Product Details of Pioneer VSX821K
The coolest iPod/iPhone/iPad add-on is a receiver:
Home cinema in HD and intelligent speaker calibration are just 2 advantages of the VSX-821 AV receiver. What's more, the receiver is like an advanced dock for your iPod/iPhone/iPad.
With a digital connection (cable included), you can play both audio and video in high quality from your Apple device.
You can also connect USB storage devices and play MP3, WMA and AAC compressed audio files. The VSX-821 has 6 HD inputs including 4 x HDMI.
Digital Direct connection with your iPod, iPhone or iPad:
No need for a dock - you can plug your Apple device directly in the receiver.
Thanks to the digital connection, you get the best possible audio quality (further enhanced by the Advanced Sound Retriever).
Furthermore you can view photos and videos on, and stream apps like YouTube to your TV.
True home cinema:
Turn your living room into a cinema with 5.1 HD surround sound.
With speakers in the front, rear and middle and and a subwoofer connected, you'll immerse yourself in a lively film experience.
Besides Dolby Pro Logic IIz, the receiver supports Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio so you can enjoy uncompressed, high-definition audio from Blu-ray discs as well.
Bluetooth audio streaming:
If your phone, laptop or tablet is is Bluetooth equipped, you can live stream audio to the receiver (with optional adapter).
The Sound Retriever AIR restores sound quality after transmission.
The latest, convenient HDMI technology:
With HDMI version 1.4a, you can use this receiver to watch 3D video from a Blu-ray disc.
Other convenient features include an Audio Return Channel for TVs with DVD player or Tuner built-in, for example, and Standby pass-through.
Intelligent speaker calibration:
MCACC analyses the existing sound field using a microphone (included), just like a sound professional, and adjusts the sound timings to precision-tune the system to your room.
130W Output per Channel / 6 Ohms Impedance at Output Level / 5x Channels / 98dB Signal/Noise Ratio
Input Connections - 4x HDMI / 5x Composite / 2x Component / 1x Coaxial / 2x Digital Optical / 1x USB 2.0 / 1x iPod/iPhone Digital via USB (included) / 1x Bluetooth Adapter Port for AS-BT200
Output Connections - 1x HDMI / 1x Composite / 1x Component
AM/FM RDS Tuner with 30x Presets / MP3, WMA, AAC Playback