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Pioneer 7.2 Channel AV Receiver-VSX-1131

Model #: VSX-1131
At a Glance

Pioneer introduces an AV receiver designed not only to enhance, but also to fundamentally change the sound of home theater systems. The Pioneer VSX-1131 7.2 channel features Dolby ATMOS and DTS:X* Ready audio formats for true, fully-immersive surround sound for your home. With Pioneer’s unique automatic sound adjustment process, Multi-Channel Acoustic Calibration System (MCACC)i, you can fine-tune your home theater to the exact nuances of the room. Connect to all your favorite music connect to all your favorite music sources with support for the latest dual band Wi-Fi network connections to stream Google Cast®*, TuneIn®*, DEEZER®*, and TIDAL*. The new 384/32 DAC providing superior playback of all resolutions of music from MP3s to Hi-Res audio files.

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Get to know this product.

  • Dolby ATMOS® and DTS:X®* Ready three-dimensional sound reproduction.
  • Full Bandwidth HDMI (4K UltraHD 60P/4:4:4) with HDCP 2.2
  • 170 W/ch (6 ohms, 1 kHz, THD 0.9 %, 1ch Driven FTC)
  • 100 W/ch (8 ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, THD 0.08 %, 2ch Driven FTC)

Dolby Vision

Dolby Vision transforms your TV experience with dramatic imaging—incredible brightness, contrast, and color that bring entertainment to life before your eyes. This receiver will transmit Dolby Vision* signals and metadata in passthrough mode from source to your display. Learn more about Dolby Vision.

Envelope Yourself In Sphere Of Sound

The VSX-1131 is compatible with 5.2.2ch/5.1.2ch configuration of the latest theater immersive sound platform, Dolby Atmos and DTS:X* Ready. By utilizing object-based data as opposed to traditional channel based data, Dolby ATMOS and DTS:X creates a three dimensional sphere of sound from all directions–including overhead–to create a truly immersive experience with astonishing clarity, richness, and depth. The specific sounds of people, music, and action can be placed and moved all around you in three-dimensional space, so you feel like you’re inside the scene.

Tune Your Room With MCACC

With Pioneer’s MCACC (Multi-Channel Acoustic Calibration System), you can tune your surround sound to create the optimum acoustic environment in your home entertainment theater. Developed with the expertise of professional recording studios, MCACC lets you create the ideal acoustic environment. With a custom microphone, the system automatically compensates for differences in speaker size, level and distance, and equalizes response. Whether you’re watching the latest Hollywood blockbuster or enjoying high-resolution music, MCACC will make sure your home theater sounds its best.

The Power Of Music Amplified

Pioneer upgraded the VSX-1131 with a robust a 7.2-channel receiver delivering up to 170 watts/channel (6 ohms, 1 kHz, THD 1.0 %, 1ch Driven) to ensure you can deliver the highest fidelity for the ultimate in home-theater surround sound.

Control Phase Dynamics

The VSX-1131 incorporates an innovative solution for phase lag between the subwoofer and main L+R speakers, Phase Control, which compensates for delayed bass to improve sound synchronization. Phase Control enables a high-grade sound reproduction environment by improving the phase matching for each of the components that makes LFE more dynamic to achieve clear reproduction of sound in the mid and high frequency bands.

Improved DAC

With a high-grade 384kHz/32bit DAC (digital to analog convert AK4458) produced by AKM, the VSX-1131 delivers a delicate, crystal-clear audio reproduction through the unique digital filter for extremely low distortion.

Go Wireless and Mobile

Built-in Dual Band Wi-Fi and Bluetooth wireless technology. The VSX-1131 lets you enjoy music wirelessly from iPhone®, BlackBerry®, AndroidTM, PC, laptop or any other compatible sources via built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth technology. With two antennas providing Dual Band Wi-Fi (2.4GHz and 5GHz), you have a much greater network range and throughput. Enjoy limitless streams of your favorite online music, sports, talk and news entertainment services, including Spotify® and for the first time TuneIn*, TIDAL*, and DEEZER*.

Chromecast Built-in

Included for the very first time in a Pioneer AV Receiver, the VSX-1131 will feature Chromecast Built-in*, the underlying technology behind Chromecast. Use your mobile device to play back your favorite music, radio or podcasts through the VSX-1131---controlling the audio from anywhere in the house by using Cast-enabled apps available for iPhone, iPad, Android phones and tablets, Mac and Windows PCs and Chromebook.

Multi-room Audio Offers a Variety of Ways to Enjoy Music

FlareConnect™* shares audio from network and external audio input sources between compatible components. Enjoy effortless multi-room playback of LP records, CDs, network music services, and more with supported components and speaker systems. Music selection, speaker grouping, and playback management across the home are built into the Pioneer Remote App.

UltraHD ($) and HDR Compatibility

The VSX-1131 supports full bandwidth HDMI 4K/60p/4:4:4 24-bit video signal transmission with HDCP 2.2 (High-bandwidth Digital Copy Protection) technology, ensuring compatibility with the many upcoming UltraHD (4K) sources and televisions sets, ready for the next generation HDR (High Dynamic Range) and BT.2020 video standards. Super Resolution’ Ultra-high-resolution 4K upscaling technologies have been incorporated to upscale ‘standard’ HD-quality content to the quality of a 4K video signal.

Support For The Latest Codecs Hi-Res Audio Support

Now that the Hi-Res audio revolution is becoming more mainstream, the VSX-1131 now supports the emerging standards including: 192kHz / 24-bit high-resolution FLAC, WAV, AIFF and Apple lossless file formats as well as DSD (2.8/5.6MHz) *8 files.

Uncompressed HD audio

VSX-1131 supports a wide range of high-definition audio formats including Dolby® TrueHD® and DTS-HD® to ensure you get the audio experience the way the artist intended.

Additional Features

  • Powered Zone 2
  • Zone 2 Line Out
  • iControlAV5 compatible
  • AirPlay compatible
  • Supports HDMI®-based control functions


Amplifier DesignDiscrete Direct Energy
Power Output: Watts per Channel (20Hz-20kHz,.08%THD@8ohm 2ch Driven)100 Watts
Estimated Power Consumption/Network Standby off550 W/0.1 W (standby)
Power Output: Watts per Channel (1kHz,10%THD@6ohm 1ch Driven)170 Watts

Handheld and Internet

Made for iPhone and iPodAirPlay Only
TIDAL Music Streaming Service ReadyYes (with future firmware update)
Pandora Internet RadioYes
iOS/Android Remote Control APPPioneer Remote App
Streaming Audio From PC/NetworkYes
Internet RadioTuneIn Radio

Decoders and Formats

Digital Core DSP EngineCirrus Logic (Quad Core) x1
Audio Processing32Bit
Music File PlaybackMP3, WMA, AAC, Apple Lossless*, WAV*, FLAC*, AIFF, DSD via USB and Network (*up to 192kHz/24-bit)
Dolby AtmosYes
Dolby Digital PlusYes
DTS-HD Master AudioYes
DTS Neo:XYes (Before Firmware update to DTS:X)
Audio DACs384 kHz/32Bit (AK4458)
High-Definition Copy Protection (HDCP)2.2
Dolby TrueHDYes
DTS:XYes (Firmware update required)
DTS Neural:XYes (Firmware update for DTS:X is required)
HDMI SACD TransferMulti-Channel

Soundfield Calibration

Phase ControlYes
MCACC Memory1
EQ Bands9-Band
Symmetric EQYes
Distance Adjustment0.1 Feet
Auto Subwoofer CrossoverYes

Listening Modes

Auto SurroundYes
Advanced Surround12
Front Stage Surround AdvanceYes
Stream DirectYes (Direct, Pure Direct)

Audio Features

DSD Music File2ch(2.8MHz / 5.6MHz)
Sound Delay (Lip Sync)500 ms @ 48k/ 400 ms @ 96k/ 200 ms @ 192k
Advanced Sound RetrieverYes
Tone ControlMulti
Speaker A/BYes

Video Processing

4K Ultra HD Pass-ThroughYes
3-D ReadyYes
HDMI Standby ThroughYes with Input Switch / Last Memory
HDMI x.v. ColorYes
Video Converter to HDMIYes
4K Ultra HD Video ScalerYes (1080p to 4K)
Audio Return ChannelYes
HDMI 36-bit Deep ColorYes
HDMI to HDMI Video Scaler4K Ultra HD (for 1080p)
Super ResolutionYes


HDMI Input / Output7 in (6 Rear, 1 Front) /2 out
Wi-Fi Built-InYes (5GHz/2.4GHz)
Component Video Input / Output1 in (Assignable)
iPhone / iPod / USB Memory InputUSB Memory
Ethernet InputYes
Digital Audio Inputs / Output3 In (Optical 2, Coaxial1)
Headphone OutputYes
AM/FM Presets40
Bluetooth Built-InYes
Composite A/V Input / Output2 In
USB TerminalFront USB
Analog Audio Inputs / Output5 In
Pre-Amp Output0.2 Ch
Front A/V InputsUSB & HDMI


On-Screen DisplayIcon-based Graphical User Interface (GUI)
Multi-Room and Source OutputPowered ZONE2 Audio
Function RenameYes
Sleep TimerYes
Auto Power DownYes
FL DimmerYes
Versatile Speaker ConfigurationSurround Back/ Front Height/ Top/ Front Bi-Amp/ Zone 2/ B-Speaker


Front PanelBrushed
Speaker Terminals9 Large


Warranty1 Year Parts & Labor


W x H x D (inches) Wi-Fi Antenna's Up17.1 x 9.8 x 14.3
W x H x D (inches)17.1 x 6.8 x 14.6
Weight22 lbs

Misc. Specs

Product Weight22
Depth (in.)14.56
Width (in.)17.13
Height (in.)6.81
Remote Control TypeWireless Remote
Manufacturer Warranty1 Year Parts & Labor
Wifi ConnectivityYes
Smart CompatibleYes
Wifi CapableYes
Bluetooth CapableYes
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