCA composite video
    1 x RCA component video
    Digital Inputs 7 x HDMI (1 front)
    1 x Digital coaxial
    2 x Optical TOSLINK
    1 x USB (front)
    Analog Outputs 1 x Zone 2 stereo RCA pre-out
    1 x 1/4" (6.35 mm) headphone (front)
    Digital Outputs 2 x HDMI (1 with ARC)
    Speaker Connectors 9 x Binding post pairs
    2 x RCA subwoofer pre-out
    Other Ports 1 x AM antenna in
    1 x FM antenna in
    1 x MCACC setup mic in (front)
    1 x Ethernet in
    Bluetooth Version 4.1
    Bluetooth Profiles A2DP / AVRCP
    Bluetooth Codecs SBC / AAC
    AirPlay Yes
    Wi-Fi Bands 2.4 / 5 GHz
    Front Panel Construction Brushed
    Power Requirements 120 VAC, 60 Hz
    Power Consumption Typical: ≤580 W
    Standby: 0.1 W
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 17.1 x 9.8 x 14.3" (43.4 x 24.9 x 36.3 cm) with antennas up
    17.1 x 6.8 x 14.6" (43.4 x 17.3 x 37.1 cm) with antennas down
    Weight 22 lb (10 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 26.5 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 21.2 x 17.4 x 11.0"

    Pioneer VSX-1131 reviews

    VSX-1131-K 7.2-Channel Network A/V Receiver is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 5.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent Receiver for the Price I use this as a home theater receiver connected to TV, Blu ray, Turntable and Media PC. The sound is great, especially Dolby Atmos decoding. I like having the extra HDMI ports available for additional hookups, especially having one on the front of the receiver so we can plug in game consoles tempoarily without having to pull the thing out of the cabinet and connect to the rear of the system. I also like the ARC since we have a very smart TV with many online services built in like Hulu, Netflix and Amazon Prime, so when we play content from the TV widgets the ARC kicks in and automatically switches so the content is played back through the home theater system speakers in full dolby.
    Date published: 2017-01-09
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Solid AVR for the price Great set of features, and relatively future proof for the next few years, along with great backwards compatibility. Tons of inputs and such. I've not yet tested with a 4K HDR display (on order), but works fine with 1080p and 7.1 surround. Looking forward to upgrading to DTS:X and Atmos layout in future. Downside: No Google Cast in the firmware as of 1/5/2017, however it's supposedly coming soon.
    Date published: 2017-01-05
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Seems to work fine I haven't had the chance to fully explore the receiver yet since my home theater room isn't finished but i did a quick test with my 5.1 speakers and everything worked well... I'll edit my comment once i set it up for good.
    Date published: 2016-10-13
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Receiver The receiver is good with lots of HDMI options and easy connection. The bad part is the software upgrade. It took me days to get this done with no help from B and H or Panosonic. Do not use wifi to upgrade
    Date published: 2016-11-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good for the price Good sound, picture quality, features and ease of use for 4K home theater.
    Date published: 2017-01-01
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