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Pioneer VSX-528

Pioneer VSX-528
alaScore 90

90 reviews

Oct, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 90 reviews of Pioneer VSX-528. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers for all reviews. People are impressed by the reliability and design. The size and price also get good feedback.

usability, price, size, design, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Receivers & Amplifiers the Pioneer VSX-528 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 user reviews of Pioneer VSX-528 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 People really like the design. The usability is also mentioned favorably.

price, usability, design

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Pioneer VSX-528 Intergrated Amplifier BlackPioneer VSX-528-K 5.1 Channel AV Receiver - Black

Oct, 2015

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Pioneer VSX-528


Pioneer's budget amp is an impressive balance of sound and features

Balanced, articulate and detailed performance ; Good features

Sound could do with more power and scale

We like this amp. It doesn’t offer the final word in sound or specs, but it does occupy a comfortable spot in the middle ground.

Expert review by: Stephen Dawson (

Pioneer VSX-528 home theatre receiver


The Pioneer VSX-528 home theatre receiver offers good network and home theatre support with some useful extras, such as Spotify, at an entry-level price.

Good audio performance ; Good network audio support ; Useful Spotify Connect capability ; Good value for money

Network function clunky in places ; Doesn't support low impedance loudspeakers

Choose your loudspeakers wisely, and the Pioneer VSX-528 will act as a reasonably priced centrepiece of a home entertainment system. Add a Premium Spotify subscription and you'll have ready access to just about any music you could want

Nov, 2013

Consumer review by: Skramit (

Excellent Receiver


Easy to set up as you'd expect with the tuning mic! Airplay worked without even going in to set up, just plugged in the network cable and could play tunes from Spotify iPad app or my iPhone music. Internet radio works fine but a bit fiddley to select a...

Features and value for money.

Jan, 2014

Product Specifications


AirPlay: Yes
DLNA certified: Yes


Ethernet: Yes
iPod Control:Direct Control
USB Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No
YUV Interface: Yes

General Features

3D: Yes
4K Passthrough / Upscaling:4K Passthrough
Loudspeakers: No


Dolby / DTS:Dolby True HD / DTS HD