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Pioneer VSX-823-K

Pioneer VSX-823-K
alaScore 85

47 reviews

Nov, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 47 reviews of Pioneer VSX-823-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-823-K is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 44 user reviews of Pioneer VSX-823-K from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers on

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This summary is based on the product: Pioneer Channel AV Receiver, VSX-823-K (Black)

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Matthew Moskovciak (

Pioneer VSX-823-K review: An AirPlay-friendly AV receiver stuffed with HDMI


The pitch for Pioneer's VSX-823-K ($400 street price) is straightforward: six HDMI inputs, built-in AirPlay, and not much else. That's more HDMI connectivity than the similarly AirPlay-equipped Denon AVR-E300 ($400) offers, and AirPlay gives it an edge...

The Pioneer VSX-823-K has a good feature set, with six HDMI inputs, including an MHL-compatible front-panel input. It has built-in networking, with AirPlay compatibility and integrated support for Pandora, Internet radio, and DLNA. The Pioneer also...

Sony's competing STR-DN840 offers built-in Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and AirPlay for $50 more. Other networked AV receivers offer more streaming services, such as Spotify and SiriusXM. The included one-year warranty is also half as long as most manufacturers...

The Pioneer VSX-823-K is a good deal for AirPlay fans looking for lots of HDMI connectivity, but it falls short on wireless features like Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

Jun, 2013

Consumer review by: mopar4 (

"Lasted 4 months"


Sent it to Pioneer for check up. Heat light always coming on causing it to shut down. Came back not repaired. Tried 2 of my other receivers in the same spot in case it was a speaker, they worked fine. Now stuck with a $300 paper weight. How can a...


No support

Nov, 2014

Consumer review by: Dark-Energy (

"AirPlay implementation is poor, and cuts out constant"


Returning back to BestBuy tomorrow.

- Good number of HDMIs

Very poor AirPlay implementation, my iPhone 5s constantly cuts out after 1-2 minutes of playback of music. I will have to return it and go with a Sony STRDN-840 instead. I updated to the October 2013 firmware and still the issue was not resolved.

Dec, 2013