Pioneer today announced their lowest priced A/V receiver for 2016. The new VSX-531 5.1 channel A/V receiver debuts at $270, yet still supports UltraHD (4K/60p/4:4:4) pass-through with HDCP 2.2; built-in Bluetooth support, and Pioneer’s signature Phase Control technology. It replaces last year’s VSX-530 with nearly all the same specs.
4K UltraHD & HDR
The VSX-531 supports 4K/60p/4:4:4 24-bit video signal transmission with HDCP 2.2 technology, ensuring your receiver’s compatibility with the many upcoming 4K UltraHD sources and televisions. In addition, the VSX-531 is compatible with HDR, a technology that drastically expands the brightness peak, providing a higher contrast between light and dark images, which creates life-like pictures.
Powerful Sound Control
The VSX-531 is a 5.1-channel AV receiver with 140 Watts (1 kHz 1% THD @ 6 Ohms 1ch Driven) or 80 Watts (8 ohms 20 Hz-20 kHz THD 0.08% 2ch Driven FTC) per channel of clear audio reproduction. The VSX-531 also integrates the Direct Energy Design usually found on the higher-end models, allowing a high-power simultaneous multi-channel drive.
Surround Sound Ambience
The VSX-531 supports high-def audio formats such as Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio to provide Blu-ray disc soundtracks with unsurpassed audio and video. Pioneer’s Phase Control technology effectively eliminates phase lag and enriches the expressive power of deep, low-frequency sounds without losing their details.
Enjoy CD Quality Sound from Compressed Audio
Pioneer’s Advanced Sound Retriever restores the output of compressed audio such as WMA, AAC, and MP3 to the level of CD sound by creating new signals that restore the subtle details left out during the compression process.
Built-in Bluetooth Wireless Technology (ver. 3.0)
The VSX-531with built-in Bluetooth conveniently streams your music from compatible devices and works with AAC codecs which compress audio files for wireless transmission without affecting their quality.
Plug & Play USB Port
Plug a thumb drive into the front panel USB port and play back all your favorite music.
Price and Availability
The Pioneer VSX-531 is available now for a $270 (USD) / $379.99 (CDN).