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Pioneer Unveils New Audio/Visual (AV) Receivers


Today, Pioneer announced their new range of entry-level and mid-range AV receivers – VSX-520, VSX-820, VSX-920, and VSX-1020 – that boast dynamic audio experience for the audiophiles at home.

Read on for more details.

Here’s the news release:-

SINGAPORE, 15 July 2010 – Pioneer today officially launched the latest line of advanced Audio/Visual (AV) receivers suited for a range of fiscally discerning consumers, Pioneer VSX-520, Pioneer VSX-820, Pioneer VSX-920 and Pioneer VSX-1020.

All of Pioneer’s new models are equipped with the latest HDMI version 1.4 and Dolby Pro Logic IIz decoding capable of providing a surreal 3D experience, are enabled to decode HD audio formats including Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio, as well as Dolby Pro logic IIz height channel processing. Using the optional Bluetooth Adapter from Pioneer, each model is also capable of wireless Bluetooth audio streaming to Bluetooth-enabled devices.

Pioneer’s models – the VSX-920 and VSX-1020 – with 7.1 channels offer enhanced iPhone and iPod Touch control and functionality. These models feature ‘Made with iPhone’ certification and, along with the Pioneer iControl AV App, consumers are able to use their iPhone or iPod Touch to fully control the receiver. Both models also feature Pioneer’s proprietary Precision Quartz Lock System (PQLS) and Internet Radio.

All of the new 5.1 channel A/V receivers from Pioneer – VSX-520 and the VSX-820 – feature proprietary audio enhancement whilst the VSX-820 has room calibration technologies that digitally elevate the sound quality experience of compressed audio. Advanced Sound Retriever (ASR) enhances compressed audio files by restoring critical data from iPhone, iPod and other portable media players; delivering a robust music experience that is near CD quality.

All Pioneer models are finished in premium glossy-black and will be available at all authorised retailers from 14th June 2010 onwards. The Pioneer VSX-520 is priced at S$399, VSX-820 at S$699, VSX-920 at S$899, and VSX-1020 at S$1,299.

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