Pioneer launches VSX-531D AV amplifier with DAB radio

Pioneer has launched the VSX-531D amplifier, which is basically the VSX-531 with the addition of DAB radio. The entry-level amp supports both DAB and DAB+ standards, so should be futureproofed.

Other than that, it's pretty much identical to its predecessor. But considering the original amp earned four out of five stars in our review, that's no bad thing.

It supports Ultra HD, HDR, and HDCP 2.2 video pass-through for all your entertainment needs. Bluetooth also comes as standard, for wireless streaming from a phone or tablet.

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The 5.1 channel receiver packs 130W of power per channel, and supports Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio surround sound on Blu-ray discs. The result? Films will sound exactly as the sound engineer intended.

The device is aimed at home cinema enthusiasts looking to take a step up from a soundbar.

The VSX-531D is available now, priced £350.

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Joe Svetlik

Joe has been writing about tech for 17 years, first on staff at T3 magazine, then in a freelance capacity for Stuff, The Sunday Times Travel Magazine, Men's Health, GQ, The Mirror, Trusted Reviews, TechRadar and many more (including What Hi-Fi?). His specialities include all things mobile, headphones and speakers that he can't justifying spending money on.