Pioneer VSX-531 (Black) DTS-HD, True Dolby 5.1 AV Receiver £179 VIP Exclusive Price @ Richer Sounds
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Pioneer VSX-531 (Black) DTS-HD, True Dolby 5.1 AV Receiver £179 VIP Exclusive Price @ Richer Sounds

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Posted 21st MarLocalEdited by:"i_need_bargains"
In-store or via telesales only quoting the VIP members price. Might be also able to wangle an extra VIP £10 off. Worth a try as they seem to give them off anything over £100.

Features:

Top value cinema sound
Featuring both Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD surround sound processors, the Pioneer VSX531 makes an ideal entry into the immersive world of High Definition surround sound. With 100w per channel, the VSX531 has the power to fill all but the largest rooms and makes even the best TV sound tinny by comparison.

Stream music from your mobile via Bluetooth
With a Bluetooth receiver built in, it's easy to enjoy your music from other devices. Pair with your smartphone, tablet, laptop or PC and wirelessly stream all your favourite music. With the possibility of streaming music services, such as Spotify, Deezer and Tidal, as well as your own music library, you get access to near unlimited music!

Advanced Sound Retriever for enhanced detail
Advanced Sound Retriever (ASR) improves the dynamic response from compressed music sources, adding 'sparkle' to the sound and restoring the sound quality. Ideal for use with WMA, AAC and MP3 files played via disc or USB, ASR makes music sound more realistic than before.

Equipped for a 4K future
Although focused on value, the Pioneer VSX531 still has an eye for the future. Featuring the latest HDMI connections with support for HDCP 2.2, you can stream UltraHD video and it's ready for use with the exciting new range of 4K UHD Blu-ray players.

USB and multiple sockets
Also standard is a front-mounted USB socket. Plug in your USB device and you'll instantly be able to playback MP3, WMA and AAC music files. There are also four HDMI inputs, both optical and coaxial digital inputs, a range of audio and composite video connections and a headphone socket for private listening.

Easy set-up
Despite packing a lot of tech in, the VSX531 is easy to set-up and use. Pioneer's unique MCACC (Multi-Channel Acoustic Calibration) system tunes the amplifier to the size of listening room and speaker placement, at the touch of a button. Phase Control technology means a cohesive sound between the speakers, wherever you choose to place them in the room.

Take your TV's sound to a new dimension, with the immersive Pioneer VSX531.
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Solid review too whathifi.com/pio…iew
Edited by: "i_need_bargains" 21st Mar
Pioneer and Onkyo are sister brands, whipped from the same milk.
tempt21/03/2019 20:35

Pioneer and Onkyo are sister brands, whipped from the same milk.


Onkyo reliability seems to have taken a bit of hit over recent years, in a way Pioneer hasn't. Strange, I wonder if the manufacturing facilities and component quality are different ?
Cracking price, shame you can only run doorbell wire for centre and rear speakers though
i_need_bargains13 m ago

Onkyo reliability seems to have taken a bit of hit over recent years, in a …Onkyo reliability seems to have taken a bit of hit over recent years, in a way Pioneer hasn't. Strange, I wonder if the manufacturing facilities and component quality are different ?


Also, distribution and warranty is now being handled by a third party - Aqipa. After sales service will be hit and miss.

whathifi.com/new…ipa
Edited by: "tempt" 21st Mar
Rhythmeister40 m ago

Cracking price, shame you can only run doorbell wire for centre and rear …Cracking price, shame you can only run doorbell wire for centre and rear speakers though


A mixture of binding posts and spring clip terminals on this model does seem odd.
It’s this or Onkyo ?
I just called and quoted the £179 price as I am a VIP member, but they stated I had to have an email offering that price, otherwise it’s still £199
5.1 only can't get to 7.1?
yannarascala22/03/2019 10:27

I just called and quoted the £179 price as I am a VIP member, but they …I just called and quoted the £179 price as I am a VIP member, but they stated I had to have an email offering that price, otherwise it’s still £199


Was that telesales ? Call your local store direct and speak to the manager. All VIP members should have the email by now.
i_need_bargains22/03/2019 12:29

Was that telesales ? Call your local store direct and speak to the …Was that telesales ? Call your local store direct and speak to the manager. All VIP members should have the email by now.


It was telesales. I went in to the Birmingham store and showed them this post, and they happily applied the discount. Heat
yannarascala5 h, 4 m ago

It was telesales. I went in to the Birmingham store and showed them this …It was telesales. I went in to the Birmingham store and showed them this post, and they happily applied the discount. Heat


Glad you got it sorted, telesales can be a bit and miss sometimes. Always find that a trip or call to the local store does the trick.
Edited by: "i_need_bargains" 22nd Mar
Rhythmeister21/03/2019 20:51

Cracking price, shame you can only run doorbell wire for centre and rear …Cracking price, shame you can only run doorbell wire for centre and rear speakers though



The combination of binding posts and spring clips is a frustration, certainly, but you aren't limited to such poor cable. I have this receiver (got it just after Christmas and I am extremely happy with it) and have AWG 15 cable to every speaker (I'm sure it could handle thicker cable, too).
ElRitmo22/03/2019 15:51

The combination of binding posts and spring clips is a frustration, …The combination of binding posts and spring clips is a frustration, certainly, but you aren't limited to such poor cable. I have this receiver (got it just after Christmas and I am extremely happy with it) and have AWG 15 cable to every speaker (I'm sure it could handle thicker cable, too).


Unfortunately I'd not fit my centre speaker cable in this and I'm too stubborn to buy thinner stuff
Rhythmeister22/03/2019 16:00

Unfortunately I'd not fit my centre speaker cable in this and I'm too …Unfortunately I'd not fit my centre speaker cable in this and I'm too stubborn to buy thinner stuff



If it was expensive/good cable then I can understand that reluctance. How thick is your cable?
ElRitmo22/03/2019 19:06

If it was expensive/good cable then I can understand that reluctance. How …If it was expensive/good cable then I can understand that reluctance. How thick is your cable?


I'm not sure but it pretty much fills a banana plug
Rhythmeister22/03/2019 20:11

I'm not sure but it pretty much fills a banana plug



Ah, fair enough then: you'll definitely struggle to get that in any spring clip terminal. But for anyone else this receiver can still accommodate some pretty decent cable even though it has spring clips, so that shouldn't put you off.
ElRitmo2 m ago

Ah, fair enough then: you'll definitely struggle to get that in any spring …Ah, fair enough then: you'll definitely struggle to get that in any spring clip terminal. But for anyone else this receiver can still accommodate some pretty decent cable even though it has spring clips, so that shouldn't put you off.


True, it's just not quote posh enough for my silly fat cable
i_need_bargains21st Mar

Onkyo reliability seems to have taken a bit of hit over recent years, in a …Onkyo reliability seems to have taken a bit of hit over recent years, in a way Pioneer hasn't. Strange, I wonder if the manufacturing facilities and component quality are different ?


My Onkyo just died.. very disappointed.
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