Bringing quality sound and the latest features in a slim and stylish design, thanks to the highly-efficient Class D amplifier. Enjoy spectacular images with Ultra HD (4K/60p/4:4:4) upscaling/pass-through, play Hi-Res Audio via USB/network, listen to internet radio and various streaming services. The slim, stylish design and efficient power makes the VSX-S520 an ideal addition to any home cinema.
Slim Compact Design
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.
Built-in Dual Band Wi-Fi
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.
Ultra HD (4K/60p/4:4:4/24-bit) Upscaling/Pass-Through with HDCP 2.2
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.
* Supports up to 4K/60p/4:4:4/24-bit with HDCP 2.2 on HDMI IN (1/2/3), and HDMI OUT.
Next Generation Video Standard Ready
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.
Internet Radio & Online Music
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.
*1 Future Firmware Update Required
*2 DEEZER Service only available in Canada, not available in the U.S.
MCACC Auto Room Tuning
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.
Intuitive Control with New Pioneer Remote App (iOS/Android)*
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.
* AV receiver needs to be connected to a home LAN network in a wireless LAN environment.
Multi-room Audio Offers a Variety of Ways to Enjoy Music
The VSX-S520 will support FireConnect Powered by Blackfire*1 with a future firmware update. FireConnect is a stable wireless protocol that streams audio from a compatible Pioneer AV Receiver to a compatible Pioneer wireless speaker*2. Enjoy Bluetooth audio, front USB audio files and internet radio from the FireConnect compatible Pioneer AV receiver to an optional FireConnect compatible Pioneer wireless speaker(s)*1 located in another room(s).
*1 Multi-room Audio is realized by FireConnect technology. FireConnect is a technology of Blackfire Research Corp, USA. We cannot guarantee that the AV Receiver will support all speakers incorporating FireConnect technology. Not all FireConnect compatible speakers work with all FireConnect capable AV Receivers.
*2 Optional Pioneer Wireless Speaker(s) available late 2016.
Amplifier Design - Class D
Channels - 6
Estimated Power Consumption/Standby with HDMI Control off - 60 W / 0.2 W
HANDHELD AND INTERNET
AirPlay - Yes
Made for iPhone and iPod - AirPlay Only
iOS/Android Remote Control APP - Pioneer Remote App
TIDAL Music Streaming Service Ready - Yes
Pandora Internet Radio - Yes
Internet Radio - TuneIn Radio
DECODERS & FORMATS
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)
High-Definition Copy Protection (HDCP) - 2.2
Dolby TrueHD - Yes
Dolby Digital Plus - Yes
DTS-HD Master Audio - Yes
HDMI SACD Transfer - Multi-Channel
Phase Control - Yes
MCACC - Yes
MCACC Memory - 1
EQ Bands - 9-Band
Symmetric EQ - Yes
X-Curve - Yes
Distance Adjustment - 0.1 feet
Auto Subwoofer Crossover - Yes
Auto Surround - Yes
Stream Direct - Yes (Direct, Pure Direct)
Advanced Surround - 12
Front Stage Surround Advance - Yes
Advanced Sound Retriever - Yes
DSD Music File - 2ch(2.8MHz / 5.6MHz)
Tone Control - Multi
Sound Delay (Lip Sync) - 500 ms @ 48k/ 400 ms @ 96k/ 200 ms @ 192k
Speaker A/B - Yes
4K Ultra HD Pass-Through - Yes
4K Ultra HD Video Scaler - Yes (1080p to 4K)
3-D Ready - Yes
Audio Return Channel - Yes
HDMI Standby Through - Yes with Input Switch / Last Memory
HDMI 36-bit Deep Color - Yes
HDMI x.v. Color - Yes
HDMI to HDMI Video Scaler - 4K Ultra HD (for 1080p)
Super Resolution - Yes
HDMI Input / Output - 4 in (4 Rear) /1 out
Wi-Fi Built-In - Yes (5GHz/2.4GHz)
Bluetooth Built-In - Yes (Version: 4.1, Profile: A2DP/AVRCP, Codec: SBC/AAC)
iPhone / iPod / USB Memory Input - USB Memory
USB Terminal - Front USB
Ethernet Input - Yes
Digital Audio Inputs / Output - 2 In (Optical 1, Coaxial 1)
Pre-Amp Output - 0.1 Ch
Headphone Output - Yes
Front A/V Inputs - USB
AM/FM Presets - 40 (FM only)
On-Screen Display - GUI with System/Network Setup Menu
Auto Power Down - Yes
Multi-Room and Source Output - Yes (with future firmware update)
FL Dimmer - Yes
Function Rename - Yes
Remote - Yes
Sleep Timer - Yes
Versatile Speaker Configuration - FRONT, CENTER, SURROUND, SUBWOOFER
Front Panel - Brushed
Speaker Terminals - 6 Clips
W x H x D (inches) - 17.12 x 2.75 x 12.81
Weight - 8.8 lbs