Bandwidth HDMI (4K UltraHD 60P/4:4:4) with HDCP 2.2
Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth®
Built-In for simplified connection and set up
EXPERIENCE PERFORMANCE AT A HIGHER LEVEL.
Pioneer’s Elite® VSX-45 receiver is your
gateway to truly superior performance. A value-packed, 5.2-channel receiver
with 80 watts per channel (20 Hz – 20 kHz, THD 0.08 % @ 8 ohms)—400 watts
total—the VSX-45 is for purists who want power, connectivity and ultimate
wireless convenience for their high-definition home theater. Advanced features
like Ultra HD (4K/60P 4:4:4) Pass-through, HDCP 2.2 compatibility, built-in
Wi-Fi® and a new wireless setup app make this one versatile,
New Year’s Resolution
HDMI and HDCP 2.2
The VSX-45 features full-bandwidth HDMI Ultra HD Pass-through (with 4K/60p
upscaling). New for 2015 is HDCP 2.2 (High-Bandwidth Digital Copy Protection),
ensuring compatibility with current and upcoming 4K UltraHD sources and
televisions. With six HDMI inputs, the VSX-45 handles 4K2K Ultra HD video at 60
frames per second—four times the resolution of 1080p—relaying the highest
quality picture available today, plus 4:4:4-based 4K2K 60P content, offering up
to 18GBPS throughput.
Built-In Dual-Band 2.4GHz and 5.0GHz Wi-Fi
With a dual-antenna setup on the rear panel, the VSX-45 becomes the ultimate
wireless control center for your home entertainment system. Two antennas
provide maximum signal strength, and supporting both bands means higher
throughput and greater Wi-Fi range.
The VSX-45 lets you enjoy wireless Bluetooth audio from virtually any A2DP
profile Bluetooth device. Untether yourself from cables and inputs, and enjoy
your music wirelessly from your iPhone®, Android™, PC, laptop or
almost any other A2DP profile Bluetooth-enabled source. Plus you'll enjoy
enriched quality with Sound Retriever AIR technology, created specifically to
enhance Bluetooth audio.
Updated Icon-Based GUI
An updated on-screen graphical user interface can be displayed in seven
languages. The GUI features a simpler menu structure—with fewer words and more
icons—that is easier to set up than ever before. And because the display is
icon-based, it’s also easy to follow and easy to use.
A brand-new Wi-Fi setup application for iOS® and Android make
it easier than ever to connect your Pioneer AV receiver to your home Wi-Fi
network. It even transfers the Wi-Fi settings from your smartphone to your
receiver. Meanwhile, physical cable connections are simpler, thanks to rear
panel features like black-on-white graphics, with text that is larger and
easier to read. Speaker connections are labeled for easy hookup.
The VSX-45 offers both RS-232c interface and full IP command set, providing
compatibility with the most popular home automation systems. For
custom-installed home theater solutions, it offers multi-zone capability for
audio and video support. Home theater in one room and listen to analog music in
the other. However you choose to use it, this receiver gives you the features
and flexibility that come with owning an Elite AV receiver.
Internet Radio, Pandora® and Spotify®
With Internet Radio, the VSX-45 gives you a world of entertainment options. Not
only can you enjoy thousands of Internet radio stations around the world with
vTuner®, you can also access your favorite music from Pandora and
Spotify, complete with on-screen album art and music information. Spotify
Connect is a premium subscription feature that lets you play and control
Spotify with your smart devices.
Start-up Navi App and Built-In AVNavigator
The VSX-45 features AVNavigator, a built-in system that simplifies the setup
process. Unlike other systems that required an app download or the installation
of a CD-ROM, AVNavigator helps you easily connect the VSX-45 to your network
and launch your favorite web browser on virtually any device. The AVNavigator
will walk you through the connection and setup of your new receiver. You can
even explore new features of your AV Receiver using the Interactive Contents
section. Just push a button on the virtual remote control and AVNavigator will
activate the feature and explain what it does.
The Start-up Navi App is special app to help you easily set
up the AV receiver via Wi-Fi with your smartphone. After opening the package,
scan the QR code on the Quick Start Guide with your iPod® touch/iPhone®/iPad® or
Android device connected to your home network, and download the Start-up Navi
app. As you proceed with the wizard, the network set-up for your AV receiver
will be completed smoothly. Then, in coordination with the AVNavigator, the app
lets you do all the initial settings of the AV receiver.
Ready to Connect
Made for iPhone 6 Certification and more
The VSX-45 lets you enjoy effortless AirPlay connectivity, offering the latest
Made for iPhone certification for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. As a
networked receiver, it supports Apple’s AirPlay® mirroring
technology, allowing you to enjoy your favorite music from iPhone, iPod or
iTunes anywhere in the house.
In addition, Pioneer was the first brand to support HTC
Connect®, the only unified approach for streaming music wirelessly
from select compatible HTC smartphones. There’s no need for a separate app; HTC
Connect is built right into your phone’s music player and streams high quality,
WAV-format files for an effortless, out-of-the-box audiophile experience.
The VSX-45 is Windows® 8.1 Certified, and
also supports DLNA® 1.5 media streaming, which lets you access
your favorite music from a DLNA server or computer connected to the same home
network. Not only are compressed music files such as MP3, WMA, and AAC
supported, but also high-resolution files, such as FLAC, WAV, AIFF, and Apple
Ultimate Control App
Whether controlling volume, switching inputs or exploring
all of the new features of your receiver, Pioneer’s iControlAV5 remote-control
app for iOS and Android allows full control of the VSX-45. You can even play
back music stored on your smartphone using our Push Player feature. Available
at no charge from the App Store for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, the app is
also available in Google Play (www.GooglePlay.com) for Android devices.
Power and Finesse
When it comes to sound, the Elite VSX-45 is a powerhouse
that delivers the punch to rival bigger receivers. Five discrete amplifiers
each produce 80 watts of power (20 Hz – 20 kHz, THD 0.08 % @ 8 ohms) for
5.2-channel surround. The VSX-45 supports formats like Dolby TrueHD® and
DTS-HD® Master Audio to give your soundtracks on Blu-ray Disc™
unsurpassed audio quality.
Multi-Channel Acoustic Calibration (MCACC)
Pioneer's Advanced Multi-Channel Acoustic Calibration system
is like having your own sound engineer precision-tuning your system to your
living room. MCACC provides an optimized, multi-channel listening experience
calibrated and customized specifically to your room by measuring every
speaker's connection, and noting size and distance from the listening point,
sound levels and timbre. Using measurements from every speaker’s connection, it
gives you a calibrated and customized multi-channel listening experience. The
receiver is also enhanced with another Pioneer exclusive, Advanced Sound
Retriever, filling in areas in compressed audio files like WMA, MP3 and AAC,
where minute details were left out during the compression process.
High Resolution Support
The Pioneer VSX-45 delivers the high-resolution music
playback audiophiles demand, with support for 192 kHz 24-bit AIFF, WAV, FLAC,
and Apple Lossless up to 96kHz 24-Bit. Compressed formats, such as MP3, WMA,
and AAC are also supported. Stream these files from your home network, tablet,
or even the front USB. Serious listeners will appreciate DSD direct playback
via network or SACD disc playback via HDMI.
Green and Easy
The VSX-45 features an energy-saving ECO Mode that, when
enabled in Standby, achieves a power consumption of only 0.1 watt. With a host
of convenience features, including Network Standby and HDMI CEC support, ECO
Mode analyzes your sources in real time, adjusting power consumption
accordingly to meet demand. Or you can manually select the power-saving
settings that are best for you.