7.2 Channel CI Focused Home Theater Receiver
Featuring 4K Ultra HD Upscaling and 3D Compatibility
- Update: Spotify® Connect now available
- 8 - HDMI® Inputs with MHL® 2.0 Compatibility (Front)
- 3 Zone Outputs (HDMI and Powered Zone 2)
- AirPlay®, HTC Connect™, and Pandora® Music Streaming
The new Pioneer® Elite® VSX-70 receiver is your ticket to home entertainment. If you’re serious about music and home theater, this feature-rich AV receiver delivers Elite’s advanced connectivity and cutting-edge performance in one affordable, user-friendly package. Welcome to the future.
Precision Power and Ultimate Control; a Winning Combination
The Elite VSX-70 is a front-row ticket for serious 7.2-channel sound. It’s a 630-watt powerhouse that delivers sound to rival bigger receivers; with seven discrete amplifiers producing 90 watts of Elite power (20Hz-20kHz, THD 0.08% @ 8 ohms FTC).
The VSX-70 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 and DTS Neo: X.
Advanced MCACC® processing is like having your own sound engineer precision-tuning your system to your living room. 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-70 to use its own high precision clock and adjust the transmission rate of bitstream sound data from a compatible Blu-ray Disc player, insuring every note and nuance is faithfully reproduced.
The VSX-70 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.
4K Ultra HD and 3D-Ready with the Latest HDMI Technology
Elite AV Receivers support the latest HDMI® specifications. So not only do you get the most out of your existing movies and music, with the VSX-70 you're prepared for the new generation of 3D video content. With 8 HDMI inputs (7 rear + 1 front) and 2 outputs, you've got plenty of connectivity options for the growing number of high-definition sources available. The VSX-70 also offers advanced HDMI conveniences like Audio Return Channel and Power Save HDMI Standby Through.
Picture-Perfect, Whatever the Source
Pioneer’s extensive video know-how makes home theater a truly immersive experience. The new VSX-70 supports Ultra HD (4K) pass-through and upscaling. Qdeo® video-processing technology 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 4K Ultra HD video scaling for an exceptional picture regardless of the source, creating natural and noise-free video for maximum performance and flexibility.
Designed for Today’s Connected Lifestyle—You and Your iPad®, iPhone® and iPod®
Our digital world offers music lovers more choices than ever before and the VSX-70 is right at home—yours—with Apple® devices. Easily connected with the USB/cable, your Apple handheld device connects without the need for a dock. Plug-and-play has never been easier, and the VSX-70 charges your device too. Got a call? The iPhone will mute your music so you can take it. Use the iPhone directly, or push a single button on the VSX-70's front panel to switch control to the included preset remote and an intuitive, full-color GUI. The USB port also handles studio quality 192KHz/24-bit FLAC, AIFF, WAV, DSD, and Apple Lossless (96kHz 24-bit) music files from your PC or memory storage device for true audiophile level performance.
Pioneer’s partnership with Apple means you get effortless AirPlay connectivity through Apple devices like iPhone, iPad and iPod. Network share your music with DLNA™ and Windows 7®, stream your favorite artists straight with Pandora®, or listen to a world of content with vTuner® Internet Radio.
And of course, this Elite receiver is Bluetooth- and WiFi-ready with Pioneer’s optional AS-BT200 Bluetooth adapter and AS-WL-300 Wi-Fi adapter.
And talk about uninterrupted entertainment. Listen to your favorite music 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-70: it powers up automatically and continues 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-70's supports network audio sources in Zone 2, allowing you to send music to another room by simply running a set of speaker wires to the second zone. With AirPlay, there's really no reason why your iTunes® music has to be restricted to your computer.
HTC Connect™ Makes Android™ Sing
The VSX-70 brings a whole new level of convenience and sound quality to the entertainment experience for users of HTC’s Android-powered HTC One series smartphones. It’s called HTC Connect, and now, you can stream high-quality, music files for an effortless, out-of-the-box audiophile experience. Finally, critical listeners who demand serious sound can enjoy their music—with CD-quality resolution—using their HTC smartphone. And how real it sounds.
Spotify Connect is a Premium feature that lets you play and control Spotify on your devices. Choose music on one device and listen on another. At home, hit play on your mobile and hear high fidelity sound on your AV receiver. You can also control the music from your mobile phone. Update your AV Receiver
Windows® 8 Certified
Windows 8 Play To feature makes it easy to stream your favorite music stored on your PC to our new line of networked AV Receivers. Don't limit your media experience to your laptop speakers. With the Windows 8 Play To feature and Pioneer’s new networked Receivers you can enjoy your media library on the biggest speakers in the house.
The Ultimate Custom Home Theater Solution
The Elite series is made to offer versatile custom-installation solutions for home entertainment. Offering Multi-Zone capability, the VSX-70 lets you set up three great systems. Enjoy home theater in the living room, TV Viewing (via HDMI HDzone output) and serious music listening in the den. An RS-232 bus connection and full IP commands set allows custom installers access into the “control brain” of the VSX-70, for customized home automation experience.
Because Pioneer is dedicated to custom installation, our relationships with custom-control partners like AMX®, Control4®, Crestron® and other leading brands let users and installers integrate the Elite VSX-70 into whole-house systems. All this plus support for Pioneer Apps, third-party control devices, custom-ready detachable power cord, and IR in/out for universal remotes make the Elite series the ultimate answer in custom home entertainment.
BD Link for Blu-ray Disc Playback That Excels
The built-in BD Link technology of the VSX-70 maximizes the fidelity of high-bandwidth, high-definition Blu-ray Disc playback from a compatible Pioneer or Elite Blu-ray Disc 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-70 wirelessly through your home network, Pioneer's free of charge iControlAV2013 app turns your iPhone, iPod touch and iPad device or select Android devices into a powerful remote control for your receiver. The all-new iControlAV2013 is fully redesigned, incorporating everything from basic volume and input selection to advanced features like EQ adjustments and Internet Radio control. iControlAV2013 for iPad includes enhanced features like vertical and horizontal orientation, intuitive control of music from networked PCs as well as Internet radio control, and an intuitive 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-70 offers, like Hi-Bit 24, Auto Phase Control Plus, and Virtual Speaker modes.
Easy Set-Up 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 is an interactive owner’s manual that takes all the guesswork out of setting up your receiver. AV Navigator uses your networked PC, MAC or iPad to communicate directly with the VSX-70, 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-70'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-70's menu and enjoy iTunes album art from a connected Apple device.
- Discrete Direct Energy
- 90 Watts
- 165 Watts
- SC Model Power Rating Only
- SC Model Power Rating Only
- SC Model Power Rating Only
- 550 W/0.1 W (standby)
Handheld and Internet
- Yes (iPhone 5/iPad/iPod)
- MP3, WMA, AAC, Apple Lossless, 192kHz / 24-Bit WAV, FLAC, AIFF, DSD
- MP3, WMA, AAC, Apple Lossless, 192kHz / 24-Bit WAV, FLAC, AIFF
Decoders & Formats
- Texas Instruments Aureus
- Multi- Channel
- Auto / Plus
- 9-Band (Advanced)
- 1/2 Inch
- Direct / Pure Direct
- 11 + 1 Mode
- Multi-Channel / Auto with ARC
- 2 Channel
- Yes (800 ms)
- Front Channel
- Marvell QDEO
- YNR, CNR, BNR, MNR, Detail, Brightness, Contrast, Hue, Chroma, Black Level
- 8 In ( 7 Rear, 1 Front) / 2 Out
- 1 (Front)
- 2 In (Assignable) / 1 Output
- Front USB / Composite Video
- 3 In / 2 Out
- 3 In / 1 Out
- 3 In
- 2 (Subwoofers)
- USB & HDMI/MHL
- Graphical User Interface (GUI) with Album Artwork (HDMI only)
- HDMI HDZone Audio & Video / Powered Zone 2 Audio
- All Audio Sources
- Eco Mode 1/Eco Mode 2
- 1 (50mA)
- 1 In / 1 Out
- Surround Back/ Front Height/ Front Wide/ Front Bi-Amp/ Zone 2/ B-Speaker
- Learning Remote Control
- 9 Large
- 2 Years Parts & Labor
- 17.13 x 6.63x 14.25
- 21.56 lbs
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.
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.
HDMI connection may not allow transmission of copyright protected material, depending on the
capability of the signal source.
HDMI, the HDMI logo and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered
trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC.
Spotify is the registered trade mark of the Spotify Group. Compatible digital mobile devices and premium subscription required where available, see pioneer.eu/spotify
Dolby, Pro Logic, Dolby Digital, and the double-D symbol are registered trademarks of Dolby
DTS is a registered trademark & the DTS logo and Symbol are trademarks of DTS, Inc.
Blu-ray Disc is a trademark of the Blu-ray Disc Association.
Windows and the Windows logo are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies.
“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 ,iPod touch and Mac are registered trademarks
of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. AirPlay works with iPhone 5, iPhone 4S,
iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod touch (5th, 4th, 3rd and 2nd generations), iPad 2, iPad (4th, 3rd, and 1st
generations), iPad mini 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.
HTC, the HTC logo, and HTC Connect are trademarks of HTC Corporation.
“x.v.Color” is a trademark of Sony Corporation.
Qdeo is a registered trademark of Marvell World Trade, Ltd.
Android and Google Play are trademarks of Google Inc.
MHL, the MHL Logo, and Mobile High-Definition Link are trademarks or registered trademarks of MHL
LLC in the United States and other countries.
Pandora Internet Radio is a registered trademark of Pandora Media, Inc.
vTuner is a registered trademark of Nothing Else Matters Software, Ltd.
Aureus is a registered trademark of Texas Instruments, Inc.
Bluetooth is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG, Inc.
Control4 and the Control4 logo are registered trademarks of Control4 Corporation.
Crestron and the Crestron logo are registered trademark of Crestron Electronics, Inc.
AMX and the AMX logo are trademarks of AMX, LLC registered in the U.S. and other countries.
Universal Remote Control logo is a registered trademark of Universal Remote Control, Inc.
RTI logo is a registered trademark of Remote Technologies Incorporated.
Savant Logo is a registered trademark of Savant Systems, LLC.
For details on iPod compatibility, visit http://pioneer.jp/homeav/support/ios/na/