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Pioneer VSX-523-K

Pioneer VSX-523-K
alaScore 88

51 reviews

Nov, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 51 reviews of Pioneer VSX-523-K. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, 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-523-K is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (newegg.com)

Incompatible and difficult

 

Multiple HDMI inputs, simple interface.

Not compatible with Apple TV 4 remote. Interface is almost too simple as there are few few options and settings to select. Wire hookup were very difficult to use as the knob connectors are turned at a 45 degree angle which is difficult to use and makes...

Nov, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

not recommend

 

I would not recommend this product.

Sounds good when it works.

A year and half later it doesn't output sound. It just stopped working on its own. Changed out the HDMI cable and still nothing. Speakers do work though. Have to attach an analog TV in order to configure the unit.

Sep, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Pure frustration

 

Good job testing your equipment before selling it. Especially when it is refurbished. It's supposed to be tested properly before re-selling the unit.

Front Right Channel not working out of the box. Have to go through the hassle of returning the item.

Aug, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Good Budget Reciever

 

I am coming from one of the blu-ray combo amps, and this is a pretty huge improvement over that. I was having some lip-sync issues with playing the audio through that so I decided to come over to the receiver side. I kept all of the speakers, but had...

Great bang for the buck and it's pretty straight forward to use. Sound is great (especially for the price). It's no top of the line system, but if you're on a budget or just starting out, it's a pretty solid buy. It powers up pretty fast and ties all...

No wi-fi, but at this price it's not a con per-se. As a receiver, it is larger than most other devices. Once again, not a con really, just something you have to expect to have/make room for. It has built in controls for a TV, but this only works on...

Jul, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Good Budget Reciever

 

I am coming from one of the blu-ray combo amps, and this is a pretty huge improvement over that. I was having some lip-sync issues with playing the audio through that so I decided to come over to the receiver side. I kept all of the speakers, but had...

Great bang for the buck and it's pretty straight forward to use. Sound is great (especially for the price). It's no top of the line system, but if you're on a budget or just starting out, it's a pretty solid buy. It powers up pretty fast and ties all...

No wi-fi, but at this price it's not a con per-se. As a receiver, it is larger than most other devices. Once again, not a con really, just something you have to expect to have/make room for. It has built in controls for a TV, but this only works on...

Jul, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Great amplifier

 

Great value, for a great product, very satisfied. I was scared that the refurbished/b-list units would be rubbish, but I feel this was a great bargain and would recommend it to others.

Great amplifier,. good features, pass trough, and good sound quality ; Active phase control provides deeper bass by synchronizing all woofers in the system. This can make deeper tones more audible or rather felt more distinctly ; Automatic room config...

No pre outs except subwoofer ; Cannot use menu and have sound playing at the same time. menu only displays on television through composite cable not on hdmi ; Cross over options are preset, would be better if it could be set by user specifically ;...

Feb, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Great amplifier

 

Great value, for a great product, very satisfied. I was scared that the refurbished/b-list units would be rubbish, but I feel this was a great bargain and would recommend it to others.

Great amplifier,. good features, pass trough, and good sound quality. Active phase control provides deeper bass by synchronizing all woofers in the system. This can make deeper tones more audible or rather felt more distinctly. Automatic room config...

No pre outs except subwoofer, Cannot use menu and have sound playing at the same time. menu only displays on television through composite cable not on hdmi. Cross over options are preset, would be better if it could be set by user specifically....

Feb, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

2013 model 80 Watts RMS

 

Most powerful receiver in this price range. Very clean sound Has most Dolby and DTS sound field.

None so far. My last Pioneer receiver lasted 13 years .

Dec, 2014

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Refurb Pioneer VSX-523-K Receiver

 

For the price and performance I took the gamble a second time. Not sure I'd repeat if this one fails in next several years.

Seems to be a functional replacement for the Pioneer Receiver of slightly inferior performance stds suddenly died. Every attribute seems true

Since the 1st Pioneer went down after abt 2-1/2 years of sporatic use, my long term opinion of this product is guarded. But for price and performance while it functions, it cannot be beat.

Sep, 2014

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Refurb Pioneer VSX-523-K Receiver

 

For the price and performance I took the gamble a second time. Not sure I'd repeat if this one fails in next several years.

Seems to be a functional replacement for the Pioneer Receiver of slightly inferior performance stds suddenly died. Every attribute seems true

Since the 1st Pioneer went down after abt 2-1/2 years of sporatic use, my long term opinion of this product is guarded. But for price and performance while it functions, it cannot be beat.

Sep, 2014

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