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Pioneer VSX-921

Pioneer VSX-921
alaScore 86

185 reviews

Dec, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 185 reviews of Pioneer VSX-921. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, 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-921 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-921

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Pioneer VSX-921 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers on Amazon.co.uk.

75% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Pioneer VSX-921

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 31 user reviews of Pioneer VSX-921 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.

87% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Pioneer VSX921K 7.1-Channel 3D Ready AV Receiver - Black (Old Version)Pioneer VSX921K 7.1-Channel 3D Ready AV Receiver - Black (Old Version)

Dec, 2017

EISA Award - Best Product

Expert review by: EISA (eisa.eu)

European HT Receiver 2011-2012 - Pioneer VSX-921

 

In the modern home theatre environment, features and connectivity are as important as sound and picture performance. The Pioneer VSX-921 excels in all these areas. It combines four 3D-compliant HDMI inputs with DLNA streaming of HD audio files over a...

Jun, 2011

Consumer review by: Lee (reevoo.com)

Pioneer VSX921

 

AVNavigator for iPad sets the whole thing up perfectly

Doesn't cope we'll with output to DVI

Nov, 2012

Consumer review by: gary (reevoo.com)

Pioneer VSX921

 

Great sounding unit. Speaker set up function with microphone is AWESOME

Instruction manual is crap. Had to figure out set up to suit my PS3 . Couldn't find instruction for presetting radio channels. Luckily the unit makes sense so got that figured out

May, 2012

Consumer review by: Caroline (reevoo.com)

Pioneer VSX921

 

Once we sorted out how to use it we discovered how great it is

The manual got a bit confusing at times and it took us a while to sort out how to hook things up

Dec, 2011

Consumer review by: Chris H. (newegg.com)

Good When it works

 

They say 7.1, but its really 5.1+2.0 that allows you to run all 8 at the same time, but that puts less power to the 2 surround and 2 rear (or 2 height) speakers.

Nice features, has a handful of HDMI inputs and 2 optical inputs. DDPL, DDPL2 and DTS ready. "advanced surround" simulates surround from a stereo input, better than just splitting the channels.

First one never actually worked properly. Warranty work was completed by a local shop and then it worked great for a few years. Now though (5 years later, 6 moves) I can tell it is starting to go. Sometimes I'll get a max-volume white noise snarl that...

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: Nathan N. (newegg.com)

found a fatal flaw

 

I realize that this product is discontinued now but hopefully people considering purchase of a Pioneer receiver will read this and immediately try switching between HD and SD on their cable box so they can return their new receivers if the issue...

it mostly works.

I can't seem to edit my previous review so I'm posting a one-star review to balance it out. There's an issue with this receiver and my Verizon cable box (actually made by Motorola) where the receiver outputs a pink/purple tinted video signal when...

Jan, 2013

Consumer review by: Michael G. (newegg.com)

Nothing but trouble

 

I had to call Pioneer tech support 2 times to get what should be a simple set-up problem solved. After some walk-throughs in the many menus and settings, both times the techie said my receiver needed to be taken in for service so I did. On both...

Good specs for the price. Used it to update from an older Pioneer receiver that worked well to this one for HDMI capability.

Ridciulously complex manual that answers few questions when you hit a snag. Receiver does not send its HDMI signal through more than 25 feet of cable. I needed 50 feet but nowhehre in the specs is this mentioned. Might be important to many buyers. My...

Dec, 2012

Consumer review by: Yongji L. (newegg.com)

it is unacceptable

 

please keep your original package as long as you can. If you miss any part for the RMA. Don't waste your money to send it back to Newegg. Just contact manufactory directly. Newegg can not do anything if you miss an item, even you are willing to pay...

it is good when it works.

it stopped working after 4 days. The power was completely off.

Apr, 2012

Consumer review by: upsetboy (newegg.com)

it is unacceptable

 

please keep your original package as long as you can. If you miss any part for the RMA. Don't waste your money to send it back to Newegg. Just contact manufactory directly. Newegg can not do anything if you miss an item, even you are willing to pay...

it is good when it works

it stopped working after 4 days. The power was completely off

Apr, 2012

Consumer review by: mediatime (newegg.com)

VSX-921-K

 

Onkyo had been my favorite until the HDMI board fried. Come to think of it, with the comparable cost in mind, I prefer Onkyo over other brands.

it produces good sound quality when you have the supported media via HDMI

Optical ports are only for music and SAT-TV. I have a Western Digital media play that does not passthru true audio via HDMI. It's useless to me

Apr, 2012
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Product Specifications

Audio

Audio A/D Converter (ADC):24-bit/96kHz
Audio D/A Converter (DAC):24-bit/192kHz
Audio output channels:7.1
Impedance:16
Power output per channel (1KHz@6 Ohm):125
Power output per channel (1KHz@8 Ohm):110
Power output per channel (20-20KHz@8 Ohm):80
Receiver Type:Surround
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR):98

File formats

Audio formats supported:AAC, MP3, WMA
Video formats supported:MPEG4

Inputs

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:2
Composite Video In:1
Digital audio coaxial in:1
Digital audio optical in:2
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
HDMI In:4
Multichannel audio input type:Terminals
USB ports quantity:1

Networking

Bluetooth: Yes
Ethernet LAN: Yes
Wi-Fi: No

Optical Drive

Optical drive included: No

Outputs

Composite Video Out:1
HDMI Out:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:7
Multichannel audio output type:Terminals
Number of HDMI Outputs:1

Packaging Content

Manual: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Connectivity Technology:Wired

Power

AC input frequency:60
AC input voltage:120
Power Consumption (Standby):0.4
Power consumption (typical):500

Radio

AM band range:530 - 1700
FM band range:87.5 - 108
Preset stations quantity:30
Supported radio bands:AM, FM

Storage

Card Reader: No

Technical Details

AirPlay: Yes
Apple docking compatibility:iPad, iPhone, iPod
Audio Decoders:Dolby Digital EX, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pro Logic IIz, Dolby TrueHD, DTS Neo:6, DTS-HD
Colour of product:Black
Equalizer: Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
Sleep timer: Yes

Video

3D: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:36.2
Height :16.8
Weight:9.6
Width:43.5