Amazing sound and video experience.

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With 5.1 channel surround sound in HD, watching a film becomes an unforgettable experience. The VSX-823 is ready to pass through 4K Ultra HD video signals to a compatible display, meaning it can support home cinema systems dedicated to producing the highest quality picture available today. For convenience, you can easily (and without dock) connect your iPod, iPhone, iPad to enjoy digital audio and analogue video. Via the front MHL compatible HDMI connector you can hook up an Android smartphone for digital audio and video. The receiver will even upscale your SD and HD videos stored on your mobile device to Full HD. In addition to MP3, WMA, AAC, FLAC and WAV music file playback, this receiver now supports high resolution Apple Lossless and AIFF music files. On top of this you get the Pioneer ControlApp for your Android or Apple device, AirPlay, vTuner Internet Radio & DLNA support.

Via the built-in ECO Mode you can save energy without compromising on sound and video performance.

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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.

Stream with ease

DLNA and AirPlay are widely supported on PCs, laptops, smartphones and other devices. As this receiver is DLNA and AirPlay certified, you can easily stream audio from such a device. Apple's AirPlay lets you stream music from your entire iTunes library.

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.

Hi-Res multi-channel audio

Enjoy high-resolution audio playback like never before. This AV receiver supports both AIFF and Apple Lossless hi-resolution audio files. You can even playback the latest multichannel WAV and FLAC audio files.

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.

The remote reinvented

iControlAV lets you modify all important receiver functions from your smartphone or tablet (iOS / Android). The 2013 version brings a new user interface and easy to navigate feature menu, as well as a dedicated “ECO MANAGER” page for energy efficient settings. PUSH PLAYER, Pioneer’s new music streaming setting, lets you access the music libraries stored on your device and create playlists that can be streamed wirelessly to the receiver, all from within the app.

Enjoy Spotify Connect

Enjoy on demand access to millions of songs with Spotify’s digital streaming service. This AV receiver is ready for Spotify Connect SG/Spotify Connect MY, which lets you select songs on your Spotify app to listen to on your audio system.

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
  • Yes (2 ch)
  • Auto Sound Retriever for ARC
  • Sound Retriever Link
  • Advanced Sound Retriever
  • Sound Retriever AIR
  • Yes
  • Auto Level Control
  • Yes (2 ch)
  • 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

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
  • Yes
  • iPod/iPhone/iPad Video Playback
  • Yes
  • AndroidTM Audio/Video Playback with MHLTM
  • Yes
  • Front USB Input
  • Yes


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

Advanced Control

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


  • HDMI Input/Output
  • 6/1
  • USB Input
  • 1
  • Bluetooth Adapter Port
  • 1
  • LAN
  • 1
  • 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


  • 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
  • 8.5 kg
  • Power Requirements (depends on region)
  • AC 110-127/220-240 V 50/60 Hz
  • Power Consumption/During Standby
  • 450 W/0.1 W*2

*1 With AS-BT200 optional Bluetooth adapter
*2 Control with HDMI off