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VSX1131

PIONEER
VSX1131
Black Atmos AV Receiver

  • Dolby Atmos uses a certified amplifier and speakers to project a full 360 degree surround sound from both above and around the room.
  • DTS:X is the object-based surround sound format that is designed to work with a variety of speaker configurations to provide an immersive surround sound experience.
  • With advanced upscaling technology, this product ensures that you'll still get the best out of your picture quality if you upgrade your television to an Ultra HD 4K model.
  • Bluetooth is for more than just hands-free headsets! Play music wirelessly to this unit from almost any phone or tablet, and many laptops too.
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  • This unit has HDMI inputs meaning it can act as a switching hub for Blu-ray players, set-top-boxes, games consoles and more. It also features two outputs, for different TVs or projectors.
  • If you have a wireless network at home, this unit can hook up to it straight away, without you having to connect additional cables or buy a
  • USB sockets allow you to do all sorts of things. Most commonly you can play media stored on a flash drive, but some units can record to one too or connect accessories like video-calling cameras.
Dolby Atmos uses a certified amplifier and speakers to project a full 360 degree surround sound from both above and around the room.
DTS:X is the object-based surround sound format that is designed to work with a variety of speaker configurations to provide an immersive surround sound experience.
With advanced upscaling technology, this product ensures that you'll still get the best out of your picture quality if you upgrade your television to an Ultra HD 4K model.
Bluetooth is for more than just hands-free headsets! Play music wirelessly to this unit from almost any phone or tablet, and many laptops too.
This unit has HDMI inputs meaning it can act as a switching hub for Blu-ray players, set-top-boxes, games consoles and more. It also features two outputs, for different TVs or projectors.
If you have a wireless network at home, this unit can hook up to it straight away, without you having to connect additional cables or buy a "dongle" or other accessory.
USB sockets allow you to do all sorts of things. Most commonly you can play media stored on a flash drive, but some units can record to one too or connect accessories like video-calling cameras.

(For more features refer to the specification table below.)

RRP £549 SAVE £200

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Packed full of exciting new tech, such as FireConnect and Google Cast, the Pioneer VSX1131 takes AV receivers to a whole new level of 'smart'

Top quality DAC for Hi-Res Audio support

At the heart of the Pioneer is brand new 32 bit/384kHz DAC (Digital to Analogue Convertor) from AKM. This not only provides a transparent and life-like sound but also facilitates the playback of High Resolution audio formats. The VSX-1131 is compatible with a wide range of HD audio formats, including DSD 5.6 MHz and FLAC 192kHz-24-bit for exceptional sound quality.

Ready for DTS:X
DTS:X is the flagship processor from this highly respected tech company. It literally pushes the boundaries of what you can expect from home cinema. This highly sophisticated processor renders images in three dimensions that conventional processing can't match. It also offers other advantages such as the ability to boost the spatial effect of conventional DTS and easily adapts with your existing speaker configuration.

Dolby Atmos
Optimised for Dolby Atmos, you can be amongst the first to experience the wonder of Dolby Atmos in your own home. Producing a multi-dimensional and totally immersive sound, Dolby Atmos has been hailed as the greatest advance in surround sound for 20 years - so don't miss out!

Google Cast for seamless streaming
New to the Pioneer VSX1131 is Google Cast. Using the same technology behind Google's Chromecast, you can use your mobile device to cast your favourite music, radio, or podcasts to your speakers. You can control the audio from anywhere in your home using Cast-enabled apps running on your personal device, be it iPhone, iPad, Android phone or tablet, Mac or Windows laptop, or Chromebook.

New FireConnect (coming soon!)
Another exciting new feature for the VSX1131 is support for FireConnect, Powered by Blackfire. This cutting-edge wireless technology gives multi-source, multi-room interaction between compatible devices, making it simple to set up a wireless multi-room system that also streams HD audio and will include video in the future. With our homes becoming ever 'smarter' this is the technology to integrate it all together.

UltraHD, 4K upscaling and HDR support
Helping to make the VSX1131 compatible with the very latest tech, Pioneer have sought to meet the highest specifications possible. Not only is it compatible with 4K TV but also the enhanced HDR (High Dynamic Range) tech. Support for HDCP2.2 means you can use it with the latest UHD Blu-ray players, giving stunning levels of picture clarity. 'Super Resolution' 4K upscaling lets you upscale standard Blu-rays to a resolution that makes the most of your 4K TV, for even crisper detail.

Wi-Fi with Spotify and AirPlay
Connect via Ethernet or wi-fi to your home network and gain access to a whole new world of entertainment. From here you'll be able to access a massive range of Internet radio stations plus music services such as the hugely popular Spotify and Deezer. There's also AirPlay, making it easier than ever to stream from your Apple iOS devices, too.

Easy set-up
Despite packing so much tech in, the VSX1131 is easy to set-up and use. Pioneer's unique MCACC (Multi-Channel Acoustic Calibration) system tunes the receiver to the size of listening room and speaker placement, at the touch of a button. A brand new feature, 'Reflex Optimizer' enhances object-based audio reproduction to make the most of Dolby Atmos enabled speaker systems.

Transform not just the sound of your AV but also how it interacts with the rest of your smart tech. The VSX1131 shows the future of AV, today.

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Picture
Picture Features
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Upscaling
Does the AV receiver feature upscaling? This improves the picture quality of all sources by increasing the number of lines via the HDMI output. 4K is currently the highest resolution followed by 1080p and then 1080i.
4K
3D Ready
Are the HDMI sockets able to pass through 3D signals?
Yes
Sound
Sound Features
+
Channels
The number of channels. 2 or 2.1 systems are used by stereo receivers. 5.1 is the basic surround standard. 6.1 adds a rear centre. 7.1 adds side effect speakers. 9.1 adds further 'high' front effect speakers. .2 adds a second subwoofer for more even, balanced bass. 5.2.1 etc show Atmos channels.
7.2/5.2.2
Power Output
Maximum power output per channel - RMS into 8 ohms
160 x 7 (6 ohms)
Dolby ProLogic/Surround
Dolby analogue surround sound system - for TV and video. Pro-Logic II features stereo effect rears, whilst Pro-Logic IIx can output in 6.1 or 7.1. Pro-Logic IIz is the latest system and enables greater flexibility in expanding a 5.1 playback system to 7.1, or a 7.1 system to 9.1. Surround is the new version of Pro-Logic II.
ProLogic IIx
Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital Surround works from a digital source such as DVD player or Blu-ray player.
Yes
Dolby HD
High Definition Dolby decoding that is designed to get the very best from high resolution sources such as Blu-ray.
Yes
DTS
Digital Theatre System - a rival to Dolby Digital.
Yes
DTS HD
DTS-HD High Resolution Audio delivers sound even more accurate and consistent than standard DTS. It has been designed to extract the most from HD-DVD and Blu-ray. DTS-HD Master Audio takes this one step further and is capable of delivering audio that is bit-for-bit identical to the original.
Yes
DTS:X
The current flagship DTS processor. Like Dolby Atmos it renders sound in a more immersive fashion. Unlike Atmos, it doesn't require a specific speaker configuration.
Yes
THX
THX certification ensures a high standard of performance. Select, Select2 and Select2 Plus certify small systems while Ultra, Ultra2 and Ultra2 Plus certify home cinema systems designed to be used in larger rooms. "2" is the current standard with "2 Plus" adding additional THX technologies such as loudness level control.
No
HDMI Audio
Does the HDMI interface carry multi-channel audio? Only newer versions of HDMI carry multi-channel audio as well as video signals.
Yes
Dolby Atmos takes surround sound to a new level. By using high level speakers, Dolby Atmos enhances the feeling of being surrounded by sound. Firmware update may be required for some models.
Yes
Connections
Connection Features
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HDMI
Number of HDMI inputs/outputs. Number that will accept HDCP 2.2 is in brackets. This is the standard required for Ultra HD Blu-ray
7 in/2 out (HDCP - 3/1)
USB
Number of USB sockets.
1
PC Input
Can a computer be plugged in via a D-SUB VGA socket?
No
Component
Number of Component inputs.
1
Composite
Number of composite video inputs.
2
Multi-Channel Input
Does it have a multi-channel analogue input? - uses 6,9 or 11 RCA phono sockets and allows for the connection of Blu-ray players with built-in digital decoders.
No
Coaxial Inputs
Number of coaxial digital inputs to input digital sources such as DVD player.
1
Coaxial Outputs
Number of coaxial digital outputs to loop digital information through.
No
Optical Inputs
Number of optical digital inputs to input digital sources such as DVD players.
2
Optical Outputs
Number of optical digital outputs to loop digital sources through.
No
Active Subwoofer Output
Does it have a separate connection for an active (powered) subwoofer?
Yes
Dedicated Port
Does it have a dedicated port for extras such as iPod dock, Bluetooth or DAB radio?
No
Audio Inputs
Number of audio inputs on both front and rear of unit.
4 + MM Phono
HDR Compatible HDMI
Does the receiver feature HDMI 2.0a sockets? These allow for HDR pass-though from Ultra Blu-ray player (or similar) to HDR-equipped TV.
Yes - 3/1 HDMI Inputs/Outputs
Phono Input
Does it have a phono stage? Essential if connecting a turntable.
Yes
Networking
Networking Features
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DLNA Compliant
DLNA stands for Digital Living Network Alliance. It is an alliance of interested bodies that help standardise streaming content. If a product is DLNA compliant you can be assured it will stream music from your PC, laptop to TV or other device.
Yes
Wireless Connection
Whether a wireless or, Wi-Fi, connection is included as standard or optional (via dongle). This allows for wireless connection to your home network hub.
Yes
Internet Radio & Services
Does it have access to Internet radio and other online music services? This can be via control app rather than the unit itself.
Yes
Multiroom
Does the product feature multiroom compatibility? This can either be passive (pre), which requires additional amplification or active (powered - just add speakers).
FireConnect and Zone 2 active/passive
Apple AirPlay
Does the unit support Apple AirPlay? Apple AirPlay lets you listen to your entire iTunes music library from a suitable iOS device such as iPod Touch, iPhone or iPad. Best of all, the system is wireless and so is ideal for building up a wireless multi-room system.
Yes
Bluetooth
Does the unit support Bluetooth? A built-in Bluetooth receiver lets you stream music from a suitably equipped device such as a smartphone, tablet, laptop or PC.
Yes
HDMI Zone Out
Does the product feature HDMI Zone out? This provides a second HDMI output to give the same or a different source sound and vision in another room. Watch TV in one room and a Blu-ray in another, for example.
No
NFC
NFC stands for Near Field Communication. This allows close proximity transfer of media simply by holding your tablet or smartphone next to the device.
No
Green Credentials
Eco Friendly Features
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Eco Friendly
Does this product conform to energy efficient standards? These standards include the American "Energy Star", the European "Energy Flower" or "EcoLabel" and the UK EST (Energy Saving Trust) certification.
No
Power Consumption - Standby
This is the power used in watts when the unit is switched off but still powered at the mains and ready to be turned back on.
NA
Power Consumption - Normal Use
This is the power used in watts when the unit is on, using standard settings. Note, different manufacturers use different methods to arrive at this figure. In some cases only the maximum power consumption is quoted.
NA
General
General Features
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Tuner Radio
Type of radio built-in. DAB is Digital Audio Broadcasting.
FM/AM
Remote Control
Is an Infra-red remote included?
Yes
Smartphone Remote
Can you use a Smartphone (iPhone or Android) to control the unit?
Yes
Dimensions
Dimensions of unit (W x D x H) mm.
NA
Weight
Weight of unit, unboxed, in KG.
NA
PIONEER VSX1131 is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 34.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hiss free sound Set up was a bit more involving than it should have been as the inbuilt set up results showed my rear speakers as the wrong size and the distances of all the speakers was wrong. On the plus side, this it does mean that you get to explore the menus and adjustment options. Having previously had two Sony receivers the first thing that struck me was the almost total absence of background hiss when on higher volumes. This used to constantly annoy me with the Sonys but as they both had it I thought it was normal. The sound separation is much clearer and the overall impression is that everything is more subtle, less brash but still providing an impressive sound stage when it is called for. To my untrained ear it all sounds less "processed" than the Sonys. Finally it has a phono input! Pre-amp no longer required, no more fiddling about trying to fix an earth loop hum. Richer Sounds service was as always impeccable and delivery was when advised.
Date published: 2017-04-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simple and full featured!!! This is a great buy. Simple to set up and packed with all the features you need for a comprehensive home system. Get yourself a good set of speakers to support the output from this unit and sit back and enjoy great movies and fantastic music.
Date published: 2017-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sound that fills the room What an absolute steal, lots of features including atmos, easy to set up and update due to built in wifi and a real joy to listen to. The downloadable app for your phone is the icing on the cake allowing you to fine tune the system on the fly. Incredible value, easy to use and brings your films to life.
Date published: 2017-04-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Brilliant store. brilliant team. Hi brilliant service from Shaun and the team. Super attentive and knowledgable. I have given a product rating re connectivity as I a having problems with my Samsung SUHD Tv that will not let me use the amp as a source so at the moment I cannot rate sound etc. I think it's the Tv but Samsung are not particularly helpful. The team at richer sounds are trying to assist so full marks to them. Hopefully at some point I will be able to give the receiver 5***** at the moment that is restricted to Richer Sounds Middlesbrough.
Date published: 2017-03-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound dts-x really makes a difference Bought this to replace a Yamaha RXV 675 [not HDCP 2.2 ] first of all you can use banana plugs for the speakers, you just have to remove the plastic blanks, which are fairly tight set up was very easy and quick [although noisy ] the on screen menu is good and doesn't take long to find out where everything is The auto set up provides a good sound although a bit heavy on the base there seems to be plenty of power , but have it turned up a bit more than my old Yamaha to get the same volume Overall a much better sound than my old amp [which itself was good ] no problems with my Samsung 4K player passing HDR through which the Yamaha couldn't do
Date published: 2017-02-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What a difference The sound quality from the unit is way above my expectations. No longer is surround sound the reserve of movies. The sound is so clear and not boomy like my previous system meaning we can even have it on while the wife watches Eastenders!
Date published: 2017-02-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Highly recommended for the price - a great set of features Plumped for this Pioneer after much thought and glad I did. Straight-forward setup and ease of use as is sounding good, despite not really being run in yet. Speaker setup was well-thought out and the measuring mic easy to use. Google Cast will come after a firmware update, which is worth pointing out if that's high up your list of priorities. So you'll need to hang on for that.
Date published: 2017-02-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound and easy set up From taking out of the box to complete install only took about 30 minutes. sound reproduction is great with some very deep base. Net features are good for internet radio browsing, and sound set up couldn't be easier. Menu is basic and uncluttered by too many options. Great entry to mid range product into the world of Dolby Atmos
Date published: 2017-02-02
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