Pioneer Elite VSX-53 7.1 Channel 3D Ready Receiver 
VSX-53 7.1 Channel 3D Ready Receiver 
VSX-53 7.1 Channel 3D Ready Receiver - Remote Control 
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Pioneer Elite VSX-53 7.1 Channel 3D Ready Receiver Details

As the name implies, the Pioneer Elite VSX-53 receiver is designed to provide uncompromising audio and video quality. Features like Marvell Qdeo video processing and 1080p upscaling, 7-channel x 110W output with dual sub pre-outs, and support for the latest AV standards see to that. For the dedicated enthusiast, the VSX53 also offers plenty of options to customize and control your system, including industry-leading AVNavigator PC setup, and Expert Mode control. It isn't just the exceptional quality that makes the VSX-53 noteworthy, though; it's also incredibly convenient. Just because it's Elite doesn't mean it won't play well with others; a healthy host of inputs provide connections for all your home theater components, new and old. But perhaps the most important connection it will make is with your iPod. The included docking cable lets you directly connect your iPod, iPhone, or iPad the receiver and play back your favorite tunes with ease. It gets better though. An optional Wi-Fi adapter or Ethernet connection offers even more awesome options. For starters, if your "iDevice" is connected to your home network, you can control the VSX-53 with the free iControlAV2 App (also available for select Android devices). This Elite receiver is also equipped with Apple's AirPlay so it can play media from your different iTunes libraries without a hitch. Of course, DLNA capabilities allow it to access media on non-Apple devices too. For even more fun, you can download Pioneer's free Air Jam App. Up to four Apple devices can be connected using Bluetooth, then used to create a group playlist, among other things. Better still, it offers three-zone capabilities, and dual HDMI outputs. Quality, connectivity, and convenience what more could you ask for?

Pioneer Elite VSX-53 7.1 Channel 3D Ready Receiver Specifications


  • Amplifier Design: Advanced Direct Energy
  • Channels: 7.1
  • Power Output: Watts per Channel (20Hz-20kHz @8ohm) 110
  • Estimated Power Consumption: 560

Handheld and Internet

  • AirPlay
  • Made for iPod/iPhone/iPad Certified: iPod/iPhone/iPad
  • Supported Apple Devices: 4th gen Nano and above / iPhone, 3G, 3GS, 4 / iPad, iPad2
  • iControlAV Application: iControlAV2 (iPad, iPhone, Android)
  • Supplied iPad/iPhone/iPod A/V Cable
  • iTunes Movie / TV / Video Playback
  • iTunes Album Art
  • iTunes Cover Art
  • YouTube Video Playback
  • Android Audio Playback via: USB
  • Internet Radio: vTuner
  • Pandora Radio
  • Rhapsody Music Service: w/ subscription
  • Sirius Radio via Internet: w/ subscription
  • DLNA 1.5 Certified: Yes
  • USB Formats: WAV, MP3, WMA, iPod Digital, JPEG
  • Network Audio Formats: LPCM, WAV 192kHz, MP3, ACC, WMA, FLAC 192kHz

Decoders & Formats

  • Digital Core DSP Engine: TI Aureus
  • THX™ Certification: Select 2 Plus
  • iPod Digital Audio
  • 192K/24-Bit DACs: Yes
  • Dolby True: HD
  • Dolby Digital plus
  • Dolby Pro-Logic IIz
  • DTS-HD Master Audio
  • DTS 96/24
  • DTS Neo:6

Soundfield Calibration

  • Phase Control: Full Band / Plus
  • Auto MCACC: Advanced
  • Manual MCACC
  • Standing Wave Control
  • EQ Bands: 9
  • Symmetric EQ
  • MCACC Memory: 6
  • X-Curve
  • Distance Adjustment: 1/2 Inch
  • Polarity Check
  • Auto Subwoofer Crossover

Listening Modes

  • Auto Surround
  • Auto Level Control: Multi-Channel
  • Optimum Surround
  • Stream Direct: Direct / Pure Direct
  • Advanced Surround: 15 + Headphone Surround
  • Wide Surround
  • Front Stage Surround Advance: Yes (Focus/Wide)
  • Headphone Surround
  • Virtual Surround Back
  • Virtual Height
  • Virtual Depth

Audio Features

  • DSD to PCM Converter: Multi-Channel
  • PQLS Jitter Reduction: HDMI Bitstream
  • Dialog Enhancement
  • Advanced Sound Retriever: Multi-Channel / Auto
  • Sound Retriever AIR
  • Digital Noise Reduction
  • Tone Control: Multi-Channel
  • Sound Delay (Lip Sync): 10-Frames
  • Speaker A/B
  • Bi-Amp: Front Channel

Video Processing

  • 3-D Ready
  • Audio Return Channel
  • HDMI 36-bit Deep Color
  • HDMI x.v. Color
  • Video Converter to HDMI
  • Video Scaler: Marvell Qdeo up to 1080p / 24fps
  • Stream Smoother
  • Pure Cinema
  • Video Parameter Adjustments: Advanced Video Adjust - HD Sources Progressive Motion - YNR, CNR, BNR, MNR, Detail, Brightness, Contrast, Hue, Chroma, Black level


  • HDMI Input / Output: 7 In / 2 Out
  • Bluetooth Adapter Port: AS-BT100 or AS-BT200
  • Component Video Input / Output: 2 In / 1 Out
  • iPhone / iPod: Front USB / Composite Video
  • USB Memory Input: Yes (MP3 / WMA / WAV / JPEG)
  • Ethernet Input
  • SIRIUS Satellite Ready
  • Composite A/V Input / Output: 4 In / 1 Out
  • Analog Audio Inputs / Output: 2 In
  • Digital Inputs / Output: 5 In
  • Pre-Amp Outputs: 7.1 Channel (9.2 Terminals)
  • Headphone Output
  • Front A/V Inputs: HDMI / USB / Composite Video
  • AM/FM Presets: 63


  • On-Screen Display: GUI with Album Art
  • Multi-Room and Source Output: 3 Zone (3rd Zone Audio Only)
  • Zone 2 Sources: DVD / TV / Sat / DVR / Video / Home Media Gallery / iPod USB / CD / Tuner / Adapter Port / Sirius
  • Zone 3 Sources: DVD / TV / Sat / DVR / Video / CD / Tuner / Adapter Port
  • 12 Volt Trigger (Assignable): Yes (2)
  • RS-232C
  • IR Serial Remote In/Out: 2 In / 1 Out
  • Multi-Zone On-Screen Display: Yes
  • Network Firmware Update: Ethernet / USB
  • AVNavigator
  • IP Control for CI
  • Versatile Speaker Configuration: Bi-Amp / Zone 2 / B-Speaker / Surround Back / Front Height / Front Width
  • FL Dimmer
  • Function Rename
  • Remote: Learning
  • Auto Power: Down
  • Sleep Timer
  • Operation Mode: Basic / Expert
  • Detachable Power Cord


  • Front Panel: Aluminum Hairline
  • Transformer Stabilizer
  • Advanced Direct Construction
  • Large Speaker Terminals: All

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Height: 7.28"
  • Width: 17.13"
  • Depth: 17.36"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 29.65 lbs
  • Shipping: 31 lbs

Warranty Information: 2-years

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Pioneer Elite VSX-53 7.1 Channel 3D Ready Receiver Contents

  • VSX-53 receiver
  • Setup microphone with cable
  • Remote control
  • AM loop antenna
  • FM wire antenna
  • iPod® USB cable
  • Power cord
  • AVNavigator CD-ROM
  • Warranty card
  • Owner's manual

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