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Pioneer VSX-1021

Pioneer VSX-1021
alaScore 85

309 reviews

Sep, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 309 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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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Pioneer VSX-1021

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Pioneer VSX-1021 from Amazon.co.uk. 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 Amazon.co.uk.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk 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

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Pioneer VSX-1021

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 213 user reviews of Pioneer VSX-1021 from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com.

68% of the reviews on Amazon.com 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)

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity (hometheaterhifi.com)

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 (cnet.com)

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 (wired.com)

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 (audioholics.com)

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 (gizmodo.com.au)

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: Edward L. (newegg.com)

Easy and the best

 

love it

easy set up... best with your smart phone

needs more inputs only has 6

May, 2016

Consumer review by: Tu T. (newegg.com)

Pioneer VSX-1021-K

 

Update 2016 The receiver is dying... Surround Sound options are only whispering through the speakers Stereo option still works though...

Excellent home audio receiver AirPlay feature is awesome

Bluetooth & wireless option (should be included) Not worth getting on the side

Apr, 2016

Consumer review by: David W. (newegg.com)

Worked great until it died

 

Ethernet aware Controllable from my Android smartphone

Only lasted 3 years until it gave some undecipherable error code, so threw it out. After decades of preferring Pioneer, I'll probably pass on Pioneer products from now on.

Dec, 2015

Consumer review by: Omar H. (newegg.com)

Terrible

 

Worked for a while.

Broke after 3 years.

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

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

Product Specifications

3D: Yes

Configuration

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

Connectivity

Ethernet: Yes
HDMI: Yes
HDMI PORT: Yes
iPod Control:Direct Control
Phono Input: No
UPnP: Yes
USB Interface: Yes
W-LAN Connection: No
WiFi Connectivity: No
YUV Interface: Yes

General Features

3D: Yes
Loudspeakers: No

Sound

Dolby / DTS:Dolby True HD / DTS HD
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