|Output Power per Channel||150W|
|Impedance at Output Level||6Ω|
|Number of Channels||7|
|Input Connections||• 6 x HDMI (1080p upscaling)|
• 4 x Composite
• 1 x Component
• 1 x Coaxial
• 1 x Optical
• 1 x USB host
• 1 x iPod/iPhone Digital via USB (cable included)
• 1 x Ethernet
• 1 x Bluetooth adapter port for AS-BT200
• 1 x rear USB charge port for AS-WL300 Wireless Converter
|Output Connections||• 1 x HDMI|
• 1 x Composite
• 2 x Subwoofer pre out
|Plays||Via LAN/USB: MP3, WAV, AAC, WMA, FLAC|
192 kHz/24-Bit Audio playback: WAV, FLAC
|HD Audio Formats||Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio|
|Audio Return Channel||Yes|
|Stand-by Pass Through||Yes|
|Control with HDMI||Yes|
Put simply, KURO LINK means that you are able to control basic functions of compatible Pioneer Audio/Visual devices* (such as your Blu-ray player, amplifier or DVD recorder), with your KURO flat-screen TV remote control.
One remote for your full entertainment system.
KURO LINK is made possible via the single HDMI cable connection between your flat-screen TV and your other entertainment devices.
* Other brands of TV and home entertainment components also work with the KURO LINK function
|On-Screen Display (GUI)||via HDMI only in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Dutch and Russian |
|Firmware updates||Yes (via Internet or USB) |
|DLNA Certified||Yes (v1.5) |
|Windows 7 Certified||Yes|
|Remote Control||Glow-key learning remote control|
|Input & Output connections|
|Bluetooth Adapter Port||Yes|
Connect a Bluetooth adapter to this port to access the Bluetooth features of your product.
|Component Video Input/Output||1/- (assignable)|
|Digital Optical Input/Output||1/- (assignable)|
|Digital Coaxial Input||1/- (assignable)|
|HDMI Input/Output||6 (5 assignable) / 1 |
|IR In/Out||1/1 |
The IR In/Out feautre is useful for the custom installer business. By using IR repeaters, IR control of A/V components and the receiver is made possible when the equipment is hidden in a cabinet or located in a second room. Independent remote codes have also been developed for easy receiver control when utilising the second room function, e.g. independent power, source selection, volume and tuner control.
|Large speaker terminals||Yes|
|Pre-amp Output ||2 SW|
|Speaker A/B||Versatile speaker configuration|
|USB Host (Front)||Yes|
|AVNavigator||for PC & iPad|
|Works with iPod||Yes (cable included) |
|Works with iPhone||Yes|
|Works with iPad||Yes|
|iPhone Control Button||Yes|
As standard, you navigate through your iPod/iPhone with your receiver’s remote control. If however you want to browse through your media files directly on your iPod/iPhone, just press this button.
|Compatible Generations||iPad,iPad2, iPhone 4S,iPhone 4,iPhone 3GS,iPhone 3G,iPhone, iPod touch 4G/3G/2G/1G, iPod nano 6G(Audio only)/ 5G/4G/3G|
|Supported Functions||• Audio & video playback|
• On-screen album art
|Wireless LAN||Yes (with optional AS-WL300 adapter) |
|Surround Sound Formats|
The current surround sound quality decoding standard, Dolby Digital means movie theatre sound performance for a home cinema. The listener will be wrapped in surround sound by 5.1-channel audio sound compression technology.
Depending on the speakers, the front left and right, centre, rear left and right speakers can span frequencies from 20 Hz - 20 kHz and there is a dedicated subwoofer channel for additional low frequency sound effects. Extra features mean not only stunning soundtracks but also additional language tracks on one disc.
|Dolby Digital EX||Yes|
THX Surround EX/Dolby Digital EX is a joint development of Dolby Laboratories and the THX division of Lucasfilm Ltd. This phenomenal technology was first heard in George Lucas' 'Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace'. Now applied to home cinema, EX technologie creates an extra 'Surround Back' channel, which may have been added when the programme was mixed.
By decoding the surround back channel from the left and right surround channels of 5.1 soundtracks, this additional surround back channel allows more detailed imaging behind the listener and brings more depth and better sound localisation than ever before, to give you the feel of 6.1 channels.
THX Surround EX/Dolby Digital EX is compatible with Dolby Digital 5.1, so that regular Dolby Digital decorder can decode EX signals as a normal 5.1 signal.
|Dolby Digital Plus||Yes|
|Dolby Pro Logic II||Yes|
Dolby Pro Logic II is an improved version of Dolby Pro Logic technology with extended matrix decodingtechnology that can create 5.1 channel sound from two channel sources. Dolby Pro Logic II creates basic 5 channel sound by using the innovative "steering logic" circuit.
Therefore when listening to typical two-channel sources like CD, the listener can enjoy a richer spatial effect. When using software encoded with Dolby Surround, this decoding system affords the listener an improved surround experience with greater sound detail.
|Dolby Pro Logic IIx||Yes|
Dolby Pro Logic IIx expands upon the popular Dolby Pro Logic II technology. With Dolby Pro Logic IIx, these receivers have the ability to process 2- or 5-channel sources into 5.1 or 6.1- or 7.1- channel output according to the model and speaker configuration. Dolby Pro Logic IIx creates a seamless, natural wraparound sound field that does not require specifically encoded programme content.
Users can also enjoy the following enhancements: improved surround envelopment, enhanced spatial depth, improved directionality and a larger 'sweet spot'.
Movie and Music modes can be used to match the sound experience even more closely to the source. Three additional Music parameters are also available: Dolby Center Width (focuses the vocal balance to the centre and front), Dolby Panorama (creates a seamless surround effect) and Dolby Dimension (creates a deeper or shallower surround field).
|Dolby Pro Logic IIz||Yes|
Dolby Pro Logic IIz is based on Pro Logic IIx. It adds a height component, creating front height channels above the front left and right speakers. It identifies low-level information such as ambience and weather sounds and directs it to the front height speakers.
|Dolby True HD||Yes|
DTS 5.1-channel playback decoding technology has rapidly gained popularity thanks to its dynamic sound impact that flies at the listener from left, right and centre surround speakers.
Open up the doors of digital home cinema and super surround sound with any Pioneer DVD-Video player and A/V amplifier/receiver which can handle DTS and DTS ES encoded digital audio data streams.
|DTS Neo: 6||Yes|
DTS NEO:6 modes apply conventional 2-channel signals to the high-precision digital matrix decorder and achieves 6.1-channel surround playback. High-precision input signal detection and matrix processing enable a full band reproduction for all 6.1 channels.
It also improves the separation between the different channels to almost the same level as that of a digital discrete system.
DTS NEO:6 Cinema Mode
decodes with an emphasis on separation performance to achieve the same atmosphere with 2-channel sources recorded in conventional surround formats as it does with 6.1-channel sources. The original 2-channel signal is distributed into 6 channels thanks to the sophisticated DTS matrix technology. Meanwhile, the effect of the surround signal output from the centre and surround channels adds a natural sense of expansion to the sound field.
DTS NEO:6 Music Mode
the front channel signals bypass the decorder and are played directly, so there is no loss of sound quality.
The latest audio format by DTS, the multi-platform DTS 96/24, was first compressed surround format technology to support 96 kHz and 24-bit sound resolution and multi-channel capabilities - the best multi-channel audio format for DVD-Video.
With its super low audio compression rate compatibility, both DTS 96/24 and traditional DTS-encoded audio discs will sound rich and sophisticated, with sound quality almost as high as on 96 kHz, 24-bit master tapes in the studio.
Backwards compatible with existing DTS decorders, the listener is also able to enjoy DTS 96/24 discs with receivers incorporating a standard DTS decorder.
|DTS-HD High Resolution Audio||Yes|
|DTS-HD Master Audio||Yes|
|Surround Modes||15 + 1 for Phones|
• Advanced Music:Dubplicates the acoustics of a large concert hall.
• Advanced Movie:Reproduces a mid-size movie theatre environment.
• Expanded Theater:Adds more depth to Dolby Surround sources, while allowing faithful reproduction of 5-channel speaker sound.
• Game mode:Enhances video game sound.
• TV Surround Mode:Produces surround sound from mono or stereo TV sources.
• Sports mode:Gives the impression of being in the middle of a sports stadium.
• Virtual surround back:Surround sound becomes even more impressive. You can now experience 6.1 surround sound with a 5.1 speaker set-up. Just switch to Virtual Sourround Back mode, and the left and right rear satellite speakers will create a phantom sound source behind you. So it sounds as if there were speakers there, involving you in the surround experience even more than before.
• Phones Surround:Phones Surround reproduces overall surround sound for headphone listening.
• Real Phantom:For people who don't want to set a centre speaker in their room, this mode generates a distinct centre sound image by adopting the latest HRTF (Head Related Transfer Function). The resulting sound is extremely close to that of when a centre speaker is used.
• Advanced Cinema:The Advanced Cinema mode is a newly designed system for enhancing movie soundtracks and other audio-visual sources that optimizes its effects in accordance with your source, Listening ch Select and speaker configuration. There are six Advanced Cinema settings that use DSP (Digital Signal Processing) to create different types of sound environments.
This mode is designed for action movies, which generally use lots of sound effects. The mode enriches the sound to make it more realistic and extends the parameters to pick up high and low sound effects.
This mode is primarily for music and adds a spacious feeling to the sound. A long delay time of reflectedsounds provides resonant tones which emulate a concert hall.
This mode is designed for movies with a lot of dialog. The elements of dialog are enhanced, making thecharacters seem more real. The mode also compresses the dynamic range somewhat so loud sounds donot overpower softer ones.
This mode is designed for science fiction movies. It creates a broad sound space, separating dialog fromsound effects to heighten the overall impact of the soundtrack.
This mode is designed for older movies which are recorded with mono soundtracks. The special soundprocessing of this mode will allow you to experience these movies in surround sound even though theywere not recorded that way originally.
- 5-D/7-D Theatre:
(The display changes to 5-D or 7-D depending on the sources, Listening ch Select and speakerconfigurations.)This mode is especially designed to give sound depth to stereo sources. The overall effect builds adynamic and broad sound space, allowing two-channel (stereo) signals to faithfully imitate a five speakersound. The mode should be used in conjunction with Dolby Pro Logic for sources bearing theDolby Surround mark.
• Advanced Concert:The Advanced Concert (Digital Signal Processing) modes allow you to transform your living room into a variety of different sonic environments when playing either two-channel or multichannel sources. It optimizes its effects in accordance with your speaker configuration, source and Listening ch Select choice.
Simulates the acoustic effects of a large concert hall. Suitable for classical music. A long delay time ofreflected sounds, coupled with reverb effects, let the listener experience the dynamic and rich soundscharacteristic of concert halls and powerful orchestral performances.
Simulates the acoustic environment of a very resonant concert hall. Rich reverberation and a full soundcreate the impression of a lively performance space.
Simulates the acoustic effects of a jazz club. Reflected sound is virtually below 100 msec so that thelistener can experience a live band effect.
Simulates the acoustic effects of a mid-sized concert hall. The listener can experience a live band effectwith good separation of the instruments, a strong bass and the vivid feeling of a live performance.
Simulates the acoustic effects of a dance club. Features a strong bass sound.Reflected sound delay time is virtually below 50 msec, for the listener to experience the visceral power of dance music.
- 5/7 Channel Stereo:
Simulates the acoustic environment of a regular stereo while using all the speakers in the system to induce a rich, all-around sound.
• Dialogue Enhancement:Enhances centre channel reproduction during action sequences so that the dialogue stands out from other background sounds. This mode also positions dialogues and vocals, usually located in the centre channel, between the two front speakers even if the actual centre speaker is above or below the TV.
This happens by applying EQ to the centre channel, taking out the middle frequencies with a band pass filter, and distributing them to the speakers on either side. When the front speakers are at the same level as the TV, the enhanced dialogue will appear to be coming from the TV.
|AM/FM Tuner with RDS||Yes|
|Tuner Pre-set Stations||63|
|Auto Level Control||Yes (Multi-channel)|
Auto Level Control compensates for volume fluctuations between songs or sources, ensuring that what you hear is played back at a constant volume.
|Digital Noise Reduction||Yes|
New noise reduction technology keeps sound pristine as it comes from each source. Digital filtering analyses signal output from each separate frequency band, then attenuates noise in each band to an optimal level. In this way, only signal band noise that detracts from overall sound is suppressed, without degrading any dynamic characteristics of the original sound.
|DSD-to-PCM Convertor||Yes (Multi-channel)|
|Dynamic Range Control||Yes|
|Front Stage Surround Advance||Yes|
By simply placing your speakers directly beside your TV screen and activating the unique Front Stage Surround Advance feature, you can experience a virtual surround sound environment.
The benefit here is that you don’t have to worry about routing
speaker cables around your room;your speakers can be placed up front.
|Multizone Function||Yes (2) |
The Phase Control feature corrects the phase distortion as well as group delay for LFE (Low-Frequency Effects) audio signals during multi-channel playback.
|MCACC||Yes (Advanced, 9-band)|
MCACC stands for Multi-Channel Acoustic Calibration System.
It's an automatic sound field adjustment system that enables you to precision-tune your system to your living room, just like a sound professional, but with minimum effort.
A microphone monitors the sound environment and an equaliser (either 5 or 9-band, depending on which model of amplifier you have) optimally adjusts the sound parameters.
The result sounds like a professional recording engineer has fine-tuned your amplifier or home cinema system.
MCACC was created as a joint effort between ourselves and professional sound engineers at AIR Studios; it's unique to Pioneer, so you won't find it on any other products.
|PQLS||Yes (Multi-channel) |
A precision quartz controller eliminates distortion caused by timing errors (jitter), giving you the best possible digital-to-analogue conversion from audio CD sources when you use the HDMI interface. This is valid as an HDMI function for PQLS-compatible players.
|Sound Delay (LipSync)||Yes|
|Advanced Sound Retriever||Yes (Multi-channel) |
The Advanced Sound Retriever function enhances compressed music formats, such as MP3, WMA or AAC and restores the music dynamics and harmonics to CD-sound quality.
The benefit is that you can enjoy your digital music without loss of audio quality; the system automatically enhances and restores rich sound.
|Sound Retriever AIR||Yes|
When audio is streamed using Bluetooth, sound quality is lost during transmission. Our Sound Retriever AIR brings back the original audio quality.
|Sound Retreiver link||Yes|
|Standing Wave Control||Yes|
"Standing Waves" are an unwanted phenomenon that occur in most rooms.
These acoustic waves create peaks in the low frequencies, resulting in a booming sound. Our Standing Wave Control neutralises this effect, by causing a flatter frequency response, while respecting the phase differences between each channel.
Since more filters are utilised in the lower bandwidths, up to 3 standing waves can be more precisely identified and reduced.
The result is a far better reproduction of lower frequencies.
Standing Wave Control is a feature of our MCACC system.
|Virtual Surround Back||Yes|
The Virtual Surround Back feature enables you to experience 6.1 or 7.1 surround sound with a 5.1 speaker set-up.
Once activated, the left and right rear satellite speakers will create a phantom sound source behind you. It will sound as if there are actual speakers behind you.
The X-Curve setting adjusts the tonal balance of your speaker system for film soundtracks.
Most soundtracks mixed for cinema sound too shrill or harsh when played back in your living room. The X-Curve setting acts as a re-equalization for home theatre listening, restoring proper tonal balance of movie soundtracks.
Deep Colour ensures that all colour transitions and gradients are reproduced with the highest level of precision.
It enables increased contrast ratio, eliminates on-screen colour banding (for smooth tonal transitions and subtle gradations between colours) and can represent many times more shades of gray between black and white.
So what you see is as natural and lifelike as possible.
|HD Digital Film Direct 24||Yes|
|Upscaling to 1080p||Yes|
|Advanced Video Adjust||Yes|
|HDMI Standby Through||Yes|
|HDMI Standby Input Switching||Yes|
|Power Output |
|Power output per channel||150W |
|Condition||1kHz, 1% THD, 6Ω|
|Rated Power Output||150W per channel |
|Power Requirements||AC 220 - 230 V / 50/60 Hz|
|Power Consumption (in use / standby)||550 W / 0.30 W |
|Auto Power Down||Yes|
|Design||Discrete Amplification Type|
|Digital Signal Processor||Texas Instruments Aureus(TM) TMS320DA808|
|D/A Converter||192 kHz / 24-bit|
|A/D Converter||96 kHz / 24-bit|
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||435 x 168 x 362.5 mm|
|Weight||9.8 kg |