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Bring the essentials of home entertainment into your living room at an affordable price. The VSX-524 provides no less than 125 Watts of clear audio reproduction. It also supports 5.1 HD surround sound and Multi-Channel Acoustic Calibration (MCACC) for superior sound quality. Select one of the many advanced surround modes to enhance your favourite movies, games and music tracks.

The Advanced Sound Retriever will restore your compressed audio to CD quality output, while the Auto Level Control equalises volume level differences between the tracks.

Easily connect your gaming console, Blu-ray player, and other HDMI-capable devices for high definition video and audio. For the ultimate home cinema experience, the VSX-524 supports HDMI 2.0 and will pass through 4K Ultra HD video.

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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 iDevices

This AV receiver is provided with the “Made for iPod® and iPhone®” label, letting you enjoy music from your iPod/iPhone. The front USB terminal allows a direct connection, also providing battery charge for your devices.

Smarter room calibration

Advanced MCACC analyses the sound field of your speakers and automatically adjusts their virtual size, level, distance, and response. With the Subwoofer EQ, you can manually set the bass levels for more powerful playback.

Easy USB access

Each AV receiver has an easily accessible front USB terminal, to playback your favourite tracks. It supports all kinds of audio formats, such as MP3, WMA and AAC. It can also be used to charge connected devices.

Audio Technologies

  • Phase Control
  • Yes
  • Auto Phase Control Plus
  • MCACC Pro Room Calibration
  • Advanced MCACC Room Calibration
  • MCACC Room Calibration
  • 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
  • x.v.Colour

Audio Formats & Licenses

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

Sophisticated Listening Modes

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


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


  • 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
  • Multi-Zone
  • Control with HDMI
  • Standby Pass-Through without CEC
  • HDMI Standby Input Switching
  • Auto Power Down
  • Yes


  • 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):


  • 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