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PIONEER VSX930 Atmos Receiver - £299.00 Instore only @ Richer Sounds

£299.00 @ Richer Sounds
Looks great for Atmos on a budget and packed with features. In selected stores only as can be seen in the table on the Ricker Sounds site. AUDIO FEATURES Channels: 7 Amplification Type: Dire… Read More
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Looks great for Atmos on a budget and packed with features.

In selected stores only as can be seen in the table on the Ricker Sounds site.

AUDIO FEATURES

Channels: 7
Amplification Type: Direct Energy
150 W/ch (6 ohms, 1 kHz, THD 1.0 %, 1 ch Driven)
105 W/ch (8 ohms 20 Hz-20 kHz THD 0.09 % 1 ch Driven)
Dolby Atmos®/Dolby® TrueHD/Dolby Digital Plus/Dolby Surround
DTS-HD Master Audio/DTS-ES/DTS Neo:6
DSD Direct Playback via Network/USB (2.8 MHz)
DSD Disc (SACD) Playback via HDMI (2.8 MHz/5.1 ch, 2 ch)
Digital Core Engine with Texas Instruments Aureus™ DSP x 2
Hi-bit24 Audio Processing
192 kHz/24-bit SABRE™ Premier Audio DAC (ES9006S) for 7.2ch
HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC)
MCACC Pro Room Calibration
Full Band Phase Control
Auto Phase Control Plus/Phase Control Plus
Standing Wave Control
3D Time Axis Measurement
Polarity Check
Automatic Crossover Detection
Reverb Before and After Calibration Results (iControlAV5 on iPad)
Subwoofer EQ (4 Band)
Bass Management System
Sound Enhancements
Advanced Sound Retriever (Multi-ch)
Sound Retriever Link
Auto Sound Retriever/Auto Sound Retriever for ARC
Auto Level Control (Multi-ch)
Virtual Speakers (Wide/Height/Surround Back)
Advanced Surround Modes (Action, Drama, Advanced Game, Sports, Classical, Rock/Pop)
Front Stage Surround
Sound Retriever Air, Phones Surround
ECO Mode 1, ECO Mode 2

VIDEO FEATURES

HDMI 7 in/2 out (1 for MAIN, 1 for MAIN/HDZONE)
3D Ready (Blu-ray Disc®, Broadcast, and Games)
Deep Colour (36-bit), “x.v. Colour”
Ultra HD Pass-through with HDCP 2.2 (4K/60p/4:4:4/24-bit, 4K/24p/4:4:4/36-bit, 4K/60p/4:2:2/36-bit)
Video Scaler (1080p to 4K) with Super Resolution

NETWORK FEATURES

Apple AirPlay Certified
DLNA Certified™ (1.5)
HTC Connect™ Certified
Windows® 8.1 Compatible
Music File Playback/Seek*1 via Network/US B: AIFF , Apple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, MP3, WMA, AAC, DSD
192 kHz/24-Bit Audio playback (AIFF , Apple Lossless, WAV, FLAC)
Multi-Channel (5.1ch, 5.0ch) Audio Playback (WAV*2, FLAC*3)
Gapless Playback for AIFF , Apple Lossless, WAV, FL AC, AAC, MP3, DSD
Spotify® Digital Music-Streaming Service Ready*4
Internet Radio with vTuner

OPERATING FEATURES

iPod Digital Transmission via Front USB Terminal
Android™ Audio/Video Playback with MHL™
Start-up Navi (Initial Setting App) Ready (iOS/Android)*5
AVNavigator (Wiring Navi/Interactive Operation Guide)
iControlAV5 Remote Control App Ready (iOS/Android)*5
HDMI ZONE Out (HDZONE)
Charges iPod/iPhone
Built-in Wi-Fi® (Dual Band 5 GHz/2.4 GHz)
Built-in Bluetooth® Wireless Technology (Version: 2.1 + EDR, Profile: A2DP/AVRCP, Codec: SBC/AAC)
BT Audio Auto Function
Firmware Update via Internet or USB
Graphical User Interface (GUI ) with Album Artwork (HDMI only)
Auto Power Down for Each Zone
Power Save for HDMI Standby Through
AM/FM Tuner 63 Presets
Sleep Timer
Learning Remote Control (Luminous)

CONNECTIONS

HDMI 6 in (5 assignable, 1 for HDMI/MHL)
HDMI 2 out (1 for MAIN, 1 for MAIN/HDZONE)
Ethernet 1 in
AV (Composite) 2 in
Audio 1 in (assignable)
Digital Coaxial 1 in (assignable)
Digital Optical 1 in (assignable)
Component Video 1 in (assignable)
Monitor Composite 1 out
Subwoofer Preout x 2
Speaker 9 ch out (FRONT , CENT ER, SURROUND, SURROUND BACK, TMd/FW/Speaker B)
IR 1 in/1 out



"Some may be ex-display or ex-repair or missing accessories."
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#2
got one last week from the Preston store sealed £299 cracking bit of kit
#3
Site says probably ex display. May be missing remote etc.
#4
Had one of these for a while now, very nice piece of kit.
1 Like #5
Hot, good brand, for once RIchard Sounds not doing a sale on cheap chinese Onkyo rubbish!
#6
good deal. been looking for an atmos amp.
1 Like #7
DudleyGuy - you do know that Onkyo owns Pioneer AV, right?
#8
chiragbajaria
DudleyGuy - you do know that Onkyo owns Pioneer AV, right?

They're both better than Sony though right? Also why don't they make amplifiers that look like sofas? I think that would be a great idea.
#9
"Windows® 8.1 Compatible" Awesome definitely getting one now.
3 Likes #10
Dolby Atmos means nothing unless you either know what it means or you read a decent explanation >

http://www.trustedreviews.com/opinions/what-is-dolby-atmos
1 Like #11
Richer have been running some cracking offers on Pioneer AV amps of late. Last week I picked up a brand new Pioneer SC-LX59 Atmos/DTS-X compatible amp for just £799 - retail on this beauty is £1399! This thing is *thunderous* - my neighbours hate me already :-)
#12
MRBardo
Richer have been running some cracking offers on Pioneer AV amps of late. Last week I picked up a brand new Pioneer SC-LX59 Atmos/DTS-X compatible amp for just £799 - retail on this beauty is £1399! This thing is *thunderous* - my neighbours hate me already :-)
That's because the replacements are due out in September. It is the best time to buy last year's models though with full warranty etc.
#13
A decent amp, Atmos on a budget, I like it! ;)
4 Likes #14
My wife prefers sound bars over proper surround sound amps and speakers. I'm gonna buy this amp.
#15
Good deal for those who really need a receiver now.
1 Like #16
loop
A decent amp, Atmos on a budget, I like it! ;)


I've had this amp for a while, and have to say it's a pretty great AVR, just a shame you can only use atmos in a 5.1.2 setup though

Edited By: GrumpyJo on Aug 16, 2016 07:19: additional info
#17
should also point out the icontrolav5 app works like a dream with this amp
#18
A nice price for a budget amp, but don't expect it to blow the windows out with around 25WPC and what's the point of Atmos anyway? There are only a handful of recordings, and even 7.1 is still cutting edge for most discs, the vast majority of Blu Rays are 5.1
1 Like #19
Thoughtful
A nice price for a budget amp, but don't expect it to blow the windows out with around 25WPC and what's the point of Atmos anyway? There are only a handful of recordings, and even 7.1 is still cutting edge for most discs, the vast majority of Blu Rays are 5.1

Since when have amplifiers been rated on how well they smash a window out.
#20
Thoughtful
A nice price for a budget amp, but don't expect it to blow the windows out with around 25WPC and what's the point of Atmos anyway? There are only a handful of recordings, and even 7.1 is still cutting edge for most discs, the vast majority of Blu Rays are 5.1


This amp is plenty powerful enough for the average living room,and tbh if you think it isn't then you need to have your hearing tested.
#21
Biggunspaul
Thoughtful
A nice price for a budget amp, but don't expect it to blow the windows out with around 25WPC and what's the point of Atmos anyway? There are only a handful of recordings, and even 7.1 is still cutting edge for most discs, the vast majority of Blu Rays are 5.1
This amp is plenty powerful enough for the average living room,and tbh if you think it isn't then you need to have your hearing tested.

How do you know it's plenty powerful enough? If it was it would be THX rated even to the lower 'select' standard. 25W pc is not going to be enough to reach reference standards, and is much more likely to damage speakers through clipping.
#22
Thoughtful
Biggunspaul
Thoughtful
A nice price for a budget amp, but don't expect it to blow the windows out with around 25WPC and what's the point of Atmos anyway? There are only a handful of recordings, and even 7.1 is still cutting edge for most discs, the vast majority of Blu Rays are 5.1
This amp is plenty powerful enough for the average living room,and tbh if you think it isn't then you need to have your hearing tested.
How do you know it's plenty powerful enough? If it was it would be THX rated even to the lower 'select' standard. 25W pc is not going to be enough to reach reference standards, and is much more likely to damage speakers through clipping.

I've owned a THX ultra 2 set up before consisting of thx amp and kef reference speakers with dipoles and for the average person it is well over the top,hence why I got shot of it all.

I know this amp is plenty powerful enough for the average room as I own it along with the kef E305 speakers.

Edited By: Biggunspaul on Aug 16, 2016 13:00: Added text
#23
Thoughtful
Biggunspaul
Thoughtful
A nice price for a budget amp, but don't expect it to blow the windows out with around 25WPC and what's the point of Atmos anyway? There are only a handful of recordings, and even 7.1 is still cutting edge for most discs, the vast majority of Blu Rays are 5.1
This amp is plenty powerful enough for the average living room,and tbh if you think it isn't then you need to have your hearing tested.
How do you know it's plenty powerful enough? If it was it would be THX rated even to the lower 'select' standard. 25W pc is not going to be enough to reach reference standards, and is much more likely to damage speakers through clipping.

Where are you getting the figure of 25wpc from ?

Edited By: Biggunspaul on Aug 16, 2016 12:58
#24
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Biggunspaul
Thoughtful
Biggunspaul
Thoughtful
A nice price for a budget amp, but don't expect it to blow the windows out with around 25WPC and what's the point of Atmos anyway? There are only a handful of recordings, and even 7.1 is still cutting edge for most discs, the vast majority of Blu Rays are 5.1
This amp is plenty powerful enough for the average living room,and tbh if you think it isn't then you need to have your hearing tested.
How do you know it's plenty powerful enough? If it was it would be THX rated even to the lower 'select' standard. 25W pc is not going to be enough to reach reference standards, and is much more likely to damage speakers through clipping.
Where are you getting the figure of 25wpc from ?

Back calculating from the one channel quoted and the maximum power consumption. Ultra 2 is of course the top spec, but remember to double the volume you need to square the power, and think how that fits with quiet dialogue to huge explosion. That's why you need so much power for Home Cinema.

This Onkyo was a much better buy from a few days ago:

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/onkyo-txnr545-dolby-atmos-av-amp-229-peter-tyson-2492940
#25
I bought one of these in January for the same price, and as far as I am concerned, it's the best thing since sliced bread.
I am not an audiophile by any means, but I like the saound that this puts out.


Edited By: avalon50 on Aug 16, 2016 16:25
#26
avalon50
I bought one of these in January for the same price, and as far as I am concerned, it's the best thing since sliced bread.
I am not an audiophile by any means, but I like the saound that this puts out.

For the money it is decent sounding for the average person and it's feature packed,I've got no complaints about mine.

Do you use the av5 app ?
#27
this is a good buy. Still a lack of receivers with DAB but this is good value for money. Is loud does shake the house.
#28
Biggunspaul

For the money it is decent sounding for the average person and it's feature packed,I've got no complaints about mine.
Do you use the av5 app ?

No I don't, what is it?
#29
avalon50
Biggunspaul

For the money it is decent sounding for the average person and it's feature packed,I've got no complaints about mine.
Do you use the av5 app ?
No I don't, what is it?

You are missing out lol

It's an app that you can download for iOS or android that allows you to control the amp and it displays all the amps information on your phone or tablet screen.

Here is a video of it -

https://youtu.be/ZEgYxj7ROyY
#30
Tempted but no preouts :(
#31
I tend to use the remote which came with it as all my other devices are plugged into the back of the amp and all are controlled by the amps remote. I think I'll give the app a go. What does 'Push Player ' do on the input select.
I am presently using icontrolav5 app, but see there are others on play store.


Edited By: avalon50 on Aug 16, 2016 20:04
#32
avalon50
I tend to use the remote which came with it as all my other devices are plugged into the back of the amp and all are controlled by the amps remote. I think I'll give the app a go. What does 'Push Player ' do on the input select.
I am presently using icontrolav5 app, but see there are others on play store.

I could be wrong but I think push player is for playing music on the amp from the device the app is on,so from a mobile phone to the amp.
#33
DudleyGuy
Hot, good brand, for once RIchard Sounds not doing a sale on cheap chinese Onkyo rubbish!


onkyo is Japanese and they own pioneer audio

look it up
#34
danpetre
DudleyGuy
Hot, good brand, for once RIchard Sounds not doing a sale on cheap chinese Onkyo rubbish!


onkyo is Japanese and they own pioneer audio

look it up


Rear panel looks remarkably similar to my Onkyo TX-NR747 which is far from being crap.

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