7.1 Channel HDMI 3D AV Receiver with HD Audio, iPod/iPhone/iPad Digital Direct, AirPlay, DLNA and Internet Radio
The receiver of today.
The VSX-921 meets all the popular AV receiver needs: 7.1 surround sound in HD, and a digital connection with your iPod, iPhone or iPad without dock. Additionally, it adds in easy-to-operate worldwide internet radio and network streaming via DLNA or Apple Airplay when you connect via LAN (adapter for wireless LAN available). LPCM, WAV, FLAC and other lossless formats are supported.
Compatible (free) smartphone/tablet apps include the advanced remote control app iControlAV2 and Air Jam, a Bluetooth-based social app.
The VSX-921 has 6 HD inputs including 4 x HDMI.
Require a blu-ray player to experience it fully? Try our new blu-ray receiver package in the HTB-921.
Intelligent speaker calibration
Surround speakers can hardly be ideally positioned. MCACC therefore analyses the existing sound field using a microphone (included), just like a sound professional, and adjusts the sound timings to precision-tune the system to your room.
Digital Direct connection with your iPod, iPhone or iPad
No need for a dock – you can connect your Apple device directly to the receiver. Thanks to the digital connection, you get the best possible audio quality (further enhanced by the Advanced Sound Retriever). Furthermore you can view photos and videos on, and stream apps like YouTube to your TV.
Stream with AirPlay
Apple's AirPlay lets you stream music from any compatible device connected to your home network. This means you can easily enjoy your iTunes music library through your AV receiver.
Stream with DLNA
DLNA is widely supported on PCs, laptops, smartphones and other devices. This receiver being DLNA certified, you can easily stream audio from such a device using your home network.
The remote of the future
iControlAV2 is our 2nd-generation app that lets you control all important receiver functions from your smartphone or tablet. Control playback, select an input, adjust listening modes and change sound balance and emphasis from one app. iOS + Android.
Music listening made social
Air Jam is a Bluetooth-based app that lets a group of people connect with their iPhones, iPod Touch or iPads and add their songs to the receiver playlist. Participants can see which song was, is or will be playing – a great way to share and discover tunes. Requires iOS 4.2 with iPhone 4/3GS/3G, iPad or iPod touch (2nd gen. or higher).
Less jitter, better audio
Transmission via HDMI can cause clock jitter, causing sound distortion during the D/A conversion. PQLS “speed synchronises” the digital audio data between the receiver and your matching Pioneer Blu-ray player, reducing the jitter. The result is clear, rich and precise audio.
Image optimised for you
Advanced Video Adjust optimises the video signal according to your type of screen or projector. Based on MCACC calibration data, it also adjusts image quality to your distance from the screen.
Intuitive setup and operation
With the receiver connected to your home network, AVNavigator software makes installing a breeze. Wiring Navi guides you in making the connections with speakers and other devices, and updates the receiver with the appropriate settings, while the interactive manual lets you intuitively explore every feature. AVNavigator is also backed by a free iPad app.
|Control with HDMI||Yes|
|Surround Sound Formats||VSX-921|
|Dolby Pro Logic II||Yes|
|Dolby Pro Logic IIz||Yes|
|Dolby True HD||Yes|
|DTS Neo: 6||Yes|
|DTS-HD High Resolution Audio||Yes|
|DTS-HD Master Audio||Yes|
|Surround Modes||15 + 1 (Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Mono Film, Entertainment Show, Expanded Theater, TV Surround, Advanced Game, Sports, Classical, Rock/Pop, Unplugged, Extended Stereo, Front Stage Surround Focus, Front Stage Surround Wide + Phones Surround)|
|AM/FM Tuner with RDS||Yes|
|Tuner Pre-set Stations||30|
|Auto Level Control||Yes (Multi-channel)|
|Digital Noise Reduction||Yes|
|DSD-to-PCM Convertor||Yes (Multi-channel)|
|Dynamic Range Control||Yes|
|Front Stage Surround Advance||Yes|
|Sound Delay (LipSync)||Yes|
|Advanced Sound Retriever||Yes (Multi-channel)|
|Sound Retriever AIR||Yes|
|Standing Wave Control||Yes|
|Virtual Surround Back||Yes|
|Power Requirements||AC 220 - 230 V / 50/60 Hz|
|Power Consumption (in use / standby)||550 W / 0.30 W|
|Auto Power Down||Yes|
|Digital Signal Processor||Freescale|
|D/A Converter||192 kHz / 24-bit|
|Output Power per Channel||150W|
|Impedance at Output Level||6Ω|
|Number of Channels||7|
|Input Connections||• 4 x HDMI (1080p upscaling)|
• 5 x Composite
• 2 x Component
• 1 x Coaxial
• 2 x Optical
• 1 x USB host
• 1 x iPod/iPhone Digital via USB (cable included)
• 1 x Ethernet
• 1 x Bluetooth adapter port for AS-BT200
|Output Connections||• 1 x HDMI|
• 1 x Composite
• 1 x Component
|Plays||LPCM, MP3, WAV, AAC, WMA Lossless, Apple Lossless, FLAC|
|HD Audio Formats||Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio|
|Audio Return Channel||Yes|
|Stand-by Pass Through||Yes|
|On-Screen Display (GUI)||Easy-to-use GUI, available in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Dutch and Russian|
|Firmware updates||Yes (via Internet or USB)|
|DLNA Certified||Yes (v1.5)|
|Remote Control||Glow-key, preset remote control|
|Input & Output connections||VSX-921|
|AV Front Input||Yes|
|Bluetooth Adapter Port||Yes|
|Component Video Input/Output||2/1 (assignable)|
|Digital Optical Input/Output||2/- (assignable)|
|Digital Coaxial Input||1/-|
|HDMI Input/Output||4 (assignable)/1|
|Large speaker terminals||Yes|
|Pre-amp Output||Yes (SW)|
|USB Host (Front)||Yes|
|Works with iPod||Yes (cable included)|
|Works with iPhone||Yes|
|Works with iPad||Yes|
|iPhone Control Button||Yes|
|Compatible Generations||• iPod: 5th Generation, Nano and above|
• iPhone 3G, 3GS, 4
• iPad, iPad 2
|Supported Functions||• Audio & video playback|
• On-screen album art
|Wireless LAN||Yes (with optional AS-WL300 adapter)|
|Surround Sound Formats||VSX-921|
|Dolby Digital EX||Yes|
|Dolby Digital Plus||Yes|
|Dolby Pro Logic IIx||Yes|
|Multizone Function||Yes (2)|
|MCACC||Yes (Advanced, 9-band)|
|HD Digital Film Direct 24||Yes|
|Upscaling to 1080p||Yes|
|Advanced Video Adjust||Yes|
|Power output per channel||150W|
|Condition||1kHz, 1% THD, 6Ω|
|Rated Power Output||150W per channel|
|Design||Discrete Amplification Type|
|A/D Converter||96 kHz / 24-bit|
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||435 x 168 x 362.5 mm|