USB & Bluetooth Integration
Discrete Direct Energy Amplification: The Pioneer VSX-530-K
AV receiver is equipped with a discrete 5-channel amplifier rated at 80 watts
(into 8-ohms, at 20Hz-20kHz, with 0.08% THD, driving 2 channels). The Discrete
Direct Energy Amplifier design 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
192kHz/24-bit DAC + TI Aureus DSP Engine: The Pioneer
VSX-530-K receiver is equipped with 192kHz/24-bit digital-to-analog converters
(DACs) to decode and playback high-resolution recordings with clearer sound. The
VSX-530-K is also equipped with a Texas Instruments (TI) Aureus Digital Signal
Processor (DSP) Engine for better surround sound reproduction.
Multi-Channel Decoding Formats: The Pioneer VSX-530-K AV
receiver supports the following multi-channel (Dolby Digital, DTS, Dolby Pro
Logic) decoding formats.
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). Even though the AV receiver
will decode 7.1channel surround sound (via HDMI), it will only output 5.1ch
surround, because it lacks Surround Back channel speaker outputs.
Direct Stream Digital (DSD): Enjoy studio-quality sound
thanks to the Direct Stream Digital (DSD) audio codec; designed specifically for
high-res audio. This 1-bit format utilizes a stream of very high frequency 1s
and 0s to recreate audio waveforms at a higher resolution than conventional
codecs. The result is clearer, crisper, high-resolution audio quality. The
Pioneer VSX-530-K supports DSD 2.8MHz (2ch) decoding thru HDMI.
Stream Direct Modes: You can use the receiver's two Direct Modes when
you want to hear the truest possible reproduction of a source; all unnecessary
signal processing is bypassed.
- 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
Advanced Surround Modes: The Advance Surround Modes create a variety
of surround effects. You can choose from Action, Drama, Advanced Game, Sports, Classical, Rock/Pop,
Front Stage Surround, Extended Stereo, or Headphone Surround.
- Front Stage Surround: Allows you to create a virtual surround
effect using only front speakers and a powered subwoofer.
- Extended Stereo: Allows you to listen to multi-channel stereo
through all 5.1 speakers.
- Headphone Surround: When listening through headphones, you can
still get a virtual surround sound effect.
Audio Enhancements: The Pioneer VSX-530-K offers several audio
enhancement settings to improve your listening experience.
- Tone Controls: You can adjust the receiver's Bass & Treble
- 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 AV 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.
Surround Parameters: You can adjust the following surround
mode parameters when listening to the Dolby Pro Logic II or Neo:6 Music modes.
- Panorama: In DPL II, the Panorama setting 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: In DPL II, the Dimension feature allows you
to move the sound field forward or backward.
- Center Width: In DPL II, the Center Width adjustment
allows you to adjust the width of the center channel.
- 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
Audio Level Controls: The Pioneer VSX-530-K offers a variety
of audio level controls to tailor your audio.
- 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 levels.
- 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.
Audio Connections: Here is a lists of some of the audio
connections that you'll find on the VSX-530-K A/V receiver.
- Digital Inputs: The Pioneer receiver is equipped with
one optical digital input and one coaxial digital input that support up to
24-bit/192kHz, 5.1ch audio.
- Speaker Outputs: The receiver is equipped with binding
post speaker terminals for the front channel speakers, and spring clip
terminals for the surround and center channel speakers. The binding post
terminals will accept bare wire, single banana plugs, and pin connectors.
The spring clip terminals will only accept bare wire and pin connectors.
- Headphone Jack: When headphones are plugged into the
full-size 1/4" jack on the front panel, all the speakers are automatically
AM/FM Tuner: The Pioneer VSX-530-K is equipped with a
built-in AM/FM tuner with 30 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.
HDMI 2.0: The VSX-530-K provides connectivity for all your sources
like Blu-ray Disc players, cable boxes, and gaming consoles. Offering four HDMI
2.0 inputs and one HDMI 2.0 output, the VSX-530-K handles 4K Ultra-HD. 4K Ultra HD is the latest high-definition video display
format, with 4x the resolution of 1080p. Ready to deliver 4K Ultra-HD
video signals to a compatible TV, the Pioneer VSX-530-K supports home theater
systems dedicated to producing the highest quality picture available today.
- 4K/60Hz/4:4:4 + HDCP 2.2: Each of the VSX-530-K's HDMI
jacks support 4K Ultra-HD video at 60 fps with up to 4:4:4 color
subsampling. The VSX-530-K's HDMI connectivity also features HDCP 2.2
technology (High-bandwidth Digital Copy Protection); HDCP ensures the
receiver's compatibility with the many upcoming 4K ultra HD sources and
- 3D Ready: The VSX-530-K AV receiver supports 3D HDMI
pass-through from connected 3D-compatible Blu-ray, games and broadcast
devices to 3D-compatible HDTVs (all 3D components must be connected via
HDMI). 3D provides a more engaging audio and video consumer experience. Note
that special eyewear is required for viewing 3D content.
- Deep Color & x.v.Color Support: The VSX-530-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,
- 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.
- AV Sync: This function adjusts the delay between audio and video
output. You can do this manually (up to 500ms) or have the receiver set the LipSync
HDMI Standby Through: HDMI Standby Through mode lets video
and audio signals pass through the VSX-530-K to your TV even when the
receiver is off. You can select from the following HDMI Standby Through
- HDMI Input: The selected HDMI input signal is output to
your television during standby mode.
- Last: The HDMI input signal previously select will be
output to your television during standby mode.
- Off: HDMI signal is not output during standby mode.
Composite Video: In addition to HDMI connectivity, the receiver
provide two composite video inputs and one composite video monitor output that will support 480i video signals only.
USB & Bluetooth Integration
Front-Panel USB Port: This AV receiver is equipped with a
front-panel USB (type-A) port that allows you to enjoy MP3, WMA, and AAC music
files from a USB mass storage class memory device; such as a USB thumbdrive.
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. USB portable audio devices that can be charged
via USB will be charged when plugged into the AV receiver's USB port (5V/0.5A). The USB function of this receiver supports the
following file formats.
|MP3||32-320 kbps||32/44.1/48 kHz|
|WMA||48-192 kbps||32/44.1/48 kHz|
|AAC||16-320 kbps||32/44.1/48 kHz|
Note: Not compatible with Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad or Android
smartphone/tablets. Not guaranteed to work with all USB devices. Not
compatible with USB hubs or computers/laptops.
Bluetooth Music Streaming w/ aptX: The VSX-530-K is equipped
with built-in Bluetooth 3.0 to let you enjoy wireless audio playback of stored
music and music apps on your Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad, Android smartphone/tablet,
Windows Phone/PC, Mac computer/laptop, and other Bluetooth-enabled devices
through the Pioneer receiver. In addition to the standard SBC Bluetooth codec,
the VSX-530K supports AAC & aptX. AAC offers better audio quality for Apple iOS
devices, while aptX allows you to enjoy CD-quality sound with minimal latency
and syncing issues for newer Android devices (OS 4.0 and above). You will still
use your Bluetooth device to control music playback and to view song/artist
Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some
Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may
not support all features when used with the Pioneer AV receiver.
On-Screen Menu (via analog): The VSX-530-K features an
intuitive on-screen menu for use with the included remote, so you can make
guided adjustments to your home theater sound. The on-screen menu is only
visible when connecting the receiver to your television via HDMI. The
on-screen menu will not appear via composite video.
IR Remote: The supplied IR wireless remote control is pre-coded to
control the Pioneer AV receiver and other Pioneer audio/video components.
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: This function automatically turns off the
power when the receiver has not operated for 2, 4, or 6 hours.
ECO Mode: The new, energy-saving ECO Mode found on all 2014
Pioneer AV receivers goes far beyond the conventional wisdom about "green"
electronics, with a standby power consumption of only 0.1 watt when enabled.
Pioneer's ECO Mode reduces power consumption
in both on and standby modes, so you can feel better about your entertainment
experience without sacrificing power or features. 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
Firmware Upgrades: You can download firmware updates from
the Pioneer website for the VSX-530-K using the unit's front-panel USB port and
thumbdrive (sold separately). Visit
Pioneer's A/V Receiver Support Site for the latest firmware updates.