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Pioneer VSX-524-K

alaTest has collected and analyzed 74 reviews of Pioneer VSX-524-K. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Views about the size and reliability are on the whole positive. The design and price are also mentioned favorably.

usability, price, design, reliability, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Pioneer VSX-524-K is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Pioneer VSX-524-K

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 59 user reviews of Pioneer VSX-524-K from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the reliability and size. The price and usability also get good feedback, but there are some mixed reviews about the design.

usability, price, size, reliability

81% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Don't Throw Your Money Away

 

I do NOT recommend this product.

4 HDMI inputs

Add me to the long list of owners who had their Pioneer VSX-524 go dead. It's hard to understand how something can sit on a shelf, work fine, and then just quit working after a year and fifteen days (15 days after warranty expired!) with a name like...

Mar, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Don't waste your time/money

 

This purchase makes me feel very cheated.

Sub-woofer line out on the receiver didn't work from day one. I used the speaker level inputs on my sub and that worked OK for a short time. The unit completely stopped making any sound less than a week after installation. The USB input doesn't even...

Mar, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Do Not Buy this

 

I am returning this and buying a unit made by a different manufacturer

Would have been nice if it had worked properly

Had this unit setup for 2 weeks, nearly everyday I had to spend an hour trying to get the unit to reset so the sound would work. When I called the tech support I was on hold for over an hour before ever speaking to a human. All the tech support did was...

Feb, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Dissapointed

 

Decent looking and has a nice selection of ports, but ... (see cons)

- Did not work at all. - Powers off after two minutes with a red indicator light blinking and clicking sounds through speakers. Disconnected everything except power but still won't work

Feb, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Piece of junk

 

No pros - it sucks

Unit works for a few hours - then stops completely.

Feb, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Died after a couple weeks

 

- Have returned to Newegg for a replacement.

- Cheap - Simple Setup - Reasonably good sound for a budget receiver

- Poor Quality - Did not work after only a few weeks of use (audio channel cut out and never worked again)

Feb, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Dead after a year.

 

Worked perfect when it worked.

Got this from Sams club for my 75" tv surround sound. It worked great for a year then suddenly died. I tried to get it warrantied through pioneer but they weren't having it. I'm a computer tech of 18 years so I opened it to check the board and caps to...

Feb, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Jerry

 

I would reccomend for a low priced 5.1 unit

Excellent sound and features...EXCEPT???

FM antenna port defective?? OTHERWISE , Feature packed and nice quality

Jan, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Great Receiver

 

For what i paid its great!

4 HDMI 2.0 inputs with Ultra HD Pass-through 5 - Channel Discrete Amplifier Design MCACC Automation Room Calibration iPhone 5 Certification Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD

none so far

Dec, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Beware of Entry Level Pioneer

 

Yamaha and Sony make some decent, cheap receivers.

Great price point.

Ok, I know a lot of people get scalded by reviewers here for not owning a product, but please hang with me here. Like another reviewer mentioned, I have had the unfortunate luck of owning two entry level Pioneer receivers. The first I bought here on...

Nov, 2015
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