5.1-ch Slim Network AV Receiver VSX-S520
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, or cast music with Chromecast built-in. Combine with Pioneer’s BDP-X300 Blu-ray Disc player and create a full-scale home cinema with a compact setup.
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.
The VSX-S520 comes with Chromecast built-in, so you can use your mobile device to stream your favourite music, radio, or podcasts to the receiver. You can control the audio from anywhere in the house using Chromecast-enabled apps running on your personal device—iPhone, iPad, Android phone and tablet, Mac and Windows laptop, and Chromebook™. Discover Chromecast-enabled apps at g.co/cast/audioapps.
* Chromecast buillt-in will be available with future firmware update.
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.
Internet Radio & Online Music
Enjoy a limitless flow of music, sports, talk, and news entertainment from internet radio stations and online music services, including Spotify, TuneIn, TIDAL, and Deezer.
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 equalises 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 synchronisation.
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
FireConnect™ mirrors network audio and external analogue sources connected to the master component—from streaming services to vinyl records—on FireConnect™-compatible speakers in other rooms. Music selection, speaker grouping, and playback management across the home are built into Pioneer Remote App for iOS and Android.
* FireConnect™ is enabled with a firmware update. Sharing of audio from external inputs depends on the model and is enabled with a future firmware update. Sampling rates of 44.1 kHz and 48 kHz are supported. FireConnect is a technology based on Blackfire provided by Blackfire Research Corp., USA.