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Pioneer VSX-516
4.8 out of 10

Pioneer VSX-516

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Overall 8
8.0

Buyer Beware

Earle Bubar, Amazon
10 July 2007
  • Summary: I recently purchase one of these and am mostly pleased with it however anyone thinking about buying this reciever should be informed that the sub woofer output is NOT amplified so you will need to BUY a powered sub woofer at hundred dollars plus to get this unit to perform correctly........
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Overall 8
8.0

Sweet Receiver...

Timothy B. Powers, Amazon
30 June 2007
  • Summary: I purchased one of these because I used to own a Pioneer model receiver and the bass production was fabulous....until I tried to hook it up to a blown car subwoofer which ruined the receiver. So I decided to go back to Pioneer once again and I am pleased.
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Overall 2
2.0

Need to be a rocket scientist to program this thing

Rolf Brauch, Amazon
19 March 2007
  • Summary: The programming mechanism is cumbersome and I have yet to master it - I've given up. My 40-year old Pioneer had nice simple knobs and switches on the front to control important issues like skeakers, bass, etc.
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Overall 10
10

LOADS OF WONDERFUL SOUND

J. A. Loveland "LAZYJL RANCH", Amazon
9 November 2006
  • Summary: I HOOKED THIS UP WITH A SET OF JENSEN SPEAKERS AND SUB WOOFER AND HAVE THE MOST AMAZING HOME SOUND SYSTEM...IT WAS EASY AND HAS MADE SUCH A DIFFERENCE IN OUR HEARING AND WATCHING TV AND THE STEREO.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great receiver

Clark W., Newegg
12 September 2006
  • Summary: For music, this Pioneer will do an "acceptable" job. But for movies, if you have a sub, this reciever is great. If you want to use it primarily for music, get a high current reciever, HK... and you won't be sorry.
  • Pros: Price -------------- I've looked everywhere and this seems to be the best reciever for under $xxx. There were Sonys that were cheaper, but I don't trust Sony recievers, unless they're ES line. But for their prices, Harman/Kardon would be a better choice. ======================= Sound ------------...
  • Cons: Complicated to use ------------- You HAVE to read the manual to use the features. I don't care if you're a sound guru, you will be lost if you don't read it. ============= Sound --------- The sound isn't really a weakness but my last reciever was a Harman/Kardon AVR20MKII and it sound phenomenal ...
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Overall 10
10

AN EXCELLENT RECEIVER FOR THE PRICE

Dennis T. Parkin Jr., Amazon
17 August 2006
  • Summary: This is a great entry level receiver. It is listed as a 6.1 channel. But it is also 7.1 capable. A good amount of power and features. Dolby Digital,Pro-logicII,DTS, and 5.1 inputs. Bottom line great unit for any beginner. The only flaw I see is the small crowded remote.
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Overall 6
6.0

Ok receiver

Harry Yu, Amazon
17 August 2006
  • Summary: Got this receiver today to replace my 11-year-old Denon AVR-2000G 5.1 Pro-Logic Receiver for all the new standards (Dolby Digital, DTS, Digital-EX, etc). My Denon has 80w (@16ohms, 1kHz, 0.05% THD) per-channel of fronts and center, and 25w for rears.
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Overall 10
10

Receiver review

L. Rencher, Amazon
17 August 2006
  • Summary: Works great for my 5.1 channel. As my first home theater investment in our new family, I'm very satisfied with the price and product. The various audio features are great. Especially like the Dialogue enhancement feature for movies that get a little quiet.
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Overall 10
10

Handles the Sound End

D. Varney, Amazon
17 August 2006
  • Summary: This entry level A/V receiver does a fine job of powering my home theater 7.1 speaker setup. It has ample power to make the Infinity Primus Theater Pack(5.0) plus Primus 360 fronts and Sony SA-W700 subwoofer sing. No apparent distortion at any sound level I can bear!
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Overall 10
10

Best $100 ever spent.

Howard Hong, Amazon
17 August 2006
  • Summary: This is a great little receiver. At the price I paid it's untouchable. I wasn't even planning on buying a receiver but for the price I paid plus a $20 gift card, I couldn't resist.
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