Pionneer Elite VSX–45 | 5.2 Network AV Receiver w/ Bluetooth

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Product Highlights

    Superior High End Amplifier Performance

    Whether you’re just starting your home theater journey or ready to upgrade older equipment, the Pioneer VSX–45 5.2–Channel AV Receiver has the features and power needed for today’s high–definition home theaters. As a 5.2 channel receiver with 80 watts per channel, the VSX–45 has more than enough power for 5 speakers and 2 subwoofers – a great starting place for any home theater. Designed to tackle sources and televisions of today and tomorrow, the VSX–45 comes equipped with HDCP 2.2 (High–Bandwidth Digital Copy Protection) to ensure compatibility with current and future 4K sources and HDTVs. Additionally the VSX–45 comes with full–bandwidth HDMI Ultra HD Pass–through with 4K/60p upscaling and 6 HDMI inputs. Built–in Dual–band 2.4GHz and 5.0GHz Wi–Fi means older and newer technology can connect to the VSX–45 and dual antennas ensure maximum signal strength and greater range. Connect your Bluetooth enabled devices to the VSX–45 for wireless Bluetooth audio that’s rich, detailed and clearer than you ever imagined. Pioneer AVR’s are easier to set up than ever before with the updated on–screen graphical user interface (GUI). Simple instructions, fewer words and more icons, all displayed in seven languages. Connect your Pioneer AV receiver to your home Wi–Fi network with an all–new Wi–Fi setup application for Android and iOS that transfers Wi–Fi settings from your smartphone to your receiver. Once connected to your home Wi–Fi, you’ll have access to internet radio via your Android or iOS device. Discover a universe of entertainment with thousands of internet radio stations from your favorite music apps like Pandora and Spotify – complete with on–screen album art and song info. While you’re online, download the iControlAV5 app and control the VSX–45 right from your phone or tablet.

Details from Pioneer Elite

    Experience Performance At A Higher Level

    Pioneer's Elite® VSX–45 receiver is your gateway to truly superior performance. A value–packed, 5.2–channel receiver with 80 watts per channel (20 Hz – 20 kHz, THD 0.08 * @ 8 ohms)–400 watts total–the VSX–45 is for purists who want power, connectivity and ultimate wireless convenience for their high–definition home theater. Advanced features like Ultra HD (4K/60P 4:4:4) Pass–through, HDCP 2.2 compatibility, built–in Wi–Fi® and a new wireless setup app make this one versatile, easy–to–use receiver.

    HDMI and HDCP 2.2

    The VSX–45 features full–bandwidth HDMI Ultra HD Pass–through (with 4K/60p upscaling). New for 2015 is HDCP 2.2 (High–Bandwidth Digital Copy Protection), ensuring compatibility with current and upcoming 4K UltraHD sources and televisions. With six HDMI inputs, the VSX–45 handles 4K2K Ultra HD video at 60 frames per second–four times the resolution of 1080p–relaying the highest quality picture available today, plus 4:4:4–based 4K2K 60P content, offering up to 18GBPS throughput.

    Built–In Dual–Band 2.4GHz and 5.0GHz Wi–4Fi

    With a dual–antenna setup on the rear panel, the VSX–45 becomes the ultimate wireless control center for your home entertainment system. Two antennas provide maximum signal strength, and supporting both bands means higher throughput and greater Wi–Fi range.

    Casual Wireless

    The VSX–45 lets you enjoy wireless Bluetooth audio from virtually any A2DP profile Bluetooth device. Untether yourself from cables and inputs, and enjoy your music wirelessly from your iPhone®, Android™, PC, laptop or almost any other A2DP profile Bluetooth–enabled source. Plus you'll enjoy enriched quality with Sound Retriever AIR technology, created specifically to enhance Bluetooth audio.

    Updated Icon–Based GUI

    An updated on–screen graphical user interface can be displayed in seven languages. The GUI features a simpler menu structure–with fewer words and more icons–that is easier to set up than ever before. And because the display is icon–based, it's also easy to follow and easy to use.

    Easy Connections

    A brand–new Wi–Fi setup application for iOS® and Android make it easier than ever to connect your Pioneer AV receiver to your home Wi–Fi network. It even transfers the Wi–Fi settings from your smartphone to your receiver. Meanwhile, physical cable connections are simpler, thanks to rear panel features like black–on–white graphics, with text that is larger and easier to read. Speaker connections are labeled for easy hookup.

    Custom Installation

    For advanced home theater control, the VSX–45 is compatible with the most popular custom control companies, Crestron® and Control4®, and offer custom installation features including full two–way RS–232C–over–IP control, with the ability to receive metadata from network and iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch.

    Internet Radio, Pandora® and Spotify®

    With Internet Radio, the VSX–45 gives you a world of entertainment options. Not only can you enjoy thousands of Internet radio stations around the world with vTuner®, you can also access your favorite music from Pandora and Spotify, complete with on-screen album art and music information. Spotify Connect is a premium subscription feature that lets you play and control Spotify with your smart devices.

    Start–up Navi App and Built–In AVNavigator

    The VSX–45 features AVNavigator, a built–in system that simplifies the setup process. Unlike other systems that required an app download or the installation of a CD–ROM, AVNavigator helps you easily connect the VSX–45 to your network and launch your favorite web browser on virtually any device. The AVNavigator will walk you through the connection and setup of your new receiver. You can even explore new features of your AV Receiver using the Interactive Contents section. Just push a button on the virtual remote control and AVNavigator will activate the feature and explain what it does.

    The Start–up Navi App is special app to help you easily set up the AV receiver via Wi–Fi with your smartphone. After opening the package, scan the QR code on the Quick Start Guide with your iPod® touch/iPhone®/iPad® or Android device connected to your home network, and download the Start–up Navi app. As you proceed with the wizard, the network set-up for your AV receiver will be completed smoothly. Then, in coordination with the AVNavigator, the app lets you do all the initial settings of the AV receiver.

    Made for iPhone 6 Certification and more

    The VSX–45 lets you enjoy effortless AirPlay connectivity, offering the latest Made for iPhone certification for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. As a networked receiver, it supports Apple's AirPlay® mirroring technology, allowing you to enjoy your favorite music from iPhone, iPod or iTunes anywhere in the house. In addition, Pioneer was the first brand to support HTC Connect®, the only unified approach for streaming music wirelessly from select compatible HTC smartphones. There's no need for a separate app; HTC Connect is built right into your phone's music player and streams high quality, WAV–format files for an effortless, out–of–the–box audiophile experience. The VSX–45 is Windows® 8.1 Certified, and also supports DLNA& 1.5 media streaming, which lets you access your favorite music from a DLNA server or computer connected to the same home network. Not only are compressed music files such as MP3, WMA, and AAC supported, but also high–resolution files, such as FLAC, WAV, AIFF, and Apple Lossless.


    Whether controlling volume, switching inputs or exploring all of the new features of your receiver, Pioneer's iControlAV5 remote–control app for iOS and Android allows full control of the VSX–45. You can even play back music stored on your smartphone using our Push Player feature. Available at no charge from the App Store for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, the app is also available in Google Play for Android devices.

    Unsurpassed Audio

    When it comes to sound, the Elite VSX–45 is a powerhouse that delivers the punch to rival bigger receivers. Five discrete amplifiers each produce 80 watts of power (20 Hz – 20 kHz, THD 0.08 % @ 8 ohms) for 5.2–channel surround. The VSX–45 supports formats like Dolby TrueHD® and DTS–HD® Master Audio to give your soundtracks on Blu–ray Disc™ unsurpassed audio quality.

    Multi–Channel Acoustic Calibration (MCACC)

    Pioneer's Advanced Multi–Channel Acoustic Calibration system is like having your own sound engineer precision–tuning your system to your living room. MCACC provides an optimized, multi–channel listening experience calibrated and customized specifically to your room by measuring every speaker–s connection, and noting size and distance from the listening point, sound levels and timbre. Using measurements from every speaker s connection, it gives you a calibrated and customized multi–channel listening experience. Th


Features & Specs

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Manufacturer's Warranty
    2 Year Limited
Detailed Specifications
  • Amplifier Design: Discrete Direct Energy
  • Channels: 5.2
  • Power Output: Watts per Channel (20 Hz – 20 kHz, THD 0.08 % @ 8 ohms FTC) 80 Watts
  • Power Output: Watts per Channel (6 ohms 1 kHz 1 % 1ch Driven) 140 Watts
  • Power Output: Watts per Channel (8 ohms, 1 kHz, 0.08 %, 2 ch Driven FTC) SC Model Power Rating Only
  • Power Output: Watts per Channel (4 ohms, 1 kHz, 1 %, 2 ch Driven) SC Model Power Rating Only
  • Power Output: Watts Multi ch Simultaneous Drive (8 ohms, 1 kHz, 1 %) SC Model Power Rating Only
  • 4 OHM Speaker:
  • Estimated Power Consumption/Standby with HDMI Control off: 450 W/0.1 W (standby)
  • Energy Star 3.0 Certified:
  • Handheld And Internet
  • AirPlay: Yes
  • HTC Connect: Yes
  • Made for iPhone and iPod: Yes
  • iOS/Android Remote Control APP: iControlAV5
  • vTuner Internet Radio: Yes
  • Pandora Internet Radio: Yes
  • DLNA 1.5 (DMP/DMR): Yes
  • Music Playback via USB NetworkM
    • MP3
    • WMA
    • AAC
    • Apple Lossless
    • WAV
    • FLAC
    • AIFF
    • DSD
  • Hi–Res Audio
    • Apple Lossless
    • WAV
    • FLAC
    • AIFF
    • DSD
  • Decoders And Formats
  • Digital Core DSP Engine: Texas Instruments Aureus
  • AIR Studios Certification:
  • iPod Digital Audio: Yes
  • Audio DACs: 192K/24Bit
  • High–Definition Copy Protection (HDCP): 2.2
  • Dolby Atmos:
  • Dolby True HD: Yes
  • Dolby Digital Plus: Yes
  • Dolby Surround:
  • DTS–HD Master Audio: Yes
  • DTS Neo: DTS Neo6
  • HDMI SACD Transfer: Multi Channel
  • Soundfield Calibration
  • MCACC: Advanced
  • MCACC Memory: 6
  • Phase Control: Yes
  • Auto Phase Control Plus: Yes
  • Full Band Phase Control: Yes
  • Standing Wave Control: Yes
  • EQ Bands: 9–Band (Advanced)
  • Symmetric EQ: Yes
  • X–Curve: Yes
  • Distance Adjustment: 1/2 Inch
  • Precision Distance:
  • Polarity Check: Yes
  • Auto Subwoofer Crossover: Yes
  • Listening Modes
  • Auto Surround: Yes
  • Auto Level Control: Multi–Channel
  • Optimum Surround:
  • Stream Direct: Direct / Pure Direct
  • Advanced Surround: 10 + 1
  • Wide Surround:
  • Front Stage Surround Advance: Yes
  • Headphone Surround: Yes
  • Virtual Speakers: Yes (Surround Back/Height/Wide)
  • Virtual Depth:
  • Audio Features
  • USB DAC:
  • DSD Music File: 2ch (2.8MHz)
  • Audio Processing:
  • Dialog Enhancement: Yes
  • Advanced Sound Retriever: Multi–Channel / Auto with ARC
  • Sound Retriever AIR: Yes
  • Digital Noise Reduction: Yes
  • Tone Control: Front 2 ch
  • Sound Delay (Lip Sync): Yes (800 ms)
  • Speaker A/B: Yes
  • Bi–Amp: Front Channel
  • Video Processing
  • 4K 60p Ultra HD Passthrough: Yes
  • 4K Ultra HD Passthrough:
  • 4K 60p Ultra HD Video Scaler: Yes
  • 4K Ultra HD Video Scaler:
  • 3–D Ready: Yes
  • Audio Return Channel: Yes
  • HDMI 36–bit Deep Color: Yes
  • x.v.Color: Yes
  • Video Converter to HDMI:
  • Video Scaler:
  • Stream Smoother:
  • Pure Cinema:
  • Super Resolution: Yes
  • Video Parameter Adjustments:
  • Connectivity
  • HDMI Input / Output: 6 (5 Rear, 1 Front) In / 1 Out
  • MHL 2: 1 (Rear)
  • Wi–Fi Built–In: Yes (5GHz/2.4GHz)
  • Bluetooth Built–In: Yes
  • HDBaseT Compatible:
  • Component Video Input / Output:
  • iPhone / iPod / USB Memory Input: Front USB
  • Ethernet Input: Yes
  • Composite A/V Input / Output: 2 In
  • Analog Audio Inputs / Output: 2 In
  • Phono Input:
  • Digital Inputs / Output: 2 In (Optical 1, Coaxial 1)
  • Pre–Amp Outputs: 0.2 ch
  • Headphone Output: Yes
  • Front A/V Inputs: USB
  • AM/FM Presets: 63
  • Installation
  • Home Menu: Icon–based Graphical User Interface (GUI)
  • Multi–Room and Source Output:
  • Zone 2 Sources:
  • Zone 3 Sources:
  • ECO Mode: Eco Mode 1/Eco Mode 2
  • HDMI Speaker B Link: Yes
  • 12 Volt Trigger (Assignable): 1 (150 mA)
  • RS–232C: Yes
  • IR Serial Remote In/Out: 1 In / 1 Out
  • Network Firmware Update: Yes
  • AVNavigator: Built–in
  • IP Control for CI: Yes
  • Versatile Speaker Configuration: Speaker B / Bi–Amp
  • FL Dimmer: Yes
  • Function Rename: Yes
  • Remote: System Remote Control
  • Sleep Timer: Yes
  • Detachable Power Cord:
  • Construction
  • Front Panel: Brushed
  • Transformer Stabilizer:
  • Advanced Direct Construction:
  • Speaker Terminals: 5 Large + 2 Clips
  • 3D Space Frame Construction:
  • Low Leakage Flux Power Transformer:
  • Warranty
  • 2 Years Parts & Labor: Yes
  • Dimensions
  • Width: 17.1"
  • Height: 6.6"
  • Depth: 13.1"
  • Weight: 19.2 lbs
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