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Pioneer VSX-524-K

Pioneer VSX-524-K
alaScore 88

430 reviews

Dec, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 430 reviews of Pioneer VSX-524-K. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and reliability. The design and price are also appreciated.

usability, price, design, reliability, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Receivers & Amplifiers the Pioneer VSX-524-K is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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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 Receivers & Amplifiers on Amazon.com. Views about the reliability and size are overall positive. The price and usability are also appreciated. There are some mixed opinions about the design.

usability, price, size, reliability

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

This summary is based on the products: Pioneer VSX-524-K Audio and Video Component ReceiversPioneer VSX-524-K Audio and Video Component Receivers

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: Joe D. (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 by: Keith J. (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 by: Greg S. (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 by: Adetola A. (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 by: Theron B. (newegg.com)

Piece of junk

 

No pros - it sucks

Unit works for a few hours - then stops completely.

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: Todd H. (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 by: Anonymous (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 by: Jerry L. (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 by: Jason M. (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 by: Owen T. (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