PIONEER ELITE RECEIVERS OFFER STUDIO QUALITY CONTENT PLAYBACK AND MULT-ZONE / MULTI-SOURCE CAPABILITIES
VSX-43 and VSX-70 Increase Entertainment Options Throughout the Home
Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. today introduced two new Elite® home theater
receiver, designed for expanded entertainment and control throughout the
home. Following in the tradition of the Elite brand, the new receivers are
built to engineering and manufacturing standards designed to handle studio
quality audio and visual content and the multi-channel demands of home
theater enthusiasts. The VSX-43 and VSX-70 receivers incorporate
high-resolution file format playback, expanded multi-zone and multi-source
management and functionality, custom installation features, and 4K Ultra HD
compatibility as well as easy and convenient receiver control via Pioneer's
proprietary ControlApp and iControlAV2013 App.
"Pioneer's Elite brand represents the pinnacle of Pioneer home electronics.
Any time we introduce new technology or proprietary features, it's featured
first on our Elite products," said Chris Walker, director of AV product
planning and marketing for the Home Electronics Division of Pioneer
Electronics (USA) Inc.
Enhanced Multi-Zone Control
Multi-Zone Capabilities - Constructed to enhance any home theater, the
new receivers accurately reproduce what the artist originally intended,
in a wide range of speaker configurations. The VSX-43 provides
additional setup flexibility and can be configured either for a true
7.1-channel setup or for 5.1-channel, with the two extra channels
powering a pair of speakers in a second room (Zone 2), with the ability
to simultaneously send two different sources to each zone. For example,
a movie can be viewed in the main zone (family room) while music from a
CD is played in the second zone (bedroom or patio).
The VSX-70 offers simultaneous entertainment in up to three zones - a
main zone, a powered Zone 2 (two speakers in a second room) and a third
HDZone (additional HDMI source to a third room). The HDZone can also be
controlled through Pioneer's proprietary iControlAV2013 App. With eight
HDMI inputs and highly configurable 7.1-channels, the VSX-70 is ideal
for consumers and custom installers who want maximum connection
flexibility, eliminating the need to set up separate receivers in each
Custom Home Theater Installation - For advanced home theater control,
the VSX-70 offers custom installation features often found only on the
most expensive receiver models. The unit includes full two-way
RS-232-over-IP control and is certified to work with custom remote
control systems such as Crestron® and Control4®.
Pioneer Control Apps - Pioneer's ControlApp and iControlAV2013 App give
users more control over the features and functionalities of their
receivers from the convenience of their smart devices. The VSX-43 is
compatible with ControlApp and offers management of audio settings and
modes, inputs and streaming content. The VSX-70 works with the new
iControlAV2013 App, which has been completely redesigned for 2013,
featuring a new user interface and easier to navigate feature menu1, as
well as a dedicated "ECO MANAGER" page for energy efficient settings.
Both apps feature PUSH PLAYER, Pioneer's new music streaming setting
that enables users to access the music libraries stored on their devices
and create playlists that can be streamed wirelessly to the receiver,
all from within the app2. ControlApp and iControlAV2013 are available
free of charge on the App Store (www.AppStore.com) or Google® Play (
The VSX-70 also features Pioneer's AVNavigator (now available for
Windows® on the bundled CD-ROM, for Mac on the Pioneer website and for
iPad on the App Store) a two-way interactive owner's manual that walks
users through the entire set up process of their receiver.
Power-Saving ECO Management - The new 2013 Elite models feature ECO
Management functions to reduce power consumption of the receiver in both
on and stand-by modes. With ECO mode on, the receiver analyzes and
controls peak volume corresponding to the content being played to reduce
power consumption while still maintaining content audio quality. The
"Ecology function ON/OFF" feature can be accessed and set through the
included remote control, iControlAV2013 App (ECO MANAGER) via
smartphone, or the front panel of the receiver (ECO Access) to reduce
Expanded Entertainment Possibilities
Music Enthusiast - The Elite VSX-43 and VSX-70 offer playback of WAV,
MP3, WMA, AAC and FLAC files from a networked computer or plugged in
drive via the front USB port. For 2013, Pioneer has built in playback
of high-resolution AIFF and Apple Lossless files as well as Gapless
playback for AIFF, Apple Lossless, WAV and FLAC files. Offering a
diversified listening experience, the receivers have access to today's
most popular Internet radio music services including PANDORA® and vTuner
®. Both receivers are also Windows 8* certified and feature DLNA® 1.5
certification for music content playback from a networked DLNA server or
DLNA application running on a Windows PC, Mac, or smartphone connected
on a home network, either through a wired Ethernet connection or
optional wireless Wi-Fi® adapter (AS-WL300; available for use with
4K Ultra HD Pass Through - Pioneer's new receivers are designed for the
next generation 4K Ultra HD resolution standard, with the ability to
pass through 4K video signals to compatible displays, offering the
highest quality video image available. Additionally, the VSX-70 can
upscale analog and HDMI video signals for 4K Ultra HD resolution when
used with the latest 4K displays.
Smartphone Content - Elite model receivers allow iPhone, iPad and iPod
touch users to enjoy playback of audio content stored on their devices
as well as the display of album art and metadata when connected to a
television monitor. Users can take advantage of the convenience of
Apple's AirPlay3, allowing users to stream their iTunes music whether
from Mac or PC, as well as music stored on their iPhone, iPad, or iPod
Further integrating the smartphone, Mobile High Definition Link (MHL)
connectivity has been built into each receiver. The front HDMI input
doubles as an MHL 2.0 input for connection of an MHL equipped Android™
smartphone or tablet to play back audio and video content (including
high-definition 3D content) as well as faster phone charging. Android
users with compatible HTC® smartphones (including the new HTC One Phone)
have the convenience of HTC Connect4, which enables direct music
streaming to the VSX-43 or VSX-70.
The Pioneer Elite VSX-43 and VSX-70 receivers are available at authorized
Pioneer retailers with suggested retail prices of $525 and $750
Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. is headquartered in Long Beach, Calif., and
its U.S. Web address is www.pioneerelectronics.com. Its parent company,
Pioneer Corporation, is a preeminent manufacturer of high-performance
audio, video and computer equipment for the home, car and business markets
and is celebrating 75 years of innovation in the consumer electronics
*To use Windows 8, consumers must first update firmware on the receiver.
The firmware update will be available soon on the Pioneer website.
1iControlAV2013 is coming soon in Google Play.
2This feature will be available in ControlApp for Android.
3AirPlay works with iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iOS 4.3.3 or later,
Mac with OS X Mountain Lion, and Mac and PC with iTunes 10.2.2 or later.
4 HTC Connect is defined as interoperability testing of music streaming
performed between compatible smartphones and Home AV products using the
HTC Connect Music Application. Third party music applications, meaning
apps other than the HTC Connect-compatible smartphone's native music
player, may not work with HTC Connect.
PIONEER, ELITE and the PIONEER and ELITE logos are registered trademarks of
MHL, the MHL Logo, and Mobile High-Definition Link are trademarks or
registered trademarks of MHL LLC in the United States and other countries.
HTC, the HTC logo, and HTC Connect are registered trademarks or trademarks
of HTC Corporation.
PANDORA is a registered trademark of Pandora Media, Inc.
DLNA, the DLNA Logo and DLNA CERTIFIED® are trademarks, service marks, or
certification marks of the Digital Living Network Alliance.
vTuner is a registered trademark of Nothing Else Matters Software, Ltd.
Wi-Fi is a registered trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance.
HDMI, the HDMI logo and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks
or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC.
Control4 is a registered trademark of Control4 Corporation.
Crestron is a registered trademark of Crestron Electronics, Inc.
WINDOWS is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation.