Pioneer VSX-531-B 5.1 AV Receiver with Bluetooth - £169 @ Amazon
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Pioneer VSX-531-B 5.1 AV Receiver with Bluetooth - £169 @ Amazon

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Found 31st Mar 2017
A black box with lots of inputs and outputs. Not many left in stock
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Thanks. Same price at Richer Sounds with 6 year warranty m.richersounds.com/!/product/pion-vsx-531-blk
Edited by: "adsham" 31st Mar 2017
adsham

Thanks. Same price at Richer Sounds with 6 year warranty … Thanks. Same price at Richer Sounds with 6 year warranty http://m.richersounds.com/#!/product/pion-vsx-531-blk


Thanks too, You must have posted that deal earlier and yet somehow I missed it when I searched HUKD.
mea culpa
zizzles

Thanks too, You must have posted that deal earlier and yet somehow I … Thanks too, You must have posted that deal earlier and yet somehow I missed it when I searched HUKD. mea culpa



​Nope, just did a search to see if this was a good price or not and Richer Sounds came up, which I thought I would point out as the 6 year warranty is included.
Nice, HDR on all inputs? These are shooting down in price!
this seems an excellent price for a modern amp that has 2.2 4k pass through etc, can anyone comment on sound quality? the only thing missing for me is wifi but at half the price of the denon I've been thinking about I'll live without that.
adsham

Thanks. Same price at Richer Sounds with 6 year warranty … Thanks. Same price at Richer Sounds with 6 year warranty http://m.richersounds.com/#!/product/pion-vsx-531-blk



Instore only though.
This might do to replace my vsx-922 got a 4k tv last week but this amp only does 1080p
Kallb123

Nice, HDR on all inputs? These are shooting down in price!



No idea if that is the case, will have to do more research.Just ordered a Samsung KS8000. Would love to get this if it was fully compatible.
Back to 249 on Amazon
jumpinoffthbed

this seems an excellent price for a modern amp that has 2.2 4k pass … this seems an excellent price for a modern amp that has 2.2 4k pass through etc, can anyone comment on sound quality? the only thing missing for me is wifi but at half the price of the denon I've been thinking about I'll live without that.


Too low power to have decent sound quality real world around 25 - 30Wpc all driven. It also appears that it is unable to pass multi channel SACD in anything other than stereo, which is really bad as the whole point of SACD is the multi channel encoding.
clintyboy12

Back to 249 on Amazon


Check the sellers on the right, one is £170
Edited by: "marc0523" 1st Apr 2017
Thoughtful

Too low power to have decent sound quality real world around 25 - 30Wpc … Too low power to have decent sound quality real world around 25 - 30Wpc all driven. It also appears that it is unable to pass multi channel SACD in anything other than stereo, which is really bad as the whole point of SACD is the multi channel encoding.



DSD in stereo is a bad thing for £169?
rev6

DSD in stereo is a bad thing for £169?


Considering what the discs cost it seems a major loss to not have all the channels when there are other entry level receivers out there which will do this.
this is better than sony AV 7.2 strdh750?
Thoughtful

Considering what the discs cost it seems a major loss to not have all the … Considering what the discs cost it seems a major loss to not have all the channels when there are other entry level receivers out there which will do this.



Even the £600 Denon X330 doesn't play AC3 files via USB. Are you sure they support DSD multi-channel?
Edited by: "rev6" 1st Apr 2017
rev6

Even the £600 Denon X330 doesn't play AC3 files via USB. Are you sure … Even the £600 Denon X330 doesn't play AC3 files via USB. Are you sure they support DSD 5.1?


This is SACD playback over the HDMI connection not USB.

The USB DSD format can only ever be 2.0 because of the standards set by Sony et al.
Edited by: "Thoughtful" 1st Apr 2017
Thoughtful

This is SACD playback over the HDMI connection not USB.The USB DSD format … This is SACD playback over the HDMI connection not USB.The USB DSD format can only ever be 2.0 because of the standards set by Sony et al.



Good to know.
Review HERE
Guys would this work with the free Samsung HW-K550/1 i am getting with the KS8000 until i can get a full speaker package, was just going to connect soundbar via optical link, all those lovely extra hdmi ports
Bully

Guys would this work with the free Samsung HW-K550/1 i am getting with … Guys would this work with the free Samsung HW-K550/1 i am getting with the KS8000 until i can get a full speaker package, was just going to connect soundbar via optical link, all those lovely extra hdmi ports


optical link cannot carry the DTS Master Audio on Blu Ray nor Dolby True HD audio either

adsham

Thanks. Same price at Richer Sounds with 6 year warranty … Thanks. Same price at Richer Sounds with 6 year warranty http://m.richersounds.com/#!/product/pion-vsx-531-blk


Am I missing something? It's £16.90 for 6 years warranty.so it's not same deal?
1 - 2 months delivery on the £169
danflorin3

this is better than sony AV 7.2 strdh750?



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Thoughtful

optical link cannot carry the DTS Master Audio on Blu Ray nor Dolby True … optical link cannot carry the DTS Master Audio on Blu Ray nor Dolby True HD audio either



Thanks for that, have also option of connecting via hdmi too so i guess this is a better choice
Bully

Review HERE[font=arial,sans-serif]276[/font]


I do love hi-fi review, I wonder whether anything budget has to have a negatives in order to justify spending £20,000 I strongly suspect there's a whole Mafia deal between the hi-fi review press and the manufacturers, talk about old boy network.
tezray

This might do to replace my vsx-922 got a 4k tv last week but this amp … This might do to replace my vsx-922 got a 4k tv last week but this amp only does 1080p



Ultra HD (4K/60p/4:4:4) pass-through with HDCP 2.2 ?
same price at Richer sounds..... better service and guarantee.
not even dab !
kramer2088

not even dab !



Not many are...
rev6

Good to know.



The format SACD uses .dsf is multichannel or stereo. Therefore, if you have a compatible device, you can play multichannel .dsf files from USB or even DLNA.
This is HDR compatible unlike the more expensive Marantz NR1506 ( specs at Richer Sounds)
Looks like they are Price matching Richer Sounds although RS deal is only instore .The 6 year warranty is an additional
£16.90 at RS if you can find stock, not an option for me as the nearest store is a 150 mile round trip.So a waiting game and hope amazon do not cancel orders.Very tempted to splash out on the Pioneer VSX-S520, must resist.
If anyone is interested, Richer Sounds has price matched on Amazon and will ship straightaway as they have stock.
Prosamuraiman

If anyone is interested, Richer Sounds has price matched on Amazon and … If anyone is interested, Richer Sounds has price matched on Amazon and will ship straightaway as they have stock.



It's an in-store deal, don't you have to pay extra to get stock delivered from store?
rev6

It's an in-store deal, don't you have to pay extra to get stock delivered … It's an in-store deal, don't you have to pay extra to get stock delivered from store?



Not if you buy it from Richer Sounds through Amazon.
Prosamuraiman

Not if you buy it from Richer Sounds through Amazon.



True. I'd probably want to pay the extra for warranty though.
Hi, I have a noob question. I bought a Samsung 5.1 surround sound kit many years ago which has now stopped working. The speakers are fine, but the ends that plug into the unit are encased in hard plastic. If I were to take off the plastic and plug the bare wires into the this amp, would it work?
RunningSquid

Hi, I have a noob question. I bought a Samsung 5.1 surround sound kit … Hi, I have a noob question. I bought a Samsung 5.1 surround sound kit many years ago which has now stopped working. The speakers are fine, but the ends that plug into the unit are encased in hard plastic. If I were to take off the plastic and plug the bare wires into the this amp, would it work?



Do you have a picture of the ends? That sounded weird I know.
rev6

Do you have a picture of the ends? That sounded weird I know.


Here you go...http://i.imgur.com/JYTuCiD.jpg
Do you know the ohm of the speakers in question?
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