Pioneer VSX-522-K 5.1-Channel A/V Receiver for iPhone/iPod

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Pioneer VSX-522-K 5.1-Channel A/V Receiver for iPhone/iPod
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The Pioneer VSX-522-K 5.1-Channel A/V Receiver for iPhone/iPod provides 400W of clear audio reproduction and state-of-the-art technology. It's the perfect entry-level receiver to let you experience Pioneer's heritage of quality sound reproduction and innovative technology in your home system. The Pioneer receiver seamlessly brings your iTunes music library where you want it: your living room. Plus the front panel USB port is ready for the newest sources for music: smartphones, tablets, most Android devices and thumb drives, and has been upgraded to handle CD quality, uncompressed 48KHz/16-bit MP3, WMA and AAC files. The VSX-522-K supports the latest high-definition audio formats like Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio to give your Blu-ray Disc soundtracks unsurpassed audio quality. Pioneer also includes all Dolby and DTS surround formats best suited for the wide variety of available entertainment sources, including the newest Dolby Pro Logic IIz height channel.

About this item

The Pioneer VSX-522-K 5.1-Channel A/V Receiver for iPhone/iPod provides 400W of clear audio reproduction and state-of-the-art technology. It's the perfect entry-level receiver to let you experience Pioneer's heritage of quality sound reproduction and innovative technology in your home system. The Pioneer receiver seamlessly brings your iTunes music library where you want it: your living room. Plus the front panel USB port is ready for the newest sources for music: smartphones, tablets, most Android devices and thumb drives, and has been upgraded to handle CD quality, uncompressed 48KHz/16-bit MP3, WMA and AAC files. The VSX-522-K supports the latest high-definition audio formats like Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio to give your Blu-ray Disc soundtracks unsurpassed audio quality. Pioneer also includes all Dolby and DTS surround formats best suited for the wide variety of available entertainment sources, including the newest Dolby Pro Logic IIz height channel.

Pioneer VSX-522-K 5.1-Channel A/V Receiver for iPhone/iPod:

  • 5.1-channel 3D-ready A/V receiver
  • 80W/channel
  • Made for iPhone/iPod
  • Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Pro Logic IIz and Dolby Digital Plus
  • DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS-ES and DTS Neo:6
  • 4 x HDMI inputs with 3D, arc and standby through mode
  • Auto level control
  • The Pioneer 5.1 Channel AV Receiver has a built-in AM/FM tuner with 30 presets
  • Pioneer VSX-522-K 5.1-Channel A/V Receiver for iPhone/iPod includes remote

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Specifications

Primary Color: Black
Battery Type: Does Not Contain a Battery
Multi Pack Indicator: No
Model No.: VSX-522-K
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 22.55
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 20.5 x 17.4 x 9.6
Assembled in Country of Origin: Imported
Origin of Components: Imported
Walmart No.: 551789336
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Comparison Table

Features
Features
Front Inputs
Front Inputs
Control
Control
Network
Network
Video Processing
Video Processing
PC Audio Network
PC Audio Network
Audio Processing
Audio Processing
PC Audio USB
PC Audio USB
iPad / iPhone Certified
iPad / iPhone Certified
HDMI Inputs
HDMI Inputs
Wireless Options
Wireless Options
HTC Connect
HTC Connect
AV Navigator
AV Navigator
AirPlay
AirPlay
On-Screen Display
On-Screen Display
Power 20Hz 20kHz, .08% THD, 8 ohm
Power 20Hz 20kHz, .08% THD, 8 ohm
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VSX-522-K
 
USB
USB
SR Remote
SR Remote
-
-
-
-
-
-
Auto MCACC / Phase Control / Sound Retriever
Auto MCACC / Phase Control / Sound Retriever
48kHz / 16-Bit WMA / MP3 / AAC
48kHz / 16-Bit WMA / MP3 / AAC
iPhone
iPhone
4
4
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Composite Analog Only
Composite Analog Only
80 watts x 5
80 watts x 5
VSX-822-K
 
USB / V (iPod)
USB / V (iPod)
ControlAPP
ControlAPP
Windows 7 / DLNA 1.5 / Pandora / vTuner
Windows 7 / DLNA 1.5 / Pandora / vTuner
-
-
192kHZ / 24-Bit FLAC and WAV
192kHZ / 24-Bit FLAC and WAV
Auto MCACC / Phase Control / Sound Retriever AIR
Auto MCACC / Phase Control / Sound Retriever AIR
192kHZ / 24-Bit FLAC and WAV
192kHZ / 24-Bit FLAC and WAV
Yes (USB / Video Cable Included)
Yes (USB / Video Cable Included)
6
6
Bluetooth (AS-BT200)
Bluetooth (AS-BT200)
Yes
Yes
-
-
Yes
Yes
Network GUI with Album Art / Others OSD / HDMI Only
Network GUI with Album Art / Others OSD / HDMI Only
80 watts x 5
80 watts x 5
VSX-1022-K
 
USB / V (iPod)
USB / V (iPod)
ControlAPP
ControlAPP
Windows 7 / DLNA 1.5 / Pandora / vTuner
Windows 7 / DLNA 1.5 / Pandora / vTuner
Conversion to HDMI 1080p Scaler
Conversion to HDMI 1080p Scaler
192kHZ / 24-Bit FLAC and WAV
192kHZ / 24-Bit FLAC and WAV
Auto MCACC / Phase Control / Sound Retriever / Versatile Speaker Configuration
Auto MCACC / Phase Control / Sound Retriever / Versatile Speaker Configuration
192kHZ / 24-Bit FLAC and WAV
192kHZ / 24-Bit FLAC and WAV
Yes (USB / Video Cable Included)
Yes (USB / Video Cable Included)
6
6
Bluetooth (AS-BT200)
Bluetooth (AS-BT200)
Yes
Yes
-
-
Yes
Yes
Network GUI with Album Art / Others OSD / HDMI Only
Network GUI with Album Art / Others OSD / HDMI Only
80 watts x 7
80 watts x 7
VSX-1122-K
 
USB / V (iPod) / HDMI
USB / V (iPod) / HDMI
iControlAV2012
iControlAV2012
Windows 7 / DLNA 1.5 / Pandora / vTuner / SiriusXM
Windows 7 / DLNA 1.5 / Pandora / vTuner / SiriusXM
Qdeo / Advanced Video Adjust / Stream Smoother / 1080p/24fps scaler
Qdeo / Advanced Video Adjust / Stream Smoother / 1080p/24fps scaler
192kHZ / 24-Bit FLAC and WAV
192kHZ / 24-Bit FLAC and WAV
Advanced MCACC / Auto Phase Control Plus / Auto Sound Retriever / Hi-Bit 24 / Virtual speakers and Modes
Advanced MCACC / Auto Phase Control Plus / Auto Sound Retriever / Hi-Bit 24 / Virtual speakers and Modes
192kHZ / 24-Bit FLAC and WAV
192kHZ / 24-Bit FLAC and WAV
Yes (USB / Video Cable Included)
Yes (USB / Video Cable Included)
7 (6 Rear and 1 Front)
7 (6 Rear and 1 Front)
Bluetooth (AS-BT200)/ Wireless Network (AS-WL300)
Bluetooth (AS-BT200)/ Wireless Network (AS-WL300)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
GUI with Album Art HDMI Only
GUI with Album Art HDMI Only
90 watts x 7
90 watts x 7
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Customer Reviews | 18 reviews | 4.1 out of 5

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18 reviews | 4.1 out of 5

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18 reviews | 4.1 out of 5

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Great price, great quality
5/30/2013

Customer review by Jeffresito

5.0 stars 5/30/2013 by Jeffresito
by Jeffresito

This is a great receiver for a great price. The sound quality and channel separation is great.

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Phoenix
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:45 - 54
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Gender:Male
Usage:Every day
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The Pioneer A/V Receiver is Awesome!
9/16/2013

Customer review by WaterDove

5.0 stars 9/16/2013 by WaterDove
by WaterDove

This receiver like I said is awesome, the first thing you need to do is put the CD into your computer, I printed my book out, which is best. I did find that I could not use my other speakers, even though they were from a prior 1000 watt system, they weren't the right Ohms, so I purchased an entire speaker system with sub woofer, and for better sound buy professional speaker wire, as for the amount of speaker wire needed depends on how your setting up your speakers, for my set up I had to buy 150 ft for the size of the room the system is in. For anyone out there that is hard of hearing, you can program the speakers for the voices, and with the speakers I purchased I was even able to have voice sounds come out the rear speakers as well, with the bass controls on the sub woofer is awesome in itself, then add the bass this Receiver offers and you'll have mega thundering bass, you'll feel it through the floors, and everything is crystal clear. just make sure you don't buy a cheap speaker system. Using this Receiver with an HDMI T.V. is the best, you can do so much with this Receiver it's unreal and I love it, and I won't be returning it. If you can afford to buy separate components then this is a must have, you'll hear things in any movies that you have watched before in a whole new concept you'll hear things you didn't even know was in the movies before, I even play my Mp 3 music through this unit, it does everything I need it to do, and if you play Star War movies you'll feel the fighters ships are in the room. You don't need to have the system loud to hear everything. The unit is a bit tricky to set up make sure you read the book carefully, and if you find you cannot do it yourself get help from a friend or even call Pioneer and they will help you out, just go slowly in hooking your system up read, read, read the book on the CD. and have high end cables, to get the most from the system

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Reading PA
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:45 - 54
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Gender:Female
Usage:Every day
Entry Level Receiver
5/24/2013

Customer review by SkiNH2

5.0 stars 5/24/2013 by SkiNH2
by SkiNH2

I purchased this to power a set of outdoor speakers. After looking around and reading the reviews it seemed like a good deal, even though I was originally looking for just a stereo receiver. I have a higher end Pioneer for my TV room, so I was familiar with the setup which definitely helps. It did throw me for a couple of loops though. For example, you must use component or RCA video to the TV to get the onscreen menu to work. Don't immediately connect DVI out to the TV and wonder why it's blank (as I did for 20 minutes). Take the time and load the CD onto your PC to work through the setup instructions. 20 minutes up front will save you lots of frustration later. Even though I had done it before (a year or so ago), there were lots of differences in this model. I was never able to get the optical connection to work with my Apple TV box, but the box worked fine through a DVI connection. Sound/Power is fine for the money and I'm able to power a pair of TIC outdoor GS3's without any problem.

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SkiNH2
Nashua NH
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:45 - 54
Ownership:1 week or less
Gender:Male
Usage:Every few days
Excellent product
7/3/2013

Customer review by RBink

5.0 stars 7/3/2013 by RBink
by RBink

Exceeded my expectations....Set up was a little challenging, but I'm an old analog guy...

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RBink
Oldmar, FL
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:55 - 64
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Gender:Male
Usage:Every day
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Not designed for a casual stereo set-up
8/15/2013

Customer review by LikeMyMusic

3.0 stars 8/15/2013 by LikeMyMusic
by LikeMyMusic

I found that to get balanced sound especially in the low bass region, you must plan on using a subwoofer. It would not provide any usable bass frequencies to the front (left/right) stereo full range speakers no matter what settings that were input during the set-up for the receiver. I also found the FM radio tuner to be weak compared to other FM radio receivers in my home. I believe that if the main purpose is to use as a home theater A/V receiver, then it would be a good choice using the full 5.1 speaker system! But I do not believe it will provide a satisfying full range sound without a subwoofer as part of the system set-up. Because I had planned to use it as a stereo for music, and did not plan to add a subwoofer, I returned the receiver. I did find the USB port very satisfying, and the remote control of the connected iPod worked great! I was just disappointed in the lack of bass without a subwoofer connected.

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El Dorado, KS
Would recommend to a friend? No
Age:55 - 64
Ownership:1 week or less
Gender:Male
Usage:Never
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