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LONG BEACH, CA, May 10, 2016 – Consumers looking for a feature-rich AV receiver at an economical price need to look no further than Pioneer Home Entertainment USA’s new VSX-531 5.1 channel AV receiver.  Perfect as the start-up centerpiece for a home theater system, the VSX-531 features UltraHD (4K/60p/4:4:4) pass-through with HDCP 2.2; built-in Bluetooth® support, Pioneer’s signature Phase Control technology and is available now for a MSRP of $270.00 (USD) and $379.99 (CDN).

4K UltraHD & HDR

The VSX-531 supports 4K/60p/4:4:4 24-bit video signal transmission with HDCP 2.2 technology, ensuring your receiver’s compatibility with the many upcoming 4K UltraHD sources and televisions. In addition, the VSX-531 is compatible with HDR, a technology that drastically expands the brightness peak, providing a higher contrast between light and dark images, which creates life-like pictures.

Powerful Sound Control

The VSX-531 is a 5.1-channel AV receiver with 140 Watts (1 kHz 1% THD @ 6 Ohms 1ch Driven) or 80 Watts (8 ohms 20 Hz-20 kHz THD 0.08% 2ch Driven FTC) per channel of clear audio reproduction.  The VSX-531 also integrates the Direct Energy Design usually found on the higher-end models, allowing a high-power simultaneous multi-channel drive.

Surround Sound Ambience

The VSX-531 supports high-def audio formats such as Dolby® TrueHD® and DTS-HD® Master Audio to provide Blu-ray disc soundtracks with unsurpassed audio and video.  Pioneer’s Phase Control technology effectively eliminates phase lag and enriches the expressive power of deep, low-frequency sounds without losing their details.

Enjoy CD Quality Sound from Compressed Audio

Pioneer’s Advanced Sound Retriever restores the output of compressed audio such as WMA, AAC, and MP3 to the level of CD sound by creating new signals that restore the subtle details left out during the compression process.

Built-in Bluetooth® Wireless Technology (ver. 3.0)

The VSX-531with built-in Bluetooth® conveniently streams your music from compatible devices and works with AAC codecs which compress audio files for wireless transmission without affecting their quality.

Plug & Play USB Port

Plug a thumb drive into the front panel USB port and play back all your favorite music.

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About Pioneer Home Entertainment U.S.A.

Headquartered in Long Beach, CA, Pioneer Home Entertainment U.S.A. is a leader in home entertainment products under the Pioneer and Elite brands.  With an established reputation for innovation and quality, the company’s products are embraced by high-end custom installers and general music lovers alike.

Pioneer & Onkyo U.S.A. Corporation, DBA: Pioneer Home Entertainment U.S.A. is a preeminent manufacturer of high-performance audio and visual equipment for the home.

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