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Pioneer VSX-522-K

Pioneer VSX-522-K
alaScore 84

404 reviews

Jul, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 404 reviews of Pioneer VSX-522-K. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, 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-522-K is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Pioneer VSX-522-K

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 366 user reviews of Pioneer VSX-522-K from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers on Amazon.com.

74% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Pioneer VSX-522-K 400W 5-Channel A/V Receiver, iPod & iPhone, BlackPioneer VSX-522-K 400W 5-Channel A/V Receiver, iPod & iPhone, Black

Jul, 2016

Consumer review by: Michael V. (newegg.com)

Broke after a year and a half

 

No

It worked some of the time but it was cheap so you get what you pay for I guess.

Overheated when action scenes began nearly evertime.

Apr, 2016

Consumer review by: Jan P. (newegg.com)

Oversized Paperweight

 

The customer support of Pioneer is weird - first of all navigation on their page is absolute mystery to me, no links to warranty service, returns or repairs, all there is are FAQs and that's about it. I had to send them an email, as I felt like that is...

-Nice design -That's it..

-The menu only comes up through the RCA -HDMI never worked -Dolby is weird - only sends chimes to the rear channel -Send lower frequencies only to the sub, therefor if you have tower speakers hooked up in the front channels all you get is tweeter and...

May, 2015

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

Oversized Paperweight

 

The customer support of Pioneer is weird - first of all navigation on their page is absolute mystery to me, no links to warranty service, returns or repairs, all there is are FAQs and that's about it. I had to send them an email, as I felt like that is...

Nice design ; That's it

The menu only comes up through the RCA ; HDMI never worked ; Dolby is weird - only sends chimes to the rear channel ; Send lower frequencies only to the sub, therefor if you have tower speakers hooked up in the front channels all you get is tweeter and...

May, 2015

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

burned out in 13 months

 

I never really used enough to review much beyond it sounded good with the CD and MP3 and Blue ray.

was a pain to get it to set up to stop scrolling all the features I didn't care about across the display. now barely over a year so the warranty is out the audio has started cutting out regardless of the input type or channel. ie hdmi, blue ray, rca...

Nov, 2014

Consumer review by: Eric L. (newegg.com)

Works with difficulty

 

Once you get it configured it works well, just don't change anything!

It gets the job done and is cheap

The interface is very difficult to use. VGA cable if you want on screen menu system?! Settings are hard to find and change, such as audio source. Had a few hiccups with it not detecting a video that was fixed after changing source or restarting the...

Nov, 2014

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

Defective Discontinuted Junk

 

While working it was great but

just after 2 years the audio cuts out on all my HDMI devices. i checked the troubleshooting, no help, after a quick search of the internet i found people have the same issue. when i went to the pioneer website this model is no longer listed on their site

Oct, 2014

Consumer review by: Raymond S. (newegg.com)

Defective Discontinuted Junk

 

While working it was great but...

just after 2 years the audio cuts out on all my HDMI devices. i checked the troubleshooting, no help, after a quick search of the internet i found people have the same issue. when i went to the pioneer website this model is no longer listed on their site.

Oct, 2014

Consumer review by: Sanford c. (newegg.com)

Great newegg support service

 

lesson learned i'll buy warranty with all my major purchase from now on

Refurbished pioneer VSX-522-K had slight malfunction ( rear speakers ) stopped working ...WOW!!! ( Newegg ) & ( Service Net inc ) Extended Service Plan had new one coming my way in 24hrs very fast support turn around that's got to be some kinda record

can't get no faster then 24 hrs

Sep, 2014

Consumer review by: Ronald Z. (newegg.com)

Died twice in a year and a half

 

Device died on me two times. First time after 10 months; fixed under warranty. I thought it was just a lemon, but 8 months later, it had the SAME EXACT issue and won't even turn on. No, the fuse/breaker in the device didn't trip. The whole circuit...

Very cheap, easily customizable settings. Served me for a year and a half.

on-screen menu can only be viewed via analog signals. Meaning you need an analog output device to adjust some of the settings on the unit. This unit supports HDMI, but can't view their settings through it. What generation are we living in again?

Sep, 2014

Consumer review by: Nathan S. (newegg.com)

Finally Works

 

Will probably die 3 days outside of warranty.

Cheapest 5.1 I could find with HDMI pass-through.

The menu doesn't work through HDMI? Bizarre I had to restart it about 10 times before it would send an HDMI signal to the TV. At first the image was washed out and flickering. Hopefully it doesn't return. No way to use an Android phone to play music?...

Sep, 2014