This powerful, versatile receiver brings serious home theater performance. THX Select brings high-octane theater sound to typical TV rooms, for the best movie experience possible. Automatic MCACC (Multi-Channel Acoustic Calibration System) with 5-band EQ offers studio-quality set-up and calibration of your system, and it works in any room. The VSX-1014TX delivers a full 110 watts x 7, with MOSFET amplification circuitry that ensures clean, efficient power at the precise instant it?s called for by a song, a movie, or an explosive game soundtrack. Dolby Pro-Logic IIx can create an amazing 7.1 channels from 2-channel sources, putting new life into 2 channel material. And Video Conversion converts S-Video and composite video into component video, so you only need one video connection out to your TV/monitor.
Certified As Superior Sound
THX certification requires a receiver's built-in amplifiers to meet extremely rigorous guidelines relating to sound fidelity and power output, ensuring an excellent reproduction of the theater experience in your home. Famed director George Lucas established THX technology as the big-theater audio reference standard. Now, Pioneer advances home theater surround once again with THX Select, designed for high-impact multi-channel audio in rooms up to 2,000 cubic feet, such as your media room. The VSX1014TXK delivers cinema-quality sound directly to your home. To eliminate undesireable electrical influence, Direct Construction keeps critical circuitry separate (for example, digital from analog, and video from audio). Also, the positioning of key parts is carefully mapped out, to optimize signal transmission efficiency.
The Amplification of Quality
Pioneer has once again pushed the envelope with the development of Advanced Direct Energy MOSFET circuitry. This new advancement offers high-power drivability, ultra-efficient amplification, stable imaging, and low energy loss. The VSX1014TXK is designed with heat compensation in the power chip and an AC/DC isolated amp module to minimize power imbalances that can distort the sound stage. Power amplification units are placed symmetrically to precisely optimize each MOSFET condition and to maximize electric power. As a result, each channel achieves powerful output, exceptional sound quality, and clarity in every audible detail, even at low impedance.
Engineered For Excellence
The advanced simplicity of design and the superior quality of the chips, power supplies and materials that make up the VSX1014TXK prove that Pioneer A/V receivers are indeed the industry standard. The Digital Core Engine incorporates all digital signal processing into one powerful, compact circuit board, shortening the signal path and minimizing radiation. Its double-precision, high-speed 180 MIPS Motorola 48-bit DSP is the same chip used in Dolby and DTS theater systems worldwide, as well as in the creation of music, movies, and television shows. The benefits? Low jitter, a super-accurate PLL sound-processing clocking module, and virtually no audio degradation. Plus, this processors's low impedance stabilizes power throughout the chip, preventing internal noise that can affect signal purity.
The Best Performance From Any Room, Automatically
To achieve optimal audio performance, your speakers need to be fine-tuned for the room they're in. Room size and shape, floor and wall textures, the quality and relative size of your speakers -- all of these factors affect performance. Pioneer has a solution: the VSX1014TXK offers the most precise acoustic calibration available without professional support. It's called the Multi-Channel Acoustic Calibration System, or MCACC, and it works in any room regardless of shape or size. Automatic MCACC set-up uses a microphone to monitor a room's acoustic environment, then determines the size and number of speakers, as well as channel level and listener-to-speaker distances. The VSX1014TXK even has a 5-band equalizer for more precise adjustment. With MCACC, you can have the ultimate home entertainment system -- one that is customized for your own home.
Surround Yourself with Pristine Sound
In addition to the more traditional surround sound formats, the VSX1014TXK offers new Pro Logic IIx for 7.1-channel playback of traditional stereo and 5.1/6.1-channel content. It can apply Dolby Digital EX and DTS-ES decoding to 6.1-channel output, and its DTS NEO:6 capability can produce 6.1-channel surround from 2-channel sources. Pioneer's exclusive DSP technology lets you experience movies and music as never before. Virtual Surround Back mode deepens and broadens the sound stage by creating a "phantom" rear surround effect without using a surround back speaker. 7-Channel Stereo mode simulates a regular stereo acoustic environment while using all your system's speakers to create Original Surround modes. For the most compelling entertainment possible, Advanced Theater DSP modes create various simulated sound stages depending on the room environment and applications (choose between Cinema, Music, TV, Game, and Sports). And, Expanded Theater mode extends the depth, breadth, and dynamism of Dolby Surround sources, for a more faithful reproduction of 5-channel sound.
The input terminals on the VSX1014TXK are configured for 7.1-channel processing for DTS-ES, DTS, Dolby Digital, and other multi-channel sources such as DVD-Audio and SACD. To enjoy cinema-quality sound, just connect a Pioneer DVD player and suround system speakers and you're ready. For CD-R/RW, MD, and other recording media, this receiver has two digital coaxial inputs and optical inputs, plus a digital output. You also get two component video inputs to maintain the signal integrity from such digital sources as DVD and DTV. The VSX1014TXK even has one front optical terminal for even more flexible connection.
Power Amplifier Design: A.D.E MOS FET
Surround Power: 110 W x 7 (20HZ - 20kHZ @ 8 ohm, 0.09% THD)
Stereo Power: 110 W x 2 (20HZ - 20kHZ @ 8 ohm, 0.09% THD)
Digital Decoding & Processing
Digital Engine: Motorola 48-Bit / 180 MIP
Dolby Digital 5.1: Yes
Dolby Digital EX: Yes
DTS 5.1: Yes
DTS-ES Discrete: 6.1 Yes
DTS 96/24: Yes
Pro-Logic II: DPLIIx
Pioneer Advanced Theater Modes: Advanced Surround 8 Mode
Virtual Surround Back: Yes
Mid Night Listening: Yes
Speaker Configuration: Yes
Speaker Size: Yes
Speaker Level: Yes
Speaker Distance: Yes
Acoustic Equalization: 4 Band
Analog to Digital Conversion: 96kHZ / 24-Bit
Digital Analog Conversion (DAC): 192 kHZ / 24- Bit
Audio (Tuner Included) / Video Input: 8 Audio / 5 Video
Audio/Video Output: 2 Audio / 2 Video
Digital Inputs: 5
Optical In: 3
Coaxial In: 2
Optical Digital Output: 1
Multi-Channel Input: 6 Channel
Audio Preamp Output: 7 Channel
Composite Video Input: 5
Composite Video Output: 2
S-Video Input: 5
S-Video Output: 2
Component Video Input: 2
Component Video Output: 1
Headphone Output: Yes
Front A/V Inputs: Yes
AC Outlet: 1
Banana Speaker Terminal: Yes
SR Control: SR+
Speaker A/B: A/B
Front Panel Aluminum
Remote Type LCD Preprogram / Smart
Dimensions: 16.5 (W) x 6.8 (H) x 18.26 (D)
Weight: 19 lbs 12 oz
Manufacturer Warranty: 1 year parts and labor