VSX-59TXi

Elite® THX Ultra 2 7.1 Channel A/V Receiver

  • 160 Watts x 7 Channels (FTC, 6 ohms)
  • Advanced MCACC Room Calibration
  • LCD Touch Panel Remote Control

Price$4,000

Energy StarOur flagship VSX-59TXi is the world's first A/V Receiver to offer playback capability of Windows Media® Audio 9- Professional encoded media making multi-channel streaming, recorded, and even packaged PC audio in the living room, on the “big system”, a reality today! Dual i.Link™ digital interfaces provide easy “firewire” connectivity of multi-channel DVD-A, SACD, as well as other multi-channel digital audio signal transmissions between a DVD player and the receiver. The benefit: unmatched multi-channel audio processing, using ONE wire. The VSX-59TXi meets LucasFilm's THX -Ultra2 requirements for audio playback of all multi-channel movie and music formats including DVD-Audio and SACD; as well as processing of all wide-bandwidth video signals (like High Definition TV) with no picture degradation. For easy, accurate system setup, an advanced version of our Multi-Channel Acoustic Calibration Circuit (MCACC) identifies and evaluates each speakers frequency response; in time, distance, and volume levels for your specific room's environment and calibrates all channel output creating the most accurate 3-Dimensional multi-channel audio sound experience available anywhere. Advanced MCACC even provides PC connectivity so that graphic representations of your room's unique acoustic signature can be seen visually so you can see where the most calibration should be applied. The VSX-59TXi includes a new state-of-the-art LCD re-chargeable touch-panel remote control and the Elite two-year warranty.

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i.Link and the i.Link logo ar trademarks of Sony Corporation.
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Power
  • A.D.E. MOS FET
  • 160W x 7 (20 - 20 kHz @ 6 ohm, 0.09% THD)
  • 160W x 2 (20 - 20 kHz @ 6 ohm, 0.09% THD)
Audio Processing
  • Dual SHARC Melody Ultra + Motorola 48 Bit
  • Y
  • Y
  • Y
  • 192/24
  • 192KHz 24Bit Multi-Bit (PCM1704)
Convenience
  • Yes-All
  • Slim LCD Touch Panel
Connectivity
  • 3
  • 1
  • 7 (1 front in)
  • 5
  • 7
  • 4
  • 12
  • 5
  • 7
  • 2
  • 8 Channel
  • 8 Channel
  • 1 A/V
  • Yes
Construction
  • Aluminum
Warranty
  • 2 years parts and labor
Dimensions
  • 17-5/16 x 8 x 18-3/4 (WxHxD)
  • 440 x 204 x 476 (WxHxD)
  • 68.6 lbs.

My A/V receiver says, "OVERLOAD" and shuts off.  What should I do?
Poor wiring connections, bad wires or a bad speaker may cause this.  As you increase the volume, you will increase the amount of current you are drawing from the receiver.  To troubleshoot this issue, try the following:

1. Disconnect each speaker wire connection. Inspect for any frayed or damaged wiring and replace it.
2. Check the impedance of the speakers; make sure they are properly rated for your stereo. In most cases, they need to be 8 ohms. Only a few Pioneer receivers will support lower impedance.
3.  If the problem still continues, try these steps:
1. Turn the receiver off.
2. Remove one speaker.
3. Turn the receiver on.
4. Increase the volume.
If the receiver overloads, repeat steps 1-4 (selecting a different speaker each time).  If you disconnect a certain speaker and the receiver no longer overloads, have this speaker checked at a service center.  It could have a bad speaker component, like a tweeter, sub-woofer, or even a bad crossover.
My A/V receiver says, "OVERLOAD" and shuts off.  What should I do?
Poor wiring connections, bad wires or a bad speaker may cause this.  As you increase the volume, you will increase the amount of current you are drawing from the receiver.  To troubleshoot this issue, try the following:

1. Disconnect each speaker wire connection. Inspect for any frayed or damaged wiring and replace it.
2. Check the impedance of the speakers; make sure they are properly rated for your stereo. In most cases, they need to be 8 ohms. Only a few Pioneer receivers will support lower impedance.
3.  If the problem still continues, try these steps:
1. Turn the receiver off.
2. Remove one speaker.
3. Turn the receiver on.
4. Increase the volume.
If the receiver overloads, repeat steps 1-4 (selecting a different speaker each time).  If you disconnect a certain speaker and the receiver no longer overloads, have this speaker checked at a service center.  It could have a bad speaker component, like a tweeter, sub-woofer, or even a bad crossover.