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The Pioneer VSX-523-K AV Receiver
With 140 Watts (1 kHz 1 % THD @ 6 Ohms) 1ch Driven or 80 Watts (20Hz-20kHz .08% THD @ 8 Ohms) clear audio reproduction and advanced new technologies such as 4K Ultra-High Definition Pass Through and an energy-saving ECO Mode, the new VSX-523 is the perfect entry-level receiver to introduce Pioneer's heritage of quality sound reproduction and innovative technology in your home entertainment system.
Continuing to lead the way in Apple connectivity, the VSX-523s front USB input now supports music playback and control for the new iPhone5 and iPad mini. The VSX-523 effortlessly brings all your entertainment sources together. Plug in a thumb drive into the front panel USB port and play back all your favorite music files, like MP3, WMA and AAC files.
Expanded HDMI Connectivity and Switching Functionality
The VSX-523 features four HDMI inputs, providing connectivity for all your sources like Blu-ray Disc players, cable boxes, and gaming consoles. All four HDMI inputs support both 3D and new 4K Ultra HD content. Convenience features, such as, HDMI Standby Through is also supported allowing for your sources (cable box etc.) to pass through the receiver to the television even when it is in standby mode. When you're ready to upgrade your sources, so is the Pioneer VSX-523.
The new, energy-saving ECO Mode found on all 2013 Pioneer AV receivers goes far beyond the conventional wisdom about "green" electronics, with a standby power consumption of only 0.1 watt when enabled. Our ECO Mode offers all of the convenience features of today's modern AV receivers, including Network Standby and HDMI CEC support, while reducing power consumption in both on and standby modes, you can feel better about your entertainment experience without sacrificing power or features.
The intelligent ECO Mode analyzes your sources in real time, adjusting power consumption accordingly to meet your needs, or you can choose the power-saving settings that are right for you.
Powerful Sound Control
The VSX-523 supports the latest high-definition audio formats like Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio to give your Blu-ray Disc soundtracks unsurpassed audio quality. Pioneer also includes all Dolby and DTS surround formats best suited for the wide variety of available entertainment sources, including online streaming services, such as Netflix and Vudu.
The VSX-523 also features Pioneer's exclusive Multi-Channel Acoustic Calibration system (MCACC), providing an optimized multi-channel listening experience by measuring every speaker's connection, noting its size and distance from the listening point, sound levels and timbre in order to calibrate, customize and maximize performance specifically for your room.
Choose the Pioneer AV Receiver That's Right for You
|Amplifier Type||Class D3||Class D3||Discrete Direct Energy||Discrete Direct Energy||Discrete Direct Energy||Discrete Direct Energy|
|Power||180 Watts x 7||170 Watts x 7||165 Watts x 7||140 Watts x 7||140 Watts x 5||140 Watts x 5|
|Number of HDMI Inputs/Outputs||8 in / 2 out (Main Zone & Zone 2)||8 in / 2 out (Main Zone & Zone 2)||8 in / 2 out (Main Zone & Zone 2)||6 in / 1 out||6 in / 1 out||4 in / 1 out|
|4K Ultra HD|
Pass-through and Upscaling
|Video Conversion to HDMI|
|MCACC Room Calibration||Advanced MCACC||Advanced MCACC||Advanced MCACC|
|MHL 2.0 Input||-|
|Powered Multi-Zone Audio|
(Multi-Source) 1x Powered 1x Passive
|HDZone (HDMI Zone Output)|
|Made for iPhone/iPad/iPod (30-Pin and Lightning)|
|AirPlay & HTC Connect||-|
|Windows 8 Compatible||-|
|DLNA 1.5 (DMR)||-|
|USB File Playback||AIFF/WAV/Apple Lossless/FLAC/MP3/WMA/AAC||AIFF/WAV/Apple Lossless/FLAC/MP3/WMA/AAC||AIFF/WAV/Apple Lossless/FLAC/MP3/WMA/AAC||AIFF/WAV/Apple Lossless/FLAC/MP3/WMA/AAC||AIFF/WAV/Apple Lossless/FLAC/MP3/WMA/AAC||MP3/WMA/AAC|
|Network File Music Playback||AIFF/WAV/Apple Lossless/FLAC/MP3/AAC||AIFF/WAV/Apple Lossless/FLAC/MP3/AAC||AIFF/WAV/Apple Lossless/FLAC/MP3/AAC||AIFF/WAV/Apple Lossless/FLAC/MP3/AAC||AIFF/WAV/Apple Lossless/FLAC/MP3/AAC||-|
|192kHz 24-Bit Hi Resolution Music Playback||AIFF/WAV/FLAC||AIFF/WAV/FLAC||AIFF/WAV/FLAC||AIFF/WAV/FLAC||AIFF/WAV/FLAC||-|
|Gapless Playback||AIFF/WAV/FLAC/Apple Lossless||AIFF/WAV/FLAC/Apple Lossless||AIFF/WAV/FLAC/Apple Lossless||AIFF/WAV/FLAC/Apple Lossless||AIFF/WAV/FLAC/Apple Lossless||-|
|Pandora & vTuner Internet Radio||-|
|iOS / Android Remote Control App||iControlAV 2013||iControlAV 2013||iControlAV 2013||ControlApp||ControlApp||-|
|AVNavigator PC / Mac Setup Software||-|