VSX-831

5.2-Channel AV Receiver with MCACC®, built-in Bluetooth® and Wi-Fi®

  • Full Bandwidth HDMI (4K UltraHD 60P/4:4:4) and HDCP 2.2
  • Built-in Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth® Wireless Technology
  • Pioneer’s exclusive audio calibration system: MCACC
  • 140 W/ch (6 ohms, 1 kHz, THD 0.9 %, 1ch Driven FTC)
  • 80 W/ch (8 ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, THD 0.08 %, 2ch Driven FTC)

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CRANK UP YOUR AUDIO EXPERIENCE

Introducing an advanced level of home audio enjoyment from Pioneer, the VSX-831 AV Receiver. Incorporating a new array of innovative technology, the VSX-831 features Pioneer’s unique automatic sound adjustment process, Multi-Channel Acoustic Calibration System (MCACC)i for in-room fine-tuning. Connect to all your favorite music connect to all your favorite music sources with support for the latest dual band Wi-Fi network connection to stream Google Cast®*, TuneIn®*, DEEZER®* or TIDAL*. The new 384/32 DAC providing superior playback of all resolutions of music from MP3s to Hi-Res audio files.
*Future Firmware Update Required
DEEZER Service only available in Canada, not available in the U.S.

 

FEEL THE POWER OF THE MUSIC


Pioneer upgraded the VSX-831 with a robust 5.2-channel receiver featuring a 140 watt/channel (6 ohms, 1 kHz, THD 1.0 %, 1ch Driven) to ensure you have the ultimate musical experience.

 

AMP UP THE LOW END


As an innovative solution for phase lag between the subwoofer and main L+R speakers, Phase Control compensates for delayed bass to improve sound synchronization. As a result, it makes LFE more dynamic and achieves clear reproduction of sound in the mid and high frequency bands.

 

NEW DAC


With a high-grade 384kHz/32bit DAC (digital to analog convert AK4458) produced by AKM, the VSX-831 delivers clear, delicate audio reproduction provided by the unique digital filter that achieves extremely low distortion.

 

Dolby Vision

Dolby Vision transforms your TV experience with dramatic imaging—incredible brightness, contrast, and color that bring entertainment to life before your eyes. This receiver will transmit Dolby Vision* signals and metadata in passthrough mode from source to your display. Learn more about Dolby Vision.
*Via firmware update expected by end of December 2017.

MCACC®i—THE IDEAL ACOUSTIC ENVIRONMENT FOR SURROUND SOUND


Pioneer’s MCACC (Multi-Channel Acoustic Calibration System), helps you create the optimum acoustic environment in any room in the house. Developed with the expertise of professional recording studios, MCACC lets you create the ideal acoustic environment. With a custom microphone, the system automatically compensates for differences in speaker size, level and distance, and equalizes response. Whether you’re watching the latest Hollywood blockbuster or enjoying high-resolution music, MCACC will make sure your home theater sounds its best.

 

JOIN THE WIRELESS REVOLUTION
Built-in Dual Band Wi-Fi and Bluetooth wireless technology


The VSX-831 lets you enjoy music wirelessly from iPhone®, BlackBerry®, AndroidTM, PC, laptop or any other compatible sources via built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth technology. With two antennas providing Dual Band Wi-Fi (2.4GHz and 5GHz), you have a much greater network range and throughput.

 

Chromecast Built-in


Included for the very first time in a Pioneer AV Receiver, the VSX-831 will feature Chromecast Built-in*, the underlying technology behind Chromecast. Use your mobile device to play back your favorite music, radio or podcasts through the VSX-831---controlling the audio from anywhere in the house by using Cast-enabled apps available for iPhone, iPad, Android phones and tablets, Mac and Windows PCs and Chromebook.
*Future Firmware Update Required

 

Multi-room Audio


The VSX-831 will support FireConnect™ Powered by Blackfire* with a future firmware update. FireConnect is a stable wireless protocol that streams audio from a compatible Pioneer AV Receiver to a compatible Pioneer wireless speaker**. Enjoy Bluetooth audio, front USB audio files and internet radio from the FireConnect compatible Pioneer AV receiver to an optional FireConnect compatible Pioneer wireless speaker(s)** located in another room(s).
* Multi-room Audio is realized by FireConnect technology. FireConnect is a technology of Blackfire Research Corp, USA. We cannot guarantee that the AV Receiver will support all devices incorporating FireConnect technology. Not all Fireconnect compatible devices work on all AV Receivers.
**Optional future 2016 Pioneer Wireless Speakers required.

ULTRAHD (4K) AND HDR COMPATIBILITY


The VSX-831 supports full bandwidth HDMI 4K/60p/4:4:4 24-bit video signal transmission with HDCP 2.2 (High-bandwidth Digital Copy Protection) technology, ensuring compatibility with the many upcoming UltraHD (4K) sources and televisions sets, ready for the next generation HDR (High Dynamic Range) and BT.2020 video standards. Super Resolution’ Ultra-high-resolution 4K upscaling technologies have been incorporated to upscale ‘standard’ HD-quality content to the quality of a 4K video signal.

 

SUPPORT FOR THE LATEST CODECS
Hi-Res Audio Support


Now that the Hi-Res audio revolution is becoming more mainstream, the VSX-831 now supports the emerging standards including: 192kHz / 24-bit high-resolution FLAC, WAV, AIFF and Apple lossless file formats as well as DSD (2.8/5.6MHz) *8 files.

 

Uncompressed HD audio


VSX-831 supports a wide range of high-definition audio formats including Dolby® TrueHD® and DTS-HD® to ensure you get the audio experience the way the artist intended.

 

 

Power
  • Discrete Direct Energy
  • 5.2
  • 80 Watts
  • 140 Watts
  • 380 W/0.1 W (standby)
Handheld and Internet
  • Yes
  • -
  • AirPlay Only
  • iControlAV5
  • Yes (with future firmware update)
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • TuneIn Radio
Decoders & Formats
  • Cirrus Logic (Quad Core) x1
  • 384 kHz/32Bit (AK4458)
  • 32Bit
  • -
  • MP3, WMA, AAC, Apple Lossless*, WAV*, FLAC*, AIFF, DSD via USB and Network (*up to 192kHz/24-bit)
  • 2.2
  • -
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • -
  • Yes
  • -
  • -
  • Multi-Channel
Soundfield Calibration
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • 1
  • -
  • 9-Band
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • 0.1 feet
  • -
  • Yes
Listening Modes
  • Yes
  • Yes (Direct, Pure Direct)
  • 12
  • -
  • Yes
  • -
  • -
Audio Features
  • -
  • Yes
  • 2ch(2.8MHz / 5.6MHz)
  • -
  • -
  • Multi
  • 500 ms @ 48k/ 400 ms @ 96k/ 200 ms @ 192k
  • -
  • Yes
Video Processing
  • Yes
  • Yes (1080p to 4K)
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes with Input Switch / Last Memory
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • -
  • -
  • 4K Ultra HD (for 1080p)
  • -
  • -
  • -
  • -
  • -
  • Yes
Connectivity
  • 6 In (Rear) / 1 Out
  • -
  • Yes (5GHz/2.4GHz)
  • Yes
  • -
  • -
  • -
  • 2 In
  • USB Memory
  • Front USB
  • Yes
  • 3 In
  • 2 In (Optical 1, Coaxial1)
  • 0.2 ch
  • Yes
  • USB
  • 40
Installation
  • Icon-based Graphical User Interface (GUI)
  • Yes
  • -
  • -
  • -
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
Construction
  • Brushed
  • 5 Large
Warranty
  • 1 Year Parts & Labor
Dimensions
  • 17.1 x 9.8 x 14.3
  • 17.1 x 6.8 x 14.6
  • 19.8 lbs

 

Date Description
Aug 31, 2017
VSX-831 FW August 31 2017
Version 2069-2030-5050-0008
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