Pioneer VSX-S520 5.1 Channel Slim Network AV Receiver

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Pioneer VSX-S520 5.1 Channel Slim Network AV Receiver

  • Built in Bluetooth and WiFi
  • Ultra HD Pass-through
  • 80 W/ch

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Product Description

Pioneer VSX-S520 5.1 Channel Slim Network AV Receiver

Bringing quality sound and the latest features in a slim and stylish design, the Pioneer VSX-S520 5.1-ch Slim Network AV Receiver is a 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 Pioneer 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.

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.

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

The VSX-S520 will support FireConnect Powered by Blackfire*1 with a future firmware update. FireConnect is a stable wireless protocol that streams audio from a compatible Pioneer AV Receiver to a compatible Pioneer wireless speaker*2. Enjoy Bluetooth audio, front USB audio files and internet radio from the FireConnect compatible Pioneer AV receiver to an optional FireConnect compatible Pioneer wireless speaker(s)*1 located in another room(s).
*1 Multi-room Audio is realized by FireConnect technology. FireConnect is a technology of Blackfire Research Corp, USA. We cannot guarantee that the AV Receiver will support all speakers incorporating FireConnect technology. Not all FireConnect compatible speakers work with all FireConnect capable AV Receivers.
*2 Optional Pioneer Wireless Speaker(s) available late 2016.

Additional Information

Weight 3.9 kg
General Specifications

– Power
– Amplifier Design Class D
– Channels 6
– Estimated Power Consumption/Standby with HDMI Control off 60 W / 0.2 W
– Handheld and Internet
– AirPlay Yes
– HTC Connect –
– Made for iPhone and iPod AirPlay Only
– iOS/Android Remote Control APP Pioneer Remote App
– TIDAL Music Streaming Service Ready Yes
– Pandora Internet Radio Yes
– Internet Radio TuneIn Radio
– Decoders & Formats
– Digital Core DSP Engine Cirrus Logic (Quad Core) x1
– 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 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 Yes
– Bi-Amp –
– 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 4 in (4 Rear) /1 out
– MHL 2 –
– Wi-Fi Built-In Yes (5GHz/2.4GHz)
– Bluetooth Built-In Yes (Version: 4.1, Profile: A2DP/AVRCP, Codec: SBC/AAC)
– Wireless Adapter Port –
– Bluetooth Adapter Port –
– Component Video Input / Output –
– Composite A/V Input / Output –
– iPhone / iPod / USB Memory Input USB Memory
– USB Terminal Front USB
– Ethernet Input Yes
– Analog Audio Inputs / Output –
– Digital Audio Inputs / Output 2 In (Optical 1, Coaxial 1)
– Pre-Amp Output 0.1 Ch
– Headphone Output Yes
– Front A/V Inputs USB
– AM/FM Presets 40 (FM only)
– Installation
– On-Screen Display GUI with System/Network Setup Menu
– Auto Power Down Yes
– Multi-Room and Source Output Yes (with future firmware update)
– IR Serial Remote In/Out –
– Multi-Zone On-Screen Display –
– FL Dimmer Yes
– Function Rename Yes
– Remote Yes
– Sleep Timer Yes
– Versatile Speaker Configuration (FRONT, CENTER, SURROUND, SUBWOOFER)
– Construction
– Front Panel Brushed
– Speaker Terminals 6 Clips
– Dimensions
– W x H x D (inches) 17.12 x 2.75 x 12.81

Receivers - Features

Audio Return Channel (ARC), HDR, Chromecast, FlareConnect, Dolby Atmos, Dolby TrueHD, DTS HD Master, AirPlay, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Spotify, Internet Radio

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Receivers - Watts Per Channel

76 to 100w

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