The firm's new VSX series – available to purchase from authorised retailers from June – is led by the 7.2 channel VSX-924 (above, £499) with 150W per channel and two subwoofer outputs.
Meanwhile, the 5.2 channel VSX-824 (£349) and VSX-529 (£299) will offer 130W per channel, along with the 5.1 VSX-424 (£229). The 5.1 VSX-329 (£199) offers 105W per channel.
Pioneer says the full range will provide 4K @50/60 support for four times the resolution of 1080p and HDMI 2.0, passing through signals – including 60p video – to TVs or projectors.
On the audio front, the VSX-924 (above), VSX-824 and VSX-529 will include the ability to play high-res Apple Lossless, AIFF, WAV and FLAC file formats both through USB or from a network.
The VSX-924 also comes with the ability to handle DSD files and multi-channel 96kHz, 24-bit 5.0 and 5.1 FLAC and WAV files, in addition to the standard formats such as MP3 and AAC.
In terms of connectivity, the VSX-529 offers Apple AirPlay, MHL, HTC Connect and DLNA certification, as well as Bluetooth compatibility – albeit through a separately available adaptor.
Meanwhile, the VSX-824 has integrated Bluetooth aptX support to offer CD-quality streaming and the VSX-924 also boasts a new wi-fi adaptor to enhance its wireless streaming offer.
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All three of the higher-end models come with Spotify Connect and vTuner, while also working with the free Pioneer iControlAV5 app – available from both the App Store and Google Play.
And the whole range – except the VSX-239 – features Multi-Channel Acoustic Calibration Room EQ, which Pioneer says "compensates for differences in speaker size, level and distance".
by Pete Hayman