Pioneer’s VSX-520-Ka and VSX-820-K A/V receivers offers Bluetooth streaming
Pioneer introduced two new 5.1 channel A/V receivers featuring wireless Bluetooth audio streaming and are 3D Ready with the latest HDMI version 1.4.
Both receiver are “Works with iPhone” certified which allow playback content of iPhone, iPod and iPod Touch, VSX-820-K additionally features a front panel iPhone Control button that transfers iPod navigation control from the A/V receiver’s remote control back to the connected Apple device so users can easily and quickly navigate through their library of media files directly on the device. They are also equipped with the new Dolby ProLogic IIz decoder for HD audio formats, support Dolby True HD and DTS Master, offer 5×110 Watts per channel, HDMI 3 in – 1 out and will begin shipping in March 2010, with prices $229.00 for VSX-520-K and $299.00 for VSX-820-K.
“Pioneer continues to innovate the A/V receiver category with expanded compatibility for iPhone users. The addition of Bluetooth audio streaming allows consumers to keep their phones close to them to answer calls or select their next song without limitations of a wired connection to the receiver,” said David Bales, marketing manager of audio products for the home entertainment division of Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. “Additionally, by equipping all models with HDMI 1.4, consumers can be assured that their Pioneer receiver is ready for future 3D home theater experiences.”
Pioneer’s Proprietary Audio Enhancements & Room Calibration
The new 5.1 channel A/V receivers feature Pioneer’s proprietary audio enhancement and room calibration technologies that elevate the sound quality experience of compressed audio including:
- Advanced Sound Retriever – ASR enhances compressed audio files by restoring critical data from iPhone, iPod and other portable media players as well as satellite radio devices, delivering a robust music experience that is near CD quality.
- Auto Level Control – ALC technology ensures consistent listening from all entertainment by equalizing fluctuating volume levels across digital audio tracks, television channels and commercials that can cause unexpected disruptions to the entertainment experience.
- Multi-Channel Acoustic Calibration – Featured in the VSX-820-K, MCACC analyzes the room’s speaker configuration then optimizes each one to balance out any room-induced acoustic inaccuracies to provide an optimal, customized audio experience in any home theater room.