Updated 6 Jun 2014

Pioneer

VSX-528

Snapshot: The Pioneer VSX-528 is a 5-channel AV receiver that supports 11 surround-sound formats and has 6 HDMI inputs. How well does it perform?

VSX-528
Consumer score
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Price guide

$999

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Key data

Model

Price guide
$999

Specifications

HxWxD (mm)
167 x 435 x 294
Depth with connected cables and buttons
380
Weight (kg)
8.4
5.x receiver
7.x receiver
×
Independent speaker channels
5
Output power per channel
130

Features

Full iPod control via remote control
Auto-lipsync
Lipsync adjustable
Upscale analogue SD video to HD
×
3D support
Wired LAN
WiFi included
×
Apple AirPlay
Bluetooth
×
DLNA certified
Wake up on LAN (Windows Media Player)
Wake up on LAN (Apple AirPlay)
Automatic standby
USB (audio)
USB (images)
iPod docking socket
×
iPod connection via USB

Surround sound

DolbyDigital
DolbyDigital EX
×
DolbyDigitalPlus
Dolby TrueHD
dts
dts ES
×
dts 96/24
dts-HD
dts-HD MA
PCM 5.1 44/16
DolbyProLogic
DolbyProLogic II
DolbyProLogic Iix
×
DSD decoding (SACD via HDMI)
THX certified
×

Connections

HDMI inputs
6
HDMI inputs (rear)
5
Composite video inputs
2
Component video inputs
0
Analogue line inputs (audio only)
3
Digital coaxial inputs
1
Digital optical inputs
1
Analogue stereo line outputs
0
Subwoofer line outputs
1
Digital coaxial outputs
0
Digital optical outputs
0
Composite video outputs (monitor out)
1
Component video outputs
0
HDMI outputs
1
HDMI-ARC
Headphone output
Phono input
×
HDMI audio throughput (audio to TV)
×
Composite front connector for camcorder
×
HDMI front connector

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Notes
Home theatre systems, projectors and AV receivers in our database have been tested to slightly different methods, as our test evolves to keep pace with the market and technology.
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