Direct Energy Amplifier: The Direct Energy Amplifier creates a wide
range frequency response that makes it ideal for reproducing new high resolution
audio formats. With this proprietary amplifier design, Pioneer's engineers have
found the key to managing the wide fluctuations in heat that can significantly
alter the overall audio performance of each of the discrete amplified channels.
By utilizing a new temperature compensation circuitry of the temperature
fluctuations are effectively minimized between channels to maintain high quality
audio from all connected devices. The Direct Energy amplifier also features a
low impedance, high current, and compact circuit design to maximize performance
in the critical output stages.
90-Watt x 7.2ch Amplifier: The Pioneer VSX-1122-K
Multi-Channel A/V receiver is equipped with a 7-channel amplifier rated at 90
watts (into 8-ohms, at 20Hz-20kHz, with 0.08% THD, driving 2 channels) and dual subwoofer (LFE) preamp outputs.
Amplifier Assignment: The VSX-1122-K supports up to 7.2
channels (Front L/R, Center, Surround L/R, Surround Back L/R, and Dual SW) for
surround sound playback. The seven amplifier channels built into the receiver
are typically used for 7.1 channel surround in the main room, but there are
various amplifier configurations to accommodate your home theater setup:
- 7.2ch (Front Height):
A 7.2ch surround system connects the front speaker (L/R), center speaker,
front height speakers (L/R), surround speakers (L/R), surround back speakers
(L/R), and subwoofers (1/2). It is not possible to produce sound
simultaneously from the front height speakers and the surround back
- 7.2ch (Front Wide):
This 7.2ch configuration replaces the front height speakers (L/R) with front
wide speakers (L/R). It is not possible to produce sound
simultaneously from the front wide speakers and the surround back speakers.
- 5.2ch w/ Front Bi-Amp: You can configure the amplifier for front
bi-amp operation to achieve a higher-quality 2-channel sound by connecting
the receiver's front and surround back channels to your main front speakers
(if compatible). Receiver will be limited to 5.2ch surround.
- 5.2ch + Speaker B:
With this speaker configuration you can simultaneously enjoy 5.2ch surround
sound in the main zone with stereo playback of the same audio on the B
speakers (L/R) in another room. This same configuration also allows for
7.2ch surround sound in the main zone when not using the B speakers.
- 5.1ch + Zone 2: With this type of speaker configuration you can
simultaneously enjoy 5.2ch surround sound in the main zone with stereo
playback of another audio component in a second zone. The select of input
devices is limited in Zone 2.
Audio Connections: Here is a lists of some of the audio
connections that you'll find on the VSX-1122-K A/V receiver.
- Digital Inputs: The Pioneer receiver is equipped with
optical digital inputs and two coaxial digital input.
- Speaker Outputs: The receiver has binding post
terminals for all speaker outputs (Front L/R, Center, Surround L/R, Surround
Back L/R, Front Height/Wide/B). The binding posts can accept bare wire, pin
connectors, and single banana plugs. The terminals are spaced too far apart
for dual banana plugs. The collar surrounding the binding post terminals
prevent the use of spade connectors.
- Headphones: When headphones are plugged into the full-size
1/4" jack on the front panel, all the speakers are automatically muted.
192kHz/24-bit Digital-to-Analog Converter: This receiver is
equipped with 192kHz/24-bit DACs to decode and playback high-resolution
recordings with clearer sound.
Texas Instruments Aureus DSP Engine: The Pioneer VSX-1122-K is equipped
with a Texas Instruments (TI) Aureus Digital Signal Processor (DSP) Engine for
better surround sound reproduction.
Advanced MCACC Setup: The Advanced MCACC (Multi Channel
Acoustic Calibration) system was developed in Pioneer's laboratories with the
aim of making it possible for home users to perform adjustments of the same
level as in a studio easily and with high precision. The acoustic
characteristics of the listening environment are measured and the frequency
response is calibrated accordingly to allow high precision, automatic analysis
and optimal calibration of the sound field to bring it closer to a studio
environment than ever before. Furthermore, while it was previously difficult to
eliminate standing waves, this receiver is equipped with a standing wave control
function using a unique process to perform acoustic analysis and reduce their
influence. You can choose to calibrate the soundfield automatically or fine-tune
the soundfield data manually.
- Auto MCACC Setup: The VSX-1122-K features Pioneer's
exclusive Multi-Channel Acoustic Calibration system (MCACC), providing a
near studio-quality, multi-channel listening experience customized
specifically to your listening environment. The Auto Multi-Channel Acoustic
Calibration (MCACC) setup measures the acoustic characteristic of your
listening area, taking into account ambient noise, speaker size and
distance, and tests for both channel delay and channel level. The included
microphone measures every speaker's connection, and notes its size, distance
from the listening point, sound levels, and timbre to calibrate and maximize
performance specifically for your room. After you have setup the microphone
provided with the VSX-1122-K, the receiver uses the information from a
series of test tones to optimize the speaker settings and equalization for
your particular room.
- 3 Correction Curves: After a single calibration is
performed, each of the following three correction curves can be stored
separately in the MCACC memory. SYMMETRY implements symmetric correction
for each pair of left and right speakers to flatten the
frequency-amplitude characteristics. ALL CH ADJ is a 'flat' setting
where all the speakers are set individually so no special weighting is
given to any one channel. FRONT ALIGN sets all speakers in accordance
with the front speaker settings (no equalization is applied to the front
left and right channels.
- EQ Pro & S-Wave: In addition to measurements at the
listening position, you can use two more reference points for which test
tones will be analyzed for standing waves. This is useful if you want to
get a balanced 'flat' calibration for several seating positions in your
listening area. Place the microphone at the reference point indicated
on-screen and note that the last microphone placement will be at your
main listening position.
- Manual MCACC Setup: You can use the settings in the
Manual MCACC setup menu to make detailed adjustments, after the Auto MCACC
Setup has completed.
- Fine Channel Level: You can achieve better surround
sound by properly adjusting the overall balance of your speaker system.
You can adjust the Channel Level of each speaker in 0.5 dB increments
- Fine Speaker Distance: For proper sound depth and
separation with your system, it is necessary to add a slight bit of
delay to some speakers so that all sounds will arrive at the listening
position at the same time. You can adjust the distance of each speaker
in half inch increments, up to 25.5'.
- Standing Wave: Acoustic standing waves occur when,
under certain conditions, sound waves from your speaker system resonate
mutually with sound waves reflected off the walls in your listening
area. This can have a negative effect on the overall sound, especially
at certain lower frequencies. Depending on speaker placement, your
listening position, and ultimately the shape of your room, it results in
an overly resonant (boomy) sound. The Standing Wave Control uses filters
to reduce the effect of overly resonant sounds in your listening area.
- EQ Adjust: Acoustic Calibration Equalization is a
kind of room equalizer for your speakers (excluding the subwoofer). It
works by measuring the acoustic characteristics of your room and
neutralizing the ambient characteristics that can color the original
source material (providing a 'flat' equalization setting).
- EQ Professional: This setup minimizes the unwanted
effects of room reverberation by allowing you to calibrate your system
based on the direct sound coming from the speakers. Performing the
Acoustic Calibration EQ Professional procedure is effective when the
lower frequencies seem overly reverberant in your listening room.
X-Curve: Most soundtracks
mixed for cinema sound too bright when played back in large rooms. The X-Curve
setting acts as a kind of re-equalization for home theater listening, and
restores proper tonal balance of movie soundtracks.
PQLS: PQLS (Precision Quartz Lock System) is a digital audio
signal transfer control technology using the HDMI Control function. It offers
higher-quality audio playback by controlling audio signals from the receiver to
a PQLS compatible Pioneer Blu-ray player. This enables removing jitter that has
a negative effect on the quality of the sound and is generated upon
Listening Modes: The Pioneer VSX-1122-K offers a variety of
listening modes to accommodate playback of various audio formats.
| Stereo |
| Stereo ||
Sound is output by the front left and right speakers and
| Stereo ALC ||
The unit equalizes playback of sound levels when your music
tracks are recorded at different volume levels. |
| Straight Decode ||No
additional effects (tone control, etc.) are added to the stereo
| Dolby Pro Logic |
| Dolby Pro Logic || Dolby Pro
Logic is a matrix decoding
technology developed by Dolby Laboratories. Dolby Pro
Logic processes any high-quality stereo (two-channel) movie and
music audio into four playback channels of surround sound -
Front Left, Front Right, Center, Mono-Surrounds. |
| Dolby Pro Logic II ||
Dolby Pro Logic II transforms high-quality stereo sound into
5.1-channel surround sound. Thanks to its full-range
performance, you will hear all the detail and subtleties of a
compelling five-channel Dolby surround sound mix from a stereo
signal. You can choose between three DPL II modes - Movie,
Music, or Game. |
| Dolby Pro Logic IIx ||
Dolby Pro Logic IIx transforms high-quality stereo and 5.1ch
sound into 6.1- or 7.1-cchannel surround sound. With Dolby Pro
Logic IIx you experience engaging, natural surround sound.
Special effects are more realistic than you ever thought
possible. Your movies and television programming sound richer,
with more depth. You can choose between three DPL IIx modes -
Movie, Music, or Game. |
| Dolby Pro Logic IIz ||
Providing a dramatic listening alternative for 7.1 systems,
Dolby Pro Logic IIz brings the added dimension of height to
create an immersive 7.1-channel surround sound experience from
any stereo, 5.1, 6.1, or 7.1 movie, music, TV, or game audio
source. Dolby Pro Logic IIz identifies and processes ambient
sound energy and directs this information to front height
speakers in a 7.1-channel environment. |
| Wide Surround |
| Wide Surround Movie ||Up
to 7.1-channel sound (with front-wide speaker effects),
especially suite to movie sources. |
| Wide Surround Music ||Up
to 7.1-channel sound (with front-wide speaker effects),
especially suite to movie sources. |
| Dolby Digital |
| Dolby Digital || Dolby Digital has been selected as the default
format for DVD video, standard 2 channel audio playback and HDTV
Digital broadcasting. Dolby Digital features two independent
surround channels giving same full range as the three front
channels. Plus it adds a Low Frequency Effect channel LFE. Dolby
Digital accomplishes this by using a technique called
| Dolby Digital EX || Dolby Digital EX takes the Dolby Digital
5.1-channel setup one step further with an additional center
surround channel (reproduced through one or two speakers) for
extra dimensional detail and an enveloping surround sound
| Dolby Digital Plus || Dolby Digital Plus is based on core Dolby Digital
technologies. Dolby Digital Plus is an advanced surround sound
audio codec designed specifically for evolving media. Dolby
Digital Plus brings cinematic sound to Blu-ray, broadcast,
online, game, and mobile phone entertainment (up to 7.1ch) |
| Dolby Digital TrueHD ||
Dolby TrueHD produces audio that is identical to and every bit
as spectacular as the master recording. It lets you experience
the full potential of Blu-ray Disc (up to 7.1ch), and is even
ready for future HD delivery formats. |
| DTS |
| DTS ||
DTS (Digital Theater Systems) uses the same concept as Dolby
Digital, but implements a lower compression rate. This leads to
more dynamic range, improved channel separation, and more subtle
| DTS-HD || High Resolution Audio ||
DTS-HD High Resolution Audio is an improved
version of the
conventional DTS, DTS-ES and DTS 96/24 signals
formats, compatible with sampling frequencies of 96 or 48
kHz and up to 7.1
channels of discrete digital sound. High data bit rate performance
provides high quality sound. This format is fully
compatible with conventional products, including
conventional DTS digital surround 5.1-channel data. |
| Master Audio ||
DTS-HD Master Audio is a lossless audio format created by
Digital Theater System (DTS). This format provides the facility
to support up to 8 audio channels with a sampling frequency of
96kHz/24bit resolution and up to 6 audio channels with a
sampling frequency of 192kHz/24bit resolution. It is fully
compatible with conventional products, including conventional
DTS digital surround 5.1-channel data. |
| DTS 96/24 ||
DTS 96/24 offers a higher quality level of multi-channel audio
(up to 5.1 channels) for standard DVDs. The "96" refers to a
96kHz sampling rate (compared to the typical 48kHz sampling
rate.) The "24" refers to 24-bit depth, compared to 16-bit depth
used for CD sound, which means there is more audio information
| DTS Express ||
DTS uses a system called DTS Express to deliver Secondary or Sub
Audio to your player. The DTS Express audio is mixed with the
Primary Audio, giving you an intensely great interactive
surround experience. |
| DTS-ES ||
DTS-ES delivers 6.1 channels of discrete or matrixed audio.
Movies encoded in DTS-ES will dramatically intensify the DTS
surround effect with the addition of a surround center-channel
| DTS Neo: 6 ||
DTS Neo:6 takes 2-channel (stereo) audio and completely
transforms it into up to six full-bandwidth matrix channels of
surround sound. Your home theater system will produce six and
five separate channels, respectively, to match your speaker
layout. DTS Neo:6 can also generate a center surround channel
from 5.1 material. You can choose between two DTS NEO: 6 modes -
Cinema or Music. |
Note: Dolby Digital and DTS listening modes can only be
selected if your audio source is connected to the AV receiver via a digital
audio connection (HDMI, optical or coaxial). To enjoy true 7.1ch Dolby
Digital TrueHD and DTS-HD surround sound, the receiver must be connected to
your Blu-ray player via HDMI.
Surround Parameters: You can adjust the following surround
- Dolby Pro Logic II Music Settings: While listening in
the Dolby Pro Logic II Music format, there are three further enhancements
you can adjust:
- Panorama: Broadens the front stereo image to the
surround speakers to provide a wraparound effect, especially effective
when there is limited output from the surround channels, panorama can be
turned on/off in the menu.
- Dimension: Allows you to move the sound field
forward or backward.
- Center Width: Allows you to adjust the width of the
- Center Image: In the Neo:6 Music mode, the Center Image
feature adjusts the output of the left and right channels relative to the
center channel, allowing you to make the center channel more or less
dominant as needed. This improves the image of the center channel,
especially when the listener is off-center. Adjustment varies from 7
(nothing subtracted from the L/R channels) to 0 (L/R channel output is cut
- Dolby Pro Logic IIz Settings: While listening in the
Dolby Pro Logic IIz format, you can adjust the following parameters:
- Height Gain: Adjust the volume (Low/Mid/High) of
the Front Height channels in Dolby Pro Logic IIz.
- V.Height: When you're not using front height
speakers, selecting this mode allows you to hear a virtual front height
channel through your front speakers.
- V.SB: When you're not using surround back speakers,
selecting this mode allows you to hear a virtual surround back channel
through your surround speakers.
- Virtual Depth: When this mode is selected, the
soundfield expands virtually behind the display, resulting a soundfield with
the same depth as the 3D picture to achieve a better sense of presence.
Advanced Surround: The Advanced Surround feature creates a
variety of surround effects for various soundtracks.
|Action ||Designed for action movies with
dynamic soundtracks. |
|Drama ||Designed for movies with lots of
|SCI-FI ||Designed for science fiction with
lots of special effects. |
|Mono Film ||Creates surround sound from mono
Entertainment Show ||Suitable for musical sources. |
|TV Surround ||Provides surround sound for both mono
and stereo TV sources. |
Game ||Suitable for video games. |
|Sports ||Suitable for sports programs. |
Surround Focus ||Provides a rich surround sound effect
directed to the center of where the front left and right speakers
sound projection area converges. |
Surround Wide ||Provides a surround sound effect to a
wider area than Focus mode. |
|Classical ||Gives a large convert hall-type sound |
|Rock/Pop ||Creates a live concert sound for rock
and/or pop music. |
|Unplugged ||Suitable for acoustic music sources. |
|Expanded ||Creates an extra wide stereo field. |
|Ext. Stereo ||Gives multichannel sound to a stereo
source, using all of your speakers. |
Retriever AIR ||Suitable for listening to the sound
from a Bluetooth wireless device. |
Surround ||When listening through headphones,
you can still get a virtual surround sound effect. |
Note: You can set the effect level (10-90) for the
currently selected Advanced Surround mode.
Stream Direct: Use the Stream Direct modes when you want to hear the
truest possible reproduction of a source. All unnecessary signal processing is
Stream Direct Modes
|Auto Surround ||The receiver automatically detects what kind of
source you're playing and selects multichannel or stereo playback
as necessary. |
|Direct ||Sources are heard according to the settings made
in the Manual Speaker Setup (speaker setting, channel level, speaker
distance), as well as with dual mono settings. You will hear sources
according to the number of channel in the signal. |
|Pure Direct ||Analog and PCM sources are heard without and
digital processing. |
Audio Improvements: The Pioneer VSX-1122-K provides various
audio improvement settings to make whatever you are listening to sound its best.
- Advanced Sound Retriever: Even compressed audio such as WMA, MP3, and
AAC is enhanced with another Pioneer exclusive, Advanced Sound Retriever, by
filling in areas where subtle details were left out during the compression
process. When audio data is removed during the compression process, sound
quality often suffers from an uneven sound image. The Sound Retriever feature
employs new DSP technology that helps bring CD quality sound back to compressed
2-channel audio by restoring sound pressure and smoothing jagged artifacts left
over after compression.
- Phase Control: The A/V receiver's Phase Control feature uses phase
correction measurements to make sure your system's sound arrives at the
listening position in phase, preventing unwanted distortion and/or coloring of
the sound. Phase Control technology provides coherent sound reproduction through
the use of phase matching for an optimal sound image at your listening position.
- Up Mix Function: In a traditional 7.1-channel surround system with
surround speakers placed directly at the sides of the listening position, the
surround sound of 5.1-channels sources is heard from the side. The Up Mix
function mixes the sound of the surround speakers with the surround back
speakers so that the surround sound is heard from diagonally to the rear as it
- Dialogue Enhancement: Localizes dialog in the center channel
to make it stand out from other background sounds in a TV or movie soundtrack.
By moving from UP1 through UP2 and UP3 up to UP4, you can make the sound source
seem to relocate upwards.
- DNR: This function may improve the quality of sound in a
noisy source (for example, video tape with lots of background noise) when
switched on. This only has an effect with 2-channel signal inputs.
- Hi-Bit 24: This feature creates a wider dynamic range with digital
sources; like CDs, DVDs, or BDs. Smoother, more delicate musical expression can
be achieved by converting 16-bit PCM or 20-bit compressed audio signals to
Audio Level Controls: The Pioneer VSX-1122-K offers a variety of audio
level controls to enhance your listening experience.
- Auto Level Control: The Auto Level Control equalizes volume
differences between portable audio tracks or television programming and
eliminates jarring volume changes.
- Dynamic Range Control: This function adjusts the level of dynamic
range for movie soundtracks optimized for Dolby Digital/DTS formats. This
feature is helpful when listening to Dolby Digital/DTS soundtracks at low volume
- Midnight Listening: The Midnight Listening mode allows you to hear
effective surround sound of movies at lower volumes.
- Loudness: The Loudness function is used to get good bass and treble
from music sources at low volumes.
- LFE Attenuate: Dolby Digital and DTS audio sources can include
ultra-low bass tones. Set the LFE Attenuator as necessary to prevent the ultra
low bass tones from distorting the sound from the speakers. The LFE attenuator
can be set to 0, -5, -10, -15, or -20 dB.
- Analog Input Attenuate: The analog input attenuator lowers the
input level of an analog signal when it's too strong.
AM/FM Tuner: The Pioneer VSX-1122-K is equipped with a built-in AM/FM
tuner with 63 preset stations. For easier identification, you can name all of
your saved preset stations. The receiver includes an external indoor AM loop
antenna and FM wire antenna.
8 HD Inputs: The Pioneer VSX-1122-K is equipped with 8 HD
inputs. Seven HDMI 1.4a inputs (up to 1080/24p capable) let you connect a
high-definition satellite receiver, Blu-ray Disc player, and game system for
high definition video and audio. One component input (1080/60i capable) provides
added HD-capable connectivity and versatility.
- HDMI: The receiver is equipped with seven HDMI v.1.4a
inputs (6 rear/1 front) for connecting HDMI-equipped audio/video components. All seven HDMI
inputs are capable of carrying uncompressed digital audio and 3D 1080p video
There is also an HDMI (v.1.4a) output which supports the ARC function that
feeds audio/video signals to an HDTV.
- HD Component Video: This unit features a single
component video input. The component video jacks are capable of accepting
high-definition video signals (up to 1080i).
1080p Video Upconversion: The VSX-1122-K provides video
conversion from composite and component video to HDMI for a single-wire
high-definition audio/video solution, as well as up to 1080p video scaling
(powered by the Marvel Qdeo 1080p/24fps Video Scaler) for an exceptional high
definition picture, regardless of the source.
3D-Ready: The Pioneer VSX-1122-K is compatible with 3D-ready
Blu-ray disc movies, video games, and other 3D content through its HDMI (v.1.4a)
Note: 3D viewing requires 3D-ready source with 3D
content, 3D-ready HDTV, 3D glasses, and high-speed HDMI cable. Other 3D
accessories may also be needed.
Deep Color & x.v.Color Support: The VSX-1122-K also supports
Deep Color and x.v.Color content, which can display a larger color range than
standard-definition schemes. The result is a more lifelike, vibrant picture.
A/V Sync: Some monitors have a slight delay when showing video, so the
soundtrack will be slightly out of sync with the picture. The receiver can
automatically correct this problem (via HDMI) or it can be fixed manually.
- Auto Delay: This feature automatically corrects the
audio-to-video delay between components connected with an HDMI cable. The
audio delay time is set depending on the operational status of the displayed
connected with an HDMI cable. The video delay time is automatically adjusted
according to the audio delay time.
- A/V Delay: By manually adding a bit of delay (0-9), you can adjust
the sound to match the presentation of the video.
ARC (Audio Return Channel): This feature allows audio to be
sent from your compatible HDTV to your receiver through the same HDMI cable
already being used to send audio and video to your HDTV. This eliminates the
need for extra cables connected to your television.
HDMI Standby Through: HDMI Standby Through mode lets video and audio signals
pass through the VSX-1122-K to the TV even when the receiver is off. You can
select between 3 HDMI Through functions modes.
- Last: The HDMI Through function is activated on the
input source selected at the time of setting the AV receiver to the
- Source: Selects the input source (BD, DVD, Sat/Cable,
Game) for which the HDMI Through function in enabled.
- Off: The HDMI signal will be output during standby mode.
Video Settings: The Pioneer VSX-1122-K offers a number of
- Pure Cinema: This setting optimizes the operation of
the progressive scanning circuit for playing film material.
- Progressive Motion: This function adjusts the motion
and still picture quality when video output is set to progressive.
- Stream Smoother: This feature improves elements that
reduce picture quality mainly noticeable in network content, such as
mosquito noise and block noise.
- Video Adjustment: You can set the optimum picture
quality for the type of monitor display; Plasma, LCD, Front Projection, or
- Picture Adjustments: You can make the following picture
adjustments; Detail (edge enhancement), Sharpness (detail), Bright
(brightness), Contrast (lights/darks), Hue (reds/greens), Chroma
(saturation), Blacks (black level).
- Noise Reduction: The receiver offers the following noise reduction
settings; YNR (luminance noise reduction), CNR (color noise reduction),
(block noise reduction), and MNR (mosquito noise reduction).
Home Media Gallery: The Pioneer A/V Receiver's Home Media
Gallery function allows you to stream audio files from your DLNA compliant
computer, access your iTunes music via AirPlay, and listen to Internet Radio
Stations from vTuner, Pandora, and SiriusXM; all through your home network. The VSX-1122-K is fitted
with an Ethernet (LAN) port and is also WiFi ready.
- Ethernet (LAN) Port: The Pioneer VSX-1122-K is fitted
with a rear-panel RJ-45 Ethernet (LAN) Port. By connecting this receiver to
the your home network via the LAN terminal (10BASE-T/100BASE-TX), you can
play audio files stored on your computer, listen to Internet Radio, and
stream iTunes via AirPlay, and download firmware updates.
- Wireless Ready: Wireless connection to your home
network is possible through the use of the Pioneer Wireless Network Adapter
sold separately). The AS-WL wireless network adapter provides wireless
(2.4GHz) connectivity for the Pioneer VSX-1122-K to your wireless
(IEEE802.11b/g/n) home network. The AS-WL300 supports WPS (WiFi protected
setup), WEP (64/128 bit), or WPA/WPA2 (TKIP/AES) security settings.
Note: The wireless network adapter connects to
receiver's rear-panel Ethernet port and USB port.
Internet Radio: The Pioneer VSX-1122-K lets you access
various Internet Radio providers through its wired or wireless network
connection. The VSX-1122-K will display station name and program-related
information, such as - artist name, song title, and elapsed playing time. You
can preset up to 65 of your "favorite" Internet radio stations for easy recall.
|vTuner ||vTuner offers easy browsing of internet radio
stations and podcasts. vTuner enables access to web-based radio
stations and podcasts via an extremely reliable online database
with a wide variety of content. You can browse content by Genre,
Location, Language, and Favorites. |
|Pandora ||Pandora is personalized internet radio that is designed to help you discover new
music you'll loved mixed in with music you already know. The Pioneer A/V
receiver allows you to access your saved Pandora Internet Radio stations and
select which station to play. You must have a
registered Pandora account in order to listen to your Pandora Internet Radio
stations. Pandora Internet Radio is only available in the
|SiriusXM ||SiriusXM Internet Radio
lets you listen to over 120 channels of commercial-free
music, talk radio, news, sports, and more. = |
DLNA Certified (1.5): The Pioneer VSX-1122-K is DLNA 1.5
certified. This means you can stream your MP3, AAC, WMA, WAV, or even FLAC music
files from your Windows PC or laptop to the Pioneer A/V receiver. This unit
allows for the streaming of audio files stored on the following devices.
- PCs running Microsoft Windows Vista or XP with Windows Media Player 11
- PCs running Microsoft Windows 7 with Windows Media Player 12 installed.
- DLNA-compatible digital media servers (on PCs or other components).
Playable File Formats: The Home Media Gallery feature of
this receiver supports the following file formats.
File Type ||Bit-Rate ||Sampling
|MP3 ||8-320 kbps ||32, 44.1, 48 kHz |
|WMA ||5-320 kbps |
|AAC ||16-320 kbps |
|FLAC ||16-bit, 24-bit ||32, 44.1, 48, 88.2,
96, 176.4, 192 kHz |
Parental Lock: You can set restrictions for using Internet
services. These restrictions are protected by a user pass-code.
Firmware Updates: You can download firmware updates from the
Pioneer Website for the Pioneer A/V receiver using either an Ethernet
(hardwired) or WiFi (wireless) connection. The tested Pioneer AV receiver had an
immediate firmware update (1-157-076-014-191), as of 5/8/2012. Visit
Pioneer's A/V Receiver Support Site for the latest firmware updates.
USB Port: It is possible to play audio files and JPEG
still-image files by connecting a
USB mass storage class memory device (such as your USB thumbdrive, smartphone,
tablet, or Android device) to the A/V receiver's front-panel USB
(type-A) port. Slideshows of photo files can be played while listening to music
files. Compatible USB devices must be mass storage class compliant and formatted in FAT16/32. The
receiver's remote control can be used for basic playback of files stored on your
USB memory device. The USB function of this receiver supports the following file
Type ||Bit-Rate ||Sampling
|MP3 ||8-320 kbps ||32, 44.1, 48 kHz |
|WMA ||32-320 kbps ||32, 44.1, 48 kHz |
|AAC ||16-320 kbps ||32, 44.1, 48 kHz |
|Flac ||16-bit, 24-bit ||32, 44.1, 48, 88.2,
96, 176.4, 192 kHz |
Note: Copyrighted and DRM-protected audio files cannot
be played back. Not compatible with all USB devices. This receiver does not
support USB hubs.
AirPlay: With AirPlay you can stream music from iTunes to
the VSX-1122-K and play it through your home theater system. Simply connect the
receiver to your home network via Ethernet or Pioneer's optional wireless
adapter (AS-WL300, sold separately) and it instantly becomes the hub for
playback of your iTunes music from your connected Apple device or networked
computer. You can even use the receiver to view metadata including song title,
artist as well as album art on a connected display monitor. Download
free "Remote" application and your can use your Apple device as the remote
Note: AirPlay supports PCs or MACs with iTunes 10.1 or
later. AirPlay is compatible with the iPod touch, iPhone, and iPad with iOS 4.2 or later.
Direct iPod/iPhone/iPad Connection: The Pioneer VSX-1122-K's
front-panel USB port and A/V input (via the included USB/video cable) allows you
to control playback of audio/video content from your iPod, iPhone, or iPad using
the controls of this receiver. You can enjoy music, videos, still-images, and
apps stored on your iPod, iPhone, or iPad through the Pioneer A/V receiver
(videos/photos are output via composite or HDMI). You can control your iPod,
iPhone, or iPad device directly; or from the VSX-1122-K's included IR remote,
front-panel display, and on-screen menu (via HDMI only). You can browse songs stored on your iPod, iPhone, or
iPad by Playlist, Artist, Album, song, Podcast, Genre, Composer, Audiobook, or
Shuffle. You must use the clickwheel or touchscreen of your Apple device for
video and photo control. The Apple device will charge automatically when
Note: If you have an iPod nano (7th gen), iPod touch
(5th gen), or iPhone 5; use the Lighting-to-USB cable that came with your
Apple device to connect to the head unit. These Apple devices are limited to
audio playback only (no video out).
iPod/iPhone/iPad Compatibility Chart: The VSX-1122-K is
"Made for iPod/iPhone/iPad" compatible and supports the following iPod, iPhone,
and iPad devices (as of 9/27/2012):
| iPod/iPhone Model || Generation || Tested Version || Media Type || Control Type || Display Type || AirPlay || Charge |
| Audio || Video || Remote || iPod/iPhone || Album Art || Artist/Song Text || Track Info |
| dock connector || 3rd || N/A || N || N || N || N || N || N || N || N || N |
| clickwheel |
| 4th || N/A || N || N || N || N || N || N || N || N || N |
mini ||1st ||N/A || N || N || N || N || N || N || N || N || N |
|2nd ||N/A ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N |
| video || 5th || 1.3 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || N || Y |
| classic || 80GB || 1.1.2 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 120GB || 2.0.1 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 160GB || 2.0.4 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y |
| nano || 1st || 1.3.1 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 2nd || 1.1.3 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 3rd || 1.1.3 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 4th || 1.0.4 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 5th || 1.0.2 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 6th || 1.1 PC || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 7th || 1.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y |
| touch || 1st || 2.2.1 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 2nd || 4.2.1 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 3rd || 5.1.1 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 4th || 6.0 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 5th || 6.0 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| iPhone || 2G || 3.1.3 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 3G || 4.2.1 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 3GS || 5.1.1 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 4 || 6.0 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 4S || 6.0 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 5 || 6.0 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| iPad || 1 || 5.1.1 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N |
| 2 || 6.0 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N |
| 3 || 6.0 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N |
Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change
functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may
need to reset the head unit and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If
this doesn't work, you may need to wait until a newer software update is
Multi-Zone: This receiver can accommodate up to two
independent systems in separate rooms after you have made the proper
Multi-Zone connections. The same audio source or different audio sources can be
playing in the two zones at the same time. The Main Zone offers 7.1-channel
playback of your audio/video gear in your main entertainment room. Zone 2 allows
audio playback only of the same or different analog audio source connected to the
receiver in another room of your home, via left/right RCA audio or speaker level
- Zone 2 Speaker Outputs: When using the VSX-1122-K to
power speakers in a second room of your home, the main zone is restricted to
- Zone 2 Preamp Outputs: When using the receiver's preamp
output terminals for the second room you need an additional amplifier to
power those speakers, and the main zone of the receiver remains 7.1-channel.
Compatible Zone Sources: Only tuner, analog, USB/iPod, and Network/Internet
Radio sources can be played in Zone 2. When a Network, Internet Radio, USB, or
iPod/AirPlay source is selected in the main zone, it is only possible to select
the same input source for the second zone. You cannot select different AM/FM radio stations or different
Network content for different zones.
Incompatible Zone Sources: It is not possible to play the
digital audio signals from the HDMI, Coaxial, or Optical terminals in Zone 2.
Video cannot be sent to Zone 2.
On-Screen GUI (Graphical User Interface): The VSX-1122-K
features an advanced, full-color On-Screen GUI for use with the included remote,
so you can make guided adjustments to your home theater sound. The On-Screen GUI
is only visible when connecting the receiver to your television via HDMI.
AVNavigator: Pioneer's AVNavigator is an interactive owners
manual that takes all the guesswork out of setting up the receiver. AVNavigator
uses your networked PC to communicate directly with the VSX-1122-K, walking you
through speaker set-up, MCACC room calibration, sound optimization, firmware
updates and more. A CD-ROM is included to load the software onto your PC
Input Name: You can choose to rename the input function for
easier identification. Inputs can also be skipped.
Display Dimmer: You can dim or brighten the receiver's front-panel
display. The brightness level can be controlled in four steps.
Sleep Timer: The receiver's Sleep Timer function can be set to 30, 60,
or 90 minutes.
Auto Power Down: The power can be set to turn off
automatically if no operation has been performed for a specific amount of time
(15, 30, or 60 min.) with no audio or video signals being input to the receiver.
Multibrand/Learning Remote Control: The supplied wireless
remote is a multibrand/learning remote. The remote is pre-programmed to operate
popular brands of equipment including Blu-ray/DVD players, Blu-ray/DVD
recorders, CD players, TVs, and Satellite/Cable boxes. Also, the remote can
learn specific commands from infrared remotes of other components. You can even
program in Macros for a series of remote control commands from one button press.
HDMI Control: The Pioneer VSX-1122-K supports the HDMI
Control function. With HDMI Control, you can synchronize operation between the
Pioneer A/V receiver and your HDMI CEC-compatible TV or Blu-ray disc player
(equipment must be connected via HDMI). HDMI Control Functions included:
- Synchronized Amp Mode: The receiver's volume can be set
and the sound can be muted from the TV's remote control.
- Power Synchronization: The receiver and your connected
TV will power On/Off at the same time.
- Automatic Switching Inputs: The receiver's input
switches over automatically when the TV's input is changed or your Blu-ray
player starts playback.
Note: Not all HDMI CEC-compatible components will be
supported by this receiver.
IR Input/Output (3.5mm): If you keep your audio/video
components in a closed cabinet or shelving unit, or you wish to use the sub zone
remote control in another zone, you can use an optional IR receiver (such as a
Niles or Xantech unit) to control your system instead of the remote sensor on
the front-panel of this receiver. Simply connect the IR receiver to the IR input
of this receiver and connect your component to the IR output jack of the
iControlAV2012 Remote App: The Pioneer free iControlAV2012
Remote App makes it easy to operate select functions of your Pioneer A/V
receiver using select Apple iOS and Android devices in a WiFi network
environment. Download this free remote app from the
iTunes app store
for your iPod touch, iPhone, or iPad (with iOS 4.3 or later); or download it
Market for your compatible Android device (2.3.7 & up). The Pioneer
iControlAV2012 Remote App lets you enjoy controlling your home cinema system with your smartphone or
- Control Mode: The Control mode not only covers the basic
functions of the AV Receiver (power, volume, input selection, and sound and
video modes, balance and tone, etc) for the main zone; but also for
additional zones as applicable - even internet radio and media server
content navigation is integrated. And more, Basic functions such as Play,
Stop, Forward, and Reverse are supported for your connected Pioneer Blu-ray
- Sound Explorer Mode: The Sound Explorer mode offers 18 Pioneer
unique sound adjustment functions that can be operated and experienced from
your compatible Apple iOS or Android device. You can directly jump to
on-line video animations that concisely explain see the benefits of many of
Pioneer original sound modes.
- Balance & Emphasis Modes: The Balance & Emphasis modes are
virtual motion adaptive functions that allow you to change the "sweet-spot"
of your home theater. You can independently adjust the volume of your center
speaker or subwoofer just by tilting your Apple iOS or Android device. The
Emphasis feature also features "Finger EQ" where you can adjust the sound
equalization instantly with the touch of your finger.
Bluetooth Ready (optional): The Pioneer AS-BT200 Stereo
Bluetooth Adapter (130ASBT200,
sold separately) lets you wirelessly stream music from your Bluetooth enabled
audio device to the Pioneer VSX-1122-K A/V receiver. Now, instead of being
limited to headphones to listen to the music stored on your portable device or
computer; you can enjoy your music wirelessly from your iPod touch, iPhone,
iPad, BlackBerry, Android or other smartphone; as well as your PC, laptop,
tablet, or many other A2DP profile Bluetooth-enabled devices directly from the
Pioneer VSX-1122-K A/V receiver. The AS-BT200 connects to a proprietary port on
the back of all the Pioneer A/V receiver.
Air Jam: Pioneer's exclusive Air Jam App has been designed
in-house by Pioneer for select Apple and Android devices. With Air Jam, you and your friends can connect up to 4 Apple
or Android devices
to make a group playlist on
your home theater system through the Pioneer VSX-1122-K, via Pioneer's AS-BT200 Stereo Bluetooth
Adapter (sold separately).
Note: The Pioneer Air Jam app can be downloaded from
iTunes and supports the iPod touch, iPhone, and iPad (requires iOS 4.2
or later). The Pioneer Air Jam app can also be downloaded from the
Android Market and supports the Samsung Galaxy S2 (OS2.2), GalaxyS II