Pioneer VSX-831-B 5 : Brilliant amp does everything it has great sound system

Very pleased with this amp and certainly at the price i paid, it was a snip. So much easier to use the remote and understand the manual than my previous pioneer av receiver. Very smoothly linked in with all my other kit – tv, blu-ray etc. One word of caution: the receiver was supplied with an eu plug. There was an eu to uk adapter in the box but it was completely incompatible with the plug and was therefore completely useless. 50 to buy a correct adapter.

Good product and exelent service thanks db.

This is my first av reciever and i’m very impressed with it. I used to have the logitech z5500 as my main set up but that is nothing compared to this. I like that it has so many features, i don’t even use half of them, but they are handy to have. It is also good that is has double pre-out, this is useful to those who want a dual subwoofer set up. It is excellent with movies and vocals aren’t too harsh or anything. The only problem i did have was that the sound was a little on the bright side when playing music but that can be fixed easily if you change the individual speaker frequencies. Overall i think it’s excellent for the money so i would definitely recommend that you purchase this, it won’t disappoint.

Brilliant amp does everything it has great sound system.

With an increasing number of devices going into the tv i was running out of sockets. This unit now has the one hdmi cable going to the tv (looks much better on the wall) and i have inputs for the cable box, android tv box, wii, chromecast and bluray player. There is even one spare but it also has am/fm radio, bluetooth and a net section which comprises of tune-in radio, deezer, airplay etc. Tune-in is very useful for internet radio, you can connect your account and also save favourites. The chromecast built-in feature came with a firmware update and so far i have managed to cast audio directly from my pc with is useful, maybe this might eventually incorporate video. The mcacc speaker setup feature is great and doesn’t take long, basically this sets up all your levels automatically using a plug-in microphone in just a few minutes. 2 capable but i only have one sub plugged in which is enough for the size of my room. The sound is very good through my diamonds although i would love to hear it through a decent pair of floorstanders, maybe once the kids have grown up a bit and we take back the room.

Not a bad amp for a simple installation. It copes fine with 4k/hdr etc. I use it in a lounge with some old bose speakers and a dali centre speaker. It’s fine but seems to need turning up very high to get some decent volume out of it. There’s no comparison to my old onkyo txnr905 (in 7. 1 in a dedicated room) but i guess i’ve been spoilt in that sense. I’d probably try a yamaha or onkyo next time. This will likely last years though.

This has a few more bells and whistles. Good sound and easy to set up.

Great hub for all your media devices. If your looking to connect all of your devices in one place and maybe want to add some separate speakers this is the system for you.

  • Full of features, great connectivity and above all great sound
  • Not a bad amp for a simple installation
  • Excellent amp for the price

Pioneer VSX-831-B 5.2 Network AV Receiver with Bluetooth – Black

Product Description, Enjoy spectacular images on your home theatre with Ultra HD (4K/60p/4:4:4) upscaling/pass-through, with HDCP 2.2 and support for the latest video standards HDR and BT.2020. Listen to Hi-Res Audio via USB or network. In addition to internet radio and various network streaming services, with Google Cast built-in you can use your mobile device to cast your favourite music to your receiver.Ultra HD (4K/60p/4:4:4/24-bit) Upscaling/Pass-Through with HDCP 2.2The feature lets you take advantage of the highest-quality video source for viewing on a 4K TV. With support for HDCP 2.2, you can enjoy premium content such as 4K videos with digital copy protection on a compatible display. * Supports up to 4K/60p/4:4:4/24-bit with HDCP 2.2 on HDMI IN (1/2/3), and HDMI OUT.Next Generation Video Standard ReadyThe VSX-831 is ready for the next generation video standard HDR (High Dynamic Range) and BT.2020, which were adopted by Ultra HD Blu-ray. HDR is a technology that drastically expands the brightness peak, providing a higher contrast between light and dark images, which creates even more life-like pictures. BT.2020 is a new colour-recording technology allowing a much wider gamut than the current BT.709 standard, enabling vividly rich coloration.Google CastThe VSX-831 has Google Cast, the same technology behind Chromecast built in, so you can use your mobile device to cast your favourite music, radio, or podcasts to your speaker. Works with iOS, Android, and Chrome web browser. Discover Cast-enabled apps at g.co/cast/audioapps. * Google Cast will be available via firmware update in Summer 2016.MCACC Auto Room TuningCreate the optimum acoustic environment with Pioneer’s MCACC (Multi-Channel Acoustic Calibration System), developed with the expertise of professional recording studios. With the custom microphone, the system automatically compensates for differences in speaker size, level and distance, and equalizes response.Synchronized Sound with Phase ControlAs an innovative solution for the phase lag between the subwoofer and the main channel speakers caused by the network filter, Phase Control compensates the delayed bass to improve sound synchronization.Internet Radio & Online MusicEnjoy a limitless flow of music, sports, talk, and news entertainment from internet radio stations and online music services, including Pandora, Spotify, TuneIn, TIDAL, and Deezer. * Tidal and Deezer will be available via firmware update in Summer 2016.New User-friendly GUIThe newly developed GUI offers smooth operation with advanced features and design. You can easily set up the AV receiver straight out of the box by following the step-by-step guidance. The network setup and MCACC menus are also available on the GUI.Built-in Dual Band Wi-FiEnjoy network features such as Hi-Res Audio streaming via wireless LAN connection. The built-in Wi-Fi is dual band, supporting both 5 GHz and 2.4 GHz frequency channels. By using the 5 GHz band, you can enjoy steady and uninterrupted streaming of large Hi-Res Audio files.Built-in Bluetooth Wireless TechnologyWith the built-in Bluetooth Wireless Technology (ver. 2.1 + EDR), you can easily stream songs from compatible devices. The VSX-831 features A2DP and AVRCP profiles, with support for SBC and AAC codecs.

Box Contains, VSX-831-BRemote ControlAAA Batteries x 2Indoor FM AntennaAM Loop AntennaSpeaker Set-up MicrophoneInstructions

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Very easy to use with tonnes of features. The 4k upscaling actually makes a difference with resolutions less than 4k. I was surprised to see a difference. 1 setup with dali pico speakers and a cambridge sub. I don’t think i’ll need to go to the cinema ever again with this setup now.

I previously had the £299 package. One input wasent 4k hd pass throught and i just bought a new 4k ultra hd tv. So when you buy something new you want it to work. Amazon refuned me this item and so i bought this new bad boy machine. Its £299 just for the reciever but what a reciever it is. When i place my panasonic blu ray player it upscales pefectley, the apple tv upscales perfectley, virgin no but hey ho. My next purchase will be a proper 4k blu ray player panasonic dmp-ub900ebk 4k to complete the set up. The mic that came with the receiver was so clever and in minutes it had completed its set up.

Got it 1 day before scheduled and it works great.

I bought a ps4 pro and a new tv so needed an amp that could handle hdr and 4k, this does both perfectly well. I also like being able to send spotify to the unit. The box came with a sticker on saying that google cast and dts:x were still to come in a firmware update. Replaced my old budget sony 7. 1 unit for less than i paid for the sony 5 years ago.

Very pleased with this purchase. Sounds good and set up fairly easy. Apart from the headphone socket there is no other audio out. My only other moan is chromecast is not available on the unit even though it claims to support it.

I bought this to replace a faulty vsx930 which i had to return as just after two months it developed an sr surround right channel issue. 2 sound and dolby atmos but i really did not need these features so opted to replace for the vsx831, the new version of the vsx830. I have been using vsx831 for a couple of weeks now and have put it through it’s paces. Compared to the next model up the sound is the same and even though the 930 has a hi/res high resolution sticker on it, i cannot hear any difference compared to the 831. The 831 is virtually the same. I noticed there is no physical stop button and display button on the remote compared to the 930 but there is a display brightness button on the receiver. I do prefer the 830 remote to the the 930 though, feels better and the volume level buttons are much bigger. The usb i am using is a 32gb sandisk and it plays most formats including flac with no issues. The pass through feature only upscaled 1080p to 4k even though the 930 upscaled from 480 upwards.

  • Full of features, great connectivity and above all great sound
  • Not a bad amp for a simple installation
  • Excellent amp for the price

Pioneer VSX-831-B 5.2 Network AV Receiver with Bluetooth – Black

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  • 5.2 Channel Network AV Receiver with 130 Watts per channel output
  • Integrated audio services include Spotify, AirPlay and TuneIn Radio
  • Ultra HD (4K/60p/4:4:4) pass-through with HDCP 2.2
  • 6 HDMI Inputs, 1 Output. Front USB Input
  • Future audio streaming services – Googlecast, TIDAL, Deezer – via firmware update