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Pioneer VSX-923

Pioneer VSX-923
alaScore 92

118 reviews

May, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 118 reviews of Pioneer VSX-923. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and price. The design and size are also appreciated.

usability, size, design, price, reliability

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 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of Pioneer VSX-923 from The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers on People really like the price. The design also gets good views.

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

This summary is based on the products: Pioneer VSX-923-K 7.2 Channel AV Receiver - BlackPioneer VSX-923-K 7.2 Channel AV Receiver - Black

May, 2018

Expert review by : Mark Craven (

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

Aug, 2013

Expert review by : Danny Phillips (

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.

Aug, 2013

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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,...

Expert review by : AVForums (

Pioneer VSX-923


Excellent sound quality, Good connections, Impressive video processing, Attractive design, Robust build quality, Flexible setup and configuration, Impressive remote app

Menus look dated, Internet functionality is limited, Remote control is unintuitive

The look of the VSX-923 might be old-school AVR but who's complaining when the design is this attractive. The matt black finish and brushed metal styling certainly don't suggest a budget receiver and the build quality is excellent at this price point....

Aug, 2013

Product Specifications


Audio A/D Converter (ADC):24-bit/96kHz
Audio D/A Converter (DAC):24-bit/192kHz
Audio output channels:7.2
Power output per channel (1KHz@6 Ohm):150
Receiver Type:Surround


Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:Y
DLNA Certified: Yes

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:220-230
Power consumption (standby):0.1
Power consumption (typical):550

File formats

Audio formats supported:AAC, AIFF, FLAC, MP3, WAV, WMA


AC (power) in: Yes
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Composite video in:4
Digital audio coaxial in:1
Digital audio optical in:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI in:8
USB ports quantity:2


Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Wi-Fi: No

Optical Drive

Optical drive included: No


Composite video out:2
HDMI out:2
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Number of HDMI outputs:2

Packaging Content

Manual: Yes
User guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Wireless technologies:Wired


AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:220-230
Power consumption (standby):0.1
Power consumption (typical):550


Internet radio: Yes
Preset stations quantity:30
Radio Data System (RDS): Yes
Supported bands:AM, FM
Supported radio bands:AM,FM


Card reader: No

Technical Details

AirPlay: Yes
Apple docking compatibility:iPad, iPhone, iPod
Color of product:Black / Black, Silver
Deep color support:Y
Deep colour support: Yes
Equalizer: Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
x.v.Color support: Yes


3D compatibility: Yes
Video upscaling: Yes

Weight & Dimensions