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Pioneer Elite VSX-44 7.2 Channel 80W HDMI 2.0 Airplay Receiver

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Original price $495.00
Original price $495.00 - Original price $495.00
Original price $495.00
Current price $494.00
$494.00 - $494.00
Current price $494.00



The all-new Pioneer Elite VSX-44 is a value-packed 7.2-channel AV receiver designed for the discriminating audiophile.Delivering 140 watts per channel (6 ohms 1 kHz 1 % 1ch Driven) or 80 watts per channel (20 Hz 20 kHz, THD 0.08 % @ 8 ohms FTC) of Elite power, theVSX-44 delivers an audio experience to rival bigger receivers. Its many advanced features include Ultra HD (4K/60p) Pass-through, RokuReady, and its Spotify Ready. Plus, the VSX-44 is one of the most versatile AV receivers for the Apple or Android platforms,letting you stream your favorite content, while you control the receiver from the palm of your hand.

A Resolution Revolution

HDMI 2.0

Offering 6 HDMI 2.0 inputs, the VSX-44 handles 4K2K Ultra HD video at 60 frames per seconds. 4K Ultra HD is the latest high-definition video displayformat, with four times the resolution of 1080p. Ready to deliver 4K Ultra HD video signals to a compatible display, the Elite VSX-44 supports hometheater systems dedicated to producing the highest quality picture available today. HDMI 2.0 is also backwards compatible with earlier versions ofHDMI. The VSX-44 allows 4:4:4 based 4K2K 60P content to be handled offering up to 18GBPS throughput.

Easy Streaming

Roku Ready Certified

Roku makes it easy to stream movies, shows, music and games from over 1,000 content providers to your TV whenever you want them. Simply plug your RokuStreaming Stick into the Roku Certified MHL 2.0 port on the back of your receiver to unlock a great selection of entertainment choices. Control theattached Roku stick from the receivers remote control or our free iControlAV5 app for the most convenient access to your favorite entertainment. RokuStreaming Stick sold separately.

Command In Your Hand


From switching inputs and controlling volume, to exploring all of the new features of your AVR, our all-new iControlAV5 iOS and Android remotecontrol app offers full control of your VSX-44. You can even playback music stored on your phone using our Push Player feature. The app isavailable at no cost from or the App Store for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The app is also available in Google Play( for Android devices

The Power of Wireless


When equipped with the optional AS-WL300 wireless network adapter, the VSX-44 is the ultimate control center of your home entertainment system. TheAS-WL300 provides wireless compatibility with applications such as iControlAV5, the AVNavigator, Internet Radio and DLNA 1.5 AudioStreaming.

Ready Connectivity

Made for iPhone 5 Certification

The VSX-44 gives you instant access to your favorite content and allows you to control it with your smartphone or tablet. It offers the latest Madefor iPhone 5s and 5c Certification. And as a networked receiver, it supports Apples AirPlay music streaming technology,allowing you to enjoy your favorite music with your iPhone, iPod or iTunes anywhere in the house.

In addition, Pioneer was the first brand to support HTC Connect, the only unified approach for streaming music wirelessly from select compatibleAndroid smartphones. HTC Connect is built right into your phones music player, making it easy to wirelessly stream your favorite music to yourreceiver no separate app required.

The VSX-44 also supports DLNA 1.5 media streaming, which lets you access your favorite music from a DLNA server or computer connectedto the same home network. Not only are compressed music files, such as MP3, WMA, and AAC supported, but also high-resolution files, such as FLAC,WAV, AIFF, and Apple Lossless.

The Power of Zone

Powered Zone 2

The VSX-44 lets you entertain in multiple rooms with a powered Zone 2 audio output. You can watch your favorite movie in one room while someoneelse listens to crystal clear audio in another.

Playback Prowess

High Resolution Support

The Pioneer VSX-44 delivers the high-resolution music playback you demand with support for 192 kHz 24-bit AIFF, WAV, and FLAC, and Apple Losslessup to 96kHz 24-Bit. Compressed formats, such as MP3, WMA, and AAC are also supported. Stream these files from your home network, tablet, or eventhe front USB.

The World Wide Web Is Your Oyster

Internet Radio, Pandora and Spotify*

With Internet Radio, the VSX-44 gives you a wealth of entertainment options. Not only can you enjoy thousands of Internet radio stations around theworld with vTuner, you can also access your favorite music from Pandora and Spotify, complete with on-screen album art and music information.Spotify Connect is a premium feature that lets you play and control Spotify with your smart devices.

The Ease of Green

Eco Mode

All Pioneer Elite AV receivers feature an energy-saving ECO Mode that, when enabled, achieves a standby power consumption of only 0.1 watt. With ahost of convenience features, including Network Standby and HDMI CEC support, ECO Mode analyzes your sources in real time, adjusting powerconsumption accordingly to meet your needs. Or you can manually select the power-saving settings that are right for you.

Customize Your Home Theater to YOUR Room

Multi-Channel Acoustic Calibration (MCACC)

MCACC creates the optimum acoustic environment for movies and music in any room in the house. Pioneer developed the technology over 10 years agowith the help of professional recording studios. The system, complete with custom microphone, automatically compensates for differences in speakersize, level, and distance, and equalizes the response. Whether youre watching the latest Hollywood blockbuster or listening to high-resolutionmusic, MCACC will make sure your home theater sounds its best.

On-Screen Overlay


If your home theater system is enclosed in a cabinet, its often difficult to know the status of certain functions, such as current volume level.With On Screen Display (OSD), your receivers basic information, such as volume, input, and surround mode, will overlay on screen as you makeadjustments with the remote, so you dont have to switch to a blank screen background. This feature can also be disabled if you prefer. Meanwhile,the GUI (Graphical User Interface) lets you easily navigate Internet radio and iPod/iPhone contents. Both the OSD and GUI operate via HDMI.

Wireless music options from computers and smartphones

When you connect the VSX-44 to your home network, you'll open up lots of music options. If you have a networked computer, you can stream tunes wirelesslyover the network for playback in your home theater. Apple AirPlay makes it easy to stream music from Apple devices like an iPhone, as well as fromiTunes on your computer. Pandora and vTuner Internet radio offer endless hours of free online music. If you subscribe to Spotify, you can play theirhuge library of tunes wirelessly using your Android or Apple device. You can even download Pioneer's free remote app to your phone or tablet to controlthe receiver via Wi-Fi. AirPlay and the Pioneer remote app require a wireless home network and a wired connection between the receiver and network.

All the right connections

The VSX-44 has connections for disc players, streaming video devices, network music players, cable/satellite boxes, and more. It's alsocompatible with 4K video, for the latest Ultra HD TVs. One of the most important connections is on the front panel it's where you plug in theincluded microphone to run this receiver's automatic speaker calibration. Pioneer's Multi-Channel Acoustic Calibration system automaticallyoptimizes your speakers for your room and setup, for well-balanced surround sound for top performance from your speakers.

Product Highlights:

    Power and Processing:
    • 7-channel amplifier
    • 80 watts per channel into 8 ohms (20-20,000 Hz) at 0.08% THD, with 2 channels driven
    • Dolby and DTS surround sound decoding, including Dolby Pro Logic IIz
    • Multi-Channel Acoustic Calibration automatically optimizes your speakers for your room and setup (microphone included)
    Digital and Streaming Music Options:
    • Internet-ready for listening to music from a networked PC, free Internet radio, and online music services
      • includes support for Pandora and thousands of free Internet radio stations with vTuner
      • Spotify Connect lets you play Spotify's streaming music library through the receiver via your smartphone or tablet (requiresSpotify app and a premium subscription)
    • Apple AirPlay for streaming music from an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or computer running iTunes
    • DLNA 1.5 certified for streaming music wirelessly from compatible computers and network-attached storage (NAS) drives
    • plays high-resolution digital music files via USB storage device or a networked computer (up to 24-bit/192kHz resolution)
    • MHL-ready HDMI input for accessing content from select Android smartphones, tablets, and Roku streaming media sticks
    • front-panel USB input for connecting an iPod, iPhone, or thumb drive
      • direct digital connection for iPod or iPhone bypasses the device's digital-to-analog converter for better sound
    • HTC Connect for wireless music streaming from a compatible HTC smartphone
    • gapless playback of digital music files
    Multi-room Audio:
    • dual-room/dual-source output for audio playback from two different sources at the same time
    • powered outputs for 2nd room allow simultaneous 5.2-channel sound in main room
    • only the built-in tuner and analog-connected sources can be output to Zone 2
    • HDMI 2.0 audio/video switching: 6 in, 1 out (includes 1 front-panel input)
    • component video switching: 1 in, 1 out
    • composite video switching: 2 in, 1 out
    • digital audio inputs: 1 optical and 1 coaxial
    • 3 analog stereo audio inputs
    • 2 preamp outputs for powered subwoofers
    • no phono input to connect a turntable you'll need to add a phono preamp
    • front-panel USB port for audio playback from an iPod, iPhone, or USB memory device
    • outputs for 9 speakers (Front L/R, Center, Surround L/R, Surround Back L/R, Front Height L/R)
    • receiver can power a maximum of 7 channels at once
    • Ethernet port
    • rear ports for use with add-on Pioneer Wi-Fi and Bluetooth adapters
    • IR in/out and 12-volt trigger for external controllers
    • full-sized headphone jack

    General Features:
    • 4K/60p and 3D video pass-through
    • free iControlAV5 app for iOS and Android lets you control the receiver with your smartphone or tablet
    • bi-amp your compatible front left and right speakers by reassigning Surround Back channels
    • HDMI standby pass-through allows HDMI switching without powering up receiver
    • AM/FM tuner
    • remote control
    • 17-1/8"W x 6-5/8"H x 13-1/2"D
    • weight: 20.24 lbs.

    Item Includes

    • 7.2ch AV receiver
    • Remote control (AXD7721)
    • 2 "AAA" batteries
    • Auto-calibration microphone
    • FM wire antenna
    • AM loop antenna
    • Operating Instructions on CD-ROM
    • Quick Start Guide
    • Warranty Card
    • Safety Brochure
    • "Preventing Shorting of Speaker Cords" note
    • "For 4K/60p-compatible TV Users" note


    Amplifier DesignDiscrete Direct Energy
    Power Output: Watts per Channel (20 Hz 20 kHz, THD 0.08 % @ 8 ohms FTC)80 Watts x 7
    Power Output: Watts per Channel (6 ohms 1 kHz 1 % 1ch Driven)140 Watts x 7
    Power Output: Watts per Channel (8 ohms, 1 kHz, 0.08 %, 2 ch Driven FTC)SC Model Power Rating Only
    Power Output: Watts per Channel (4 ohms, 1 kHz, 1 %, 2 ch Driven)SC Model Power Rating Only
    Power Output: Watts Multi ch Simultaneous Drive (8 ohms, 1 kHz, 1 %)SC Model Power Rating Only
    Estimated Power Consumption/Standby with HDMI Control off520 W/0.1 W (standby)
    HTC Connect"Yes"/
    Made for iPhone and iPod"Yes"/
    iOS/Android Remote Control APPiControlAV5
    vTuner Internet Radio"Yes"/
    Pandora Internet Radio"Yes"/
    DLNA 1.5 (DMR)"Yes"/
    Music Playback via USB NetworkMP3, WMA, AAC, Apple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, AIFF
    Hi-Res AudioMP3, WMA, AAC, Apple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, AIFF
    Digital Core DSP EngineTexas Instruments Aureus
    Air Studios Certification-
    iPod Digital Audio"Yes"/
    192K/24-Bit DACsYes
    High-Definition Copy Protection (HDCP)1.4
    Dolby True HD"Yes"/
    Dolby Digital plus"Yes"/
    DTS-HD Master Audio"Yes"/
    DTS Neo:DTS Neo:6
    SABRE32 DAC-
    HDMI SACD Transfer2 Channel
    Phase ControlYes
    MCACC Memory1
    EQ Bands5
    Symmetric EQ"Yes"/
    Distance Adjustment.1 Ft
    Auto Surround"Yes"/
    Auto Level Control2 Channel
    Stream DirectDirect / Pure Direct
    Advanced Surround11 + 1 Mode
    Front Stage Surround AdvanceYes
    Headphone Surround"Yes"/
    DSD Music File-
    Advanced Sound Retriever2 Channel
    Sound Retriever AIR"Yes"/
    Tone Control2 Channel
    Sound Delay (Lip Sync)Yes (500ms)
    Speaker A/B"Yes"/
    Bi-AmpFront Channel
    4K 60p Ultra HD Passthrough"Yes"/
    3-D Ready"Yes"/
    Audio Return Channel"Yes"/
    HDMI 36-bit Deep Color"Yes"/
    HDMI x.v. Color"Yes"/
    HDMI Input / Output6 In (5 Rear, 1 Front) / 1 Out
    MHL 2.0 Input1 (Rear)
    Wireless Adapter PortOptional AS-WL300
    Bluetooth Adapter PortAS-BT200
    HDBaseT Compatible-
    Component Video Input / Output1 In (Assignable)/ 1 Output
    iPhone / iPodFront USB
    USB Memory InputYes
    Ethernet Input"Yes"/
    Composite A/V Input / Output2 In
    Analog Audio Inputs / Output1 In (Assignable)
    Digital Inputs / Output2 In
    Pre-Amp Outputs.2ch (SW)
    Headphone Output"Yes"/
    Front A/V InputsUSB & HDMI
    AM/FM Presets30
    On-Screen DisplayNetwork GUI / Set-Up Text - HDMI Only
    Multi-Room and Source OutputPowered Zone 2 Audio
    Zone 2 SourcesAnalog Only
    Zone 3 Sources-
    ECO ModeEco Mode 1/Eco Mode 2
    12 Volt Trigger (Assignable)1 (150mA)
    IR Serial Remote In/Out1 In / 1 Out
    Network Firmware UpdateNo
    Versatile Speaker ConfigurationSurround Back/Front Height/Speaker B/Bi-amp/ZONE2
    FL Dimmer"Yes"/
    RemoteSystem Remote Control
    Sleep Timer"Yes"/
    Front PanelBrushed
    Large Speaker Terminals7 Large + 2 Clip
    Warranty2 Years Parts & Labor
    W x H x D (inches)17.13 x 6.63 x 13.5
    Weight20.44 lbs