Pioneer VSX-531 w/ Wharfedale DX-1SE Speaker Package 5.1
Man. Part No.: VSX-531
Pioneer VSX-531 w/ Wharfedale DX-1SE (5.1)
Pioneer VSX-531 AV Receiver
Impressive value already at entry level
In addition to digital TV and Blu-ray, one nowadays usually has other HD video sources – such as a game console, a streaming box or a streaming stick. It is reassuring to know that even the affordable VSX-531 has four HDMI ports that can even transmit UltraHD footage to the TV or projector. Of course, via HDMI the sound can also be in high resolution. The HD multichannel formats from Dolby and dts are also decoded by the VSX-531 and precisely adapted to your individual room acoustics, loudspeaker equipment and setup using Pioneer's proprietary MCACC automatic calibration.
If you prefer to enjoy music instead of a movie, you can also use your smart phone or tablet instead of the usual analogue or digital connectable players. Simply start your favourite music app and connect your device wirelessly to the integrated Bluetooth input of the VSX-531. A USB port on the front panel provides the mobile device with current as needed and you can also optionally play MP3, WMA and AAC music files directly from a memory stick. And do not be surprised when even older, heavily data-reduced files suddenly sound amazingly fresh and natural. Pioneer has gained decades of experience in the reconstruction of lost signal components, which has flowed into the “Advanced Sound Retriever” playback program.
ENERGY EFFICIENT SETTINGS
Use the ECO Modes to save energy. ECO Mode 1 is suitable for playing CD’s, 2 channel audio files and internet radio. The more energy efficient ECO Mode 2 also works with movies, live concerts and other surround content.
EASY USB ACCESS
The AV receiver has an easily accessible front USB terminal so you can quickly play your favourite music tracks. It supports all kinds of audio formats, such as MP3, WMA and AAC. It can also be used to charge connected devices.
ENJOY UNCOMPRESSED HD AUDIO
The AV receiver supports the latest Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio surround soundtracks, so you can enjoy uncompressed, high-definition multichannel audio from Blu-ray discs, as well as from other media.
Experience digitally stored music as close to the original as never before. This device supports formats beyond the CD standard of a 44.1 kilohertz sampling rate and a depth of 16 bit. Experience WAV and FLAC files in real studio quality with resolutions of up to 192/24. This device also plays the direct stream digital (DSD) format used on super audio CDs, with a sampling rate of up to 2.8 megahertz.
4K WITH HDR
Experience four times the HD resolution with 4K UltraHD. The built-in video optimisation scales even SD or normal HD content to 4K resolution at up to 60p and the high dynamic range produces an extremely high-contrast, sharp image.
- Amplification Type: Direct Energy
- 130 W/ch (6 ohms, 1 kHz, THD 1.0 %, 1ch Driven)
- Dolby® TrueHD/Dolby Digital Plus/Dolby Pro Logic II
- DTS-HD Master Audio/DTS-HD High Resolution Audio/DTS Neo:6
- DTS-Express/DTS 96/24
- DSD Disc (SACD) Playback via HDMI (2.8 MHz)
- Digital Core Engine with Texas Instruments Aureus™ DSP
- 192 kHz/24-bit DAC
- HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC)
- MCACC Auto Room Tuning
- Pioneer Sound Enhancements
- Advanced Surround Modes
- AM/FM Tuner 30 Presets
- HDR Support
- 3D Ready (Blu-ray Disc™, Broadcast, and Games)
- Deep Colour (36-bit), “x.v. Colour”
- Music File Playback via USB (MP3, WMA, AAC)
- Auto Power Down
- Power Save for HDMI Standby Through
- Sleep Timer
- Remote Control
- MCACC Setup MIC In
- Audio 1 In (Mini Stereo Jack)
- Phones 1 Out
- HDMI 1 Out
- AV (Composite) 2 In
- Audio 1 In (Assignable)
- Digital Coaxial 1 In (Assignable)
- Digital Optical 1 In (Assignable)
- Monitor Composite 1 Out
- Subwoofer 1 Pre Out
- Speaker 5 ch Out (FRONT, CENTER, SURROUND)
- FM/AM Antenna
DIMENSIONS & WEIGHT
- Weight: 8 kg
Wharfedale DX-1 SE Speaker Package
High-quality home cinema can be costly, both financially and in terms of the amount of space it consumes in your living room. For those seeking a more discreet, stylish and affordable solution for genuine surround sound, the DX-1SE 5.1 speaker system from Wharfedale is ideal.
The DX-1SE consists of four satellite speakers for the front and rear, plus a similarly diminutive centre speaker and a compact active subwoofer. The speakers take their design cues from the multi-award-winning Diamond standmount speakers, albeit shrunk to a much smaller size – the satellites are just 19cm high. The DX-1SE replaces the DX-1 HCP, a similarly diminutive speaker package that was universally praised for its excellent ‘sound-per-pound’ performance, earning five-star reviews in What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision and Home Cinema Choice magazines and scoring 9/10 on the Trusted Reviews website. The new package sports a number of improvements, including fine-tuned drivers, increased efficiency and redesigned cabinets with larger internal volumes. The result is improved bass response, more detail and greater sonic scale.
Each DX-1SE Satellite sports a 19mm silk dome tweeter and 75mm mid/bass driver with a woven polypropylene cone – woven polypropylene is used for its ideal combination of lightness, strength and rigidity. The enclosure is an infinite baffle (closed-box) design, which aids the speakers’ ability to be sited in close proximity to a wall without adversely affecting their performance.
The DX-1 Centre incorporates the same silk dome tweeter flanked by two 75mm mid/bass drivers. Its design includes a sophisticated aperiodic loading system consisting of a vent that is filled with resistive porous foam to control airflow. This aids bass response and contributes to a rich and detailed centre channel performance, a critical part of the surround sound experience.
The matching WH-D8 active subwoofer combines a 200mm long-throw bass cone with a 120W amplifier to deliver bass that’s fast, deep and well-defined from an extremely compact unit – just 328x268x322mm (HxWxD). The quality of the subwoofer’s design ensures it integrates superbly with the other speakers in the package, without any hint of bass bloating or overhang. It also sports an ‘auto-power’ facility, automatically switching out of standby when a signal is sensed and back again when it stops.
Available in high-gloss black or high-gloss white, the DX-1SE 5.1 speaker package delivers smart, space-saving contemporary style and exhilarating sound for both movies and music – fast, punchy and detailed, with a sense of scale that belies the diminutive size of the speakers. It’s the perfect way to enjoy authentic and engaging surround sound at a price more akin to a soundbar than a high-quality 5.1 speaker package.
“In the UK and around the world, there is high demand for compact 5.1 speaker systems that combine crisp, modern aesthetics with high-quality sound. In the DX-1SE we have incorporated elements from Wharfedale’s award-winning Diamond speakers to deliver a high-value package that is not only a delight in the home, but also extremely enjoyable to listen to. Modern movie soundtracks are exceptionally demanding, but we've made sure that this package is tailor-made for the job.”
Peter Comeau - Director of Acoustic Design
The Wharfedale DX-1SE 5.1 home cinema speaker package is available now and replaces the DX-1 HCP. An optional satellite expansion pack is also coming soon, ideal for those seeking to expand the 5.1 package to a 7.1 configuration.
|Description/Format||Two-way closed-box system|
|High-Frequency Drive Unit||1 x 19mm silk dome|
|Mid/Bass Drive Unit||1 x 75mm woven PP cone|
|Frequency Response||100Hz - 22kHz ±3dB|
|Recommended Amp (RMS)||20 - 100W|
|Description/Format||Two-way aperiodic system|
|High-Frequency Drive Unit||1 x 19mm silk dome|
|Mid/Bass Drive Unit||2 x 75mm woven PP cones|
|Frequency Response||80Hz - 22kHz ±3dB|
|Recommended Amp (RMS)||30 - 100W|
|Description/Format||Active dynamic driver IB subwoofer|
|Drive Unit||1 x 200mm long-throw driver|
|Frequency Response||40Hz - 120Hz ±3dB|
|Amplifier Power Output||120W RMS|
|Line Input Sensitivity||200mV for maximum output|
|Crossover Range||40Hz - 150Hz (adjustable)|
|Inputs||Stereo line in (2 x RCA phono)
LFE line in (RCA-phono)
|Signal-to-noise ratio (S/N)||85dB|
|Avg. Max Output @1m||105dB|
|Options||Auto-power; phase inversion|
|Manufacturer's Part No.||VSX-531|
|Number of channels||5,1|
|Connections||3.5mm Mini-Jack, Analog, Bi-Wire, Component, Digital Coaxial, Digital Optical (TOSLINK), FM/AM, HDMI, Headphone, Subwoofer, USB|
|Features||3.5mm Mini-Jack, 4K Passthrough, Audio Return Channel (ARC), Bi-Wire, Bluetooth (In-Built), Digital Optical, Dynamic Volume Control, FM/AM, USB|
|Number of Drivers||N/A|
|Speaker Dimensions||(HxWxD): Satellites: 190x110x123mm/Centre: 110x292x123mm/Subwoofer: 328x268x322 mm|
|Amplifier Dimensions||(W x H x D): 435 x 168 x 320.5 mm|
|Warranty||Amplifier:1/Speakers: 5/Subwoofer: 2|
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