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Pioneer VSX-1021

Pioneer VSX-1021
alaScore 86

319 reviews

Oct, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 319 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 products in the same category for all reviews.

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

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Consumer review (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 products in the same category 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 BlackPioneer Vsx 1021 K Av Receiver Black

Oct, 2018

Consumer review (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 products in the same category 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)

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Matthew Moskovciak (cnet.com)

Pioneer VSX-1021-K review: Pioneer VSX-1021-K

 

Pioneer VSX-1021-K

The ; '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 Apple iOS devices....

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.

Mar, 2011

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

Sound & Vision TOP PICK

Expert review by : Mark Fleischmann (soundandvision.com)

Pioneer VSX-1021 A/V Receiver

 

I have a recurring dream about sitting on the New York City subway late at night with two shady-looking guys who have a gym bag sitting between them. They get off the train without the bag. Panic-stricken, they try to get back on, but the doors close...

Aug, 2011

Expert review by : Matthew Moskovciak (cnet.co.uk)

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 : 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 (cnet.com)

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 (cnet.com)

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 (cnet.com)

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

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio D/A Converter (DAC):24-bit/192kHz
Audio output channels:7.1
Frequency range:20 - 20000
Impedance:8
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR):81
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD):0.05

Energy Management

AC input frequency:60
AC input voltage:120
Power consumption (standby):0.3
Power consumption (typical):550

File formats

Audio formats supported:AAC, FLAC, MP3, WAV, WMA
Image formats supported:JPG
Video compression format:MPEG4
Video formats supported:MPEG4

Inputs

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:2
Composite video in:1
Digital audio coaxial in:2
Digital audio optical in:2
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI in:5
Multichannel audio input type:Terminals
USB ports quantity:2

Networking

Bluetooth: Yes
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes

Other Features

Dimensions (WxDxH):17.1 x 14.3 x 6.61
HDMI: Yes
HDMI ports quantity:6

Outputs

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
Composite video out:1
HDMI out:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:9
Multichannel audio output type:Terminals
Number of HDMI outputs:1

Ports & interfaces

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Wireless technologies:Wired

Power

AC input frequency:60
AC input voltage:120
Power consumption (standby):0.3
Power consumption (typical):550

Radio

AM band range:530 - 1700
FM band:87.5 - 108
FM band range:87.5 - 108
Preset stations quantity:63
Supported bands:AM, FM
Supported radio bands:AM,FM

Technical Details

Audio decoders:Dolby Digital Plus,Dolby Pro Logic IIz,Dolby TrueHD,DTS Neo:6,DTS-HD
Bass adjustment: Yes
Built-in audio decoders:Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pro Logic IIz, Dolby TrueHD, DTS Neo:6, DTS-HD
Color of product:Black
Equalizer: Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
Sleep Timer: Yes

Video

Supported video modes:1080p

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:22