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Pioneer VSX-517
4.9 out of 10

Pioneer VSX-517

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Overall 8
8.0

nice unit for the price

kylebechtold, Ebay
25 March 2010
  • Summary: Good receiver,has a lot of options and setups. Changing the level of the speakers is a pain in the ass after setting it.. You have to do it the fizz test way so if you are in the middle of something you have to stop and do the whole shabang.. the treble and bass options are not easily accessed..
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Overall 6
6.0

Not bad for a starter!

mds.salvage, Ebay
4 November 2009
  • Summary: Overall build quality was not too bad. Nice front plate, easy to hookup and assign digital and optical inputs. It could use some additional cooling vents. Pros: 110 wpc, easy to setup, produces very nice sound. LFE pre-out for the subwoofer. Cons: My unit overheated 3 times.
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Overall 10
10

Solid unit, excellent sound

e-gadget-guy, Ebay
22 October 2009
  • Summary: I recently purchased a slighly used one on eBay. It has excellent sound quality and a plethora of settings to choose from. Pros: digital Audio inputs. Multiple Presets SW out [sub woofer preamp] Cons: SW is on by default and as such, no bass is sent to the front speakers until you set it to off.
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 10
10
Features 8
8.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Audio & image quality 10
10

Receiver

Overstock
14 November 2008
  • Summary: I was kinda leanning on not buying it cause it was refurbish, but I thought I'll give it a try. So far so good. This is the first time I ever bought any electronic item throuh the net. It will not be the last. Thank You:}
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Overall 2
2.0

Defective right out of the box

Tom Rozek, Amazon
14 September 2008
  • Summary: It's pretty frustrating when you go through the complicated process of connecting up a home theater receiver and then find that it doesn't work. The right front channel was weak and distorted.
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Overall 10
10

Works great out of the box

Antonio del Drago, Amazon
20 June 2008
  • Summary: I purchased this receiver for my home theater system, and have not been disappointed. It took very little time to set up, and sounded great from the get-go. It has a "quick setup" menu which made it very easy to configure.
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Overall 10
10
Value for money 10
10
Features 10
10
Ease of use 8
8.0
Audio & image quality 10
10

great deal

Overstock
4 March 2008
  • Summary: We needed to replace our receiver but wanted to keep our speakers, this is exactly what we needed. It has plenty of connections, and we are very happy with the quality.
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Overall 6
6.0

Decent sound for the money....

R. Davis, Amazon
15 February 2008
  • Summary: But a little weak on bass. You'll need a sub woofer. Nice features
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Overall 10
10

Great Quality and Easy Set - Up

J. Baskett "Firedog", Amazon
20 January 2008
  • Summary: This is a great receiver and was very easy to set up. The quick set up walks you through the process asking you questions in order to get the best sound possible. Took less then 3 minutes. It also has everything I was looking for in a receiver.
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Overall 8
8.0

Very good entry level receiver

Bharat K. Medasani, Amazon
12 January 2008
  • Summary: I bought this from Bestbuy during thanksgiving sale for $109. For that price, this is the only receiver with 100watt/channel & 5.1 output . Note that the optical input connector on this receiver works perfectly with toslink cable. I paired this receiver with klipsch F-3 and 10" klipsch sub-woofer.
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