Pioneer has added four new 5.1 and 7.2-channel AV receivers - the VSX-522-K, VSX-822-K, VSX-922-K and the VSX-1122-K - to its family of AV Receivers.
The new AV receivers come with a variety of powerful feature sets which include Apple's Airplay, DLNA 1.5, 3D HDMI connectivity, and Internet radio, just to name a few. All models house a front USB input, with the VSX-822-K and above models including a USB/video cable for easy, out-of-the-box connectivity, battery charging, and quick access to music libraries in iTunes.
Also, these receivers feature Direct Energy amplifiers, which are designed to minimize the signal router between signal inputs, amplification, and speaker outputs, reducing internal and external distortions to produce a cleaner sound with high dynamic range. All of them support the latest HDMI specification and offer more HDMI inputs than before, with the VSX-1122-K offering seven inputs for a wide range of connectivity options. The VSX-922-K and VSX-1122-K also feature a new HDMI Standby Through mode that allows high definition audio and video to pass through the receivers while in the Standby mode.
These four new AV receivers will be available at authorized Pioneer retails in June 2012.