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Pioneer VSX-42

Pioneer VSX-42
alaScore 83

34 reviews

Feb, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 reviews of Pioneer VSX-42. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, 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-42 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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(Based on 34 reviews)

1 expert reviews

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Expert review by: Chris Chiarella (

Pioneer Elite VSX-42 A/V Receiver


This is a substantial, well-built product. The solid front panel is graced with two knobs, one to select between the various inputs with a gentle but undeniable click, the other to adjust the volume, with a pleasing snugness. The blue LED display...

Aug, 2012

Consumer review by: schillville (

Great receiver for the price


This product is great for the price. It was easy to install and hook up. The only thing it need is the ability to connect to the intern or home network wirelessly.

Feb, 2014

Consumer review by: Lhouse (



Bought display model.....had issues with it & returned with no problems. Sometimes it worked right & sometimes it didn't??

Jul, 2013

Consumer review by: peopleperson11135 (



This is an excellent receiver. Plenty of power with great sound.

Jul, 2013

Consumer review by: AJhouston36 (

Great product for the money


Overall good value for the money. I would not pay full price for this, wait for clearance or open box item.

Jul, 2013

Consumer review by: Donnie12196 (

As long as you have the remote for it


I got the display unit on sale so it didn't come with remote and I couldn't control the advanced functions like surround and stuff like that. Once I got a remote it worked perfect. Air Play is great function to have too and it works great straight from...

Jul, 2013

Consumer review by: Planeinsane (

Really like this unit after i got it programmed


It took a while to get this initially set up since I am using it solely for a sound source for some outdoor speakers. Once it was configured it works great! The only negative would be that via the control app one can not select the speakers. Oh well...

Jun, 2013

Consumer review by: RAIDERNATION831 (




Jun, 2013

Consumer review by: christina07 (



hard set up, many issues, it messed with the picture on our new tv and so we brought back

Jun, 2013

Consumer review by: (

great av receiver


Pioneer Elite - Elite 560W 7.1-Ch. 3D Pass-Through A/V Home Theater Receiver is a great buy

Jun, 2013