Pioneer VSX-1131 7.2 Channel Network A/V Receiver with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi

Model: VSX-1131-K UPC: 889951000075 Item: 166583

Product Information

7.2-Channel AV Receiver with MCACC®built-in Bluetooth® and Wi-Fi®

  • Dolby ATMOS® and DTS:X® three-dimensional sound reproduction
  • Pioneer’s exclusive audio calibration system: MCACC with Reflex Optimizer
  • Full Bandwidth HDMI (4K UltraHD 60P/4:4:4) with HDCP 2.2
  • 170watts/channel amplifier

The True Sound of Fidelity

Pioneer introduces an AV receiver designed not only to enhance, but also to fundamentally change the sound of home theater systems. The Pioneer VSX-1131 7.2 channel features Dolby ATMOS and DTS:X audio formats for true, fully-immersive surround sound for your home. With Pioneer’s unique automatic sound adjustment process, Multi-Channel Acoustic Calibration System (MCACC)ii, you can fine-tune your home theater to the exact nuances of the room. Connect to all your favorite music connect to all your favorite music sources with support for the latest dual band Wi-Fi network connections to stream Google Cast®, TuneIn®, Deezer®, and TIDAL The new 384kHz/32 bit DAC and support for a new Multi-room Audio capability allows sources connected to the AV receiver to be played back on additional speakers in different rooms.

Envelope Yourself in a Sphere of Sound

The VSX-1131 features Dolby ATMOS and DTS:X, a new audio technology that turns an ordinary room in your home into the ultimate entertainment environment. By utilizing object-based data as opposed to traditional channel based data, Dolby ATMOS and DTS:X creates a three dimensional sphere of sound from all directions–including overhead–to create a truly immersive experience with astonishing clarity, richness, and depth. The specific sounds of people, music, and action can be placed and moved all around you in three-dimensional space, so you feel like you’re inside the scene.

* DTS:X will be available with future firmware update.

Tune Your Room with MCACC

With Pioneer’s MCACC (Multi-Channel Acoustic Calibration System), you can tune your surround sound to create the optimum acoustic environment in your home entertainment theater. Developed with the expertise of professional recording studios, MCACC lets you create the ideal acoustic environment. With a custom microphone, the system automatically compensates for differences in speaker size, level and distance, and equalizes response. Whether you’re watching the latest Hollywood blockbuster or enjoying high-resolution music, MCACC will make sure your home theater sounds its best.

The Power of Music Amplified

Pioneer upgraded the VSX-1131 with a robust a 7.2-channel receiver delivering up to 170 watts/channel (6 ohms, 1 kHz, THD 1.0 %, 1ch Driven) to ensure you can deliver the highest fidelity for the ultimate in home-theater surround sound.

Control Phase Dynamics

The VSX-1131 incorporates an innovative solution for phase lag between the subwoofer and main L+R speakers, Phase Control, which compensates for delayed bass to improve sound synchronization. Phase Control enables a high-grade sound reproduction environment by improving the phase matching for each of the components that makes LFE more dynamic to achieve clear reproduction of sound in the mid and high frequency bands.

Improved DAC

With a high-grade 384kHz/32bit DAC (digital to analog convert AK4458) produced by AKM, the VSX-1131 delivers a delicate, crystal-clear audio reproduction through the unique digital filter for extremely low distortion.

Go Wireless and Mobile

Built-in Dual Band Wi-Fi and Bluetooth wireless technology

The VSX-1131 lets you enjoy music wirelessly from iPhone®, BlackBerry®, AndroidTM, PC, laptop or any other compatible sources via built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth technology. With two antennas providing Dual Band Wi-Fi (2.4GHz and 5GHz), you have a much greater network range and throughput.

Enjoy limitless streams of your favorite online music, sports, talk and news entertainment services, including Spotify® and for the first time TuneIn, TIDAL, and Deezer.

Google Cast

Included for the very first time in a Pioneer AV Receiver, the VSX-1131 now features Google Cast, the underlying technology behind Chromecast. Use your mobile device to play back your favorite music, radio or podcasts through the VSX-1131---controlling the audio from anywhere in the house by using Cast-enabled apps available for iPhone, iPad, Android phones and tablets, Mac and Windows PCs and Chromebook.

Multi-room Audio

FireConnect™ Powered by Blackfire allows you to play any audio source connected to the receiver—from vinyl to streaming audio—wirelessly to a compatible speaker placed anywhere in the home. Stable, fast, and easily controlled, it’s the smart way to set audio free.

UltraHD (4K) and HDR Compatibility

The VSX-1131 supports full bandwidth HDMI 4K/60p/4:4:4 24-bit video signal transmission with HDCP 2.2 (High-bandwidth Digital Copy Protection) technology, ensuring compatibility with the many upcoming UltraHD (4K) sources and televisions sets, ready for the next generation HDR (High Dynamic Range) and BT.2020 video standards. Super Resolution’ Ultra-high-resolution 4K upscaling technologies have been incorporated to upscale ‘standard’ HD-quality content to the quality of a 4K video signal.

Support for the Latest Codecs

Hi-Res Audio Support

Now that the Hi-Res audio revolution is becoming more mainstream, the VSX-1131 now supports the emerging standards including: 192kHz / 24-bit high-resolution FLAC, WAV, AIFF and Apple lossless file formats as well as DSD (2.8/5.6MHz) *8 files.

Uncompressed HD audio

VSX-1131 supports a wide range of high-definition audio formats including Dolby® TrueHD® and DTS-HD® to ensure you get the audio experience the way the artist intended.

VSX-1131 Features


  • Channels: 7
  • Amplification Type: Direct Energy
  • 170 W/ch (6 ohms, 1 kHz, THD 0.9 %, 1ch Driven FTC)
  • 100 W/ch (8 ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, THD 0.08 %, 2ch Driven FTC)

Audio Features

  • Dolby Atmos/Dolby Surround
  • DTS:X/DTS Neural:X
  • Dolby® TrueHD/Dolby Digital Plus
  • DTS-HD Master Audio/DTS-HD High Resolution Audio/DTS 96/24/DTS-ES/DTS-HD Express
  • 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 (Microphone included)
    • Phase Control (Compensates the delayed bass to improve sound synchronization)
    • Subwoofer EQ (4 Band)
    • Reflex Optimizer (Layers MCACC for more accurate measurement when using Dolby-enabled speakers)
  • 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

Video Features

  • Ultra HD Pass-through with HDCP 2.2 (4K/60p/4:4:4/24-bit,4K/24p/4:4:4/36-bit, 4K/60p/4:2:0/36-bit)
  • HDR and BT.2020 Support
  • Ultra HD Upscaling (1080p 4K)
  • 3D Ready (Blu-ray Disc™, Broadcast, and Games)
  • Deep Color (36-bit), “x.v.Color”

Home Network Features

  • Google Cast
  • Apple® AirPlay® Certified
  • Pandora®
  • Spotify® Digital Music-Streaming Service Ready
  • Internet radio with TuneIn®
  • TIDAL Music Streaming Service Ready
  • FireConnect powered by Blackfire Research (Wireless protocol that mirrors audio sources connected to FireConnect enabled receivers with future firmware update)
  • Hi-Res Audio File Playback via USB/Wired Network
    • Up to 192 kHz/24-bit ALAC, AIFF, FLAC, WAV
    • 5.6/2.8 MHz DSD Playback
  • Dolby® TrueHD (USB only)

Convenience Features

  • Built-in Wi-Fi® (Dual Band 5 GHz/2.4 GHz)
  • Built-in Bluetooth® Wireless Technology (Version: 4.1, Profile: A2DP/AVRCP, Codec: SBC/AAC)
  • iControlAV5 Remote Control App Ready (iOS/Android™)
  • New GUI with System/Network Setup Menu
  • Auto Power Off in HDMI Standby Through
  • AM/FM Tuner 40 Presets
  • Sleep Timer
  • New User-Friendly Simple Remote Control

Front Terminals

  • HDMI 1 In
  • USB 1 In for USB Drive
  • MCACC Setup MIC In
  • Audio 1 In (Mini Stereo Jack)
  • Phones 1 Out

Rear Terminals

  • HDMI 6 In (4 Assignable)
  • HDMI 2 Out (1 for MAIN, 1 for SUB)
  • Ethernet 1 In
  • AV (Component) 1 In (Assignable)
  • AV (Composite) 2 In (Assignable)
  • Audio 1 In (Assignable)
  • Phono (MM) 1 In
  • Digital Coaxial 1 In (Assignable)
  • Digital Optical 2 In (Assignable)
  • Subwoofer 2 Pre Out
  • Zone 2 Line Out
  • FM/AM Antenna


VSX-1131 Specifications


Amplifier Design

  • Discrete Direct Energy


  • 7.2

Power Output: Watts per Channel

  • (20Hz-20kHz,.08%THD@8ohm 2ch Driven) 100 Watts
  • (1kHz,1%THD@6ohm 1ch Driven) 170 Watts

Estimated Power Consumption/Standby with HDMI Control off

  • 550 W/0.1 W (standby)

Handheld and Internet


  • Yes

HTC Connect

  • No

Made for iPhone and iPod

  • AirPlay Only

iOS/Android Remote Control APP

  • iControlAV5

Google Cast

  • Yes (with future firmware update)

TIDAL Music Streaming Service Ready

  • Yes (with future firmware update)

Streaming Audio From PC/Network

  • Yes

Pandora Internet Radio

  • Yes

Internet Radio

  • TuneIn Radio

Decoders & Formats

Digital Core DSP Engine

  • Cirrus Logic (Quad Core) x1

Audio DACs

  • 384 kHz/32Bit (AK4458)

Audio Processing

  • 32Bit

iPod Digital Audio

  • No

Music File Playback

  • MP3, WMA, AAC, Apple Lossless*, WAV*, FLAC*, AIFF, DSD via USB and Network (*up to 192kHz/24-bit)

High-Definition Copy Protection

  • (HDCP) 2.2

Dolby Atmos

  • Yes

Dolby TrueHD

  • Yes

Dolby Digital Plus

  • Yes


  • Yes (Firmware update required)

DTS-HD Master Audio

  • Yes

DTS Neural:X

  • Yes (Firmware update for DTS:X is required)


  • Yes (Before Firmware update to DTS:X)

HDMI SACD Transfer

  • Multi-Channel

Soundfield Calibration

Phase Control

  • Yes


  • Yes

MCACC Memory

  • 1

Standing Wave Control

  • No

EQ Bands

  • 9-Band

Symmetric EQ

  • Yes


  • Yes

Distance Adjustment

  • 0.1 feet

Polarity Check

  • No

Auto Subwoofer Crossover

  • Yes

Listening Modes

Auto Surround

  • Yes

Stream Direct

  • Yes (Direct, Pure Direct)

Advanced Surround

  • 12

Wide Surround

  • No

Front Stage Surround Advance

  • Yes

Headphone Surround

  • No

Virtual Speakers

  • No

Audio Features

Dialog Enhancement

  • No

Advanced Sound Retriever

  • Yes

DSD Music File

  • 2ch(2.8MHz / 5.6MHz)

Sound Retriever AIR

  • No

Digital Noise Reduction

  • No

Tone Control

  • Multi

Sound Delay (Lip Sync)

  • 500 ms @ 48k
  • 400 ms @ 96k
  • 200 ms @ 192k

Speaker A/B

  • Yes


  • Yes

Video Processing

4K Ultra HD Pass-Through

  • Yes

4K Ultra HD Video Scaler

  • Yes (1080p to 4K)

3-D Ready

  • Yes

Audio Return Channel

  • Yes

HDMI Standby Through

  • Yes with Input Switch / Last Memory

HDMI 36-bit Deep Color               

  • Yes

HDMI x.v. Color

  • Yes

Video Processor              

  • N/A

Video Converter to HDMI

  • Yes

HDMI to HDMI Video Scaler

  • 4K Ultra HD (for 1080p)

Component Video Scaler

  • N/A

Composite Video Scaler

  • N/A

Pure Cinema I/P Converter

  • No

Advanced Video Adjustment

  • N/A

3D Noise Reduction

  • No

Super Resolution

  • Yes


HDMI Input / Output

  • 7 in (6 Rear, 1 Front) /2 out


  • No

Wi-Fi Built-In

  • Yes (5GHz/2.4GHz)

Bluetooth Built-In

  • Yes

Wireless Adapter Port

  • No

Bluetooth Adapter Port

  • No

Component Video Input / Output

  • 1 in (Assignable)

Composite A/V Input / Output

  • 2 In

iPhone / iPod / USB Memory Input

  • USB Memory

USB Terminal

  • Front USB

Ethernet Input

  • Yes

Analog Audio Inputs / Output

  • 5 In

Digital Audio Inputs / Output

  • 3 In (Optical 2, Coaxial1)

Pre-Amp Output             

  • 0.2 Ch

Headphone Output       

  • Yes

Front A/V Inputs

  • USB & HDMI

AM/FM Presets

  • 40


On-Screen Display

  • Icon-based Graphical User Interface (GUI)

Auto Power Down

  • Yes

Multi-Room and Source Output

  • Powered ZONE2 Audio

IR Serial Remote In/Out

  • N/A

Multi-Zone On-Screen Display

  • N/A

FL Dimmer

  • Yes

Function Rename

  • Yes


  • Yes

Sleep Timer

  • Yes

Versatile Speaker Configuration

  • Surround Back/ Front Height/ Top/ Front Bi-Amp/ Zone 2/ B-Speaker


Front Panel

  • Brushed

Speaker Terminals

  • 9 Large


  • 1 Year Parts & Labor


W x H x D (inches)

  • 17.1 x 9.8 x 14.3 (Wi-Fi Antenna's Up)
  • 17.1 x 6.8 x 14.6


  • 22 lbs

What's in the Box

What’s In the Box

  • Pioneer VSX-1131 A/V Receiver
  • Remote control (RC-914R)
  • Batteries (AAA/R03)
  • Indoor FM Antenna
  • AM loop antenna
  • Speaker Setup Microphone
  • Power cord