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Pioneer AV Receivers 2013 - VSX series features explained

  1. 1. Pioneer VSX AV Receivers 2013 Features 1 88 The availabilities of the models differ depending on region.
  2. 2. The availabilities of the models differ depending on region. 2 88 Overview §§ Audio Technologies §§ Video Technologies §§ Audio Formats & Licenses §§ Sophisticated Surround System §§ Connectivity §§ Network Features §§ Advanced Control Overview Applicable models displayed in icons: VSX-1123-K VSX-923-K VSX-823-K VSX-523-K VSX-323-K 1123 923 823 523 323
  3. 3. Audio Technologies 3 88The availabilities of the models differ depending on region.
  4. 4. When amplifying multi-channel audio signals, receivers use a Low Pass Filter (LPF) to process low-frequency signals for subwoofer output. This causes“phase lag”— a delay of approximately 5 msec — of the low- frequency signals compared to the main channel signals. As a result, the delayed bass makes the sound lack synchronization. Pioneer’s Phase Control technology effectively eliminates phase lag and signi!cantly improves the multi-channel sound without any extra operation. 4 88 Phase control The “Phase Control” Compensates for the Delay of Low-Frequency Sound Phase control 8231123 523923 323 Source AV Receiver Phase Control Speakers
  5. 5. During Blu-ray Disc/CD playback, Auto Phase Control Plus makes real-time analysis of the phase difference between the LFE (low frequency effect) and the main signals, and automatically compensates the gap. Elimination of phase lag enhances strong bass and clear high-frequency sound — especially effective for audio content such as live performance and music video clips. 5 88 Auto Phase Control Plus Auto Phase Control Plus Effect of Phase Control Plus (data comparison) 923 1123 Original disc playback Delay setting: 0 msec Playback with Phase Control Plus Delay setting: 9 msec Superior sound provided by compensating the lag in the subwoofer channel on the disc
  6. 6. Create the optimum acoustic environment with Pioneer’s MCACC (Multi- Channel Acoustic Calibration System), developed with the expertise of professional recording studios. The system — complete with custom microphone — automatically compensates for differences in speaker size, level and distance, and equalizes response. 6 88 MCACC Auto Room Tuning Acoustic Calibration by MCACC Effect of Phase Control Plus (data comparison) 823 523 Calibration Before Calibration Speaker distance, sound pressure level, and frequency response are all uneven. Speaker sizes and number of speakers are automatically detected. The sound field is automatically measured using the supplied mic. SET-UP MIC SET-UP MIC Ater Calibration Speaker distance, sound pressure level, and frequency response are all equalized.
  7. 7. The Advanced MCACC uses a 3D calibration method with even more precise measurements by including the time axis. The AV receivers also feature a speaker polarity check for detecting misconnected cables, and a reverb measurement display for showing before/after calibration results. The measured data can be saved on your PC via the AVNavigator. The system automatically measures crossover frequency — much easier than the previous manual setting. 7 88 Advanced MCACC MCACC Reverberation Characteristics 1123 923 Before Calibration After Calibration
  8. 8. Acoustic standing waves occur when the sound waves from your speaker resonate with those reflected off the walls. Depending on the speaker placement, your listening position or the shape of the room, standing waves have a negative effect on the overall sound, especially in certain lower frequencies. Standing Wave Control effectively decreases resonance and prevents inaccurate EQ-setting calibration. 8 88 Standing Wave Control Standing Wave in a Typical Listening Room 1123 923 = Standing Waves
  9. 9. Jitter causes clock timing error and distorts the D/A conversion timing. This is one of the biggest factors for sound degradation during digital transmission, such as decreased sound localization, and happens even with HDMI connection. On the Blu-ray Disc player, the audio clock goes through algebraic transformation based on the video pixel clock, then transferred. On the AV receiver, the audio reference clock is regenerated using PLL in the algebraic value which came with the video pixel clock. So the audio reference clock is influenced by both the HDMI receiving chip’s PLL performance and the video pixel clock, and can not avoid being regenerated with some jitter. Pioneer’s Precision Quartz Lock System (PQLS) was developed as a solution to this problem. PQLS processes D/A conversion using the high-precision crystal oscillator clock instead of the audio clock regenerated in the HDMI receiving chip, and is free from jitter created during HDMI transmission. 9 88 PQLS with HDMI Sound Degradation from Jitter 1123 923 Jitter effects on D/A conversion prevents accurate signal conversion
  10. 10. The data from the Blu-ray Disc player is temporarily buffered in the AV receiver’s memory, then sequentially reproduced in sync with the high-precision crystal oscillator clock to prevent flaw. Additionally, the Blu-ray Disc player’s data transmission clock is controlled by signals from the AV receiver to prevent overflow or underflow in the buffer. Three types of PQLS are available depending on the connected Blu-ray Disc player. - PQLS 2ch Audio: For CD playback (LPCM). - PQLS Multi-Surround: For CD/DVD/BD sources, when the Blu-ray Disc player output is set to LPCM. - PQLS Bit-stream: For CD/DVD/BD sources, all the time. For PQLS to be effective, Control with HDMI needs to be on, and — only for PQLS Multi-Surround — HDMI audio output needs to be set to PCM. 10 88 PQLS with HDMI 1123 923 Conventional HDMI Transmission Jitterless Transmission (PQLS) Audio signal with jitterAudio signal with jitter Audio signal with jitter Blu-ray Disc Player Servo Circuit Servo Circuit HDMI IN/OUT HDMI IN/OUT HDMI IN/OUT HDMI IN/OUT DATA MEMORY Data transfer Data transfer Control Data transfer Audio Data Audio Clock Audio Data Audio Clock Control Data AV Decoder AV DecoderDAC DAC Clocking Crystal Blu-ray Disc Player AV Receiver AV Receiver Jitterless signal via PQLS
  11. 11. Pioneer’s AV receivers feature the Advanced Sound Retriever, which restores the output of compressed audio — such as WMA, MPEG-4 AAC, and MP3 — to the level of CD sound. The Advanced Sound Retriever creates new signals to restore the minor details left out during the compression process. 11 88 Advanced Sound Retriever Advanced Sound Retriever Restoration Image 5238281123 323823923
  12. 12. 12 88 Advanced Sound Retriever Advanced Sound Retriever Compensation Effect 5238281123 323823923
  13. 13. Since the Advanced Sound Retriever is designed with an algorithm optimized to process 128 kbps signal, it did not work well with 8-15 kHz high frequencies in 64 kbps signal, which is the bit rate for quite a few internet stations. Auto Sound Retriever automatically determines the audio signal’s bit rate, and interpolates the data lost during compression. It is especially effective for improving the sound quality of low bit-rate content — an ideal feature when switching between internet radio stations with different bit-rates. Current Sound Retriever unable to play 8-15 kHz range for MP3’s 64 kbps Current Sound Retriever optimized for 128 kbps bit rate Upper limit for playpack differs by frequency 13 88 Auto Sound Retriever Playback Upper Limit Frequency by Bit Rate 1123 923
  14. 14. 14 88 Auto Sound Retriever 1123 923 Compressed Sound Restored Sound An ideal feature when switching between internet radio stations with different bit-rates.
  15. 15. By applying Pioneer’s Auto Sound Retriever feature to TV broadcast signals, it adjusts the effects according to the bit rate transferred via HDMI’s ARC (Audio Return Channel), letting you enjoy digital TV broadcast in high-definition sound via Pioneer AV receiver. 15 88 Auto Sound Retriever for ARC 1123 923 By applying Pioneer’s Auto Sound Retriever feature to TV broadcast signals, it adjusts the effects according to the bit atransferred via HDMI’s ARC (Audio Return Channel), letting you enjoy digital TV broadcast in high-definition sound via Pioneer AV receiver.
  16. 16. When streaming music via Bluetooth, the sound quality often suffers due to the compression process. Pioneer’s Sound Retriever AIR is the world’s first technology for improving the quality of Bluetooth transmitted sound. It restores the music cadence lost through compression, and also reduces the noise generated by Bluetooth transmission for a better S/N ratio. 16 88 Sound Retriever AIR 8281123 823923 Sound Retriever AIR OFF Sound Retriever AIR ON Pioneer’s Sound Retriever AIR is the world’s first technology for improving the quality of Bluetooth transmitted sound.
  17. 17. 17 88 Sound Retriever AIR Improvement for S/N Ratio 8281123 823923
  18. 18. Auto Level Control equalizes volume level differences between tracks when playing music from an iPod or other sources. Auto Level Control Music Hi-Def Movie Different Volumes Standardized Playback Volume Sound Level Equalization RadioSatellite/Cable 18 88 Auto Level Control Auto Level Control for Multi Surround Playback 5238281123 323823923
  19. 19. This technology works to create undistorted sound, bringing out the best in the 24-bit DAC. The 24-bit DAC hardware alone does not reproduce better sound. Maximum performance is gained by applying the Hi-bit24 Audio Signal Processing to expand signal resolution, creating more detailed, smooth sound, closer to the original analogue signal. Hi-bit24 also increases the sound pressure for a tactile listening experience, and the more channels you have, the more impressive it becomes. It is effective for multi-channel content on CD/DVD, PC files less than 24-bit and works with any disc player. PreviousPrevious 16-bit DAC 16-bit Signals Red: original analogue signals (ideal) Black: 16-bit digital signals (actual) 24-bit DAC 24-bit DAC + Hi-bit24 DAC alone makes no difference DAC + signal processing -> closer to original signal in red 19 88 Hi-bit24 Audio Signal Processing 1123 Bit expansion processing required to bring out the real performance from 24-bit DAC Effects of Bit Expansion Processing
  20. 20. 20 88 Video Technologies The availabilities of the models differ depending on region.
  21. 21. 4K x 2K, usually referred to as 4K, is the next-generation ultra- high-resolution standard with 3,840 x 2,160 (24 Hz/25 Hz/30 Hz) pixels or 4,096 x 2,160 (24 Hz) pixels — four times the current HD 1080p standard. The AV receivers can pass through 4K video signals to a compatible display, offering the highest quality image available. Compatible Resolutions 3,840 x 2,160 pixels (24 Hz/25 Hz/ 30 Hz) 4,096 x 2,160 pixels (24 Hz) • Transmits 4K x 2K (Digital Cinema; 4,096 x 2160 pixels 24p) video signals • Supports Full HD x 4 resolution (24/25/30p) • Source device and software required to pass through 4K content 21 88 4K Ultra HD Pass Through 4K Ultra HD Pass Through lets you take advantage of the highest quality video source, by passing through 4K signals for viewing on a compatible display. 5238281123 323823923
  22. 22. 4K x 2K, usually referred to as 4K, is the next-generation ultra- high-resolution standard with 3,840 x 2,160 (24 Hz/25 Hz/30 Hz) pixels or 4,096 x 2,160 (24 Hz) pixels — four times the current HD 1080p standard. The AV receivers can upscale SD video signals to 4K video signals for display on a compatible display, offering the highest quality image available. 22 88 4K Ultra HD Upscaling You can enjoy Ultra high definition images at 24 frames-per-second (fps) in 4K output from DVDs and TV broadcasts, even with entry class disc players. 1123 923
  23. 23. The highly acclaimed video processing technology P.C.24p (Precise Conversion for 24p) used on Pioneer’s flagship Blu-ray Disc player, is now available on these AV receivers. You can enjoy real film- quality images at 24 frames-per-second (fps) in 1080p output from DVDs and TV broadcasts, even with entry class disc players. Also good for viewing HD broadcasts. 23 88 Precise Conversion for 24p (1080/24p Upscaling) You can enjoy real film-quality images at 24 frames-per-second (fps) in 1080p output from DVDs and TV broadcasts, even with entry class disc players. 1123 923
  24. 24. 24 88 Precise Conversion for 24p (1080/24p Upscaling) 1080/24p conversion 1123 923
  25. 25. Stream Smoother is a video adjustment feature for watching network content on your home theatre. It reduces block noise and mosquito noise on low bit rate video content such as YouTube, offering finer and clearer images. 25 88 Stream Smoother It reduces block noise and mosquito noise on low bit rate video content such as YouTube, offering finer and clearer images. 1123 923 Stream Smoother OFF Stream Smoother ON *For illustration prupose only
  26. 26. Advanced Video Adjust is a new feature which optimizes video signals ac- cording to the connected display type, such as plasma display panel, LCD, or projector. Additionally, it automatically adjusts the picture image for the distance of your viewing position, based on MCACC measurement data. 26 88 Advanced Video Adjust Optimizes video signals according to the connected display type or distance of your viewing. 1123 923 By Display Type By Distance
  27. 27. 27 88 Advanced Video Adjust 1123 923 Through PDP Mode 1 PDP Mode 1 Adjusts for optimum image with more detail and less noise
  28. 28. 28 88 Advanced Video Adjust 1123 923 Through PDP Mode 2 PDP Mode 2 Adjusts for a more natural image
  29. 29. 29 88 Advanced Video Adjust 1123 923 Through LCD Mode LCD Mode Adjusts LCD’’s washed out black for optimum image
  30. 30. 30 88 Advanced Video Adjust 1123 923 Through Front Projector Mode Front Projector Mode Provides a sharp and vivid image suited for a front projector
  31. 31. Merely having a high-grade video processor does not guarantee a quality picture — a finetuned setup makes the difference. Pioneer engineers have performed rigorous testing to achieve an optimum image from almost any content. This highly-precise conversion is effective for HD as well as SD sources. 31 88 Highly-Precise I/P Conversion 1123 923 Conventional I/P Conversion Motion Adaptive I/P Conversion Motion Adaptive I/P Conversion For video content, Motion Adaptive I/P Conversion processes moving images by eliminating con- version errors or noise generation, to deliver high-quality pictures.
  32. 32. 32 88 Digital Video Converter Composite or component input video signals can be converted for HDMI output to view on a compatible display. 9231123
  33. 33. The AV receivers feature three separate noise reduction circuits for en- hanced video performance. - Component Frame Noise Reduction (YNR/CNR): reduces Gaussian noise without blurring the picture - Block Noise Reduction: reduces block noise found in“at areas - Mosquito Noise Reduction: reduces noise along the outline of images The Pioneer-exclusive advanced PureCinema I/P Converter also helps to re- move distracting lines during playback. 33 88 Triple HD Video Noise Reduction 1123 923 Grainy image Gaussian Noise Clear Image Mosaic-Like Artifacts Block Noise Clear Image Hazy Edge Mosquito Noise Clear Image
  34. 34. Pioneer AV receivers support 36-bit Deep Colour, featuring smooth grada- tion steps with more accurate precision of brightness and colour informa- tion, resulting in superbly detailed, natural colour. 34 88 Deep Colour Smooth gradation steps with more accurate precision of brightness and colour information. 523923 8231123 323
  35. 35. Pioneer AV receivers support x.v.Colour, which almost doubles the range of colours (known as the“gamut”) that can be accurately captured, and reproduced on a compatible display, thereby more closely matching the natural characteristics of the human eye. 35 88 x.v.Colour 5238281123 323823923 Smoother Images 24-bit 16 million colours 36-bit 68,719 million colours
  36. 36. 36 88 Audio Formats & Licenses The availabilities of the models differ depending on region.
  37. 37. DTS-HD Master Audio™ and Dolby TrueHD are the highest quality audio formats available, provided by the huge capacity Blu-ray Disc to comple- ment its high-definition videos. These new-generation audio codecs bring you the equivalent of the original soundtrack, just as intended by the crea- tor. 37 88 DTS-HD Master Audio™ and Dolby TrueHD 523923 8231123 323 High Definition Audio Formats DTS-HD Master Audio and Dolby TrueHD provide sound that is bit-for-bit identical to the studio master, delivering sound at extremely high variable bit rates far exceeding standard DVDs. Comparison of High Definition Audio Formats
  38. 38. The AV receivers can play high-quality DSD (Direct-Stream Digital) audio files from a memory stick, via the front USB input. Previously, DSD could only be played back on SACD players. Now, you can enjoy the superior sound without any special players. Direct-Stream Digital (DSD) is a technolo- gy to store audio signals on Super Audio CDs (SACD). 38 88 DSD File Playback 1123 The AV receivers can play high-quality DSD (Direct-Stream Digital) audio files from a memory stick, via the front USB input. Pre- viously, DSD could only be played back on SACD players. Now, you can enjoy the superior sound without any special players.
  39. 39. With DLNA and AirPlay features, the AV receivers let you stream audio from compatible devices. You can enjoy up to 192 kHz/24- bit high-resolution FLAC and WAV audio, as well as MP3/WMA/AAC compressed music files. 39 88 Playable PC Audio Files 8281123 823923
  40. 40. 40 88 Sophisticated Surround System The availabilities of the models differ depending on region.
  41. 41. Combine front wide speakers (Fig. 2) with Pioneer original Wide Surround mode to enjoy more spacious sound in the front. Or place front height speakers (Fig. 3) and use Dolby Pro Logic IIz for vertical-spreading sound. 41 88 Various Speaker Settings Speaker Layout example (7.1ch) 1123 923
  42. 42. Pioneer’s Wide Surround Mode creates sound with highly dense motion feeling around the front and the sides. Wide Surround Movie provides mo- tion feeling in front, while Wide Surround Music creates a wide-spreading sound field in the foreground. 42 88 Various Speaker Settings Speaker Layout example (Wide Surround Mode) 1123 923
  43. 43. Dolby Pro Logic IIz realizes more spacious surround sound by adding front height channels to the conventional 5.1ch/7.1ch speaker settings. The en- veloping sound with additional depth and dimension creates a lifelike lis- tening experience. Dolby Pro Logic IIz does not require special contents, and works with existing soundtracks. 43 88 Various Speaker Settings Speaker Layout example (Dolby Pro Logic IIz) 8239231123 523
  44. 44. Pioneer’s Virtual Speakers feature lets you enjoy full surround sound without placing extra speakers. By turning on Virtual Height, Virtual Surround Back, and Virtual Wide modes, you can experience virtual 11.1-channel sound from a 5.1-channel speaker setting. The sound field can be adjusted with in- tuitive control on your iPod touch/iPhone/iPad or Android using the iContolAV2012 application. Virtual Height: If you want to experience vertically falling sound but can not place front height speakers, there’s a perfect solution. Pioneer’s Virtu- al Height mode (Fig. 4) creates a height sound image without front height speakers, letting you enjoy enveloping virtual 7.1-channel sound from 5.1-channel speaker settings. 44 88 Virtual Speakers Lets you enjoy full surround sound without placing extra speakers. 1123 923
  45. 45. Want to be thrilled by surrounding sound from behind, but don’t have the space for surround back speakers? Then try Virtual Surround Back mode (Fig. 5). It simulates 7.1-channel surround sound, giving the impression that you have surround back speakers when listening to a 5.1-channel source. 45 88 Virtual Speakers 1123 923
  46. 46. Virtual Wide mode (Fig. 6) is a useful solution for creating the effects of front wide speakers,letting you enjoy surround sound in a rich sound !eld — all without placing extra speakers. 46 88 Virtual Speakers 1123 923
  47. 47. With Front Stage Surround Advance, you can enjoy surround sound coming from only the front speakers and the subwoofer. Since wall re”ections are not used, the setup is less dependent on the room environment, allowing front alignment of the speakers. Front Stage Surround Advance creates an excellent sound image and natural sound. 47 88 Front Stage Surround Advance With Front Stage Surround Advance, you can enjoy surround sound coming from only the front speakers and the subwoofer. 5238281123 323823923
  48. 48. 48 88 Connectivity The availabilities of the models differ depending on region.
  49. 49. Pioneer’s AV receivers feature 3D technology. You can enjoy the latest 3D Blu-ray Discs and broadcasts by combining the AV receivers with a 3D compatible Blu-ray Disc player, game console, or tuner (STB) and dis- play via HDMI connection. The Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature allows a TV with built-in tuner to send audio data“upstream”to the AV receiver via HDMI — so there’s no need for a separate audio cable. Enjoy full-digi- tal transfer of high definition audio as well as up to 1080p video signals by HDMI connection. 49 88 HDMI (3D, ARC) 5238281123 323823923 ARC (Audio Return Channel)
  50. 50. The latest AV receivers are certi!ed“Made for iPod®, iPhone®, and iPad®” products, letting you enjoy music from your iPod/iPhone/iPad. The includ- ed cable allows direct USB connection to the front panel, providing battery charge for your devices. The AV receivers are also compatible with video playback from iPod/iPhone/iPad. 50 88 5238281123 323823923 Compatible with iPhone 5
  51. 51. The latest AV receivers are certi!ed“Made for iPod®, iPhone®, and iPad®” products, letting you enjoy music from your iPod/iPhone/iPad. The includ- ed cable allows direct USB connection to the front panel, providing battery charge for your devices. The AV receivers are also compatible with video playback from iPod/iPhone/iPad. 51 88 8281123 823923 Made for iPod, iPhone and iPad Made for iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G, iPhone, iPad (4th generation), iPad mini, iPad (3rd generation), iPad 2, iPad, iPod touch (5th generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (2nd generation), iPod touch (1st generation), iPod nano (7th generation), iPod nano (6th generation), iPod nano (5th generation), iPod nano (4th generation), iPod nano (3rd generation).
  52. 52. The latest AV receivers are certi!ed“Made for iPod®, iPhone®, and iPad®” products, letting you enjoy music from your iPod/iPhone/iPad. The includ- ed cable allows direct USB connection to the front panel, providing battery charge for your devices. The AV receivers are also compatible with video playback from iPod/iPhone/iPad. Made for iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G, iPad mini, iPod touch (5th generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (2nd generation), iPod touch (1st generation), iPod classic, iPod nano (7th generation), iPod nano (6th generation), iPod nano (5th generation), iPod nano (4th generation), iPod nano (3rd generation). 52 88 523 323 Made for iPod, iPhone and iPad mini
  53. 53. Enjoy iPod music via digital connection. The audio signals are directly trans- ferred to the AV receiver’s high-performance DAC, offering superior sound compared to analogue connections. What’s more, you can operate your iPod with the AV receiver’s remote con- trol. Digital signal DCP DOCK DCPADC DAC DAC AMP AMP Analog signal Analog signalDigital signal 53 88 Digital Audio from iPod/iPhone/iPad via USB 523923 8231123 323 The audio signals are directly transferred to the AV receiver’s high-performance DAC, offering superior sound compared to analogue connections. Connection Comparison Analogue Audio (previous) Digital Audio (previous)
  54. 54. The units can play video content from iPod/iPhone/iPad, and you can even watch YouTube video enlarged on your TV screen. In addition to simple ‘plug and play’connection using dedicated cables, you can display the al- bum artwork in colour on your TV. The new Cover List feature lets you vis- ually choose an album from thumbnail images. Song titles can be shown in 7 languages.Your iPad also gets charged while connected. 54 88 Video Playback from iPod/iPhone/iPad via USB 828923 8231123 iPod/iPhone/iPad Video Playback
  55. 55. The front HDMI terminal is MHL (Mobile High-Definition Link) compatible, letting you connect an Android device with an MHL approved micro-USB to HDMI cable. High-de!nition video can be displayed on your HDTV with multi-channel sound, while also charging your device. 55 88 Android Audio/Video Playback with MHL 828923 8231123
  56. 56. Pioneer is the first leading partner to provide HTC Connect certified de- vices. Through wireless transmission, HTC Connect lets you easily stream high-quality audio from compatible devices such as Android phones, with no need for a separate app. 56 88 HTC Connect certified 828923 8231123
  57. 57. 57 88 Network FeaturesThe availabilities of the models differ depending on region.
  58. 58. AirPlay — Enthusiasts have complete access, control and playback of their entire iTunes music library wirelessly through their AV receiver. Users can quickly and easily enjoy all their music with song information and al- bum art simultaneously displayed on a connected monitor/TV. 58 88 AirPlay Wireless Audio AirPlay — Enthusiasts have complete access, control and playback of their entire iTunes music li- brary wirelessly through their AV receiver. 8281123 823923
  59. 59. This AV receivers are DLNA certi!ed (1.5), enabled to work not only as a Digital Media Player (2-Box Pull System) for playing DMS audio !les, but also as a Digital Media Renderer (3-Box System) to be remotely controlled by a device such as a smartphone or PC. For example, you can play mu- sic content* from a PC in another room, from a separate device in your liv- ing room. As a DMR (2-Box Push System), the AV receiver can also play re- ceived audio data when the user controls the DMS. 59 88 DLNA Certified (1.5) AirPlay — Enthusiasts have complete access, control and playback of their entire iTunes music library wirelessly through their AV receiver. Digital Media Server (DMS): Stores and distributes content to DMP/DMR Example: PC Digital Media Player (DMP): Finds and plays content on DMS Example: TV, stereo/home theatre, game console Digital Media Controller (DMC): Finds content on DMS for playback on DMR Example: internet tablet, Wi-Fi digital camera, PDA Digital Media Renderer (DMR): Plays content received from DMC, which finds content on DMS Example: TV, AV receiver, remote speakers 8281123 823923
  60. 60. The AV receivers are compatible with Windows 7 and Windows 8, letting you easily stream music, video, or photos from compatible PCs on your home network. With Windows 8 you can use PlayTo to easily stream your music. The Windows 8 PC will automatically recognize the receiver. The AV receivers can stream high-quality audio formats with 96 or even 192 kHz sampling frequencies such as FLAC or WAV. Of course, MP3, WMA, and MPEG4-AAC audio can also be enjoyed on your home network. The AV receivers come with the vTuner for listening to a multitude of radio programs from around the world on the internet. LAN connection allows radio access without having to use your PC. You can easily browse stations using the remote control. Various categories are available on the vTuner database, offering limitless entertainment. You can even add broadcast stations unavailable on the vTuner list. Access the Pioneer inter- net radio site from your PC*, and register the desired stations to your fa- vorites list. Then, you can easily tune in to the radio stations from the AV receiver. 60 88 Network features 8281123 823923 Compatible with Windows 8 Compatible with Windows 7 High-Quality Audio Streaming Internet Radio (vTuner)
  61. 61. 8861 Advanced Control The availabilities of the models differ depending on region.
  62. 62. iControlAV2013 is an iPod touch/iPhone/iPad/Android application devel- oped by Pioneer, freely downloadable from the App Store or Android Market. 62 88 iControlAV2013 Ready Free iPod touch/iPhone/iPad/Android remote control app 1123 923 Balance
  63. 63. On a simple and intuitive interface, the application allows you to use your device as a remote for controlling the AV receiver’s functions such as vol- ume, input, mode, balance, level control for woofer and center speakers, PQLS, Phase Control, virtual speakers, and Auto Sound Retriever, as well as basic functions of Pioneer’s latest Blu-ray Disc players. Album information and AV receiver’s input/output status can also be displayed. Enjoy smooth control on your device’s screen, with support for 8 languages (same setting as your device). 63 88 iControlAV2013 Ready 1123 923 Control
  64. 64. This latest version provides enhanced features, and you can draw EQ curves with your finger. On iPad, all the basic controls are shown on one screen, and you can load and view MCACC measurement data from the AV receiver. iControlAV2013 is compatible with both vertical and horizontal dis- play on iPad. 64 88 iControlAV2013 Ready 1123 923 Finger EQ
  65. 65. 65 88 iControlAV2013 Ready 1123 923 MCACCC
  66. 66. Sound Explorer is the latest addition to the iControlAV2013 menu, letting you easily adjust various sound parameters with intuitive and pleasing op- eration. It comes in three operation modes. With Fixed Position mode, all icons are neatly positioned in rows. The playful Drop Icon mode displays continuously falling icons. All List mode shows the description and status for each setting, with a link to YouTube video clip explaining the feature. 66 88 Sound Explorer The new Sound Explorer option lets you easily adjust and discover the various sound parameters. 1123 923 Sound Explorer Drop Icon Mode
  67. 67. 67 88 Sound Explorer 1123 923 Sound Explorer Fixed Position Mode
  68. 68. 68 88 Sound Explorer 1123 923 Sound Explorer Settings
  69. 69. The application, available for free download, lets you use your iPod touch/ iPhone/Android as a remote control for operating the AV receiver’s basic functions, as well as browse and play songs from your music library. 69 88 Pioneer ControlApp Ready Free iPod touch/iPhone/iPad/Android remote control app 823
  70. 70. By using the AS-BT200 optional Bluetooth adapter, you can enjoy wireless transmission of audio content from compatible devices such as iPod/iPod touch/iPhone/iPad (with iOS 3.0 or later), mobile phone, or personal com- puter. 70 88 Bluetooth Ready 8281123 823923 • A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile) • AVRCP (Audio Video Remote Control Profile) • Registers up to 8 devices AS-BT200 Optional Bluetooth Adapter
  71. 71. 71 88 Bluetooth Ready 8281123 823923
  72. 72. Discover new songs on your friend’s iPod touch/iPhone/iPad or Android smartphones. Through Bluetooth connection*, Air Jam application lets you stream music from up to four devices**. Air Jam also transmits metada- ta such as song title, artist, and album name to the“Entry Log”. From this playback history, you can easily purchase songs on the iTunes Store or watch related videos on YouTube. 72 88 Air Jam Ready 8281123 823923 Air Jam application lets you stream music from up to four devices.
  73. 73. Pioneer’s AVNavigator is a user-friendly support feature for the AV receiv- er’s wiring and operation. Using the supplied CDROM, you can easily set up the AV receiver straight out of the box. An interactive HTML manual, Wiring Navi, and MCACC application is included in the AVNavigator. It also helps the user with software updates. 73 88 Air Jam Ready 8281123 823923 iPhone/iPod touch/iPad Android Smartphone/Tablet Air Jam App Top Menu Select Song Entry Log Air Jam
  74. 74. 74 88 AVNavigator: Wiring Navi By answering questions about your equipment and terminals, the actual connection image will be displayed. 1123 923
  75. 75. Start the Wiring Navi on your PC from the CD-ROM. By answering ques- tions about your equipment and terminals, the actual connection image will be displayed. Plug in your equipment and speakers accordingly, including the network connection with your PC, then transmit the setup information to the AV receiver from your PC. The Wiring Navi is compatible with iPad, and can be downloaded free of charge from the App Store. 75 88 AVNavigator: Wiring Navi 1123 923
  76. 76. The interactive HTML manual can be browsed on your PC, and clicking on a keyword will send a command to the AV receiver. It also works the other way – key operation on the remote control or the main unit will display the corresponding manual page on your PC. 76 88 AVNavigator: Interactive Manual The interactive HTML manual can be browsed on your PC, and clicking on a keyword will send a command to the AV receiver. 1123 923
  77. 77. 77 88 AVNavigator: Interactive Manual 1123 923
  78. 78. AVNavigator for iPad is a free application that helps you with the AV re- ceiver’s wiring and setup using your iPad, available on the App Store. It in- cludes the Wiring Navi, Instruction Manual, and MCACC App which lets you browse and save MCACC measurement data as well as Full Band Phase Control results in 2D or 3D graphics. 78 88 AVNavigator for iPad 1123 923
  79. 79. The ASWL300 works with power supply from the AV receiver’s dedicated USB terminal, so no AC adapter is required. 79 88 Wireless LAN Converter Ready With the optional AS-WL300 wireless LAN converter, you can enjoy wireless LAN connection for the AV receiver. 1123 923
  80. 80. The AV receivers are equipped with HDZONE HDMI output terminal, for streaming HD audio/video content to a separate room. If unused for HDZONE, the terminal can be used for MAIN ZONE OUT 2. 80 88 HDMI Zone Out (HDZONE) With Pioneer’s HDMI Zone Out, you can stream HD audio/video content to a separate room. If unused for HDZONE, the terminal can be used for MAIN ZONE OUT 2. 1123 923
  81. 81. With Pioneer’s Multi-Zone, you can play music and movies from different sources in two zones at the same time. 81 88 Multi-Zone With Pioneer’s Multi-Zone, you can play music and movies from different sources in two zones at the same time. 1123 923 Multi-Zone (ZONE2) Simultaneous playback of seperate sources
  82. 82. HDMI connection with compatible products allows the following linked op- erations: • Volume adjustment/mute of AV receiver via TV • Automatic input change when TV channel is switched or playback starts on a player • Linked power on/off with TV 82 88 Control with HDMI 8238289231123 • Volume adjustment/mute of AV receiver via TV • Automatic input change when TV channel is switched or playback starts on a player • Linked power on/off with TV
  83. 83. With standby pass-through, the AV receiver can pass audio and video sig- nals via HDMI even during standby. This feature is useful when you want to access HDMI-connected components without turning on the AV receiver. 83 88 Standby Pass-Through without CEC With standby pass-through, the AV receiver can pass audio and video signals via HDMI even during standby. 1123 923 Standby Pass-through
  84. 84. 84 88 ECO friendly The availabilities of the models differ depending on region.
  85. 85. ECO Mode 1 features moderate energy saving operation while maintain- ing high-quality sound, ideal for CD music. 20% power reduction compared with normal surround mode 85 88 ECO Mode 1 3235238239231123 • ECO Mode 1 features moderate energy saving operation while maintaining high-quality sound, ideal for CD music. • 20% power reduction compared with normal surround mode.
  86. 86. ECO Mode 2 features moderate sound quality, suitable for content with dy- namic sound such as movies (multi-channel/2channel) or live concerts. 50% power reduction compared with general analogue AMP 86 88 ECO Mode 2 3235238239231123 • ECO Mode 2 features moderate sound quality, suitable for content with dynamic sound such as movies (multi-channel/2channel) or live concerts. • 50% power reduction compared with general analogue AMP.
  87. 87. The ECO Manager option in iControlAV2013 lets you manage all the ECO settings from your smart device. 87 88 ECO Mode 2 3235238239231123 The ECO Manager option in iControlAV2013 lets you manage all the ECO settings from your smart device.
  88. 88. Pioneer VSX AV Receivers 2013 End 88 88

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