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Pioneer VSX-1021

Pioneer VSX-1021
alaScore 86

296 reviews

Oct, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 296 reviews of Pioneer VSX-1021. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Receivers & Amplifiers the Pioneer VSX-1021 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 296 reviews)

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for Pioneer VSX-1021


alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Pioneer VSX-1021 from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers on

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Pioneer Vsx 1021 K Av Receiver Black

Oct, 2015

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Pioneer VSX-1021


alaTest has collected and analyzed 213 user reviews of Pioneer VSX-1021 from The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers on

68% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Pioneer VSX-1021-K 7.1 Home Theater Receiver, Glossy Black (Old Version)Pioneer VSX-1021-K 7.1 Home Theater Receiver, Glossy BlackPioneer AS-WL300 WiFi Adapter for 2011 Networked AV Receivers - VSX-1021

Oct, 2015


Expert review by: Caleb Denison (

Pioneer VSX-1021-K


When we visited with Pioneer at the CEDIA 2011 expo, our primary goal was to learn more about its new partnership with Sharp, its recent decision to license out the Elite brand name and have a look at the new Elite displays. But, as beautiful as the...

Very good sound quality ; Bluetooth Capable ; iOS device cable included ; Handy auto-calibration features

Expensive wireless adapter ; Limited internet music access ; One-year warranty

Pioneer’s VSX-1021-K shows that Pioneer is on top of its game by incorporating unique and innovative features, a user-friendly interface and excellent sound quality in a mid-level receiver that stands as a paradigm for the notion of value.

Oct, 2011

Expert review by: Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity (

Pioneer VSX-1021K 7.1 A/V Receiver


The Pioneer VSX-1021 has a lot to offer at its price. Plenty of inputs, including an iPod with video input on the front panel, Pioneer's room correction system (MCACC), and a sweet custom iOS app to control everything. Using iControlAV2 was a lot of...

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: Robert Capps (

Review: Pioneer VSX-1021-K


This network-savvy stereo plays nice with Apple gadgets and doesn't require an IT administrator or a bottle of Advil to get the ball rolling.

Flexible, wireless music options. Easy setup and configuration. AirPlay makes iTunes integration a breeze. Mucho features and solid sound quality for the bucks

No AirPlay video, just audio. RCA cable for video input from iPad. Physical remote control is what it is. You have to shell out extra coin for wireless options

Apr, 2011

Expert review by: Tom Andry (

Pioneer VSX-1021-K Receiver First Look Preview


The Pioneer VSX-1021 is a 7.1 channel receiver boasting 90 watts per channel, supports all the latest HD audio decoding, sports HDMI 1.4a connections, and has high quality 192kHz/24-bit DACs.

The Pioneer VSX-1021 is definitely full featured for its price point. Like other recent Pioneer offerings, the VSX-1021 is pushing hard to connect to your hand held and portable devices. At the same time they are providing the buzzword features that...

Mar, 2011

Expert review by: Andrew Tarantola (

Pioneer VSX-1021 Receiver: Get Your Airplay On For $US550


Does the ability to stream media wirelessly from multiple sources through my home stereo offset the Pioneer VSX-1021′s lacklustre design and con...

Aug, 2011

Consumer review by: N/A (

vsx 1021 k


I bought 2 of these at the same time in 2011 one still works one died just after warranty.

network connection ; phone control

one broke just out of warranty

Dec, 2014

Consumer review by: N/A (

broken after warranty


good looking and great sound

broken just after warranty. there is a FL OFF blink. Turn off 5 seconds later after I turn it on. Some online post says it was caused by amp transistor, however mine didn't. same error even after I disconnected amp board

Jul, 2014

Consumer review by: bimfi (

Not such a great deal


I have been a "dyed in the wool" Pioneer owner since the early 1980s. All of my home receivers have been Pioneer, as well as my latest car audio unit. In the past, I had very little problems with these products. When I purchased this AV receiver, I was...

HDMI connectors for most devices. Remote can be programmed for most devices. Low price (under $300.00)

HDMI connectors faulty

May, 2013

Consumer review by: N/A (

Pioneer VSX-1021-K


Not really a con as I bought this originally for iPhone access as well. I now own a Galaxy S4 and am hoping they do a firmware upgrade so that I can use the two in conjunction. Unfortunately Pioneer seems to want to stay strictly with Apple products

Excellent sound quality. Ease of set up. Price point...I got this one during a Newegg sale, paid 1/4 of original price. iPhone compatability was a huge selling point for me


May, 2013

Consumer review by: Spafbi (

Worked great...while in warranty


I purchased a VSX-1021-K in September of 2011 (one year warranty). I really enjoyed using the product for about a year and a half until the unit suddenly started powering off with a flashing "FL OFF" light. According to the owner's manual, this is...

Great sound and features

Failed shortly outside of warranty period

May, 2013

Product Specifications

3D: Yes


AirPlay: Yes
Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB): No
DLNA certified: Yes


Ethernet: Yes
iPod Control:Direct Control
USB Interface: Yes
W-LAN Connection: No
WiFi Connectivity: No
YUV Interface: Yes

General Features

3D: Yes
Loudspeakers: No


Dolby / DTS:Dolby True HD / DTS HD