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7.2 Channel AV Receiver with 8x HDMI, AirPlay, DLNA, MHL, Remote Control App, Video Scaler and Ultra HD 4K Upscaling/Pass Through (Silver)


Amplify your audio and video experience.

The VSX-923 is the perfect power player for your home cinema system with 150 Watts of clear audio reproduction across 7 channels. Leading the way in smartphone connectivity, it offers support for your iPod, iPhone, iPad or Android smartphone. The receiver is ready to pass through 4K Ultra HD video signals to a compatible display, meaning it can support home cinema systems dedicated to producing the highest quality picture available today.

Additionally, it includes easy-to-operate worldwide internet radio and network streaming via DLNA or Apple AirPlay when you connect via LAN (adapter for wireless LAN available). Enjoy high-resolution music file playback such as WAV, FLAC, AIFF and Apple Lossless via LAN or USB. WAV, FLAC and AIFF files in resolutions up to 192kHz/24-bit are supported. Entertain in multiple rooms, with a powered zone 2 audio output, the VSX-923 allows you to watch your favourite movie while someone else listens to music in another.

Via the built-in ECO Mode you can save energy without compromising on sound and video performance. Compatible (free) smartphone/tablet apps include the advanced remote control app iControlAV2013

Enjoy Spotify

Spotify Connect is a Premium feature that lets you play and control Spotify on your devices. Choose music on your mobile and listen on your speakers. At home, hit play on your mobile and hear high fidelity sound on your audio speakers. Enjoy instant access to millions of songs with Spotify.

Loves your i-devices

Connect your Apple device directly to the receiver to view stored photos or videos. You can also stream directly from e.g. YouTube to your LCD TV.

Stream with ease

DLNA and AirPlay are widely supported on PCs, laptops, smartphones and other devices. As this receiver is DLNA and AirPlay certified, you can easily stream audio from such a device. Apple's AirPlay lets you stream music from your entire iTunes library.

Energy efficient settings

Use the ECO Mode to save energy. It analyses 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 you. You can control ECO Mode using the receiver's front panel, the included remote control, or the ECO Manager page of Pioneer's free iControlAV2013 for your smartphone or tablet.

The remote reinvented

iControlAV lets you modify all important receiver functions from your smartphone or tablet (iOS / Android). The 2013 version brings a new user interface and easy to navigate feature menu, as well as a dedicated “ECO MANAGER” page for energy efficient settings. PUSH PLAYER, Pioneer’s new music streaming setting, lets you access the music libraries stored on your device and create playlists that can be streamed wirelessly to the receiver, all from within the app.

4K Ultra HD video upscaling

Experience real high definition with 4K ultra-high resolution video. 4K Pass Through ensures your receiver is ready for the next generation of high def video.

Hi-Res Audio

In addition to MP3, WMA, AAC, FLAC and WAV music file playback from a networked computer or USB drive, you can now also enjoy playback of high-resolution AIFF and Apple Lossless files as well as gapless playback for AIFF, Apple Lossless, WAV and FLAC files.


Main FeaturesVSX-923-S
Firmware updatesYes (via Internet or USB)
Audio FeaturesVSX-923-S
Virtual DepthYes
Virtual Surround BackYes
Virtual HeightYes
Virtual WideYes
Symmetric EQYes
Main FeaturesVSX-923-S
Output Connections• 2 x HDMI (selectable for MAIN ZONE/HDZONE)
• 1 x Monitor Composite
• 1 x Composite
• 2 x preout Subwoofer
• 7 x speaker out
• 1 x Phones out
File PlaybackVia LAN/USB:
MP3, WAV, AAC, WMA, FLAC, IAFF, Apple Lossless

192 kHz/24-Bit Audio playback:
Spotify ConnectYes
DLNA CertifiedYes (v1.5)
Windows 7 CompatibleYes
Windows 8 CompatibleYes
Remote ControlGlow-key, learning remote control
Eco ModeYes
Input & Output connectionsVSX-923-S
Bluetooth Adapter PortYes
Component Video Input/Output1/- (assignable)
Composite Video Input/Output3/1
Digital Optical Input/Output1/- (assignable)
HDMI Input/Output7 (assignable) / 2
AVNavigatorfor PC & iPad
Apple CompatibilityVSX-923-S
Compatible Generations• iPad 4G(*)/3G
• iPad2,iPad
• iPad mini(*)
• iPhone 5(*),iPhone 4S
• iPhone 4,iPhone 3GS
• iPhone 3G,iPhone
• iPod touch 5G(*)/4G/3G/2G/1G
• iPod nano 7G(*)/6G(*)/5G/4G/3G

(*) : Audio only
Supported Functions• Audio & video playback
• On-screen album art
• Charging
Network FeaturesVSX-923-S
Wireless LANYes (optional AS-WL300 adapter required)
Surround Sound FormatsVSX-923-S
Dolby DigitalYes
Dolby Digital EXYes
Dolby Digital PlusYes
Dolby Pro Logic IIYes
Dolby Pro Logic IIxYes
Dolby Pro Logic IIzYes
Dolby TrueHDYes
DTS 96/24Yes
DTS-HD Master AudioYes
Surround Modes11 + 1 for Phones
Audio FeaturesVSX-923-S
AM/FM Tuner with RDSYes
Tuner Pre-set Stations63
Auto Level ControlYes (Multi-channel)
Auto SurroundYes
Dialogue EnhancementYes
Digital Noise ReductionYes
DSD-to-PCM ConvertorYes (Multi-channel)
Dynamic Range ControlYes
Headphone SurroundYes
Front Stage Surround AdvanceYes
Sound Delay (LipSync)Yes
Standing Wave ControlYes
Stream DirectYes
Video FeaturesVSX-923-S
Deep ColourYes
3D ReadyYes
Amplifier SpecificationsVSX-923-S
Digital Signal ProcessorTexas Instruments AureusTM (TMS320DA808)
D/A Converter192 kHz / 24-bit
Dimensions (W x H x D)435 x 168 x 362.5 mm
Main FeaturesVSX-923-S
Output Power per Channel150W
Impedance at Output Level
Number of Channels7
Signal / Noise Ratio100 dB
Input Connections• 7 x HDMI
• 1 x MHL HDMI (Front)
• 4 x Composite
• 1 x Component (Assignable)
• 1 x Digital Coaxial (Assignable)
• 1 x Digital Optical (Assignable)
• 1 x USB 2.0 host (iPod/iPhone/iPad Digital Audio, USB drive)
• 1 x Ethernet
• 1 x Bluetooth adapter port for AS-BT200
• 1 x rear USB charge port for AS-WL300 Wireless Converter
MHL Terminal for Android SmartphonesYes
HD Audio Formats• Dolby TrueHD
• DTS-HD Master Audio
Audio Return ChannelYes
Stand-by Pass ThroughYes
Control with HDMIYes
On-Screen Display (GUI)via HDMI only in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Dutch and Russian
Internet RadioYes
Input & Output connectionsVSX-923-S
Digital Coaxial Input/Output1/- (assignable)
HDMI Front InputYes
IR In/Out1/1
Large speaker terminalsYes
Pre-amp Output 2 SW
Speaker A/BVersatile speaker configuration
USB Host (Front)Yes
Air JamYes
Apple CompatibilityVSX-923-S
Works with iPodYes
Works with iPhoneYes
Works with iPadYes
iPhone Control ButtonYes
Surround Sound FormatsVSX-923-S
DTS Neo XYes
DTS-HD High Resolution AudioYes
Audio FeaturesVSX-923-S
Multizone FunctionYes (2)
Phase ControlYes
MCACCYes (Advanced, 9-band)
PQLSYes (Multi-channel)
Sound Retriever AIRYes
Sound Retriever linkYes
Video FeaturesVSX-923-S
HD Digital Film Direct 24Yes
Upscaling to 1080pYes
4K Pass ThroughYes
4K UpscalingYes
Advanced Video AdjustYes
Stream SmootherYes
HDMI Standby ThroughYes
HDMI Standby Input SwitchingYes
Power Output VSX-923-S
Power output per channel150W
Condition1kHz, 1% THD, 6Ω
Rated Power Output150W per channel
Input (Sensitivity/Imp.): LINE etc.315 mV / 47kΩ
Frequency Response: LINE etc.5 Hz - 100 kHz +0/-3 dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio: LINE etc. (DIN)100 dB
Power RequirementsAC 220 - 230 V / 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption (in use / standby)550 W / 0.1 W
Auto Power DownYes
Amplifier SpecificationsVSX-923-S
A/D Converter96 kHz / 24-bit
Weight9.7 kg