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Pioneer VSX-831 5.2 Channel A/V Receiver
With its six HDMI ports, the VSX-831 also has sufficient connection reserves for ambitious home theatres. Certainly not all playback devices will match the new UltraHD standard but might provide “only” normal FULL HD. For ease of use and the optimal use of suitable displays, the VSX-831 is therefore equipped with a quality video scaler which can convert full HD to 4K and also output the redesigned GUI user interface in this resolution.


KEF E305 - 5.1 Speaker System
KEF E305 5.1 Bundle Package KEF’s award-winning original KEF KHT2005 and KHT3005 ‘egg’ system revolutionised home entertainment with its supremely accurate 3D sound from distinctive small speakers packed with unique technologies. Redesigned to take advantage of design innovations developed for KEF’s most sophisticated audiophile speakers, the all-new E305 system raises the bar even further.

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Pioneer VSX-831 5.2 Channel A/V Receiver

Here no eye remains dry – and no streaming option inaccessible

With its six HDMI ports, the VSX-831 also has sufficient connection reserves for ambitious home theatres. Certainly not all playback devices will match the new UltraHD standard but might provide “only” normal FULL HD. For ease of use and the optimal use of suitable displays, the VSX-831 is therefore equipped with a quality video scaler which can convert full HD to 4K and also output the redesigned GUI user interface in this resolution. Sure, HD sound formats such as dts ES or Dolby TrueHD are also supported – the VSX-831 uses their potential through its new 32bit/384kHz DAC better still than previous models in this class.

Digital music delicacies are not only served over HDMI or S/PDIF, but also quite state of the art via network – either by cable or by built-in Dual Band Wi-Fi, and in DLNA streaming in full Studio Master resolution (DSD up to 5.6MHz, PCM up to 192/24). Even in the streaming services, quality defines all the signals. In addition to the popular Spotify Connect, the VSX-831 now also supports Deezer and Tidal, who offer subscriptions at full CD resolution.

On the other hand, whoever prefers to stream directly from their smart phone to the system can simply choose the option that works best at that point, with the compliments of AirPlay, Google Cast and not least the built-in Bluetooth receiver. Designed for maximum openness, nothing stands in the way of the VSX-831 providing listening pleasure.

(*) Deezer, Tidal, Google Cast and FireConnect are available after free firmware update in the summer of 2016. For the latest information on firmware updates, please visit our website or follow us on the social networks.

ADVANCED ROOM CALIBRATION

Advanced MCACC analyses the sound field of your speakers and automatically adjusts their virtual size, level, distance, and response. With the Subwoofer EQ, you can manually set the bass levels for more powerful playback.

STREAMING AND AIRPLAY

As a network player with integrated WLAN, this device plays music files in all of the relevant formats from the home network including high-resolution DSD and FLAC files, naturally gapless and with a convenient app control. Tablets and Smartphones can be seamlessly and wirelessly integrated via AirPlay or without a network via Bluetooth.

HIGH-RESOLUTION SOUND – ON MULTIPLE CHANNELS TOO!

Experience audiophile sounds in full Sound Master resolution, with HighRes downloads of your favourite albums in WAV, ALAC, FLAC and AIFF formats as well as in DSD. For the ultimate realism there is HiRes audio, now also with multiple channels in WAV and FLAC formats.

MUSIC STREAMING WITH GOOGLE CAST

Google Cast uses the same technology as Chromecast and enables uncomplicated music streaming to compatible Pioneer devices. Google Cast-capable apps can be used with Android tablets & smart phones, iPhone, iPad, Chromebook, Mac or Windows computers.

MULTI-ROOM AUDIO WITH FIRECONNECT

The new Pioneer AV receivers with FireConnect enable the concurrent playback of every audio source connected to the AV receiver via an optional wireless speaker. Conveniently control the multiroom playback with track selection and volume via smart phone and tablet.

SPOTIFY, DEEZER & TIDAL

Enjoy maximum musical variety – this AV receiver natively supports Spotify, Deezer and TIDAL. With the current largest music services, you have direct access to millions of songs in the best CD and HD quality.

UNLIMITED CHOICE OF RADIO STATIONS

With more than 100,000 channels, TuneIn has the largest selection of free Internet radio stations covering sports, music, talk and news from around the world.

FULL SYSTEM CONTROL, ONE APP

With the convenient "iControlAV5" app you can then easily control all important receiver functions via smart phone or tablet. Thanks to the now built-in AVNavigators you no longer need to install any software.

NEW GUI AND REMOTE CONTROL

The GUI (Graphical User Interface) of the receiver has been completely overhauled. Simplified structures, a modern font and new graphics enable faster, intuitive navigation and improved interaction with the user.

4K WITH HDR AND BT.2020

Experience four times the HD resolution with 4K UltraHD in the best possible quality according to the most current BT.2020 standard for UHDTV. The built-in video optimisation scales even SD or normal HD content to 4K resolution at up to 60p and the high dynamic range produces an extremely high-contrast, sharp image.

DUAL BAND WIFI & BLUETOOTH BUILT-IN

The built-in Wi-Fi is dual band, supporting both 5 GHz and 2.4 GHz frequency channels, for steady and uninterrupted streaming even of Hi-Res Audio files. Easily stream songs from compatible devices using the built-in Bluetooth wireless technology. This AV receiver features A2DP and Audio/Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP). Supported codecs include SBC and AAC.

 

KEF E305 - 5.1 Speaker System


KEF’s award-winning original KEF KHT2005 and KHT3005 ‘egg’ system revolutionised home entertainment with its supremely accurate 3D sound from distinctive small speakers packed with unique technologies. Redesigned to take advantage of design innovations developed for KEF’s most sophisticated audiophile speakers, the all-new E305 system raises the bar even further – at a surprisingly affordable price. Available in deep black or pure white, the silky matt finish is complemented by satin chrome cast aluminium bases that simply rotate to form wall brackets. Beautifully engineered bespoke stands are also available to help positioning around the listening environment.

New 4.25 Inch Uni-Q Driver Array
The secret of the E305 system’s outstanding hi-fi response lies in the latest iteration of KEF's signature Uni-Q driver array, originally developed for the multiple award-winning Q Series. With its famously wide dispersion characteristics and sonic purity, this technology is what gives the system its extraordinarily natural sound quality.

Features

Specifications

Features

Pioneer VSX-831 5.2 Channel A/V Receiver

AUDIO FEATURES

  • Channels: 5
  • Amplification Type: Direct Energy
  • 130 W/ch (6 ohms, 1 kHz, THD 1.0 %, 1ch Driven)
  • Dolby® TrueHD/Dolby Digital Plus/Dolby Pro Logic II
  • DTS-HD Master Audio/DTS-HD High Resolution Audio/DTS 96/24/DTS-HD Express/DTS Neo:6 5.1
  • DSD Playback via Network/USB (5.6 MHz/2ch 2.8 MHz/2ch)
  • DSD Disc (SACD) Playback via HDMI (2.8 MHz/5.1ch, 2ch)
  • Digital Core Engine with Cirrus Logic (Quad Core) x1
  • 384 kHz/32-bit DAC (AK4458)
  • HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC)
  • MCACC Auto Room Tuning
    - Phase Control
    - Subwoofer EQ (4 Band)
  • Advanced Sound Retriever (2ch)
  • Advanced Surround Modes
    - Classical, Unplugged, Entertainment Show, Drama, Advanced Game, Action, Rock/Pop, Sports, Extended Stereo, Extended Mono, Front Stage Surround, Auto Surround
  • AM/FM Tuner 40 Presets

VIDEO FEATURES

  • Ultra HD Pass-through with HDCP 2.2 (4K/60p/4:4:4/24-bit, 4K/24p/4:4:4/36-bit, 4K/60p/4:2:0/36-bit)
  • HDR and BT.2020 Support
  • Ultra HD Upscaling (1080p 4K)
  • 3D Ready (Blu-ray Disc™, Broadcast, and Games)
  • Deep Colour (36-bit), “x.v.Colour”
     

NETWORK FEATURES

  • Built-in Wi-Fi® (Dual Band 5 GHz/2.4 GHz)
  • Built-in Bluetooth® Wireless Technology (Version: 4.1, Profile: A2DP/AVRCP, Codec: SBC/AAC)
  • Hi-Res Audio File Playback via USB/Network
  • - Up to 192 kHz/24-bit ALAC, AIFF, FLAC, WAV
    - 5.6/2.8 MHz DSD Playback
    - Dolby® TrueHD Playback (USB only)
     

Front Terminals

  • USB 1 In for USB Drive
  • MCACC Setup MIC In
  • Audio 1 In (Mini Stereo Jack)
  • Phones 1 Out

Rear Terminals

  • HDMI 6 In (4 Assignable)
  • HDMI 1 Out
  • Ethernet 1 In
  • AV (Composite) 2 In (Assignable)
  • Audio 2 In (Assignable)
  • Phono (MM) 1 In
  • Digital Coaxial 1 In (Assignable)
  • Digital Optical 1 In (Assignable)
  • Subwoofer 2 Pre Out
  • Speaker 5 ch Out (FRONT, CENTER, SURROUND)
  • FM/AM Antenna

DIMENSIONS & WEIGHT

  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 435 x 173 x 370.5 mm
  • Weight: 9.2 kg

 

KEF E305 - 5.1 Speaker System

E301/ E301c

    • Design: Two-way bass reflex
    • Drive units: Uni-Q driver array:HF: 19mm (0.75in.) vented aluminium dome:MF: 115mm (4.25in.) aluminium
    • Frequency range: (-6dB) 80Hz – 45kHz
    • Frequency response: (±3dB) 90Hz - 33kHz
    • Crossover frequency: 2.7kHz
    • Amplifier requirements: 10 - 100W
    • Sensitivity: (2.83V/ 1m) 86dB
    • Harmonic distortion: <1% 100Hz – 40kHz
    • 2nd & 3rd harmonics: (90dB, 1m)
    • Maximum output: (SPL) 109dB
    • Norminal impedance: 8Ω (min. 3.4 Ω)
    • Internal volume: 1.5Litres
    • Weight: 2.4kg (5.3 lbs.)
    • Dimensions:(H x W x D)(with grille and base) E301 260 x 136 x 159 mm (10.2 x 5.4 x 6.3 in.) E301c 157 x 220 x 155 mm (6.2 x 8.7 x 6.1 in.)

E-2 Subwoofer

    • Design: Powered Subwoofer
    • LF Drive unit: 200mm (8in.)
    • Frequency range: (-6dB) 33Hz – 280Hz
    • Amplifier: 250W built-in Class-D
    • Maximum output: (SPL) 102dB
    • Low pass filter variable: Fixed 250Hz, 2nd-order
    • Low level signal inputs: RCA phono socket
    • Enclosure type: Sealed
    • Internal volume: 14.7Litres
    • Power requirements: 100 - 240VAC 50/60Hz
    • Power consumption: 250VA
    • Weight: 7.25kg (16lbs.)
    • Dimensions: (H x W x D) 320 x 430 x 270mm (12.6 x 16.9 x 10.6 in.)