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Pioneer VSX-1131

Pioneer VSX-1131
alaScore 94

59 reviews

Nov, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 59 reviews of Pioneer VSX-1131. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and reliability. The size and price are also mentioned favorably.

usability, price, size, reliability, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Receivers & Amplifiers the Pioneer VSX-1131 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Pioneer VSX-1131 review

 

Pioneer's first AV amp of 2016 boasts an excellent spread of features and an enjoyable sound...

Big, powerful sound ; Punchy ; Good build and interface ; Easy set-up ; Excellent features

Needs a touch more refinement, clarity and drive

A big, meaty and enjoyable performance from Pioneer, with an excellent spread of features that’s sure to appeal at this price

Jun, 2016

Consumer review by: Spookyjay (richersounds.com)

Easy to set up

 

Previously had a Sony amp but was getting a bit old so decided to bite the bullet and go for the pioneer amp. Easy to set up and sound quality seems excellent, so far so good.

Jun, 2017

Consumer review by: ECSAV (richersounds.com)

This product is great value for money

 

This product is great value for money, easy to setup and sounds great.

ip control , value for money , light weight

May, 2017

Consumer review by: billyboy78 (richersounds.com)

It has all the features you could want at this level

 

Great value, this amp is really well specifed,I have had Pioneer amps before and found to be reliable. Look at what it has and you will be hard pushed to find better. Richer sounds price was the best and they delivered the next day.

Apr, 2017

Consumer review by: PaulRF (richersounds.com)

Great amp with range of features

 

Straight out of the box it was easy to use. This was helped by the fact it replaced an earlier model in this range, so fitted into the desired slot easily. Features such as the internet radio and bluetooth are very useful for me and my family. Sound is...

easy set up , blutooth

Apr, 2017

Consumer review by: sandroalfagt (richersounds.com)

Hiss free sound

 

Set up was a bit more involving than it should have been as the inbuilt set up results showed my rear speakers as the wrong size and the distances of all the speakers was wrong. On the plus side, this it does mean that you get to explore the menus and...

sounds great , phono input

unreliable set-up programme

Apr, 2017

Consumer review by: AsB3218 (richersounds.com)

Simple and full featured!!!

 

This is a great buy. Simple to set up and packed with all the features you need for a comprehensive home system. Get yourself a good set of speakers to support the output from this unit and sit back and enjoy great movies and fantastic music.

simple setup

Apr, 2017

Consumer review by: bradiboy (richersounds.com)

Sound that fills the room

 

What an absolute steal, lots of features including atmos, easy to set up and update due to built in wifi and a real joy to listen to. The downloadable app for your phone is the icing on the cake allowing you to fine tune the system on the fly....

easy to set up

Apr, 2017

Consumer review by: Paul00 (richersounds.com)

Brilliant store. brilliant team.

 

Hi brilliant service from Shaun and the team. Super attentive and knowledgable. I have given a product rating re connectivity as I a having problems with my Samsung SUHD Tv that will not let me use the amp as a source so at the moment I cannot rate...

shaun and stuart

my samsung tv

Mar, 2017

Consumer review by: jamesr (richersounds.com)

Great sound dts-x really makes a difference

 

Bought this to replace a Yamaha RXV 675 [not HDCP 2.2 ] first of all you can use banana plugs for the speakers, you just have to remove the plastic blanks, which are fairly tight set up was very easy and quick [although noisy ] the on screen menu is...

quality shows , really adds depth to the sound

only basic instruction book advanced online

Feb, 2017

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio D/A Converter (DAC):32-bit/384kHz
Audio output channels:7.2
Power output per channel (1KHz@6 Ohm):160 / 170
Power output per channel (1KHz@8 Ohm):170
Power output per channel (20-20KHz@8 Ohm):100
Pre-out channels:2 SW
Pre-out connectivity: Yes
Receiver Type:Surround

File formats

Audio formats supported:AAC, AIFF, ALAC, DSD, FLAC, MP3, WAV, WMA / AIFF, ALAC, FLAC, MP3, WAV

Inputs

AC (power) in: Yes
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Composite Video In:1
Digital audio coaxial in:1
Digital audio optical in:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
HDMI In:7
PC Audio in: Yes
USB ports quantity:1

Networking

Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVRCP
Bluetooth version:4.1
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes

Optical Drive

Optical drive included:N / No

Outputs

HDMI Out:2
Headphone connectivity:6.3 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Line-out:Y / Yes
Number of HDMI Outputs:2

Packaging Content

AM antenna:Y / Yes
FM antenna:Y / Yes
Manual: Yes
User guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Connectivity Technology:Wired & Wireless

Power

AC input frequency:50/60 / 60
AC input voltage:120 / 220-240
Power Consumption (Standby):0.1 / 0.15
Power consumption (typical):550 / 570 / 580

Radio

Internet Radio: Yes
Internet radio services supported:Spotify, TuneIn
Preset stations quantity:40
Supported radio bands:AM, FM

Storage

Card Reader: No

Technical Details

AirPlay:Y / Yes
Amplifier output power:170
Apple Docking:N
Apple docking compatibility: No
Audio amplifier:Y / Yes
Audio Decoders:Dolby Atmos, DTS Neo:X, DTS-HD Master Audio, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD / DTS Neo:X, DTS-HD Master Audio, Dolby Atmos, Dolby Digital Plus / DTS, DTS Neo:X, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD
Audio Lip synchronization:Y / Yes
Audio Return Channel (ARC):Y / Yes
Bi-amping:Y / Yes
Colour depth:36
Colour of product:Black / Silver
Deep colour support:Y / Yes
Detachable power cord: No
Digital sound processing:32
Equalizer:Y / Yes
Equalizer customizable:Y / Yes
Graphical user interface (GUI):Y / Yes
Handheld remote control:Y / Yes
Headphone Out:Y / Yes
Number of products included:1
Power:580
Power supply input frequency:60
Sleep timer:Y / Yes
Software upgradeable: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Volume Control:Rotary
x.v.Color support:Y / Yes

Video

3D:Y / Yes
Supported video modes:1080p
Video upscaling:Y / Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:37 / 370.5
Height :17.3 / 173
Weight:10
Width:43.5 / 435