Here no eye remains dry – and no streaming option inaccessible
With its six HDMI ports, the VSX-831 also has sufficient connection reserves for ambitious home theatres. Certainly not all playback devices will match the new UltraHD standard but might provide “only” normal FULL HD. For ease of use and the optimal use of suitable displays, the VSX-831 is therefore equipped with a quality video scaler which can convert full HD to 4K and also output the redesigned GUI user interface in this resolution. Sure, HD sound formats such as dts ES or Dolby TrueHD are also supported – the VSX-831 uses their potential through its new 32bit/384kHz DAC better still than previous models in this class.
Digital music delicacies are not only served over HDMI or S/PDIF, but also quite state of the art via network – either by cable or by built-in Dual Band Wi-Fi, and in streaming in full Studio Master resolution (DSD up to 5.6MHz, PCM up to 192/24). Even in the streaming services, quality defines all the signals. In addition to the popular Spotify Connect, the VSX-831 now also supports Deezer and Tidal, who offer subscriptions at full CD resolution.
On the other hand, whoever prefers to stream directly from their smart phone to the system can simply choose the option that works best at that point, with the compliments of AirPlay, Chromecast built-in and not least the built-in Bluetooth receiver. Designed for maximum openness, nothing stands in the way of the VSX-831 providing listening pleasure.
Features & specifications
- Channels: 5
- Amplification Type: Direct Energy
- 130 W/ch (6 ohms, 1 kHz, THD 1.0 %, 1ch Driven)
- Dolby® TrueHD/Dolby Digital Plus/Dolby Pro Logic II
- DTS-HD Master Audio/DTS-HD High Resolution Audio/DTS 96/24/DTS-HD Express/DTS Neo:6 5.1
- DSD Playback via Network/USB (5.6 MHz/2ch 2.8 MHz/2ch)
- DSD Disc (SACD) Playback via HDMI (2.8 MHz/5.1ch, 2ch)
- Digital Core Engine with Cirrus Logic (Quad Core) x1
- 384 kHz/32-bit DAC (AK4458)
- HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC)
- MCACC Auto Room Tuning – Phase Control – Subwoofer EQ (4 Band)
- Advanced Sound Retriever (2ch)
- Advanced Surround Modes – Classical, Unplugged, Entertainment Show, Drama, Advanced Game, Action, Rock/Pop, Sports, Extended Stereo, Extended Mono, Front Stage Surround, Auto Surround
- AM/FM Tuner 40 Presets