Pioneer VSX-835

Pioneer’s New AVRs Are For 5.2, 7.2 Channel Set-ups

Pioneer is expanding its AV receiver line with two new models: the VSX-835 7.2 channel and VSX-535 5.2 channel immersive sound receivers.

The VSX-835 and VSX-535 are designed with the latest technology, offering support for IMAX Enhanced Certification, Dolby Atmos capabilities and Dolby Surround, DTS Virtual:X, 8K/4K Ultra HD capabilities, and Bluetooth streaming. You can calibrate them to your room’s space and speaker setup with the proprietary MCACC Auto Room Tuning software.

Both receivers support 4K Ultra HD and 8K resolution. Audibly, they work with 7.2 or 5.2.2 setups for the VSX-835 and 3.2 or 3.2.2 setups for the VSX-535.

Pioneer VSX-535

Pioneer’s IMAX Enhanced Mode is optimized to adhere to strict performance standards around colour, brightness, contrast, and audio fidelity. Enjoy support for HDR (High Dynamic Range) video including HDR10, HLG, Dolby Vision, and BT.2020. Additionally, 4:4:4 colour space is also supported.

The VSX-835 and VSX-535 offer six HDMI inputs, ARC-ready MAIN OUT, and SUB OUT pass 4K/60p and HDR video from player to compatible TV and projector; and all terminals are HDCP 2.2 compliant.

DTS:X automatically adapts audio to existing channels and speaker setups, so no specific speaker layout is required. DTS Virtual:X, meanwhile, adds nuanced, three-dimensional sound without height or rear speakers. Dolby Atmos Height Virtualizer also allows you to experience immersive sound without additional speakers. Dolby Atmos Music allows musical creators to produce and mix with spatial audio elements.

Pioneer VSX-835

MCACC (Multi-Channel ACoustic Calibration system) auto room tuning uses a custom microphone to automatically compensate for differences in speaker size, level, and distance, and equalizes response. Additionally, the Advanced Sound Retriever technology restores the output of compressed audio like WMA, AAC, and MP3 to their original lossless quality. This is achieved by creating new signals to restore the minor details left out during the compression process.

You can also stream audio from a mobile device, like a smartphone, tablet, or computer, to the receiver using Bluetooth. Once the receiver has paired with and remembers your device, it will start playback automatically whenever it detects an incoming Bluetooth audio stream.

Available to order now, the Pioneer VSX-835 is US$499 and the VSX-535 is US$399.