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Pioneer VSX-516

Pioneer VSX-516
alaScore 79

47 reviews

Nov, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 47 reviews of Pioneer VSX-516. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Pioneer VSX-516 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Pioneer VSX-516

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 user reviews of Pioneer VSX-516 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com.

89% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Expert review by : CNET staff (cnet.com)

Pioneer VSX-516

 

The Pioneer VSX-516 is the company's entry-level A/V receiver for 2006, but the step-up VSX-816 model offers a much better deal.

May, 2006

Expert review by : Tom Andry (audioholics.com)

Pioneer VSX-516 Receiver Review

 

At $199, the Pioneer VSX-516 is the definition of "budget" receiver. I found the Pioneer VSX-516 to be an able performer at any price point. If it has the inputs you need, we recommend it!

Component Switching ; Bi-ampable/wireable ; Plenty of power ; 5.1 inputs

Near useless automatic setup ; Can’t see volume display from a distance

May, 2006

Expert review by : CNET staff (cnet.com.au)

Pioneer VSX-516

 

The Pioneer VSX-516 is the company's entry-level A/V receiver for 2006, but the step-up VSX-816 model offers a much better deal.

May, 2006

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Great receiver

 

For music, this Pioneer will do an "acceptable" job. But for movies, if you have a sub, this reciever is great. If you want to use it primarily for music, get a high current reciever, HK... and you won't be sorry.

Price ; I've looked everywhere and this seems to be the best reciever for under $xxx. There were Sonys that were cheaper, but I don't trust Sony recievers, unless they're ES line. But for their prices, Harman/Kardon would be a better choice ; Sound ;...

Complicated to use ; You HAVE to read the manual to use the features. I don't care if you're a sound guru, you will be lost if you don't read it ; Sound ; The sound isn't really a weakness but my last reciever was a Harman/Kardon AVR20MKII and it sound...

Sep, 2006

Consumer review (4electronicwarehouse.com)

Worth every penny

 

For the money you cant go wrong.

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

Mar, 2007

Consumer review (audioreview.com)

Pioneer VSX-516 K - (A/V Receivers)

 
Feb, 2007

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Pioneer VSX516

 

Very good instruction manual that explains how to adjust the settings to suit your setup. Suitable for a beginner or a professional. Superb sound quality and a great value for money, just make sure you buy speakers that allow you to use this unit to...

Remote control is not the easiest to use due to the shear number of functions they've tried to pack into it, as most buttons have at least two uses. I'm still having to refer back to the instruction manual to change anything that I don't do on a daily...

Sep, 2008

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