With clean, compelling lines, the Pioneer VSX-521-K has been streamlined to look as elegant, modern and state-of-the-art as the technology inside. Technology designed to serve one singular purpose: to get you closer than ever before to the artist's true intent.
Ultimate Sound Control
Of course the VSX-521-K supports the latest high-definition audio formats, Dolby® TrueHD and DTS-HD® Master Audio to give your Blu-ray Disc® soundtracks unsurpassed audio quality. But Pioneer also includes all of the Dolby and DTS surround formats best suited for the wide variety of entertainment sources, including the newest Dolby Pro Logic IIz height channel.
New for this year, the VSX-521-K features Pioneer's exclusive Multi-Channel Acoustic Calibration system (MCACC), providing a near studio-quality, multi-channel listening experience customized specifically to your listening environment. An included microphone measures every speaker's connection, and notes its size, distance from the listening point, sound levels and timbre to calibrate and maximize performance.
Even compressed audio such as WMA, MP3 and AAC is enhanced with another Pioneer exclusive, Advanced Sound Retriever, by filling in areas where minute details were left out during the compression process.
And since the only thing that should shock you is how good it sounds, there's also an Auto Level Control that eliminates jarring volume changes between your favorite songs, albums and audio sources by equalizing volume differences between portable audio tracks or television programming.
Unleash your Smartphone's Music with Bluetooth®
The VSX-521-K is fully ready for wireless Bluetooth audio from virtually any A2DP profile Bluetooth device, including smartphones, laptops, etc. With the Pioneer AS-BT200 Bluetooth adapter, you can untether yourself from cables and inputs. And you'll enjoy near CD-quality with Sound Retriever AIR technology, created specifically to enhance Bluetooth audio.
Ready for 3D? You are with the Latest HDMI® Technology
All of Pioneer's newest receivers support the latest HDMI 1.4a specification. So not only do you get the most out of your existing movies and music, with the VSX-521 you're prepared for the next generation of 3D video content. With 4 HDMI inputs, you've got plenty of connectivity options for the growing number of high-definition sources available. All Pioneer receivers also offer advanced HDMI conveniences like Audio Return Channel and HDMI Standby Through.
The VSX-521-K features an intuitive on-screen menu for use with the included remote, so you can make guided adjustments to your home theater sound.
What's in the Box
- Microphone (for Auto MCACC Setup)
- Remote Control
- Two (2) AAA Batteries
- AM Loop Antenna
- FM Wire Antenna
- Operating Instructions
- Channels: 5.1 Surround Sound
- Power: 110W x 5
- HDMI Specification: 1.4a, 3D, Deep Color, x.v.Color, Audio Return Channel
- HDMI Ports: 4 in, 1 out
- Audio Codecs Supported: Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio
- Video Modes Supported: 1080p and below
- Digital Formats Supported: WMA, MP3, and AAC