The all-new Pioneer® Elite® VSX-44 is a value-packed 7.2-channel AV receiver designed for the discriminating audiophile. Delivering 140 watts per channel (6 ohms 1 kHz 1 % 1ch Driven) or 80 watts per channel (20 Hz – 20 kHz, THD 0.08 % @ 8 ohms FTC) of Elite power, the VSX-44 delivers an audio experience to rival bigger receivers. Its many advanced features include Ultra HD (4K/60p) Pass-through, Roku® Ready, and it’s Spotify® Ready. Plus, the VSX-44 is one of the most versatile AV receivers for the Apple® or Android platforms, letting you stream your favorite content, while you control the receiver from the palm of your hand.
Offering 6 HDMI 2.0 inputs, the VSX-44 handles 4K2K Ultra HD video at 60 frames per seconds. 4K Ultra HD is the latest high-definition video display format, with four times the resolution of 1080p. Ready to deliver 4K Ultra HD video signals to a compatible display, the Elite VSX-44 supports home theater systems dedicated to producing the highest quality picture available today. HDMI 2.0 is also backwards compatible with earlier versions of HDMI. A future firmware update will allow 4:4:4 based 4K2K 60P content to be handled offering up to 18GBPS throughput.
Roku makes it easy to stream movies, shows, music and games from over 1,000 content providers to your TV whenever you want them. Simply plug your Roku Streaming Stick into the Roku Certified MHL 2.0 port on the back of your receiver to unlock a great selection of entertainment choices. Control the attached Roku stick from the receiver’s remote control or our free iControlAV5 app for the most convenient access to your favorite entertainment. Roku Streaming Stick sold separately.
From switching inputs and controlling volume, to exploring all of the new features of your AVR, our all-new iControlAV5 iOS and Android remote control app offers full control of your VSX-44. You can even playback music stored on your phone using our Push Player feature. The app is available at no cost from www.AppStore.com or the App Store for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The app is also available in Google Play (www.GooglePlay.com) for Android devices
Equipped with the optional AS-WL300 wireless network adapter, the VSX-44 is the ultimate control center of your home entertainment system. The AS-WL300 provides wireless compatibility with applications such as iControlAV5, the AVNavigator, Internet Radio and DLNA® 1.5 Audio Streaming.
The VSX-44 gives you instant access to your favorite content and allows you to control it with your smartphone or tablet. It offers the latest Made for iPhone® 5s and 5c Certification. And as a networked receiver, it supports Apple’s AirPlay® music streaming technology, allowing you to enjoy your favorite music with your iPhone, iPod® or iTunes® anywhere in the house.
In addition, Pioneer was the first brand to support HTC Connect™, the only unified approach for streaming music wirelessly from select compatible Android smartphones. HTC Connect is built right into your phone’s music player, making it easy to wirelessly stream your favorite music to your receiver — no separate app required.
The VSX-44 also supports DLNA® 1.5 media streaming, which lets you access your favorite music from a DLNA server or computer connected to the same home network. Not only are compressed music files, such as MP3, WMA, and AAC supported, but also high-resolution files, such as FLAC, WAV, AIFF, and Apple Lossless.
The VSX-44 lets you entertain in multiple rooms with a powered Zone 2 audio output. You can watch your favorite movie in one room while someone else listens to crystal clear audio in another.
The Pioneer VSX-44 delivers the high-resolution music playback you demand with support for 192 kHz 24-bit AIFF, WAV, and FLAC, and Apple Lossless up to 96kHz 24-Bit. Compressed formats, such as MP3, WMA, and AAC are also supported. Stream these files from your home network, tablet, or even the front USB.
With Internet Radio, the VSX-44 gives you a wealth of entertainment options. Not only can you enjoy thousands of Internet radio stations around the world with vTuner, you can also access your favorite music from Pandora and Spotify, complete with on-screen album art and music information. Spotify Connect is a premium feature that lets you play and control Spotify with your smart devices.
All Pioneer Elite AV receivers feature an energy-saving ECO Mode that, when enabled, achieves a standby power consumption of only 0.1 watt. With a host of convenience features, including Network Standby and HDMI CEC support, ECO Mode analyzes your sources in real time, adjusting power consumption accordingly to meet your needs. Or you can manually select the power-saving settings that are right for you.
MCACC creates the optimum acoustic environment for movies and music in any room in the house. Pioneer developed the technology over 10 years ago with the help of professional recording studios. The system, complete with custom microphone, automatically compensates for differences in speaker size, level, and distance, and equalizes the response. Whether you’re watching the latest Hollywood blockbuster or listening to high-resolution music, MCACC will make sure your home theater sounds its best.
If your home theater system is enclosed in a cabinet, it’s often difficult to know the status of certain functions, such as current volume level. With On Screen Display (OSD), your receiver’s basic information, such as volume, input, and surround mode, will overlay on screen as you make adjustments with the remote, so you don’t have to switch to a blank screen background. This feature can also be disabled if you prefer. Meanwhile, the GUI (Graphical User Interface) lets you easily navigate Internet radio and iPod/iPhone contents. Both the OSD and GUI operate via HDMI.
The AS-BT200 Bluetooth® adapter is a simple solution for adding wireless audio to your home theater system. Using the AS-BT200, simply connect your A2DP profile Bluetooth-enabled device to the port on the back the VSX-44 and enjoy your music wirelessly from your iPhone, Android™, PC, laptop or any other A2DP profile Bluetooth-enabled sources. AS-BT200 is sold separately.
*Spotify Premium account required where available
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The impedances indicated are actual values that speakers can present to an amplifier while
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phase matching for each of the components.
HDMI connection may not allow transmission of copyright protected material, depending on the
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