Pioneer Launches VSX-933 7.2-Channel Receiver with Dolby Atmos & DTS:X for Under $500

Posted Wed Apr 18, 2018 at 10:50 AM PDT by

The new immersive audio receiver is now shipping.

Pioneer has announced the latest addition to its home audio lineup. The VSX-933 offers 7.2 channel support with Dolby Atmos and DTS:X for an MSRP of $479.

The receiver is rated for 165 W/Ch (6 ohms, 1 kHz, THD 10%, 1-ch driven) or 80 W/ch (8 ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, THD 0.08 %, 2ch Driven, FTC), and uses a Direct Energy design. In addition, the unit offers support for 5.2.2 Dolby Atmos and DTS:X configurations, along with DTS Neural:X and Dolby Surround up-mixing technology. Likewise, the device features a Reflex Optimizer option to enhance the performance of Dolby Atmos-enabled speakers. HDMI connectivity with HDCP 2.2 compatible 4K/60p, 4:4:4, 24-bit, HDR10, HLG, and Dolby Vision video pass-through is integrated as well.

Meanwhile, the VSX-933 also provides Hi-Res audio playback over local network and USB, including support for 192 kHz/24-bit FLAC, WAV, AIFF, and ALAC, along with DSD 2.8 MHz/5.6 MHz. Chromecast built-in, Google Assistant, DTS Play-Fi, FlareConnect, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth are all featured as well. Likewise, users can stream music from services like Amazon Music, Pandora, Spotify, TIDAL, and Deezer. Finally, the receiver incorporates MCACC (Multi-Channel Acoustic Calibration System) for easy speaker setup with an included microphone.

Here's a full rundown of key specs per Pioneer:

- Dolby Atmos®/Dolby Surround Upmixing

- DTS:X®/DTS Neural:X Upmixing

- Supports pass-through for HDR10, HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma), and Dolby Vision signals

- 165 W/ch (6 ohms, 1 kHz, THD 10 %, 1ch Driven)

- 80 W/ch (8 ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, THD 0.08 %, 2ch Driven, FTC)

Pioneer's VSX-933 is rolling out to retailers now for an MSRP of $479 -- though Amazon seems to be incorrectly listing the product for $579 as of press time.

Source: Pioneer

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Tags: Pioneer, Receivers, Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, 4K, HDR, Dolby Vision (all tags)