Features

Ultra High definition video and ECO friendly.

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High-resolution music file playback, 4K Ultra HD Pass Through and an energy-saving Eco mode are just a few of the many advantages of the VSX-523. Leading the way in smartphone connectivity, this receiver is the perfect match for your iPod/iPhone or Android smartphone. With the USB connection, you can play digital audio in high quality.

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4K Ultra HD video ready

Experience real high definition with 4K ultra-high resolution video. 4K Pass Through ensures your receiver is ready for the next generation of high def video.

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.

Enjoy HD audio

Besides Dolby Pro Logic II, the receiver supports Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD so you can enjoy high-quality audio from Blu-ray discs.

Loves your i-Devices

Connect your Apple device directly to the receiver to view stored photos or videos. You can also stream directly from e.g. YouTube to your LCD TV.

Eliminate phase lag

Phase control eliminates phase lag, caused by low-frequency signals, and significantly improves multi-channel sound without any extra operation.

True home cinema

Benefit from a lively, sensory experience with 5.1 HD virtual 3D sound. This allows your sound system to fill the space with superior quality audio and transform your living area into a genuine home cinema.

Audio Technologies

  • Phase Control
  • Yes
  • Auto Phase Control Plus
  • MCACC Pro Room Calibration
  • Advanced MCACC Room Calibration
  • Yes
  • MCACC Room Calibration
  • Yes
  • Standing Wave Control
  • PQLS with HDMI (Bit-stream/Multi/2ch)
  • Auto Sound Retriever
  • Auto Sound Retriever for ARC
  • Sound Retriever Link
  • Advanced Sound Retriever
  • Yes
  • Sound Retriever AIR
  • Auto Level Control
  • Yes
  • Hi-bit24 Audio Signal Processing

Video Technologies

  • Ultra HD (4K) Upscaling
  • Ultra HD (4K) Pass Through
  • Yes
  • Precise Conversion for 24p (1080/24p Upscaling)
  • Stream Smoother
  • Stream Smoother Link
  • Advanced Video Adjust
  • Highly Precise I/P Conversion
  • Digital Video Converter
  • Triple HD Video Noise Reduct
  • Deep Colour
  • Yes
  • x.v.Colour
  • Yes

Audio Formats & Licenses

  • Dolby Atmos
  • DTS-HD Master Audio/Dolby TrueHD
  • DTS:X
  • DTS Neo:X|11.1
  • DTS Neo:X/7.1
  • Dolby TrueHD Loudness Management
  • Yes
  • DSD Playback (2.8 MHz)
  • Yes (Disc)

Sophisticated Listening Modes

  • Various Speaker Settings
  • Wide Surround
  • Virtual Height
  • Virtual Surround Back
  • Virtual Wide
  • Virtual Depth
  • Front Stage Surround Advance
  • Yes

Connectivity

  • HDMITM (3D, ARC)
  • Yes
  • Made for iPod, iPhone, and iPad
  • Yes
  • Digital Audio from iPod/iPhone/iPad via USB
  • Yes
  • iPod/iPhone/iPad Video Playback
  • AndroidTM Audio/Video Playback with MHLTM
  • Front USB Input
  • Yes

Network

  • AirPlay Wireless Audio
  • DLNA CertifiedTM (1.5)
  • HTC ConnectTM Certified
  • Compatible with Windows 8.1
  • Compatible with Windows 8
  • High-Quality Audio Streaming
  • Gapless Playback
  • Internet Radio

Advanced Control

  • iControlAV2015 Ready
  • iControlAV2013 Ready
  • Bluetooth Ready*1
  • Air Jam Ready
  • AVNavigator/AVNavigator for iPad
  • Wireless LAN Converter Ready*2
  • HDMI ZONE Out (HDZONE)
  • Multi-Zone
  • Control with HDMI
  • Standby Pass-Through without CEC
  • Yes
  • HDMI Standby Input Switching
  • Yes
  • Auto Power Down
  • Yes

Terminals

  • HDMI Input/Output
  • 4/1
  • USB Input
  • 1
  • Bluetooth Adapter Port
  • LAN
  • Digital Coaxial Input
  • 1
  • Digital Optical Input
  • 1
  • Preamp Output
  • 0.1 ch (SW)
  • Audio Input
  • 1
  • AV (Composite) Input
  • 2
  • Component Video Input
  • Monitor Video Output (to TV):
  • 0/1

Specifications

  • Power Output
  • Front
  • 125 W/ch
  • Centre
  • 125 W
  • Surround
  • 125 W/ch
  • Surround Back
  • Dimensions (W x H x D)
  • 435 x 168 x 331.5 mm
  • Weight
  • 8.3 kg
  • Power Requirements (depends on region)
  • AC 110-127/220-240 V 50/60 Hz
  • Power Consumption/During Standby
  • 415 W/0.1 W