Pioneer VSX-834 7.2-Channel AV Receiver


  • Up to 80W per Channel at 8 Ohms
  • Dolby Atmos & DTS:X Support
  • MCACC Sound Optimization
  • 4K UHD, HDR10, HLG, Dolby Vision Support


The VSX-834 AV Receiver delivers immersive Dolby Atmos sound at a price the competition cannot beat. In a 15% slimmer design than the previous model, the VSX-834 is full of easy-to-use features, including the 4K indicator, and Personal Preset and Bluetooth® Input buttons on the front panel. In addition to offering immersive sound with Dolby Atmos® and DTS:X audio formats, the AV receiver can also decode Dolby Atmos Height Virtualizer* and DTS Virtual:X, letting you experience similar virtual surround effects without using height or surround speakers. The latest video standards such as Ultra HD, HDR10, HLG, and Dolby Vision™ can be enjoyed with support for HDCP 2.2. With the Zone B feature, you can enjoy music playing in the Main Zone via wireless headphones.

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Dolby Atmos

You can reproduce object-oriented sound in smooth, curving movements, or the realistic three-dimensional movement overhead by the top speakers.


Can automatically adapt the audio to the existing channels and speaker system, no specific speaker layout is required.
Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization

Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization

Creating a virtual surround and height effect from traditional speaker layouts without employing additional surround or height speakers.
Ready for 4K HDR entertainment

Ready for 4K HDR entertainment

Enjoy support for HDR (High Dynamic Range) video including HDR10, HLG, Dolby Vision®, and BT.2020. The 4:4:4 color space is also supported. Six HDMI inputs, ARC-ready MAIN OUT, and SUB OUT pass 4K/60p and HDR video from player to compatible TV and projector and all terminals are HDCP 2.2 compliant.
Smooth and easy Bluetooth streaming

Smooth and easy Bluetooth streaming

Whatever audio is playing on your phone, tablet, or PC app can be streamed to the receiver with Bluetooth wireless technology. Once the receiver has paired with and remembered your device, it will start playback automatically whenever it detects an incoming Bluetooth audio stream.
Zone B Output for Wireless Headphones

Zone B Output for Wireless Headphones

You can listen to the sound playing in the living room via wireless headphones.
DTS Virtual:X*

DTS Virtual:X*

With DTS Virtual:X, you can enjoy a three-dimensional immersive sound similar to DTS:X, without the need of height or rear speakers. The technology supports 2 to 7.1.4-channel input source, for delivery on 2 to 5.1 or even 7.1-channel speaker layout. DTS Virtual:X works with all DTS codecs, including DTS:X.
MCACC Auto Room Tuning

MCACC Auto Room Tuning

With the custom microphone, the system automatically compensates for differences in speaker size, level and distance, and equalizes response.
Weight 8000 g
Dimensions 321 × 435 × 148 mm

Channels 7.2
Power Output per Channel 2-Channel Driven:
80 W at 8 Ohms / 20 Hz to 20 kHz / 0.08% THD
1-Channel Driven:
165 W at 6 Ohms / 1 kHz / 10% THD
Frequency Response 10 Hz to 100 kHz +1/-3 dB (Direct Mode)
THD+N 0.08% (20 Hz to 20 kHz, Half Power)
Speaker Impedance 4 to 16 Ohms
Tone Control Bass (20 Hz): ±10.0 dB
Treble (20 kHz): ±10.0 dB
Audio Processing
DTS Compatibility DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS:X
Dolby Compatibility Dolby Atmos, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD
Auro 3D Support No
Upmixing Technology DTS Neural:X
Supported File Formats AIFF, ALAC, FLAC, WAV via USB
DAC 384 kHz / 32-Bit (AK4438)
Pass-Through Support 4K
Rear A/V Inputs 4 x HDMI
1 x Digital Coaxial
1 x Optical TOSLINK
3 x Stereo RCA
Rear A/V Outputs 1 x HDMI
1 x Stereo RCA Zone B
2 x RCA Subwoofer Pre-Out
Front I/O 1 x 1/4″ / 6.35 mm Headphone Output
1 x 1/8″ / 3.5 mm Setup Mic Input
Other Rear I/O 1 x USB Type-A (Power) Output
1 x AM Antenna Terminal Input
1 x FM Antenna Terminal Input
Speaker Connectors 2 x Binding Post Pairs
5 x Spring Clip Pairs
HDCP Support Version 2.2
Input Impedance Line: 47 Kilohms
Input Sensitivity Line: 200 mV
Rated Output / Impedance Subwoofer Pre-Out: 1 V / 470 Ohms
Zone B Line-Out: 1 V / 2.3 Kilohms
Signal to Noise Ratio Line: 109 dB
Wireless Connectivity
Bluetooth 4.2
Supported Audio Codecs AAC, SBC
Bluetooth Range 49.2′ / 15 m
Tuner Section
Number of Tuner Presets 40 Stations
Radio Frequencies AM: 530 to 1710 kHz
FM: 87.5 to 107.9 MHz
Sensitivity FM Mono at 50 dB: 1 µV / 11.2 dBf
AC Input Power 120 VAC, 60 Hz
Power Consumption Active: 490 W
No Sound: 43.2 W
Standby: 0.1 W
CEC Standby: 0.1 W
HDMI Standby Through: 27.4 W
Dimensions (W x H x D) 17.1 x 5.8 x 12.6″ / 435.0 x 148.0 x 321.0 mm
Weight 17.6 lb / 8 kg


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