Summary: I wanted a new receiver to replace a 13 year old VSX - 43 , but still performing, Pioneer receiver, in one of my rooms upstairs. It turns out that my reading comprehension must be suffering as I get older, because I thought this one had similar THX functions as the one I was replacing ( actually, moving to another room). Turns out it doesn't.
Summary: I have had audio in my blood for 40 years. My musical tastes run the gamut and when I go to my listening room you will find an American made tube amp, a turntable and a high quality dvd/dac/sacd player where I listen to my crazy expensive british loudspeakers. Why do I mention this? because this little receiver does such an excellent job of running my 'family' system, I find the transition from one system to the other pretty seamless....and that says a lot.
Summary: all I gotta say is WoW I am so glad I purchased the Pioneer Elite SC-72 . this receiver has so much to it you can do about anything with it. I no longer have to use my amp Adcom 5503 it has more than enough power to push all my speakers. The only downfall was that I didn't get to use my amp.
Summary: Great sound! The receiver is ready for 4K. The on-screen set-up is easy to use and a big improvement over my 4-year old Pioneer. After hours of research and reading reviews, I'm really happy with this receiver. Six improvements which might bring this receiver to 5 stars: 1) Have the receiver turn on to the last input.
Summary: Pairing this with a Netgear Universal N300 and you're set. Pioneer was a little too proud of their WiFi adapter, so the Netgear does just the trick. This professional grade receiver was quick and easy to setup. I bought this to replace an older Pioneer (non-Elite) receiver and am really happy with it. Definitely recommended.
Summary: From the perspective of the sound and video delivered, this is an excellent receiver. The fact that it is Class-D allows it to run full blast without throwing off much heat (great when you stuff it in an entertainment center). Video performance is top notch, up-scaling is excellent with very few artifacts (I had to struggle to pick them out, then I wasn't sure if they were due to the source) Construction quality is top class.
Summary: I really like it. very nice looking and the sound is amazing with my Klipsch RF-82 II Speakers. Internet Radio works perfectly and my mp3 over USB sound very clear. I am very happy with my purchase.
Summary: I had a 3 year old mid priced pioneer vsx-1021k and decided to go for the elite. Figured what's the point of having a bunch of Polk's high end speakers without a high end reciever. This thing is a night and day difference from my other pioneer. Sounds are crisp yet warm and it has plenty of power. Tons of ways to set up and tweak to anyone's personal preferences.