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Pioneer VSX 816-S

Pioneer VSX 816-S
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6 reviews

Apr, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 reviews of Pioneer VSX 816-S. 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.

On average, users rate this product 80/100.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Pioneer VSX 816-S from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers on

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This summary is based on the products: Pioneer VSX-816-S 7.1-channel XM-Ready A/V receiver, SilverPioneer VSX-816-S 7.1-channel XM-Ready A/V receiver, Silver

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Chris Martens (

Pioneer VSX-816 7.1-Channel A/V Receiver


For years, Pioneer has offered both standard- series AVRs, thought to offer good value for money, and more expensive Elite-series models targeted toward performance-minded enthusiasts. Recently, Pioneer surprised us by replacing its entire standard AVR...

The VSX-816 offers a user interface and remote control that are well thought out. The VSX-816’s sheer performance per dollar is just remarkable. Highly recommended. TPV

Aug, 2008

Consumer review (

Great product for the money!


Nice sound and variations of sound. Like the MCACC!For the money I think this is a great buy.

Accurate Controls, Clean Sound, Durable, Easy To Set Up, Good Power

Footpad incorrectly mount

May, 2007

Product Specifications

The VSX-816-S is the perfect choice for a small to medium sized home theater. With 7 channels of high powered amplification you can feel free to turn up the volume and immerse yourself in the 3 dimensional surround sound experiences of today's DVD movies, music, games, PC audio, and High-Definition TV. Auto MCACC (Multi Channel Acoustic Calibration) ensures easy set-up and multi-channel accuracy. First, it "listens" with the supplied room calibration microphone, to how well your speakers and room "get along"; then it makes adjustments to ensure that sound from each speaker is reaching your ears at the same time and same volume. As to any "issues" your speakers and room may have, Auto MCACC applies professional level acoustic equalization "therapy" to each speaker, ensuring you hear the "real" soundtrack. Three component video inputs provide high-definition and progressive scan video switching.

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Product Type: None

Audio System

Built-in Decoders:Dolby Digital / Dolby Digital Surround EX / Dolby Pro Logic IIx / DTS 96/24 / DTS decoder / DTS Neo:6 / DTS-ES Discrete 6.1
Functions (KA):AV receiver
Sound Effects:Loudness
Sound Output Mode:Surround Sound
Subcategory (KA):AV components
Surround System Class:7.1 channel
Type:AV receiver


Coaxial Digital Input: Yes
Headphone Jack: Yes
Optical Digital Input: Yes

Dimensions & Weight



Equalizer: Yes
Equalizer Band Qty:5 bands


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Pioneer VSX




Tuner Bands:AM/FM
Tuner Type:Digital

Remote Control

Type:Universal remote control

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty