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5.2-Channel AV Receiver with MCACC ® , built-in Bluetooth ® and Wi-Fi ®

Model # VSX831

Regular Price $449.99

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CRANK UP YOUR AUDIO EXPERIENCE

Introducing an advanced level of home audio enjoyment from Pioneer, the VSX-831 AV Receiver. Incorporating a new array of innovative technology, the VSX-831 features Pioneer's unique automatic sound adjustment process, Multi-Channel Acoustic Calibration System (MCACC) i for in-room fine-tuning. Connect to all your favorite music connect to all your favorite music sources with support for the latest dual band Wi-Fi network connection to stream Google Cast ® *, TuneIn ® *, DEEZER ® * or TIDAL*. The new 384/32 DAC providing superior playback of all resolutions of music from MP3s to Hi-Res audio files.
*Future Firmware Update Required
DEEZER Service only available in Canada, not available in the U.S.


FEEL THE POWER OF THE MUSIC


Pioneer upgraded the VSX-831 with a robust 5.2-channel receiver featuring a 140 watt/channel (6 ohms, 1 kHz, THD 1.0 %, 1ch Driven) to ensure you have the ultimate musical experience.


AMP UP THE LOW END


As an innovative solution for phase lag between the subwoofer and main L+R speakers, Phase Control compensates for delayed bass to improve sound synchronization. As a result, it makes LFE more dynamic and achieves clear reproduction of sound in the mid and high frequency bands.


NEW DAC


With a high-grade 384kHz/32bit DAC (digital to analog convert AK4458) produced by AKM, the VSX-831 delivers clear, delicate audio reproduction provided by the unique digital filter that achieves extremely low distortion.


Dolby Vision

Dolby Vision transforms your TV experience with dramatic imaging-incredible brightness, contrast, and color that bring entertainment to life before your eyes. This receiver will transmit Dolby Vision* signals and metadata in passthrough mode from source to your display. Learn more about Dolby Vision .
*Via firmware update expected by end of December 2017.


MCACC ®i -THE IDEAL ACOUSTIC ENVIRONMENT FOR SURROUND SOUND


Pioneer's MCACC (Multi-Channel Acoustic Calibration System), helps you create the optimum acoustic environment in any room in the house. Developed with the expertise of professional recording studios, MCACC lets you create the ideal acoustic environment. With a custom microphone, the system automatically compensates for differences in speaker size, level and distance, and equalizes response. Whether you're watching the latest Hollywood blockbuster or enjoying high-resolution music, MCACC will make sure your home theater sounds its best.


JOIN THE WIRELESS REVOLUTION
Built-in Dual Band Wi-Fi and Bluetooth wireless technology


The VSX-831 lets you enjoy music wirelessly from iPhone ® , BlackBerry ® , Android TM , PC, laptop or any other compatible sources via built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth technology. With two antennas providing Dual Band Wi-Fi (2.4GHz and 5GHz), you have a much greater network range and throughput.


Chromecast Built-in


Included for the very first time in a Pioneer AV Receiver, the VSX-831 will feature Chromecast Built-in*, the underlying technology behind Chromecast. Use your mobile device to play back your favorite music, radio or podcasts through the VSX-831---controlling the audio from anywhere in the house by using Cast-enabled apps available for iPhone, iPad, Android phones and tablets, Mac and Windows PCs and Chromebook.
*Future Firmware Update Required


Multi-room Audio Offers a Variety of Ways to Enjoy Music

FlareConnect * shares audio from network and external audio input sources between compatible components. Enjoy effortless multi-room playback of LP records, CDs, network music services, and more with supported components and speaker systems. Music selection, speaker grouping, and playback management across the home are built into the Pioneer Remote App**.
* Sharing audio from external inputs is enabled with a future firmware update. External audio inputs supporting FlareConnect may differ depending on model. Please consult individual product specification for more information.
** Download free from the App Store or Google Play.


ULTRAHD (4K) AND HDR COMPATIBILITY


The VSX-831 supports full bandwidth HDMI 4K/60p/4:4:4 24-bit video signal transmission with HDCP 2.2 (High-bandwidth Digital Copy Protection) technology, ensuring compatibility with the many upcoming UltraHD (4K) sources and televisions sets, ready for the next generation HDR (High Dynamic Range) and BT.2020 video standards. Super Resolution' Ultra-high-resolution 4K upscaling technologies have been incorporated to upscale standard' HD-quality content to the quality of a 4K video signal.


SUPPORT FOR THE LATEST CODECS
Hi-Res Audio Support


Now that the Hi-Res audio revolution is becoming more mainstream, the VSX-831 now supports the emerging standards including: 192kHz / 24-bit high-resolution FLAC, WAV, AIFF and Apple lossless file formats as well as DSD (2.8/5.6MHz) *8 files.


Uncompressed HD audio


VSX-831 supports a wide range of high-definition audio formats including Dolby ® TrueHD ® and DTS-HD ® to ensure you get the audio experience the way the artist intended.

Features:

  • Full Bandwidth HDMI (4K UltraHD 60P/4:4:4) and HDCP 2.2
  • Built-in Wi-Fi ® and Bluetooth ® Wireless Technology
  • Pioneer's exclusive audio calibration system: MCACC
  • 140 W/ch (6 ohms, 1 kHz, THD 0.9 %, 1ch Driven FTC)
  • 80 W/ch (8 ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, THD 0.08 %, 2ch Driven FTC)
Power
Amplifier Design Discrete Direct Energy
Channels 5.2
Power Output: Watts per Channel (20Hz-20kHz,.08%THD@8ohm 2ch Driven) 80 Watts
Power Output: Watts per Channel (1kHz,1%THD@6ohm 1ch Driven) 140 Watts
Estimated Power Consumption/Network Standby off 380 W/0.1 W (standby)
Handheld and Internet
AirPlay Yes
HTC Connect -
Made for iPhone and iPod AirPlay Only
iOS/Android Remote Control APP iControlAV5
TIDAL Music Streaming Service Ready Yes (with future firmware update)
Streaming Audio From PC/Network Yes
Pandora Internet Radio Yes
Internet Radio TuneIn Radio
Decoders & Formats
Digital Core DSP Engine Cirrus Logic (Quad Core) x1
Audio DACs 384 kHz/32Bit (AK4458)
Audio Processing 32Bit
iPod Digital Audio -
Music File Playback MP3, WMA, AAC, Apple Lossless*, WAV*, FLAC*, AIFF, DSD via USB and Network (*up to 192kHz/24-bit)
High-Definition Copy Protection (HDCP) 2.2
Dolby Atmos -
Dolby TrueHD Yes
Dolby Digital Plus Yes
DTS:X -
DTS-HD Master Audio Yes
DTS Neural:X -
DTS Neo:X -
HDMI SACD Transfer Multi-Channel
Soundfield Calibration
Phase Control Yes
MCACC Yes
MCACC Memory 1
Standing Wave Control -
EQ Bands 9-Band
Symmetric EQ Yes
X-Curve Yes
Distance Adjustment 0.1 feet
Polarity Check -
Auto Subwoofer Crossover Yes
Listening Modes
Auto Surround Yes
Stream Direct Yes (Direct, Pure Direct)
Advanced Surround 12
Wide Surround -
Front Stage Surround Advance Yes
Headphone Surround -
Virtual Speakers -
Audio Features
Dialog Enhancement -
Advanced Sound Retriever Yes
DSD Music File 2ch(2.8MHz / 5.6MHz)
Sound Retriever AIR -
Digital Noise Reduction -
Tone Control Multi
Sound Delay (Lip Sync) 500 ms @ 48k/ 400 ms @ 96k/ 200 ms @ 192k
Speaker A/B -
Bi-Amp Yes
Video Processing
4K Ultra HD Pass-Through Yes
4K Ultra HD Video Scaler Yes (1080p to 4K)
3-D Ready Yes
Audio Return Channel Yes
HDMI Standby Through Yes with Input Switch / Last Memory
HDMI 36-bit Deep Color Yes
HDMI x.v. Color Yes
Video Processor -
Video Converter to HDMI -
HDMI to HDMI Video Scaler 4K Ultra HD (for 1080p)
Component Video Scaler -
Composite Video Scaler -
Pure Cinema I/P Converter -
Advanced Video Adjustment -
3D Noise Reduction -
Super Resolution Yes
Connectivity
HDMI Input / Output 6 In (Rear) / 1 Out
MHL 2 -
Wi-Fi Built-In Yes (5GHz/2.4GHz)
Bluetooth Built-In Yes
Wireless Adapter Port -
Bluetooth Adapter Port -
Component Video Input / Output -
Composite A/V Input / Output 2 In
iPhone / iPod / USB Memory Input USB Memory
USB Terminal Front USB
Ethernet Input Yes
Analog Audio Inputs / Output 3 In
Digital Audio Inputs / Output 2 In (Optical 1, Coaxial1)
Pre-Amp Output 0.2 ch
Headphone Output Yes
Front A/V Inputs USB
AM/FM Presets 40
Installation
On-Screen Display Icon-based Graphical User Interface (GUI)
Auto Power Down Yes
Multi-Room and Source Output -
IR Serial Remote In/Out -
Multi-Zone On-Screen Display -
FL Dimmer Yes
Function Rename Yes
Remote Yes
Sleep Timer Yes
Construction
Front Panel Brushed
Speaker Terminals 5 Large
Warranty
Warranty 1 Year Parts & Labor
Dimensions
W x H x D (inches) Wi-Fi Antenna's Up 17.1 x 9.8 x 14.3
W x H x D (inches) 17.1 x 6.8 x 14.6
Weight 19.8 lbs

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