New number one of Pioneer’s exquisite Elite series, the VSA-LX805 It is an opulent and refined Integrated 11.2-channel A/V amplifier with network connectivity compatible with 3D audio and 8K video, which includes an extensive range of functionalities to facilitate access to the latest generation Home Theater (by allowing the configuration of 7.2.4 or 9.2.2 channel systems) for an extremely low price. competitive, adding to the equation features so valued by the most demanding fans such as the powerful speaker and room calibration system Dirac Live in its Premium version. In line with a product signed by a brand with Pioneer’s track record of sonic excellence, the VSA-LX805 houses within it an elaborate power amplification stage with a new symmetrical circuit topology in Class AB developed by the veteran Japanese brand to sound with authority in large living rooms thanks to its output of 11×220 continuous watts over 6 ohms.
As far as multidimensional surround sound decoding is concerned, it has support for Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and Auro-3D and also, in the absence of speakers for the height channels, of the processed Dolby Atmos Height Virtualizer and DTS Virtualto which we must add the approval IMAX Enhanced. For its part, DTS Neural:X processing provides surround sound to stereophonic recordings encoded in PCM and DSD. Additionally, the VSA-LX805 features high-definition multi-channel surround sound decoding Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audiowhile advanced DAC functionality equipped with two high-precision D/A conversion “chips” with 32-bit technology ESS ES9026PRO from the American ESS Technology ensures the perfect reproduction of content from “Hi-Res” audio (FLAC up to 24 bits/192 kHz and DSD up to DSD256 via USB).
The audio block of the new Pioneer, which is Roon Ready approvedis completed with the use of custom-made audiophile grade components, a generous connectivity that highlights the presence of a set of inputs and a set of balanced outputs, the interesting interesting Auto Phase Control Plus (which compensates for possible delays in the lower frequencies) and Advanced Sound Retriever (which restores compressed stereophonic signals), the effective calibration and acoustic correction scheme MCACC Pro and a tune-up in Osaka by a dedicated engineering team. As far as the video circuitry is concerned, it combines 8K and HDR support at the highest level (with HDR10+ and Dolby Vision) with cutting-edge signal scaling and a generous supply of HDMI sockets (7 inputs/3 outputs, the latter eARC). The VSA-LX805 also houses versatile audio streaming functionality via Wi-Fi, Apple AirPlay 2 and DTS Play-Fi, advanced multi-zone capability, the possibility of voice control and management via Pioneer Music Control Appbeing also easy to integrate into the popular home automation ecosystems signed by Control4, ELAN, RTI, domotz, Crestron or Savant.