Top 10 Best Pioneer Home Receivers
for September 2021

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Pioneer VSX-534 Home Audio Smart AV Receiver 5.2-Ch HDR10, Dolby Vision, Atmos and Virtual Enabled with 4K and Bluetooth

Pioneer VSX-534 Home Audio Smart AV Receiver 5.2-Ch HDR10

Dolby Vision, Atmos and Virtual Enabled with 4K and Bluetooth

by Pioneer
What We like

DOLBY ATMOS. Dolby Atmos Height Virtualizer provides an immersive listening experience, creating a virtual surround and height effect without employing additional surround or height speakers. 5.1.2ch Dolby Atmos.

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Product Features

  • DTS:X PLAYBACK. Dolby Atmos and DTS:X is the next-generation audio codec from DTS that leverages object-based audio to enable new immersive and interactive audio experiences.
  • RANGE CONTROL. With this unique mid-range sound control feature, you can make independent volume adjustments to the range including dialogues in films, with the up/down key on the remote control.
  • PERSONAL PRESET. Press the personal preset button on the front panel for three seconds and your current settings such as volume level and listening mode. Up to three presets can be registered and called up from the front panel button or remote control.
  • BLUETOOTH COMPATIBLE. Seamlessly connect your phone, tablet or PC and stream to the receiver with Bluetooth Wireless Technology. This smart receiver remembers your device and starts playback whenever it detects an incoming Bluetooth audio stream.

Personal preset. press the personal preset button on the front panel for three seconds and your current settings such as volume level and listening mode. up to three presets can be registered and called up from the front panel button or remote control. Range control. with this unique mid-range sound control feature, you can make independent volume adjustments to the range including dialogues in films, with the up/down key on the remote control. Bluetooth compatible. seamlessly connect your phone, tablet or pc and stream to the receiver with bluetooth wireless technology. this smart receiver remembers your device and starts playback whenever it detects an incoming bluetooth audio stream. Dts:x playback. dolby atmos and dts:x is the next-generation audio codec from dts that leverages object-based audio to enable new immersive and interactive audio experiences.

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Pioneer SX-10AE Home Audio Stereo Receiver with Bluetooth Wireless Technology - Black

Pioneer SX-10AE Home Audio Stereo Receiver with Bluetooth Wireless Technology

Black

by ONKYO
What We like

FEATURES. 85 W per Channel (6 ohms), 45 W per Channel (8 ohms). Tone Controls: Bass (100 Hz)/Treble (10 kHz) +/- 10 dB. Frequency Response: Direct 10 hz-100 kHz, +1 dB/-3 dB

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Product Features

  • AM/FM TUNER. The automatic tuning feature lets you easily find stations in your area. Manual tuning is also available. You can save up to 40 stations on the receivers preset for quick access
  • AUTO STANDBY. The SX-10AE will automatically turn off after being left uncontrolled for a certain time set by the user
  • DIRECT ENERGY. The discrete amplifier inherits the Direct Energy Design for faithful reproduction of the audio content. A shorter transmission path, clean grounding and rigid structure with improved damping all help improve audio for quality sound
  • BLUETOOTH COMPATIBLE. Seamlessly connect your phone, tablet or PC with Bluetooth Wireless Technology. This smart receiver remembers your device and starts playback when it detects incoming Bluetooth audio. Ver. 4.2, Profile: A2DP/AVRCP, Codec: SBC/AAC

Auto standby. the sx-10ae will automatically turn off after being left uncontrolled for a certain time set by the user Am/fm tuner. the automatic tuning feature lets you easily find stations in your area. manual tuning is also available. you can save up to 40 stations on the receivers preset for quick access Bluetooth compatible. seamlessly connect your phone, tablet or pc with bluetooth wireless technology. this smart receiver remembers your device and starts playback when it detects incoming bluetooth audio. ver. 4.2, profile: a2dp/avrcp, codec: sbc/aac Direct energy. the discrete amplifier inherits the direct energy design for faithful reproduction of the audio content. a shorter transmission path, clean grounding and rigid structure with improved damping all help improve audio for quality sound

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Pioneer VSX-1020-K 7.1 Home Theater Receiver (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

Pioneer VSX-1020-K 7.1 Home Theater Receiver (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

by Pioneer
What We like

Front USB connectivity provide iPod, touch, and iPhone users ultimate plug-and-play integration of their Apple products with their home theater

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Product Features

  • The latest version of HDMI inputs and outputs provide more HD connectivity options with "future-proof" 3-D capability
  • 1080p video conversion and upscaling ensures the highest quality video from any source
  • Simple connectivity to high-performance HD video, HD audio, portable, internet, wireless, and analog components

The latest version of hdmi inputs and outputs provide more hd connectivity options with "future-proof" 3-d capability Simple connectivity to high-performance hd video, hd audio, portable, internet, wireless, and analog components 1080p video conversion and upscaling ensures the highest quality video from any source

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Pioneer SX-316S Stereo Audio Video Home Theater Receiver 5.1 channel

Pioneer SX-316S Stereo Audio Video Home Theater Receiver 5.1 channel

by Pioneer
What We like

Supports DTS 96/24, DTS decoder, Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II decoders

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Product Features

  • New Freescale 180MIPS processing DSP
  • 192KHz/24-bit DAC
  • Six-channel 130W output
  • Sound Retriever

192khz/24-bit dac Six-channel 130w output Sound retriever New freescale 180mips processing dsp

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Pioneer VSX-1019AH-K 7-Channel Home Theater Receiver (Black) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

Pioneer VSX-1019AH-K 7-Channel Home Theater Receiver (Black) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

by Pioneer
What We like

Features HDMI with 1080p video scaler

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Product Features

  • Analog-to-HDMI upconversion, HDMI repeater (4 in / 1 out)
  • Works with iPhone certified
  • Color - GUI
  • Works with iPhone certified
  • A/V receiver - 7-channel

Color - gui A/v receiver - 7-channel Color - gui Works with iphone certified Works with iphone certified Analog-to-hdmi upconversion, hdmi repeater (4 in / 1 out) A/v receiver - 7-channel Analog-to-hdmi upconversion, hdmi repeater (4 in / 1 out) Features hdmi with 1080p video scaler

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Pioneer VSX-521-K 5.1 Home Theater Receiver, Glossy Black (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

Pioneer VSX-521-K 5.1 Home Theater Receiver

Glossy Black (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

by Pioneer
What We like

Pioneer MCACC room calibration

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Product Features

  • Bluetooth-ready
  • HDMI 1.4a 3D-ready with Audio Return Channel
  • 110 watts x 5 direct energy amplification
  • Dolby True-HD and DTS-HD master audio decoders

Dolby true-hd and dts-hd master audio decoders 110 watts x 5 direct energy amplification Hdmi 1.4a 3d-ready with audio return channel Bluetooth-ready

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Pioneer VSX-516-K 7.1-Channel Home Theater Receiver, Black (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

Pioneer VSX-516-K 7.1-Channel Home Theater Receiver

Black (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

by Pioneer
What We like

3 digital audio inputs (2 coaxial, 1 optical); 2 component video inputs; 5.1-channel input

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Product Features

  • DTS-ES Discrete, DTS 96/24, DTS Neo:6, Dolby Digital EX, and Pro Logic IIx decoders
  • 7.1-channel A/V home theater receiver with 700 watts (100 watts x 7) total power
  • 9 advanced surround modes; Sound Retriever brings CD-quality audio to compressed files

Dts-es discrete, dts 96/24, dts neo:6, dolby digital ex, and pro logic iix decoders 9 advanced surround modes; sound retriever brings cd-quality audio to compressed files 7.1-channel a/v home theater receiver with 700 watts (100 watts x 7) total power

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Pioneer 5.1 Home Theater System HTP-074

Pioneer 5.1 Home Theater System HTP-074

by Pioneer
What We like

5 compact (150 W) speakers and a subwoofer (100 W)

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Product Features

  • 5.1 Channel AV Receiver with Bluetooth
  • HDR support
  • Ultra HD pass-through with HDCP 2.2 (4K/60p/4:4:4)
  • 100 W/ch (6 ohms, 1 kHz, THD 0.7 %, 1ch Driven) AV Receiver
  • Dolby TrueHD/Dolby digital plus/Dolby Pro Logic II

Built-in bluetooth wireless technology 5.1 channel av receiver with bluetooth 3d ready (blu-ray disc, broadcast, and games) Dolby truehd/dolby digital plus/dolby pro logic ii Ultra hd pass-through with hdcp 2.2 (4k/60p/4:4:4) 100 w/ch (6 ohms, 1 khz, thd 0.7 %, 1ch driven) av receiver Hdr support

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Pioneer VSX-834 7.2-Channel AV Receiver

Pioneer VSX-834 7.2-Channel AV Receiver

by Pioneer
What We like

Just press the personal preset button on the front panel for three seconds, and your current settings such as volume level and listening mode can be saved. Up to three presets can be registered and easily called up from the front panel button or the remote control.

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Product Features

  • The VSX-834 supports pass-through for HDR10, hlg (hybrid log-gamma), and Dolby vision signals. By connecting a compatible source device, you can enjoy these latest video standards on a compatible display. Whats more, All HDMI terminals support 4K (60p/4: 4: 4/24-bit), wide color gamut (BT. 2020), and HDCP 2. 2, so you will have no problem when upgrading to new devices, and can also enjoy premium content such as 4K videos with digital copy protection.
  • The VSX-834 is equipped with zone B Audio output terminals for expanding the main zone sound by connecting your wireless headphone Dock. You can listen to the sound playing in the living room via wireless headphones.
  • Stream songs from compatible devices with the built-in Bluetooth Wireless Technology (ver. 4. 2 + LE). The VSX-834 features A2DP/AVRCP profiles, with support for SBC/AAC codecs. By pressing the Bluetooth button on the front panel, you can directly start up the BT function, even when the unit is in standby.
  • Create the optimum acoustic environment with pioneers MCACC (multi-channel acoustic calibration system), developed with the expertise of professional recording studios. With the custom microphone, The system automatically compensates for differences in speaker size, level and distance, and equalizes response.

The vsx-834 is equipped with zone b audio output terminals for expanding the main zone sound by connecting your wireless headphone dock. you can listen to the sound playing in the living room via wireless headphones. The vsx-834 supports pass-through for hdr10, hlg (hybrid log-gamma), and dolby vision signals. by connecting a compatible source device, you can enjoy these latest video standards on a compatible display. whats more, all hdmi terminals support 4k (60p/4: 4: 4/24-bit), wide color gamut (bt. 2020), and hdcp 2. 2, so you will have no problem when upgrading to new devices, and can also enjoy premium content such as 4k videos with digital copy protection. Stream songs from compatible devices with the built-in bluetooth wireless technology (ver. 4. 2 + le). the vsx-834 features a2dp/avrcp profiles, with support for sbc/aac codecs. by pressing the bluetooth button on the front panel, you can directly start up the bt function, even when the unit is in standby. Create the optimum acoustic environment with Pioneers mcacc (multi-channel acoustic calibration system), developed with the expertise of professional recording studios. with the custom microphone, the system automatically compensates for differences in speaker size, level and distance, and equalizes response.

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Pioneer VSX-1015TXK 7.1 Channel Surround Sound THX Select AM/FM Audio-Video Receiver (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

Pioneer VSX-1015TXK 7.1 Channel Surround Sound THX Select AM/FM Audio-Video Receiver (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

by Pioneer
What We like

Audio (Tuner Included) / Video Input 8 Audio / 5 Video

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Product Features

  • Surround Power 110 W x 7 (20 HZ - 20,000HZ @ 8 ohm, 0.09% THD) / Stereo Power 110 W x 2 (20HZ - 20kHZ @ 8 ohm, 0.09% THD)
  • Pioneer Advanced Theater Modes Advanced Surround 8 Mode
  • Dolby Digital 5.1, THX-Select, Dolby Digital EX, DTS 5.1, DTS-ES Discrete 6.1, DTS-Neo6, Pro-Logic II DPLIIx,
  • Digital Decoding & Processing

Dolby digital 5.1, thx-select, dolby digital ex, dts 5.1, dts-es discrete 6.1, dts-neo6, pro-logic ii dpliix, Pioneer advanced theater modes advanced surround 8 mode Surround power 110 w x 7 (20 hz - 20,000hz @ 8 ohm, 0.09% thd) / stereo power 110 w x 2 (20hz - 20khz @ 8 ohm, 0.09% thd) Digital decoding & processing

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