Isn't it time you got more out of your movies, music, games, and PC? With Microsoft® we co-developed a Windows Media® Audio 9 (WMA-9) Professional Decoder, allowing you to listen to two-channel and multi-channel WMA compressed audio files directly from your PC in your living room! The VSX-515-K is also ready for super high resolution DVD-Audio and SACD multi-channel audio discs. This powerhouse receiver delivers an equal 110 watts to six channels and features advanced surround processing, with DTS-ES, Dolby Digital-EX, and Dolby Pro Logic® IIx decoding. Plus, Virtual Surround mode deepens and broadens the sound stage by creating a “phantom” rear surround effect — without using a rear speaker.
With Pioneers Thermal Compensation Amplification Design, the amplifiers main components are built onto a single integrated circuit, for perfect precision even when processing high-level current and a variety of temperatures. To eliminate undesirable electrical influence, Direct Construction keeps critical circuitry separate (for example, digital from analog, and video from audio). Also, the positioning of key parts is carefully mapped out to optimize signal transmission efficiency. For superior performance, the VSX-515-K employs a double-precision Motorola 48-bit DSP engine that's used in top theaters worldwide. Component Video Switching provides a connection for DVD players and even high-definition TV tuners, providing convenient control through the receiver without any degradation in picture quality.
The VSX-515-K provides the convenience of Quick Setup and an easy-to-use remote that also controls other Pioneer “System Remote” equipment. Also available in silver (VSX-515-S)