7.2 Channel Multi-Zone Networked AV Receiver
Featuring 3D and 4K Ultra HD Upscaling

  • Update: Spotify® Connect now available
  • AirPlay®, HTC ConnectTM, and Pandora® Music Streaming 
  • Zone 2 HDMI® Output and Powered Zone 3 (Multi-Source) 
  • 8 HDMI Inputs with MHL® 2.0 Compatibility


The VSX-1123-K is a true multi-zone audio video power house with 165 Watts (1 kHz 1 % THD @ 6 Ohms) 1ch Driven or 90 Watts (20Hz-20kHz .08% THD @ 8 Ohms) per channel of clear audio reproduction and advanced new technologies such as 4K Ultra-High Definition Upscaling, True Multi-Zone Audio Video, an energy-saving ECO Mode, and a whole host of networked entertainment options the new VSX-1123-K is an unparalleled way to help you get the most out of your home entertainment experience.

Connectivity is Key

Smartphones have become a convenient and powerful way to stay connected to your favorite entertainment. Pioneer’s new networked receivers give instant access to your favorite content and control options through smartphones and tablets. The VSX-1123-K unleashes more music and video content in the living room and through the home, thanks to class-leading digital connectivity and flexible networking features.

The VSX-1123-K features the latest Made for iPhone® and iPad® certification, which includes the iPhone® 5 and the iPad Mini. Since this receiver is networked, it also supports Apple’s AirPlay wireless music streaming technology allowing you to wirelessly stream music from your iPhone, iPod® or iTunes®-running Mac® or PC directly to the receiver.

That is just half the story. Pioneer is the only receiver brand with HTC ConnectTM, the only unified approach for the AndroidTM platform for streaming music wirelessly from select compatible HTC smartphones. HTC Connect makes it easy to wireless stream your favorite music to your receiver, there is no need for a separate app, HTC Connect is built right into your phone’s music player.

The VSX-1123-K also supports DLNA® 1.5 media streaming which allows for access to your favorite music from a DLNA server or computer connected to the same home network. Not only are compressed music files supported such as MP3, WMA, and AAC but also high resolution files such as FLAC, WAV, AIFF, Apple® Lossless and DSD (SACD).

Can’t find the remote? Because the VSX-1123-K is a networked receiver, simply download Pioneer’s iControlAV2013 at no charge, turning your Apple® or Android device into a remote control for the VSX-1123-K. iControlAV2013 not only allows you to control and manage your receiver settings, this app also allows you to access music stored on your smartphone and push it wirelessly to the receiver, without juggling between iControlAV2013 and your phone’s built in music player. iControlAV2013 makes it easy to stream new music with Pandora®, or use vTuner® internet radio to access thousands of radio stations from all over the world.

Spotify® Connect
Spotify Connect is a Premium feature that lets you play and control Spotify on your devices. Choose music on one device and listen on another. At home, hit play on your mobile and hear high fidelity sound on your AV receiver. You can also control the music from your mobile phone. Update your AV Receiver

Windows® 8 Certified
Windows 8 Play To feature makes it easy to stream your favorite music stored on your PC to our new line of networked AV Receivers. Don't limit your media experience to your laptop speakers. With the Windows 8 Play To feature and Pioneer’s new networked Receivers you can enjoy your media library on the biggest speakers in the house.

4K Ultra-HD Compatible, with Up-Scaling
4K x 2K resolution, usually referred to as simply “4K Ultra HD”, is the latest high definition video display format, with four times the resolution of 1080p. The Pioneer VSX-1123-K is ready to not only pass-through 4K Ultra HD video signals to a compatible display, but also upscale any content you want to watch, meaning it can support home theater systems dedicated to producing the highest quality picture available today.

Expanded HDMI® Connectivity and MHL® 2.0 Capability
 Offering more inputs than comparable receivers, the VSX-1123-K features 8 HDMI inputs, including support for both 3D and 4K Ultra HD sources. The front HDMI terminal is MHL 2.0 (Mobile High-Definition Link) compatible, letting you connect and control compatible Android devices. High-definition video can be displayed on your HDTV with multi-channel sound, while also charging your device. MHL 2.0 adds support for 3D content, 1080p 60Hz, and faster cell phone charging.

ECO Mode
 The new, energy-saving ECO Mode found on all 2013 Pioneer AV receivers goes far beyond the conventional wisdom about "green" electronics, with a standby power consumption of only 0.1 watt when enabled. Our ECO Mode offers all of the convenience features of today’s modern AV receivers, including Network Standby and HDMI CEC support, while reducing power consumption in both on and standby modes.

The intelligent ECO Mode analyzes your sources in real time, adjusting power consumption accordingly to meet your needs, or you can choose the power-saving settings that are right for you. You can control ECO Mode using the receiver's front panel, the included remote control, or the ECO Manager page of Pioneer’s free iControlAV2013 for your smartphone or tablet. Now you can feel better about your entertainment experience without sacrificing power or features.

On Screen Display (Simple Overlay)
 If your home theater system is hidden away in a cabinet or closet it is often difficult to know the current volume level or other status indicators of the receiver. This is where the On Screen Display feature comes into play. When turned on, On-Screen Display will overlay your receiver’s basic information such as volume, input, and surround mode as you make adjustments using the remote.

Multi-Zone Audio
 The VSX-1123-K can be setup to use two of it’s seven amplifiers to power a set of speakers in a second room such as a bedroom or patio. This “second zone” can enjoy content that is different than what is be listened to in the main room.


A new Zone 3 HDMI Out (HDZONE) feature allows for routing either the same signal as the main zone or a separate source to a second zone via HDMI. All of this can be controlled effortlessly by using our new iControlAV2013 IOS and Android application.

A Customized Home Theater Experience
 The VSX-1123-K features Pioneer's exclusive Multi-Channel Acoustic Calibration system (MCACC), providing an optimized multi-channel listening experience by measuring every speaker's connection, noting its size and distance from the listening point, sound levels and timbre in order to calibrate, customize and maximize performance specifically for your room.


  • Discrete Direct Energy
  • 7.2
  • 90 Watts
  • 165 Watts
  • 550 W/0.1 W (standby)
Handheld and Internet
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • iPhone 5, iPad mini, iPad with Retina display, iPod
  • iControlAV2013
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
Decoders & Formats
  • Texas Instruments Aureus
  • 192K/24Bit
  • 24bit
  • Yes
  • MP3, WMA, AAC, Apple Lossless, 192kHz / 24-Bit WAV, FLAC, AIFF, DSD via USB and Network
  • Yes with Loudness Management
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Multi-Channel
Soundfield Calibration
  • Auto / Plus
  • Advanced
  • 6
  • Yes
  • 9-Band
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • 1/2 inch
  • Yes
  • Yes
Listening Modes
  • Yes
  • Yes (Direct, Pure Direct)
  • 15+1 Mode DSP
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Surround Back / Height / Depth / Wide
Audio Features
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • 2 Channel
  • Yes (800 ms)
  • Versatile Speaker Configuration
  • Yes (Front Channel)
Video Processing
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes with Input Switch / Last Memory
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Marvell QDEO
  • Yes
  • 4K Ultra HD
  • 4K Ultra HD
  • 4K Ultra HD
  • Yes
  • YNR, CNR, BNR, MNR, Detail, Brightness, Contrast, Hue, Chroma, Black Level
  • Yes
  • 8 In ( 7 Rear, 1 Front) / 2 Out
  • 1 (Front)
  • Optional AS-WL300
  • Optional AS-BT200
  • 1 In (Assignable)
  • Yes (Audio Only)
  • 2 (Front 1, Rear 1 for Wireless LAN)
  • Yes
  • 3 In / 1 Out
  • 3 In
  • 2.2 Ch (Front & SW)
  • Yes
  • 63 Preset AM / FM Tunner
  • Graphical User Interface (GUI) with Album Artwork (HDMI only)
  • Yes
  • HDMI HDZone Audio & Video / Powered Zone 2 Audio
  • 1 In / 1 Out
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Learning Remote Control
  • 30, 60, 90 min.
  • Brushed
  • 9 Large
  • 1 Year Parts & Labor
  • 17.13 x 6.61 x 14.29
  • 21.56 lbs
  • Lightning Compatible

    Lightning Compatible

  • Powered <br> Zone 2 Audio

    Zone 2 Audio

  • HTC Connect

    HTC Connect

  • Apple AirPlay Optimized

    Apple AirPlay Optimized

  • 4K Ultra HD <br>Pass-Through

    4K Ultra HD

  • MCACC <br> Room Calibration

    Room Calibration

Date Description
Sep 5, 2018
VSX-1123/70 FW Sept 5
Version 1-147-020-016-120
Firmware Update for Pandora Subscribers

Update Instructions

Change History