7.1-Channel 3D Ready Elite A/V Receiver

  • Made for iPod®, iPhone®, iPad® Certified
  • Dolby® TrueHD / Dolby Pro Logic® IIz / Dolby Digital EX / Dolby Digital Plus
  • DTS-HD® Master Audio / DTS-ES / DTS Neo:6
  • Anchor Bay 1080p® Video Scaler
  • 2-Zone Multi-Room Audio


The Power of Connectivity. The Power of Elite.

With entertainment sources from legacy video to Blu-Ray Disc®, Cable and Satellite, and now tablets and smartphones, we live in a world where content is everywhere and access means everything. The new Elite VSX-40 provides that access through either a digital media USB port or Bluetooth® so you can enjoy enhanced audio directly from your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone or tablet. It also gives you the ability to bring all your iTunes music, video’s, and photo’s to your home theater system, and to listen to them with a level of clarity and fidelity never before possible.

VSX-40 Overview

Apple Ready

We have always embraced developing technologies, and the Apple revolution is no exception. As passionate Apple users ourselves, Elite understands how deeply expectations run. That’s one reason the VSX-40 is fully ready for out-of-the-box plug and play convenience and compatibility. In every device – iPod, iPhone and iPad – Apple enthusiasts carry a wealth of audio and video content that can now be delivered seamlessly into the experience of high definition multi-channel home theater.

Made for iPod, iPhone and iPad – We believe entertainment should be first and foremost an emotional experience. The Elite VSX-40 provides unparalleled marriage of home theater and your Apple products, allowing you to enjoy both audio and video with the included A/V cable, all while your device charges.  

Total Control

Control is at the core of the home theater experience. So the Elite VSX-40 can be effortlessly controlled from the included preset remote control with on-screen display.

Additionally, the VSX-40 has multi-zone audio capability with control functions independently tested and certified by custom partners Control 4, Crestron, AMX, RTI, Universal Remote and Savant allowing custom integrators a wide choice of advanced control options.


Elite Video Processing

Drawing on Elite’s long and impressive history as an industry leader in high performance video, the VSX-40 defines your home theatre experience with high quality video processing, embracing the full range of entertainment sources. HDMI video conversion converts analog video signals to HDMI allowing a simple one-cable connection from the receiver to the TV. The VSX-40 also scales both analog and digital video signals up to 1080p resolution for the best possible picture from any source.

Elite understands that extraordinary audio and video reproduction is merely the price of entry. With unprecedented levels of control and sophistication for the serious enthusiast, the VSX-40 delivers all these technologies to create the quintessential home theater experience, both now and in the future.



With the Elite VSX-40, entry level has been taken to the next level. Available under $500, the VSX-40 has been designed for those ready to advance to the next tier and experience their home entertainment from an entirely different and satisfying perspective. With its exceptional state-of-the-art performance and specifications, the VSX-40 offers uncompromising standards of engineering, manufacturing and testing to deliver a home entertainment experience you haven’t had until now.

  • Direct Energy
  • 7.1
  • 80
  • 500
Handheld and Internet
  • iPod/iPhone/iPad
  • 4th gen Nano and above / iPhone, 3G, 3GS, 4 / iPad, iPad2
  • MP3, WMA, AAC
Decoders & Formats
  • TI Aureus
  • Yes
Soundfield Calibration
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • 5
  • 1
  • 0.1 Feet
Listening Modes
  • 2 Channel
  • Direct / Pure Direct
  • 9 + Headphone Surround
  • Yes
Audio Features
  • 2 Channels
  • 2 Channels
  • 2 Channels
  • 9 Frames
Video Processing
  • Anchor Bay up to 1080p
  • 4 In / 1 Out
  • AS-BT100 or AS-BT200
  • 2 In / 1 Out
  • Front USB / Composite Video
  • Yes (MP3 / WMA / AAC)
  • 5 In / 1 Out
  • 2 In / 1 Out
  • 3 In / 1 Out
  • .1
  • USB / Composite A/V
  • 30
  • Text
  • 2 Zone Audio
  • DVD / TV / Sat / DVR / Video / CD / Tape / Tuner / Adapter Port / Sirius
  • Yes (1)
  • 1 In / 1 Out
  • USB
  • B-Speaker / Surround Back / Front Height
  • Preset
  • Hairline
  • 7 Channels / Front Height & Speaker B = LLIP Type)
  • 3 Years
  • 17.13 x 6.61 x 14.27
  • 21.16 lbs
  • AS-WL300


    Wireless Network Adapter for Compatible A/V Receivers & Blu-ray Disc Players

  • AS-BT200


    Stereo Bluetooth Adapter