Every year new AV amplifiers are released and Pioneer has announced its new VSX-534 5.2-channel AV receiver, which is a low cost AV Receiver.
The Pioneer VSX-534 has support for both Dolby Atmos and DTS:X playback in a 3.2.2-channel speaker layout, it also has support for Dolby Atmos Height Virtualizer (via future firmware update) and DTS Virtual:X that creates ‘virtual’ height and surround sound if they are no speakers physically placed in in those positions.
You also get DTS’s Neural:X and Dolby’s Surround upmixing technologies, which helps to deliver a more enveloping surround soundfield from your content.
The 135-watt-per-channel VSX-534 alsocomes with Pioneer’s microphone-based sound calibration system MCACC (Multi-Channel Acoustic Calibration System) for adjusting performance according to room and speaker circumstance.
Pioneer has added a Reflex Optimizer technology for resolving the phase-lag which has always been a problem in the multi-directivity sound in Dolby Atmos set-ups, while the phase delay caused by the low-pass filter between main channels and subwoofer is reduced by Pioneer’s Phase Control technology. ‘Dialogue Enhancement’ adjusts the midrange sound.
In has multiple HDMI inputs which can passthrough 4K content, it also supports HDR10, HLG and Dolby Vision formats. It also has Bluetooth, optical, coaxial digital inputs and analogue connections.
The VSX-534 will be available by the end of February in black or silver finishes, and will be priced at €379.