Dolby Vision Compatible VSX-832 is First Dolby Atmos 3.1.2 and 2.1.2-Enabled Pioneer Network AVR

LONG BEACH, CA, March 30, 2017 – Offering the type of innovation that has made it a trusted and premier name in home entertainment, Pioneer Home Entertainment USA today announced the VSX-832 5.1-Channel Network AV Receiver will be its first device to support Dolby Atmos® through a 2.1.2 and 3.1.2 configuration*1, and will also be Dolby Vision™ compatible. Joining the VSX-832 is the new VSX-532 5.1-Channel AV Receiver, an entry-level model equipped with Bluetooth technology for those not requiring advanced networking capabilities.

VSX-832 2.1.2 and 3.1.2 Channel Dolby Atmos

The VSX-832 will support 2.1.2 and 3.1.2 channel Dolby Atmos *1, which uses digital signal processing technology developed by Dolby. Through this technology, virtual surround processing can accurately deliver sounds that would usually come from physical surround speakers. With 2.1.2 and 3.1.2 channel Dolby Atmos, anyone can experience Dolby Atmos, including those who cannot install rear or overhead speakers. The VSX-832 supports DTS:X™ with 2.1.2 or 3.1.2 channel as well.

Next Generation Video including Dolby Vision Compatibility

The VSX-832 will be among the first Dolby Vision compatible AVRs, which will enable the pass-through of a Dolby Vision signal. Dolby Vision transforms the TV experience in the home by delivering great brightness and contrast, as well as a fuller palette of rich colors. Both the VSX-832 and the VSX-532 also support pass-through for HDR (HDR10). By connecting the source device, users can enjoy these latest video standards on a compatible display, and all HDMI terminals support 4K, BT.2020, and HDCP 2.2, so owners will have no problem when upgrading to new devices.

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Home Networking Options

While the VSX-532 has Bluetooth connectivity for easy streaming of audio content, the VSX-832 has a full slate of connectivity options including whole home audio solutions like FireConnect™*1 and DTS Play-Fi®*1, as well as tremendous streaming options like Chromecast built-in*1 and Apple AirPlay. These join built-in dual band Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, along with a host of Internet streaming service such as Spotify®, Pandora®, Deezer and TIDAL.

Calibration Made Easy

Creating the perfect acoustic environment for both units is made easy by Pioneer’s Multi-Channel Acoustic Calibration System (MCACC), developed with the expertise of professional recording studios. With the custom microphone, the system automatically compensates for differences in speaker size, level and distance, and equalizes response.

Synchronized Sound with Phase Control is an innovative solution for the phase-lag between the subwoofer and the main channel speakers caused by the bass management filter. Phase Control compensates the delayed bass to improve sound synchronization.

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The Pioneer VSX-832 5.1 Channel Network AV Receiver will be available in April for an MSRP of $479 (USD) while the VSX-532 5.1 Channel AV Receiver is available later this month for an MSRP of $379 (USD). In Canada, both models will be available later this spring for $599 (CAD) and $439 (CAD), respectively.

*1 – requires firmware update expected Q3 2017.

*2 – requires firmware update. Sharing audio from external analog inputs depends on the model and is enabled with a future firmware update. Sampling rates of 44.1 kHz and 48 kHz are supported.

*3 – requires future firmware update.

About Pioneer Home Entertainment U.S.A.

Headquartered in Long Beach, CA, Pioneer Home Entertainment U.S.A. is a leader in home entertainment products under the Pioneer and Elite brands. With an established reputation for innovation and quality, the company’s products are embraced by high-end custom installers and general music lovers alike. Pioneer & Onkyo U.S.A. Corporation, DBA: Pioneer Home Entertainment U.S.A. is a preeminent manufacturer of high-performance audio and visual equipment for the home.