Pioneer Electronics has unveiled its new line of Elite branded AV receivers.
The five new Elite models consist of the VSX-40 ($450), VSX-50 ($600), VSX-51($700), VSX-52($900) and VSX-53($1,100). The VSX-50 and up have advanced network features, like Pioneer’s proprietary iPhone and iPad apps including iControlAV2’ and Air Jam, as well as Apple’s AirPlay, DLNA Certified (1.5), and Internet radio.
“By expanding on networked features such as AirPlay and DLNA, and combining them with exclusive control functions such as iControlAV2 and Air Jam, Pioneer’s new line of Elite receivers is making it easy for consumers to integrate their portable devices while still providing them with superior audio and video performance they expect from our brand,” said Chris Walker, director AV marketing and product planning for the home entertainment division of Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc.
Starting with the VSX-50 and up, each Elite receiver is network capable, offering Ethernet connectivity to provide consumers with a wide range of new content, set-up and control of their home theater system.
The new line of Elite AV receiver models will be available in the summer of 2011.