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Pioneer VSX-819AH, VSX-919AH and VSX-1019AH A/V Receivers

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New Receivers Feature Proprietary Sound Enhancement Technologies for Compressed Audio Files and are iPod/iPhone Compatible

Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. today announced that it is now shipping A/V Receivers that seamlessly integrate Apple’s revolutionary iPhone and iPod into a customer’s home theater. Pioneer’s VSX-819AH, VSX-919AH and VSX-1019AH A/V Receivers and also feature proprietary technologies designed to restore compressed audio data and recreate the dynamic listening experiences intended by the original musician.

Pioneer VSX-819AH

Pioneer VSX-919AH
Pioneer VSX-919AH

Pioneer VSX-1019AH
Pioneer VSX-1019AH

“With our new line of A/V Receivers that seamlessly integrate with Apple’s iPhone and iPod, we now offer a complete solution for improved portable audio playback in the home theater realm,” said David Bales, marketing manager of audio products for the home entertainment division of Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. “With Pioneer’s rich heritage in A/V receiver design and innovation, we are thrilled to give our customers the ability to make iPhone and iPod part of their home theater system.”

Pioneer A/V Receivers are part of the “Works with iPhone” and “Made for iPod” program and feature a seamless user experience for iPhone and iPod owners. The new line of receivers allow consumers to simply plug their iPhone or iPod to the A/V Receiver and utilize a full-color graphic user interface (GUI) complete with album art, utilize a central remote control option to easily navigate through playlists. The A/V Receivers will intuitively turn on the Auto Music-Mute function when a call is received on an iPhone, allowing home audiences to maintain an uninterrupted entertainment experience.

By utilizing two proprietary digital audio enhancement functions — Advanced Sound Retriever (ASR) and Auto Level Control (ALC) — the Pioneer A/V Receivers deliver a high quality listening experience specially designed for portable audio device home integration. Pioneer’s ASR was designed for use with highly-compressed music files to ensure a more dynamic audio experience when played through home audio speakers. Meanwhile, Pioneer’s ALC technology equalizes the fluctuating volume levels that can occur with digital audio tracks and other input sources resulting in a richer user experience that alleviates the need to manually adjust the volume.

Pioneer’s A/V Receivers are available now at Best Buy and other national and regional retailers nationwide for suggested retail prices that range from $299 – $499.


VSX-1019AH-K VSX-919AH VSX-819H-K
Suggested Price: $499.00 $399.00 $299.00
Power Amplifier Design Hybrid (Advanced Direct Energy) Hybrid (Advanced Direct Energy) Discrete (Advanced Direct Energy)
Surround Power 120 x 7 120 x 7 110 x 5
Channels 7 7 5
THD 1kHz w/0.05% THD @ 8 ohm 1 kHz w/0.05% THD @ 8 ohm 1 kHz w// 0.05% THD @ 8 ohm
MCACC Speaker Calibration Advanced Advanced Auto
Symmetric EQ Yes Yes Yes
Standing Wave Control Yes Yes No
Phase Control Yes Yes Yes
EQ Bands 9 9 5
Calibration Memory 6 6 1
X-Curve Compensation Yes Yes No
Digital Engine Freescale Freescale Aureus by Texas Instruments
THX Certified No No No
Dolby TrueHD Yes Yes Yes
Dolby Digital Plus Yes Yes Yes
Dolby Digital EX Yes Yes Yes
Dolby Digital 5.1 Yes Yes Yes
Dolby Pro Logic IIx Yes Yes Yes
DTS-HD Master Audio Yes Yes Yes
DTS-HD High Resolution Yes Yes Yes
DTS-ES Yes Yes Yes
DTS-Express Yes Yes Yes
DTS 96/24 Yes Yes Yes
DTS NEO:6 Yes Yes Yes
DTS 5.1 Yes Yes Yes
PCM via HDMI Yes Yes Yes
WMA9 Pro Yes Yes No
XM HD Surround No No No
Neural THX Yes Yes No
HDMI SACD Transfer Yes Yes Yes (2-Channel)
HDMI DVD-Audio Transfer Yes Yes Yes
SD Video Adjustment Yes Yes No
HDMI 1080p Video Upscaling Yes No No
HDMI 1080p Video Repeater No Yes Yes
Digital Video Converter to HDMI Yes Yes No
PureCinema I/P Converter Yes Yes No
Deep Color Yes Yes Yes
xvYCC Yes Yes Yes
Aspect Ratio Adjust Yes Yes Yes
Auto Surround Yes Yes Yes
Stream Direct Yes Yes Yes
Auto Level Control Yes (Multi-Channel) Yes (Multi-Channel) Yes (2-Channel)
Advanced Surround Modes 13+1 13+1 8+1
Front Stage Surround Advance (Focus/Wide) (Focus/Wide) (Focus)
Headphone Surround Yes Yes No
Virtual Surround Back Yes Yes No
Dialogue Enhancement Yes Yes No
Sound Retriever Advanced (Multi-Channel) Advanced (Multi-Channel) Yes
Midnight Mode Yes Yes Yes
Loudness Yes Yes Yes
Tone Control Yes Yes Yes
Sound Delay (Lip-Sync) Yes Yes Yes
PQLS (Music CD) Yes Yes No
Digital Noise Reduction Yes Yes No
HDMI In 4 3 3
Works with iPhone/iPod Digital USB w/ OSD & Album Art Digital USB w/ OSD & Album Art Digital USB w/ OSD
Made for iPod Yes Yes Yes
Component Video In / Monitor Out 2/1 2/1 2/1
AV In / Rec.Out 3/1 3/1 3/1
Audio In / Rec.Out (inc. tuner & front) 4/1 4/1 4/1
XM Satelite Radio No No No
Sirius Satelite Radio Yes Yes Yes
Digital Coaxial Input 1 1 1
Digital Optical Input / Output 2 2 2
Analog Multi-ch input 5.1 5.1 5.1
Preamp Output Sub Sub Sub/Surround Back L/R
Front Audio Mini Jack No No No
Headphone Out Yes Yes Yes
Speaker A/B Versatile Configuration Versatile Configuration Versatile Configuration
Multi-Room 2-Zone A/V 2-Zone A/V 2-Zone Audio
iPhone Zone 2 Yes No No
IR In/Out Yes Yes Yes
On-Screen Display Color (w/ 2nd Zone) Color Yes
SR Yes Yes No
Display Dimmer Yes Yes Yes
Zone 2 Speaker Yes Yes No
Function Rename Yes Yes No
Sleep Timer Yes Yes Yes
Front A/V Terminals Yes Yes Yes
AM/FM Preset 30 30 30
AM/FM Station Rename Yes Yes Yes
Volume Limit Setup (Off/Custom) (Off/Custom) (Off/Custom)
Remote Control Type Luminous Preset Preset Preset
Multi-Operation Yes Yes No
Finish Gloss Black Gloss Black Gloss Black
Symmetrical Power Train No No No
Advanced Direct Construction No No No
Trans. Stabilizer No No No
Speaker Terminals Large Large Large
Dimensions (inches) 16 9/16 x 6 1/4 x 13 3/4 16 9/16 x 6 1/4 x 13 3/4 16 9/16 x 6 1/4 x 13 3/4
Weight 19 lbs 3 oz 19 lbs 3 oz 19 lbs 14 oz
Warranty 1 Year 1 Year 1 Year

Pioneer’s Home Entertainment and Business Solutions Group develops high definition home theater equipment for discerning entertainment enthusiasts. Its Blu-ray Disc players, A/V receivers and loudspeakers bring a new level of emotion to the HD experience. The company brands include Pioneer and Elite. When purchased from an authorized retailer, consumers receive a limited warranty for one year with Pioneer products and two years with Pioneer Elite products.


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