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Pioneer Elite 7.2 Channel Networked AV Receiver With HDMI 2.0 - VSX80

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Pioneer Elite 7.2 Channel Networked AV Receiver With HDMI 2.0 - VSX80

Taking Fidelity to Reality. The all-new Pioneer® Elite® VSX-80 is a feature-packed AV receiver for those who are truly serious about high-quality music and home theater. This 7.2-channel AV receiver delivers 165 watts per channel (6 ohms 1 kHz 1 % 1ch Driven) or 90 Watts per channel (20 Hz – 20 kHz, THD 0.08 % @ 8 ohms FTC) of pristine audio reproduction. Plus, it offers advanced new technologies, such as HDMI 2.0 Ultra HD (4K/60p) Upscaling/Pass-through, DSD Playback via Network, Subwoofer EQ, built-in AVNavigator, and it’s Spotify® Ready and Roku® Ready. The Elite® VSX-80 delivers advanced connectivity and cutting-edge performance in one affordable, user-friendly package.

Key Features:

  • 7 HDMI 2.0 inputs Compatible with Ultra HD Upscaling and Pass-through
  • Multi Channel High Resolution file Playback
  • Advanced MCACC with Subwoofer EQ
  • 192 kHz/24bit ESS Sabre Premier DAC


  • A Resolution Revolution HDMI 2.0 Offering 7 HDMI 2.0 inputs, the VSX-80 handles 4K2K Ultra HD video at 60 frames per seconds. 4K Ultra HD is the latest high-definition video display format, with four times the resolution of 1080p. Ready to deliver 4K Ultra HD video signals to a compatible display, the Pioneer Elite VSX-80 supports home theater systems dedicated to producing the highest quality picture available today. HDMI 2.0 is also backwards compatible with earlier versions of HDMI. A future firmware update will allow 4:4:4 based 4K2K 60P content to be handled offering up to 18GBPS throughput.
  • Custom Installer’s Dream Certified Drivers and Complete IP Control The VSX-80 offers both RS-232c and IP control, ensuring compatibility with the most popular home automation systems. An extensive list of IP/RS-232c commands ensures that VSX-80 can be used as the center of almost any multi-zone entertainment system.
  • Easy Streaming Roku Ready Certified Roku makes it easy to stream movies, shows, music and games from over 1,000 content providers to your TV whenever you want them. Simply plug your Roku Streaming Stick into the Roku Certified MHL 2.0 port on the back of your receiver to unlock a great selection of entertainment choices. Control the attached Roku stick from the receiver’s remote control or our free iControlAV5 app for the most convenient access to your favorite entertainment. Roku Streaming Stick sold separately.
  • Ready Connectivity Made for iPhone 5 Certification The VSX-80 gives you instant access to your favorite content and allows you to control it with your smartphone or tablet. It offers the latest Made for iPhone® 5s and 5c Certification. And as a networked receiver, it supports Apple’s AirPlay® music streaming technology, allowing you to enjoy your favorite music with your iPhone, iPod® or iTunes® anywhere in the house. In addition, Pioneer was the first brand to support HTC Connect™, the only unified approach for streaming music wirelessly from select compatible Android smartphones. HTC Connect is built right into your phone’s music player, making it easy to wirelessly stream your favorite music to your receiver — no separate app required. The VSX-80 also supports DLNA® 1.5 media streaming, which lets you access your favorite music from a DLNA server or computer connected to the same home network. Not only are compressed music files, such as MP3, WMA, and AAC supported, but also high-resolution files, such as FLAC, WAV, AIFF, DSD, and Apple Lossless.
  • Advanced Multitasking Multi-Zone Audio and Video The Multi-Zone capabilities of the VSX-80 allow you to enjoy different sources connected to the VSX-80 in multiple rooms — a perfect solution for custom installers. You can watch a Blu-ray movie in the main room, while someone else is watching another HDMI Source (Roku, Cable, etc.) in another, all controlled by the VSX-1224-K's remote control of Pioneer's iControlAV5 app. The iControlAV5 app is available at no cost from www.AppStore.com or the App Store for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The app is also available in Google Play (www.GooglePlay.com) for Android devices.
  • Command In Your Hand iControlAV5 From switching inputs and controlling volume, to exploring all of the new features of your AVR, our all-new iControlAV5 iOS and Android remote control app offers full control of your VSX-80. You can even playback music stored on your phone using our Push Player feature. The app is available at no cost from www.AppStore.com or the App Store for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The app is also available in Google Play (www.GooglePlay.com) for Android devices
  • The Power of Wireless AS-WL300 Equipped with the optional AS-WL300 wireless network adapter, the VSX-80 is the ultimate control center of your home entertainment system. The AS-WL300 provides wireless compatibility with applications such as iControlAV5, the AVNavigator, Internet Radio and DLNA® 1.5 Audio Streaming.
  • Playback Prowess High Resolution Support The Pioneer Elite VSX-80 delivers the high-resolution music playback you demand with support for AIFF, WAV, and FLAC up to 192kHZ 24bit, Apple Lossless up to 96kHz 24-bit, and DSD (SACD) foles at 2.8 MHz. Compressed formats, such as MP3, WMA, and AAC are also supported. Stream these files from your home network, tablet, or even the front USB.
  • The World Wide Web Is Your Oyster Internet Radio, Pandora and Spotify With Internet Radio, the VSX-80 gives you a wealth of entertainment options. Not only can you enjoy thousands of Internet radio stations around the world with vTuner, you can also access your favorite music from Pandora and Spotify, complete with on-screen album art and music information. Spotify Connect is a premium feature that lets you play and control Spotify with your smart devices.
  • Incomparable Conversion ESS Sabre 24-Bit DAC The VSX-80 now incorporates the ES9006 Sabre Premier audio DAC (Digital-to-Analog Converter). Typically found on AV receivers twice as expensive, this new DAC provides superior Digital-to-Analog conversion with far less jitter than other DACs.
  • Easy Setup Built-In AVNavigator Simplifying the process of connecting and setting up an AV Receiver, the VSX-80 features our latest version of AVNavigator. Unlike previous versions that required an app download or the installation of a CD-ROM, simply connect the VSX-80 to your network and launch your favorite web browser on virtually any device. AVNavigator will walk you through the connecting and set-up your new receiver. You can even explore new features of your AV receiver using the Interactive Operation Guide section. Just push a button on the virtual remote control and AVNavigator will activate the feature and explain what it does.
  • The Ease of Green Eco Mode All Pioneer Elite receivers feature an energy-saving ECO Mode that, when enabled, achieves a standby power consumption of only 0.1 watt. With a host of convenience features, including Network Standby and HDMI CEC support, ECO Mode analyzes your sources in real time, adjusting power consumption accordingly to meet your needs. Or you can manually select the power-saving settings that are right for you.
  • Customize Your Home Theater to YOUR Room Advanced Multi-Channel Acoustic Calibration (MCACC) Advanced MCACC creates the optimum acoustic environment for movies and music in any room in the house. Pioneer developed the technology over 10 years ago with the help of professional recording studios. The system, complete with custom microphone and subwoofer EQ (New for 2014), automatically compensates for differences in speaker size, level, and distance, and equalizes the response. Whether you’re watching the latest Hollywood blockbuster or listening to high-resolution music, MCACC will make sure your home theater sounds its best.
  • Subwoofer EQ Bass Re-Defined Subwoofer EQ determines the distance and characteristics of your subwoofer, and makes adjustments using four different frequency parameters and an extremely low-latency DSP to reduce phase and timing errors that are often found in other room calibration systems.
  • On-Screen Overlay OSD and GUI If your home theater system is enclosed in a cabinet, it’s often difficult to know the status of certain functions, such as current volume level. With On Screen Display (OSD), your receiver’s basic information, such as volume, input, and surround mode, will overlay on screen as you make adjustments with the remote, so you don’t have to switch to a blank screen background. This feature can also be disabled if you prefer. Meanwhile, the GUI (Graphical User Interface) lets you easily navigate Internet radio and iPod/iPhone contents. Both the OSD and GUI operate via HDMI.
  • Bluetooth Ready AS-BT200 The AS-BT200 Bluetooth adapter is a simple solution for adding wireless audio to your home theater system. Using the AS-BT200, simply connect your A2DP profile Bluetooth-enabled device to the port on the back the VSX-80 and enjoy your music wirelessly from your iPhone, Android™, PC, laptop or any other A2DP profile Bluetooth-enabled sources. AS-BT200 is sold separately.



  • Amplifier Design Discrete Direct Energy
  • Channels 7.2
  • Power Output: Watts per Channel (20 Hz – 20 kHz, THD 0.08 % @ 8 ohms FTC) 90 Watts x 7
  • Power Output: Watts per Channel (6 ohms 1 kHz 1 % 1ch Driven) 165 Watts x 7
  • Power Output: Watts per Channel (8 ohms, 1 kHz, 0.08 %, 2 ch Driven FTC) SC Model Power Rating Only
  • Power Output: Watts per Channel (4 ohms, 1 kHz, 1 %, 2 ch Driven) SC Model Power Rating Only
  • Power Output: Watts Multi ch Simultaneous Drive (8 ohms, 1 kHz, 1 %) SC Model Power Rating Only
  • Estimated Power Consumption/Standby with HDMI Control off 550 W/0.1 W (standby)

Handheld and Internet

  • AirPlay
  • HTC Connect
  • Made for iPhone and iPod
  • iOS/Android Remote Control APP iControlAV5
  • vTuner Internet Radio
  • Pandora Internet Radio
  • DLNA 1.5 (DMR)
  • USB File Music Playback MP3, WMA, AAC, Apple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, DSD
  • Network File Music Playback MP3, WMA, AAC, Apple Lossless, DSD, WAV, FLAC, AIFF

Decoders & Formats

  • Digital Core DSP Engine Texas Instruments Aureus
  • Air Studios Certification -
  • THX™ Certification -
  • iPod Digital Audio
  • 192K/24-Bit DACs ESS SABRE Premier Audio DAC
  • Dolby True HD
  • Dolby Digital plus
  • Dolby Pro-Logic IIz
  • DTS-HD Master Audio
  • DTS Neo:X
  • SABRE32 DAC -
  • HDMI SACD Transfer Multi- Channel

Soundfield Calibration

  • Phase Control Auto / Plus
  • Auto MCACC Advanced
  • Manual MCACC
  • Standing Wave Control
  • EQ Bands 9-Band (Advanced)
  • Symmetric EQ
  • MCACC Memory 6
  • X-Curve
  • Distance Adjustment 1/2 Inch
  • Polarity Check
  • Auto Subwoofer Crossover

Listening Modes

  • Auto Surround
  • Auto Level Control Multi-Channel
  • Stream Direct Direct / Pure Direct
  • Advanced Surround 11 + 1 Mode
  • Wide Surround
  • Front Stage Surround Advance Yes
  • Headphone Surround
  • Virtual Surround Back
  • Virtual Heigh
  • t Virtual Depth
  • Virtual Wide

Audio Features

  • USB DAC -
  • DSD Music File 2 Ch
  • High-bit. High sampling Hi-bit24
  • DSD to PCM Converter Multi-Channel
  • PQLS Jitter Reduction HDMI Bitstream/ Multi
  • Dialog Enhancement
  • Advanced Sound Retriever Multi-Channel / Auto with ARC
  • Sound Retriever AIR
  • Digital Noise Reduction
  • Tone Control 2 Channel
  • Sound Delay (Lip Sync) Yes (800 ms)
  • Speaker A/B Bi-Amp Front Channel

Video Processing

  • 4K Ultra HD Passthrough
  • 4K Ultra HD Video Scaler
  • 3-D Ready
  • Audio Return Channel
  • HDMI 36-bit Deep Color
  • HDMI x.v. Color
  • Video Converter to HDMI
  • Video Scaler Marvell Qdeo up to 1080p / 24fps
  • Stream Smoother
  • Pure Cinema
  • Video Parameter Adjustments YNR, CNR, BNR, MNR, Detail, Brightness, Contrast, Hue, Chroma, Black Level


  • HDMI Input / Output 7 In (6 Rear, 1 Front) / 2 Out
  • MHL 2.0 Input 1 (Rear)
  • Wireless Adapter Port AS-WL300
  • Bluetooth Adapter Port AS-BT200
  • Component Video Input / Output 2 In (Assignable) / 1 Output
  • iPhone / iPod Front USB
  • USB Memory Input Yes
  • Ethernet Input
  • Composite A/V Input / Output 2 In
  • Analog Audio Inputs / Output 1 In
  • Digital Inputs / Output 2 In
  • Pre-Amp Outputs 2.2ch (Front & SW)
  • Front A/V Inputs USB & HDMI
  • AM/FM Presets 63


  • On-Screen Display Graphical User Interface (GUI) with Album Artwork (HDMI only)
  • Multi-Room and Source Output HDZONE Audio & Video (HDMI and Powered) / Powered ZONE2 Audio
  • Zone 2 Sources All Audio Sources
  • Zone 3 Sources -
  • ECO Mode Eco Mode 1/Eco Mode 2
  • 12 Volt Trigger (Assignable) 1 (50mA)
  • RS-232C
  • IR Serial Remote In/Out 1 In / 1 Out
  • Multi-Zone On-Screen Display -
  • Network Firmware Update Yes
  • AVNavigator AVNavigator Built-in
  • PC Set-Up -
  • IP Control for CI
  • Versatile Speaker Configuration Surround Back/ Front Height/ Front Wide/ Front Bi-Amp/ Zone 2/ B-Speaker/ Powered HD Zone
  • FL Dimmer
  • Function Rename
  • Remote Learning Remote Control
  • Sleep Timer
  • Detachable Power Cord


  • Front Panel Brushed
  • Large Speaker Terminals 9 Large

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 22 lbs
  • Shipping: 28 lbs

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Depth: 14.25"
  • Height: 6.63"
  • Width: 17.13"

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): Two Year Parts And Labor
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Air PlayNo
Watts Per Channel110
AM/FM PresetYes
Bluetooth CompatibilityNo
Satellite Radio ReadyYes
3D ReadyNo
iPod CompatibilityYes
Decoders/EncodersDolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pro Logic IIx, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS Neo:X
Input ConnectorsHDMI, Composite AV, Analog Audio, Digital, USB, Component Video, MHL 2.0
Output ConnectorsHDMI, Component Video, Composite A/V, Analog Audio, Digital, Pre-Amp
THX CertificationYes
Number of HDMI Outputs1
USB Ports1
Weight (lbs)35
Parts Warranty1 Year
Labor Warranty1 Year


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