-- 5 – Channel Discrete Amplifier Design
-- iPhone 5 & iPad Mini USB Audio Input
-- MCACC Automation Room Calibration
-- 4 HDMI Inputs
With 140 Watts (1 kHz 1 % THD 6 Ohms) 1ch Driven or 80 Watts (20Hz-20kHz .08% THD 8 Ohms) per channel of clear audio reproduction and advanced new technologies such as 4K Ultra-High Definition Pass Through and an energy-saving ECO Mode, the new VSX-523-K is the perfect entry-level receiver to introduce Pioneer's heritage of quality sound reproduction and innovative technology in your home entertainment system.
[Apple Connectivity] Continuing to lead the way in Apple connectivity, the VSX-523-K's front USB input now supports music playback and control for the new iPhone 5 and iPad mini. The VSX-523 effortlessly brings all your entertainment sources together. Plug in a thumb drive into the front panel USB port and play back all your favorite music files, like MP3, WMA and AAC files.
[Expanded HDMI Connectivity and Switching Functionality] The VSX-523-K features four HDMI inputs, providing connectivity for all your sources like Blu-ray DiscTM players, cable boxes, and gaming consoles. All four HDMI inputs support both 3D and new 4k Ultra HD content. Convenience features, such as, HDMI Standby Through is also supported allowing for your sources (cable box etc.) to pass through the receiver to the television even when it is in standby mode. When you're ready to upgrade your sources, so is the Pioneer VSX-523-K.
[ECO Mode] The new, energy-saving ECO Mode found on all 2013 Pioneer AV receivers goes far beyond the conventional wisdom about "green" electronics, with a standby power consumption of only 0.1 watt when enabled. Our ECO Mode offers all of the convenience features of today's modern AV receivers, including Network Standby and HDMI CEC support, while reducing power consumption in both on and standby modes, you can feel better about your entertainment experience without sacrificing power or features.
The intelligent ECO Mode analyzes your sources in real time, adjusting power consumption accordingly to meet your needs, or you can choose the power-saving settings that are right for you.
[Powerful Sound Control] The VSX-523-K supports the latest high-definition audio formats like Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio to give your Blu-ray Disc soundtracks unsurpassed audio quality. Pioneer also includes all Dolby and DTS surround formats best suited for the wide variety of available entertainment sources, including online streaming services, such as Netflix and Vudu. The VSX-523-K also features Pioneer's exclusive Multi-Channel Acoustic Calibration system (MCACC), providing an optimized multi-channel listening experience by measuring every speaker's connection, noting its size and distance from the listening point, sound levels and timbre in order to calibrate, customize and maximize performance specifically for your room.
Amplifier Design: Discrete Direct Energy Channels: 5.1 Power Output Per Channel(20Hz-20kHz,.08% THD 8ohm): 80 Power Output Per Channel (1kHz,1% THD 6ohm): 140 Made For iPod Certified: Yes Made For iPhone Certified: Yes Supported Apple Devices: iPad mini, iPhone 5,iPhone 4S, iPhone 4,iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G, iPod touch 5G/4G/3G/2G/1G, iPod classic, iPod nano 7G/6G/5G/4G/3G [Decoders & Formats] Digital Core DSP Engine: Texas Instruments Aureus DAC: 192kHz / 24-Bit iPod Digital Audio: Yes Music File Playback: 48kHz / 16-Bit MP3, WMA, ACC Via USB Dolby True HD: Yes Dolby Digital Plus: Yes Dolby Pro-Logic IIz: Yes DTS-HD Master Audio: Yes HDMI SACD Transfer: 2 Channel [Soundfield Calibration] Phase Control: Yes MCACC: Auto EQ Bands: 5-Band Symmetric EQ: Yes MCACC Memory: 1 Distance Adjustment: 0.1 Feet [Listening Modes] Auto Surround: Yes Stream Direct: Yes (Direct, Pure Direct) Advanced Surround: 9+1 Mode DSP Front Stage Surround Advance: Yes Headphone Surround: Yes [Audio Features]
DSD to PCM Converter: 2-Channel Auto Level Control: 2 Channel Advanced Sound Retriever: 2 Channel Midnight Listening: Yes Loudness: Yes Tone Control: 2 Channel Sound Delay (Lip Sync): Yes (9 Frame) [Video Processing] 4K Ultra HD Pass-Through: Yes 3-D Ready: Yes Audio Return Channel: Yes HDMI Standby Through: Yes with Input Switch / Last Memory