Pioneer VSX-S520 Slimline 5.1 Channel A/V receiver

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Modern multi-channel speaker sets do not have to be big. Even very discreet, compact 5.1 systems readily create an enthralling cinema atmosphere in the living room that is simply not possible with sound bars, let alone TV speakers.

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Super-flat AV receiver with a full list of features

Modern multi-channel speaker sets do not have to be big. Even very discreet, compact 5.1 systems readily create an enthralling cinema atmosphere in the living room that is simply not possible with sound bars, let alone TV speakers.

The matching AV receiver should be as flat as possible but also of high quality – a role that is played perfectly by the VSX-S 520. With its housing height of just 65mm, it matches current Blu-ray players like the BDP-X 300. It is available in three different colours to coordinate with any TV model and interior decorating style. Class D output stages developed by Pioneer guarantee rich performance with six 80-watt channels notwithstanding the flat design – enough to adequately power even high-end speakers.

In order to take full advantage of their sound even in problematic rooms, the MCACC automatic calibration system unerringly and effectively corrects problems with the acoustics. And since the VSX-S 520 looks best with the fewest possible devices around it, Pioneer simply integrated the music sources: high-resolution streaming, Internet radio, the Spotify, Tidal and Deezer subscription services, AirPlay and Bluetooth ensure that this discreetly styled entertainment professional never runs out of material.

Bringing quality sound and the latest features in a slim and stylish design, thanks to the highly-efficient Class D amplifier. Enjoy spectacular images with Ultra HD (4K/60p/4:4:4) upscaling/pass-through, play Hi-Res Audio via USB/network, listen to internet radio and various streaming services. The slim, stylish design and efficient power makes the VSX-S520 an ideal addition to any home cinema.

 

Slim Compact Design


Like other products from Pioneer, the VSX-S520 features a stylish black finish along with a slim line profile combined with low heat generation of class D amps and a low-profile design that makes it easy to fit into tight spaces.

Built-in Dual Band Wi-Fi


Enjoy network features such as audio streaming via wireless LAN connection. The built-in Wi-Fi is dual band, supporting both 5 GHz and 2.4 GHz frequency channels. By using the 5 GHz band, you can enjoy steady and uninterrupted streaming of audio files.

Ultra HD (4K/60p/4:4:4/24-bit) Upscaling/Pass-Through with HDCP 2.2


The feature lets you take advantage of the highest-quality video source for viewing on a 4K TV. With support for HDCP 2.2, you can enjoy premium content such as 4K videos with digital copy protection on a compatible display.


* Supports up to 4K/60p/4:4:4/24-bit with HDCP 2.2 on HDMI IN (1/2/3), and HDMI OUT.

 

Dolby Atmos for 3.1.2ch with Surround Enhancer

The VSX-S520 supports up to 3.1.2ch Dolby Atmos*. Surround Enhancer*, developed by Dolby Laboratories, Inc., is a virtual speaker technology based on Head-Related Transfer Function (HRTF). With DSP, virtual surround speakers deliver the sound that usually comes from surround speakers. The 3.1.2ch is virtually expanded to 5.1.2ch to create 3D surround sound field. Even those who have difficulty installing rear speakers can also enjoy various audio formats** in a wide sound field with Surround Enhancer, as well Dolby Atmos.

* Dolby Atmos and Surround Enhancer will be available with future firmware update.
** Except audio signals encoded by DTS formats
 

Next Generation Video Standard Ready


The VSX-S520 is ready for the next generation video standard HDR (High Dynamic Range) and BT.2020, which were adopted by Ultra HD Blu-ray™. HDR is a technology that drastically expands the brightness peak, providing a higher contrast between light and dark images, which creates even more life-like pictures. BT.2020 is a new color-recording technology allowing a much wider gamut than the current BT.709 standard, enabling vividly rich coloration.

Chromecast™ built-in


The VSX-S520 comes with Chromecast built-in, so you can use your mobile device to stream your favorite music, radio, or podcasts to the receiver. You can control the audio from anywhere in the house using Chromecast-enabled apps running on your personal device—iPhone, iPad, Android phone and tablet, Mac and Windows laptop, and Chromebook. Discover Chromecast-enabled apps at g.co/cast/audioapps.
*Chromecast buillt-in will be available with future firmware update.

Internet Radio & Online Music


Enjoy limitless streams of your favorite online music, sports, talk and news entertainment services, including Spotify® and for the first time TuneIn*1, TIDAL*1, and Deezer*1*2.
*1 Future Firmware Update Required
*2 DEEZER Service only available in Canada, not available in the U.S.

MCACC® Auto Room Tuning


Create the optimum acoustic environment with Pioneer’s MCACC (Multi-Channel Acoustic Calibration System), developed with the expertise of professional recording studios. With the custom microphone, the system automatically compensates for differences in speaker size, level and distance, and equalizes response. As an innovative solution for the phase lag between the subwoofer and the main channel speakers caused by the network filter, Phase Control compensates the delayed bass to improve sound synchronization.

Intuitive Control with New Pioneer Remote App (iOS/Android)*


Enjoy smooth control using your beloved device. With the free Pioneer Remote app, you can use your iPad/iPhone/iPod touch or Android smartphone for operating the AV receiver, or play back tunes stored on your device. You can also select internet radio stations, and play songs from your media server.
* AV receiver needs to be connected to a home LAN network in a wireless LAN environment.

 

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.

Features

Specifications

Features

AUDIO FEATURES

-Channels: 6
-Amplification Type: Class D
-80 W/ch (4 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/DTS96/24/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
-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
-FM (RDS) 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

 

-FireConnect™ for Multi-room Audio
-Google Cast
-Apple AirPlay Certified
-Spotify®, Tidal, and Deezer Music Streaming Services Ready
-Internet Radio (TuneIn)
-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)
   -Up to 192 kHz/24-bit ALAC, AIFF, FLAC, WAV
   -5.6/2.8 MHz DSD Playback

 

 

 

 

OPERATING FEATURES

-Works with Pioneer Remote App (iOS/Android)
-New GUI with System/Network Setup Menu
-Auto Power Off in HDMI Standby Through
-Sleep Timer
-User-Friendly Simple Remote Control

 

 

 

Front Terminals

-USB 1 In for USB Drive
-MCACC Setup MIC In
-Phones 1 Out

 

 

 

Rear Terminals

-HDMI 4 In
-HDMI 1 Out (ARC)
-Ethernet 1 In
-Audio 2 In (Assignable)
-Phono (MM) 1 In
-Digital Coaxial 1 In (Assignable)
-Digital Optical 1 In (Assignable)
-Subwoofer 1 Pre Out
-Speaker 6 ch Out (FRONT, CENTER, SURROUND, SUBWOOFER)
-FM Tuner Antenna

 

 

 

DIMENSIONS & WEIGHT

-Dimensions (W x H x D): 435 x 70 x 325 mm
-Weight: 4.0 kg