PIONEER VSX-831 5.1-channel receiver with 5×130 Watt, full-range streaming, 4K Ultra HD, video scaler, 6 HDMI ports, HDCP 2.2, hi-res audio playback, Dual Band WiFi & Bluetooth.
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.
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
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”
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)
Apple AirPlay Certified
Spotify® Digital Music-Streaming Service Ready*3
Internet Radio with TuneIn
TIDAL Music Streaming Service Ready*2
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)
iControlAV5 Remote Control App Ready (iOS/Android)*5
New GUI with System/Network Setup Menu
Auto Power Off in HDMI Standby Through
User-Friendly Simple Remote Control
USB 1 In for USB Drive
MCACC Setup MIC In
Audio 1 In (Mini Stereo Jack)
Phones 1 Out
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)
DIMENSIONS & WEIGHT
Dimensions (W x H x D): 435 x 173 x 370.5 mm
Weight: 9.2 kg
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.