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Pioneer 7.2-Channel Black AV Receiver - VSX-834

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  • Color : Black
  • Apple AirPlay : Yes
  • Number of Channels : 7.2
  • Watts Per Channel : 80
  • Number of AM/FM Preset Stations : 40
  • Bluetooth Compatibility : Yes
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  • Product Overview-

    Key Features

    • 80W Per Channel
    • 15 Percent Slimmer Size Than The Previous Model
    • Supports Pass-Through For HDR10, HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma), And Dolby Vision Signals
    • Dolby Atmos
    • MCACC Auto Room Tuning
    • Bluetooth
    • Dialog Enhancement
    • Digital Quad-Core 32-Bit DSP (Cirrus Logic)
    • Auto Subwoofer Crossover
    • Bi-Amp
    • 4K Ultra HD Pass-Through
    • Ultra HD Upscaling
    • 3-D Ready
    • Audio Return Channel
    • HDMI 36-Bit Deep Color
    • Black Finish

    Pioneer 7.2-Channel Black AV Receiver - VSX-834

    In a 15 % slimmer design than the previous model, the VSX-834 is full of easy-to-use features, including the 4K indicator, and Personal Preset and Bluetooth® Input buttons on the front panel. In addition to offering immersive sound with Dolby Atmos® and DTS:X audio formats, the AV receiver can also decode Dolby Atmos Height Virtualizer* and DTS Virtual:X, letting you experience similar virtual surround effects without using height or surround speakers. The latest video standards such as Ultra HD, HDR10, HLG, and Dolby Vision™ can be enjoyed with support for HDCP 2.2. With the Zone B feature, you can enjoy music playing in the Main Zone via wireless headphones.

    Key Features:

    • Dolby Atmos®/Dolby Surround Upmixing/Dolby Atmos Height Virtualizer*
    • DTS:X®/DTS Neural:X Upmixing/DTS Virtual:X
    • Supports pass-through for HDR10, HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma), and Dolby Vision signals
    • 165 W/ch (6 ohms, 1 kHz, THD 10 %, 1ch Driven)
    • 80 W/ch (8 ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, THD 0.08 %, 2ch Driven, FTC)
    • 15% slimmer size than the previous model


    • Dolby Atmos®/Dolby Surround Upmixing
      The VSX-834 is compatible with 5.2.2ch configuration of the latest theater sound platform, Dolby Atmos®. You can reproduce object-oriented sound in smooth, curving movements, or the realistic three-dimensional movement overhead by the top speakers. Other audio codecs such as PCM and DSD can be upmixed using Dolby Surround for enjoying 3D surround sound
    • DTS:X®/DTS Neural:X Upmixing
      DTS:X is the next-generation audio codec from DTS that leverages object-based audio to enable new immersive and interactive audio experiences. Since DTS:X can automatically adapt the audio to the existing channels and speaker system, no specific speaker layout is required. Experience an immersive soundscape with incredibly rich and life-like audio. Other audio codecs such as PCM and DSD can be upmixed using DTS Neural:X for enjoying 3D surround sound
    • Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization*
      When playing any Dolby format, engaging the Dolby Atmos Height Virtualizer enables a more immersive listening experience, creating a virtual surround and height effect from traditional speaker layouts without employing additional surround or height speakers
    • DTS Virtual:X
      With DTS Virtual:X, you can enjoy a three-dimensional immersive sound similar to DTS:X, without the need of height or rear speakers. The technology supports 2 to 7.1.4-channel input source, for delivery on 2 to 5.1 or even 7.1-channel speaker layout. DTS Virtual:X works with all DTS codecs, including DTS:X
    • Next Generation Video Standard Ready
      The VSX-834 supports pass-through for HDR10, HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma), and Dolby Vision signals. By connecting a compatible source device, you can enjoy these latest video standards on a compatible display. What’s more, all HDMI terminals support 4K (60p/4:4:4/24-bit), Wide Color Gamut (BT.2020), and HDCP 2.2, so you will have no problem when upgrading to new devices, and can also enjoy premium content such as 4K videos with digital copy protection
    • 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
    • Zone B Output for Wireless Headphones
      The VSX-834 is equipped with Zone B audio output terminals for expanding the Main Zone sound by connecting your wireless headphone dock. You can listen to the sound playing in the living room via wireless headphones
    • Built-in Bluetooth® Wireless Technology
      Stream songs from compatible devices with the built-in Bluetooth® Wireless Technology (ver. 4.2 + LE). The VSX-834 features A2DP/AVRCP profiles, with support for SBC/AAC codecs. By pressing the Bluetooth button on the front panel, you can directly start up the BT function, even when the unit is in standby
    • Personal Preset
      Just press the Personal Preset button on the front panel for three seconds, and your current settings such as volume level and listening mode can be saved. Up to three presets can be registered and easily called up from the front panel button or the remote control
    • Dialog Enhancement
      With this unique mid-range sound control feature, you can make independent volume adjustments to the range including dialogs in films, with the up/down key on the remote control
    • On-Screen Information for Audio/Video Status
      The screen display now shows detailed input and output information for the playing content. So you can see whether your video is being output by Dolby Vision, or if the movie is processing Dolby Atmos or DTS:X sound



    • Amplifier Design: Direct Energy
    • Channels: 7.2
    • Power Output: Watts per Channel (20Hz-20kHz,.08%[email protected] 2ch Driven): 80 W/ch
    • Power Output: Watts per Channel (1kHz,10%[email protected] 1ch Driven): 165 W/ch
    • Estimated Power Consumption/Network Standby off: 490 W/0.1 W

    Decoders & Formats

    • Digital Core DSP Engine: Digital Quad-Core 32-bit DSP (Cirrus Logic)
    • Audio DACs: 384 kHz/32-bit D/A Conversion with AK4458 (AKM)
    • Music File Playback: 192 kHz/24-bit ALAC, AIFF, FLAC, WAV Via USB
    • High-Definition Copy Protection (HDCP): 2.2
    • Dolby Atmos: Yes
    • Dolby TrueHD: Yes
    • Dolby Digital Plus: Yes
    • DTS:X: Yes
    • DTS-HD Master Audio: Yes
    • DTS Neural:X: Yes
    • HDMI SACD Transfer: 2 Channel

    Soundfield Calibration

    • Phase Control: Yes
    • MCACC: Yes
    • MCACC Memory: 1
    • EQ Bands: 9-Band
    • Symmetric EQ: Yes
    • Distance Adjustment: 0.1 feet
    • Auto Subwoofer Crossover: Yes

    Listening Modes

    • Auto Surround: Yes
    • Stream Direct: Yes (Direct, Pure Direct)
    • Advanced Surround: 10+1
    • Front Stage Surround Advance: Yes

    Audio Features

    • Dialog Enhancement: Yes
    • Advanced Sound Retriever: Yes
    • Tone Control: Multi
    • Sound Delay (Lip Sync): Yes
    • Bi-Amp: Yes

    Video Processing

    • 4K Ultra HD Pass-Through: Yes (HDR10, HLG and BT.2020 Wide Color Gamut Signal Pass-through)
    • 4K Ultra HD Video Scaler: Ultra HD Upscaling
    • 3-D Ready: Yes
    • Audio Return Channel: Yes
    • HDMI Standby Through: Yes with Input Switch / Last Memory
    • HDMI 36-bit Deep Color: Yes
    • HDMI x.v. Color: Yes
    • Video Converter to HDMI: Yes
    • Super Resolution: Yes


    • HDMI Input / Output: 4 In (Rear) / 1 Out
    • Bluetooth Built-In: Yes (Version: 4.2 + LE, Profile: A2DP 1.2/AVRCP 1.3, Codec: SBC/AAC)
    • USB Terminal: Rear
    • Analog Audio Inputs / Output: 2 in / 0 out
    • Digital Audio Inputs / Output: 2 In (Optical 1, Coaxial 1)
    • Pre-Amp Output: 0.2 ch.
    • Headphone Output: Yes
    • Front A/V Inputs: USB / 3.5mm stereo mini jack
    • AM/FM Presets: AM/FM Tuner 40 Presets


    • On-Screen Display: User-Friendly GUI with System Setup Menu
    • Auto Power Down: Yes
    • FL Dimmer: Yes
    • Remote: Yes
    • Sleep Timer: Yes
    • Versatile Speaker Configuration: Speaker 7ch Out (FRONT, CENTER, SURROUND, SURROUND BACK/HEIGHT, Bi-AMP/ZONE B)


    • Front Panel: Brushed
    • Speaker Terminals: 2 large + 5 clips

    Approximate Dimensions:

    • Height: 5-13/16"
    • Width: 17-1/8"
    • Depth: 12-5/8"

    Approximate Weight:

    • Unit: 17.6 lbs
    • Shipping: 23 lbs

    Warranty Information:

    • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): One Year Parts and Labor


    1. * Available with future firmware update
    California customers: Proposition 65 WARNING
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