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Pioneer VSX-923

Pioneer VSX-923
alaScore 95

80 reviews

Oct, 2014

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alaTest has collected and analysed 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 4.2/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers on

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

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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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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,...

Product Specifications


AirPlay: Yes
DLNA certified: Yes


Ethernet: Yes
iPod Control:Direct Control
USB Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity:WiFi Ready
YUV Interface: Yes

General Features

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


Dolby / DTS:Dolby True HD / DTS HD