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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|Amplifier Design||Class D|
|Power Output: Watts per Channel (20Hz-20kHz,.08%THD@8ohm 2ch Driven)||50 W|
|Estimated Power Consumption/Network Standby off||60 W / 0.2 W|
|Power Output: Watts per Channel (1kHz,10%THD@6ohm 1ch Driven)||80 W|
|Made for iPhone and iPod||AirPlay Only|
|TIDAL Music Streaming Service Ready||Yes|
|Internet Radio||TuneIn Radio|
|iOS/Android Remote Control APP||Pioneer Remote App|
|Pandora Internet Radio||Yes|
|Digital Core DSP Engine||Cirrus Logic (Quad Core) x1|
|Music File Playback||MP3, WMA, AAC, Apple Lossless*, WAV*, FLAC*, AIFF, DSD via USB and Network (*up to 192kHz/24-bit),|
|Dolby Digital Plus||Yes|
|DTS-HD Master Audio||Yes|
|High-Definition Copy Protection (HDCP)||2.2|
|HDMI SACD Transfer||Multi-Channel|
|Distance Adjustment||0.1 feet|
|Auto Subwoofer Crossover||Yes|
|Front Stage Surround Advance||Yes|
|Stream Direct||Yes (Direct, Pure Direct)|
|DSD Music File||2ch(2.8MHz / 5.6MHz)|
|Sound Delay (Lip Sync)||500 ms @ 48k/ 400 ms @ 96k/ 200 ms @ 192k|
|Advanced Sound Retriever||Yes|
|4K Ultra HD Pass-Through||Yes|
|HDMI Standby Through||Yes with Input Switch / Last Memory|
|HDMI x.v. Color||Yes|
|4K Ultra HD Video Scaler||Yes (1080p to 4K)|
|Audio Return Channel||Yes|
|HDMI 36-bit Deep Color||Yes|
|HDMI to HDMI Video Scaler||4K Ultra HD (for 1080p)|
|HDMI Input / Output||4 in (4 Rear) /1 out|
|Wi-Fi Built-In||Yes (5GHz/2.4GHz)|
|iPhone / iPod / USB Memory Input||USB Memory|
|Digital Audio Inputs / Output||2 In (Optical 1, Coaxial 1)|
|AM/FM Presets||40 (FM only)|
|Bluetooth Built-In||Yes (Version: 4.1, Profile: A2DP/AVRCP, Codec: SBC/AAC)|
|USB Terminal||Front USB|
|Pre-Amp Output||0.1 Ch|
|Front A/V Inputs||USB|
|On-Screen Display||GUI with System/Network Setup Menu|
|Multi-Room and Source Output||Yes (with future firmware update)|
|Auto Power Down||Yes|
|Versatile Speaker Configuration||(FRONT, CENTER, SURROUND, SUBWOOFER)|
|Speaker Terminals||6 Clips|
|Warranty||1 Year Parts & Labor|
|W x H x D (inches)||17.12 x 2.75 x 12.81|
|Remote Control Type||Wireless Remote|
|Manufacturer Warranty||1 Year Parts & Labor|