5.1-Channel 3D Ready AV Receiver

  • Industry's First AV Receiver Designed for iPad®
  • Compatible with iPod, iPhone and iPad devices
  • Bluetooth® Compatible with optional AS-BT200 Bluetooth Adapter
  • HDMI (4 In / 1 Out) with 3D, ARC Deep Color, x.v.Color




For those looking for exceptional audio and video quality, your receiver is ready. Introducing the Pioneer VSX-821 AV Receiver

Streamlined and beautiful, the Pioneer VSX-821 delivers amazing home theater performance at an unrivaled value. And with Apple®-compatibility, not only will it enhance your home theater experience; it will expand the possibilities of where that experience can come from. Turn it on, and listen to the future of sound. A future that takes you exactly where you want to go: closer than ever before to what the artist intended.

VSX-821 Overview Video

A Comprehensive Apple® Solution

The VSX-821 is compatible with iPod®, iPhone® devices and are specifically designed to enhance the experience you get from them. It's also the industry's first ever AV receiver designed for iPad®. Right out of the box, your receiver comes with a USB/video cable - so there's no need to buy a separate dock to access all your music, videos, streaming content, and photos stored on your Apple devices.

Plus, since your iPod, iPhone, or iPad charges automatically when connected, it's the ultimate plug-and-play integration with your home theater. You can enjoy music, videos and movies, downloaded TV shows from iTunes®, photos, web content such as YouTube® and much more. And because the iPhone device's wireless and network features remain fully functional, music and movies will mute when you receive an incoming call. And you've got lots of control options--use the iPad or iPhone directly, or push a single button on the VSX-821's front panel to switch control to the included preset remote and an intuitive on-screen display complete with artist, track, play mode, and track time information. 

Apple LifeStyle

Portable Device – Meet Home Theater

The VSX-821 is fully ready for wireless Bluetooth® audio from virtually any A2DP profile Bluetooth device, including smartphones, laptops, etc. With the Pioneer AS-BT200 Bluetooth adapter, you can untether yourself from headphones, cables and inputs. And you'll enjoy near cd-quality with Sound Retriever AIR technology, created specifically to enhance Bluetooth audio.


Ultimate Sound Control

Of course all the latest Pioneer receivers support the high-definition audio formats, Dolby® TrueHD and DTS-HD® Master Audio to give your Blu-ray Disc® soundtracks unsurpassed audio quality. But Pioneer also includes all of the Dolby and DTS surround formats best suited for the wide variety of entertainment sources, including the newest Dolby Pro Logic IIz height channel.

Pioneer's exclusive Multi-Channel Acoustic Calibration system (MCACC) provides a near studio-quality, multi-channel listening experience customized specifically to your listening environment. An included microphone measures every speaker's connection, and notes its size, distance from the listening point, sound levels and timbre to calibrate and maximize performance. All you have to do is sit back and let it happen.

Even compressed audio such as WMA, MP3 and AAC is enhanced with another Pioneer exclusive, Advanced Sound Retriever, by filling in areas where minute details were left out during the compression process.

And since the only thing that should shock you is how good it sounds, there's also an Auto Level Control that eliminates jarring volume changes between your favorite songs, albums and audio sources by equalizing volume differences between portable audio tracks or television programming.


Ready for 3D? You are with the Latest HDMI® Technology

All of Pioneer's newest receivers support the latest HDMI 1.4a specification. So not only do you get the most out of your existing movies and music, with the VSX-821 you're prepared for the next generation of 3D video content. With 4 HDMI inputs, you've got plenty of connectivity options for the growing number of high-definition sources available. All Pioneer receivers also offer advanced HDMI conveniences like Audio Return Channel and HDMI Standby Through.


On-Screen Display

The VSX-821 features an intuitive on-screen menu for use with the included preset remote, so you can make guided adjustments to your home theater sound.

The Pioneer VSX-821. Exceptional technology that not only complements your home theater system, but your lifestyle as well.

iPod Compatibility: http://pioneer.jp/homeav/support/ios/na/

  • Direct Energy
  • 5.1
  • 80
  • 110
  • 125
Handheld and Internet
  • iPad 2, iPad, iPhone 4S, 4, 3GS, 3G / iPod touch 4G, 3G, 2G, 1G / iPod classic / iPod nano 6G, 5G, 4G, 3G
Decoders & Formats
  • Texas Instruments Aureus
  • 192kHz / 24-Bit
  • 48kHz / 16-Bit MP3, WMA, AAC Via USB
  • Yes
  • 2 Channel
Soundfield Calibration
  • Yes
  • Auto
  • 5-Band
  • 1
  • 0.1 Feet
Listening Modes
  • Yes (Direct, Pure Direct)
  • 9+1 Mode DSP
  • Yes
Audio Features
  • 2 Channel
  • 2 Channel
  • 2 Channel
  • 2 Channel
  • Yes (9 Frames)
  • Yes
Video Processing
  • 4 In (Rear) / 1 Out
  • Optional AS-BT200
  • 2 In (Assignable)
  • 5 In / 1 Out
  • Yes (USB+V)
  • 1 (Front)
  • No
  • 2 In / 1 Out
  • 1 Coax / 2 Optical (Assignable)
  • 2.1 Ch (SW, SB/FH)
  • USB / AV Inputs
  • 30 Preset AM / FM Tunner
  • Composite Video Only
  • Included
  • Preset Remote Control
  • 30, 60, 90 min.
  • Glossy Black
  • 7 Large
  • 17.16 x 6.6 x 14.27
  • 20.24 lbs
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  • Bluetooth Video

  • Apple Lifestyle Video

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  • AS-BT200

    Stereo Bluetooth Adapter