Surprise! Meet the All-New Pioneer VSX-935 7.2-Channel Network AV Receiver

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(March 10, 2021) Last week, our Onkyo, Pioneer Elite, and Integra deep-dive hinted that some form of Pioneer-branded gear may debut later this year. Now, just seven days later, we’ve landed our first official confirmation of a new 2021 Pioneer model. The VSX-935 is a direct replacement for 2019’s VSX-934 model, and while we don’t have confirmation of a launch price, it could land in the neighborhood of Onkyo’s TX-NR6100 ($699 Projected-MAP).

The VSX-935 is a mid-range AV receiver offering 7 channels of output with 5.2.2 immersive sound capabilities via Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, and associated upmixers. Owners lacking height or surround speakers can also enjoy 3D sound thanks to onboard processing provided by Dolby Atmos Height Virtualizer and DTS Virtual:X. Additional onboard processing delivers 11 different advanced surround listening modes to enhance the flavor of your favorite music and content (e.g., Rock/Pop, Sports, Extended Stereo).

Pioneer has packed the VSX-935 with three independent 2.1 inputs (40Gbps 8K/60Hz, 4K/120Hz) and dual 2.1-capable outputs (Main Out / Sub Out: 40Gbps, Zone 2 Out: 24Gbps). The receiver also carries three HDMI 2.0b inputs with 18Gbps for 4K/60Hz performance. The presence of HDMI 2.1 connectivity opens the door to support for modern and future 4K and 8K video demands while also delivering a cutting-edge gaming experience honed by Variable Refresh Rate (VRR), Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM), and Quick Frame Transport (QFT). Of course, owners will also benefit from Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC), Dolby Vision, HDR10+, and HDCP 2.3 copy protection compatibility.

Audio streaming options include Bluetooth, DTS Play-Fi with Critical Listening Mode, Chromecast built-in, AirPlay 2, Works with Sonos, and Roon Tested. The VSX-935 also carries built-in support for services such as Spotify, TIDAL, Deezer, and Pandora, all of which can be accessed through the free Pioneer Music Control App. Hi-Res audio can be sourced through USB or a network connection, with support for up to 24-bit/192kHz AIFF, FLAC, WAV, and DSD (5.6 MHz) files.

The onboard Direct Energy Class AB amplifier is factory specified to deliver a peppy 80 watts per channel (20Hz-20kHz, 8 ohms, 2ch). And a dedicated Zone 2 DAC allows for a stereo pair of Zone 2 speakers to playback digital audio tunes. Not surprisingly, Dirac Live is not included in this model; instead, you’ll find Pioneer’s proprietary MCACC room correction with Phase Control and Subwoofer EQ.

Sized at 17-1/8” W x 6-13/16 H x 14-9/16” D (21.2 lbs), the VSX-935 carries impressive connectivity for its class. In addition to six HDMI inputs and two outputs, owners will enjoy access to Ethernet, rear USB, digital coax and optical, dual subwoofer pre-outs, four sets of RCA inputs, and a moving magnet phono input.

Pioneer has not issued a firm ship date, but it’s estimated the VSX-935 will arrive on the market during October 2021. Keep in mind, the cost and availability of parts and components are unstable at the moment. Don’t be surprised if leaked and projected prices change in the weeks and months ahead.


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This definitely is exciting... a great march surprise!
 

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It's a start lets keep it rolling.:jump:
 

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Hello!

Seeing these full-fledged 2.1 receivers makes me really excited. I currently own a Marantz SR-6013 with a 5.0.4 setup and recently started using the Zone 2 feature (gf playing one console on the LG C8 while I play the other console on a monitor in the same room). Looking at the specs, I am a bit worried that the bandwith of Zone 2 is "only" 25 Gbps. While the current monitor is only 1080p120hz without HDR, I want to upgrade to a 42 inch OLED eventually. I think that PS5/XSX games might never hit 4k120 HDR, but what kind of picture quality is possible with 25Gbps?
 

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Hello!

Seeing these full-fledged 2.1 receivers makes me really excited. I currently own a Marantz SR-6013 with a 5.0.4 setup and recently started using the Zone 2 feature (gf playing one console on the LG C8 while I play the other console on a monitor in the same room). Looking at the specs, I am a bit worried that the bandwith of Zone 2 is "only" 25 Gbps. While the current monitor is only 1080p120hz without HDR, I want to upgrade to a 42 inch OLED eventually. I think that PS5/XSX games might never hit 4k120 HDR, but what kind of picture quality is possible with 25Gbps?
Hey there @luffeN, welcome to the forum!

Quick correction, small typo in the article. Zone 2 is 24 Gbps (not 25).:T

Current HDMI 2.1 chips aren't capable of outputting two different 40Gbps signals at the same time. Since Zone 2 is typically be used to stream a different source than the Main Zone, Zone 2 will get 24Gbps max.

When the receiver video outputs are set to Main + Sub, both the TV in the Main Zone and the Sub Zone are capable of a maximum uncompressed 8K/60Hz signal at 40Gbps. But when settings are changed to Main + Zone 2, the Main TV can get a max uncompressed signal of 8K/60Hz at 40Gbps and the Zone 2 TV can get a max signal of 8K/30Hz at 24Gbps. Keep in mind,18Gbps bandwidth's bit-depths and color space, etc. capabilities all fall into the domain of 24Gbps. So, rest assured, the picture in Zone 2 will be great!
 

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Thank you for the detailed answer. Does 1440p at 120hz with HDR work on Zone 2 bandwith wise? Should be under 24Gbps right? Same with 4k60 HDR?

Edit: Someone showed me an HDMI 2.1 calculator from murideo dot com slash cody dot html, which should work, thanks.
 
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Yes, you should be fine with both of those on 24Gbps.
 

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Yes, you should be fine with both of those on 24Gbps.
Hello. I just wanted to clarify port speeds. On March 7th, in post 13, it is mentioned that Zone 2 on all models from the three brands is 18 Gbps. So, is it 18 or 24 Gbps?
 

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Hi @AVR tech, sorry for the miss on answering your question. I believe Zone 2 2.1 is 24Gbps. My understanding is that a single source 8K can be shared in 2 zones... but dual source can only be shown as 8K in main zone and 4K in the second.
 

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HDTVTest (YouTube) one of the original reviewers to discover last year's HDMI 2.1 bug, has successfully reviewed an Onkyo TX-RZ50, which easily passed an Xbox Series X game at 4K/120Hz with HDR. Looks like Onkyo is the first to prove a fully functional HDMI 2.1 AVR.

 

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Oh, nice, do we have a spec sheet for this receiver?
 
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