In addition to digital TV and Blu-ray, one nowadays usually has other HD video sources – such as a game console, a streaming box or a streaming stick. It is reassuring to know that even the affordable VSX-531 has four HDMI ports that can even transmit UltraHD footage to the TV or projector. Of course, via HDMI the sound can also be in high resolution. The HD multichannel formats from Dolby and dts are also decoded by the VSX-531 and precisely adapted to your individual room acoustics, loudspeaker equipment and setup using Pioneer's proprietary MCACC automatic calibration.
If you prefer to enjoy music instead of a movie, you can also use your smart phone or tablet instead of the usual analogue or digital connectable players. Simply start your favourite music app and connect your device wirelessly to the integrated Bluetooth input of the VSX-531. A USB port on the front panel provides the mobile device with current as needed and you can also optionally play MP3, WMA and AAC music files directly from a memory stick. And do not be surprised when even older, heavily data-reduced files suddenly sound amazingly fresh and natural. Pioneer has gained decades of experience in the reconstruction of lost signal components, which has flowed into the “Advanced Sound Retriever” playback program.
The Pioneer VCX-531 amplifier is here combined with the Elipson Planet M speakers , spherical models that use a 10 cm diameter loudspeaker in a closed load. The spherical charge has the indisputable advantage of eliminating the resonances of the body and allowing the loudspeaker to express itself in the best conditions. The coaxial structure of the latter promotes a particularly precise sound stage while being enveloping. The fabric dome tweeter is very soft and provides the necessary lighting for a beautiful depth, without ever being invasive. The stamps offered by Elipson Planet M are neutral and silky.
The Elipson Planet M home cinema speaker pack is complemented here by the Elipson Planet Sub subwoofer, which is responsible for reproducing the lowest octaves. The Elipson Planet Sub subwoofer is equipped with a 20 cm speaker loaded with bass reflex. This is particularly effective in the bass to support the Elipson Planet M satellite speakers . The Elipson Planet Sub subwoofer responds in frequency up to 30 Hz brilliantly to be as good in home cinema as in Hi-Fi. Its active amplifier in class D delivers moreover up to 200 Watts! Its cylindrical design gives the Elipson Planet Suba very design look while promoting a very fluid internal air circulation. Since the speaker is positioned towards the ground, this subwoofer can be placed anywhere in the listening room.
Compact, elegant and powerful, the Pioneer VSX-531 / Elipson Planet M 5.1 home theater system is a particularly relevant choice for a home cinema 5.1 system that is as visually appealing as it is acoustically efficient.
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