With 140 Watts (1 kHz 1 % THD @ 6 Ohms) 1ch Driven or 80 Watts (20Hz-20kHz .08% THD @ 8 Ohms) per channel of clear audio reproduction and advanced new technologies, Pioneer’s VSX-823-K feature rich, yet affordable receiver that lets you take advantage of Pioneer’s innovative approach to the networked home theater experience. Proving that connectivity is the key, the VSX-823-K delivers the broadest platform for your Apple® or AndroidTM lifestyle, streaming your favorite content and controlling your receiver, right from the palm of your hand. The VSX-823-K is ready for advanced new technologies, such as high-resolution music files, 4K Ultra HD video files, and an intuitive Eco mode for a “smart” home theater system.
The VSX-823-K features the latest Made for iPhone® and iPad® certification, which includes the iPhone 5 and the iPad mini. Since this receiver is networked, it also supports Apple’s AirPlay® wireless music streaming technology allowing you to wirelessly stream music from your iPhone, iPod® or iTunes® directly to the receiver.
That is just half the story. Pioneer is the only receiver brand with HTC ConnectTM, the only unified approach for the Android platform for streaming music wirelessly from select compatible HTC smartphones. HTC Connect makes it easy to wireless stream your favorite music to your receiver, there is no need for a separate app, HTC Connect is built right into your phone’s music player.
The VSX-823-K also supports DLNA® 1.5 media streaming which allows for access to your favorite music from a DLNA server or computer connected to the same home network. Not only are compressed music files supported such as MP3, WMA, and AAC but also high resolution files such as FLAC, WAV, AIFF and Apple Lossless.
Can’t find the remote? Because the VSX-823-K is a networked receiver, simply download Pioneer’s ControlApp at no charge, turning your Apple or Android device into a remote control for the VSX-823-K. ControlApp not only allows you to control and manage your receiver settings, this app also allows you to access music stored on your smartphone and push it wirelessly to the receiver, without juggling between ControlApp and your phone’s built in music player. Control app makes it easy to stream new music with Pandora®, or use vTuner® internet radio to access thousands of radio stations from all over the world.
4K Ultra HD Compatible
4K x 2K resolution, usually referred to as simply “4K Ultra HD”, is the latest high definition video display format, with four times the resolution of 1080p. The Pioneer VSX-823-K is ready to pass through 4K Ultra HD video signals to a compatible display, meaning it can support home theater systems dedicated to producing the highest quality picture available today.
Expanded HDMI® Connectivity and MHL® 2.0 Capability
Offering more inputs than comparable receivers, the VSX-823-K features 6 HDMI inputs, including support for both 3D and 4K Ultra HD sources. The front HDMI terminal is MHL 2.0 (Mobile High-Definition Link) compatible, letting you connect and control compatible Android devices. High-definition video can be displayed on your HDTV with multi-channel sound, while also charging your device. MHL 2.0 adds support for 3D content, 1080p 60Hz, and faster cell phone charging.
The new, energy-saving ECO Mode found on all 2013 Pioneer AV receivers goes far beyond the conventional wisdom about "green" electronics, with a standby power consumption of only 0.1 watt when enabled. Our ECO Mode offers all of the convenience features of today’s modern AV receivers, including Network Standby and HDMI CEC support, while reducing power consumption in both on and standby modes. The intelligent ECO Mode analyzes your sources in real time, adjusting power consumption accordingly to meet your needs, or you can choose the power-saving settings that are right for you. You can control ECO Mode using the receiver's front panel, the included remote control, or the ECO Manager page of Pioneer’s free ControlApp for your smartphone or tablet. Now you can feel better about your entertainment experience without sacrificing power or features.