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Pioneer VSX-1021

Pioneer VSX-1021
alaScore 86

319 reviews

Dec, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 319 reviews of Pioneer VSX-1021. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Receivers & Amplifiers the Pioneer VSX-1021 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Pioneer VSX-1021

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Pioneer VSX-1021 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers on Amazon.co.uk.

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

This summary is based on the products: Pioneer Vsx 1021 K Av Receiver Black Pioneer Vsx 1021 K Av Receiver Black

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Pioneer VSX-1021

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 213 user reviews of Pioneer VSX-1021 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers on Amazon.com.

68% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Pioneer VSX-1021-K 7.1 Home Theater Receiver, Glossy Black (Old Version)Pioneer VSX-1021-K 7.1 Home Theater Receiver, Glossy Black (Old Version)

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Matthew Moskovciak (cnet.co.uk)

Pioneer VSX-1021-K review

 

As impressive as that package sounds, it's still not quite enough to make the VSX-1021-K our top midrange receiver pick of 2011. The Denon AVR-1912 edges it out just slightly by also offering AirPlay, plus one more HDMI port, a two-year warranty, more...

The Pioneer VSX-1021-K 's feature set is one of the best, with built-in AirPlay, five HDMI inputs, and DLNA compatibility. It can be networked via its Ethernet port or an optional Wi-Fi dongle, as well as controlled by Pioneer's iControlAV2 app for...

Pioneer only offers a one-year warranty, while competitors offer two. Many competitors also have one more HDMI port in a handy front-panel location. The VSX-1021-K has little built-in support for streaming music services compared with other models, so...

Pioneer's VSX-1012-K is an excellent AV receiver with built-in AirPlay and top-notch sound quality, but Denon's AVR-1912 is just a little better.

May, 2011

Expert review by: Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity (hometheaterhifi.com)

Pioneer VSX-1021K 7.1 A/V Receiver

 

The Pioneer VSX-1021 has a lot to offer at its price. Plenty of inputs, including an iPod with video input on the front panel, Pioneer's room correction system (MCACC), and a sweet custom iOS app to control everything. Using iControlAV2 was a lot of...

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: Matthew Moskovciak (cnet.com)

Pioneer VSX-1021-K review

 

As impressive as that package sounds, it's still not quite enough to make the VSX-1021-K our top midrange receiver pick of 2011. The Denon AVR-1912 edges it out just slightly by also offering AirPlay, plus one more HDMI port, a two-year warranty, more...

The Pioneer VSX-1021-K 's feature set is one of the best, with built-in AirPlay, five HDMI inputs, and DLNA compatibility. It can be networked via its Ethernet port or an optional Wi-Fi dongle, as well as controlled by Pioneer's iControlAV2 app for...

Pioneer only offers a one-year warranty, while competitors offer two. Many competitors also have one more HDMI port in a handy front-panel location. The VSX-1021-K has little built-in support for streaming music services compared with other models, so...

Pioneer's VSX-1012-K is an excellent AV receiver with built-in AirPlay and top-notch sound quality, but Denon's AVR-1912 is just a little better.

May, 2011

Expert review by: Robert Capps (wired.com)

Review: Pioneer VSX-1021-K

 

This network-savvy stereo plays nice with Apple gadgets and doesn't require an IT administrator or a bottle of Advil to get the ball rolling.

Flexible, wireless music options. Easy setup and configuration. AirPlay makes iTunes integration a breeze. Mucho features and solid sound quality for the bucks

No AirPlay video, just audio. RCA cable for video input from iPad. Physical remote control is what it is. You have to shell out extra coin for wireless options

Apr, 2011

Expert review by: Tom Andry (audioholics.com)

Pioneer VSX-1021-K Receiver First Look Preview

 

The Pioneer VSX-1021 is a 7.1 channel receiver boasting 90 watts per channel, supports all the latest HD audio decoding, sports HDMI 1.4a connections, and has high quality 192kHz/24-bit DACs.

The Pioneer VSX-1021 is definitely full featured for its price point. Like other recent Pioneer offerings, the VSX-1021 is pushing hard to connect to your hand held and portable devices. At the same time they are providing the buzzword features that...

Mar, 2011

Expert review by: Andrew Tarantola (gizmodo.com.au)

Pioneer VSX-1021 Receiver: Get Your Airplay On For $US550

 

Does the ability to stream media wirelessly from multiple sources through my home stereo offset the Pioneer VSX-1021′s lacklustre design and con...

Aug, 2011

Sound & Vision TOP PICK

Expert review by: Mark Fleischmann (soundandvision.com)

Pioneer VSX-1021 A/V Receiver

 

I have a recurring dream about sitting on the New York City subway late at night with two shady-looking guys who have a gym bag sitting between them. They get off the train without the bag. Panic-stricken, they try to get back on, but the doors close...

Aug, 2011

Consumer review by: Mike (reevoo.com)

Pioneer VSX-1021-K 7.1 1.4

 

It is prefect for my installation

Apr, 2012

Consumer review by: Peter (reevoo.com)

Pioneer VSX-1021-K 7.1 1.4

 

Connectivity with other hdmi systems and plenty of features.

WiFi should be already included to get better points!

Sep, 2011

Consumer review by: Brian (reevoo.com)

Pioneer VSX-1021-K 7.1 1.4

 

All the power and features you could ever want. Looks well too.

Expensive!! Manual is tedious. Can't get iControlAV to work on my networked unit.

Jun, 2011

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio D/A Converter (DAC):24-bit/192kHz
Audio output channels:7.1
Frequency range:20 - 20000
Impedance:8
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR):81
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD):0.05

File formats

Audio formats supported:AAC, FLAC, MP3, WAV, WMA
Image formats supported:JPG
Video formats supported:MPEG4

Inputs

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:2
Composite Video In:1
Digital audio coaxial in:2
Digital audio optical in:2
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
HDMI In:5
Multichannel audio input type:Terminals
USB ports quantity:2

Networking

Bluetooth: Yes
Ethernet LAN: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes

Other features

Dimensions (WxDxH):435 x 362.5 x 168
HDMI: Yes
HDMI ports quantity:6

Outputs

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
Composite Video Out:1
HDMI Out:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:9
Multichannel audio output type:Terminals
Number of HDMI Outputs:1

Ports & interfaces

Connectivity Technology:Wired

Power

AC input frequency:60
AC input voltage:120
Power Consumption (Standby):0.3
Power consumption (typical):550

Radio

AM band range:530 - 1700
FM band range:87.5 - 108
Preset stations quantity:63
Supported radio bands:AM, FM

Technical Details

Audio Decoders:Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pro Logic IIz, Dolby TrueHD, DTS Neo:6, DTS-HD
Bass adjustment: Yes
Colour of product:Black
Equalizer: Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
Sleep timer: Yes

Video

Supported video modes:1080p

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:10