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Pioneer VSX-923

Pioneer VSX-923
alaScore 97

71 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 71 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Receivers & Amplifiers the Pioneer VSX-923 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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(Based on 71 reviews)

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Pioneer VSX-923 review


AVR manufacturers are obsessed with matching their TV counterparts and introducing a gamut of new models each year, despite bona fide audio developments being few and far between. As such, Pioneer's VSX-923 represents a revamp of the VSX-922 (itself a...

Energetic, precise multichannel audio; Sound Retriever feature works well; packed with features; sturdy build and neat design

No built-in Wi-Fi or Bluetooth; complex operation; lacks Spotify; post-processing modes are hit and miss

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Pioneer VSX-923


An affordable yet feature-packed AV receiver.

Crisp, entertaining sound ; Wide range of connectivity ; Eight HDMI inputs

Sound lacks aggression compared with rivals ; Confusing remote ; No built-in Bluetooth or Wi-Fi

Nine pairs of plastic speaker binding posts allow you to hook up front, centre, surround, surround back and front height/width speakers, although with seven channels you can’t have surround back and front height at the same time.

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Pioneer VSX-923


The VSX-923 might need a more oomph and detail, but its composure is admirable at this price

Clear and precise sound ; Good dynamics and surround effects ; Confident and solid presentation ; Good with stereo music and streaming ; Excellent control app

Could do with more detail and punch ; Unintuitive menu and remote functions

In the end, it all boils down to a matter of detail – the Pioneer VSX-923 can’t quite match the subtlety offered by the rival Sony STR-DN1040, but it’s nevertheless a confident and compelling amp thanks to its precision and clarity – and, of course,...