Pioneer Elite Receivers Offer More Control, Connectivity and Audio Quality

VSX-42 and VSX-60 Designed for Conventional and Advanced Installations

Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. today introduced two new Elite® branded AV receivers for consumers who demand more control and connectivity from their home entertainment systems in addition to best-in-class audio performance. The Elite VSX-42 (suggested retail price, $450) 7.1-channel and VSX-60 (suggested retail price, $650) 7.2-channel receivers incorporate Pioneer’s renowned audio and video technologies, advanced network and smart streaming features such as Apple’s AirPlay®, DLNA® (1.5) and Internet radio, with performance features including 192kHz/24-Bit FLAC, WAVE file streaming, Hi-Bit DACs and HDMI® conversion and video scaling. The two models also include a variety of audio, video and custom home theater enhancements including MCACC® auto-calibration, multi-HDMI inputs and Pioneer’s proprietary apps for iPhone® and iPad®, including its new ControlAPP and iControlAV2012.

“Our Elite receivers are designed for both conventional installations that can be done by consumers as well as those by professional installers who can take advantage of their advanced features,” said Chris Walker, director of AV marketing and product planning for the Home Electronics Division of Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc.

Advanced Connectivity
Each Elite receiver is network capable, offering Ethernet connectivity to provide a wider range of content and set-up options, as well as control of home theater systems. Features in both models include:

Mobile Power
As portable devices such as the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch continue to become key sources for home entertainment systems, Pioneer continues to design its Elite receivers to utilize the wealth of content from these types of devices as well as provide the larger emotional experience of high definition multi-channel home theater.

Maximize Television Performance
Maximizing the performance of any television, the Elite receivers use the latest technologies for 1080p video conversion and scaling to significantly improve the image quality from any source.

Audio Enhancements
While both models incorporate 192kHz/24-Bit DACs, MCACC room calibration and Advanced Sound Retriever for excellent sound quality, the VSX-60 takes it further with Advanced MCACC, Phase Control Plus, PQLS Bit Stream and Virtual Depth.

New Elite Receivers – At a Glance

  VSX-42 VSX-60
Suggested Price $450 $650
Power 80 watts x7 90 watts x 7
AirPlay Yes1 Yes
iPhone/iPad / Android Control ControlApp  iControlAV2012
Ethernet Wired Wired/Wireless (with optional adapter)
Network Content Windows 7 / DLNA 1.5/ vTuner / Pandora Windows 7 / DLNA 1.5/ vTuner/ Pandora / SiriusXM
HDMI (V.1.4a with 3D, ARC)
In/Front/Out 6/0/1 6/1/1
Video Processor HDMI 1080p HDMI 1080p/24fps / Advanced Video Adjust
Pioneer Sound Enhancements Steps Auto MCACC / Phase Control Advanced MCACC/ Phase Control Plus/ PQLS Bitstream/ Auto Sound Retriever
Multi-Zone 2 Zone Analog Audio 2 Zone Analog and Network Audio


1Airplay requires iTunes 10.1 or later and iPhone, iPad or iPod touch with iOS 4.2 or later; VSX-42 requires Ethernet connection to a home network for AirPlay
Full product specifications on the new line of Elite AV receivers can be found at
Pioneer’s iControlAV2 and Air Jam Apps are currently available for free from the Apple App Store on iPhone and iPad or at

About Pioneer
Pioneer’s Home Electronics Division develops award-winning audio and video home theater products including A/V receivers, Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD players, and speakers. The company’s brands include Pioneer® and Elite®. More details can be found at

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