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Pioneer Elite VSX-53
5.4 out of 10

Pioneer Elite VSX-53

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Overall 10
10

Five Stars

suheil e. atallah, Amazon
30 November 2014
Overall 8
8.0

Fantastic unit as long as it doesn't break

Nicholas and Zarya Fogelson, Amazon
14 November 2014
  • Summary: My wife and I bought this unit to run our home theatre system 2 years ago and have been extremely happy with it, with one caveat. The VSX-53 is in the Elite line of Pioneer Amplifiers, which is their higher end line meant more for audiophiles and video enthusiasts.
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Overall 4
4.0

Sounds great, HDMI inputs unreliable.

JB, Amazon
13 September 2014
  • Summary: I've been a Pioneer fan for many years and have had a wide range of all their products. When I see the word "Elite" I expect a little more. After 2.5 years 3 of the HDMI inputs don't work.
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Overall 10
10

BEST ELITE SO FAR AND THIS IS MY FOURTH

Shackleton "Absouteshambles", Amazon
2 July 2014
  • Summary: Great Great replacement for my VSX52TX Im really happy with this unit. Bought an open box in mint condition and its great. Power sound connectivity looks air play iTunes ipad remote control not missing a thing.
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Overall 2
2.0

This receiver is awful

David A. Graham "Dudger", Amazon
20 March 2014
  • Summary: continuous quality issues since the day I bought to it, and now it finally crashed and burned because of an automatic 'fix' that Pioneer had it download from the web, and which completely screwed it up.
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Overall 2
2.0

Do yourself a favor and do not buy this receiver at any cost

Scott Goldstone, Amazon
5 December 2013
  • Summary: I owned this receiver for about 6-7 months and it has been incredibly frustrating, here’s my story: First off, I purchased it from Best Buy with an extended service plan so I have not run into any of the issues of non-warranty from Amazon.
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Overall 10
10

Awesome Receiver!!!

Pesqually, Amazon
27 November 2013
  • Summary: Amazing receiver!!! Does it all and more. I am running Klipsch KLF 30's for fronts, KLF 20's for rears, and a KLF C7 center with a M&K MX-350 Sub. The Vsx-53 handles this setup and then some. It also delivers awesome picture quality to my Panasonic Viera 3D Plasma tv.
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Overall 10
10

Great Home Receiver

David beal, Amazon
26 November 2013
  • Summary: Great sounding receiver that works great with an iPhone or iPad. The iPad app is perfect for controlling the unit and much easier to use than the remote.
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Overall 2
2.0

BEWARE!!! ELITE Products sold on AMAZON Void Warrantee

ILAZBoy, Amazon
11 June 2013
  • Summary: BEWARE! BEWARE! BEWARE! took this in for Warrantee repair and found out Pioneer does not honor their warrantee if ELITE sold online. See this BS fine print first. http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/PUSA/Where-To-Buy/Pioneer+Home+Audio+Video+Authorized+Internet+Dealers
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Overall 10
10

Complicated as a love affair, but worth it.

fudney, Ebay
9 May 2013
  • Summary: This is my first new receiver in many years and oh my how things have changed. My old receiver is a Carver 5.1. This receiver is somewhat complicated to get up and running and then to use regularly, but it gives you great sound for the effort.
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