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Pioneer Black 5.1 Channel AV Receiver - VSX-823-K

Abt Model: VSX823 | UPC Code: 884938206235
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Pioneer Black 5.1 Channel Networked AV Receiver, Model VSX823

Bring your favorite movies, TV shows and your entire music library to new life with the Pioneer VSX-823 5.1 Channel AV Receiver. With plenty of power and connectivity galore, this Pioneer receiver makes the perfect foundation for a stellar home theater surround sound system, as well as a hub for all of your digital content.

Powerful and Precise Sound

With 80 watts of power driving each of the five discrete channels, you can crank up the volume with the Pioneer VSX-823 for a theater-like experience. A full complement of decoding formats, including Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Pro-Logic IIz and DTS-HD Master Audio, give you genuine 5.1 surround sound with truly lossless audio. Every sound, from the softest whisper to loudest explosion, will sound exactly as it was intended when created. To ensure your system always sounds its best, the VSX-823 receiver features the Pioneer MCACC System, which can intelligently self-calibrate your speakers and optimize their sound for your specific room.

Connectivity Options Abound

A wealth of inputs allow you to link virtually any device to the Pioneer VSX-823, giving you high definition sound for all of your entertainment sources. Six HDMI inputs offer connectivity for a DVR, Blu-Ray Player, video game systems and more. The Pioneer VSX receiver line can pass through both 3D and 4K UHDTV signals, making the VSX-823 compatible with the most cutting-edge broadcast standards. Up front, a Made For iPhone Certified USB lets you plug in nearly any iOS device and play music through your Pioneer receiver. That same port will also accept any standard flash drive, with the receiver decoding most popular digital music formats.

Cut the Cord On Your Music

If you think that wires are a remnant of 20th Century technology, you'll be pleased at the wireless connection options that the Pioneer VSX-823 offers. Support for Apple Airplay lets you wirelessly stream music from your iPhone, iPod or iTunes right to the receiver. HTC Connect offers a similar functionality for the Android users with HTC smartphones. All other Android users can take advantage of the Pioneer ControlApp, which beams music from any smartphone to the receiver. As an added bonus, ControlApp also functions as a remote, letting you control all basic functions of the VSX-823. Built in Pandora® and vTuner® internet radio services round out the receiver's internet-connected bonus features.

Key Features:

  • 80 Watts Power Output Per Channel (20Hz-20kHz,.08%THD@8ohm)
  • 5 – Channel Discrete Amplifier Design
  • 3D and 4K Ultra HD Pass-through
  • iAirPlay® and HTC ConnectTM Music Streaming
  • Pandora® and vTuner® Music Services Built-In
  • 6 HDMI® Inputs with MHL® 2.0 Compatibility



  • Channels: 5
  • Amplification Type: Direct Energy
  • 140 W/ch (6 ohms 1 kHz 1 % 1ch Driven)
  • 80 W/ch (20 Hz – 20 kHz, THD 0.08 % @ 8 ohms FTC)


  • Dolby® TrueHD®/Pro Logic® II/Dolby Digital® Plus
  • DTS-HD® Master Audio/DTS Neo:6
  • Digital Core Engine with Texas Instruments Aureus® DSP
  • 192 kHz/24-bit DAC
  • HDMI® Audio Return Channel (ARC)
  • Pioneer Auto MCACC® Room Calibration
  • Pioneer Sound Enhancements
    • Phase Control
    • Advanced Sound Retriever® (2ch)
    • Auto Level Control (2ch)
  • Advanced Surround Modes
    • Action, Drama, Advanced Game, Sports, Classical, Rock/Pop
    • Front Stage Surround, Extended Stereo
    • Phones Surround
    • ECO Mode 1, ECO Mode 2


  • HDMI® 6 in/1 out
  • 3D Ready (Blu-ray DiscTM, Broadcast, and Games)
  • Deep Color (36-bit), x.v. ColorTM
  • Ultra HD (4K) Pass-Through

Home Network

  • AirPlay Wireless Audio
  • DLNA Certified® (1.5)
  • HTC Connect Certified
  • Compatible with Windows® 7
  • Music File Playback via LAN/USB (AIFF, Apple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, MP3, WMA, AAC)
    • 192 kHz/24-Bit Audio playback (AIFF, WAV, FLAC)
  • Gapless Playback for AIFF, Apple Lossless, WAV, and FLAC
  • Pandora® Internet Radio*
  • Internet Radio with vTuner®


  • iPod® Digital Transmission via Front USB Terminal
  • AndroidTM Audio/Video Playback with MHL® 2.0
  • Charges iPod, iPhone®, and iPad®
  • ControlApp** Ready (iOS and Android OS)
  • Air Jam App** Ready (iOS and Android OS) (optional AS-BT200 adapter required)
    • Share music and create playlists via Bluetooth® connection
  • Firmware Update via USB
  • Graphical User Interface (GUI) with Album Artwork (HDMI only)
  • Simple Status Overlay
  • Auto Power Down
  • Power Save for HDMI Standby Through
  • AM/FM Tuner 30 Presets
  • Sleep Timer
  • Preset Remote Control


Rear Terminals

  • HDMI 5 in/1 out
  • Ethernet 1 in
  • AV (Composite) 2 in
  • Audio 1 in (assignable)
  • Digital Coaxial 1 in (assignable)
  • Digital Optical 1 in (assignable)
  • Monitor Composite 1 out
  • Preout 1 SW out
  • Speaker 5 ch out
  • Bluetooth® Adapter Port for AS-BT200

Front Terminals

  • HDMI 1 in (assignable, MHL compatible)
  • USB 1 in for iPod, iPhone, and iPad, or USB drive
  • Video (Composite) 1 in for iPod, Phone, and iPad
  • MCACC Setup MIC in
  • Headphone 1 out


  • Power Requirements: AC 120 V 60 Hz
  • Power Consumption/Standby with HDMI Control off: 450 W/0.1 W

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Height: 6.63"
  • Width: 17.13"
  • Depth: 13.06"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 18.68 lbs
  • Shipping: 22 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): 2 Year Parts and Labor
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Key Features
80 Watts Power Output At 8 Ohm/ 3D And 4K Ultra HD Pass-Through/ iAirPlay And HTC Connect Music Streaming/ Pandora And vTuner Music Services Built-In/ 6 HDMI Inputs With MHL 2.0 Compatibility/ Dolby TrueHD And DTS-HD Master Audio Decoding/ Digital Core Engine With Texas Instruments Aureus DSP/ 192 kHz/24-Bit DAC/ HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC)/ Deep Color (36-Bit)/ x.v. Color/ AirPlay Wireless Audio/ DLNA/ Black Finish
More reasons to buy the Pioneer VSX-823-K from Abt Electronics
  • Abt.com is an authorized dealer (Learn More).
  • The Pioneer VSX-823-K is Brand New.
  • The Pioneer VSX-823-K Ships in a Factory Sealed Box.
Apple AirPlayYes
Watts Per Channel80
AM/FM PresetYes
Bluetooth CompatibilityYes
Satellite Radio ReadyNo
3D ReadyYes
iPod CompatibilityYes
Decoders/EncodersDolby TrueHD/Pro Logic IIz/Dolby Digital Plus, DTS-HD Master Audio/DTS Neo:6
Input ConnectorsHDMI, Composite, Coaxial, Optical, Analog Audio, USB, Ethernet
Output ConnectorsHDMI, Monitor Composite, Preout, Headphone
THX CertificationNo
Number of HDMI Outputs1
USB Ports1
Weight (lbs)18.68
Parts Warranty2 Years
Labor Warranty2 Years


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