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Pioneer Elite 7.1 Channel 3D Ready AV Receiver - VSX-51

Abt Model: VSX51 | UPC Code: 884938133029
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Pioneer Elite 7.1 Channel 3D Ready AV Receiver, Model VSX51

The Elite VSX-51 receiver arrives with many connectivity and control options, all designed to give the genuine home theater enthusiast only one: the truest, most realistic fidelity for your home entertainment experience. Designed for those who settle for nothing less than the very best in audio and video, the state-of-the-art performance and specifications of the exceptional VSX-51 are the result of uncompromising standards of engineering, manufacturing and testing. Living up to its name, and reputation, the Elite VSX-51 simply delivers a home entertainment experience others can’t.


  • AirPlay
    AirPlay is a revolutionary way of enjoying your music anywhere in your home, and the VSX-51 is AirPlay compatible right out of the box. Wirelessly push music from your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or your iTunes®-running Mac or PC directly to the receiver so you can enjoy all your favorite music in your living room through the big speakers. Use your iPhone or iPad device’s familiar controls to change the volume and switch songs, all while viewing iTunes album art on your TV. And with the VSX-51’s multi-zone capability, you can even enjoy your iTunes music in a second room while you’re watching the latest Blu-ray title in another
  • DLNA Certified® 1.5
    Since music is meant to be shared, not stored, the VSX-51 is DLNA 1.5 Certified, which means you can pull your MP3, WMA, AAC, and even high-resolution FLAC and WAV files directly from your Windows-based PC to the receiver via your home network. Use the VSX-51’s convenient on-screen display to browse through your music library, complete with album art, while your living room is filled with pure, high-resolution audio. Network connection can be made through the Ethernet port or with the AS-WL300 wireless LAN adapter (sold separately)
  • Pioneer Air Jam App
    It’s never been easier to create music playlists and share them with friends. Available as a free download for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, our exclusive Air Jam application is revolutionizing the way you share your music. Up to 4 Apple devices can be paired via Bluetooth® to create a group playlist. Once connected wirelessly, you can choose songs from your device to add to the playlist to play back on the VSX-51. You can view the group playlist on each device. “Like” it and you have the option of purchasing it from iTunes or watching the music video on YouTube
  • vTuner™
    You can also easily bring thousands of high quality internet radio stations into your living room for endless music entertainment with vTuner. Easily add stations to your favorites and view song info on your TV through the VSX-51’s on-screen display
  • HDMI 1.4
    The VSX-51 receiver supports the latest HDMI 1.4 specification, meaning you're not just getting the most out of your existing movies and music, you're preparing for the next generation of 3D video content. With 6 HDMI inputs including 1 on the front panel, you've got more than enough connectivity options for the growing number of high-definition sources available today
  • Apple Ready
    We have always embraced developing technologies, and the Apple revolution is no exception. As passionate Apple users ourselves, Elite understands how deeply expectations run. That’s one reason the VSX-51 is fully ready for out-of-the-box plug and play convenience and compatibility. In every device – iPod, iPhone and iPad – Apple enthusiasts carry a wealth of audio and video content that can now be delivered seamlessly into the experience of high definition multi-channel home theater
    • AirPlay
      Having been an early leader in building AirPlay into our receivers, we have an intimate understanding of how to bring your iTunes library to your home theater system. It’s just one more way Elite receivers offer a truly seamless Apple experience
    • Made for iPod, iPhone and iPad
      We believe entertainment should be first and foremost an emotional experience. The Elite VSX-51 provides unparalleled marriage of home theater and your Apple products, allowing you to enjoy both audio and video with the included A/V cable, all while your device charges
    • iControlAV2 App
      Placing even more home entertainment control in the hands of enthusiasts, our iControlAV2 App, available free from the App store, lets you control volume, bass, balance and room settings. Formatted for iPhone, iPad and Android devices, it gives you complete control of your network connected receiver and compatible Pioneer Blu-ray Disc® players through an easy-to-use, powerful interface
    • Total Control
      Control is at the core of the home theater experience. And the Elite VSX-51 makes sure you can customize and fine-tune your home theater experience to exactly the way you enjoy it most. An industry-first, Pioneer's AVNavigator truly is an interactive owner’s manual that takes all the guesswork out of setting up your receiver. AVNavigator uses your networked PC to communicate directly with the VSX-51, walking you through the entire set-up of your home theater, step-by-step. The VSX-51 also offers Multi-Zone audio and video with an on-screen display that gives you premium, customized audio entertainment throughout your home. Additionally, the VSX-51 has been independently tested and certified by custom partners Control 4, Crestron, AMX, RTI, Universal Remote and Savant ensuring seamless integration that gives you a wide choice of advanced control options for IP, Serial, and IR commands. The VSX-51 is the perfect choice for a customized home installation
    • Elite Video Processing
      Drawing on Elite’s long history as an industry leader in high performance video and tuning techniques, we’ve designed image enhancement and fine-tuning for each video source into the VSX-51 to maximize your TV’s performance. It converts analog video signals to HDMI and scales both analog and digital signals up to 1080p/24fps resolution to best match your TV’s capabilities. Elite understands that extraordinary audio and video reproduction is merely the price of entry. With unprecedented level of control and sophistication for the serious enthusiast, the VSX-51 delivers all these technologies to create the quintessential home theater experience, both now and in the future



  • Amplifier Design: Direct Energy
  • Channels: 7.1
  • Power Output: Watts per Channel (20Hz-20kHz @8ohm): 90
  • Estimated Power Consumption: 550

Handheld and Internet

  • AirPlay
  • Made for iPod/iPhone/iPad Certified: iPod/iPhone/iPad
  • Supported Apple Devices: 4th gen Nano and above / iPhone, 3G, 3GS, 4 / iPad, iPad2
  • iControlAV Application: iControlAV2 (iPad, iPhone, Android)
  • Supplied iPad/iPhone/iPod A/V Cable
  • iTunes Movie / TV / Video Playback
  • iTunes Album Art
  • iTunes Cover Art
  • YouTube Video Playback
  • Android Audio Playback via USB
  • Internet Radio: vTuner
  • DLNA 1.5 Certified: Yes
  • USB Formats: WAV, MP3, WMA, iPod Digital, JPEG
  • Network Audio Formats: LPCM, WAV 192kHz, MP3, ACC, WMA, FLAC 96kHz

Decoders & Formats

  • Digital Core DSP Engine: TI Aureus
  • iPod Digital Audio
  • 192K/24-Bit DACs: Yes
  • Dolby True HD
  • Dolby Digital plus
  • Dolby Pro-Logic IIz
  • DTS-HD Master Audio
  • DTS 96/24
  • DTS Neo:6

Soundfield Calibration

  • Phase Control: Plus
  • Auto MCACC: Advanced
  • Manual MCACC
  • Standing Wave Control
  • EQ Bands: 9
  • 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: 15 + Headphone Surround
  • Wide Surround
  • Front Stage Surround Advance: Yes (Focus/Wide)
  • Headphone Surround
  • Virtual Surround Back
  • Virtual Height


  • DSD to PCM Converter: Multi-Channel
  • PQLS Jitter Reduction: HDMI Bitstream
  • Dialog Enhancement
  • Advanced Sound Retriever: Multi-Channel / Auto
  • Sound Retriever AIR
  • Digital Noise Reduction
  • Tone Control: 2 Channel
  • Sound Delay (Lip Sync): 10-Frames
  • Speaker A/B
  • Bi-Amp: Front Channel

Video Processing

  • 3-D Ready
  • Audio Return Channel
  • HDMI 36-bit Deep Color
  • HDMI x.v. Color
  • Video Converter to HDMI
  • Video Scaler: Anchor Bay up to 1080p
  • Pure Cinema
  • Video Parameter Adjustments: Advanced Video Adjust - SD Sources Progressive Motion - YNR, Detail, Brightness, Contrast, Hue, Chroma, Black level


  • HDMI Input / Output: 6 In / 1 Out
  • Bluetooth Adapter Port: AS-BT100 or AS-BT200
  • Component Video Input / Output: 2 In / 1 Out
  • iPhone / iPod: Front USB / Composite Video
  • USB Memory Input: Yes (MP3 / WMA / WAV / JPEG)
  • Ethernet Input
  • SIRIUS Satellite Ready
  • Composite A/V Input / Output: 4 In / 1 Out
  • Analog Audio Inputs / Output: 2 In / 1 Out
  • Digital Inputs / Output: 4 In / 1 Out
  • Pre-Amp Outputs: .1 (Sub)
  • Headphone Output
  • Front A/V Inputs: HDMI / USB / Composite Video
  • AM/FM Presets: 63


  • On-Screen Display: GUI with Album Art
  • Multi-Room and Source Output: 2 Zone A/V
  • Zone 2 Sources: BD / TV / Sat / DVR / Video / Home Media Gallery / iPod USB / CD / Tape / Tuner / Adapter Port / Sirius
  • 12 Volt Trigger (Assignable): Yes (2)
  • RS-232C
  • IR Serial Remote In/Out: 1 In / 1 Out
  • Multi-Zone On-Screen Display: Yes
  • Network Firmware Update: Ethernet / USB
  • AVNavigator
  • IP Control for CI
  • Versatile Speaker Configuration: Bi-Amp / Zone 2 / B-Speaker / Surround Back / Front Height / Front Width
  • FL Dimmer
  • Function Rename
  • Remote: Learning
  • Auto Power Down
  • Sleep Timer
  • Operation Mode: Basic / Expert
  • Detachable Power Cord


  • Front Panel: Hairline
  • Large Speaker Terminals: All

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Height: 6.61"
  • Width: 17.13"
  • Depth: 14.27"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 22.04 lbs
  • Shipping: 25 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): Two Years Parts and Labor
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Key Features
90 Watts x 7/ AirPlay/ DLNA Certified 1.5/ Dolby True HD And DTS-HD Master Audio Decoding/ Audio Return Channel/ HDMI 36-Bit Deep Color And x.v. Color/ Anchor Bay Up To 1080p Video Scaler/ TI Aureus Digital Core DSP Engine/ 9 EQ Bands/ Front Channel Bi-Amp/ Black Finish
More reasons to buy the Pioneer VSX-51 from Abt Electronics
  • is an authorized dealer (Learn More).
  • The Pioneer VSX-51 is Brand New.
  • The Pioneer VSX-51 Ships in a Factory Sealed Box.
Watts Per Channel90
AM/FM Preset63
Bluetooth CompatibilityYes
Satellite Radio ReadyYes
3D ReadyYes
iPod CompatibilityYes
Decoders/EncodersDolby True HD, Dolby Digital plus, Dolby Pro-Logic IIz, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS 96/24, DTS Neo:6
Input ConnectorsHDMI, Component, Composite, USB, Analog Audio, Ethernet, Digital Audio, Headphone
Output ConnectorsHDMI, Analog Audio, Digital Audio
THX CertificationNo
Number of HDMI Outputs6
USB PortsYes
Weight (lbs)22.04 lbs
Parts Warranty2 Years
Labor Warranty2 Years


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