7.1 Channel A/V Receiver Featuring HDMI and iLink Switching

  • Advanced MCACC
  • Sharc®-EX + 48-bit Freescale® DSP
  • Faroudja® DCDi® HD Video Scaler


Introducing the ultimate A/V control center, and the top of the Elite® receiver line. The hub of a phenomenal home entertainment experience, this Elite receiver gives you greater access to, and control of, an array of audio and video sources — including today's and tomorrow's high-definition innovations. Seven digital inputs include four HDMI® inputs capable of transferring massive amounts of high-definition content — including 1080p signals — with one-cable connection to your HDTV. No tangle of wires, no compression, and no loss of quality. HDMI is even ready for the future of HD, including Blu-Ray Disc® players. High-definition or not — it will all come across richer, purer, better when passed through this Elite receiver. The Faroudja DCDi HD Video Scaler accepts and up-converts low-res video signals to 480p, 720p or 1080i resolutions for a better match to your HDTV or monitor's native resolution. If you're a high fidelity audiophile, combine the VSX-84TXSi with the Elite DV-79AVi DVD player and connect them through the iLink advanced resolution digital audio interface. This Elite A/V Receiver and DVD Player combination allows the Pioneer-exclusive PQLS (Precision Quartz Lock System) in the receiver to control the output signals from the DVD player for the absolute best jitter-free signal transfers of DVD-Audio and SACD music. So many entertainment possibilities. All delivered to you through one exceptional receiver.

Your digital content, delivered.

Unleash the full power of your digital content, in ways you never thought possible, through this Elite receiver. Enjoy your content from your iPod® player, and XM® HD satellite radio* in multi-channel surround sound, enhanced by Pioneer's new patent-pending Sound Retriever technology. A secondary main room remote control also lets you easily control your iPod player and XM Radio experience using familiar on-screen menus.

Let the experience surround you.

Whatever your entertainment, this Elite receiver powers a sonic performance so real, so intense, so enveloping, you'll feel transported. High-impact home theater comes with THX™ Select2™ certification, twelve advanced surround modes, and a selection of Dolby Digital EX, DTS-ES, and DTS 96/24 surround sound. All delivered to you in 140 blistering watts across as many as seven speakers. Powering this performance is the third generation Sharc-EX processor from Analog Devices, coupled with a 48-bit Freescale processor. Once your multi-channel content leaves the digital processing stage, Pioneer's 60 years of amplifier design and innovation takes over with low-impedance, high-current, Advanced Direct Energy amplifiers with rigid trans-stabilizer construction, for minimal interference, minimal loss of energy, and maximum signal purity to deliver a high-fidelity sonic performance you'll want to hear over and over again.

Put the “home” in your entertainment

This Elite receiver is the center of your customized home entertainment system. For professional-grade audio — without the need for a professional — there's the Advanced Multi-Channel AcoustiC Calibration System (MCACC) with Phase Control and Standing Wave compensation. Just put the included microphone in the room's sonic sweet spot, and Advanced MCACC automatically measures the acoustic characteristics of the listening environment, fine-tuning the performance of all connected speakers. For professional customization, this receiver is custom installation-ready. The RS-232c interface and discrete IR code online downloads make it simple for custom installers to add and program third party IR receivers, repeaters and touch pad remote controls — allowing control of multiple components in second and third rooms. 12-volt triggers can be configured by custom installers to do things like dim the lights when you are ready to watch a movie — all at the touch of a button. This Elite receiver puts you in complete command of your entertainment, across your home.

* XM Connect & Play antenna (sold separately) and subscription required for service. XM Satellite Radio subscription service is not affiliated with Pioneer - service is available only in the 48 continental U.S. states (not available in Alaska, Hawaii, or U.S. territories). More information is available at www.xmradio.com. The availability of an XM signal depends on the ability of the antenna to receive a satellite signal. The signal may be unavailable if obstructed (e.g., by buildings, mountains, trees, bridges, bad weather, etc.).

PIONEER, ELITE, and the Pioneer and Elite logos are registered trademarks of Pioneer Corporation.
DOLBY, DOLBY DIGITAL, and the double-D symbol are registered trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
DTS is a registered trademark of Digital Theater Systems, Inc.
HDMI, the HDMI logo and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing, LLC.
iPod is a trademark of Apple Computer, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
THX and THX Select2 are trademarks of THX Ltd. which may be registered in some jurisdictions. All rights reserved.
XM is a registered trademark of XM Satellite Radio Inc.
BLU-RAY DISC is a registered trademark of Sony Corporation.
SHARC is a registered trademark of Analog Devices, Inc.
FREESCALE is a trademark of Freescale Semiconductor Inc.
FAROUDJA and DCDI are registered trademarks of Genesis Microchip Inc.
iLink is a trademark of Sony Corporation.

  • Direct Energy
  • 140 Watts x 7 (20Hz 20kHz, 8 ohms, .09% THD FTC)
  • 140 Watts x 2 (20Hz 20kHz, 8 ohms, .09% THD FTC)
Audio Processing
  • Sharc-EX + 48-bit Freescale DSP
  • Y
  • Y
  • Y
  • 12
  • 96Khz / 24-Bit
  • 192 kHz / 24-Bit
  • Yes
  • 2 (LCD Preset / Learning Remote & Secondary Main Room Remote)
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • 1
  • 5 (includes front)
  • 2
  • 7
  • 2
  • 4 (includes tuner)
  • 3
  • 7
  • 2
  • 8 Channel
  • 8 Channel
  • 3 Zone - Main, 1 A/V, 1 Digital Audio
  • 2
  • Aluminum
  • Elite 3 Year Warranty
  • 16.54 x 7.36 x 18.35 (WxHxD)
  • 35.5 lbs.