For those looking for exceptional audio and video quality, your receiver is ready. Introducing the Pioneer VSX-821 AV Receiver. Streamlined and beautiful, the Pioneer VSX-821 delivers amazing home theater performance at an unrivaled value. And with Apple-compatibility, not only will it enhance your home theater experience, it will expand the possibilities of where that experience can come from. Turn it on and listen to the future of sound -- a future that takes you exactly where you want to go: closer than ever before to what the artist intended.
- Digital Direct connection with your iPod, iPhone or iPadThe VSX-821-K is compatible with iPod, iPhone, and now iPad devices and is specifically designed to enhance the experience you get from them. Right out of the box, your receiver comes with a USB/video cable, so there's no need to buy a separate dock to access all your music, videos, streaming content, and photos stored on your Apple devices.
- Portable Device - Meet Home TheaterThe VSX-821-K is fully ready for wireless Bluetooth audio from virtually any A2DP profile Bluetooth device, including smartphones, laptops, etc. With the optional Pioneer AS-BT200 Bluetooth adapter (sold separately), you can unleash yourself from headphones, cables and inputs. And you'll enjoy near CD-quality with Sound Retriever AIR technology, created specifically to enhance Bluetooth audio.
- Ready for 3DAll of Pioneer's newest receivers support the latest HDMI specification. So not only do you get the most out of your existing movies and music, with the VSX-821-K you're prepared for the next generation of 3D video content. With 4 HDMI inputs, you've got plenty of connectivity options for the growing number of high-definition sources available. All Pioneer receivers also offer advanced HDMI conveniences like Audio Return Channel and Power Save HDMI Standby Through.
- True-to-Life, High-Definition Audio and New Dolby Pro Logic IIzOf course all the latest Pioneer receivers support high-definition audio formats like Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Audio to give your Blu-ray Disc movies a soundtrack unsurpassed audio quality. But Pioneer also includes all of the Dolby and DTS surround formats best suited for the wide variety of entertainment sources, including the newest Dolby Pro Logic IIz height channel.
- Ultimate Sound ControlPioneer's exclusive Multi-Channel Acoustic Calibration system (MCACC) provides a near studio-quality, multi-channel listening experience customized specifically to your listening environment - just sit back and let MCACC do the work. Even compressed audio such as WMA, MP3 and AAC is enhanced with another Pioneer exclusive, Advanced Sound Retriever, by filling in areas where minute details were left out during the compression process. Additionally, the Auto Level Control feature can equalize volume level differences between tracks playing from an iPhone or iPod or during television programming so the volume can be enjoyed at a consistent level--no more jarring "blare" when switching audio sources.