Pioneer's VSX-923 is a 3D compatible, 7.2 channel home cinema receiver that delivers a multitude of features and an exceptional amount of quality, with both 4K pass through and upscaling. A large number of networking options and connectivity options make this unit the idea receiver for any high-end home entertainment system.
The 7.2 channels feature a hefty 150 watts of amplification for each channel, as well as the option to connect 2 subwoofers - adding a new depth to drama and movie soundtracks, and additional bass to your music files. With the extra channels, you can also power speakers in another room, or using Dolby Digital Pro Logix IIz - you can add front height speakers to bring an entirely new deminsion to your home cinema set up's soundstage/stereofield. High definition audio and video is supported via Dolby Pro Logic II, Dolby True HD and DTS-HD master Audio. Included are 8 HDMI v1.4 inputs, one of which can be found at the front of the unit. This HDMI port supports MHL which makes it ideal for Android smart phone connection. Apple devices are also supported with the VSX-923, with its USB and RCA input - so you don't need to buy an additional dock to play the music on your iPod/iPhone. The receiver will also charge your device while its plugged in.
The VSX-923's networking features are prolific. An Ethernet port on the rear panel of unit allows full integration into your home network, making use of Windows 8 and DLNA 1.5 certification, an entirely new level of entertainment possiblities are not available. True audiophiles will be pleased to hear that network streaming audio playback is also now ready within the unit. You now have the ability to stream MP3, AAC, WMA, WAV, AIFF, FLAC and ALAC music files from either your computer, or smartphone to your home theatre system. Add wireless connectivity and you can enjoy playback through either DLNA or AirPlay, with the optional ASWL300 wireless adaptor or ASBT200 bluetooth audio streaming adaptor.
Determining the best set-up for your room environment is easy, thanks to the iControlAV2013 CD which is supplied with the receiver - and Pioneer's MCACC microphone calibration system, which tunes the output to your speakers automatically to enhance and match your rooms acoustic properties and general layout. The Autio Phase Conrol Plus adjusts for time lags between low frequency and main signals, which ensures a more coherent, stronger balance. The Advanced Video Adjust and Stream Smooth optimise the video quality automatically, adjusting the unit for your screen type, distance from the screen and for picture noise once streaming video.
|Amplifier power (watts)||7 x 150 (6 ohms)|
|Auto microphone/room calibration||Yes|
|DAC/Digital bits||192kHz/24 bit D/A Converter
96kHz/24 bit A/D Converter
4 x Stereo line in (via 2 x RCA/phono)
7 x HDMI in (v1.4 supporting 3D & 1080p)
Component video in (via 3 x RCA/phono)
4 x Composite video in (1 front, 3 rear, each via RCA/phono)
LAN connection (via RJ45)
Adaptor socket, for optional AS-BT200 Bluetooth adaptor
USB socket for AS-WL300 wireless adaptor
FM/AM antenna sockets
1 x Optical in (via Toslink)
1 x Coaxial in (via RCA/phono socket)
HDMI in (MHL terminal for Android smartphones)
USB/iPod Video in
|Key decoding||Dolby: Digital, Digital EX, Digital Plus, Pro Logic II, Pro Logic IIx, Pro Logic IIz, True HD
DTS: ES, Neo X, 96/24, Express, HD High Resolution Audio, HD Master Audio
|Networking||Wired (Ethernet) networking allows connection to Internet radio stations and streaming of music from compatible computers, NAS drives and DLNA certified devices. Apple Airplay allows streaming of music stored on iPod/iPhone or iPad over a wireless or wired network*
*Note the receiver must be connected to the same network as Airplay device (e.g. via a wireless router)
Zone 2 stereo pre-output (via 2 x RCA/phono)
2 x subwoofer pre-output (via RCA/phono)
HDMI & composite video monitor outputs
Headphone socket (via 6.3mm (1/4") stereo jack)
|Speaker outputs||7 channel output via binding post connectors|
|Supplied accessories||Remote control, AM & FM indoor antennas, set-up microphone|
|Tuner||FM (with RDS & RadioText) and AM
62 pre-set stations
|W x H x D (mm)||435 x 168 x 362.5|
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