VSX-S520

5.1-ch Slim Network AV Receiver

  • Slim 2.76” Low-profile Design
  • Built in Bluetooth® and WiFi®
  • Ultra HD Pass-through (4K UltraHD 60P/4:4:4) with HDCP 2.2
  • 80 W/ch (4 ohms, 1 kHz, THD 1.0 %, 1ch Driven FTC)
  • 50 W/ch (4 ohms, 1 kHz, THD 1.0 %, 2ch Driven FTC)

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Bringing quality sound and the latest features in a slim and stylish design, thanks to the highly-efficient Class D amplifier. Enjoy spectacular images with Ultra HD (4K/60p/4:4:4) upscaling/pass-through, play Hi-Res Audio via USB/network, listen to internet radio and various streaming services. The slim, stylish design and efficient power makes the VSX-S520 an ideal addition to any home cinema.

 

Slim Compact Design


Like other products from Pioneer, the VSX-S520 features a stylish black finish along with a slim line profile combined with low heat generation of class D amps and a low-profile design that makes it easy to fit into tight spaces.

Built-in Dual Band Wi-Fi


Enjoy network features such as audio streaming via wireless LAN connection. The built-in Wi-Fi is dual band, supporting both 5 GHz and 2.4 GHz frequency channels. By using the 5 GHz band, you can enjoy steady and uninterrupted streaming of audio files.

Ultra HD (4K/60p/4:4:4/24-bit) Upscaling/Pass-Through with HDCP 2.2


The feature lets you take advantage of the highest-quality video source for viewing on a 4K TV. With support for HDCP 2.2, you can enjoy premium content such as 4K videos with digital copy protection on a compatible display.
* Supports up to 4K/60p/4:4:4/24-bit with HDCP 2.2 on HDMI IN (1/2/3), and HDMI OUT.

Dolby Atmos for 3.1.2ch with Surround Enhancer

The VSX-S520 supports up to 3.1.2ch Dolby Atmos*. Surround Enhancer*, developed by Dolby Laboratories, Inc., is a virtual speaker technology based on Head-Related Transfer Function (HRTF). With DSP, virtual surround speakers deliver the sound that usually comes from surround speakers. The 3.1.2ch is virtually expanded to 5.1.2ch to create 3D surround sound field. Even those who have difficulty installing rear speakers can also enjoy various audio formats** in a wide sound field with Surround Enhancer, as well Dolby Atmos.

* Dolby Atmos and Surround Enhancer will be available with future firmware update.
** Except audio signals encoded by DTS formats

Next Generation Video Standard Ready


The VSX-S520 is ready for the next generation video standard HDR (High Dynamic Range) and BT.2020, which were adopted by Ultra HD Blu-ray™. HDR is a technology that drastically expands the brightness peak, providing a higher contrast between light and dark images, which creates even more life-like pictures. BT.2020 is a new color-recording technology allowing a much wider gamut than the current BT.709 standard, enabling vividly rich coloration.

Chromecast™ built-in


The VSX-S520 comes with Chromecast built-in, so you can use your mobile device to stream your favorite music, radio, or podcasts to the receiver. You can control the audio from anywhere in the house using Chromecast-enabled apps running on your personal device—iPhone, iPad, Android phone and tablet, Mac and Windows laptop, and Chromebook. Discover Chromecast-enabled apps at g.co/cast/audioapps.
*Chromecast buillt-in will be available with future firmware update.

Internet Radio & Online Music


Enjoy limitless streams of your favorite online music, sports, talk and news entertainment services, including Spotify® and for the first time TuneIn*1, TIDAL*1, and Deezer*1*2.
*1 Future Firmware Update Required
*2 DEEZER Service only available in Canada, not available in the U.S.

MCACC® Auto Room Tuning


Create the optimum acoustic environment with Pioneer’s MCACC (Multi-Channel Acoustic Calibration System), 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. As an innovative solution for the phase lag between the subwoofer and the main channel speakers caused by the network filter, Phase Control compensates the delayed bass to improve sound synchronization.

Intuitive Control with New Pioneer Remote App (iOS/Android)*


Enjoy smooth control using your beloved device. With the free Pioneer Remote app, you can use your iPad/iPhone/iPod touch or Android smartphone for operating the AV receiver, or play back tunes stored on your device. You can also select internet radio stations, and play songs from your media server.
* AV receiver needs to be connected to a home LAN network in a wireless LAN environment.

Multi-room Audio Offers a Variety of Ways to Enjoy Music


The VSX-S520 will support FireConnect™ Powered by Blackfire*1 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*2. 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)*1 located in another room(s).
*1 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 speakers incorporating FireConnect technology. Not all FireConnect compatible speakers work with all FireConnect capable AV Receivers.
*2 Optional Pioneer Wireless Speaker(s) available late 2016.

Power
  • Class D
  • 6
  • 50 W
  • 80 W
  • 60 W / 0.2 W
Handheld and Internet
  • Yes
  • -
  • AirPlay Only
  • Pioneer Remote App
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • TuneIn Radio
Decoders & Formats
  • Cirrus Logic (Quad Core) x1
  • -
  • MP3, WMA, AAC, Apple Lossless*, WAV*, FLAC*, AIFF, DSD via USB and Network (*up to 192kHz/24-bit),
  • 2.2
  • 3.1.2ch
  • 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
  • 4 in (4 Rear) /1 out
  • -
  • Yes (5GHz/2.4GHz)
  • Yes (Version: 4.1, Profile: A2DP/AVRCP, Codec: SBC/AAC)
  • -
  • -
  • -
  • -
  • USB Memory
  • Front USB
  • Yes
  • -
  • 2 In (Optical 1, Coaxial 1)
  • 0.1 Ch
  • Yes
  • USB
  • 40 (FM only)
Installation
  • GUI with System/Network Setup Menu
  • Yes
  • Yes (with future firmware update)
  • -
  • -
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • (FRONT, CENTER, SURROUND, SUBWOOFER)
Construction
  • Brushed
  • 6 Clips
Warranty
  • 1 Year Parts & Labor
Dimensions
  • 17.12 x 2.75 x 12.81
  • 8.8 lbs

 

Date Description
Aug 31, 2017
VSX-S520 FW August 31 2017
Version 2069-3030-2030-0008
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