Pioneer's new VSX-832 is the company's first 5.1-channel AV receiver to support Dolby Atmos and DTS:X in a 2.1.2 or 3.1.2 configuration, and it will also be Dolby Vision compatible, with 4K/HDR support and HDCP 2.2 on all HDMI inputs. The VSX-832 has built-in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, with support for FireConnect and DTS Play-Fi multi-room audio streaming, as well as Chromecast and Apple AirPlay. The receiver will be available this month for $479.
Offering the type of innovation that has made it a trusted and premier name in home entertainment, Pioneer Home Entertainment has announced that the VSX-832 5.1-Channel Network AV Receiver will be its first device to support Dolby Atmos through a 2.1.2 and 3.1.2 configuration, and will also be Dolby Vision compatible. Joining the VSX-832 is the new VSX-532 5.1-Channel AV Receiver, an entry-level model equipped with Bluetooth technology for those not requiring advanced networking capabilities.
VSX-832 2.1.2 and 3.1.2 Channel Dolby Atmos
The VSX-832 will support 2.1.2 and 3.1.2 channel Dolby Atmos, which uses digital signal processing technology developed by Dolby. Through this technology, virtual surround processing can accurately deliver sounds that would usually come from physical surround speakers. With 2.1.2 and 3.1.2 channel Dolby Atmos, anyone can experience Dolby Atmos, including those who cannot install rear or overhead speakers. The VSX-832 supports DTS:X with 2.1.2 or 3.1.2 channel, as well.
Next Generation Video including Dolby Vision Compatibility
The VSX-832 will be among the first Dolby Vision compatible AVRs, which will enable the pass-through of a Dolby Vision signal. Dolby Vision transforms the TV experience in the home by delivering great brightness and contrast, as well as a fuller palette of rich colors. Both the VSX-832 and the VSX-532 also support pass-through for HDR (HDR10). By connecting the source device, users can enjoy these latest video standards on a compatible display, and all HDMI terminals support 4K, BT.2020, and HDCP 2.2, so owners will have no problem when upgrading to new devices.
Home Networking Options
While the VSX-532 has Bluetooth connectivity for easy streaming of audio content, the VSX-832 has a full slate of connectivity options including whole home audio solutions like FireConnect and DTS Play-Fi, as well as tremendous streaming options like Chromecast built-in and Apple AirPlay. These join built-in dual band Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, along with a host of Internet streaming service such as Spotify, Pandora, Deezer and TIDAL.
Calibration Made Easy
Creating the perfect acoustic environment for both units is made easy by Pioneer's Multi-Channel Acoustic Calibration System (MCACC), 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.
Synchronized Sound with Phase Control is an innovative solution for the phase-lag between the subwoofer and the main channel speakers caused by the bass management filter. Phase Control compensates the delayed bass to improve sound synchronization.
The Pioneer VSX-832 5.1-Channel Network AV Receiver will be available in April for an MSRP of $479 (USD), while the VSX-532 5.1-Channel AV Receiver is available later this month for an MSRP of $379 (USD). In Canada, both models will be available later this spring for $599 (CAD) and $439 (CAD), respectively.
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