The new Pioneer VSX-831 boasts new and innovative features such as a powerful 5.1-channel receiver; high resolution audio support; 4K and HDR compatibility; an AMK-produced 384 kHz/32-bit DAC; Pioneer’s MCACC unique automatic sound adjustment technology; support for the latest network functions including GoogleCast, Tuneln, Spotify, Deezer, and Tidal; new dual band Wi-Fi and Bluetooth interfaces; and support for a new multi-room audio capability that allows sources connected to the AV receiver to be played back on additional speakers in different rooms. With this in tow, you can enjoy your multimedia anywhere you want to, from whatever source you desire.
On the flip side, you don’t have to go all-in on a high-end AV receiver if all you want to do is to dip your toes in the water. Rather, you can try an entry-level one such as the Pioneer VSX-531 as your home theatre system’s first nexus. While it’s pegged as a starter product, it still manages to offer impressive features like a 5.1-channel receiver, 4K compatibility, MCACC room tuning and Phase Control Technology, built-in Bluetooth module, HD audio support, advanced sound receiver for compressed audio, and USB connectivity for additional inputs. It also comes with an intelligent Eco Mode for automatic adjustment of power consumption when not under load.