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Pioneer DCS-323

Pioneer DCS-323
alaScore 76

15 reviews

Sep, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 reviews of Pioneer DCS-323. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Home Theater Systems for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Home Theater Systems the Pioneer DCS-323 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by : Matt Hastings (

Pioneer DCS-323


All-in-one systems are an attractive proposition if you want a complete entertainment package without the hassle of buying separate speakers, amp and player. However, there can be an element of style over substance...

Good 5.1 DVD sound and lots of digital sound features, including 3-Spot Surround for use without rear speakers ;

3-Spot Surround is better for music than movies, and there's no progressive scan to optimise video output ; All-in-one systems are an attractive proposition if you want a complete entertainment package without the hassle of buying separate speakers,...

3-Spot Surround is a neat idea and it's a pleasant system overall, but we have yet to see an all-in-one product that's equally good with movies and music.

Jul, 2004

Product Specifications

Comfort, easy-to-use functions and high-quality surround sound epitomize this Pioneer Digital DVD Home Cinema System. Ever worried about disturbing speaker cables running across your living room? No space to place your rear speakers? Go for the unique 3-spot Front Surround home cinema systems, which come with trendy and compact satellite speakers. Combining unique speaker- and DSP-technology, 3-spot Front Surround systems deliver a superb surround sound experience, without having to place the speakers in the back of your room. The ultra-slim subwoofer, that can be placed either horizontally or vertically, completes these packages. Total quality, designed for comfort...Fill your senses - not your space.


Output Power / Total:600Watt


Audio decoders:Dolby Digital,Dolby Pro Logic,Dolby Pro Logic II,DTS
Audio output channels:5.1
Built-in audio decoders:Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic, Dolby Pro Logic II, DTS
RMS rated power:600
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR):95

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio System

Built-in Decoders:Dolby Digital / Dolby Pro Logic / Dolby Pro Logic II / DTS decoder
Components:DVD player / AV receiver / Speaker system
Functions (KA):AV receiver / DVD player
Sound Output Mode:Surround Sound
Subcategory (KA):AV systems
Surround Sound Effects:Headphone Surround (V.S.S.)
Surround System Class:5.1 channel
Type:Home theater system

Cassette System

Type: None

CD System

Type: None

Center speaker

Center speaker frequency range:78 - 20000
Center speaker sensitivity:83


Headphone Jack: Yes
Optical Digital Input: Yes


CD Playback Modes:All tracks repeat / One track repeat / Program play / Random play / shuffle
DVD Repeat Modes:A-B repeat / All / Chapter / Title
Type:DVD player


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Pioneer DCS

Management Features

Handheld remote control: Yes

MD System

Type: None

Optical Drive

Disc types supported:CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-RW
Number of Discs:1
Number of disks:1
Number of optical discs:1
Optical disc player type:DVD Player

Other Features

Dimensions (WxDxH):18.5 x 15.9 x 2.76

Ports & interfaces

I/O ports:In(Composite x 2, Digital Audio(Optical) x 1), SCART, Out(Composite x 1,Headphone Jack) \n


Preset stations quantity:30
Radio Data System (RDS): Yes
Tuner Bands:AM/FM
Tuner Type:Digital

Remote Control

Type:Remote control

Satellite speakers

Satellite speaker frequency range:90 - 20000
Satellite speaker sensitivity:83


Subwoofer frequency range:35 - 2800
Subwoofer sensitivity:79


Type: None

Weight & Dimensions

Center speaker dimensions (WxDxH):9.45 x 3.43 x 3.11
Center speaker weight:30
Subwoofer dimensions (WxDxH):4.25 x 15.4 x 16.5
Subwoofer weight:16.3