Pioneer VSX-524-K 700W 5.1-Ch. 4K Ultra HD and 3D Pass-Through Receiver
    Product # 14203
    Pioneer VSX-524-K 700W 5.1-Ch. 4K Ultra HD and 3D Pass-Through Receiver
    Product # 14203
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    Pioneer VSX-524-K 700W 5.1-Ch. 4K Ultra HD and 3D Pass-Through Receiver

    With 140 Watts (1 kHz 1 % THD @ 6 Ohms) 1ch Driven or 80 Watts (20Hz-20kHz .08% THD @ 8 Ohms) per channel of clear audio reproduction and advanced new technologies such as 4K Ultra-High Definition Pass Through and an energy-saving ECO Mode, the new VSX-524-K is the perfect entry-level receiver to introduce Pioneer’s heritage of quality sound reproduction and innovative technology in your home entertainment system.


    A Resolution Revolution
    Offering 4 HDMI inputs, the VSX-524-K handles 4K2K Ultra HD video at 60 frames per seconds. 4K Ultra HD is the latest high-definition video display format, with four times the resolution of 1080p. Ready to deliver 4K Ultra HD video signals to a compatible display, the Pioneer VSX-524-K supports home theater systems dedicated to producing the highest quality picture available today.
    The VSX-524-K provides connectivity for all your sources like Blu-ray DiscTM players, cable boxes, and gaming consoles. All four HDMI inputs support both 3D and new 4k Ultra HD content. Convenience features, such as, HDMI Standby Through is also supported allowing for your sources (cable box etc.) to pass through the receiver to the television even when it is in standby mode.
    Ready Connectivity
    Continuing to lead the way in Apple® connectivity, the VSX-524-K’s front USB input now supports music playback and control for the new iPhone® 5 and iPad mini. VSX-524-K effortlessly brings all your entertainment sources together. Plug in a thumb drive into the front panel USB port and play back all your favorite music files, like MP3, WMA and AAC files.
    Multi-Channel Acoustic Calibration (MCACC)
    The VSX-524-K features Pioneer's exclusive Multi-Channel Acoustic Calibration system (MCACC), providing an optimized multi-channel listening experience by measuring every speaker's connection, noting its size and distance from the listening point, sound levels and timbre in order to calibrate, customize and maximize performance specifically for your room.
    Eco Mode
    The new, energy-saving ECO Mode found on all 2014 Pioneer AV receivers goes far beyond the conventional wisdom about "green" electronics, with a standby power consumption of only 0.1 watt when enabled. Our ECO Mode offers all of the convenience features of today’s modern AV receivers, including Network Standby and HDMI CEC support, while reducing power consumption in both on and standby modes, you can feel better about your entertainment experience without sacrificing power or features.
    The intelligent ECO Mode analyzes your sources in real time, adjusting power consumption accordingly to meet your needs, or you can choose the power-saving settings that are right for you.
    Powerful Sound Control
    The VSX-524-K supports the latest high-definition audio formats like Dolby® TrueHD® and DTS-HD® Master Audio to give your Blu-ray Disc soundtracks unsurpassed audio quality. Pioneer also includes all Dolby and DTS surround formats best suited for the wide variety of available entertainment sources, including online streaming services, such as Netflix® and Vudu®.
    Amplifier Design Discrete Direct Energy
    Channels 5.1
    Power Output: Watts per Channel (20Hz-20kHz,.08%THD@8ohm 2ch Driven) 80 Watts
    Power Output: Watts per Channel (1kHz,1%THD@6ohm 1ch Driven) 140 Watts
    Estimated Power Consumption/Standby with HDMI Control off 415 W/0.1 W (standby)
    Digital Core DSP Engine Texas Instruments Aureus
    Audio DACs 192K/24Bit
    Audio Processing -
    iPod Digital Audio Yes
    Music File Playback 48kHz / 16-Bit MP3, WMA, ACC Via USB
    High-Definition Copy Protection (HDCP) 1.4
    Dolby Atmos -
    Dolby True HD Yes
    Dolby Digital Plus Yes
    Dolby Pro-Logic IIz Yes
    DTS-HD Master Audio Yes
    DTS Neo:6 -
    HDMI SACD Transfer 2 Channel
    Phase Control Yes
    MCACC Standard
    MCACC Memory 1
    Standing Wave Control -
    EQ Bands 5-Band
    Symmetric EQ Yes
    X-Curve -
    Distance Adjustment 0.1 Feet
    Polarity Check -
    Auto Subwoofer Crossover -
    PC Display -
    Auto Surround Yes
    Stream Direct Yes (Direct, Pure Direct)
    Advanced Surround 9+1
    Wide Surround -
    Front Stage Surround Advance Yes
    Headphone Surround Yes
    4K Ultra HD Pass-Through Yes
    4K Ultra HD Video Scaler -
    3-D Ready Yes
    Audio Return Channel Yes
    HDMI Standby Through Yes with Input Switch / Last Memory
    HDMI 36-bit Deep Color Yes
    HDMI x.v. Color Yes
    Video Processor -
    Video Converter to HDMI -
    HDMI to HDMI Video Scaler -
    Component Video Scaler -
    Composite Video Scaler -
    Pure Cinema I/P Converter -
    Advanced Video Adjustment -
    3D Noise Reduction -
    Super Resolution -
    HDMI Input / Output 4 In (Rear) / 1 Out
    MHL 2 -
    Wi-Fi Built-In -
    Bluetooth Built-In -
    Wireless Adapter Port -
    Bluetooth Adapter Port -
    Component Video Input / Output -
    Composite A/V Input / Output 2 In
    iPod/ iPhone Front USB
    USB Terminal Front USB
    Ethernet Input -
    Analog Audio Inputs / Output 3 in (1 Assignable)
    Digital Audio Inputs / Output 2 in
    Pre-Amp Output .1 ch (SW)
    Headphone Output Yes
    Front A/V Inputs USB (Audio Only)
    Power Save for HDMI Stand-by Through Yes
    AM/FM Presets 30 Preset AM / FM Tuner
    W x H x D (inches) 17.13 x 6.61 x 13.07
    Weight 18.25 lbs


    12 Reviews

    65% of the reviewers recommend this product


    Pioneer AV Receiver VSX-524

    • John Pederson,
    •  Novato, CA 
    • 8/31/2016 9:25:07 AM

    Pros: HDMI ready. Improved speaker connectors from past Pioneer models.

    Cons: Could use another couple of RCA inputs for people like me with too much equipment!

    This AV Receiver is a great value and sounds wonderful. I've bought two because I liked the first one so much I got another for my office. The auto-speaker level setup is amazing.

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    Great Receiver

    • Jim Houser,
    •  Omaha, NE 
    • 8/30/2016 8:17:50 AM

    Pros: auto-room correction system works fantastic.

    Cons: none

    Extremely good value. Sounds great, easy to setup, very happy with the purchase. Thank you!

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    Great at this price

    • Scott Bayes,
    •  Bellingham, WA 
    • 7/19/2016 4:53:40 PM

    Pros: Inexpensive.
    Drives the 80W 2-way bookshelf speakers nicely

    Cons: Cheap feel to the construction, e.g. feet are obviously plastic even from 6 ft away.
    Requires Composite video to TV in order to display A/V menus.

    On sale at $140, this can't be beat. Using in my bedroom with a pair of bookshelf speakers as a simple stereo, fed by Apple Airport Express from either iPad or my iMac. May never add surround sound, center speakers, or subwoofer, as it's fine as is.
    I'm not sending it any video, only audio, but have a small TV attached to display the menusover COMPOSITE video!!! :-(
    Mechanical construction seems relatively low-quality, slightly tacky look to it. Electronics seems good.

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    Cancellations Will Cost You Big

    • Krowe4,
    •  Lowell, NC 
    • 7/16/2016 11:09:27 AM

    Pros: AV Receiver looks good., however, reviews look very spotty. Do lots of research before you buy. Better AVs are available but they will cost you lots more money.

    Cons: Monoprice cancellation policy requires them to ship their merchandise after the point it has been purchased. There is no possibility of cancelling the shipment so if you buy this product, it will cost you quite a bit of money to return it if you need to for any reason since Monoprice does not cover that cost and will not stop a shipment even if the customer requests it before the product has shipped out. It's a very poor customer process and should be improved.

    I purchased this product by mistake and immediately tried to correct this issue by canceling the order but Monoprice would not permit it even though the product had not been shipped and would not ship for 3 more days. They have a very inflexible process that will cost you big if you buy this product by mistake as I did or later decide that you don't want this product. This cost me for $27 to ship it back. Better to buy at Amazon or a local retail outlet where you have other options if you need to return the mechandise. I'm not likely to purchase from Monoprice again due to their policy concerning cancellations.

    by Monoprice Administrator
    Hello Krowe,

    Thank you for your review and I am truly sorry for the inconvenience, you've encountered with the return process. We do do our best to accommodate your issue have you already returned the item to us? Please let me know so I can see your order accordingly. Thank you!
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    Worked great, while it worked....

    • Brett G,
    •  San Francisco, CA 
    • 3/16/2016 9:00:04 AM

    Pros: Easy setup

    Cons: Broke in less than 4 months

    This receiver was initially great. Pretty easy installation out of the box, no issues, good sound. However, a little over three months of use and 2 of the HDMI ports have now failedno sound or video. Based on reviews elsewhere, it looks like this is a common problem, and it sounds like Pioneer has terrible customer service based on other reviews. Total bummer.

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