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7 Channel A/V Receiver with Auto MCACC and USB Input (Silver)


The VSX-916-S delivers quality audio from the latest surround sound formats.

In Bi-Amp mode, both the front and the surround back speaker terminals can be used to drive the front speakers, giving you an additional improved sound stage. And the 5-band MCACC allows you to optimise the sound to the level of professional studios.

The VSX-916-S includes component video terminals (3 in / 1 out), with support for high definition and progressive signal sources. A USB input is also available on the front of the unit, giving you even greater connection possibilities. And with Sound Retriever technology (which up-converts compressed audio to CD-quality audio), you are guaranteed high-quality audio – even from your PC or another USB device.

You have added convenience with the preset and learning LCD remote control, which allows you to programme it to control other remote devices in your home, meaning 1 remote control for multiple devices and functions.

This receiver is also available in Black.


Main FeaturesVSX-916-S
Output Power per Channel100W
Impedance at Output Level8 Ω
Signal / Noise Ratio88 / 64dB
Input ConnectionsUSB front input, 5.1 x multi-channel, 2 x coaxial, 3 x optical (incl. front in), 4 x audio, 4 x audio/video, 4 x composite (incl. front in), 4 x s-video (incl. front in)
Output Connections1 x audio, 1 AV + 1V, 2 x composite, 2 x S-Video, 1 x component, pre-amp (all 7.1 ch.)
Tuner Pre-set Stations30
Remote ControlLCD Learning
Power Consumption (in use / standby)360W / 0.5W
Weight9 kg
Dimensions (W x H x D)420 x 158 x 352.5 mm
Surround Sound FormatsVSX-916-S
Dolby DigitalYes
Dolby Digital EXYes
Dolby Pro Logic IIxYes
DTS-ES Discrete 6.1Yes
DTS-ES Matrix 6.1Yes
DTS Neo: 6Yes
DTS 96/24Yes
WMA 9 ProYes
Surround Modes8 + 1
Power Output VSX-916-S
Power output per channel100W
ConditionDIN, 1kHz, 1%, 8 Ohms
Rated Power Output100W
Input (Sensitivity/Imp.): LINE200 mV / 47 kOhm
Frequency Response: LINE5 - 100 000 Hz, +0 / -3 dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio: LINE (DIN)88 / 64 dB
Power RequirementsAC 220 - 240 V, 50/60 Hz
Direct ConstructionYes
DSP designAdvanced digital core engine
Pioneer Hybrid AmplificationYes
Digital Signal ProcessorFreescale 180 MIPS 48-bit Processing
Amplifier SpecificationsVSX-916-S
Front L & R Bi-Amplifier FunctionYes
D/A Converter192 kHZ/24-Bit
A/D Converter96 kHz/24-Bit (2-channel)
Input & Output connectionsVSX-916-S
Component Video Input/Output3/1
Composite Input/Output4/2
Digital Optical Input/Output3/1
Digital Coaxial Input2
Multi-Channel Input5.1 ch
Pre-amp Output Yes, All (7.1 ch)
Speaker A/B2nd zone + Bi-Amp
S-Video Input/Output4/2
USB Host (Front)Yes
Audio FeaturesVSX-916-S
Auto SurroundYes
Midnight Listening ModeYes
Sound RetrieverYes
Source DirectYes
Stream DirectYes