7.2-Channel Network Ready AV Receiver
- Firmware update to add HTC Connect and to resolve an issue connecting to Pandora's server
- WiFi Ready with AirPlay® & PC Music Streaming
- FREE Advanced Remote Control App for Apple & Select AndroidTM Devices, "iControlAV2012"
Suggested Price: $650.00
Finely tuned, breathtaking home theater performance. Introducing the Pioneer Elite 7.2-Channel VSX-60 AV Receiver.
The new VSX-60 receiver is the answer to a home theater enthusiast's prayers. Delivering remarkable performance in an elegant package, it's designed with advanced technology that performs exquisitely in the moment, while at the same time never taking its eyes off the future.
Made for You--And your iPad®, iPhone® and iPod®
Thanks to Made for iPod touch, iPhone, and iPad certification, Apple devices are easily connected with the included USB/video cable - so there's no need to buy a separate dock to store all your music, videos, streaming content. Plus, since your iPhone, iPod and now your iPad charge automatically when connected, it's the ultimate plug-and-play integration with your home theater. You can enjoy music with iTunes® album art, share videos and movies, downloaded TV shows from iTunes, photos, web content from YouTube® and much more. Got a call? The iPhone will mute movies and music so you can take it. Use the iPhone directly, or push a single button on the VSX-60's front panel to switch control to the included preset remote and an intuitive, full-color GUI.
And new for 2012, the USB port has been upgraded to handle uncompressed 192KHz/24-bit FLAC and WAV music files from your PC or memory storage device for true audiophile level performance.
With AirPlay, stream music from iTunes to the VSX-60 and play it through your home theater system without docks or cables. Simply connect the receiver to your home network via Ethernet, and it instantly becomes the hub for playback of your iTunes music from your connected Apple® device or networked computer.
You can stream your music straight from your PC or Mac®, iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to the VSX-60 at the touch of a button. Listen to your favorite song in your car using your iPhone, leave your car mid song and walk into your home. Using the AirPlay App on your iPhone, select the VSX-60. When you do, it’ll power up automatically and continue your favorite song right where you left off.
You can even view song information including song title, artist, and track time as well as album art on a connected display. Not only that, the VSX-60's supports network audio sources in Zone 2, allowing you to send music to another room. With AirPlay, there's really no reason why your iTunes music has to be restricted to your computer.
HTC Connect™ is for Android® owners who, until now, have constantly asked, “What about me?” The good news is your receiver has arrived. A Pioneer exclusive, the VSX-60 proudly supports HTC Connect, compatible with HTC One series phones. HTC Connect makes it easy to wirelessly stream your favorite music straight from your HTC One phone. There’s no need for a separate app; HTC Connect is built right into your phone’s music player.
UPDATE: HTC Connect Firmware Now Available for Download
Connect to Your PC Music Files or Internet Radio
The VSX-60's networking ability opens up an entirely new world of possibilities. A rear panel Ethernet port allows full integration into your home network, with Windows® 7 and DLNA® 1.5 certification, a whole new level of entertainment options are at your fingertips. With 192kHz / 24-bit WAV and FLAC file compatibility, network streaming audio playback is now ready for the true audiophile. Stream your MP3, AAC, WMA, WAV and FLAC music files from your PC, laptop or smartphone to your home theater system.
With vTuner®, the VSX-60 lets you enjoy thousands of Internet radio stations from around the world. You can also access Pandora® and SiriusXM (subscription needed) radio services complete with on-screen album art and music information. An optional AS-WL300 wireless adapter is also available for your wireless network convenience.
Unleash Your Smartphone's Music with Bluetooth®
The VSX-60 is fully ready for wireless Bluetooth audio from virtually any A2DP profile Bluetooth device. With the Pioneer AS-BT200 Bluetooth adapter, you can untether yourself from cables and inputs. Plus you'll enjoy enriched quality with Sound Retriever AIR technology, created specifically to enhance Bluetooth audio.
Ultimate Sound Control
The VSX-60 supports formats like Dolby® TrueHD and DTS-HD® Master Audio to give your Blu-ray Disc™ soundtracks unsurpassed audio quality. Pioneer also includes all of the Dolby and DTS surround formats best suited for the wide variety of entertainment sources, including the newest Dolby Pro Logic® IIz height channel.
Like a musical instrument, your home theater system needs to be tuned. Pioneer's Advanced Multi-Channel Acoustic Calibration system (MCACC) provides an optimized, multi-channel listening experience calibrated and customized specifically to your room by measuring every speaker's connection, and noting size and distance from the listening point, sound levels and timbre.
To eliminate the distortion caused by jitter during conversion, Pioneer’s PQLS technology allows the VSX-60 to use its own high precision clock and adjust the transmission rate of bitstream sound data from a compatible Blu-Ray player, insuring every note and nuance is faithfully reproduced.
The VSX-60 takes the multi-channel audio experience to a whole new level with four advanced, sound-enhancing virtual speaker modes. Virtual Depth is designed to complement 3D movies. Virtual Height creates sound effects from above your main front speakers, creating virtual height speakers ideal for gaming enthusiasts. Virtual Wide creates a seamless blend between your front and back speakers. Virtual Surround Back replaces your back surround speakers, freeing you to use the surround amplifier to drive a second zone, or bi-amp the front speakers. Virtual speaker modes can be applied together or separately.
Filling in areas where minute details were left out during the compression process, even compressed audio like WMA, MP3 and AAC is enhanced with another Pioneer exclusive, Advanced Sound Retriever.
Advanced Qdeo™ Video Processing. Picture Perfect Whatever the Source
Using Qdeo™ processing technology and Pioneer’s extensive video know-how makes home theater a truly immersive experience. The VSX-60 provides video conversion from composite and component video to HDMI for a single-wire high-definition audio and video solution as well as up to 1080p video scaling for an exceptional picture regardless of the source, creating natural and noise-free video for maximum performance and flexibility.
Get Ready for 3D with the Latest HDMI® Technology
All of Pioneer's newest receivers support the latest HDMI specifications. So not only do you get the most out of your existing movies and music, with the VSX-60 you're prepared for the new generation of 3D video content. With 7 HDMI inputs, you've got plenty of connectivity options for the growing number of high-definition sources available. The VSX-60 also offers advanced HDMI conveniences like Audio Return Channel and Power Save HDMI Standby Through.
BD Link for Blu-Ray Disc Playback That Excels
The built-in BD Link technology of the VSX-60 maximizes the fidelity of high-bandwidth, high-definition Blu-Ray Disc playback from a compatible Pioneer or Elite Blu-Ray Player. BD Link Sound Retriever and BD Link Stream Smoother work together to ensure total fidelity from the original source, with no visual artifacts or out-of-sync audio at full HD resolutions, even in the fastest action scenes.
Transform your Apple Device into a Powerful Remote Control
Communicating with the VSX-60 wirelessly through your home network, Pioneer's free iControlAV2012 app turns your iPhone, iPod touch and iPad device or select Android™ devices into a powerful remote control for your receiver. The all new iControlAV2012 is fully redesigned, incorporating everything from basic volume and input selection to advanced features like EQ adjustments and Internet Radio control. iControlAV2012 for iPad includes enhanced features like vertical and horizontal orientation, intuitive control of music from networked PCs as well as Internet radio control, and a super- cool finger EQ adjust screen; simply draw the EQ curve to your desired sound preference. New Sound Explorer gives you easy access to experiment with the many powerful sound enhancements the VSX-60 offers, like Hi-Bit 24, Auto Phase Control Plus, and Virtual Speaker modes.
Know How and Show How with AVNavigator
Imagine an owner’s manual that actually communicates with your receiver. Or that asks you what sources you'd like to connect and how you'd like to configure your speakers – then walks you through the process as you do it.
An industry-first, Pioneer's AVNavigator truly is an interactive owner’s manual that takes all the guesswork out of setting up your receiver. AV Navigator uses your networked PC or iPad to communicate directly with the VSX-60, walking you through speaker set-up, Advanced MCACC room calibration, sound optimization, firmware updates and more.
Full-Color On-Screen Graphical User Interface
All of the VSX-60's advanced control and connectivity options are made even better with a full-color user interface via HDMI on your connected TV. Effortlessly navigate through the VSX-60's menu and enjoy iTunes album art from a connected Apple device. This is one well-rounded AV receiver.
Ideal for Custom Home Theater Installation
The Elite series was designed with an eye toward custom-installed home theater solutions, with features to match. Multi-zone capability with support for Zone2 outputs allows you to watch movies or listen to music in two rooms at once. An RS-232 bus connection allows custom installers access into the “control brain” of the VSX-60, for customized remote control development. The VSX-60 is compatible with popular "whole-house" entertainment systems such as Crestron, AMX, Control 4, Universal, Savant, and RTI, and its IP capabilities allow users to control their entertainment system via a home network.
All this plus support for Pioneer Apps, 3rd party control devices, custom-ready detachable power cord, and IR in/out for universal remotes make the Elite series the ultimate answer for a custom home entertainment solution.
|Amplifier Design||Direct Energy|
|Power Output: Watts per Channel||90 x 7 (20 Hz - 20 kHz)|
|Estimated Power Consumption||550 Watts|
|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||iControlAV2012 (iPad, iPhone, Android)|
|Supplied iPad/iPhone/iPod A/V Cable|
|iTunes Movie / TV / Video Playback via cable|
|iTunes Album Art|
|YouTube Video Playback via Supplied A/V Cable|
|Sirius Radio via Internet||w/ subscription|
|DLNA 1.5 Certified||Yes|
|USB Formats||MP3, WMA, iPod Digital, WAV 192kHz, FLAC 192kHz, JPEG|
|Network Audio Formats||LPCM, WAV 192kHz, MP3, ACC, WMA, FLAC 192kHz|
|Digital Core DSP Engine||TI Aureus|
|iPod Digital Audio|
|Dolby True HD|
|Dolby Digital plus|
|Dolby Pro-Logic IIz|
|DTS-HD Master Audio|
|Phase Control||Auto / Plus|
|Standing Wave Control|
|Distance Adjustment||1/2 Inch|
|Auto Subwoofer Crossover|
|Auto Level Control||Multi-Channel|
|Stream Direct||Direct / Pure Direct|
|Advanced Surround||15 + Headphone Surround|
|Front Stage Surround Advance||Yes (Focus/Wide)|
|Virtual Surround Back|
|High-bit. High sampling||Hi-bit24|
|DSD to PCM Converter||Multi-Channel|
|PQLS Jitter Reduction||HDMI Bitstream/ Multi|
|Advanced Sound Retriever||Multi-Channel / Auto with ARC|
|Sound Retriever AIR|
|Digital Noise Reduction|
|Tone Control||2 Channel|
|Sound Delay (Lip Sync)||10-Frames|
|Audio Return Channel|
|HDMI 36-bit Deep Color|
|HDMI x.v. Color|
|Video Converter to HDMI|
|Video Scaler||Marvell Qdeo up to 1080p / 24fps|
|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 / 1 Out|
|Wireless Adapter Port||AS-WL300|
|Bluetooth Adapter Port||AS-BT200 / Air Jam App|
|Component Video Input / Output||2 In / 1 Out|
|iPhone / iPod||Front USB / Composite Video|
|USB Memory Input||Yes (MP3 / WMA / WAV 192kHz / FLAC 192kHz, JPEG)|
|Composite A/V Input / Output||3 In / 1 Out|
|Analog Audio Inputs / Output||1 In|
|Digital Inputs / Output||4 In|
|Pre-Amp Outputs||.2 (Subs)|
|Front A/V Inputs||HDMI / USB / Composite Video|
|On-Screen Display||GUI with Album Art|
|Multi-Room and Source Output||2 Zone Audio|
|Zone 2 Sources||DVD, Sat/CBL, DVR/BDR, Internet radio, SiriusXM, Pandora, Media Server, Favorites, iPod/USB, TV, CD, Tuner, Adapter Port|
|12 Volt Trigger (Assignable)||1 (50mA)|
|IR Serial Remote In/Out||1 In / 1 Out|
|Multi-Zone On-Screen Display||Yes|
|Network Firmware Update||Ethernet / USB|
|IP Control for CI|
|Versatile Speaker Configuration||Bi-Amp / Zone 2 / B-Speaker / Surround Back / Front Height / Front Width|
|Detachable Power Cord|
|Large Speaker Terminals||All|
|W x H x D (inches)||17.13 x 6.61 x 14.27|
Stereo Bluetooth Adapter
Wireless Network Adapter for Compatible A/V Receivers and Blu-ray Disc Players
- VSX-60 Firmware Change History
- VSX-60 Important Information about HTC Connect
- VSX-60 Firmware Update Instructions
- VSX-60 Firmware Update
NOTE: This firmware update cannot be performed via the Internet. It must be performed using a USB memory device
This firmware update includes the following:
- Adds HTC Connect feature for compatible Android® phones.
- Resolves an issue with connecting to Pandora's server.
Please note that all network settings, including the your Pandora account information, will be reset to the factory default after the update. Write down these settings before the update as they will be needed to set up the network again.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.
Specifications and design subject to modification without notice.
PIONEER and the Pioneer logo, MCACC and Advanced Sound Retriever are registered trademarks of Pioneer Corporation.
The impedances indicated are actual values that speakers can present to an amplifier while playing back
music. They do not refer to the nominal rated impedances of speakers you use.
HDMI connection may not allow transmission of copyright protected material, depending on the capability
of the signal source.
Microsoft, Windows Media, and the Windows logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft
SIRIUS and related marks are trademarks of Sirius XM Radio Inc.
DTS and the DTS Symbol are registered trademarks of DTS, Inc.
Dolby and the double-D symbol are registered trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
“Made for iPod,” “Made for iPhone,” and “Made for iPad” mean that an electronic accessory has been
designed to connect specifically to iPod, iPhone, or iPad, respectively, and has been certified by the
developer to meet Apple performance standards. Apple is not responsible for the operation of this device or
its compliance with safety and regulatory standards. Please note that the use of this accessory with iPod,
iPhone, or iPad may affect wireless performance.
Apple, AirPlay, the AirPlay logo, iPhone, iPad, iPod and iPod touch are registered trademarks of Apple Inc.,
registered in the U.S. and other countries. AirPlay works with iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod touch
(4th, 3rd and 2nd generations), iPad 2, iPad with iOS 4.2 or later, and iTunes 10.1 (Mac and PC) or later.
DLNA, the DLNA Logo and DLNA Certified are trademarks, service marks, or certification marks of the Digital
Living Network Alliance.
Pandora INTERNET Radio is a registered trademark of Pandora Media, Inc.
Blu-ray Disc is a registered trademark of the Blu-ray Disc Association.
“x.v.Color” is a trademark of Sony Corporation.
Qdeo is a trademark of Marvell World Trade, Ltd.
vTuner is a registered trademark of Noting Else Matters Software, Ltd.
Phase Control is a trademark placed on a product with Pioneer’s Phase Control Technology concept. The
technology enables high-grade sound reproduction environment by improving the phase matching for each
of the components.
For details on iPod compatibility, visit http://pioneer.jp/homeav/support/ios/na/