Pioneer Introduces VSX-1021 A/V Receiver with Apple AirPlay Support

Submitted by lalit on March 9, 2011 - 11:12am.

Pioneer today introduced a new high performance audio video receiver that includes Apple's AirPlay for wireless music streaming. With AirPlay, Pioneer’s VSX-1021 7.1-channel home theater receiver becomes the hub for social entertainment, giving music lovers complete access, control, and playback of their entire iTunes music library with incredible sound quality. Once the VSX-1021 is connected to a home network through Ethernet or Wi-Fi using Pioneer’s optional AS-WL300 wireless LAN adapter (sold separately), AirPlay lets consumers stream their favorite songs to the receiver from iTunes on Mac and PC, or their iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. AirPlay requires iTunes 10.1 or later and iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iOS 4.2.

Other main features on VSX-1021 are DLNA 1.5, Bluetooth audio streaming, vTuner, HDMI 1.4a, auto multi-channel acoustic calibration, Dolby ProLogic IIz Decoding, wiring navi technology and interactive manual.

The Pioneer VSX-1021 receiver will ship this month priced $549. You can get more information about the new receiver on Pioneer’s website. Check out the two introductory videos by Pioneer highlighting AirPlay feature below.