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Pioneer VSX-1021

Pioneer VSX-1021
alaScore 85

314 reviews

Jun, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 314 reviews of Pioneer VSX-1021. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, 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 85/100 = Very good quality.

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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 products: Pioneer Vsx 1021 K Av Receiver Black Pioneer Vsx 1021 K Av Receiver Black

Jun, 2017

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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 Black (Old Version)

Jun, 2017

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: Matthew Moskovciak (

Pioneer VSX-1021-K review:


As impressive as that package sounds, it's still not quite enough to make the VSX-1021-K our top midrange receiver pick of 2011. The Denon AVR-1912 edges it out just slightly by also offering AirPlay, plus one more HDMI port, a two-year warranty, more...

The Pioneer VSX-1021-K 's feature set is one of the best, with built-in AirPlay, five HDMI inputs, and DLNA compatibility. It can be networked via its Ethernet port or an optional Wi-Fi dongle, as well as controlled by Pioneer's iControlAV2 app for...

Pioneer only offers a one-year warranty, while competitors offer two. Many competitors also have one more HDMI port in a handy front-panel location. The VSX-1021-K has little built-in support for streaming music services compared with other models, so...

Pioneer's VSX-1012-K is an excellent AV receiver with built-in AirPlay and top-notch sound quality, but Denon's AVR-1912 is just a little better.

May, 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: agthorn (

Not happy ... can't see my Optomo monitor


Even if I get a technique to get my Optomo monitor to work on Monday, I do not know if I will be keeping this unit based on all the other factors discovered, read about, etc. I am just not that big of an Apple enthusist to ignore what is really...

Airplay was attractive, but I am not as much a Apple freak as the next guy having moved on from iphone to droid but still carrying both! ;-) I loved it's 5-1 HDMI port and 7.1 speaker support. Price was good.

Did not support my Optomo projector! Can't use it! Tried to reach Pioneer but need to wait till Monday. I found many others that were very disappointed in remote, long pause to start/stop, manual written by engineers, only 1yr warranty, etc.

Apr, 2012

Consumer review by: nsj747 (

Excellent product, great sounds, easy setup and AirPlay


Upgraded to the Pioneer receiver last Christmas, using it for the last 4 months and am very happy with the purchase. Was easy to setup and make all the connections, ARC pass thru took a little longer but it's awesome, especially watching Hulu or...

Sound quality Setup features AirPlay Wifi enabled ARC pass- thru

No built in wifi Expensive AW-L300, not worth it

Apr, 2012

Consumer review by: The8x10 (

Ease of Setup AMAZING! Full of features


For frame of reference, this is my first AV receiver upgrade in over 10 years, so I may gush about features that are commonplace now. Also I have never used more than 5.1 until now, but moved to 7.1 at the same time as this purchase. I absolutely LOVE...

System sets itself up. iOS app easy for non-techies. AirPlay works! STREAMS FLAC! PC CD config tool! A configuration OSD displays on tv set & is very easy to work. System does what it is supposed to do. Jumped on network no trouble. REMOTE LEARNS

I have only owned this for less than 24 hours. Also have small home theater setup. Haven't had time to find the one or two design flaws that make you shake your head and WTF? yet but I am sure they are there. Right now any CONS are super minor.

Feb, 2012

Consumer review by: nhiawally (

The 1021 is awesome


Get one, you will not be disappointed.

Easy set up, great features, and awesome sound.

None I haven't found anything wrong.

Feb, 2012

Consumer review by: durangokid11 (

Had high hopes but just OK.


The product descriptions make this sound like the best receiver since sliced bread. The implementation is a little lacking. Getting a movie to play from iTunes is not possible. The Airplay and docking interfaces do not allow you to play video. You can...

Love the ipad App but needs more features. Plenty of HDMI inputs but requires HDCP Internet Radio works great.

Airplay only supports audio. Why not Video? Ipod doc does not support video either even though it says it can. DLNA has very limited support. Movies in iTunes on a Mac will not play although they play fine through my samsung Blu-ray player.

Jan, 2012