$499.00

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. The slim, stylish design and efficient power makes the VSX-S520 an ideal addition to any home cinema.

  • Built-in Dual Band Wi-Fi
  • Dolby Atmos
  • Internet Radio & Online Music
  • Intuitive Control with New Pioneer Remote App (iOS/Android)

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. The slim, stylish design and efficient power makes the VSX-S520 an ideal addition to any home cinema.

  • Built-in Dual Band Wi-Fi
  • Dolby Atmos
  • Internet Radio & Online Music
  • Intuitive Control with New Pioneer Remote App (iOS/Android)

Built-in Dual Band Wi-Fi

The built-in wi-fi is dual band supports both 5 GHz and 2.4 GHz frequency channels. Wireless connection is also be used.

Dolby Atmos

You can reproduce object-oriented sound in smooth, curving movements, or the realistic three-dimensional movement overhead by the top speakers.

Internet Radio & Online Music

Enjoy limitless streams of your favorite online music, sports, talk and news entertainment services, including Spotify® and for the first time TuneIn*1, TIDAL*1, and Deezer*1*2.
*1 Future Firmware Update Required
*2 DEEZER Service only available in Canada, not available in the U.S.

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.

MCACC Auto Room Tuning

With the custom microphone, the system automatically compensates for differences in speaker size, level and distance, and equalizes response.

Multi-room Audio

Enjoy effortless multi-room playback of LP records, CDs, network music services, and more with supported components and speaker systems.

Power

Amplifier Design
Class D
Power Output: Watts per Channel (1 kHz, 1.0%THD@4ohm, 2ch driven FTC)
50 W
Estimated Power Consumption/Network Standby off
60 W / 0.2 W
Channels
6
Power Output: Watts per Channel (1 kHz, 1.0%THD@4ohm, 1ch driven FTC)
80 W

Handheld and Internet

AirPlay
Yes
Made for iPhone and iPod
AirPlay Only
TIDAL Music Streaming Service Ready
Yes
Internet Radio
TuneIn Radio
HTC Connect
-
iOS/Android Remote Control APP
Pioneer Remote App
Pandora Internet Radio
Yes

Decoders & Formats

Digital Core DSP Engine
Cirrus Logic (Quad Core) x1
Music File Playback
MP3, WMA, AAC, Apple Lossless*, WAV*, FLAC*, AIFF, DSD via USB and Network (*up to 192kHz/24-bit),
Dolby Atmos
3.1.2ch
Dolby Digital Plus
Yes
DTS-HD Master Audio
Yes
DTS Neo:X
-
iPod Digital Audio
-
High-Definition Copy Protection (HDCP)
2.2
Dolby TrueHD
Yes
DTS:X
-
DTS Neural:X
-
HDMI SACD Transfer
Multi-Channel

Soundfield Calibration

Phase Control
Yes
MCACC Memory
1
EQ Bands
9-band
X-Curve
Yes
Polarity Check
-
MCACC
Yes
Standing Wave Control
-
Symmetric EQ
Yes
Distance Adjustment
0.1 feet
Auto Subwoofer Crossover
Yes

Listening Modes

Auto Surround
Yes
Advanced Surround
12
Front Stage Surround Advance
Yes
Virtual Speakers
-
Stream Direct
Yes (Direct, Pure Direct)
Wide Surround
-
Headphone Surround
-

Audio Features

Dialog Enhancement
-
DSD Music File
2ch(2.8MHz / 5.6MHz)
Digital Noise Reduction
-
Sound Delay (Lip Sync)
500 ms @ 48k/ 400 ms @ 96k/ 200 ms @ 192k
Bi-Amp
-
Advanced Sound Retriever
Yes
Sound Retriever AIR
-
Tone Control
Multi
Speaker A/B
Yes

Video Processing

4K Ultra HD Pass-Through
Yes
3-D Ready
Yes
HDMI Standby Through
Yes with Input Switch / Last Memory
HDMI x.v. Color
Yes
Video Converter to HDMI
-
Component Video Scaler
-
Pure Cinema I/P Converter
-
3D Noise Reduction
-
4K Ultra HD Video Scaler
Yes (1080p to 4K)
Audio Return Channel
Yes
HDMI 36-bit Deep Color
Yes
Video Processor
-
HDMI to HDMI Video Scaler
4K Ultra HD (for 1080p)
Composite Video Scaler
-
Advanced Video Adjustment
-
Super Resolution
Yes

Connectivity

HDMI Input / Output
4 in (4 Rear) /1 out
Wi-Fi Built-In
Yes (5GHz/2.4GHz)
Wireless Adapter Port
-
Component Video Input / Output
-
iPhone / iPod / USB Memory Input
USB Memory
Ethernet Input
Yes
Digital Audio Inputs / Output
2 In (Optical 1, Coaxial 1)
Headphone Output
Yes
AM/FM Presets
40 (FM only)
MHL 2
-
Bluetooth Built-In
Yes (Version: 4.1, Profile: A2DP/AVRCP, Codec: SBC/AAC)
Bluetooth Adapter Port
-
Composite A/V Input / Output
-
USB Terminal
Front USB
Analog Audio Inputs / Output
-
Pre-Amp Output
0.1 Ch
Front A/V Inputs
USB

Installation

On-Screen Display
GUI with System/Network Setup Menu
Multi-Room and Source Output
Yes (with future firmware update)
Multi-Zone On-Screen Display
-
Function Rename
Yes
Sleep Timer
Yes
Auto Power Down
Yes
IR Serial Remote In/Out
-
FL Dimmer
Yes
Remote
Yes
Versatile Speaker Configuration
(FRONT, CENTER, SURROUND, SUBWOOFER)

Construction

Front Panel
Brushed
Speaker Terminals
6 Clips

Warranty

Warranty
1 Year Parts & Labor

Dimensions

W x H x D (inches)
17.12 x 2.75 x 12.81
Weight
8.8 lbs.

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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. The slim, stylish design and efficient power makes the VSX-S520 an ideal addition to any home cinema.