The VSX-817-S is 7.1-Channel A/V Receiver with Sound Retriever EXCLUSIVE! We carry the World Wide version so it will have a power supply that works in any country! Works with PAL, NTSC and Secam signals Switches between 110-240 volts 50-60 hertz
7.1-Channel A/V Receiver with Sound Retriever
Turn up your home theater experience with Pioneer's VSK817S 7.1-channel, 110-watt per channel, XM and SIRIUS Satellite Radio ready A/V receiver. It's not just high definition audio that sounds amazing on this receiver. The Freescale 180 MIPS digital signal processor, coupled with Pioneer's Sound Retriever, brings CD richness to compressed audio formats like MP3. And Multi-Channel Acoustic Calibration Circuitry (MCACC) assures that perfect listening is only the touch of a button away
Precision You Can Hear
Let Pioneer's VSX817S A/V receiver turn up your home theater experience with up to 7 channels of high-powered amplification that immerse you in three-dimensional surround sound. There's no better way to enjoy movies, music, sports, games, and HDTV. But why stop there? With a host of digital connections, you can also enjoy both XM Satellite Radio and SIRIUS Satellite Radio on your home theater system; and because of WMA9 Pro compatibility, you can bring compressed Windows Media Audio encoded music and other content to surround sound life. Whatever your entertainment of choice, now you can fill your space with 110 watts of sound across seven channels in any of nine advanced surround modes. And it's not just high definition audio that sounds amazing on this Pioneer receiver. The new Freescale 180 MIPS Digital Signal Processor, coupled with Pioneer's patent-pending Sound Retriever technology, brings near-CD richness to compressed audio formats like MP3s. Built into a single integrated circuit, the Pioneer Hybrid Amplifier with Thermal Compensation Transistor Design delivers perfect sound precision, despite heat variations. So your sound stays cleaner, crisper, longer. Even when you play it louder.
This next gets a little technical. If you don't care exactly how Pioneer achieves such incomparable performance, skip to the next feature. The VSX817S's Pioneer Hybrid Amplifier design is a unique structure to reduce the distortion caused by the dynamic change of heat in the system. Temperature is a key factor since heat directly affects the amount of bias required by an output transistor to reproduce sound. A thermal compensation transistor provides transistor temperature feedback to the bias circuit, ensuring that the correct amount of bias is applied to the transistors, regardless of temperature. Moreover, to enhance dissipation of heat, the output transistor's Thermal Compensation Circuits are all mounted to the same portion of the heat sink. The advantages are thorough reduction of the distortion by controlling bias current quickly in accordance with the change of the power transistor temperature and an ultra short signal path by integrating major parts of the power amplification stage.
The advanced simplicity of design and the superior quality of the chips, power supplies, and materials that make up the VSX816S prove that Pioneer A/V receivers are indeed the industry standard. The Freescale DSP Digital Engine incorporates all digital signal processing into one powerful, compact circuit board, shortening the signal path and minimizing radiation. The benefits are low jitter, a super-accurate PLL sound-processing clocking module, and virtually no audio degradation. Plus, this processors's low impedance stabilizes power throughout the chip, preventing internal noise that can affect signal purity.
Best Performance In Any Room--Automatically
To achieve optimal audio performance, your speaker output needs to be fine-tuned to the listening room. Room size and shape, floor and wall textures, the quality and relative size of your speakers--all of these factors affect performance. Pioneer has a solution. The VSX817S offers the most precise acoustic calibration available without professional support. It's called the Multi-Channel Acoustic Calibration System, or MCACC, and it works in any room regardless of shape or size. Automatic MCACC set-up uses a microphone to monitor a room's acoustic environment, then determines the size and number of speakers, as well as channel level and listener-to-speaker distances. The VSX817S even has a 5-band equalizer for more precise adjustment. With MCACC, you can have the ultimate home entertainment system--one that's customized for your own home.
Surrounded By Pristine Sound
In addition to the more traditional surround sound formats, the VSX817S offers new Dolby Digital 5.1 and Dolby Pro Logic IIx for 7.1-channel playback of traditional stereo and 5.1/6.1-channel content. It can apply Dolby Digital EX and DTS-ES decoding to 6.1-channel output, and its DTS NEO:6 capability can produce 6.1-channel surround from 2-channel sources. Pioneer's exclusive DSP technology lets you experience movies and music as never before. There are 14 Advanced Surround modes, including Front Stage Surround Advance. Virtual Surround Back mode deepens and broadens the sound stage by creating a phantom rear surround effect without using a surround back speaker. Enjoy all this high-quality entertainment in 110-watt per channel surround sound, across as many as seven speakers. With this receiver at the center of your system, there's virtually no limit to your entertainment possibilities.
The input terminals on the VSX817S are configured for 7.1-channel processing of DTS-ES, DTS, Dolby Digital, and other multi-channel sources such as DVD-Audio and SACD. To enjoy cinema-quality sound, just connect a Pioneer DVD player and surround system speakers and you're ready. For CD-R/RW, MD, and other recording media, this receiver has two each digital coaxial and optical audio inputs. You also get three component video inputs and one output to maintain the signal integrity from such digital sources as DVD and DTV. S-Video and composite connections are included as well.
XM Or SIRIUS? Now You Can Choose
XM or SIRIUS? SIRIUS or XM? There was a time when the manufacturer of your A/V receiver determined which satellite radio service would be compatible. Not any more! Pioneer's VSX817S receiver is compatible with both XM and SIRIUS. XM delivers over 170 channels of music (including 69 commercial-free channels), news, sports, talk, comedy, and children's programming. There are even select channels broadcasting in XM-HD Surround 5.1-channel audio. To hear XM you'll need the optional XM Mini-Tuner and XM Mini-Tuner Home Dock, or the older XM Connect & Play tuner/antenna (none of which is included). SIRIUS brings you over 130 channels with all music channels commercial free. To hear SIRIUS you'll need the optional SiriusConnect Home tuner (not included) Check xmradio.com and sirius.com to see which service has your favorite sports coverage and personalities, and for the hardware to make it happen. You also have to subscribe to either or both services, activation and subscription fees apply (subscriptions not included).
Included With Purchase
Auto MCACC setup microphone, remote control, batteries for remote (2 AA), AM loop antenna, FM wire antenna, Operating Instructions
Dolby Digital 5.1/EX/Pro Logic IIx, DTS 96/24/ES Discrete 6.1/NEO:6, WMA 9 Pro Decoding
770 Watts Total Output (110 W x 7 Channels (1 kHz 0.9% THD @ 8 Ohms))
3 Component Video In/1 Out
2 Coaxial, 2 Optical Digital Audio In
Discrete 5.1-Channel Input
3 S-Video In/2 Out, 3 Composite A/V In, Headphone Out
Free scale 180 MIPS Digital Signal Processor
14 Advanced Surround Modes, Including Virtual Surround Back
Preset Remote Control
MCACC Auto Room Set-Up With 5-Band EQ
Sirius Satellite Radio Ready
XM Satellite Radio Ready (XM-HD With Neural Sound)
192 KHz/24-Bit Audio DAC, 96 kHz/24-Bit Video DAC
Pioneer Hybrid Amplifier Design
Large Banana Speaker Terminals (L/R/C/LS/RS/SBL/SBR)
Front A/V Inputs
Sound Retriever For Enhanced Portable Audio Playback
Subwoofer Preamp Out
Speaker A/B (B Speaker Or Bi-Amp)
AM/FM Audio Tuner With 30 Random Preset Stations
Basic Phase Control Bass Management System
7.1-Channel Audio Pre-Output
Midnight Listening Mode
4-Step Fluorescent Display Dimmer
Dimensions: 16.56" W x 6.25" H x 13.88" D
Weight: 20.25 lbs
Switchable between 110-120-220-240 volts 50-60 hertZ