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Pioneer VSX-1021

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Pioneer VSX-1021-K

The Pioneer VSX-1021-K is a 7.1-Channel AV receiver that was launched in March 2011. It happens to be the first AV receiver that comes with built-in AirPlay. Featuring Pioneer’s redesigned front panel, this AV receiver features has several new features that will interest both music listeners and fans of home theater systems. It is compatible to be used with several Apple devices including iPads, iPhones and iPods using a USB/video cable. Several Apple devices can also be used to c…

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Pioneer VSX-1021-K

The Pioneer VSX-1021-K is a 7.1-Channel AV receiver that was launched in March 2011. It happens to be the first AV receiver that comes with built-in AirPlay. Featuring Pioneer’s redesigned front panel, this AV receiver features has several new features that will interest both music listeners and fans of home theater systems. It is compatible to be used with several Apple devices including iPads, iPhones and iPods using a USB/video cable. Several Apple devices can also be used to control this receiver. Pioneer offers a free app that is called the iControlAV2 to use on the compatible Apple devices. Pioneer also offers the Air Jam application and AVNavigator. It features the Sound Retriever AIR technology that enhances Bluetooth audio.

Features

The Pioneer VSX-1021-K 7.1-Channel AV receiver comes with a range of interesting features for consumers. This AV receiver features built-in AirPlay that allows consumers to stream music from iTunes to the device and then play it through their home theater system. Users can connect the receiver to their home network using its Ethernet feature or using Pioneer's optional wireless adapter (AS-WL300). It can then play iTunes music from a connected Apple device or a networked computer. The receiver can also be used to view several data related to the song on a connected display such as song title, artist and album art. Users can download Apple's free “Remote” application and then proceed to use their Apple device as a remote control for this device. The device can be plugged in using a USB/video cable and by a simple plug-and-play integration with the user’s home theater. Calls can be made and received the Apple device is connected to the receiver. There’s Pioneer’s iControlAV2 that is featured for this AV receiver. The free app helps to control and manage the volume and it allows input selection to advanced features such as EQ adjustments and Internet Radio control. There’s a rear panel Ethernet port, 2 USB memory input (Front 1, Rear 1 for Wireless LAN), 5 In (Front 1, Rear 4) / 1 out (Composite A/V Input / Output), 2 In (Component Video Input / Output) and 5 In (Rear 5, Assignable 1) / 1 Out (HDMI Input / Output). It has Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio Decoders. Other features include Multi-Channel Acoustic Calibration system (MCACC) and Pioneer's AV Navigator.

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