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Pioneer VSX-831

Pioneer VSX-831
alaScore 95

48 reviews

Nov, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 48 reviews of Pioneer VSX-831. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and design. The price and usability also get good feedback.

usability, price, design, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Receivers & Amplifiers the Pioneer VSX-831 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Pioneer VSX-831

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Pioneer VSX-831 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the usability.

usability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Pioneer VSX-831-B 5.2 Network AV Receiver with Bluetooth - BlackPioneer VSX-831-B 5.2 Network AV Receiver with Bluetooth - Black

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Ty Pendlebury (cnet.co.uk)

Pioneer VSX-831 review

 

It's been a period of adjustment for the Pioneer brand. Two years ago, Pioneer Japan announced it was selling its AV division to competitor Onkyo . This resulted in a number of changes, including the loss of speaker designer Andrew Jones to ELAC America .

The Pioneer VSX-831 offers an excellent array of features for the price, including six HDMI ports, multiroom audio with Google Cast, and a phono input. The interface is thoroughly modern and easy to use. Sound quality is everything you'd want at the...

Some of the promised streaming features are yet to be released. The receiver is not as accomplished for music playback as it is for home theater.

The Pioneer VSX-831's plethora of features, excellent ease-of-use and fine sound quality make it one of the better AV receivers for the money.

Jul, 2016

Expert review by: Ty Pendlebury (cnet.com)

Pioneer VSX-831 review

 

It's been a period of adjustment for the Pioneer brand. Two years ago, Pioneer Japan announced it was selling its AV division to competitor Onkyo . This resulted in a number of changes, including the loss of speaker designer Andrew Jones to ELAC America .

The Pioneer VSX-831 offers an excellent array of features for the price, including six HDMI ports, multiroom audio with Google Cast, and a phono input. The interface is thoroughly modern and easy to use. Sound quality is everything you'd want at the...

Some of the promised streaming features are yet to be released. The receiver is not as accomplished for music playback as it is for home theater.

The Pioneer VSX-831's plethora of features, excellent ease-of-use and fine sound quality make it one of the better AV receivers for the money.

Jul, 2016

Expert review by: Ty Pendlebury (cnet.com.au)

Pioneer's feature-laden VSX-831 receiver a top value

 

It's been a period of adjustment for the Pioneer brand. Two years ago, Pioneer Japan announced it was selling its AV division to competitor Onkyo. This resulted in a number of changes, including the loss of speaker designer Andrew Jones to ELAC America.

The Pioneer VSX-831 offers an excellent array of features for the price, including six HDMI ports, multiroom audio with Google Cast, and a phono input. The interface is thoroughly modern and easy to use. Sound quality is everything you'd want at the price

Some of the promised streaming features are yet to be released. The receiver is not as accomplished for music playback as it is for home theater

The Pioneer VSX-831's plethora of features, excellent ease-of-use and fine sound quality make it one of the better AV receivers for the money.

Jul, 2016

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio D/A Converter (DAC):32-bit/384kHz
Audio output channels:5.1
Frequency range:20 - 20000
Output impedance:6 - 16
Power output per channel (1KHz@6 Ohm):130
Power output per channel (20-20KHz@8 Ohm):80
Receiver Type:Surround
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD):1

File formats

Audio formats supported:AIFF, ALAC, FLAC, WAV

Inputs

Audio (L,R) in:3
Composite Video In:2
Digital audio coaxial in:1
Digital audio optical in:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
HDMI In:6
Line-in: Yes
Multichannel audio input type:RCA
PC Audio in: Yes
USB ports quantity:1

Networking

Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVRCP
Bluetooth version:4.1
Ethernet LAN: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes

Optical Drive

Optical drive included: No

Outputs

Audio (L,R) out:5
HDMI Out:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Line-out: Yes
Number of HDMI Outputs:1

Packaging Content

Manual: Yes

Ports & interfaces

AM antenna ports quantity:1
Connectivity Technology:Wired & Wireless
Multichannel pre out connectivity:RCA
Phono inputs (RCA):2
Speakers connectivity type:RCA

Power

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:220-240
Power Consumption (Standby):0.15
Power consumption (typical):390

Radio

Auto digital tuning: Yes
Internet Radio: Yes
Internet radio services supported:TuneIn
Preset stations quantity:40
Radio Data System (RDS): Yes
Supported radio bands:AM, FM

Storage

Card Reader: No

Technical Details

AirPlay: Yes
Apple docking compatibility: No
Audio Decoders:DTS 96/24, DTS Neo:6, DTS-HD HR, DTS-HD Master Audio, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pro Logic II, Dolby TrueHD
Audio Return Channel (ARC): Yes
Colour depth:36
Colour of product:Black / Silver
Detachable power cord: No
Handheld remote control: Yes
Near Field Communication (NFC): No
Volume Control:Rotary

Video

3D: Yes
Supported video modes:1080p, 2160p

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:37 / 370.5
Height :17.3 / 173
Weight:9.2
Width:43.5 / 435