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The VSX-528 from Pioneer makes use of a high power amplifier with enough power to drive almost any set of speakers in almost any room environment. This provides an exciting and electrifying listening experience. Due to Pioneer's extensive attention to detail, the electronics and short signal paths have been carefully designed and deliver low distortion and natural dynamics. At its heart lies a Texas Instruments Aureus Digital Signal Processor, which allows the VSX-528 to give powerful processing and includes Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio.
Where networking is concerned, the VSX-528 offers a fully comprehensive and overwhelming experience. The receiver comes with a LAN connection to integrate with your home network. It also has Apple AirPlay compaibility and DLNA streaming. AirPlay allows you to wirelessy stream audio files from any compatibly iDevice, whether it be iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone or iMac. The DLNA streaming aspect means you can gain access to any music files stored on a PC, laptop or NAS driver - and then play it through the receiver at exceptional quality. The VSX-528 also provides access to internet radio and music services.
As well as providing these many networking opportunities, the VSX-528 is easier to control than ever before. The newly updated Pioneer ControlApp allows you to control many functions through your smartphone or tablet (compatible with Apple or Android). This app now allows you to gain access to the music libraries saved to your smartphone or tablet, and manipulate and create playlists that can then be streamed wirelessly to the receiver - all from within the app's easy-to-navigate interface. The app can also adjust the receiver's settings, including input management, audio adjustments and modes. Pioneer's VSX-528 has Air Jam compatibility. Air Jam is an app that makes use of Bluetooth to connect a group of people together through their iphones/ipod touches/ipads to add their own songs to the receiver's playlist. In essence, is a social network for music within your household and works prestinely with the VSX-528. An optional AS-BT200 Bluetooth adapter is required for this function, however.
The VSX-528 has an incredible degree of flexibility in regards to connectivity. The receiver possesses six HDMI inputs complete with 4K pass-through. As 4K screens begin to make more and more of an impact this year, by integrating 4K within the VSX-528's sockets, Pioneer have prepared for the future. 3D and ARC (which stands for Audio Return Channel) are also incorperated within the receiver's compatibility, which makes a less cluttered cable layout and connection. The front HDMI socket has MHL (mobile high definition link) compatibility which gives you the ability to transfer 1080p, full HD video from your smartphone or tablet in to the receiver. The VSX-528 also has a standard iPod/iPhone/iPad/USB drive Digital USB connection. This enables the user to have access to quick and easy plug-and-play flexibility without needing to buy an additional docking station. Sound quality is better than many docking units too, the user will be making use of the processing power of the Pioneer as apposed to an external dock. Even better, Pioneer' Advanced Sound Retriever system enhances compressed MP3/AAC files and returns the sound to CD quality.
Tuner Internet radio, FM, AM Preset stations 30 in total Tuner features RDS
Number of channels 5 Power per channel 130W @ 6 ohms Amplifier pre-outs None Subwoofer pre outs Yes (1) Tone Controls Loudness
Is it 3D? Yes
Max surround sound 5.1 Surround Sound formats Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pro Logic II, Dolby TrueHD, DTS, DTS Neo:6, DTS 96/24, DTS-Express, DTS-HD Master Audio Audio formats supported Apple Lossless, AAC, FLAC, MP3, WAV, WMA
Video inputs & outputs
HDMI connections 6 HDMI in, (1 HDMI in on front panel), 1 HDMI out Composite connections 3 in, 1 out
Audio inputs & outputs
Digital Co-axial connections 1 in Optical connections 1 in
Other inputs & outputs
USB To playback USB memory sticks, To playback from a USB hard drive, To playback and charge iPods/iPhones
Networking & internet
Is product networkable? Yes, wired only Network services available Streaming from DLNA server (e.g. PC, Mac, NAS drive), Vtuner
iPod, iPhone and other audio devices
Apple connections iPod (via USB), iPad (via USB), iPhone (via USB), AirPlay Bluetooth No, optional Bluetooth module available
Headphone output Yes, 6.3mm
HDMI cable included No Remote control Remote control included, Apple app available, Android app available
General (HxWxD) 168 x 435 x 331.5 mm Unit weight (kg) 8.5 kg
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Shipping Costs Mainland UK (Next-Day) Offshore/Out-of-reach (2-day)Northern Ireland, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, Scottish Islands, Scilly Islands Republic of Ireland (2-day) Under £50 Orders £7.50 £12.50 £15.00 Over £50 Orders FREE £19.99 £29.99 Surcharge Orders £50.00 £69.99 £79.99 Saturday Delivery £12.99 N/A N/A Sunday Delivery £12.99 N/A N/A Saturday by 12 Delivery £35 N/A N/A
Post codes exempt from the free delivery service include:
Scottish Highlands Post Codes: AB30-38, AB41-42, AB44-56, FK17-99, G83, IV1-28, IV30-39, IV52-54, IV63, KW1-14, PA21-33, PA34-40, PH15-26, PH31-41, PH49-50
Islands Post Codes: HS1-9, IV40-51, IV55-56, KA27-28, KW15-17, PA20, PA41-49, PA60-78, PH42-44, ZE1-3
Northern Ireland: All BT postcodes
Channel Islands Post Codes: JE, GY
Scilly Isles Post Codes: TR21, TR22, TR23, TR24, TR25
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